Black Democratic Leader Says Bubba Is Acting "Bizarre"
When Barack Obama wins 92% of the black Democratic vote in Pennsylvania you know that the Clintons may have a problem.
U.S. House Majority Whip Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) is lashing out at Bill Clinton. (Reuters)
South Carolina Rep. James Clyburn, one of the most influential black leaders in Congress, said Bill Clinton’s racially charged comments over the course of the presidential campaign have “incensed” the black community, according to an article Thursday on The New York Times Web site.
Clyburn, a Democratic superdelegate who has not yet endorsed either Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama, told the Times that Bill Clinton’s “bizarre” conduct on the campaign trail threatens to damage his once vibrant relationship with the black community.
“When he was going through his impeachment problems, it was the black community that bellied up to the bar,” Clyburn said. “I think black folks feel strongly that … this is a strange way for President Clinton to show his appreciation.”
He added that black Americans are “incensed over all of this” and almost unanimously believe the Clintons “are committed to doing everything they possibly can to damage Obama to a point that he could never win.”
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