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Day By Day November 15, 2010 – No.3Dream

Day By Day by Chris Muir

African-American voters support the Democratic Party over 9:1 in elections and yet when one of their own seek to run for the number two (minority) leadership position in the House, they are asked to step aside for party unity. What a joke.

Rep. James Clyburn says he is in favor of a plan laid out by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in which Clyburn would become assistant leader, a new position that would preserve his No. 3 ranking in the party.

Pelosi is seeking to remain the top House Democrat when they become the minority party next year.

“Should I receive the privilege of serving as House Democratic Leader, I will be very honored to nominate our outstanding colleague, Congressman Jim Clyburn of South Carolina, to serve in the number three House Democratic position,” Pelosi said in a letter today to House members. “I will also ask the Caucus to designate that position as Assistant Leader.”

Clyburn sent a follow-up letter today to House Democrats in which he asked them to support Pelosi’s idea.

“It adds an elected Leadership position and maintains a Leadership structure that honors the diversity and fosters the unity of our Caucus,” Clyburn wrote.

A lesson to be learned by Latino voters in the Southwest now that they are supporting the Democrats en block by a 3 to 1 margin?

Politics based on race, looks like a non-starter for the long term health of American politics. Somebody will always be disappointed.


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