I get it now....the black quasi-socialist progressive fundamentalist racism chaser just wants America to understand that it is all about US. The world revolves around US. White people need to just bow down and start licking our boots because we (black people) are entitled to our government funds at any cost! At least that's the tone I'm getting for the U.S. Rep James Clyburn, D-SC.:
COLUMBIA, S.C. – The highest-ranking black congressman said Thursday that
opposition to the federal stimulus package by southern GOP governors is "a slap
in the face of African-Americans."
U.S. Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., said he
was insulted when the governors of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and his home state, which have large black populations, said they might not accept some of
the money from the $787 billion stimulus package…
"These four governors represent states that are in the proverbial black belt," Clyburn said.
A spokesman for South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford accused Clyburn of playing the
"Spending money at the federal level that we do not have
represents a future tax increase on all South Carolinian, regardless of their color," Sanford spokesman Joel Sawyer said in an e-mail statement. "And in the process of doing so, he’s ripping off everyone he claims to represent."
Clyburn spokeswoman Hope Derrick later said Clyburn didn’t mean he thought
those governors were racially motivated in their opposition, but that rejecting
stimulus money would hurt black residents.
Clyburn began his remarks to reporters Thursday by talking about the Juneteenth celebration, which marks when slaves in Texas finally learned they had been freed by the Emancipation Proclamation more than a year after it happened.
"Knowing my history and knowing Texas history, all of this, it was a slap in the face of African-Americans," Clyburn said. (Source)
This is a classic example of what the democrat party has incubated. Black folks are poor, dejected, disadvantaged and entitled to government funds no matter what the cost! Does Rep. Clyburn represent all South Carolinians or just black ones? We need to start seeing ourselves as Americans not some special class of people who are entitled to money, jobs, promotions,loans etc. that we have not earned, merited, or qualifed for on the basis of income or credit. Perhaps then we will be treated as "real" equals and not contrived ones. I don't want to be in the "Special Olympics" for the game of life. If we are just as gifted and talented then lets start acting like it and stop holding our hands out.