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  • Clyburn: Trump’s Law and Order Claim Was a ‘Dog Whistle’ to White Supremacists

    07/13/2016 2:52:43 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 45 replies
    brietbart ^ | 13 Jul 2016 | Pam Key
    Wednesday on MSNBC, Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC) said presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s claim of being “the law and order candidate” was a “dog whistle” to white supremacists. Clyburn said, “Mr. Trump needs to get serious about this issue and stop making light of it. No system is rigged against him because of his skin color. That’s what race is all about. We must be serious about that, have a conversation with each other about that and see what we can do to solve this problem. And not hide behind what may or may not have happened to you...
  • Clyburn: Charleston Shooting A Result Of America's "Right-Wing Drift"

    06/21/2015 9:41:48 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 65 replies ^ | June 21, 2015 | Pam Key
    Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) discussed the fatal shooting of nine parishioners inside Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC and blamed the shooting on a “right-wing drift in the country” that has “gone too far.”
  • Clyburn challenger: Gay couples are 'gremlins' (Anthony Culler)

    10/21/2014 10:38:15 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 20, 2014 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Rep. James Clyburn's (D-S.C.) Republican challenger referred to same-sex couples as "gremlins" and "bullies" in a Facebook post urging supporters to oppose gay marriage at the polls this fall. Anthony Culler, the GOP nominee for Clyburn's seat, wrote a Facebook post on Oct. 14 decrying same-sex marriage as "a pestilence that has descended on our society, against our will, by those in the courts and government that do not value the traditional family."
  • Rep. Clyburn: Benghazi Committee ‘Same Kind of Thing’ That Led to End of Reconstruction

    05/22/2014 9:44:33 AM PDT · by Nachum · 57 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 5/22/14 | Evan McMurry |
    Representative James Clyburn (D-SC) told NewsOne Now host Roland Martin Wednesday evening that the recently-announced Benghazi select committee, which just gained five Democratic members, was redolent of the efforts to intimidate black politicians during the Reconstruction. “I seem to remember our history,” Clyburn said. “After reconstruction, when people of color gained political presence throughout the south, they drummed up all kinds of things, indictments and accusations, they drove these people out of the south. Some went to Chicago, some came here to Washington D.C. And I see the same kind of efforts to discredit this president and this administration.” RELATED:...
  • Clyburn (RAT-SC): Most Dem defectors wanted to 'insulate themselves against sound bites'

    11/17/2013 3:48:16 PM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/17/13 | Cameron Joseph
    Assistant Democratic Leader James Clyburn (D-S.C.) on Sunday said most House Democrats who broke with their party and voted for a GOP-backed health insurance bill did so to "insulate themselves against sound bites." Almost 40 House Democrats voted on Friday for a Republican-led bill to to allow everyone to keep their health insurance, regardless of that plan's quality, splitting with President Obama and their party leadership. Most hail from competitive House districts, and Clyburn says that's the reason they backed the bill. "What you saw with those 39 people, maybe nine people had real serious concerns. The fact of the...
  • Rep. Clyburn Likens American Media To Nazi Propagandists

    08/22/2013 2:21:01 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 22, 2013 | Blake Neff
    Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.), the third-ranking House Democrat, on Wednesday accused the U.S. media of spreading "manufactured controversies" that pose dangers similar to the propaganda spread by the Nazis during the Holocaust.
  • Rep. Clyburn likens American media to Nazi propagandists

    08/21/2013 11:53:51 AM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/21/13 | Blake Neff
    Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.), the third-ranking House Democrat, on Wednesday accused the U.S. media of spreading "manufactured controversies" that pose dangers similar to the propaganda spread by the Nazis during the Holocaust. Speaking to Sirius XM, Clyburn accused the modern Internet-based media of misrepresenting the statements of people in order to hurt their reputations. "You have people´s words and phrases being misrepresented and looped through the news media and thrown out there on the Internet, and people run with it because these things start getting reported in the mainstream media, and before you know it, people believe that stuff," Clyburn
  • Info on Mignon Clyburn

    11/03/2012 4:11:21 PM PDT · by cquiggy · 11 replies
    11/03/2012 | Myself
    I hope I have posted in the right category. I am just curious about Mignon Clyburn FCC Commissioner (D) Does anyone know if she is related to (D) James Clyburn U.S. Rep South Carolina 6th Dist. I just watched a few minutes of C-Span's series titled The Communicators and she is not a very good one watching for just a few minutes It was very easy to see she is completely unqualified for any position which has oversight over technology. Thoughts and info please?
  • Clyburn seeks 'national policy' legalizing same-sex marriage

    05/16/2012 9:26:17 AM PDT · by txrangerette · 33 replies ^ | Tom Curry
    Rep. James Clyburn, the House Democrat's third-ranking leader, said on MSNBC's Daily Rundown Monday that the question of legal recognition of marriage between same-sex couples should not be left to state laws, but instead ought to be decided at the national level, a position that puts him at odds with President Barack Obama.Clyburn told NBC's Chuck Todd, "If we consider this to be a civil right, and I do, I don't think civil rights ought to be left up to a state-by-state approach. I think we should have a national policy on this."
  • Democrats boycott Coke, Walmart over voter ID laws

    04/04/2012 9:46:31 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 36 replies ^ | April 4, 2012 | Paul Bedard
    Democratic officials Wednesday launched a two-pronged attack on states with new laws requiring identification before voting, the highlight being a call to boycott Coke, Walmart and others that back a leading organization pushing for voter ID laws. “We are organizing. We are not agonizing,” said Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., who is leading a parallel Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s effort to get government identification into the hands of the estimated 2-3 million Democrats who don’t have one. “We have staffed up,” he said. Officials from another party-backed group, Color of Change, kicked off a boycott of Coke and other financial backers...
  • Rep. James Clyburn: Obama should campaign against the Supremes if they strike Obamacare

    04/02/2012 8:33:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/02/2012 | Tina Korbe
    Last week, liberals were blindsided by the Supreme Court's thoughtful and serious consideration of the constitutional objections to Obamacare --- and conservatives were taught to hope as they've never hoped before that the Supremes might toss the entirety of the monstrosity.Immediately, though, conservative Eeyores warned that the elimination of Obamacare might work to Barack Obama’s advantage in the general election because he would no longer have to defend the overwhelmingly unpopular law. While I never skewed to that view, I offer to conservative pessimists this hopeful thought: Maybe Barack Obama would be just stupid enough to take the advice of...
  • Jim Clyburn: Newt Gingrich ‘denigrates’ the poor (Tattered & torn, the race card is played)

    01/17/2012 11:11:36 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Politico ^ | January 17, 2012 | M.J. Lee
    Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) on Tuesday went after Newt Gingrich’s 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...
  • Republicans block (out of order) Dem leader Clyburn from speaking on House floor

    01/06/2012 7:56:00 AM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/06/12 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Republicans block Dem leader Clyburn from speaking on House floorBy Pete Kasperowicz - 01/06/12 10:13 AM ET House Republicans on Friday morning blocked Assistant Democratic Leader James Clyburn (D-SC) from speaking on the House floor during a brief pro forma session. After the daily prayer and pledge of allegiance, Clyburn rose to spoke, but presiding officer Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.) said Clyburn was "out of order," and that no business was to be conducted during these pro forma sessions. Denham then gaveled the session closed. Republicans in late December prevented House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) from speaking on the...
  • Wall Street Is Biggest Donor to Deficit Panel Members

    08/17/2011 7:27:26 PM PDT · by Fred · 10 replies
    Who's been cozying up to the members of the new Congressional super committee? With the committee set to decide on a whopping $1.5 trillion in federal deficit reduction this fall, lobbyists and corporations are trying to figure out which industries are best connected to the 12 members of the new panel. You can bet that those connections will be pressed to the limit in coming months as companies and sectors scramble to ensure that federal spending they like and tax breaks they depend on aren't slated for elimination. As it looks at the new committee members, Wall Street may like...
  • Rep. James Clyburn (D}: "I Will Use Seat on (debt) Super Committee to Close Wealth Gap"

    08/15/2011 7:56:09 AM PDT · by pabianice · 40 replies
    Fox News Channel | 8/15/11
    Further: 'I will work hard to protect entitlements... the only problem with the Reid Senate is that we didn't keep a fillibuster-proof majority... " Yeah. The Super Committee is gonna work. /S
  • Several Democrats wasting no time abusing their super committee appointments

    08/11/2011 8:47:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/11/11 | Amanda Carey
    Some Democratic members of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, tasked with identifying $1.5 trillion in spending cuts, have become the subject of criticism, but their appointments were only finalized Thursday. Sen. Patty Murray of Washington, and Reps. James Clyburn of South Carolina and Xavier Becerra of California are already being targeted for circumstances that could compromise their abilities to negotiate. Becerra, for example, wasted no time before using his appointment as a fundraising tool for his own campaign.
  • FACTBOX-Top campaign donors to U.S. super committee members

    08/11/2011 10:52:27 PM PDT · by Fred · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | 081111 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON, Aug 11 (Reuters) - Here is a look at some of the top donors to election campaigns for the 12 members of the U.S. Congress named to a deficit-fighting "super committee." Known as the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, the panel is expected to be the most heavily lobbied body in Washington ahead of its Nov. 23 deadline for making recommendations on $1.5 trillion in additional budget savings. Unless specified, donations below combine members' campaign committees and leadership PACs (political action committees). Data is from SENATE DEMOCRATS Patty Murray of Washington state * Software giant Microsoft Corp...
  • Special interests gave millions to budget panel

    08/11/2011 2:29:18 PM PDT · by SmithL · 9 replies
    AP via SFGate ^ | 8/11/11 | JACK GILLUM, Associated Press
    The 12 lawmakers appointed to a new congressional supercommittee charged with tackling the nation's fiscal problems have received millions in contributions from special interests with a direct stake in potential cuts to federal programs, an Associated Press review of federal campaign data has found. The newly appointed members — six Democrats and six Republicans — have received more than $3 million total during the past five years in donations from political committees with ties to defense contractors, health care providers and labor unions. That money went to their re-election campaigns, according to AP's review. Supporters say the lawmakers were picked...
  • All 6 Democrats on Deficit-Reduction Panel Earned 'F's From Taxpayers’ Union

    08/11/2011 1:58:19 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 25 replies
    All 6 Democrats on Deficit-Reduction Panel Earned 'F's From Taxpayers’ Union Thursday, August 11, 2011 By Terence P. Jeffrey ( - All six Democrats that have been assigned to the special joint congressional committee that will recommend means for cutting the nation’s anticipated spending by $1.5 trillion over the next ten years compiled voting records last year that earned them grades of “F” from the National Taxpayers Union (NTU). House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) announced today that she has assigned Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn (S.C.), Democratic Caucus Vice Chairman Xavier Becerra (Calif.) and Budget Committee Ranking Member...
  • A River of Race Runs Through It

    06/07/2011 9:01:50 AM PDT · by Signalman · 12 replies
    CFP ^ | 6/7/2011 | Daniel Greenfield
    Last week, Congressman Clyburn reached into his deck, discarded the queens, aces and jokers, and played the ‘Race Card’. “The fact of the matter is, the president’s problems are in large measure because of the color of his skin,” quoth Clyburn. Not the economy, an unwanted war or a politician who acts like a social butterfly while his constituents shovel spam from jars and dine on government cheese. It’s the color of his skin. But does anyone seriously think that if Obama had brained himself with a golf club early in his term, that Biden wouldn’t be equally besieged by...
  • Top Black Democrat Declares Opposition to Obama Based on Race (Clyburn)

    05/26/2011 3:09:38 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | May 26, 2011 | Jeff Dunetz
        On Wednesday, the Commerce Department announced that durable goods orders dropped 3.6 percent, worse than economists’ expectations for a 2.2 percent fall. They also announced that driven by the lack of buyers, the price of new homes continued to deflate. Thursday, it was announced that weekly first-time unemployment claims rose to 424,000 (in February that number was 375,000 — lower, but still very high).If you believe Congressman James Clyburn (D-SC), corporations stopped buying durable goods, home buyers put their plans on hold, and people quit their jobs on purpose — all to make the president look bad. Why would...
  • Clyburn says Obama's issues all come back to black vs. white (projectile vomit alert)

    05/26/2011 12:16:36 PM PDT · by Carpe Cerevisi · 33 replies
    The Post and Courier ^ | May 26, 2011 | James Rosen
    WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn, the highest-ranking African-American in Congress, on Wednesday blamed most of President Barack Obama's political problems on racism. Clyburn, the assistant Democratic leader of the U.S. House and a close ally of the president, offered his views in response to a question about Obama's re-election prospects next year. "I think they're improving every day," the South Carolina representative said. "I think the president has been a good president, a great commander-in-chief." Clyburn, who met his wife at a 1960 court hearing after a night in jail for taking part in a civil rights protest in...
  • Issa: White House Helped Draw Up Net Neutrality Rules

    03/13/2011 5:18:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    expose obama ^ | 3/13/11 | Brooks Boliek, Politico
    FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski is denying a charge that White House officials improperly influenced the commission’s net neutrality rules. In a November 2009 letter to Genachowski, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said media reports suggest “that Obama administration officials had knowledge of and potentially contributed to [the] crafting of” the controversial net neutrality rules. Specifically, Issa noted that a 2009 American Spectator article said a draft of the net neutrality rules had been circulated to Obama administration officials — and that Genachowski and President Barack Obama made suspiciously similar remarks about the rules on Sept. 21, 2009. Issa — then the...
  • Clyburn: Palin Intellectually Unable To 'Understand What's Going On' (AUDIO)

    01/12/2011 3:20:11 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 59 replies
    TPM ^ | 1/12/2011 | TPM
    In her response to the tragic shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) and 19 others in Arizona, Sarah Palin criticized journalists for manufacturing a "blood libel" against her. On a radio program this morning, Assistant Democratic Leader James Clyburn (D-SC) said that the former Alaska Governor "just can't seem to get it." "You know, Sarah Palin just can't seem to get it, on any front. I think she's an attractive person, she is articulate," Clyburn said on the Bill Press radio show, according to The Hill. "But I think intellectually, she seems not to be able to understand what's going...
  • Clyburn: Palin intellectually unable 'to understand what's going on here'

    01/12/2011 8:21:06 AM PST · by Qbert · 139 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/12/2010 | Michael O'Brien
    A House Democratic leader on Wednesday lashed out at Sarah Palin, accusing the former Alaska governor of being intellectually incapable of understanding why she's faced criticism related to the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.). Assistant Democratic Leader James Clyburn (S.C.) said that Palin had missed the point by releasing a statement Wednesday morning blasting the media for "blood libel" for looking to assign blame in part to her rhetoric after the attempted assassination of Giffords last weekend. "You know, Sarah Palin just can't seem to get it, on any front. I think she's an attractive person, she is articulate,"...
  • Incitement to Tyranny

    01/12/2011 2:17:37 AM PST · by Scanian · 8 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | January 12, 2011 | Kyle-Anne Shiver
    The left-wing radicals are at it again, folks. They're revving up their engines on the revolutionary wings of national mourning -- and sparking the now very familiar incitement-to-tyranny fires among an anxiety-ridden populace. Arizona families have not even buried their dead yet, and already a big-government Democrat has said he will introduce a bill making it illegal to "threaten" or "incite violence" against a federal official. First Amendment and personal accountability be darned. The big-government cultists are on the march. Another religious zealot of the "government can heal all wounds" cult, Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) has used the Arizona tragedy...
  • [Democrat ] Clyburn: Reading the Constitution provoked murder spree in Tucson,

    01/11/2011 10:14:22 AM PST · by NoLibZone · 32 replies ^ | 1-11-11 | Morrissey
    In the race to see which politico makes the biggest ass out of himself over the shooting spree in Tucson, Arizona, we can report that so far the frontrunners appear to be Rep. James Clyburn of South Carolina and former Senator Bob Kerrey of Nebraska, both Democrats. In a rambling interview on the radio with Ed Schultz, Clyburn complains about people attempting to “delegitimize the President” and suggested that the reading of the Constitution in Congress last week had something to do with the shooting. Real Clear Politics has the audio [see update II]: “All [of] this stuff taking place...
  • Rep. Clyburn: "Reading Of The Constitution" Egged On Conduct Of AZ Shooting (audio)

    01/10/2011 10:27:59 AM PST · by i88schwartz · 62 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 9, 2011
    "All [of] this stuff taking place in the Chambers the other day, when the Constitution was being read -- all that stuff is uncalled for," Rep. Clyburn (D-SC) told the Ed Schultz radio program. Clyburn says there may be a "direct link" between Sharron Angle's "Second Amendment remedies" comment and the reading of the Constitution with the attempted murder of Congresswoman Gabby Giffords over the weekend. Clyburn also said GOP members "egging on" demonstrators last year was "uncalled for." It is believed he is referring to protests against health care reform that occurred last year on Capitol Hill. "We ought...
  • Clyburn blames conservative rhetoric for Giffords shooting (Rat blames Sharron Angle, Tea Party)

    01/09/2011 9:13:22 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 59 replies
    McClatchy ^ | 2011-01-09 | James Rosen
    WASHINGTON -- Rep. Jim Clyburn on Sunday said Sharron Angle's endorsement of "Second Amendment remedies" in her losing Nevada campaign against Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid contributed to the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Clyburn, the House assistant Democratic leader, said of Giffords' alleged assailant, Jared Lee Loughner: "It seems like this gentleman was not satisfied with the way the election came out. "There's no way you cannot make that connection (with Angle's rhetoric) unless you want to be stupid."
  • House Dem Calls For 'Beefed Up' Security, Special Treatment For [Congressional] Members By TSA

    01/09/2011 8:02:43 AM PST · by edpc · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9 Jan 2011 | Sean J. Miller
    A top House Democrat said the attack on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) should change how members of Congress are screened at airports. “I really believe that that is the place where we feel the most ill at ease, is going through airports,” Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.), who serves as assistant minority leader, said on "Fox News Sunday." Clyburn called for the Transportation Security Administration, which administers airport security checkpoints, to interact “a little better” with the Capitol Hill Police.
  • Hey Rep. Clyburn, We’ll Make You Assistant, To The Assistant Manager

    11/15/2010 4:51:06 PM PST · by Biggirl · 14 replies · 1+ views ^ | November 15, 2010 | Steve McGough
    To ensure the new leadership of the minority party in Washington does not look racist, they have created a new, unnamed position with unknown responsibilities for South Carolina Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.). Clyburn is currently the majority whip in the House, but after the election shake-up, many Democrats wanted to shake things up internally as well. Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) clearly had the votes to bounce Clyburn from the whip position, but many assume that “would not look good.” Over the weekend, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) suggested a new position within the soon-to-be minority leadership. Assistant to the assistant manager.
  • Pelosi's new position for Clyburn to avert Dem battle: 'Assistant Leader'

    11/13/2010 5:09:44 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 67 replies · 1+ views
    Pelosi's new position for Clyburn to avert Dem battle: 'Assistant Leader' By Molly K. Hooper - 11/13/10 04:00 PM ET House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) asked her colleagues Saturday to support Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) for "Assistant Leader," a newly created third-ranking position at the leadership table. In a letter to her fellow Democrats, Pelosi wrote "should I receive the privilege of serving as House Democratic Leader, I will be very honored to nominate our outstanding colleague, Congressman Jim Clyburn of South Carolina, to serve in the number three House Democratic position. I will also ask the Caucus to...
  • BET Founder Warns Dems: Lose Jim Clyburn, Lose Black Voters

    11/11/2010 4:28:13 AM PST · by Libloather · 58 replies
    Atlanta Post ^ | 11/11/10
    BET Founder Warns Dems: Lose Jim Clyburn, Lose Black VotersNovember 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...
  • Black caucus gives Clyburn nod in Dem race (leadership spot behind Pelosi)

    11/08/2010 10:21:52 AM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    KCOY ^ | 11/08/10 | LAURIE KELLMAN
    Black caucus gives Clyburn nod in Dem raceBy LAURIE KELLMAN Associated Press Updated: Nov 08, 2010 12:41 PM EST WASHINGTON (AP) - The chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus said Monday that Rep. James Clyburn, the highest ranking African-American in the House Democratic leadership, should be the vanquished party's second in command in the next Congress. "Jim has spent a lifetime working to bridge what divides us," Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., wrote in a letter urging the Democratic Caucus to vote for the South Carolina Democrat. "In the 112th Congress, we will need Jim's dedication to thwart Republican efforts to...
  • Public option effort could be revived if Democrats keep majorities, Clyburn says

    10/15/2010 1:59:01 PM PDT · by Justaham · 26 replies
    The Hil ^ | 10-15-10 | Jordan Fabian
    Democrats could revive the public healthcare option if they maintain their majorities in Congress, the House Democrats' third-ranking member said Friday. "Reelect me, keep Democrats on the field. And when we come back next year, maybe we will get to the public option," Majority Whip James Clyburn (S.C.) said during an appearance on the Tom Joyner Morning Show. Clyburn has been traveling the country and making media appearances this week in an effort to drum up lagging voter enthusiasm on the Democratic side heading into the Nov. 2 midterms. The public healthcare option was a top prize for liberal activists...
  • Did Voting Machines Play a Role in Alvin Greene's Win? (RAT Clyburn - "All you need is a magnet.")

    06/16/2010 9:06:59 PM PDT · by Libloather · 53 replies · 1,201+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | 6/15/10
    Did Voting Machines Play a Role in Alvin Greene's Win?Jun 15 2010, 5:09 PM ET It's an explanation that's been proposed by some: that South Carolina's electronic touch-screen voting machines had something to do with Alvin Greene's victory in the state's Democratic Senate primary. The vast majority of South Carolina's votes are cast on ES&S iVotronic touch-screen machines; paper ballots are used for absentee ballots and in emergency cases (like when poll workers are locked out of a polling place early in the morning and can't let voters in), but every polling station uses touch-screen machines to record the vast...
  • Democrat Rep. James Clyburn Says He Sees “Elephant Dung” All Over the South Carolina Primary – Video

    06/13/2010 12:01:19 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 25 replies · 461+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | June 13, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of Democrat Rep. James Clyburn telling Candy Crowley that he sees “Elephant Dung” all over the South Carolina Primary – meaning he continues to push the idea that Republicans are behind the nomination of bizarre Democrat Alvin Greene to be their party’s nominee for the U.S. Senate to run against GOP Sen. Jim DeMint this Fall. Clyburn and the Democrats refuse to face up to the fact that their voters in South Carolina nominated someone completely unqualified and unvetted for the job. As usual, they have to try and find someone else to blame for their own...
  • S.C. lawmaker calls for investigations of Democratic primary [South Carolina - Clyburn]

    06/11/2010 5:52:18 AM PDT · by upchuck · 31 replies · 764+ views
    WaPo ^ | June 10, 2010 | Garance Franke-Ruta
    House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn (D-S.C.) called for federal and state investigations into alleged campaign irregularities in South Carolina after an unemployed Army veteran who lives with his parents won a Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate there. Alvin M. Greene, who has an outstanding felony obscenity charge pending, "was someone's plant," Clyburn said Thursday. Clyburn added that Greene was one of three individuals, all African American, whose congressional campaigns were designed to upend the Democratic primary process in the Palmetto State. The lawmaker also raised questions about the campaigns of Gregory A. Brown, who ran a vigorous but...

    04/16/2010 9:39:35 AM PDT · by LAConservatif · 2 replies · 311+ views ^ | 4/16/10 | Ed Morrissey
    After the fireworks of Jim Moran, the crabby stubbornness of Al Franken, and the dogged determination of Barney Frank, James Clyburn turns out to be a big disappointment in his meeting with Jason Mattera.
  • Clyburn: Health Care Opponenets Aiding Terrorism (As Seen On Hardball

    03/25/2010 4:32:36 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 6 replies · 418+ views
    YouTube ^ | 3/25/2010 | Latrineone
    Health care opponents aiding terrorism...
  • Clyburn: We have the votes; ObamaCare will pass on Sunday at 2:00PM

    03/19/2010 9:08:27 AM PDT · by pabianice · 59 replies · 2,398+ views
    Fox News Channel | 3/19/10
    First time Clyburn has predicted victory.
  • We Need to Spend Our Way Out of This Recession

    02/04/2010 1:41:53 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 12 replies · 603+ views ^ | Feb 2,2010 | Foxnews
    We Need to Spend Our Way Out of This Recession
  • Clyburn: House Dems do not trust the Senate

    01/29/2010 11:32:51 AM PST · by Cheap_Hessian · 8 replies · 405+ views
    The Hill ^ | January 29, 2010 | Michael O'Brien
    House Democrats don't trust Senate Democrats, House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) said late this week. The third-ranking House Democrat said that his members are suffering the consequences of the Senate's inaction, in perhaps the most direct assessment to date of the raw tensions between the House and Senate. "The House, as you know, has some problems trusting the Senate," Clyburn said in an interview with Talk Radio News Service conducted Thursday and posted on Friday. The majority whip said that many House Democrats' reelection fortunes are being hurt by the litany of deals with individual senators for a watered-down...
  • Clyburn: 'Magic number on healthcare reform is 50, not 60'; measure not dead

    01/20/2010 2:57:18 PM PST · by OldDeckHand · 23 replies · 1,123+ views
    The Hill ^ | 01/20/10 | Michael O'Brien
    Healthcare reform legislation is "not dead by any means," Democrats' third-ranking leader in the House emphasized Wednesday. Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) struck a confident pose about the prospects for healthcare reform in the Senate as Democrats scramble to put together plans to pass healthcare legislation after their special election loss Tuesday in Massachusetts. "It's not dead by any means," Clyburn said during an appearance on CNBC. Clyburn made a direct reference to budget reconciliation, a parliamentary maneuver allowing Democrats to sidestep the filibuster rules in the Senate requiring 60 votes to move forward with a piece of legislation.
  • Clyburn Seems To Say 'Negro' Now Okay

    01/11/2010 5:07:17 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 20 replies · 1,049+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Somebody owes Rush Limbaugh a big apology. Remember all the flak he took over his 'Barack The Magic Negro' parody--which was riffing off an LA Times op-ed by a black author which used the same term? Turns out, using "Negro" isn't objectionable. Don't take my word for it. Ask Rep. James Clyburn, former Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus and current House Majority Whip. Clyburn made his surprising statement on this evening's Ed Show in the course of defending Harry Reid's "negro dialect" dictum. View video here.
  • James Clyburn: What’s wrong with the word “negro”?

    01/11/2010 4:20:17 PM PST · by Lou Budvis · 47 replies · 1,174+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 1/11/10 | Allahpundit
    A sterling example of why that “national conversation on race” Americans are forever being told to have will be postponed indefinitely: We can’t even agree on which terms are offensive. Slate says “negro” has been more or less taboo since 1966, but put it in the mouth of one of Clyburn’s political allies and of course it’s instantly copacetic. That’s good news for liberals of “a certain age,” but if you’re conservative, I’d advise you to stick with Slate’s take on this. Clyburn himself is a practiced hand at ye olde art of racially demagoging Republicans, so if the word...
  • Clyburn will support bill without public option (barf alert)

    12/28/2009 6:46:39 AM PST · by ConjunctionJunction · 3 replies · 335+ views
    The Hill ^ | December 27, 2009 | Jordan Fabian
    The House's third-ranking Democrat said Sunday that he can support a healthcare reform bill without a public option. House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) -- a proponent of a government-run public plan -- said that he could back the bill as long as it creates more choice and competition in the insurance industry and reduces costs. "It's of no consequence" whether it's done via the public option or not. Asked on CBS' "Face the Nation" if he could back a bill without the public plan, he said "Yes, sir, I can. Because why did we do-- why do we want...
  • Clyburn, Graham jointly honored for aiding S.C. race relations

    11/06/2009 12:50:30 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 10 replies · 418+ views
    McClatchy / The Miami Herald ^ | 2009-11-04 | James S. Rosen & Wayne Washington
    WASHINGTON -- House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., both sons of the segregated South, grew up in parts of South Carolina that were much farther apart than the mere 175 miles between them. Thursday, the two men - a black Democrat and a white Republican - will share an honor that the Jim Crow laws of their youth would have prohibited. The Columbia Urban League will present to Clyburn and Graham its annual Whitney M. Young Award in recognition of their efforts to advance race relations in South Carolina.
  • Democratic wishful thinking on public option

    10/29/2009 4:09:43 AM PDT · by Scanian · 6 replies · 518+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | October 28, 2009 | Rick Moran
    Since the beginning of the weekend, blogs and the MSM have been full of the news that the public option has not only made a "comeback," but that it is a virtual certainty to pass. This has proven to be a bunch of hogswallow as the whip tally sheet in the House shows, via Greg Sargent's The Plum Line: "The document - compiled by the office of House leader James Clyburn - was distributed privately at a meeting between Clyburn and House progressives today where the fate of the public option was the subject of some contentious debate, with liberals...
  • Clyburn says Dems short on health votes, contradicting Pelosi

    10/22/2009 7:30:46 PM PDT · by St. Louis Conservative · 13 replies · 869+ views
    The Hill ^ | October 22, 2009 | Michael O'Brien
    The votes still are not there for healthcare reform legislation, the House's third-ranking Democrat said Wednesday night. House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) said that Democrats are "not there yet" in terms of getting 218 votes for health reform, contradicting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-Calif.) assertion earlier yesterday that she "definitely" has 218 votes for a bill. Clyburn professed optimism, but said Democrats hadn't yet achieved a majority for health reform legislation in the House. "I think we`re very close. We`re getting there," he said during an appearance on MSNBC Wednesday evening. "We`re not there yet, but we`re getting there....