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.”
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?
“Candy Crowley is Mrs. Alan Colmes, isnt she?”
I think you may be joking; however A Colmes in married to Monica Crowley’s sister.
I keep hoping and waiting for a Secret Service agent to spill the beans on the Usurper in the White House.
IIRC, Alan Colmbs is married to Monica Crowley's sister, don't know her first name though.
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.
Cummings is an idiot.
Every President is surrounded by guns.
What Cummings should be worried about is Obama destroying America
Does he actually have fawning sycophants?
I think Aleister is her father.
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.
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.
Wow! Those crazy Romans sure set the bar high on the concept of “checks and balances”
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.
I pray for the safety of this and every president even though I might actively work for the defeat of their policies.
Yeah, but nobody axed you.
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.
Follow up question, Mr Congressman... Wasn't that pretty much how Obama got elected? Because of White Guilt?
Elijah Cummings -—> Congressional Progressive Caucus -—> Communist.
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.
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.
Should we be thinking ‘Ghandi’ as well?
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.
Check out his Congressional District. Then lookup ‘gerrymander’.
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.
I would not mind a lightning bolt or a meteor strike, ideally just when Obama and Romney meet and shake hands.
That Corrine Brown is a real looker, I bet Lazamataz would hit it! :)
Is he referring to the SS? If so, I’m baffled by his statement.
No Candy is not Monica’s Sister in Law.
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
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.
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.
Or some private group to be brought in.
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.
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.
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.