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Politics: Democrat Rep. Elijah Cummings loses his mind after Lois Lerner pleads the Fifth
Best of Cain ^ | March 5, 2014 | Robert Laurie

Posted on 03/05/2014 4:44:57 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Hissy fit! 

Moments ago, embattled ex-Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner appeared before Darrell Issa's House Oversight Committee. She was supposedly there to answer questions about the IRS targeting of Tea Party groups.  You may remember that President Obama has dismissed this entire scandal because he claims there wasn't "even a smidgen of corruption" involved. 

That's weird, because Lois Lerner promptly invoked her rights under the 5th Amendment and refused to answer any questions. For the record, the 5th Amendment is the one that deals with not offering testimony that might incriminate yourself.  You'd think that would be hard to do if the President's "not a smidgen" claim was true.

Anyway, there was no surprise here.  Everyone expected that - without immunity - this was exactly what Lerner would do. The interesting part came after she clammed up and a visibly frustrated Issa adjourned the hearing.

It seems ranking Democrat Rep. Elijah Cummings had planned on doing some of his patented "inane grandstanding," and Issa derailed his intentions. Cummings would not be denied. First, he tried to pretend that he had a legitimate question, but then immediately launched into his standard set of rambling talking points. So, Issa dismissed everyone in the room and cut the power to Cummings' microphone. 

This triggered a meltdown that rivalled the Fukushima reactor. Seriously. Cummings completely lost it. 

"I AM A MEMBER OF THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," He bellowed. "AND I AM TIRED OF THIS!!!" 

The video appears below.  You're going to love it.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Philosophy; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: 5thamendment; darrellissa; elijahcummings; irs; loislerner; losingit; propaganda; teaparty
Video in original.
1 posted on 03/05/2014 4:44:57 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: 3D-JOY; abner; Abundy; AGreatPer; Albion Wilde; AliVeritas; alisasny; ALlRightAllTheTime; ...

PING!

Maryland “Freak State” PING!

DANG!


2 posted on 03/05/2014 4:45:57 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (The PASSING LANE is for PASSING, not DAWDLING)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Let’s not kid ourselves. This was all staged to turn what should be a huge Dem liability into a racial issue. “Look how Issa is disrespecting the black Congressman!!!!”


3 posted on 03/05/2014 4:49:34 PM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Cummings lost his mind a long time ago.


4 posted on 03/05/2014 4:50:09 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Dude lost his mind long before this.


5 posted on 03/05/2014 4:50:40 PM PST by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Cummings is just part of the criminal thug mob. Evil bastard creating a distraction from the real story. Lerner has engaged in criminal conduct. On behalf of whom. you ask. Obviously the One.


6 posted on 03/05/2014 4:51:21 PM PST by LALALAW (one of the asses who's sick of our "ruling" classes)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

They are assuming Cummings had a mind to begin with


7 posted on 03/05/2014 4:52:30 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Elijah has a habit of this, he’s not the chairman and he’s often off his meds.


8 posted on 03/05/2014 4:52:44 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
Let’s not kid ourselves. This was all staged to turn what should be a huge Dem liability into a racial issue. “Look how Issa is disrespecting the black Congressman!!!!”

"Mmm Hmmm!"


9 posted on 03/05/2014 4:53:15 PM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Cummings is tied by emails to the coverup.

Either the crooks go to jail soon, or ...


10 posted on 03/05/2014 4:53:16 PM PST by Diogenesis
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To: Diogenesis

Rush called him Stonewall Cummings today.


11 posted on 03/05/2014 4:55:43 PM PST by CMailBag
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Writer is assuming that Cummings ever had a mind in the first place. He’s from Maryland where a “mind” is hindrance to elected office. Just look at the leftist, authoritarian Democrats they have elected to office in the past few years, starting with Marxist O’Malley and working your way down the food chain to the ground slugs.


12 posted on 03/05/2014 4:56:47 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Diogenesis

Who’s going to press charges? Where? In which court?


13 posted on 03/05/2014 4:56:48 PM PST by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: SandRat

You cannot lose something you NEVER ever had.


14 posted on 03/05/2014 4:58:01 PM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Really?

Isn’t one required to have a mind BEFORE one could lose their mind?

Am I missing something, here?


15 posted on 03/05/2014 5:00:15 PM PST by Howie66 (John Wayne McCornyn...he's just like US! Honest!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Video right here -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsv6fmXu4gQ&feature=player_embedded


16 posted on 03/05/2014 5:03:33 PM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Diogenesis
...Or what?

Do you think Boehner is going to appoint a select committee to investigate Lois Learner or Hillary Clinton?

Fat freaking chance! They are all so crooked none of them dare buck Obama.

Obama's blackness is a magic spell that causes our politicians to wet and our media to worship.

Turn your eyes to the Ukraine and witness our future: tyranny, terror and tribulations.

17 posted on 03/05/2014 5:07:04 PM PST by Aevery_Freeman (Historians will refer to this administration as "The Half-Black Plague.")
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Not proud to say that Cummings represents the district in which I live. I have been accused of being too critical of him in the past, including on FR. I take none of it back.


18 posted on 03/05/2014 5:08:11 PM PST by CheneyClone
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks


GOP/Dems are panicked the public will learn of Lois Lerner’s role in establishing Malik Obama’s terrorist group(s) under 501(c)3 status.

Details:
HOW LOIS LERNER GAVE IRS APPROVAL TO MALIK OBAMA'S MOSLEM BROTHERHOOD TERROR GROUP

Malik (Obama’s claimed ‘brother’) is CFO of global Muslim Brotherhood.

Lois Lerner 'approved' Malik's domestic terror branch 501(c)3 in a hurry on a SUNDAY afternoon (!) while she blocked and persecuted TEA groups, demanding they 'Detail the content of their prayers' on IRS questionnaires.

US government (via Issa) put Lois Lerner on TV for 10 minutes so they can ‘Put this behind us’ and sweep the underlying (domestic/foreign) terror network under the rug.

If gov't waited till end of March, Arpaio is blowing the lid off Obama’s fake ID (forged BC proven; 7 stolen SSNs), thus scrutiny of Ubama crimes/terror sponsorship will skyrocket. Thus, Lerner must be ‘resolved’ before then.

But perhaps McCain/Issa will get to the bottom of this hahahahaaa... Because GOP respects Freedom of Religion and Political Expression, HAHAHAAAAAAAAAA....
19 posted on 03/05/2014 5:09:30 PM PST by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

He does this stupid crap for the low information voters..... the black voters in particular see this as sticking it to the man. Or as a black man being denied his rights by whitey


20 posted on 03/05/2014 5:10:55 PM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: dennisw

He just had one more question to axe. But he didn’t axe it.


21 posted on 03/05/2014 5:12:37 PM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: CMailBag

Watergate Cummings has a nice ring to it, too.


22 posted on 03/05/2014 5:12:45 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

As I watched Cummings contrived rage it occurred top me Cummings is a registered (card carrying) Progressive Socialist. If I recall correctly Lee Harvey Oswald was also a socialist traitor making believe he was a loyal American. Never trust any registered socialist. They are looking for America’s downfall.


23 posted on 03/05/2014 5:12:57 PM PST by Rapscallion (First your image. Than your voice. Then location. Now you really are a subject.)
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To: C210N

His incoherent grandstanding gets him votes. He’s playing to the idiots who elect him time after time


24 posted on 03/05/2014 5:18:47 PM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Taze him. He was totally out of control. No member of congress should be allowed to act like such an ass, not even a black one. He should be expelled.


25 posted on 03/05/2014 5:24:51 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Cummings sole motivation on the committee is to aid and abet the stonewalling however he can. He does not want damning evidence presented.


26 posted on 03/05/2014 5:25:56 PM PST by luvbach1 (We are finished)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Oscar performance. He should save his outrage for the abuses of government agencies under the current administration.
27 posted on 03/05/2014 5:29:43 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: windsorknot
This degenerate should probably be in prison for his crimes against logic. Thanks maryland ( THE Freak state) for continuing to reelect this mental midget clown.
28 posted on 03/05/2014 5:33:43 PM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Issa cut the microphone off on him while he was ranting...classic!


29 posted on 03/05/2014 5:35:19 PM PST by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: windsorknot
Best supporting actor for his role in Driving Miss Lois.
30 posted on 03/05/2014 5:36:17 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Elijah Cummings and his hateful racist counterpart John Lewis are examples of being in the right place at the right time. Their honest and brave efforts during the civil rights movement catapulted them into careers (and riches) they could never have dream of.


31 posted on 03/05/2014 5:43:01 PM PST by Baynative (Got bulbs? Check my profile page.)
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To: windsorknot

Cummings is under investigation. For using official House committee stationary to demand access to documents from Tea party orgs. And personally going to one tea party group organizers place of business and demanding access.

He attempted to be Obama’s jack booted intimidator. His attempted coverup has failed and his master is not happy.


32 posted on 03/05/2014 5:49:58 PM PST by VRWCarea51
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

It’s an act to distract.


33 posted on 03/05/2014 5:50:13 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Tolerance Sucks Rocks.


34 posted on 03/05/2014 5:53:45 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wXkI4t7nuc

Don’t talk to the police.


35 posted on 03/05/2014 6:01:09 PM PST by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
Let’s not kid ourselves. This was all staged to turn what should be a huge Dem liability into a racial issue. “Look how Issa is disrespecting the black Congressman!!!!”

I think we're all sick and tired of the race card being played for everything under the sun.

36 posted on 03/05/2014 6:30:43 PM PST by GOPJ ("Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), always currying favor with the press...."(nailed) - William Bigelow)
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To: shibumi

“”We’re adjourned. Close it down.”

Beautiful!


37 posted on 03/05/2014 7:08:14 PM PST by definitelynotaliberal (Go, Cruz! Go!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Elijah Cummings .... another caring individual, and proud member of The Democratic Socialist Party of America.

Why hasn’t this Communist been removed from office?

IMHO, once you have signed on the dotted line, and become a listed member of either The Socialist Party, or The Communist Party, you have affirmed that you are a traitor to the founding principles, and founding documents of this nation.


38 posted on 03/05/2014 8:24:35 PM PST by Terry L Smith
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To: CheneyClone

Lucky you. I only have to spend 9 hours a day in that moron’s district.


39 posted on 03/05/2014 8:27:30 PM PST by cyclotic (Hey BSA-I'm gone. Walk Worthy-traillifeusa.com)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

How better to divert attention from the explosive content of the emails Issa quoted from in trying to get Lerner to testify - “The Tea Party business is dangerous”, “this should be taken away from the Cincy people”, “I want to have a second look at the (Rove) pac material” - she’s afraid for her life? - it isn’t Republicans who want her gone.....


40 posted on 03/05/2014 9:05:03 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

How can he lose his mind? He never had one to begin with.


41 posted on 03/05/2014 9:15:05 PM PST by sport
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To: VRWCarea51

Cummings would make a good comrade over in Today’s South Africa. He would fit in just fine. He blew his top because someone got between him and the TV cameras. Darryl Issa.

Cumming had been savoring for days his upcoming moment in the sun but Issa shut it down


42 posted on 03/05/2014 10:00:02 PM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

“I AM A MEMBER OF THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” He bellowed. “AND I AM TIRED OF THIS!!!”
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
MR CUMMINGS & YOUR GYPSIES, TRAMPS AND THIEVES:

“I AM A CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AND I AM TIRED OF THIS $HITE”

“SINCE YOU ARE AN ELECTED MEMBER OF CONGRESS, YOU AND THE REST OF YOU SO CALLED ‘PUBLIC SERVANTS’ ARE ON OUR PAYROLL AND ALL WE ASK IS YOU DO YOUR JOB”


43 posted on 03/05/2014 10:08:14 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 --In CNNs (feeble) mind, EVERYONE that doesnt ask for more Kool-Aid is bullying BO)
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To: windsorknot
Best supporting actor for his role in 'Driving Miss Lois'.

Oh, that's funny!

44 posted on 03/05/2014 10:16:22 PM PST by The Citizen Soldier
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Cummings is a racist blowhard

He is a disgrace to the state of Maryland


45 posted on 03/06/2014 3:38:28 AM PST by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Cummings has a mind? Didn’t know that. I’ve certainly never seen any evidence that would suggest that he does. /racism


46 posted on 03/06/2014 3:40:52 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: CheneyClone
Cummings district is outrageously gerrymandered to disenfranchise as many as possible.
47 posted on 03/06/2014 4:05:51 AM PST by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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