Skip to comments.Black Leader in the House Sharply Criticizes Bill Clinton [Clyburn]
Posted on 04/25/2008 10:14:58 AM PDT by The_Republican
One of the nations most influential African-American political leaders sharply criticized former President Bill Clinton on Thursday afternoon for what he called his bizarre conduct during the Democratic primary campaign.
The black leader, Representative James E. Clyburn, an undeclared superdelegate from South Carolina and the third-ranking Democrat in the House, said black people are incensed over all of this, referring to statements Mr. Clinton has made in the course of the heated race between Senators Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama.
Black leaders widely criticized Mr. Clinton after he equated the eventual victory of Mr. Obama in the South Carolina primary in January to that of the Rev. Jesse Jackson in the 1988 primary, a parallel that many took as an effort to diminish Mr. Obamas success in the campaign.
In a radio interview in Philadelphia on Monday, Mr. Clinton defended his remarks and said the Obama campaign had played the race card on me by making an issue of them.
In an interview with The New York Times late Thursday, Mr. Clyburn said Mr. Clintons conduct in this campaign had caused what might be an irreparable breach between Mr. Clinton and an African-American constituency that once revered him.
When he was going through his impeachment problems, it was the black community that bellied up to the bar, Mr. Clyburn said. I think black folks feel strongly that this is a strange way for President Clinton to show his appreciation.
Mr. Clyburn added that there appeared to be an almost unanimous view among African-Americans that Mr. and Mrs. Clinton were committed to doing everything they possibly could to damage Mr. Obama to a point that he could never win in the general election.
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Clinton is part Cherokee? I hadn’t hear that. With the Arkansas connection, I just know one I’m going to find out I’m related to this putz. Oh, well, there’s a black sheep in every family....
LOL! He I believe made that claim.....and was mocked by everyone for claiming that.....
LOL! Hahahahahaahahaha! Too funny!
Then you're a complete doofus and haven't been paying attention.
It's not strange at all.
What you did for him ten years ago is irrelevant.
What've you done for him lately?
Keep sabotaging her run and help Obama...
Here's the clincher, as soon as possible when you think you are out of mic range, use the “N” word.. something like this maybe - “Can you believe this nigger, we let this prick run and now he thinks he's gonna take this away from us !!!”
Something like that should finish her chances.
Go Bubba, Go !!!!
Bill is the first “Black President” until a real brother shows up. Then it’s screw him and his honky ho!