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Sat Nov 28, 2020, 07:29 PM

Somewhat disappointed with Rep. Clyburn

Report: Rep. Clyburn Disappointed With Cabinet Picks

South Carolina Rep. Jim Clyburn told The Hill that not enough Black Americans have been nominated to join the incoming Biden administration.

https://www.newsy.com/stories/report-rep-clyburn-disappointed-with-cabinet-picks/

The top pick VP Harris? And, the process is not even over. No wonder Democrats have problem maintaining majority.

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Reply Somewhat disappointed with Rep. Clyburn (Original post)
kansasobama Nov 2020 OP
brush Nov 2020 #1
helpisontheway Nov 2020 #2
Sucha NastyWoman Nov 2020 #3
LovingA2andMI Nov 2020 #15
Sucha NastyWoman Nov 2020 #23
LovingA2andMI Nov 2020 #16
WVGal1963 Nov 2020 #4
LAS14 Nov 2020 #6
Hortensis Nov 2020 #5
LAS14 Nov 2020 #8
Orangepeel Nov 2020 #12
marmar Nov 2020 #13
Hortensis Nov 2020 #24
BusyBeingBest Nov 2020 #7
CentralMass Nov 2020 #18
jcgoldie Nov 2020 #21
Hortensis Nov 2020 #25
still_one Nov 2020 #9
marmar Nov 2020 #10
a kennedy Nov 2020 #14
marmar Nov 2020 #11
tavernier Nov 2020 #17
WhiteTara Nov 2020 #19
marmar Nov 2020 #20
WhiteTara Nov 2020 #22
RandiFan1290 Nov 2020 #26

Response to kansasobama (Original post)

Sat Nov 28, 2020, 07:33 PM

1. Relax. It's called reminding Joe who bought him to the dance.

That's how the game is played.

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Response to kansasobama (Original post)

Sat Nov 28, 2020, 07:35 PM

2. I'm disappointed too. If he has a problem he should go directly to Joe/Kamala not the press. Nt

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Response to kansasobama (Original post)

Sat Nov 28, 2020, 07:40 PM

3. I'd have to agree with you.

On the report I saw (think it was CNN) they said he had only picked one black person for his cabinet so far, and never mentioned Kamala Harris.

When he does choose the next black or Hispanic or female member of his administration, Iíd like to think it was not a choice made on the basis of race, ethnicity or sex, but a choice of who could really do the best job, and that in the end a sufficiently diverse administration would result, so that no Democrat could question his choices.

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Response to Sucha NastyWoman (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 28, 2020, 08:08 PM

15. Who Got Him Into Office?

Black Americans in Detroit, Milwaukee and Philly. Yes, we are owed something and Rep. Clyburn is right on point.

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Response to LovingA2andMI (Reply #15)

Sat Nov 28, 2020, 10:15 PM

23. A lot of different and important coalitions

Anyone one of which we canít do without.

Although I agree that black women are probably the most important and most loyal voters in our party.

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Response to Sucha NastyWoman (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 28, 2020, 08:08 PM

16. Who Got Him Into Office?

Black Americans in Detroit, Milwaukee and Philly. Yes, we are owed something and Rep. Clyburn is right on point.

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Response to kansasobama (Original post)

Sat Nov 28, 2020, 07:45 PM

4. Oh stop!

Give it a break, DU!! STOP doing this....NO MORE DIVISION!! Give PE Biden more time.

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Response to WVGal1963 (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 28, 2020, 07:49 PM

6. Sounds like the OP was giving Biden a break! nt

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Response to kansasobama (Original post)

Sat Nov 28, 2020, 07:46 PM

5. First female AND Indian-AA VP, PLUS the most diverse cabinet in history --

already and not finished appointing.

Clyburn's just pushing for more appointments from his own racial caucus, and that's not out of line for a man of his stature. AA are 13.3% of all Americans after all.

But I do hope he's not really disappointed with our first female director of national intelligence, our first black female ambassador to the UN, and our first female secretary of the treasury. After all, every one of these women break the glass ceiling for HALF of all AA, and black women matter. And of course hopefully he's not really disappointed with our first Latino immigrant head of the Department of Homeland Security.

President-Elect Biden: "While this team has unmatched experience and accomplishments, they also reflect the idea that we cannot meet these challenges with old thinking and unchanged habits."

So true!

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 28, 2020, 07:51 PM

8. "our first black female ambassador to the UN," .... Susan Rice???? nt

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Response to LAS14 (Reply #8)

Sat Nov 28, 2020, 08:02 PM

12. Linda Thomas-Greenfield

https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/24/politics/linda-thomas-greenfield-profile/index.html

Washington (CNN)Linda Thomas-Greenfield grew up in Louisiana, "in a segregated town in which the KKK regularly would come on weekends and burn a cross in somebody's yard," she recounted in a TED Talk in 2018. Neither of her parents graduated high school.

Attending Louisiana State University in the early 1970s, she encountered a "hostile environment" where she faced harassment and racism.
She was forced out at the outset of the Trump administration after a decades-long career at the State Department.

Now Thomas-Greenfield is poised to take on one of her country's most senior diplomatic jobs as President-elect Joe Biden's pick to be US ambassador to the United Nations.

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Response to Orangepeel (Reply #12)

Sat Nov 28, 2020, 08:04 PM

13. The point is that Susan Rice was the first.

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Response to LAS14 (Reply #8)

Sun Nov 29, 2020, 12:10 PM

24. Whoops, hipped on firsts. :) Second, and that's its own point also. nt

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Response to kansasobama (Original post)

Sat Nov 28, 2020, 07:51 PM

7. Biden has already listened to him quite a bit.

Not sure he was supposed to let one guy in the House dictate all his choices.

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Response to BusyBeingBest (Reply #7)

Sat Nov 28, 2020, 08:14 PM

18. Well he was given all the credit for Biden winning the primary by many.

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Response to CentralMass (Reply #18)

Sat Nov 28, 2020, 08:39 PM

21. Which he deserves

Biden's campaign was in a very precarious position when he arrived in South Carolina and Jim Clyburn had more to do with him turning it around there than anyone. I do not think any endorsement carried as much weight all year.

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Response to CentralMass (Reply #18)

Sun Nov 29, 2020, 12:30 PM

25. :) Propagandists and gullible dopes. Voters in 48 states were NOT swinging right

to follow the lead of whitey-white little IA and NH. Or collapsing in despair because we'd already lost!

The Big Money-owned MSM, and of course the hostile left, were pushing that idea hard, of course -- Biden was already shot down, whole election over at the starting line. Biden had longstanding strong support in NC, and Clyburn did what he was supposed to to keep turnout from dipping a bit -- NOT to keep support from tanking.

I just wish those who did buy the media sabotage might belatedly consider how enormously insulting it was to our voters in NC. And everywhere else.

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Response to kansasobama (Original post)

Sat Nov 28, 2020, 07:54 PM

9. No surprise The Hill is pushing this. I suspect The Hill is shading this in a more negative tone

than Rep Clyburn expressed

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Response to still_one (Reply #9)

Sat Nov 28, 2020, 07:54 PM

10. Agreed.

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Response to still_one (Reply #9)

Sat Nov 28, 2020, 08:08 PM

14. Got that right......ugh, The Hill, one of the worst one sided organizations ever.i

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Response to kansasobama (Original post)

Sat Nov 28, 2020, 07:59 PM

11. "No wonder Democrats have problem maintaining majority."


???


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Response to kansasobama (Original post)

Sat Nov 28, 2020, 08:10 PM

17. Yup. Not one Latvian/American chosen so far.

Hey, we are good looking and smart, kick your ass in sports, and if you ever eat piragi and skabie kaposti, you too will be singing LIGO songs and wearing an oak leaf crown on your head ever year at summer solstice.

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Response to kansasobama (Original post)

Sat Nov 28, 2020, 08:25 PM

19. I think he's happier now that the new SoD is the first black man

to hold that position.

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Response to WhiteTara (Reply #19)

Sat Nov 28, 2020, 08:28 PM

20. That's not official yet though, right?

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Response to marmar (Reply #20)

Sat Nov 28, 2020, 08:40 PM

22. No, I don't think it has been announced, just

heavily rumored.

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Response to kansasobama (Original post)

Sun Nov 29, 2020, 12:34 PM

26. Welcome Back to DU

trump lost

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