Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Clyburn: Palin 'Seems Not to Be Able to Understand What's Going on Here'

Good grief, don't these people know when to shut up?
A House Democratic leader on Wednesday lashed out at Sarah Palin, accusing the former Alaska governor of being intellectually unable of understanding why she's faced criticism related to the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.).

Assistant Democratic Leader James Clyburn (D-S.C.) said that Palin had missed the point by releasing a statement this morning blasting the media for "blood libel" for looking to assign blame in part to her rhetoric after the attempted assassination of Giffords last weekend.

"You know, Sarah Palin just can't seem to get it, on any front. I think she's an attractive person, she is articulate," Clyburn said on the Bill Press radio show. "But I think intellectually, she seems not to be able to understand what's going on here."
No doubt the feminists will be up in arms about this. Oh, yes, she's a pretty girl, now run along and let the intellectuals handle this..."

Could you imagine a Republican getting away with such a condescending, sexist remark? No, neither can I. But Clyburn will get a free pass. He's got that protective coating of melanin that allows him to just scream "Raaaacist"! if you criticize him.

So Palin's an idiot, but he' some towering intellect, huh?

This insulting and demeaning rhetoric from the Democrats has to stop. There's one sure way it can: The president can tell his party to knock it off. The fact he hasn't for four days now speaks for itself.


Dave C said...

Wait.. is Clyburn the Assistant Minority Leader or the Assistant To The Minority Leader?   

(Also, the big switch has happened.  Republicans use to be the 'minority party'.  Minority Whip, Minority leader.. Now it's the Democrat Whip and the Democrat Leader..  Not Minority Whip or leader. )

Aaron Worthing said...

similar thoughts, here.

i find it amazing he suggests she doesn't know what it is like to face death threats.

David Spence said...

Even the Georgia congressman who objected to deploying some troops to Guam because their presence would put so much weight on the island that it would tip over and capsize makes Clyburn look stupid. Clyburn is a shameless race hustler, an idiot and a disgrace.

Michael Ryan said...

I blame clowns like this for the fact that nearly 6,000 blacks every year commit murder.  I think intellectually they are not able to understand.  Must be the government controling the grammar.