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Congressional Black Caucus
Pushes Clyburn for
Transportation Secretary

National Journal, by Jim O´Sullivan

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Posted By:BuckeyeRon, 2/6/2013 11:53:34 AM

The Congressional Black Caucus is lobbying President Obama to name Assistant House Democratic Leader James Clyburn, D-S.C., as his new Transportation secretary. Rep. Marcia Fudge, the Ohio Democrat who chairs the caucus, told National Journal on Tuesday that she had sent a letter on behalf of the caucus to recommend Clyburn, who has long worked on transportation issues. The advice comes as Obama has faced criticism for a lack of diversity in his Cabinet, exacerbated by the departures of a string of female and non-white officials.(Snip)The caucus last month recommended Rep. Barbara Lee,D-Calif., for Labor secretary and Melvin Watt,D-N.C.,
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Reply 1 - Posted by: StormCnter, 2/6/2013 12:02:24 PM     (No. 9161840)

Oh, Lawd!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: SheikYerBooty, 2/6/2013 12:02:58 PM     (No. 9161845)

The incompetent, corrupt, America hating racist couldn´t run a 2 car parade without a 10 car pile up.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: GringoinQuito, 2/6/2013 12:04:17 PM     (No. 9161849)

So this is how it is now, qualification based on the color of your skin, gender, or ethnic background.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: oh-heck, 2/6/2013 12:11:35 PM     (No. 9161871)

The other qualification is that he can fit in an airline seat if the armrest is raised.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: melanie, 2/6/2013 12:16:46 PM     (No. 9161882)

He is as dumb as LaHood, the guy he is replacing. I guess that is sort of good news. Things won´t be much worse, I hope.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 2/6/2013 12:24:45 PM     (No. 9161901)

Reply 5. Respectfully I disagree. Government corruption and incompetence can always get worse. Especially when affirmative action kicks in and an idiot like cluburn is promoted to a powerful position.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: BuckeyeRon, 2/6/2013 12:28:04 PM     (No. 9161907)

Frenzied lobbying is under way in DC with Blacks, Hispanics, homosexuals, and women all demanding a piece of the cabinet pie...pass the popcorn...

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Reply 8 - Posted by: chicodon, 2/6/2013 12:31:15 PM     (No. 9161915)

Marcia Fudge? Obama´s Cabinet members are beginning to look like the cast of the Original Batman TV series.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: TexasHillCountry, 2/6/2013 12:35:26 PM     (No. 9161922)

And the Republican Governor of South Carolina gets to appoint another Republican to the House of Representatives. Perhaps a black Republican woman on a par with Ms. Love from Montana, was it?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: southron, 2/6/2013 1:03:17 PM     (No. 9161971)

Clyburn is a Representative only because a special district was created out of snakelike zig-zag borders to make sure that only a black could be elected. Clyburn is a pathetic joke but Obama appointed his daughter to an important government position.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: peebster, 2/6/2013 1:14:43 PM     (No. 9161992)

...so he can´t be criticized when they decree that you must drive a gov´t motors lawn mower, because to do so would be racist, doncha know....

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Reply 12 - Posted by: halfnorsk, 2/6/2013 1:27:46 PM     (No. 9162014)

Clyburn has the key qualification for a cabinet seat: Incompetence.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Jonr, 2/6/2013 1:39:43 PM     (No. 9162031)

We need a white caucus now! I am sick of these black caucuses trying to determine how things go based on their skin color. Perhaps a counterbalance is now in order!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: weirdone, 2/6/2013 2:00:45 PM     (No. 9162072)



Good choice, he can apply the same thinking there as he has in the congress, will make it up as he goes along.

“Most of what we do down here isn’t even mentioned in the Constitution but we do it anyway.”

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Reply 15 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 2/6/2013 2:05:50 PM     (No. 9162084)

@#9: Governor`s cannot appoint House members. A special election must be held. Appointments only apply to the senate.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: lakerman1, 2/6/2013 2:09:08 PM     (No. 9162089)

clyburn´s daughter is an FCC commissioner. Clyburn, as Transportation Secretary, could
really loot the federal treasury.
And Barbara Lee is a marxist.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 2/6/2013 2:45:16 PM     (No. 9162150)

From what i have seen of this man, he is just plain incompetent, to say the least. just the kind of person the president requires to do his bidding.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: sternben, 2/6/2013 3:17:57 PM     (No. 9162212)

Clyburn´s most notable constituent is Pedro, the mascot for South of the Border, a pit stop on I-95.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Italiano, 2/6/2013 6:46:13 PM     (No. 9162534)

Make him spell "transportation."

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Reply 20 - Posted by: NotaBene, 2/7/2013 3:11:48 AM     (No. 9162929)

I heard Rep. Clyburn speak and he is unintelligible.

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