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.”
Who knew? :)
Colmes and his fawning syncophants are sickos.
What about thugs that look like 0bama’s son with guns stick in the waistband?
What about thugs that look like 0bama’s son with guns stuck in the waistband?
So voting a black man into office elevated his victim status? But not voting him into office would have elevated his victim status,too? So regardless of whether he wins (and then they imply white people, including his security detail want to hurt him) or loses (implying that Americans can’t stand to see a black man succeed) in 2012, it elevates his victim status. And his ‘tenure’ as a retired president will be constantly evaluated (insinuating that white people want to hurt him or his legacy)for ‘further’ signs of ‘institutional racism’.
Apparently all you’d have to do is scan the local golf course or junk food joint to see him.
I’ve never seen the tell-tale straps under any of his shirts.
Skinny or not, those vests show.
Uh, thanks for the info that the Secret Service agents are armed...except that I and everyone else already knew that, LOL.
My question was about whether Cummings was referring to Secret Service agents, or other people. It seems clear that he was in fact talking about the SS. He should be grilled about this on the House floor, and anywhere else possible.
Then, too, there've been improvements in bullet resistant vests.
Having killed their boss, the Praetorian Guard realized they'd just murdered their way out of jobs. Members of the Guard found Caligula's uncle Claudius hiding behind a tapestry in the palace and had him crowned emperor. To everyone’s surprise, Claudius was a remarkably good administrator of the Empire (41-54 A.D.) until his wife, Agrippina, poisoned him to make way for her son, Nero. To show his appreciation for her good work, Nero murdered his mother as a reward.
Cummings is a pawn doing his master’s bidding.
He is the perfect liberal candidate.
Everybody has to walk on PC eggs the whole time he’s in office.
It’s a fiendishly brilliant strategy, really.
That’s because GW was afraid of maniacal democrats whereas
Obama needn’t worry about maniacal Republicans. Any more questions?
``...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?
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.
I know he’s shriveling up but they haven’t made Kevlar Danskins yet, have they?
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!
It was rhetorical but no, no more questions.
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.
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?