Racism to Blame for Obama’s Problems, Key Democrat Says

James Rosen, McClatchy Newspapers, May 25, 2011

House Assistant Democratic Leader Jim Clyburn, the highest-ranking African-American in Congress, on Wednesday blamed most of President Barack Obama’s political problems on racism.

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“You know, I’m 70 years old,” he said. “And I can tell you; people don’t like to deal with it, but the fact of the matter is, the president’s problems are in large measure because of the color of his skin.”

Clyburn noted that he himself got hate mail, racist phone calls and offensive faxes on a regular basis. Asked how that relates to the president, Clyburn retorted: “We have the same skin color; that’s how it relates to him.”

Clyburn described a recent racist image of Obama that received widespread news coverage.

“When he sees his face being put on a chimpanzee’s body; do you think he didn’t see that?” Clyburn said. “And I suspect they send the same faxes to his office they send to mine.”

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Clyburn suggested that the “birther” movement of Americans who say Obama wasn’t born in the United States is fueled by racism.

“I don’t know why anybody didn’t ask for John McCain’s” birth certificate, Clyburn said. {snip}

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  • Wayne Engle

    Blacks will continue to play the race card until they see that it isn’t working any more. Clyburn’s comments won’t be treated with the scorn they deserve except on this website and a few other race realist blogs.

    Of course most blacks will agree with Clyburn because as usual it gives them a perfect “out”: “We failed because of White racism.” But all too many liberal, self-delusional Whites will nod their heads sagely (they think) and say, “You know, he’s right.”

    We Caucasians need to start working toward re-establishing some racial solidarity. It won’t be easy, but our survival is at stake.

  • Question Diversity

    This is Jim Clyburn. He thinks racism is to blame for everything. Ordinarily, I wouldn’t feed the troll, but a few things need to be pointed out.

    “When he sees his face being put on a chimpanzee’s body; do you think he didn’t see that?

    Answer: http://goo.gl/JnoUb

    “I don’t know why anybody didn’t ask for John McCain’s” birth certificate, Clyburn said.

    Actually there was a bit of a “birther” controversy around McCain, too, because he was born on an American military base in Panama. The issue of the definition of “natural born citizen” has never really been pushed, but I suspect that the Federal courts would in no way tell a man with two American parents born on an American military base, his father and grandfather, both having the same name as himself, both being four-star Naval admirals, that he’s not a “natural born citizen.”

  • Anonymous

    “president’s problems are in large measure because of the color of his skin.””

    Because Obama is the first person republicans have ever opposed.

    Back to reality, I would suggest the president’s problems are due to him not being a superb choice for that office.

    ““I don’t know why anybody didn’t ask for John McCain’s””

    It might have been because there is a clear idea of where McCain was born. Newpapers have reported Kenya as Obama’s birthplace before this became important.

    “When he sees his face being put on a chimpanzee’s body; do you think he didn’t see that?”

    But it’s ok to do it to George Bush, right? The one you guys call Chimpy McBushHitler, that’s not racist, is it? It’s only racist to criticize your team.

  • Blaak Obongo

    “House Assistant Democratic Leader Jim Clyburn, the highest-ranking African-American in Congress, on Wednesday blamed most of President Barack Obama’s political problems on racism.”

    Y’know, Jim, you’re absolutely right. Obongo’s problems are due to Racism. His anti-White Racism (just like yours) has got White people angered as they’ve never been before.

  • Anonymous

    “You know, I’m 70 years old,” he said. “And I can tell you; people don’t like to deal with it, but the fact of the matter is, the president’s problems are in large measure because of the color of his skin.”

    —————————————————–

    I don’t like his policies that is for sure. He is a FAR lefty.

    I also do not like nor want a man with his “skin color” (RACE) as POTUS. Racist? So what? I could care less about that word. No nonwhite should ever be in government positions In America to begin with. Remember blacks were not allowed on juries before either and now we can surely see why that was. The same for those in government.

  • Hirsch

    “I don’t know why they didn’t ask to see John McCain’s birth certificate.”

    Oh, I don’t know. Serving in Vietnam and ending up a prisoner of war and being tortured for years on end sort of tends to bolster one’s credentials.

  • HH

    These articles are great for our cause! Relatively few Americans – White Americans in particular – still buy into this clap-trap about “racism” being the reason for every black failure, every negative opinion of a black, and indeed, every disagreement with a black(s). This just makes blacks look whiney and weak – always playing the perpetual victim role to the hilt…most people have had enough of it.

  • Anonymous

    >>

    House Assistant Democratic Leader Jim Clyburn, the highest-ranking African-American in Congress, on Wednesday blamed most of President Barack Obama’s political problems on racism.

    >>

    Which doesn’t make him an expert on racism, the position of president or the native opinions of those he doesn’t know among the millions of the rest of us. What, were his faxes signed and investigated by the Secret Service?

    >>

    “You know, I’m 70 years old,” he said. “And I can tell you; people don’t like to deal with it, but the fact of the matter is, the president’s problems are in large measure because of the color of his skin.”

    >>

    Being old doesn’t make you wise sir. It makes you stuck in your Civil Rights Era ways, trying to live on the spent inertia of something that wasn’t wrong to begin with.

    We’re not interested in your claptrap excuses for why WE’RE ‘racist’. How about-

    1. An Economic Stimulus that wasn’t anything but a handout

    system for low-run minorities and which has succeeded in

    furthering undermining nations teeterin debt rating.

    2. Failure to extricate us from rebuilding a muslim society

    that is not ours to save.

    3. Appointments to SCOTUS that have everything to do with

    ethnic prestige and nothing to do with proven judicial

    opinions or written papers?

    4. Bailing out companies that didn’t deserve to be and failing

    to deal _specifically_ with the massive issue of black

    largesse in the housing and loans fields?

    5. No comment on the outright idiocy and utter corruption of

    such major CBC members as Maxine Waters and CB Rangel.

    6. No action whatsoever to close our southern borders and

    secure the state from ‘threats both domestic and abroad’.

    7. Jumping to conclusions over Professor Louis Gates rather

    than taking an unbiased position or better yet _letting the

    local cops do their jobs_.

    8. Screwing up KORUS.

    9. Bowing to the King of Saudi Arabia. Or for that matter

    _any_ King.

    10. An utter failure to hold BP at financial risk for their

    poor management of the gulf oil problem. And then signing

    legislation which closed down off shore drilling.

    11. Doing everything you can to sabotage and undermine this

    nations’ military preparedness and specifically it’s

    development and acquisition process. Wrong ships, planes,

    tanks. Wrong manpower fraction to run them. Wrong

    attitudes about gays serving.

    >>

    Clyburn noted that he himself got hate mail, racist phone calls and offensive faxes on a regular basis. Asked how that relates to the president, Clyburn retorted: “We have the same skin color; that’s how it relates to him.”

    >>

    You sir are a public official, that means your image gets the scorn as well as the laudates of anyone in the spotlight. Grow a thicker skin.

    >>

    Clyburn described a recent racist image of Obama that received widespread news coverage.

    “When he sees his face being put on a chimpanzee’s body; do you think he didn’t see that?” Clyburn said. “And I suspect they send the same faxes to his office they send to mine.”

    >>

    Care to talk about the article that went with the image?

    >>

    Clyburn suggested that the “birther” movement of Americans who say Obama wasn’t born in the United States is fueled by racism.

    >>

    Don’t promise to have the most open administration ‘evuh’ and then hold back something which should have been a slam dunk and onto business _easy reveal_. Also don’t CONTINUE to withhold the college transcripts and papers by which we can judge your intelligence and philosophies of goverment. In other words: you too are in the spotlight Mr. Obama. Stay clean breasted and we will have nothing to complain about.

    >>

    “I don’t know why anybody didn’t ask for John McCain’s” birth certificate, Clyburn said.

    >>

    Because he wouldn’t have refused to provide it and the MSM were too busy brown-nosing to provide anything like a realistic CV/resume of ALL Presidential Candidates. Any other dumb questions sir?

    Let it be said: John McCain would have been little better, IMO. But I will never vote for a black when they have so much standing against them, racially. And Mr. Obama has done _nothing_ to improve my opinion.

  • Anonymous

    So,if Obama’s having problems due to racism, why did the Democrats run him for president in the first place?

  • Tom S.

    *“I don’t know why anybody didn’t ask for John McCain’s” birth certificate, Clyburn said.

    Because you’re too stupid to understand logic Clyburn, I’ll tell ya what you want to hear – BECAUSE HES WHITE!!! There, are you happy now! Now run along and go tell your racism gravy train friend John – “they spit on me and called me the n-word” – Lewis that you’ve FINALLY found some racisim!

  • Baron

    “…people don’t like to deal with it, but the fact of the matter is, the president’s problems are in large measure because of the color of his skin.”

    Precisely, Congressman. “Racism” is key. How’d you guess?

    Recall when George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H. W. Bush, Reagan, Carter, et al were President, there was never any opposition towards a single one of their policies from anyone—not even the opposing parties. No, instead there was not only a uniformity and unanimity, but there was a national cohesiveness, without a dissenting voice to be heard in all the halls of Congress. Before Obama, not a single President had ever once been caricatured by anyone, especially not the press.

    When Obama became President, for the first time in US history—never before, mind you,—all of a sudden there was opposition, debate, and political discord. Caricatures are now envogue. Again, this is a uniquely 21st century phenomena to be studied and remedied at the cost of (mainly white) taxpayers, of course.

    Perhaps, Congressman, Obama naively thought he could achieve even greater unity, because being biracial (he is half-white, too—don’t forget that), he could navigate between and unify not only politicians, but also the “masses”. Alas, to no avail.

    The ONLY possible explanation for this is “racism”. You are a genius for figuring that out, Congressman. Really, you are: Because “racism” is an accusation rarely made by black congressmen, much less the black population. And when it is made, to argue against it, only proves the point at hand. Circular reasoning, yes, I admit, but this is racial politics: who can be bothered with logic, common sense and fairness?

    We should be taxed even more to reward your perspicacity and unique insight as also all the other Congressmen (and women) who agree with you.

    Of course, to oppose this would be “racist”, too, so it might be an uphill battle. On second thought, maybe not, since most Congressmen are white. And afterall, it is money.

    Those “racist” whites are always looking to thwart our Messiah!

  • Anonymous

    Obama is the number one racist.

    No blacks in government, sports, courts, or anywhere for that matter.

  • Mugged by Reality

    Clyburn gets “hate mail, racist phone calls and offensive faxes on a regular basis.” Really? Who sends faxes any more? I’m not saying he’s lying, but…he’s lying. The respectable media will never, never never call him out on this because (as the original news story said) he spent a night in jail in 1960.

    Remember too that Jim Clyburn tried to reenact Selma during the enactment of Obamacare. He sees racism everywhere because he is a race man.

    Oh, and his kinship with Obama is literally skin deep. Ironic that this came out while Obama was in Ireland searching for the missing apostrophe in his last name. Soothing that Jim Clyburn could never do.

  • Graham Richards

    Actually he is quite right.

    All of Africa is about to slip into the ‘abyss’ & so is the USA.

    Spot the common denominator!!!!!

  • Shawn (the female)

    ‘the president’s problems are in large measure because of the color of his skin’

    Very true. Those with his skin color more often than not have bad judgement, a lack of self control, a propensity for violence and racist, self-promoting views along with the belief that the gubment owes his kind (and his kind only) a guaranteed handout their entire lives. That view tends to result in problems.

  • jack

    since obama is half black and half white, at which half is any racism directed?

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    http://bushchimp.homestead.com/

  • Anonymous

    Now look at what Obama is pushing.. control the internet. Sarkozy and Obama and the G8 are one and the same. The NWO while committing genocide against the White race all over the planet. Keep racially aware Whites from communicating with each other.

    That along with the The Defense Authorization Act or H.R. 1540, aka The Forever War Act of 2012, was overwhelmingly approved by the House of Representatives earlier today on a vote of 322 to 96. This bill is going to be used to IMPRISON us White so-called “terrorists”.

    http://goo.gl/xlEuQ

  • Nathaniel Branden, Jr.

    Anonymous Number 8 poster you made one entirely incorrect comment. Obama like all Democrats is very pro-military.

    That Big Neoconman Lie of Democrats being anti-military intervention goes back to Carter and Reagan’s lies about the Soviets being ten feet tall. JFK did the same in 1960 with the phony missile gap. Nor is Obama a Muslim as other posters here have asserted.

    Clyburn’s an idiot and Obama’s a lying phony as are all of his GOP nonopposition.And all the rightist talk show blowhards as well as Rachel Maddow and the lib left.

  • Anonymous

    The President’s problem is not the color of his skin but the

    troubling indication that the President–whatever his pigmentation–is, in fact, only skin deep and very enthusiastically so. His posturings suggest he feels that he is

    whatever he can seem to be ? His efforts to portray himself as

    a “take charge” Leader in the endless PR exploitation of the Osama

    finale, and more recently in the boomerang effort to dictate that

    the 1967 boundaries would be the parameters for a Middle East

    peace–these efforts may serve to suggest that folks back off from him not because of his skin hue but because he probably wouldn’t

    last three months as a used car salesman.

  • AvgDude

    Democrats call people “racist” for the same reasons that four year olds call each other “pootyhead.” Whenever they don’t get their way, better watch out… You’re a “racist!”.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    #19 Nathaniel Branden, Jr. writes:

    Anonymous Number 8 poster you made one entirely incorrect comment. Obama like all Democrats is very pro-military.

    Thank you for pointing this out. 0bama IS pro-military, as were all other Democrats before him, and has indeed expanded the useless, treasury-busting wars in the Middle East and beyond.

    Reminds me of when Clinton was elected and (as Rush tell it):

    Remember at the weeklong festivities prior to Bill Clinton’s inauguration they were practicing flybys with US military jets and Ron Silver got mad, ‘What the hell are those jets doing here at our inauguration?’ Somebody jabbed him and said, ‘Ron, those are our jets now.’

    This is, of course, before Ron Silver became “Ron the Neo-Con” after 9/11 — a Bush-supporting Neo-Con… just like old Rush himself!

    Bon

  • Anonymous

    Sorry Jim Clyburn! That color of skin garbage is all used up and people with a brain just don’t buy it anymore. If America is as racist as you say then how did Obama get elected? It must mean that he got elected by voter fraud, voter intimidation, total control of the news media, and George Soros’s money.

  • Anonymous

    @19,

    >>

    Anonymous Number 8 poster you made one entirely incorrect comment. Obama like all Democrats is very pro-military.

    >>

    I would halve the military (removing one of the army’s maneuver divisions, most of their light infantry and changing the Marines to a pure airmobile NALMEB deployment ready force with dedicated USAF airlift support) and thus force the Pentagon to reassign the roles and missions protected turf in a ‘1/3rd the budget’ rethink of it’s force structure.

    I would also move back towards a high intensity oriented mission force rather than being set up to fight the ‘urban pacification’ mission here at home.

    The wastes of money platforms I am thinking of are the LCS which is a toy ship not worthy of the OHP Class it will replace with less firepower than a CG cutter in the PCI-chaser mission it is ‘nominally’ (optimistically) intended for.

    The F-35 JSF. Which is going to be obsolete in both LO and physical performance when it reaches service in 2018 and will cost this nation 380 billion dollars (and it’s lead in Stealth Technology) to boot. That’s 150 million dollars per airframe folks. There are school districts that run on less.

    The CVN-78 Ford class which is going to be a 10-12 billion dollar death trap in an era where we cannot generate an SOI of more than about 400nm around the the boat, the likeliest enemy has 1,500nm ASBMs and we NEED to influence a translittoral depth of around 4,000nm, into Asia. All while in a base-in denial mode of ‘USAF stays home’ operations mode.

    The LAV Stryker. Which is just one disaster chasing another in terms of being an OBCT vehicle which is too heavy, too tall and too vulnerable to rapidly deploy into theaters where the enemy has real AT weapons to face it and it takes 5 days to properly rig even a birdcage.

    Back in the 1980s we had a vision of ‘The High Frontier’ which would have put most of our aerospatial strike capabilities well over the regional horizon using TAVs and long slant/deep space satellite constellation targeting.

    That is _still_ the way to go forward. And it would basically mean the end of a 2,500 airframe manned tactical aviation force as a 3-4 year _per mission_ equivalent in automobile fuel.

    The Post Peak period is coming sooner than is said folks. Either we transition to a hydrogen and electric economy and get away from sustaining a military force to preserve access to a strategic commodity in rapid decline.

    Or we reinvent the nature of how we fight our wars to secure what’s left.

    This is a key decision to make for racial realistis because without constant military presence to secure ‘our fair share’ of global strategic resource economics, _the folly of importing a population of low IQ junk consumers_ will be seen for what it is.

    Which is not to say we shouldn’t still position ourselves to win wars with better technology than is now the case.

    The U.S. military is stuck in a cold war mentality that is perilously post-dated.