Surprise, surprise, surprise: U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn is unhappy with the election results, predicting “a frightening return to a dark and dangerous past for minority communities in Donald Trump’s America” (“McMaster praises Trump’s AG choice, Clyburn critical,” Nov. 19).
I’m sick and tired of sick and tired rhetoric by politicians who prey on constituent biases, fears, hopes and misplaced trust to seek and hold public office.
What has Mr. Clyburn done for his gerrymandered district other than contribute to the realpolitik so poorly effected by both parties. Other than a lot of tired rhetoric about “civil rights” — without much recognition of “civil responsibility” — he can mostly point to a near-miss bridge to nowhere. He needs to wake up, pack up and realize that the election was a repudiation of politics as usual.