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Clyburn Blames ALEC for Scott Shooting

Clyburn Blames ALEC for Scott Shooting

Any excuse to start a political fight…

ALEC, or the American Legislative Exchange Council is an organization that is described as such:

“…is a nonprofit organization of conservative state legislators and private sector representatives that drafts and shares model state-level legislation for distribution among state governments in the United States. According to its website, ALEC “works to advance the fundamental principles of free-market enterprise, limited government, and federalism at the state level through a nonpartisan public-private partnership of America’s state legislators, members of the private sector and the general public”.

To many Democrats and others on the left, however, ALEC is some kind of modern version of the Illuminati, secretly working to take over the United States, using the people within their organization to brainwash public officials into doing their bidding.

There is no better example of the conspiracy mindset about ALEC than that in this clip of Representative James Clyburn of South Carolina. Chris Matthews decided to give Clyburn free reign to spit out a whole host of conspiracy theories about ALEC:

Interesting how he cannot remember the name of an organization he claims is “a cancer, eating at the inners of our society.” In the space of about 15 seconds, Clyburn managed to blame ALEC for passage of stand your ground laws and voter ID laws, and said they’re behind the drawing of new congressional districts in the states.

All of this, he said, gave license to officer Michael Slager to be a “rogue” who did what he did because he thought there would be no consequences.

When told of Clyburn’s comments about Stand Your Ground laws being thrown into the mix, attorney and SYG expert Andrew Branca emailed the following statement:

The SC shooting of Scott by Slager has absolutely nothing whatever to do with SYG. May as well blame the Alternative Minimum Tax or Marbury v. Madison, both are just as relevant to this case as SYG.

The shooting of Walter Scott by Michael Slager was horrific. Slager has been fired and charged with murder. This is a tragic case where people on both sides of the political spectrum have spoken out in unison. Hard to figure out why some are still attempting to start a political fight over it.



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Poor old crazy Collectivist. Just think of the monsters he has under his bed…

With all due respect, Representative Clyburn…

“That’s pretty retarded, sir.”

Henry Hawkins | April 10, 2015 at 12:14 pm

Not all crises are exploitable, but one has to try.

“A mind is a terrible thing to waste”!

Clyburn is a Pavlovian Go To Guy For The Socialist Race War Planners.

inspectorudy | April 10, 2015 at 2:35 pm

By Jove, I think we have found the missing link!

Jim Clyburn is an important historical figure. He’s not only the first black congressman from South Carolina since Reconstruction, being black is his ONLY qualification – for anything, ever.

He was a schoolteacher in segregated black schools. When desegregation came, the state kept the qualified black teachers, including his wife. But Jim didn’t make the cut, possibly because he is a moron.

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Then, fortune smiled upon him when state police fired upon demonstrators at SC State in 1968, killing three and injuring nearly two dozen. The “Orangeburg Massacre” threatened to ignite racial tension in the state, so Democratic Governor Bob McNair took decisive action – by creating a meaningless Civil Rights Commission to be headed by a black.

For Commissioner, he needed someone black, but not too awfully bright or pushy, credible enough to say the right things about race but malleable enough to take his high salary and not cause too much trouble.

Guess who fit the bill?

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Fast forward to the 1990 Census and redistricting. Frustrated that our Democrats in Congress were voting too liberal, but still being reelected, the Republican minority in the state legislature struck upon a brilliant plan: set aside one district with a large, gerrymandered black majority to assure a black congressman! This enlisted the black Democrats in Columbia, who cooperated in redistricting over the objections of the Democratic Good Old Boys.

But there were no really prominent black politicians at the time. Who could run and win?

Somebody woke up Clyburn, he ran, won, and will die in office.

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Through seniority alone, he has risen in the House Democratic leadership. He gained enough influence to get his ne’er-do-well daughter, failed community newspaper publisher Mignon Clyburn, appointed to first a state job and then to the FCC by Obama, where she currently draws a paycheck and mostly does as she’s told (although she has made some noise about Net Neutrality, someone said it might impact minorities).

So that’s Big Jim Clyburn, professional dunce and Congressman-for-Life. Feel free to ignore whatever comes out of his mouth; it rarely makes any sense, even to him.

    Those who doubt his moron bona fides just need to check out his daughter’s name. Mignon.

    I kid you not. His daughter is named after a cut of cow meat.

      gibbie in reply to Redneck Law. | April 10, 2015 at 7:03 pm

      I’m sorry to have to point out that mignon means “beloved” in French, although when applied to a female “mignonne” should be used.

      A self-proclaimed redneck calling a black man stupid for not knowing what “Mignon” means… doesn’t know the meaning of the word himself. Ouch.

Someone suggested an intriguing hypothesis to explain this outcome. The police force has been degraded through affirmative action that forced inclusion of less competent individuals and integration of less capable officers (e.g. women) that required establishment of aggressive policies in order to compensate for physiological disparities.

Somewhere in my attic is a Chatty Cathy doll that says smarter things when you pull her string.

No, liberals don’t think that ALEC is “modern version of the Illuminati” They know that is just a dating service for demagogues, ideologues, extremists, fools, opportunists, grifters and their oligarch masters. The masters provide the ghost writers and the money. They throw a few bones to the religious contingent, as long as they get what they want.

ALEC may not be secret, but they did try to fly under the radar. Its the dirty pool version of democracy.

Well, for a guy with an IQ in the negative numbers…