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Rep. Clyburn: MLK ´forecast´
issues Obama would face

The Hill [Washington, DC], by Geneva Sands

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 1/21/2013 10:54:15 AM

Rep. James Clyburn (S.C.) said on Monday that many of the policy issues that President Obama has faced while in office were "forecast" by Martin Luther King Jr. "I believe that so much of what President Obama has confronted was sort of forecast by Martin Luther King Jr.," said Clyburn on CNN´s "Starting Point." Clyburn, speaking on the morning or Obama´s second inauguration — which for the second time coincides with Martin Luther King Jr. Day — told CNN that the first-term healthcare legislation was an example of King´s foresight.

Clayburn said the first-term healthcare legislation was an example of King´s foresight?? This guy is as intelligent as Jesse Jackson.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mitzi, 1/21/2013 11:02:11 AM     (No. 9129865)

Too bad he couldn´t forecast his own demise! /s

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Reply 2 - Posted by: thethirdruffian, 1/21/2013 11:02:39 AM     (No. 9129868)

Yes, Obama is being judged by the content of his character and found lacking.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: brdg, 1/21/2013 11:03:59 AM     (No. 9129872)

I reread Dr. King´s Dream speech yesterday to get the exact quote: "I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." Admirable. Unfortunately, since that 1963 speech, the content of character of African Americans has declined precipitously. I see two sources of blame.

Firstly, a failed war on poverty. Although the war has created a safety net for the elderly and the young, it has devastated the working age black community. Why? Because the war has been fought with free money and white guilt. With every new handout came increases in black poverty, dropouts and crime. Obamacare will only make it worse. Nothing the government has done since President Lyndon Johnson´s 1964 War on Poverty began has incentivized anyone toward self sufficiency. Even economists like Milton Friedman argue that the "war" has had a negative impact.

Secondly, blame lies with black leaders who make excuses rather than denounce the ever growing ranks of dropouts, deadbeats, and drug dealers in their community. These "leaders" are more responsible for the destruction of civilization than all of the world´s Islamic leaders who refuse to denounce terrorists and terrorism.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: brdg, 1/21/2013 11:04:30 AM     (No. 9129874)

I, too, have a dream. I dream of an America where we can discuss the vastly disproportionate failures of the African American community without spontaneous hysterical cries of racism from a myopic population with a vested interest in the status quo. How can we attempt to solve the problem if it is racist to even talk about the problem? It is time to admit defeat in the war on poverty, regroup, and draw a line in the sand. I believe strongly that the war on poverty should be fought with education and accountability. This does not mean more $30 Billion ´for the children´ bond issues (CA 2012). No. This means dramatically cutting Cash for Flunkers.
Whether it´s another intentional child out of wedlock, or being intentionally unproductive to qualify for section 8 housing, the poor know exactly how to get more free money. Imagine poverty, and the nearly twice as large black poverty, dropping by more than a third in a generation if a high school diploma is required for full benefits. Entitlements must be cut. Here is a constructive, productive and fair way to do it. You can legislate equality all you like, but respect is earned, not doled out by government fiat.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 1/21/2013 11:27:26 AM     (No. 9129935)

I kind of doubt MLK thought the first black president would be the Africa born, American hating commie that is Obama.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: lydwho, 1/21/2013 11:29:26 AM     (No. 9129941)

The racist blacks are at it again!!!!


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Reply 7 - Posted by: bearcat, 1/21/2013 11:41:59 AM     (No. 9129981)

And the media tries to enforce the impression that blacks are half the population, when in fact try are still about 14%. Why doesn´t this concern them?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: TakeBackAmerica, 1/21/2013 11:45:28 AM     (No. 9129991)

Good post #3. Friedman is worth reading these days. Black leaders are often criminals (think of Nagin) with their hands in the pockets of American taxpayers.

On what is probably a related matter, there is also on-going, self-defeating resentment of whites by blacks who haven´t been able to get past the days of back-of-the-bus segregation.

As for Zippy? He´s simply a traitor planted by George Soros and other commies to destroy America.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: WhamDBambam, 1/21/2013 11:47:36 AM     (No. 9129999)

Representative Clyburn might have better success spreading his point of view if he could ever learn to speak English. As best I can tell, his native language is Bullfrog.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: bighambone, 1/21/2013 1:24:43 PM     (No. 9130283)

Give him a break, as his whole career is built on the old civil rights movement, so he has to portray it as the creator of the current liberal agenda. It was impossible for ML King to forecast what is happening during the Obama era as the USA was a different country back when King was alive.

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