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Congressman:Concern for Obama Because‘Folk Around this President with Guns Strapped on Their Legs’
PJ Media ^ | 4-22-2012 | Bridget Johnson

Posted on 04/22/2012 9:35:48 AM PDT by smoothsailing

April 22, 2012

Congressman: Safety Concern for Obama Because of ‘Folk Around this President with Guns Strapped on Their Legs’

Bridget Johnson

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.”


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: banglist; elijahcummings; hookergate; obamass; secretservice; secretservicescandal
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To: RegulatorCountry

Cummings is a pawn doing his master’s bidding.


51 posted on 04/22/2012 10:24:43 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: ransomnote

He is the perfect liberal candidate.

Totally Teflon.

Everybody has to walk on PC eggs the whole time he’s in office.

It’s a fiendishly brilliant strategy, really.


52 posted on 04/22/2012 10:25:08 AM PDT by Salamander (Hey blood brother, you're one of our own. You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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To: Salamander

That’s because GW was afraid of maniacal democrats whereas
Obama needn’t worry about maniacal Republicans. Any more questions?


53 posted on 04/22/2012 10:25:25 AM PDT by greyfox (If I were a Democrat I'd be pushing for the fairness doctrine too.)
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To: RegulatorCountry

``...Only two conclusions can be drawn, either he wants the Secret Service disarmed`...`

Panetta`s been there done that, disarmed troops around him in Afghanistan, remember?


54 posted on 04/22/2012 10:25:29 AM PDT by bunkerhill7 (Be on guard against the guards??? ??? Who knew?)
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To: KJC1
It wasn't about the agents themselves arming themselves, it was the whole concept of their being armed by the government to do certain jobs.

Cummings might well think you can get people to guard the President UNARMED!

You really need to check out the thread as a whole before jumping on the trivia.

55 posted on 04/22/2012 10:26:14 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

I know he’s shriveling up but they haven’t made Kevlar Danskins yet, have they?


56 posted on 04/22/2012 10:27:48 AM PDT by Salamander (Hey blood brother, you're one of our own. You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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To: KJC1
Now, your point ~ was Cummings talking about Secret Service agents?

Yes, I am sure he was talking about Secret Service agents ~ but he's a crazy old man who has bizarre thoughts about all sorts of things.

I instantly leaped to the conclusion he imagined the President could be guarded by guys without firearms!

57 posted on 04/22/2012 10:27:54 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: greyfox

It was rhetorical but no, no more questions.

;]


58 posted on 04/22/2012 10:29:18 AM PDT by Salamander (Hey blood brother, you're one of our own. You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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To: Salamander

We don’t know do we ~ which means whatever he’s wearing may be secret, but he’s also gotten thinner ~ maybe he’s worn off down to his stainless steal human shell. Dude could be an alien from outerspace.


59 posted on 04/22/2012 10:29:53 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: smoothsailing

Gosh, this is definitely a reason to not re-elect him. Then no one has to worry about guns near him. Send him home to Chicago. Isn’t that a “gun-free” city?


60 posted on 04/22/2012 10:31:02 AM PDT by I_be_tc
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To: ErnBatavia

“Candy Crowley is “Mrs. Alan Colmes”, isn’t she?”
I think you may be joking; however A Colmes in married to Monica Crowley’s sister.


61 posted on 04/22/2012 10:34:01 AM PDT by duckman (Go Newt...)
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To: muawiyah
I'd been there and done that before he even got selected.


62 posted on 04/22/2012 10:34:17 AM PDT by Salamander (Hey blood brother, you're one of our own. You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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To: smoothsailing

I keep hoping and waiting for a Secret Service agent to spill the beans on the Usurper in the White House.


63 posted on 04/22/2012 10:35:15 AM PDT by airborne (Paratroopers! Good to the last drop!)
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To: ErnBatavia
Woops....wrong Crowley.

IIRC, Alan Colmbs is married to Monica Crowley's sister, don't know her first name though.

64 posted on 04/22/2012 10:36:11 AM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio - http://www.istandwithrush.org/)
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To: smoothsailing

This racist is mad because white people have legs to strap guns too. Cut off whitey’s legs so he can’t strap a gun to ‘em.


65 posted on 04/22/2012 10:36:17 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: smoothsailing

Cummings is an idiot.
Every President is surrounded by guns.
What Cummings should be worried about is Obama destroying America


66 posted on 04/22/2012 10:36:50 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: muawiyah
Colmes and his fawning syncophants are sickos.

Does he actually have fawning sycophants?

67 posted on 04/22/2012 10:38:16 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing
I have sometimes wondered but never stated aloud or in postings the same thing as this congressman. But, since the congressman brought it up.... It has crossed my mind that some patriotic SS agent might do something rash to try to save the nation from Ubama and the communists. It is interesting that a congressman actually had the same thought and expressed it publicly. Wow...
68 posted on 04/22/2012 10:41:18 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: ErnBatavia

I think Aleister is her father.


69 posted on 04/22/2012 10:41:29 AM PDT by windcliff
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To: smoothsailing

“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 many of those Agent and soldiers are black Mr Cummings.
OOPS..............


70 posted on 04/22/2012 10:42:33 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: KJC1

I believe that in his ham-fisted way he was attempting to construct a false meme about “those radical Republicans” peremptorily heading into the election season.

The fact is that the safest place for Øbozo is in the company of conservatives. There ain’t a one of us that doesn’t wish the opportunity to humiliate him, but none of us wish him physical harm. The same can’t be said by numerous factions of the left who feeeeeel that he has let them down, or double-crossed them.

His greatest fear (and he knows this) is his own people.


71 posted on 04/22/2012 10:45:23 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: MasterGunner01

Wow! Those crazy Romans sure set the bar high on the concept of “checks and balances”


72 posted on 04/22/2012 10:48:49 AM PDT by logitech (Who's here so vile, that will not love his country? If any speak, for him I have offended)
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To: phoneman08
Bet the congressman would sleep better if Obama hired Calypso Louie or the Black Panthers for security.

Interestingly, those two groups stand to gain quite a lot if Barry were to be assassinated. I just wonder if they're smart enough to frame someone else.

73 posted on 04/22/2012 10:50:10 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: smoothsailing

I pray for the safety of this and every president even though I might actively work for the defeat of their policies.


74 posted on 04/22/2012 10:54:31 AM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: yldstrk

Yeah, but nobody axed you.


75 posted on 04/22/2012 10:55:24 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

hahaha


76 posted on 04/22/2012 10:55:58 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: jiggyboy

The voters in Maryland who sent this moron to congress must be as dumb as dirt. I guess this clown Cummings is intelligent compared to the dolts who voted for him. What an embarrassment.


77 posted on 04/22/2012 10:57:08 AM PDT by peeps36 (America is being destroyed by filthy traitors in the political establishment)
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To: jiggyboy
Cummings said, “I think when [members of the tea party] can vote for a Herman Cain and hear him say the things that he says they feel like, ‘Well, you know, I can, I support this guy and... so it shows that I’m not racist and I’m supportive.’

Follow up question, Mr Congressman... Wasn't that pretty much how Obama got elected? Because of White Guilt?

78 posted on 04/22/2012 11:05:57 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: smoothsailing

Elijah Cummings -—> Congressional Progressive Caucus -—> Communist.


79 posted on 04/22/2012 11:15:50 AM PDT by DBeers (†)
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To: smoothsailing

I guess my comment in reply would be...

“If our elected officials would conduct themselves with true respect for the American People and understand that they are not a separate or higher class than any other American Citizen and stop trying to restrict our freedoms and Rights, they wouldn’t have to worry about it now would they? The fact that they do worry about it is probably a good thing in that it’s a consideration that they must think about when they forge ahead with questionable actions and laws.”

In other words, if you don’t like it, then stop trying to enslave the American People. Maybe then you wouldn’t have to worry so much. The fact that you are worried shows that you don’t have the nations best interest at heart. We’re not giving up our guns and that scares the hell out of our elected officials. THAT is a good thing.


80 posted on 04/22/2012 11:27:42 AM PDT by BCR #226 (02/07 SOT www.extremefirepower.com...The BS stops when the hammer drops.)
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To: smoothsailing
@ For What It's Worth (1:55)
Paranoia strikes deep
Into your life it will creep
It starts when you're always afraid
You step out of line, the man come and take you away

81 posted on 04/22/2012 11:33:36 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: RegulatorCountry
Does this Cummings person even have a clue himself, as to just what he meant?
I suspect not.

As part of this brain trust* in 2000 (and beyond), I suspect your instincts are correct:

Members of the Black Caucus, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., left,
Rep. Carrie Meek, D-Fla., center, and Rep. Corrine Brown, D-Fla.,
walked out of the ceremony on Capitol Hill in protest of the results
that gave the presidential election to Texas Gov. George W. Bush
over Vice President Al Gore.

*LMAO

82 posted on 04/22/2012 11:33:47 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: Las Vegas Ron
Jocelyn Crowley

http://mattoneal.com/who-is-alan-colmes-wife/

83 posted on 04/22/2012 11:35:57 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: bert

Should we be thinking ‘Ghandi’ as well?


84 posted on 04/22/2012 11:44:01 AM PDT by doberville
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To: smoothsailing
“So, you know, you can’t, you know, legislate people not being stupid,..."

No one is more affected by that limitation than you, Cummings. If brains were dynamite you couldn't blow up a bridge in a flea circus.

85 posted on 04/22/2012 11:45:17 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: smoothsailing

Check out his Congressional District. Then lookup ‘gerrymander’.


86 posted on 04/22/2012 11:51:30 AM PDT by firebasecody (Orthodoxy, proclaiming the Truth since AD 33)
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To: Joe Boucher

That’s 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.
///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

I would not mind a lightning bolt or a meteor strike, ideally just when Obama and Romney meet and shake hands.


87 posted on 04/22/2012 12:09:46 PM PDT by W. W. SMITH (Obama is Romney lite)
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To: tomkat; Lazamataz

That Corrine Brown is a real looker, I bet Lazamataz would hit it! :)

88 posted on 04/22/2012 12:20:18 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Is he referring to the SS? If so, I’m baffled by his statement.


89 posted on 04/22/2012 12:28:39 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: ErnBatavia
Candy Crowley is “Mrs. Alan Colmes”, isn’t she?

If so, I hope Alan has a 2x4 strapped to his skinny ass for his own good.

Oh wait, no I hope he doesn't.
90 posted on 04/22/2012 12:28:48 PM PDT by mkjessup (Finley Peter Dunne- "Politics ain't beanbag")
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To: mkjessup

No Candy is not Monica’s Sister in Law.


91 posted on 04/22/2012 12:49:01 PM PDT by angcat (GO YANKES!)
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To: W. W. SMITH

Not a fan of either those two but if obammy were to become a martyr then Hillary would step in and pick up the pieces.
Read my tag line


92 posted on 04/22/2012 12:52:07 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: Impala64ssa

I feel safer around people who have a gun strapped on they leg. I have one strapped on my leg and all my friends and neighbors and relatives have one strapped on they legs too.


93 posted on 04/22/2012 12:54:21 PM PDT by duffee (NEWT 2012)
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To: smoothsailing

I wouldn’t worry, they’re obviously too busy with prostitutes to be considered a threat to anyone.. including any Jihadies going after the apostate. Hmm, maybe they should worry after all.


94 posted on 04/22/2012 12:59:22 PM PDT by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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To: maine yankee
So expect the new crop of SS to be more ‘diverse’.

Or some private group to be brought in.

NBP perhaps?

Before the Secret Service took over the job, the Pinkerton's guarded the President, so there is precedent.

There are no coincidences in politics

For sure and for certain.

95 posted on 04/22/2012 1:04:32 PM PDT by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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To: Bryanw92
White people. He’s talking about white people. He thinks Obama needs an all-black Praetorian Guard.

Nailed it. But the irony of a black Praetorian Guard guarding a guy whose mother was almost literally lily white is kind of discordent, and tends to indicate that it's not really about race, it's more about being Red than about being Black.

96 posted on 04/22/2012 1:21:53 PM PDT by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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To: smoothsailing


White debils wid guns strapped to dey legs.
97 posted on 04/22/2012 1:33:49 PM PDT by crosshairs (As long as there is evil, "Coexist" is impossible.)
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To: smoothsailing
Reminds me of The Wire's Baltimore politician Clay Davis and his favorite word.
98 posted on 04/22/2012 1:39:31 PM PDT by x
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To: muawiyah
They are armed to shoot back!

Or to shoot first. They aren't going to wait until someone takes a shot at their charge, if they see the threat in time to do that. Unfortunately, their record is not that great. They failed to even notice Oswald, Sirhan, or Hinckley. They did better by Ford, stopping Manson Family member Fromme before she could fire. But it was left to a Vietnam vet in the crowd to disrupt the aim of San Francisco leftist radical Sara Moore.

99 posted on 04/22/2012 1:42:14 PM PDT by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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To: angcat
No Candy is not Monica’s Sister in Law.

No 2x4s needed then. ;)
100 posted on 04/22/2012 1:43:33 PM PDT by mkjessup (Finley Peter Dunne- "Politics ain't beanbag")
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