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.”
Elijah Cummings and Candy Crowley, now there's a real dynamic duo.
No it’s “guns strapped on THEY legs”
“a lot of folks who are perhaps looking for opportunities to do harm to the president”.
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. Once he’s out of office I wouldn’t care if he got run over by a Chicago bus. Fact I may root for it to happen.
There are no coincidences in politics
He travels with gun fighters?
When he loses the next election he will go down in history as the failure/destructive community organizer that he is, if he gets assasinated he will be elevated to godlike icon
And Candy Crowley has always been one of CNN’s more “responsible”, uh...correspondents.
Maybe I haven’t had enough caffeine yet, but who exactly are the people with guns strapped on their legs? What is he saying here?
Obama’s own SS. Kind of the beginning Nazi Germany.
“There are no coincidences in politics “
My thought, as well. He’s closing ranks. Things are going to get interesting.
They are paving the way for obama to surround himself with the army he has been building since he took over the WH. He threw his SS detail under the bus before election time so he can be better placed to call martial law. I don’t put anything past these evil scumbags.
Indeed. Is there a more “reasonable” reading of that than he’s worried that O’s Secret Service agents have gone bad, and are just waiting for the right moment?
Candy Crowley is “Mrs. Alan Colmes”, isn’t she?
That pretty much expresses my thinking on this. I want the arrogant POS defeated at the ballot box by American Patriots. After that, I don’t care what happens to him.
Bet the congressman would sleep better if Obama hired Calypso Louie or the Black Panthers for security.
Yeah, that’s what it sounded like to me too. That is some seriously bad, dangerous stuff to throw out there. I think Cummings should be officially questioned on the House floor about his comments.
Ah, the race card again. I knew I remembered correctly that there was some racist stench about this hack:
Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) believes members of the Tea Party support Herman Cain as a way to prove that they are not racist.
In an interview with David for this weeks PRESS Pass, 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 Im not racist and Im supportive.
You've nailed the Ominous Parallel inherent in the Obama administration.
I’ve watched that video three times now. Cummings is claiming black people tell him that they are worried that Secret Service agents are armed with guns in the presence of Obama.
There’s just no other way to interpret it.
Every time I think enablers of this administration can’t shock me anymore, they find a way.
I’d feel safer around Whites with “guns strapped on they legs” than a certain member of the LSM with a tingle up his leg.
Good point. There's no way Cummings would have made these remarks without White House co-ordination. Crowley was probably fed the question that set up Cummings response.
Many images HERE of American Liberals threatening to "do harm" to President Bush.
Just like those racist Tea Party folks do all the time at their rallies... /s
>>but who exactly are the people with guns strapped on their legs? What is he saying here?
White people. He’s talking about white people. He thinks Obama needs an all-black Praetorian Guard.
a lot of folks who are perhaps looking for opportunities to do harm to the president.
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. Once hes out of office I wouldnt care if he got run over by a Chicago bus. Fact I may root for it to happen
Amen brother to all points.
So, what is he saying, here, that he believes the Secret Service to be more of an assassination threat itself than a means of protection from it?
Only two conclusions can be drawn, either he wants the Secret Service disarmed, or he wants them replaced with individuals whose loyalty he does not suspect, meaning black individuals.
That’s odd, because the only really vivid public threat made against Obama that I’m aware came from Jesse Jackson, who wanted to castrate him. A more vague one came just last week, from Louis Farrakhan, darkly hinting about people killing their leaders.
Does this Cummings person even have a clue himself, as to just what he meant? I suspect not.
LOL! GMTA. My first thought also. Dumb and Dumber.
I don’t see him walking around with a heavy freaking Kevlar vest under his shirt 365 days a year like W had to.
“They see, Candy, folk around this president with guns strapped on their legs.”
Corrected: “They see, Candy, white folk .... “
More race-baiting from the Obamamites
They are not walking around unarmed just so they get a chance to leap in front of bullets ~ that formula does not compute.
They are armed to shoot back!
This particular event in Columbia suggests that they can no longer be trusted with that job ~ so a detailed investigation must be made. After all a guy who can't be trusted to keep his britches on long enough to do his job 24/7 can't be trusted.
Frankly I don't care if the Secret Service ends up with nothing but karate masters ~ we cannot have them bringing hookers into the rooms the government rents for them to sleep.
NOTE: last Fall during the "Occupy Wallstreet" Leftist insurgency one of them got close enough to the White House with a rifle to take some shots at the windows. That was ANOTHER Secret Service failure.
This President needs protected from his friends.
When this first broke I joked that they would use this to get the NOI or the NBPP to be 0's gaurd. Now it doesn't seem so funny.
Have we seen any photographs of the SS detail yet? Are any available? Are they affirmative action/politically correct picks?
“Well, you know, I can, I support this guy and... so it shows that Im not racist and Im supportive.
Live, from the great state of projection!
You see much less of Obama in public than you did President Bush, and he’s a far thinner guy ~ which is why he looks so normal wearing a kevlar vest.
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.