By John Velisek USN (Ret), staff writer
Last week, Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) sat down with Voice of America host Carol Castiel and network congressional correspondent Cindy Saine .
When asked about the Iran deal Clyburn said, “It’s one thing to review it. It’s something else to veto. I don’t think that Congress ought to have any right to circumvent the president. And this foolishness that has been going on up here, it’s just foolishness. And we have to be very, very careful and for people to not see … Look, I am old enough to have seen and paid close attention to many presidents, all the way back to Truman. I first, got interested in politics when Truman ran against Dewey back in 1948. And I have follow[ed] closely every president ever since. And so I will say to my friends, ‘Be very, very careful about how you treat this President, because turnabout is fair play. And I think that this president has not been treated with dignity and respect that he should be treated with. Especially when it comes to his dealing with foreign countries. And that, to me, is a big problem here. So I support this country speaking with one voice when we get beyond the water’s edge. That is not taking place now. So these shenanigans that took place here, the letter that they wrote, the invitation to Netanyahu to address them, to me went beyond the pale.”
My Opinion: And now America is being threatened by a corrupt politician to withhold any criticism of this President? We can’t call him a Nazi, like the Democrats did Bush, or make a movie about his assassination. We can’t claim that he is a racist or a race baiter because, after all, blacks can’t be racist and can’t be race baiters, right? Go away Sir, and when you can get your own house in order, perhaps people will listen.
And by the way, Rep. Clyburn’s suggestion that the country “speak with one voice when we get beyond the water’s edge” didn’t apply to George Bush. Not that the congressman is a hypocrite, but he voted to investigate Bush for: “lying about Iraq,” voted YES on deploying US troops out of Iraq in 90 days (contrary to the Bush policy), voted NO on declaring Iraq part of War on Terror with no exit date, (contrary to Bush policy), voted NO on authorizing military force in Iraq (again, contrary to Bush policy) and yes, the valiant “Water’s Edge” Clyburn even voted NO on approving removal of Saddam & [recognizing the] valiant service of US troops.