Its something sad to see but it seems that Congressman James Clyburn is suffering from some sort of disorder that fries his brain cells, or maybe he is suffering from the early stages of dementia, or possibly his Underoos are too tight. Whatever the malady, the house majority whip had another public bout of insanity today.
In an an interview published Monday on an African-Americans news site, TheGrio.com, Clyburn took his best shot at convincing black voters to get energized and come out in big numbers for Democratic party candidates. But instead of coming out with something logical, Clyburn spewed something that showed his showed his diminished mental capacity. If the GOP wins the house they will begin an investigation to prove President Obama was born outside the United States.
Clyburn, the third-ranking Democrat in the House, said Republicans will grind the government to a halt by issuing subpoenas against the Obama administration over a number of issues if they take power. He predicted that “gridlock” in Congress would “define” Obama’s first term if Republicans win the House, but expressed confidence his party would prevail.
Clyburn noted that Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), the ranking Republican on the House Oversight panel, has said will will issue “subpoenas everywhere” if Republicans win the majority.
“The White House will be full-time responding to subpoenas about where the president may or may not have been born, whether his mother and father were ever married, and whether his wife’s family is from Georgetown or Sampit,” Clyburn said in . “That will define the next two years of the president’s administration.
Of course Congressman Issa’s office replied diplomatically without pointing out Clyburn’s malady.
Issa has promised to ramp up his probes into the Obama administration, but his spokesman said he would not pursue the “birther” controversy and that the congressman has not spoken about the issue.
“The Democratic Caucus doesn’t take Jim Clyburn seriously – Americans shouldn’t take his ridiculous claims seriously either,” said Issa spokesman Kurt Bardella in an e-mail. Bardella noted that Issa has already released his “blueprint for oversight” that focuses on investigating the expansion of government.
Congressman Clyburn went on to blame conservative media for the birther phenomenon and said others could rebut those views if the Fairness Doctrine, a government policy abolished in the 1980s that required broadcasters to give both sides equal time on political programs, was still in place. Of course has forgotten the guru of birtherism Philip Berg is a long time Democrat.
Poor Congressman Clyburn, it is so obvious he is losing touch with reality, well either that or deliberately making up stories to scare voters. But I would never accuse an honorable man like James Clyburn of deliberately trying to scare voters, so it obviously must be some sort of brain disorder.