Skip to comments.Jim Clyburn: Newt Gingrich ‘denigrates’ the poor (Tattered & torn, the race card is played)
Posted on 01/17/2012 11:11:36 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) on Tuesday went after Newt Gingrichs labeling of the Barack Obama as the food stamp president, charging the former speaker denigrates Americans trying to make ends meet during difficult economic times.
To say those kinds of things about the President of the United States, I think, not only tries to lower the office itself, but also denigrates those people who find themselves in need of food stamps, the South Carolina Democrat said on Fox News, the morning after a GOP debate was held in his home state.
Pressed on why the label was denigrating if Gingrich was simply trying to point out how much the program for low-income families has grown under Obamas watch, Clyburn pushed back, saying the state of the country that the president inherited from George W. Bush cannot be ignored.
This man inherited an economy that was going into the ditch. You know that, everybody knows that. And what he had to do was stabilize a very sick economy before he could initiative any kind of recovery, he said.....
(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...
Work, toil, industry denigrate nobody. It is sloth that is a deadly sin, congressman. Industry is a cardinal virtue.
Is he a racist for using the word “denigrate?” I’M JUST SAYING.
Oh, and I find this ironic after Gingrich and Clyburn shared a stage in South Carolina just last week. Here you go, Newt, here’s the thanks you get from the racist left.
The left is holding the race cards but Newt has the trump cards.
Hmmmm. Where was Clyburn during President Bush's 8 years of being harangued by the media and liberal members of congress in much worse ways than this???
If they didn't need food stamps they wouldn't have to vote for Rep. Clyburn and other Demonrats who promise handouts for votes. That's why Clyburn and other lib politicos perpetuate that need.
“...saying the state of the country that the president inherited from George W. Bush cannot be ignored.”
“..saying the state of the country that the president inherited from a Barney Frank led democrat Congress cannot be ignored.”
Once again they say, “It’s Bush’s fault.” Anyone else tired of this same old refrain?
“...Clyburn pushed back, saying the state of the country that the president inherited from George W. Bush cannot be ignored.”
I wonder if it ever crossed his mind that DEMOCRATS controlled Congress then and Obama was part of Congress, which means Obama helped to create the problem.....
Rep Clyburn thinks Gingrich is niggardly for wanting to get people off food stamp dependence.
I just saw Megyn Kelly call upon a woman in a group of people to explain why she thinks Newt won’t get a bump from the debate last night. The woman said “He is the absolute worst person to represent us. He is an old, fat, white guy!” Fox news is race baiting even today. They have been so disgraceful and disappointing. What must they think of their viewers to put forth such garbage?
The left is being called out for their failures and all they can do is play the race card and blame Bush. They are toast in 2012.
Clyburn pushed back, saying the state of the country that the president inherited from George W. Bush cannot be ignored.
I missed the part where Bush gave Obama 4.3 trillion of debt?.
ahhhhhhhhhhhhh the race card, when you have nothing left and have lost the argument, they use the race card..how fitting..Dems want to see people continuing to be poor because if they give them welfare and food stamps, they will continue to vote Democrat..take away those freebies and allow those people to work their way up and become a success, they will realize the Rat party has been using them and they will see the light
I would love to see someone beat Rep. Clyburn so we didn’t have to see him all the time...But his district is drawn to be as safe Democrat as it gets. He will have this seat until he dies....then another Race-Baiting Dem will pick up where he left off.....
Yes, this won't work against Gingrich. He's not going to be kowtowed.
So Rep. Clyburn, attempting to make people work for what they have instead of waiting for handouts is a bad thing, ask yourself what the black communities should worry about what really denigrates them.
Drop-outs, teenage pregnancy, leftist owned WELFARE, drugs, black on black murders, gangs, lack of guidance by a loving father. All black leaders are responsible for denigrating their people. To let them be used by leftist hatemongers is beyond the pale. The left must truly dislike blacks to leave them still in poverty after years of promise of hope and change.
Shame on you Clyburn. The people need a leader not a taker!