Skip to comments.Congressman:Concern for Obama Because‘Folk Around this President with Guns Strapped on Their Legs’
Posted on 04/22/2012 9:35:48 AM PDT by smoothsailing
April 22, 2012
The ranking member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee said on CNN this morning that there’s extra concern for President Obama’s safety seeing as how he’s around people with “guns strapped on their legs.”
Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) spoke with Candy Crowley on “State of the Union” about the Secret Service scandal. Cummings and Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) sent a letter to Secret Service director Mark J. Sullivan last week asking for a full accounting of the events and a history past disciplinary trouble with agents’ behavior abroad.
“It bothers me a lot because I know that there are a lot of folks who are perhaps looking for opportunities to do harm to the president or others that the Secret Service, you know, guard,” Cummings said. “And you never know what they think that is a moment of weakness.”
He was asked if he has more concerns for President Obama’s safety because he’s African-American.
“First of all, let me say I have concern about all presidents and everybody that the Secret Service guards,” Cummings said. “But the fact is that African-American people have always expressed concern to me about this president. They see, Candy, folk around this president with guns strapped on their legs. And they say, you know, how can that be?”
“And they’re just — they worry,” he added.
The congressman said he thinks the Cartagena incident was limited to the 11 relieved from duty, “but we’ll find out.”
“So, you know, you can’t, you know, legislate people not being stupid, but certainly you can uphold the high standards of this organization,” Cummings said. “Keep in mind, the Secret Service has been around since 1865, and we’re going to make sure that it remains the great organization that it is.”
You've nailed the Ominous Parallel inherent in the Obama administration.
I’ve watched that video three times now. Cummings is claiming black people tell him that they are worried that Secret Service agents are armed with guns in the presence of Obama.
There’s just no other way to interpret it.
Every time I think enablers of this administration can’t shock me anymore, they find a way.
I’d feel safer around Whites with “guns strapped on they legs” than a certain member of the LSM with a tingle up his leg.
Good point. There's no way Cummings would have made these remarks without White House co-ordination. Crowley was probably fed the question that set up Cummings response.
Many images HERE of American Liberals threatening to "do harm" to President Bush.
Just like those racist Tea Party folks do all the time at their rallies... /s
>>but who exactly are the people with guns strapped on their legs? What is he saying here?
White people. He’s talking about white people. He thinks Obama needs an all-black Praetorian Guard.
a lot of folks who are perhaps looking for opportunities to do harm to the president.
Thats not true, everyone I know wants this marxist punk well and safe. Ok, maybe with a touch of maleria but safe. No martyrdom for this ass clown/ just a through ass whoopin in the general. Once hes out of office I wouldnt care if he got run over by a Chicago bus. Fact I may root for it to happen
Amen brother to all points.
So, what is he saying, here, that he believes the Secret Service to be more of an assassination threat itself than a means of protection from it?
Only two conclusions can be drawn, either he wants the Secret Service disarmed, or he wants them replaced with individuals whose loyalty he does not suspect, meaning black individuals.
That’s odd, because the only really vivid public threat made against Obama that I’m aware came from Jesse Jackson, who wanted to castrate him. A more vague one came just last week, from Louis Farrakhan, darkly hinting about people killing their leaders.
Does this Cummings person even have a clue himself, as to just what he meant? I suspect not.
LOL! GMTA. My first thought also. Dumb and Dumber.
I don’t see him walking around with a heavy freaking Kevlar vest under his shirt 365 days a year like W had to.
“They see, Candy, folk around this president with guns strapped on their legs.”
Corrected: “They see, Candy, white folk .... “
More race-baiting from the Obamamites
They are not walking around unarmed just so they get a chance to leap in front of bullets ~ that formula does not compute.
They are armed to shoot back!
This particular event in Columbia suggests that they can no longer be trusted with that job ~ so a detailed investigation must be made. After all a guy who can't be trusted to keep his britches on long enough to do his job 24/7 can't be trusted.
Frankly I don't care if the Secret Service ends up with nothing but karate masters ~ we cannot have them bringing hookers into the rooms the government rents for them to sleep.
NOTE: last Fall during the "Occupy Wallstreet" Leftist insurgency one of them got close enough to the White House with a rifle to take some shots at the windows. That was ANOTHER Secret Service failure.
This President needs protected from his friends.
When this first broke I joked that they would use this to get the NOI or the NBPP to be 0's gaurd. Now it doesn't seem so funny.
Have we seen any photographs of the SS detail yet? Are any available? Are they affirmative action/politically correct picks?
“Well, you know, I can, I support this guy and... so it shows that Im not racist and Im supportive.
Live, from the great state of projection!
You see much less of Obama in public than you did President Bush, and he’s a far thinner guy ~ which is why he looks so normal wearing a kevlar vest.