Bill Clinton's attacks on Obama, Clyburn said in a CNN interview, were unfair because a former president's viewpoint "carries with it extra weight."
"I think they would say in 'Gullah Geechee' country he needs to chill a little bit. I hope he understands what that means," Clyburn told CNN.
"I can understand him wanting to defend his wife's honor and his own record, and that is to be expected. But you can't do that in a way that won't engender the kind of feelings that seem to be bubbling up as a result of this."
"Gullah Geechee" refers to African-Americans who live in South Carolina's Low Country region near the Atlantic coast.
"He is revered in many sections of the African-American community, and I think he can afford to tone it down," Clyburn added.
Not fair? Obama threw his hat into the ring and said he wants to be president. Is he so thin-skinned that he cannot take criticism? If he were to get elected and his policies and proposals come under scrutiny like every last president before him, would they then cry, "not fair"?
Then, we read that the mayor of Atlanta (a black lady) said some things yesterday, as well:
Speaking at the 40th annual MLK commemorative service at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Franklin said the country is on the "cusp of turning the impossible into reality. Yes this is reality, not fantasy or fairy tales."
Could somebody direct her to You Tube, so she can hear the entire "fairy tale" statement again? If that doesn't work, try to explain it to her - one more time.
As you may guess, it's now boiled over into the debates and the intense dislike for each other has become even more evident.
Personal antipathy and pent-up anger boiled over as Democratic foes Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama accused each other of twisting the truth, in a fiery 2008 campaign debate Monday.
The two senators stared one another down, gesticulated and constantly interrupted one another, flinging accusations and counter-charges at a vital stage of their quests for the White House.
Some of this is the creative writing skills of a sensationalist reporter, wanting to make this sound like a bare-knuckled street fight. But what all this boils down to is evident. By the time, the Democrats' nominee is known, the party will be grievously split. I cannot imagine that this much animosity will ever be forgiven, by either side. The real question will then become: If Hillary wins, will the Obama camp support her or will they stay home in the General Election?
Now that the debate is over, the hacks will be out in force. The media jump starts it, the hacks spin it out of control. The longer this goes on, the more harsh things will be said. The more harsh things that are said, the deeper the divisions will go. And the deeper they get, the harder it will be to reunite them come November.