Life is great in the wonderful big tent where socialists and racists mingle and form the rotting donkey carcass that is the Democrat faction.
South Carolina Rep. Jim Clyburn sent a warning shot Wednesday toward a likely incoming freshman who beat one of Clyburn’s fellow members of House leadership in a primary, suggesting she may have a long wait before she has a chance at leadership.
Clyburn, who is the number three Democrat in the House of Representatives, directed the comments at Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the New York candidate who beat Rep. Joe Crowley last month in an upset.
“I would ask her to remember how long I had to wait to get here,” Clyburn said on BuzzFeed News’ AM to DM on Wednesday morning when asked if Ocasio-Cortez would have to wait for her turn at seniority.
“Let’s not forget the history of all of this,” said Clyburn. “And I think that all of the folks who have that mentality seem not to give much respect to those of us who sat in jails, as I did, so that they would have the kind of activities or the kinds of rights that they have today.”
Shut up! You didn’t even sit in jail yet.
Clyburn, like so much of the CBC, is a “civil rights hero” ™ and so deserves his seat. He’s also rolling in privilege and entitlement. Take his defense of Rep. Conyers (also a hero). And heroes didn’t work this hard to spend decades lounging around Washington D.C. to occasionally bellow at a hearing or MSNBC interview just to give it up to some bartender with an international relations background and no clue about anything.
Let Cortez wait in line the way Clyburn did.