Rep. James Clyburn: Obama’s Problems Largely “Because Of The Color Of His Skin”
Congressman James Clyburn of South Carolina is the highest-ranking African American in Congress.
Clyburn, who met his wife at a 1960 court hearing after spending a night in jail for having engaged in a civil rights protest in Orangeburg, S.C…brought up Obama’s race as the first black president.
“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 noted that he himself got hate mail, racist phone calls and offensive faxes on a regular basis…
“When he sees his face being put on a chimpanzee’s body; do you think he didn’t see that?” Clyburn said. “And I suspect they send the same faxes to his office they send to mine.”
Just last month, Marilyn Davenport, an Orange County, CA Republican, sent around an email, showing Obama and his parents as monkeys. Davenport blamed the media at the time and refused to resign her party post.Click here for reuse options!
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