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Elijah Cummings misattributes Emerson quote to Mandela
quintonreport.com ^ | January 8, 2014 | Jeff Quinton

Posted on 03/08/2014 8:37:27 AM PST by MeshugeMikey

There’s no family I know,’’ Cummings continued encouragingly, “that when they have problems they say, ‘To hell with it.’ ’’ The most memorable part of his “life-altering” trip to attend Nelson Mandela’s funeral in South Africa, he told his friends in the hotel ballroom, was when Mandela’s grandson said that the great man had counseled him, “Don’t be pushed around by your fears and problems; be led by your hopes and dreams.”

Actually, Emerson said that.

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TOPICS: Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: elijahcummings; freakstate; mandela; mistake; ralphwaldoemerson
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1 posted on 03/08/2014 8:37:27 AM PST by MeshugeMikey
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To: MeshugeMikey

This is the same idiot that thought Guam would capsize if we stationed more Marines there.


2 posted on 03/08/2014 8:40:44 AM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: MeshugeMikey

he’s a liberal...facts are mere means to an end.

“Fake but accurate”
The Rather Rule


3 posted on 03/08/2014 8:40:54 AM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: P-Marlowe

No, that was Hank Johnson. I think!


4 posted on 03/08/2014 8:42:46 AM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

It is the way it sounds Mikey. It doesn’t have to be accurate. Joe Biden used to do that a lot and he stole lines for his speeches when he was a presidential candidate.


5 posted on 03/08/2014 8:43:33 AM PST by billhilly (Its OK, the left hated Bush.)
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To: P-Marlowe
that was space case extraordinaaire....Hank-Tipping Guam-Johnson

http://voices.yahoo.com/rep-hank-johnson-guam-may-tip-over-5765772.html
6 posted on 03/08/2014 8:44:11 AM PST by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: bigbob
This is the same idiot that thought Guam would capsize if we stationed more Marines there.

No, that idiot was Hank Johnson. "Rep" Cummings is a different idiot entirely.

7 posted on 03/08/2014 8:44:53 AM PST by RobinOfKingston (Democrats--the party of Evil. Republicans--the party of Stupid.)
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To: bigbob

I dont care if the reports a fake..I stand by my story...

yes... who could forget that masterpiece of journalistic candor


8 posted on 03/08/2014 8:45:19 AM PST by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: billhilly

Joe-Stand Up Chuck -Biden’s got it down to a “fine art”


9 posted on 03/08/2014 8:46:08 AM PST by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Cummings is black, Mandela is black, if he though he could convince the LIV that Mandela wrote the Gettysburg Address, he would have said that.


10 posted on 03/08/2014 8:46:25 AM PST by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Stupid is as stupid does. ..... Just sayin!


11 posted on 03/08/2014 8:50:22 AM PST by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: Beagle8U

According to WikipediA Joe Biden was considered second only to, drum roll, Jesse Jackson as the best speaker in the Democratic field of potential Presidential Candidates.


12 posted on 03/08/2014 8:53:00 AM PST by billhilly (Its OK, the left hated Bush.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

I would prefer to believe that Cummings stole it from Mandela who stole it from Emerson or perhaps MLK jr who stole it from Emerson


13 posted on 03/08/2014 8:53:15 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: MeshugeMikey
Elijah Cummings is a useful idiot. His temper tantrum was orchestrated by the White House to created a situation where they can give Darrell Issa the Alinsky treatment


14 posted on 03/08/2014 8:57:05 AM PST by darkwing104 (Forgive but don't forget)
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To: RobinOfKingston
The Hankster IN ALL His Glory!

word has it that he comes form a long line of geologists....and that line would be the UNEMPLOYMENT Line


15 posted on 03/08/2014 9:01:18 AM PST by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: MeshugeMikey
"Pushed around" doesn't sound that Emersonian.

Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.

Pope John XXIII

16 posted on 03/08/2014 9:01:53 AM PST by x
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To: darkwing104

there we have it!


17 posted on 03/08/2014 9:02:09 AM PST by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: MeshugeMikey

“Todo para la causa” Everything for the cause as Fidel Castro used to say.

Truth is irrelevant to racist imbeciles like Cummings. It’s all about ginning up outrage for whitey/Republicans/historic America


18 posted on 03/08/2014 9:02:13 AM 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: x

Great Quote. Thank you!


19 posted on 03/08/2014 9:02:52 AM PST by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: dennisw
Its all part and parcel of Obama's Little advertised .......


20 posted on 03/08/2014 9:04:14 AM PST by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: billhilly

I thought it was funny a while back when the Ukraine crisis had been going on for 3-4 days and nothing was heard from Obama...

On “The 5” it was mentioned that Joe Biden had talked to the Russian government about it. That young dark haired girl(?) got upset and said...’Why not just have Ronald McDonald call them! Really...Biden?’

That might not be exactly what she said, but close. She slammed Biden like a $hithouse door, but was upset and serious.


21 posted on 03/08/2014 9:07:37 AM PST by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: MeshugeMikey
the italics are mine

I didn't know you were Italian.

Hey, it's Saturday...

5.56mm

22 posted on 03/08/2014 9:08:29 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: Beagle8U

I can’t remember her name either, but she is fiery. I’m sorry I missed that.


23 posted on 03/08/2014 9:11:13 AM PST by billhilly (Its OK, the left hated Bush.)
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To: M Kehoe
a longtime family favorite


24 posted on 03/08/2014 9:16:25 AM PST by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: lonestar
No, that was Hank Johnson. I think!

Have you ever seen both of them together in the same place?

25 posted on 03/08/2014 9:28:45 AM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: billhilly

Andrea Tantario


26 posted on 03/08/2014 9:32:12 AM PST by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: x

I believe George Patton said, “Never take council
of your fears” or something like that too.


27 posted on 03/08/2014 9:35:09 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Mr. Cummings is far from the sharpest knife in the drawer!!!


28 posted on 03/08/2014 9:37:26 AM PST by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Another....not-to-sharp-knife in the drawer!!! You gotta wonder who votes for a braindead like this dude!!! I guess their called Obamabots!!!


29 posted on 03/08/2014 9:39:31 AM PST by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Elijah just had an Obama Moment -— or perhaps he’s dumber than dirt, too.


30 posted on 03/08/2014 9:39:42 AM PST by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: tet68
That has also been attributed to Andrew Jackson.

And -- wouldn't you guess it? -- also to Stonewall Jackson.

There are different versions of the Patton quote, and a similar quote gets credited to Colin Powell.

We may never get to the bottom of this.

31 posted on 03/08/2014 9:40:02 AM PST by x
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To: JLAGRAYFOX
Mr. Cummings is far from the sharpest knife in the drawer!!!

He wouldn't be the sharpest knife in the drawer if you put him in the drawer with the spoons.

32 posted on 03/08/2014 9:40:23 AM PST by tacticalogic
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To: Amagi

THE ARROGANCE of such people always erupts in utterly foolish stupid prnouncements at some point..

with obama such matters are second only to his golf game..which aint that hot either.


33 posted on 03/08/2014 9:42:43 AM PST by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

hes SOUNDS a lot like another elijah...that being barry’s neighbor....Elijah MOHAMMAD


34 posted on 03/08/2014 9:47:02 AM PST by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: MeshugeMikey
PREFECT ©

35 posted on 03/08/2014 9:49:05 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: x
Good afternoon. I trust you are well.

We may never get to the bottom of this.

I know you were j/k, but... I think you just did get to the bottom of "it."

Four people saying the same thing a little differently, at different times. Kinda like Matthew, Luke, Mark and John.

5.56mm

36 posted on 03/08/2014 9:58:56 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: onyx
Elijah did a great al sharpton imitation if LOW INFO AMERICA knew these pukes were all in league with other theyd refues to believe it.


37 posted on 03/08/2014 10:02:07 AM PST by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Another affirmative action embarrassment heard from. We will not miss his generation. Unfortunately, we will have Van Jones, the flaming Black Communist, among us for decades.


38 posted on 03/08/2014 10:25:59 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: MeshugeMikey

The amusing irony is that Emerson wrote that Biblical stories should be intentionally corrupted and misinterpreted for pragmatic reasons by those who were public masters.

Emerson was what can be called a “proto-socialist”, in that he disliked civilization and wished it was reduced to isolated villages full of ignorant peasants controlled by their betters.


39 posted on 03/08/2014 10:48:28 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Yes — yes but Emerson WASN’T BLACK!!!


40 posted on 03/08/2014 11:09:03 AM PST by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: Dick Bachert

Cummings may think so....


41 posted on 03/08/2014 11:09:48 AM PST by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Possibly. But MORONS like Cummings don’t THINK — they FEEL!!

TAXES AND A CIVILIZED SOCIETY
4 ½ minute video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmYXEwbK1k0&list=UUFDlhK80EdO28R-iGTXiGaw


42 posted on 03/08/2014 11:13:23 AM PST by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: MeshugeMikey
It doesn't matter.
They all have the brown Teflon coating of affirmative action.
It doesn't matter.
43 posted on 03/08/2014 11:15:22 AM PST by right way right (America has embraced the suck of Freedumb.)
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To: Beagle8U
if he could convince the LIV that Mandela wrote the Gettysburg Address

Afraid we're well past that point.

Even that doped-up back-stabbing intern-killing liar Joe Scarborough has told of the day his young son, 8 or 9 years old, came home from school claiming history was his favorite class.

Joe said to him, "History, huh? So tell me who was the first president of the United States?"

"Martin Luther King!" the old chip of the block replied.

44 posted on 03/08/2014 11:27:45 AM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: Fightin Whitey

of = off


45 posted on 03/08/2014 11:28:30 AM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: right way right
its a matter of time


46 posted on 03/08/2014 11:31:49 AM PST by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: Beagle8U

Yes, that’s her. She is one smart cookie and not a bad looker either.


47 posted on 03/08/2014 1:08:58 PM PST by billhilly (Its OK, the left hated Bush.)
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To: P-Marlowe

No, that was Hank Johnson.


48 posted on 03/08/2014 8:38:20 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (The PASSING LANE is for PASSING, not DAWDLING)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

My mistake. It’s hard telling the idiots apart.


49 posted on 03/08/2014 8:39:10 PM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: MeshugeMikey; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; Bigg Red; ...

Maryland “Freak State” PING!


50 posted on 03/08/2014 8:39:15 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (The PASSING LANE is for PASSING, not DAWDLING)
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