Congressman James Clyburn (D-SC) told people they should spread the word this political season and get the vote out by using their cellphones to do some texting and “sexting” while speaking on Book TV from the National Book Festival in Washington over the Labor Day weekend.
“Use the tools that we have. We’ve got great tools to communicate about everything else. We can, uh, text. Uh, what do you call it? Sexting. Let’s do some, uh, votin’, uh, uh, organizing over the Internet.”
Apparently, the 74 year-old Representative does not really understand the meaning of the term “sexting”; but no doubt the voters do. He also mixed technologies, texting and the Internet, which are unrelated. One does not organize voting activities by texting over the Internet, Congressman. And sexting is certainly not going to get the vote out, even if you are Anthony Weiner.
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While the aide next to Clyburn was barely able to contain his laughter, he continued his message,
“We’ve got the tools. Let’s use them for a new, massive movement that will make sure that we can have in November 2014 the kind of turnout at the polls that we had in 2012.”
Rep. Clyburn has served the 6th congressional district of South Carolina since 1993. He will face Baptist minister Reverend Leon Witt in the 2014 election.
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Image credit: Screenshot from Book TV
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