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BET Founder Warns Dems: Lose Jim Clyburn, Lose Black Voters
Atlanta Post ^ | 11/11/10

Posted on 11/11/2010 4:28:13 AM PST by Libloather

BET Founder Warns Dems: Lose Jim Clyburn, Lose Black Voters
November 11, 2010 06:38 AM

(News One) — The founder of Black Entertainment Television is warning Democrats that pushing Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) out of leadership means losing black voters. Robert L. Johnson sent a letter to the House leadership and the Congressional Black Caucus underscoring why Clyburn should be whip over House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.). To be clear, Johnson has no vote, and this leadership position will be determined by private ballot in a closed Democratic caucus meeting. But the Johnson letter seems to be more of a public relations effort on Clyburn’s behalf.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bet; black; clyburn; dems
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Kinda sounds like a threat.
1 posted on 11/11/2010 4:28:20 AM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

What are they going to do? Vote Republican? LOLOL!


2 posted on 11/11/2010 4:30:29 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Libloather

The Democrats cannot afford to lose the black vote and they cannot afford to turn off the independents any more than they already have.

They’re hoist on their own petard.

I love it!


3 posted on 11/11/2010 4:30:52 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Libloather

Headline defines racism quite nicely.


4 posted on 11/11/2010 4:31:20 AM PST by albie
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To: Libloather

He’s saying blacks will vote Republican if the Democrats don’t comply with this requirement? Yeah, right. Sorry, fella, you can’t apply pressure when you’re a guaranteed vote, no matter what the Democrats do.


5 posted on 11/11/2010 4:31:57 AM PST by Tax-chick (Don't forget to show your work!)
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To: Libloather

When LBJ signed the Voters Rights Act of 1964 he told Sen. Richard Russell of Ga.. “That will keep the n——rs voting Democrat for the next two hundred years.” Both Russell and Johnson had been staunch segregationists before that. The Democrats just manipulate the blacks for votes. They have no other interest in them.


6 posted on 11/11/2010 4:33:37 AM PST by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government.)
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To: Libloather

....eventually the Dems are going to wake up to the fact that America is tired of kowtowing to blacks...the more the Dems do it, the more voters are disgusted by it.


7 posted on 11/11/2010 4:33:43 AM PST by STONEWALLS
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To: Tax-chick

He’s saying they will stay home. If they do that in 2012, the Dems can kiss Obama good-bye and write off dozens of House incumbents and Senators in purple states.

They need to gin up that black turnout to be competitive.


8 posted on 11/11/2010 4:34:15 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Libloather

the advent of the Hot Cocoa Party...


9 posted on 11/11/2010 4:35:09 AM PST by Hatteras
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To: Libloather
"Kinda sounds like a threat."

An empty threat and the dhimmis know it.

They'll throw Clyburn under the bus w/ absolute impunity and buy off the loudest of the mau-mauers w/ cushy positions.

Move along, nothing to see here.

10 posted on 11/11/2010 4:35:28 AM PST by Pietro
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To: Libloather

One can only wonder, when the last politician who marched or claims to have marched dies,who will get the votes?


11 posted on 11/11/2010 4:38:39 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: Libloather

What they only going to vote 105% Dem? His threat tells that they vote Plantation and nothing else.

Pray for America


12 posted on 11/11/2010 4:38:57 AM PST by bray (A November to Remember)
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To: Tax-chick

Or, they won’t vote at all. Not voting requires no effort. Voting requires an expenditure


13 posted on 11/11/2010 4:40:17 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: Libloather
Starting with Pelosi as Minority Leader, and now with the added attraction of a fight between Jim Clyburn and Steny Hoyer for the job as Whip, the next Congress could be a lot of fun to watch on the Democrat side!


14 posted on 11/11/2010 4:40:44 AM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: Libloather

I predict Palin and Steele will discover they have much in common and will create a dynamic coalition in the coming months. Speaking tours and fund-raisers. Building bridges and big bank accounts for 2012!


15 posted on 11/11/2010 4:44:43 AM PST by sodpoodle (Despair; man's surrender. Laughter; God 's redemption.)
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To: Libloather
Clyburn (clymer) is delusional. He walks through a mixed race crowd and he hears, if no one else does, a constant murmur of "n-word, n-word, n-word".

The BET Founder would also appear to be delusional when he demands the Democrats vote this clymer in as one of their leaders.

Certainly there are plenty of other people in the Democrat caucus who can do the job, which isn't nearly as big as it used to be, without all the DTs.

16 posted on 11/11/2010 4:45:56 AM PST by muawiyah (GIT OUT THE WAY ~ REPUBLICANS COMIN' THROUGH)
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To: goldstategop; bert

Now I get it. Brain hadn’t switched on yet!


17 posted on 11/11/2010 4:46:06 AM PST by Tax-chick (Don't forget to show your work!)
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To: Libloather

It’d be a threat if anyone believed Blacks would follow through and abandon Democrats at the rolls. They don’t have to vote Republican. They could just not vote to send a message.


18 posted on 11/11/2010 4:47:36 AM PST by Soul Seeker ( I was there when we had the numbers, but didn’t have the principles.---Jim that leans conservDeMin)
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To: Libloather

As a minority, This is why I am a REPUBLICAN.

The demoRATS are TWO-FACED Racists.

They want the BLACK vote but they don’t want them to get too uppity to thake a leadership position from a rich, white guy.

And with all due respect, many Americans of African descent cannot see that they are being used.

Republicans voted in the Voting Rights Act, not DemoRATS


19 posted on 11/11/2010 4:47:36 AM PST by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: Libloather

Normally this threat would be credible in a Congress where Dems have such small numbers (and, correspondingly, black lawmakers have more power) but with Obama at the top of the ticket, the threat is meaningless. Blacks will turn out to vote for Obama even if the Dems propped up Kleagle Byrd and made him minority whip.


20 posted on 11/11/2010 4:47:45 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard
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To: Libloather

Put the guy who is worried about Guam in charge !!!


21 posted on 11/11/2010 4:47:45 AM PST by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: Libloather

This is very much an “inside the Beltway” issue.

Dang few black (or white) Americans know or care about it. And even fewer will remember the issue in two years.


22 posted on 11/11/2010 4:48:52 AM PST by Sherman Logan (You shall know the truth, and it shall piss you off)
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To: Libloather

The dims should make him the minority leader (pun intended). This is the same guy who insisted the Republicans filibustered the 1964 Civil Rights legislation.


23 posted on 11/11/2010 4:48:52 AM PST by sako shooter (cib&eib)
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To: Libloather

Sorta like Brad Pitt giving advice on Afghanistan


24 posted on 11/11/2010 4:51:02 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Hatteras

Bill Clinton will be the first marshmallow.


25 posted on 11/11/2010 4:52:22 AM PST by InvisibleChurch (Stimulus ~ Response / "...and that's why the color yellow makes me sad, I think.")
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To: Libloather

I hate to say this, but the majority of Blacks in this country are too comfortable receiving the few crumbs that they do from their white Liberal masters.

The Black Community at-large have given up on themselves.

Giving up your self-respect for Government handouts!?!? Just wow...


26 posted on 11/11/2010 4:56:00 AM PST by Artcore
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To: Libloather

Looks like a proponent of a “Chocolate House” is being told his candidate is being forced to the back of the bus.


27 posted on 11/11/2010 4:57:12 AM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is the 4th of July, democrats believe every day is April 15.)
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To: Libloather

The ‘rats own the black vote and they know it - in the long run, Clyburn or Hoyer won’t make a damn bit of difference.


28 posted on 11/11/2010 4:59:37 AM PST by Chi-townChief
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To: Libloather

And I have to suffer through a POS Sociology Diversity Class, pi$$ing and moaning about about how Blacks are the victim, and the “White Man” keeps them down!

Sorry, but Blacks (at-Large) keep themselves down!

The same White Liberals who write these Bull Sh*t texts, are the same ones who want guys like Clyburn to know they’re place!

Good Grief...will the Black Community ever show some self respect and wake up?


29 posted on 11/11/2010 5:00:35 AM PST by Artcore
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To: Pietro

30 posted on 11/11/2010 5:00:47 AM PST by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: Hatteras

that’s quite clever, thanks for the morning laugh!


31 posted on 11/11/2010 5:04:20 AM PST by j.argese (Boycott Nevada.)
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To: goldstategop
African-American voters are the largest chunk of the Democrat vote.

Within the party, as part of the primaries and caucuses, depending on state, they are 30% to 50% of the party's voting strength.

That means they PICK a number of the state committee chairmen and can have even more influence on how party campaign funds are distributed.

32 posted on 11/11/2010 5:06:12 AM PST by muawiyah (GIT OUT THE WAY ~ REPUBLICANS COMIN' THROUGH)
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To: Libloather

BE = black entertainment = oxymoron


33 posted on 11/11/2010 5:07:01 AM PST by Logic n' Reason (You can roll a turd in powered sugar; that don't make it a jelly donut)
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To: wetgundog
Rats believe that color of skin is more important than content of character.
34 posted on 11/11/2010 5:10:20 AM PST by JPG (The GOP leadership is on probation. No second chances. Don't blow it.)
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To: Libloather

Is this the same clown who thought Guam was going to flip over because we were basing so many forces there?


35 posted on 11/11/2010 5:24:22 AM PST by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: goldstategop
"The Democrats cannot afford to lose the black vote and they cannot afford to turn off the independents any more than they already have.

They’re hoist on their own petard.

I love it!"

I don't think it will ever happen though. Democrats will never lose the black vote and they know it.

This clown is either prentending that he could deliver on that promise, or he sincerely believes he could deliver.

If he's pretending, he's a fool. If he's sincere, he went straight past fool and moved into stone cold idiot territory.

It's nice to see the in fighting though.

36 posted on 11/11/2010 5:25:43 AM PST by libs_kma (THEY TALK ABOUT HIM LIKE A DOG BECAUSE HE TREATS THIS COUNTRY LIKE A FIRE HYDRANT)
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To: who knows what evil?
What are they going to do? Vote Republican? LOLOL!

They can stop showing up to vote (however many times they usually vote), and they can stop pushing their neighbors to show up and vote.

37 posted on 11/11/2010 5:27:21 AM PST by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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To: Libloather

Do I recall that this man went after Obamao as a drug dealer, etc. Lots of ugly talk as he was a supporter of Hitlery.


38 posted on 11/11/2010 5:41:18 AM PST by Carley (WE SAW NOVEMBER FROM OUR HOUSE)
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To: Libloather

Not quite a syllogism but here goes: Obama is a mulatto; mulatto’s are part black; blacks are liberals; liberals are communists; communists are murderers; I guess that covers it!


39 posted on 11/11/2010 5:44:10 AM PST by Doc Savage (Stay Thirsty My Friend!!)
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To: goldstategop
The Democrats cannot afford to lose the black vote and they cannot afford to turn off the independents any more than they already have. They’re hoist on their own petard.

Well as dismal as the 2008 election was I got some satisfaction out of the Clintons being beaten by the race card and Hillary being given the GOP treatment by the MSM --Race trumps gender when 2 Marxists are competing

She had to run to the FOX network , the same network they vilified when Bubba was preez , in order to be heard
40 posted on 11/11/2010 5:50:39 AM PST by uncbob
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To: puppypusher

Nope, that clowns name was Hank Johnson and he won relection handily (Georgia)


41 posted on 11/11/2010 5:54:47 AM PST by DAC21
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To: Libloather

Yeah blacks are complete knee jerk democrats but they are still in the minority

There are enough knee jerk white liberals around who will never change either


42 posted on 11/11/2010 5:54:57 AM PST by uncbob
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To: Libloather
Naw...this can't be right. Demanding that a black person retain their position otherwise black people won't vote the party line...why, wouldn't that be racist?
43 posted on 11/11/2010 5:57:53 AM PST by econjack (Some people are as dumb as soup.)
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To: Libloather
I swear, if I win a big lottery, I'm starting the WET channel just to hear these left-wing black racist, afrocentric bastards whine and bitch. :)
44 posted on 11/11/2010 6:00:38 AM PST by DocH (Official Right-Wing Extremist Veteran Seal Of Approval)
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To: goldstategop
I think Obama's toast for 2012 anyway. I saw a great bumper sticker yesterday:

2012: The End of an Error

Anyone who writes their own autobiography before age 40, but who has never accomplished anything, is narcistically deluded to the point they have no touch with reality. This time, I think there are enough people who see through the smoke and mirrors to throw this empty hat out the window.

45 posted on 11/11/2010 6:02:32 AM PST by econjack (Some people are as dumb as soup.)
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To: who knows what evil?

That is right. What they will do is not vote.


46 posted on 11/11/2010 6:02:54 AM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Mind-numbed Robot
When LBJ signed the Voters Rights Act of 1964 he told Sen. Richard Russell of Ga.. “That will keep the NIGGERS voting Democrat for the next two hundred years.” Both Russell and Johnson had been staunch segregationists before that. The Democrats just manipulate the blacks for votes. They have no other interest in them.

The word he said was niggers, if you're going to quote a President of the United States, have the courtesy to quote him correctly and completely.

47 posted on 11/11/2010 6:04:03 AM PST by USS Alaska
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To: who knows what evil?
What are they going to do? Vote Republican?

If 30-40% of blacks voted Republican in the next election, you would see the biggest change in the way politics is run in this country and those that would benefit the most would be INDIVIDUAL BLACK PEOPLE, not blacks the group.

When individual black people realize that each person is responsible for their own actions, wealth, health, happiness and most important their Soul, we will see a massive change.

Until then, not so much.

48 posted on 11/11/2010 6:13:48 AM PST by USS Alaska
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To: Doc Savage

Textbook example of the “undistributed middle” fallacy.


49 posted on 11/11/2010 6:30:13 AM PST by HIDEK6
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To: Doc Savage

Textbook example of the “undistributed middle” fallacy.


50 posted on 11/11/2010 6:30:26 AM PST by HIDEK6
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