Skip to comments.BET Founder Warns Dems: Lose Jim Clyburn, Lose Black Voters
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 Clyburns behalf.
What are they going to do? Vote Republican? LOLOL!
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!
Headline defines racism quite nicely.
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.
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.
....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.
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.
the advent of the Hot Cocoa Party...
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.
One can only wonder, when the last politician who marched or claims to have marched dies,who will get the votes?
What they only going to vote 105% Dem? His threat tells that they vote Plantation and nothing else.
Pray for America
Or, they won’t vote at all. Not voting requires no effort. Voting requires an expenditure
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!
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.
Now I get it. Brain hadn’t switched on yet!
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.
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
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.
Put the guy who is worried about Guam in charge !!!
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.
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.
Sorta like Brad Pitt giving advice on Afghanistan
Bill Clinton will be the first marshmallow.
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...
Looks like a proponent of a “Chocolate House” is being told his candidate is being forced to the back of the bus.
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.
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?
that’s quite clever, thanks for the morning laugh!
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.
BE = black entertainment = oxymoron
Is this the same clown who thought Guam was going to flip over because we were basing so many forces there?
Theyre 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.
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.
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.
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!
Nope, that clowns name was Hank Johnson and he won relection handily (Georgia)
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
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.
That is right. What they will do is not vote.
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.
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.
Textbook example of the “undistributed middle” fallacy.
Textbook example of the “undistributed middle” fallacy.