Rep. Clyburn: Criticism of Ambassador Rice includes Racist “Code Words” (Video)

Rep. James Clyburn went there this morning.
The South Carolina Democrats said criticism of Ambassador Susan Rice included “code words.”
It’s racist to attack a black woman in office.

Via Starting Point with Soledad O’Brien on CNN:

Rep. Clyburn:

These are code words. We heard them during the campaign. During this recent campaign, we heard Sununu calling our President ‘lazy,’ ‘incompetent.’ These kinds of terms that those of us – especially those of us who were born and raised in the South – we’ve been hearing these little words and phrases all of our lives and we get insulted by them. Susan Rice is as competent as anybody that you will find…. It certainly caused a big problem with me. I don’t like those words. Say that she was wrong for doing it, but don’t call her incompetent. That is something totally different. A lot of very competent people sometimes make errors, and to say that she erroneously did it, I don’t have a problem with it. But to call her incompetent, a PHD Rhodes Scholar, being called incompetent by someone who can’t hold a candle to her intellectually. By someone who said, and Senator McCain called her incompetent as well. But he told us that Sarah Palin was a very competent person to be Vice President of the United States. That ought to tell you a little bit about his judgment.”

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  • Kissmygrits

    Was this race baiter knocking McLame’s judgment or Palin’s competency? Must have gone for a twofer out of his statement.

  • Roger

    I apologize to everyone. This piece of human excement is my congressman.

  • DomesticGoddess

    I cannot believe how divided this country is; racially, religiously, politically, educationally, income-wise. I am finding myself stereotyping where I rarely did before. Obama’s presidency and the complicit media has hyper-focused our differences, and the constant barrage is like a brain washing. We are not only fighting to save our country, we are fighting to save our souls.

  • Chris W.

    Does calling Condi Rice a “house negro” count as racist code words?

  • Gwillie

    I didn’t even know Susan Rice was black until this came up, I guess it never occurred to me to notice her race. That must prove just how racist I am.

  • Fed Up American

    They say this every time anyone disagree’s with them and they are any ethnicity other than white. Mr. Clyburn, with much do respect sir. Most American’s are not racist and don’t have to be racist just because they don’t agree with a person being referred for a particular Government position like Mrs. Rice. This is the #1 claim made by the Progressive’s to try and make the opposition to shut up. Well I’m sick of hearing this crap brought up. I would be the first to cry out foul if I see racist hatred of any kind. STOP!!

  • Roger

    Ambassador Stevens and the 3 others were white.

  • L.E. Liesner

    Clyburn has always been and will always be a racist fool. The only card in his deck is the race card. He sees code words in everything written or said of all non Democrats.

  • AmericaWILL

    What a moron.

  • Blue Collar Todd
  • SeniorD

    So I guess ‘Black on Black Murder’ or ‘Black on Black robbery’ or ‘Black on Black Crime’ is also racist?

    What about the good citizens of the ‘Crips’ or ‘Bloods’ or any other group of urban socialites?

  • Charlie

    I think the word *racist* is a dual code for “I hate white people” and “I have no valid argument”.

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    The South Carolina Democrats said criticism of Ambassador Susan Rice included “codewords.”

    Here’s something for Clyburn that has no code words in it at all: F&@k you, Clyburn.

  • kato

    Another stupid remark by another stupid race pimp.

    We have affirmative-action in the making of voting districts to make sure we have enough of these black dopes in Congress. Presumably, they’re the best and brightest their people can produce.

    Find any “code words” here, Congressdope?

  • bigL

    So when does he come up for re-election or has he been granted ‘senate tenancy’ for life?

  • Jungle John

    Why is anybody listening to this bag of krap?

  • mg4us

    As the saying goes:
    Rep Clyburn, it takes one to know one. . .so U B Da Racist!

    Heck Carter was Incompetent. . .it is a DemocRAT trait. .
    Ah but they think overspending and being Santa Claus makes them Competent.

    Competent corruptors!

    You know it!

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  • Rock

    Calyburn spitting on America, again. Whats new? He exemplifies the typical bigot.


    Here’s a code word for you Clyburn ‘You sir, are a race monger” Did you speak out like this and tell us about Democrats “code words” when they called Condi Rice “house ni–er”?????? So I guess it’s okay to annilate black conservatives, but if you “question” the motives of a black, female democrat you are a racist according to you. What a moron.