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Clyburn Calls Dem Candidate GOP Plant

From The Hill:

Alvin Greene, the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in South Carolina.

Clyburn says S.C. Dem Senate candidate is a ‘plant,’ calls for probe

By Michael O’Brien – 06/10/10

The man nominated as Democrats’ candidate for Senate in South Carolina might have been a "plant," a high-ranking Democrat suggested Thursday.

House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) called on the U.S. attorney’s office in South Carolina to investigate the circumstances that led to Alvin Greene winning the Democratic Senate primary in his state earlier this week.

"There were some real shenanigans going on in the South Carolina primary," Clyburn said during an appearance on the liberal Bill Press radio show. "I don’t know if he was a Republican plant; he was someone’s plant."

It takes one to know one, we guess. Mr. Clyburn being one of the more notorious potted plants in Washington.

The third-ranking House Democrat said he found it strange that Greene, a relative unknown prior to Tuesday, was able to produce the money to register and run for Senate despite being unemployed.

Greene allegedly tried to pay the registation [sic] fee in cash, and Clyburn said he wondered whether an outside party might have funded both the fee and Greene’s campaign, in violation of federal campaign finance laws.

Despite having no real campaign or prior political support in the state, Greene won the primary to face Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) this fall with nearly 59 percent of the vote — almost 100,000 votes.

The South Carolina Democratic Party called on Greene on Wednesday to drop out of the race after The Associated Press reported that the candidate is facing felony charges for having allegedly displayed pornographic images to a college student.

Adding to the pressure on Greene was Clyburn’s call for the U.S. attorney to look at the possibility that an outside party might have funded Greene’s campaign beyond legally permissible limits, and without having disclosed the source of those payments

"I think there’s some federal laws being violated in this race, but I think some shenanigans are going on in South Carolina," Clyburn explained. "Somebody gave him that $10,000 and he who took it should be investigated, and he who gave it should be investigated."

Yes, these “shenanigans” should be investigated right after they investigate the White House bribe offers to Messrs Sestak and Romanoff (and probably others).

But Mr. Greene sure sounds like a typical Democrat Congressional candidate to us.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, June 10th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

30 Responses to “Clyburn Calls Dem Candidate GOP Plant”

  1. proreason says:

    from proreason research:

    here is a picture of Alvin Greene: http://motherjones.com/mojo/2010/06/alvin-greene-south-carolina

    here is a picture of Vic Rawl, the main competitor for the SC Dem senate seat: http://www.vicrawl.com/vicrawl/

    here is the demographic breakdown of SC: http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/45000.html

    Mr Greene won his party’s nomination for the same reason Mr. Clyburn is a congressman. They have a lot in common.

    • jobeth says:

      Aw come’on Pro…how can you argue with someone who can articulate so well….(from the link you gave for Green in your post)

      “Despite the odds, Greene, who has been unemployed for the past nine months, said that he wasn’t surprised by his victory. “I wasn’t surprised, but not really. I mean, just a little, but not much. I knew I was on top of my campaign, and just stayed on top of everything, I just—I wasn’t surprised that much, just a little. ”


      “…or say how much money he spent while on the road.

      “It wasn’t much, I mean, just, it was—it wasn’t much. Not much, I mean, it wasn’t much,” he said, when asked how much of his own money he spent in the primary”

      SC is in for quite a ride if this duffus gets in! lol

    • proreason says:

      “SC is in for quite a ride if this duffus gets in! lol”

      I think you are wrong about this one, jobeth.

      It seems to me that Mr Greene would instantly be a shining star in the Black Caucus. He seems qualified in every respect.

      If it wasn’t for Jim Demint, he would be lording his power over us in a few short months.

      But I don’t think he would throw 27 high-roller concerts at taxpayer expense in 17 months, and I don’t think he would sit for 500+ interviews in the same timeframe, or have two private parties a week, or take 10 vacations, or have flyovers of New York City in 747’s, or spend millions of taxpayer dollars on his wife’s wardrobe, or go golfing more times in 17 months than any other Senator in history did in a career.

      All of that would be too outrageous…..why it would almost be like he was rubbing the people of South Carolina’s noses in the fact that he got elected by persuading 99% of his peoples that his platform was the best one for the state.

    • jobeth says:


      Not sure what you mean I’m wrong about this one.
      You do realize I was being sarcastic? :-D

      I don’t believe for one moment that would happen.

      SC is a republican state. Green has no chance to win…especially once his “credentials” and background gets exposed by Demint.

      The Dems have even refused to back or fund Green.
      They told him he is on his own. As your link showed he can’t put a full thought together. And can’t answer the most ordinary question from reporters.

      Personally I feel Green is a joke. Demint had nothing between him and the seat.

      Green is a piece of comedy.

      Just found this. Its an interview conducted by of all people Keith Oberman over at MSNBC….Alvin Green in all his glory.

      I have to agree with the following in parenthesis…

      “…and tonight, recording this segment (warning: it’s painfully awkward to watch) with MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann:”


    • proreason says:

      Jobeth….you called him a doofus.

      He’s not. He’s an alpha liberal who was born to lead.

      If his pants were creased a little sharper, he would be presidential timber!

      If I was his campaign manager, I would start him smoking to get the baritones more pearly. I would get him to practice Bball and golf. I would get him some nicer suits. And some nifty campaign slogans. Something specific, maybe….”More change” or “More hope” or “Hope and change are better than the alternatives”. Put those to music and Alvin will pop. He’ll go from 98% to 99.9% in his best demo class.

      Just LOOK at the demographics…..Black, veteran, unemployed, dumb, accused criminal……it just can’t get much better than that!!

      This guy is highly electable if we can just get the press to stop doing a palin on him.

    • jobeth says:

      Ok, Ok I yield to your great wisdom. lol

      The only thing I might have trouble with is the bit where you would give him “nifty campaign slogans”.

      Are you sure…after watching that interview with the ‘great’ Kieth Obermann…that our guy with creases in his pants could even remember them? Of course there are always teleprompters…but since he can’t speak well and even includes a little ebonics…I wonder if he reads well enough to follow that fast.

      This is going to be a fun disaster to watch. I saw on google search where even the HuffPuff Post is asking for info on this guy. I need to go back and read that article…haven’t had time yet.

      One other thing…”Just LOOK at the demographics…..Black, veteran…”

      Execellent points these and those that follow…but you didn’t mention how his ‘veteran’ status was with inproved by an unvolunteered separation from the military. He claims ‘not dishonorable’, but a forced one. Ummm…either he is incrediably dumb….or at the very least “unsuitable”. Don’t think I would want depend on him for my life either.

      But you do have great points…lol

    • JohnMG says:

      Do you suppose he throws a baseball like a girl? If not, he could be coached.

    • jobeth says:

      What about the “homeboy” bouncy swagger? That would be a plus for him. I’m sure he could pick it up if he doesn’t already have that honed to a presidental ‘tee’

    • GetBackJack says:

      Okay … how do we know this is a ‘Man”?

      Just ’cause Greene said so?

      Between (a) Elvis on stage with Celine Dion in a jaw dropping display of holography; (b) extensive Olympic testing to determine the sex of athletes; and, (c) the amount of cross-dressing that goes on inside the Democratic base, I ask you … if the rest of this is hijinks, how do we even know this is a Man?

      Hell, no one seems willing to look at the Chicago gay community sworn testimony that Obama is one of theirs, and neither can anyone prove or disprove Obama is an actual citizen native born so what’s to keep this South Carolina race from being a complete farce with a hermaphrodite masquerading as a Man?

      In all seriousness.

  2. U NO HOO says:

    What’s the question?

  3. JohnMG says:

    …….”The third-ranking House Democrat said he found it strange that Greene, a relative unknown prior to Tuesday……..”

    I suggest they conduct an internal investigation whereupon they will find that nothing unlawful occurred. After all, they’re democrats. We have the White House example as a precedent, and we all know how truthful they are. (mmph, mmph, snort, chortle, mmph.)

  4. mr_bill says:

    “The third-ranking House Democrat said he found it strange that Greene, a relative unknown prior to Tuesday, was able to produce the money to register and run for Senate despite being unemployed.”

    I wonder if Clyburn thinks its suspicious that an unknown Chicago community organizer managed to gather the money to run for Senate? Or if its suspicious said unknown community agitator was able to raise the money to run for President despite being in debt up to his [ridiculous] ears?

    Clyburn is just mad because Greene got more of the dead vote than he did.

  5. GetBackJack says:

    Mr. Clyburn must be immediately investigated for making racist statements.

  6. Right of the People says:

    Clyburn’s just mad because no one offered him the same sweet deal. He had to lie, cheat and kiss butt to get his campaign funds.

  7. jobeth says:

    I don’t know how/why he got on the ballot…Don’t care really. It could be a dem way to save face for the dems so they can claim foul rather than loose outright…or it could be a repub plant to insure Demint gets in in November.

    Could be either, or,

    I used to live in SC…just outside Charleston in the 80s and I know there are some real lulu races with all kinds of shenanigans there.

    But I will tell you this…In SC you don’t register your party. You vote in the Dem primary…you’re locked out of the Repub…and vise versa. So it could be he was put there and enough repubs voted in the dem primary to pull one of Rush’s tricks in the last campaign Remember he suggested everyone change parties in order to vote in the dem primary for Hillary so she would get in instead of Obalmy. …
    His way of gumming up the dem primary. He may have been half joking but it can work.

    IF… and I say IF…this is what happened here…it shows it does work.

    Pretty clever really…and for a change maybe, if this is what happened, the repubs got one over on the dims. Personally…well, better not say what I would like to say…lol

  8. Perdido says:

    Wasn’t SC that put John McCain in the driver’s seat during the last Pres. campaign?

    Payback, baby.

  9. canary says:

    Democrats think Green has to be right. The need for teleprompters is going up.

    • heykev says:

      Think I would like to have the teleprompter concession to the DNC. Could be some real money in it.

  10. JohnMG says:

    Clyburn needs to be locked in a room and made to listen to himself talk. Then he needs to be made to listen to Charlie Rangel talk. Then Alcee Hastings. Then William Jefferson. Then John Conyers. Then…..well, you get the idea. You’ll notice I haven’t begun listing the FEMALE members of the Black Caucus.

    After that, Clyburn would realize just how well Green would fit in.

    Democrats often make much of the fact that there are no black Republicans in Congress. Instead, they should examine what they have managed to attract………and then go out and commit Hari Kiri. Or at least get good and drunk.

    I’ve often wondered if Clyburn couldn’t be replaced with a “plant”…..a potted plant!

    • proreason says:

      “Clyburn needs to be locked in a room and made to listen to himself talk. ”

      That would be legal wouldn’t it.

      I’m thinking terrorist kingpins. Breakdown within 24 hours. It’s not torture. Not prohibitted by Geneva. For the hard cases, use Maxime Waters.

      After they break and spill the beans we can put em up in the Four Seasons as reparations. Or maybe let em go to the parties at the White House too.

      Genius John, pure genius.

    • JohnMG says:

      I don’t know about Waters. That could constitute “cruel and unusual punishment”.

      She could give a woodpecker a headache!

  11. proreason says:

    Ok, time to stop funning. There’s a serious story here.

    This guy won the primary for 3 reasons:
    – he’s black
    – the other candidate was white
    – he never even got close to the radar so the press didn’t rip him up. Nobody knew anything about him except his name and color.

    Liberals don’t think. They “feel”. And in this case, they felt like voting for the guy that fits all their fantasies and about whom they didn’t hear anything negative.

    It’s as perfectly classic as it can get.

    There will never be a better explanation for why a person as unqualified and dangerously radical as Barck Obama was able to reach a position where he is now busy destroying the United States of America.

    • jobeth says:

      Guess you might be right about that.

      I couldn’t fathom that after 9-11 we would actually elect a man (who gives a flip what his color is) who sported a name like “Obama”. But we did.

      To your point on this guy…he IS about as bright as a a moonless night and has the personality of a piece of wet cardboard…but they will surround him with others, like the did Obama, who know the score and he will get pushed and shoved in the direction they want him to go.

      But honestly Pro…I can’t see him winning the general election. He will have to answer direct questions that will become more probing as time goes on.

      Having said that…They elected Obama…And I couldn’t believe (during the primary race) that he even had a chance…especially with the heir apparent Hillary in the race…Soooo, I could be wrong…again.

      But please…I can’t stop having fun with this guy…I may never get a chance like this again! lol

    • proreason says:

      He will be destroyed by the left within a couple of days or weeks.

      a) He is a ringing bell about the priorites and intelligence of the left

      b) Specifically, for idiot Clyburn……this man illustrates how CLYBURN got elected, and most of the Black Caucus. Those criminals have flown below the radar for years because people are too intimidated by racism to say what is plainly obvious….most of them are incompetant by any measure (as are many white congressional representatives as well). Moreover, the corruption in the black caucus is extreme, even by Congress’s standards. The last thing they want is the bright light brought by Alvin shining on them

      c) As I pointed out, he also shines a bright light on Obamy, and how that Moron got elected. He got 99% of the ignoramus vote. McCain got 60% of the vote of the non-ignoramuses.

      So he will be destroyed and destroyed FAST.

      One other point…..his crime. It is certainly a scummy thing to do (show a young girl pornography and ask her to go to her room), but if that’s all there is to it, then half of the people in Congress are bigger criminals than Alvin, by far. Now, if he runs around doing that all the time, it’s a different story. But consider the drunks, thieves, liars, shysters and con artists in Congress. Alvin pales in comparison. It’s like comparing a microbe to a whale.

      One other point, all sarcasm aside, Alvin appears to be a bit low in intelligence, but not retarded. There are millions of people, of all colors, like him working in warehouses, making deliveries, driving trucks, cleaning stuff. I honestly would rather be represented by someone like Alvin and those working people than the sleazebag congenital liars that most politicians are. Put simply, I would take ANYBODY over our current crop of criminal politicians. (with exceptions, including Jim Demint). Moreover, Alvin seems relatively honest, certainly by the standards of Congress. He managed to survive 13 years in the Air Force, and he is a humble guy. If he was in my face, bragging about how he was going to bring whitey down, well, then he would be a black caucus candidate. He isn’t. He is infinitely better than those scumbag, arrogant, ignorant criminals.

    • Right of the People says:

      I’ve said this before. If we took and chose 535 people at random out of the telephone book or some other listing of people over 18 and put them in Congress to replace the mental defectives serving now, I would bet we end up with a better, more fair and honest group who would get more done.

      You don’t go into politics if you can earn an honest living and you have morals. You may run for office because you want to serve and make a difference and we have people like DeMint and a few others who have done that. But I’m talking about life long politicians like Pelosi, Reid, Schumer, etc, etc, etc. Politics was never intended to be a career.

      I read Slick Willy’s biography way back when he was first elected and the thing that struck me the most was he stated he wanted to be a politician. Not that he wanted to be President just a politician. To me that’s like saying when I grow up I want to be a used car salesman, or sell insurance or make porn videos.

      That is one of the things that is most wrong today. We have a group of people in congress who don’t want to serve and take care of their constituents back home, they just want the power that comes with the office. And they’ll do anything to stay in office. They’re worse than crack addicts. At least with a good program they’ve proved you can get an addict off of crack and keep them off. I don’t think you could ever stop a politician from lusting after power and the perks that come with it.

    • confucius says:

      “I am obliged to confess I should sooner live in a society governed by the first two thousand names in the Boston telephone directory than in a society governed by the two thousand faculty members of Harvard University.”

      -William F. Buckley, Jr.

    • proreason says:

      “535 people at random out of the telephone book”
      “the first two thousand names in the Boston telephone directory ”

      These aren’t simple exagerations to make a point. They are 100% true.

      Any number of random people, ANY RANDOM PEOPLE, would feel the weight of the responsibility that was given to them and would act accordingly. Even understanding that some of the random number would be criminals and slackers, they would still be humbled by the responsibility and would act accordingly. Most would recognize their averageness and would seek out the people among themselves most capable of leading and representing the group.

      Who has served on a jury…….that is exactly what happens. Not that juries are perfect, and not that the best person is always chosen as foreman, and not that some people on juries are not every bit as much con people as politicians…..but over the long haul, there is no comparison whatsoever to our political class.

      Nancy Pelosi – vicious professsional career criminal with an IQ of a wart hog
      Harry Reid – amoral professional career criminal with an IQ of a tree stump
      Barney Frank – enraged professional career criminal, and devious pervert
      Rahm Emanual – enthusiast professional mob-level career criminal, and evil genius
      Barack Obama – slacker, arrogant, master liar, dangerous professional career criminal

      It’s not even close.

      I would accept rule by 535 random ex and current convicts before these people. Seriously. I would expect better governance. BY FAR.

  12. jobeth says:

    Dems have until 3PM Friday to get rid of Green. Stay tuned…

    “If Greene were to withdraw before the State Election Commission certifies the results at 3 p.m. Friday, Vic Rawl could be declared the Democratic candidate, The Post and Courier reported

    “Greene received 58.9 percent of the vote compared to Rawl’s 41 percent”


  13. U NO HOO says:

    Isn’t it always the Democrats that are prepared for or allege vote fraud?

    Maybe they know it when they see it, from experience.

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