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Jim Clyburn claims Democrats are using racial dog whistles to remove him from leadership

November 15, 2018

  Since winning the majority in the House last week things have unexpectedly not gone smoothly for the Democrats and it all revolves around electing their own leadership. We have seen what is happening with Nancy Pelosi and the growing opposition to her Speakership and now Jim Clyburn is accusing Democrats of using racist dog whistles in an attempt to undermine his bid to regain his Majority Whip position.

  Here is more:

Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC) is accusing Democrats of using racial “dog whistles” to oust him from the party’s House leadership.

Clyburn is the highest-ranking black Democrat in leadership as the assistant leader, and he is seeking to regain his Majority Whip position that he held the last time Democrats were in the majority.

“I don’t know where it’s all coming from,” Clyburn reportedly told McClatchy on Tuesday. “But someone came to me over the weekend and told me that (they heard), when I was whip before, I was a figurehead.”

According to McClatchy, Clyburn, who said that “nothing could be further from the truth,” reportedly added that “suggestions that, as the only black member of the leadership team, he was a token and not an effective leader, were tantamount to ‘the little dog whistles that have been floating around this side for a long time.’”

  Usually Democrats only use the term “dog whistle” when they are attacking Republicans and they have nothing else they can throw at them. That is when the mud-slinging usually begins but here we have a Democrat accusing his fellow Democrats of being racists and you might have noticed he said this was going around on the Democratic side “for a long time.”

  Of course this is the party of one of Hillary Clinton’s heroes, Robert Byrd, so the fact the Democratic party is being accused of institutional racism is not surprising to many of us but what is surprising is that a Democrat finally brought it to light.

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. November 15, 2018 10:18 pm

    The one bright light in an otherwise gloomy election. Let them feed on themselves. It will only get more interesting as their primary stokes up. I will enjoy the popcorn.

    Liked by 2 people

    • November 15, 2018 10:25 pm

      Watching them fight is all we have right now so we might as well enjoy it. I am sure it won’t last but I will also be grabbing the popcorn while it does.

      Liked by 1 person

      • November 15, 2018 10:35 pm

        I don’t know if you read the comments on my today’s post. But I am sickened beyond belief. I now am charged with being Stalin et al and not allowing free speech after an inappropriate comment was made and I asked that in the future restraint be used.
        These from my old time commenters and who I thought were virtual friends.
        I know everyone is on edge with the recounts in Fl and GA but now we attack each other?
        Frankly we deserve what we get, I for one am getting ready to hang it up.
        We are now attacking each other.

        Liked by 1 person

      • November 16, 2018 7:18 am

        I just went over there and saw what you are talking about. All you did was mention the comment was not something you wanted to see there and suddenly you are a dictator trying to shut down free speech!
        The comment was an old joke and dumb and it played into one of the stereotypes about conservatives that helped win the election for the Dems in the first place.
        I have been close to calling it quits myself and I think about it more every day, it is just so hard to take now. I am down to writing about 3-4 posts a week when I used to do at least one a day and it used to bother me when I missed a day but now it doesn’t.

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  2. Fergus permalink
    November 15, 2018 11:51 pm

    Amazing how many dogs seem to hear these dog whistles. All of them are Left wingnuts.

    Liked by 3 people

  3. Dr. Jeff permalink
    November 19, 2018 9:12 pm

    I’d been wondering how long it would take before the Libs own insanity came back at them. Then again, since it’s the Democrats, the idea that they would make an affirmative action hire a figurehead makes perfect sense.

    For decades the voice of any normal person has counted for nothing with the Democrats. It’s all rhetoric and symbolism hiding a naked lust for power.

    One thing about Libertarians and Conservatives, we don’t have figureheads. Black or White, Man or Woman, Gay or Straight, we are who we are and anyone with a position earned it, not because they were the right color or gender.

    Liked by 2 people

    • November 20, 2018 6:34 am

      I agree 100%! Finally the Dem’s policies are starting to come back to bite them after all these years and I am going to sit back and enjoy it.

      Liked by 1 person

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