Veteran Democratic Leader Says The Main Issue Obama Faces Is Racism

- By Bossip Staff

The highest ranking African-American in Congress and House Assistant Democratic Leader, Jim Clyburn, says most of President Obama’s political issues stem from racism. Having been instrumental in the civil rights movement in the 60’s, the 70-year-old congressman highlighted the fact that he still receives hate mail, racist phone calls and revolting faxes regularly. When asked how his experience with offensive correspondence is related to President Obama, he replied, “”We have the same skin color; that’s how it relates to him. And I suspect they send the same faxes to his office they send to mine.”

“You know, I’m 70 years old,” he said. “And I can tell you; people don’t like to deal with it, but the fact of the matter is, the president’s problems are in large measure because of the color of his skin.

Clyburn described a recent racist image of Obama that received widespread news coverage.

“When he sees his face being put on a chimpanzee’s body; do you think he didn’t see that?” Clyburn said.

Clyburn also believes racism was the driving force behind the “birther” theories.

“I don’t know why anybody didn’t ask for John McCain’s” birth certificate, Clyburn said. “He wasn’t even born in this country.”

The Republican senator from Arizona, whom Obama defeated in the 2008 presidential election, was born at the Coco Solo Naval Air Station in the Panama Canal Zone, where his father served as an officer who’d later become an admiral and commander of the U.S. Pacific Command.

Despite the underhanded and blatant racism that Clyburn, Obama and many other black politicians turn a blind eye to, Clyburn believes the president’s prospects for re-election are promising.

“I think they’re improving every day,” Clyburn said. “I think the president has been a good president, a great commander in chief.”

Well, it had to be said and thank you Mr. Clyburn for speaking the truth. Now the question is: will this truth be acknowledged or somehow reversed?



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  • Petri

    Who are these people that feel so privileged because of the color of their skin??? You don’t choose your skin color. What a sad thing to be proud of. Pride should come from accomplishments. Doesn’t surprise me that people with that mentality do such evil things. I’m happy to be black….. Not proud of it.

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    • AMBER

      Because skin colour represents achievement and pride in it. Those who are associated with a skin colour that is university seen “criminal” and un-productive. May discrimination because of the stereotypes that are associated with it. from Barack to lil wayne, there is a big difference in self pride and presentation.

      – dont act like you dont know.

  • Big Cain

    I agree. I hate my country for its evil ways.

  • NudeBlackBeautyWeb

    What else is new? Did people actually think the first black prez was going to have a smooth ride? Obama is either extremely naive or extremely brave.

  • robbie

    we all know that first-and-foremost.

  • http://bossip Public Enemy #1........A Blk Man who has knowledge of Self!

    This racism will also be laid to rest by the tornadoes.

    • Daniel

      Not cool…I dont advicate death and violence to anyone. And insurance companies will compensate the white people before they do the thousands of black people also affected.
      I have read your past posts…dont confuse knowledge of self with narcism.

  • Hannibal


    SARAH PALIN 2012!

  • always knew


    That and the fact that he has no real economic plan to turn this country around. If he did he would start finding more ways to keep businesses, here in the states, address illegal immigration (it’s not working and most blks know they are trying to repatriate this country, it’s not working, they are killing blks in droves out here in the West, thousands found in drop houses, increased violence on the border, from drug cartels and still he backs them.

    He needs to completely pull out of talks with the Middle East and Israel, who cares if they kill each other..They have been fighting for thousands of years… He’s spending $$ developing other nations, as ours gets worse..This nation needs to return to economic prosperity. Take care of home first. We keep spending billions on these fools.. enough is enough.. I hate his foreign policies, put sanctions on all of them , cut them off, I bet they’ll find a way.. and if not, wait until they kill each other and then take over their land..

    I’m sorry, it IS race related, but to me Barack, has more problems, than he knows how to fix.. Sorry.


      you sound dumb”blah blah blah, jobs blah blah taxes blah blah, STFU

  • always knew

    Hannibal 5/26/11, 12:33:PM


    SARAH PALIN 2012!

    You are such a loser.

    I dont like B’s policies, but I sure as heck, aint voting for Sarah or any of the Republicans line up.. I probably just wont vote at all..

    Tired of choosing between lesser evils..

    • Hannibal


      SARAH PALIN 2012!

  • Dread

    Talk about kissing some tail..This man is like the rest of the blind sheepling that doesnt see the truth thats in front of there face when it comes to african americans..To praise a man that is doing nothing for this country is pathetic..Makes me shake my head at the way most AA are turning a blind eye to the fact that this so called preseident isnt doing anything to help this country out other then to continue to spend money on unnecessary trips thats not benefiting the u.s.a. but benefiting himself..Its ppl like this guy that stays clinging to the 50’s and 60’s era and cant get past the civil rights era..He probably would be happy inside if we was back in those times..

  • Wendy

    No you don’t say! For real!!

  • Jose

    Black guy bringing up the racist card… what new?

    The main issue with Obama is he hasn’t done shi_t… other than use China’s money to hunt down/kill osama.

  • ignoranceisbliss

    Racism will always play a role in politics in this country both black white Latino Asian politicians face racism just charge it to the game…Racist people are ignorant fools.

  • LOL

    Bush did even less than Obama, and was the main cause of the mess this country is in now. funny how you all LOVE to forget that little fact. do you honestly think this country would be in better shape if McCain had won? seriously? LOL

    • Dread

      one of the main reason was the banks lending money to all those ignorant ppl black and white who knew they couldn’t afford the housing loans and didnt educate themselves on the ends and outs of the housing game and how the loans worked..People should be blaming themselves for messing up..Should bush get some of the blame yes but to entirely blame him is wrong when you need to look at the banks and the indiviuals who signed the deeds to the houses they bought..

  • Juliemango

    Racism racism go away come again another day – preferably when obama leaves the white house!!!

  • wow

    Listen up idiots, it has always been about race, and yes our President Obama does have a lot things to fixed that was MESSED up previously to him taking office. Why is America so dumb!!! Like he’s going to come in to the white and have magic to fix the issue, give me a damn break. He has done what he said that he was going to do. People want the economy fix, go get a job at mcdonalds instead of saying they don’t pay enough, go work at a grocery store as a cashier and if you don’t want to work and fix the country then U are the problems.

  • white male

    Obama will be known for helpong the middle east become more extremist

  • please ppl

    The economy is getting better. but the ppl who lost their homes and jobs during G.W. bull—-. era will have to work harder to regain a lot of what they did loose. so why don`t u all who think that blacks are the only ones r ignorant. pay attention we all including whites r suffering.

  • noble

    Come on yall. Consider the context. Congressman Clyburn was in the civil rights movement, is 70 years old and is from South Carolina. He gets death threats. Lots of them. When Black members of Congress walked into the Capitol Rotunda last year, healthcare reform (Teabagger) protesters lined up, jeered at the Black Congresspeople, spit at them and yelled death threats at them all while white Congress members stood in the outside balcony smiling and pointing them out to the protesters. For him to keep this up is more than he really has to do. Yes, what he’s saying is obvious to us but he risks his life every time he says it. People are crazy and bloodthirsty out here. He could stick to policy issues and shut up about race because you have got to know these are his coworkers he’s talking about and they have the ability to make life very difficult for him but he’s chosen to speak out and I say good FOR HIM.

    • Dread

      All those threats and spitting was found out to be lies coming from democrats that wanted to make it look like it was about race when acually those politicans was trying to provoke the demostraters into doing racist things..even though there could have been some it was never found to be true but they did find out the democrats was the cause of starting the majority of the issues..Get it right before you go and speak false facts..this man is a bitterold hack that doesnothing but stir up race issues anytime someone says something bad about the president..but its ok for black leaders and ppl in general to say ignorant comments bout other races and its ok?? cant have it bout ways..

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