Thursday, November 22, 2012




"Incompetent" is racist?
   
Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) said Tuesday that a letter from nearly 100 House Republicans urging President Obama not to appoint Susan Rice as secretary of State employed racially charged "code words" to make its case.

The letter, signed by 97 House Republicans, says Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, "is widely viewed as having either willfully or incompetently misled the American public in the Benghazi matter" — language Clyburn saw as racially loaded.

"You know, these are code words," Clyburn, the third-ranking Democrat in the House, told CNN. "We heard them during the campaign — during this recent campaign we heard Sen. Sununu calling our president lazy, incompetent, these kinds of terms that those of us, especially those of us who were grown and raised in the South, we would hear these little words and phrases all of our lives and we'd get insulted by them.

"Susan Rice is as competent as anybody you will find, and just to paste that word on her causes problems with people like [incoming Congressional Black Caucus Chairwoman] Marcia Fudge and certainly causes a big problem with me," he added.

"I don't like those words," Clyburn said. "Say she was wrong for doing it, but don't call her incompetent. That is something totally different.

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10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Having been raised in the North and now living in the South, I can attest first hand that laziness and incompetence is NOT exclusive to the black community. The work ethic is completely different from the Midwest.

This issue nothing more than a Liberal justifying his existence by venting about racism where none exists.

Bird of Paradise said...

These liberal lefrists demacRATS are the best freind to the communists party there ever was

Anonymous said...

Ok so we can't call her incompetent. She's just a liar then. Satisfied race baiters?

Anonymous said...

"Beware of those who cry racism, for they are the true racists..."

Anonymous said...

I am a card-carrying redneck born and bred in the South. "Incompetent" means just that.

Perhaps Clyburn should get acquainted with the dictionary version of the word instead of inventing new meanings. But then, that wouldn't promote the cause would it?

Oh, I know, the dictionary is a living, breathing document. Yeah. That's the ticket. Pfffft.

President Not Sure said...

Im sorry to everyone who has already posted. "Are" and "the" are also now code words for racism and you are all officially racists.

Uno Hu said...

Clyburn and his ilk are operating under the mistaken notion (another racist code, without doubt) that I (and a lot of others) actually care what he thinks.

I can assure him, I don't!.

TheOldMan said...

"Congressional Black cacus" is a code phrase.

Go Away Bird said...

All these political hacks have to do is revoke the US.S. CONSTITUTION and replace it with leftists world laws under the UNITED NATIONS which is what they want to do

Kee Bird said...

Boycott emporer Obamas corination