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Clyburn's Dem plantation slap in the face of African-Americans

Inspired by Attorney General Eric Holder to have frank discussions about race, let us shed any shred of cowardice on the occasion of the House Majority Whip’s racist attack against his home state’s governor and discuss it frankly.

South Carolina’s Republican Governor, Mark Sanford suggested that he might reject certain portions of the stimulus bill due to federal legal conditions that would place a burden on South Carolina taxpayers.

James Clyburn (D-SC) lashed out at Sanford as a “plantation owning slapper of African-American faces.”

The highest-ranking black congressman said Thursday that opposition to the federal stimulus package by southern GOP governors is “a slap in the face of African-Americans.”

U.S. Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., said he was insulted when the governors of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and his home state, which have large black populations, said they might not accept some of the money from the $787 billion stimulus package.

So, opposition to the stimulus is not a slap in the face of whites and Clyburn is not insulted by stimulus opposing Governors of states with small black populations?

“These four governors represent states that are in the proverbial black belt,” Clyburn said.

Clyburn is obcessed with race. He is not alone. Along with abortion rights and weakness on national security, nothing better defines his national Democratic Party than race obsession, even in the wake of the election of Barack Obama.

In fact, the biggest slaps in the faces of African-Americans since the late 1960s have been administered by Clyburns party. Their welfare policies kicked the black man out the house and made Uncle Sam Daddy before Newt and Clinton fixed it in the 90s, only to have Clyburn and Obama’s dems return to the failed policy via the stimulus last week. They favor Jim Crow-like race-based laws that treat blacks like disabled dependant victims. They oppose school choice laws that would allow poorer blacks to send their children to better schools. Their abortion policies have effected a virtual genocide in the Black community. They carried out a high-tech lynching of a conservative black man when he was nominated to the Supreme Court.

Clyburn denies he was questioning the motives of the Southern governors. He denies that he was implying they were racist. Yet, wouldn’t poor whites be impacted the same as poor blacks by the proposed policies? Consider Clyburn’s choice of words with respect to the Governor of the Palmetto State:

“He may not need help for the plantation his family owns, but the people whose grandparents and great-grandparents worked those plantations need the help” in the form of federal money.

Plantation owner Sanfords vs. blacks’ grandparents and great grandparents that worked “those” plantations? Sanford is not from South Carolina. Slavery ended in 1865. Great grandparents weren’t alive then? Working in 1903, maybe? Well, they had a job.

But under Clyburn’s rule of his Sixth Congressional Plantation District many don’t have good jobs or good schools, despite Clyburn’s good efforts since his election to the House seat 16 years ago.

Now that is a slap in the face.

The frank truth about race is that it doesn’t matter to most people. Most Americans are beyond race. We understand the equivalence of individual brains and beating hearts under the pigmented dermatosis and that green money affects black and white alike.

Jim Clyburn understands it too, but chooses to slap blacks and whites in the face with racial rhetoric to maintain power over victim dependents. In fact, he and others similarly situated, like John Lewis (D-GA) and Mel Watt (D-NC) must have slapped themselves a bit as they confessed to being shocked that America would elect a black man as President before the election and even backed Hillary or remained neutral early on. Out of touch liberals that demonize whites believed their own rhetoric. So used to disingenuously playing race card against Republicans, Clyburn even lashed out at Bill Clinton for mostly tepid, and completely non-racial criticism of Obama during the S.C. primary.

Of course, the media give Clyburn a pass. He doesn’t have to give three Trent Lott-like apologies. He and his ilk’s pathologies are protected by the drive-bys but not by The Examiner.

No coward here Mr. Attorney General!

Mike DeVine’s Charlotte Observer, Examiner.com and Minority Report columns

“One man with courage makes a majority.” – Andrew Jackson

Originally published by Mike DeVine, Legal Editor for The Minority Report