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Rep. Cummings cries for the children locked in cages: ‘We are better than that!’
The Baltimore Post-Examiner ^ | June 20, 2018 | Michael Olesker

Posted on 06/20/2018 4:58:42 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

We’ve seen Rep. Elijah Cummings in full emotional outcry before this. He was there, in the streets of his West Baltimore home district, in the televised riots that followed the death of Freddie Grey a few years ago, when tears ran down Cummings’ face and he begged America to understand the plight of young and impoverished black men.

And now we see him pleading for some sense of humanity over the lives of young immigrant children, frightened and weeping, separated from their parents over America’s “zero tolerance” at the U.S. border.

Cummings is man whose conscience is always on full alert. His father and his mother both preached the gospel. If Jeff Sessions, the attorney general, wants to justify cruelty to children by quoting scripture, he’s up against the wrong man in Elijah Cummings.

On Tuesday, Cummings gave everybody a full display of his conscience in action. At the House Oversight Committee hearing where Republicans intended to examine Hillary Clinton’s emails with Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, Cummings declared all of this a political charade. He went right to the kids.

He asked Republicans to “stand up” and reject “this mean policy” in which roughly 2,000 children have now been separated from their parents and many have been placed in holding areas resembling prison cells, or animal cages.

And he was just getting started.

“Even if you believe immigration should be halted entirely,” he said, “we all should be able to agree that in the United States of America, we will not intentionally separate children from their parents. We will not do that. We are better than that. We are so much better. We should be able to agree that we will not keep kids in child internment camps indefinitely and hidden away from public view. What country is that? This is the United States of America.”

If the last sentence sounded obvious, Cummings was telling us that it was not. He was saying the country has lost its way, has lost its sense of self as the big-hearted, open-armed embracer of the world’s most vulnerable souls.

Cummings knows such people. He grew up among them, and still lives among them. In his West Baltimore home district, the poverty and the human vulnerability are widespread.

Three years ago, at the time of the Freddie Grey riots, roughly 40 percent of West Baltimore children were living beneath the poverty line. Nearly 90 percent of the area’s school children qualified for free lunch at school.

The plight of such children is mirrored in the rough lives of their parents. Across Maryland, the median household income three years ago was $73,000. Across West Baltimore, it was $29,000.

Little has changed since the Freddie Gray riots – and nothing has changed Elijah Cummings’ sense of outrage.

But America has changed. When it comes to those seeking asylum here, the country’s official conscience has changed. Once, we had a policy where illegal immigrants were deported, but they weren’t criminally charged – and they weren’t separated from their children.

This “zero tolerance” business is the new world of Attorney General Sessions – and President Donald Trump, in which children are made to weep so that Trump can turn them into bargaining chips for a southern wall to keep others from entering America.

And this is what set off Cummings’ outcry on Tuesday.

“We now have reports of parents being deported,” Cummings said, “but the Trump administration is keeping their children here – 2018 in America. We do not need legislation. This is a policy. And understand this: this was a policy invented, implemented and executed by President Donald Trump.”

There were tears in Cummings’ eyes as he spoke the words. They were joined to the tears of children in cages, which now become a river.

TOPICS: Maryland; Issues; Parties; U.S. Congress
KEYWORDS: aliens; blacks; children; democrats; immigration; trump
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A "Civil Rights Icon" folks.
1 posted on 06/20/2018 4:58:43 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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A “Civil Rights Icon” folks.

Yeah, right. He has no shame. He can lie at will and he does because he knows he’ll never get called on it. What would Dr. King think? His whole movement was hijacked by these racist idiots and that’s a shame.

2 posted on 06/20/2018 5:01:44 PM PDT by Dawgreg
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Why isn’t he crying for the American children torn from the arms of their mothers? Why is he cot crying over the money spent on these illegal children while American children are in substandard schools?

3 posted on 06/20/2018 5:03:42 PM PDT by McGavin999 ("The press is impotent when it abandons itself to falsehood."Thomas Jefferson)
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Oh look ,Cummings crawled out from under his Rock

4 posted on 06/20/2018 5:04:21 PM PDT by butlerweave
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Ol’ rugby head.....

5 posted on 06/20/2018 5:05:23 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Truth is hate speech to those who hate the truth.)
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“Rep. Cummings cries for the children locked in cages: ‘We are better than that!’

He needs to be locked in a cage.

6 posted on 06/20/2018 5:06:12 PM PDT by Bonemaker (invictus maneo)
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Rawled? Slithered because he is a snake

7 posted on 06/20/2018 5:10:33 PM PDT by BigEdLB (BigEdLB, Russian BOT, At your service)
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Congress has a Black Caucus Racism Problem
Frontpagemagazine ^ | January 1, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield / FR Posted by SJackson

The vicious cycle of racism and thievery in the CBC must be broken. Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism. The Congressional Black Caucus had a front seat to #MeToo with the revelation that $220,000 had been paid out to a staffer alleging sexual harassment by Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL), a former judge impeached for bribery whose girlfriend has been on his payroll to the tune of $2.4 million, and that Rep. Conyers (D-MI) had his own sexual harassment settlement. That scandal forced Rep. Conyers to resign and hand the seat to his son at the behest of his wife, Monica, who had been convicted of bribery.

Corruption, fraud and bribery are ongoing problems at the Congressional Black Caucus. After two decades of financial scandals, Rep. Corrine Brown (D-FL) was convicted of running a fake charity and sentenced in December. Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-PA) was sentenced last December for bribery, fraud and money laundering. His son, Chaka Fattah Jr, was already in prison on unrelated bank fraud charges. Around the same time the wife of Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Il) had wrapped up her prison sentence after her husband had ended his prison term a year earlier on fraud charges.

Hardly a year goes by without a criminal case involving a member of the Congressional Black Caucus. Bribery and fraud, fake charities and money laundering to pay for the high life are familiar CBC themes . Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. bought a gold Rolex, Michael Jackson and Malcolm X memorabilia, and mink capes. Rep. Brown stole from poor children to pay for an NFL luxury box (won’t you take a knee) and a Beyonce concert. Chaka Fattah Jr. bought Hermes ties and a Ritz-Carlton condo.

These aren’t aberrations. They’re part of the culture of corruption at the Congressional Black Caucus. The year that Barack Obama, a former CBC member whose level of corruption outdid any of his former colleagues by climbing into the high stratospheric billions and using the Justice Department to run a massive slush fund, took office, every single House member investigated on ethics charges was CBC. A former study suggested that a third of CBC legislators had faced an ethics probe. That’s what a culture of political corruption looks like.

But the Congressional Black Caucus has consistently blamed all of its corruption troubles on racism. And CBC members would always play the race card. Rep. Corrine Brown had improbably claimed that Obama’s DOJ had targeted her because “I'm a black woman with a mouth.” It’s the same old racist excuse. And racism is the usual cover story for CBC corruption.

When Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) was accused of stealing a woman’s first class airplane seat, she claimed that it only happened “because I was an African American woman, seemingly an easy target.” The woman she casually accused of racism had no previous idea of who even stole her seat. And as a Democrat and a human rights activist was probably angry about her lost seat, not the politician’s race. No one can be too surprised at a politician receiving preferential treatment at the expense of ordinary citizens. Especially a politician who had once allegedly howled, “You don’t understand. I am a queen, and I demand to be treated like a queen.” It’s the eagerness with which CBC members shut down any conversations about their corruption with casual accusations of racism that is the real problem.

The worst offender in the Conyers sexual harassment case wasn’t actually the congressman in question. It was another Black Caucus member who came to his defense by accusing his victims of racism. Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) allegedly claimed that Conyers’ accusers were all white women. And suggested that the accusations were somehow racially motivated. Other CBC members threatened Democrats who criticized Rep. Conyers and there were suggestions that the calls for his resignation were racist. “Do you go and stalk white people’s houses or just come to the black neighborhoods and stalk our houses?” Monica Conyers demanded.

The claim that Rep. Conyers’ accusers were “all white women” proved to be a lie. But it shouldn’t have mattered what race the women accusing a politician of sexual harassment were. Nor should it have mattered what race the passenger whose seat Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee allegedly stole might have been. The reflexive accusations of racism by Congressional Black Caucus members hurled at their alleged victims and at any attempt to bring them to justice is at the root of the CBC’s culture of racial corruption. The Caucus is a racially exclusive body. And it uses race and racism as weapons to protect its privileges of power. It doesn’t admit white politicians who represent African-American districts.

"It is critical that its membership remain exclusively African American,” Rep. William Lacy Clay Sr. (D-MO) had written. Referring to a white Democrat’s membership bid from an African-American district, he declared that, “he does not, and cannot, meet the membership criteria unless he can change his skin color.” It’s the same familiar mantra of slavery and segregation but with a politically correct twist. Rep. Clay has paid out nearly a million dollars in campaign funds to his sister’s law firm.

"We supported the tradition that only African-Americans have been full members of the CBC," insisted Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick (D-MI), whose son and husband would be convicted on charges that included fraud and racketeering. Urban political machines have a long history of exploiting ethnic and racial solidarity to maintain their grip on power. The Congressional Black Caucus did not invent an original form of corruption. Tammany Hall went through various ethnic incarnations as one immigrant group made way for another.

The Congressional Black Caucus is not uniquely corrupt because it is black. But it uses racial solidarity and animosity to protect its insidious corruption. The CBC uses the idea of racial persecution to convince the African-American areas it preys on to turn a blind eye to its corruption. And it depicts its critics and victims, whether they are the women groped by Rep. Conyers or the poor children ripped off by Rep. Brown, as pawns or perpetrators of a racist conspiracy against black people.

The CBC’s merger of xenophobia and corruption is nothing new. But it’s a uniquely toxic tactic to utilize during a time of racial tensions. The Caucus styles itself as the “conscience of the congress”, but it has no conscience. It’s become a gang of thieves united by greed, racial solidarity and racial animosity. The Congressional Black Caucus is uniquely destructive to black people and to the entire country. Its corrupt civil rights icons have long since become mirrors of the very thing they once fought against. And their accusations of racism are reflections of their own racism and their own racial privileges.

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee and Rep. Clyburn’s accusations show how the perniciously corrupt culture of the CBC’s racial solidarity has turned race and racism into unlimited justifications for their own abuses. The Caucus’ racism and corruption feed into each other in a vicious cycle that spurs its members to greater ethics violations and noisier accusations of racism. The corruption charges then become proof of racism.

The more CBC members are arrested and jailed, the more the Caucus doubles down on the conviction that the only reason they were jailed is racism. And then it exploits that sense of racial grievance to justify even more corruption. This vicious cycle of racism and thievery in the CBC must be broken.Congress has a racism problem. Its name is the Congressional Black Caucus.

8 posted on 06/20/2018 5:14:59 PM PDT by Liz ( Our side has 8 trillion bullets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use.)
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Cummings wants all minor children to stay with the adults that brought them over the border. Whether they be smugglers, pimps for child prostitutes, coyotes, etc., keep them with the adults!!!!!!

9 posted on 06/20/2018 5:15:17 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici ("Don't vote for David Trone")
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Hey ‘lijah; are we better than to murder millions of innocent babies in their mother’s womb? Put up or shut up, Elijah.

10 posted on 06/20/2018 5:16:07 PM PDT by Tucker39 ("It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible." George Washington)
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Wonder how north Korea is going?

11 posted on 06/20/2018 5:16:41 PM PDT by rlbedfor
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You senile old turd.

It was a picture from a protest demonstration.

Are you going to retire or die in your office making solicitation calls.

But maybe dying while begging is just your style.

12 posted on 06/20/2018 5:18:04 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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Obama didnt just wake up one morning and decide he was going to run for president. He needed backing, organization, support...................and a lot of money.

The Congressional Black Caucus suppressed this image of the then -Ill state Sen with Nation of Islam head Farrakhan to dupe Americans into voting Obama as president.


Is Islamic money being funnelled into the Congressional Black Caucus?

The Bank Secrecy Act should be mobilized----to follow the paper trail and determine how money changed hands among (a) CBC (b) the CBC Foundation; (c) leftist black identity groups and elected black members.

Taxpayers must Demand that the scope and dimension of collusion in sub rosa deals be examined, as to who might be personally profiting and if financing domestic terrorism is being facilitated.

<><> L/E needs to examine bank accounts of the aforementioned.

<><> Joint bank accounts might be used to facilitate the transfer funds from one account to another, and/or wire-transferred offshore;

<><> To cover their tracks, fake invoices might be created to show that money deposited into CBC accounts was being used for legitimate purposes.

<><> Financial schemes scheme might be advanced by issuing phony statements of payments from financial sources that actually covered the transfer of funds for insiders' personal use and/or for financing domestic terrorism.

Shady banking transactions could be prosecuted under the (1) Bank Secrecy ACT, (2) RICO, and, (3) the Hobbs Act.


<><> L/E should get ahold of: (1) copies of CBC checks, (2) wire transfers, (3) account statements, (4) invoices, (5) bills, (6) delivery tickets, (7) CBC correspondence including snail mail, e-mail, mobile devices, cell phones, (8) contracts, (9) loan agreements, (10) other account books or official records.

L/E should also explore (a) monies paid to brokers, sub-brokers, (b) family members, (c) mortgage brokers, (d) financial managers, and, (e) real estate agents, brokers, and developers.

<><> L/E should scrutinize CBC members bank accounts for suspicious activities: (A) large deposits, (B) funds transferred from one account into another, (C) frequent requests for withdrawals.

<><> CBC bank records might also show diversions to secret LLC accounts, to money launder and to operate personal ventures;

Tax fraud may also be a factor, facilitated by withdrawals, gift cards purchases, credit card purchases and intra-bank transfers from legal bank accounts into personal accounts, or redistribution schemes.

<><> A huge tipoff is whether bank withdrawals support luxurious lifestyle including payments for real estate, investment and stock holdings, jewelry, luxury vehicles, resort travel....... and gifts and purchases from luxury outlets.

13 posted on 06/20/2018 5:21:01 PM PDT by Liz ( Our side has 8 trillion bullets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use.)
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Democratic Congressman Claims Louis Farrakhan Is An ‘Outstanding Human Being’
Daily Caller ^ | 2/5/18 | Peter Hasson / FR Posted by markomalley

Democratic Illinois Rep. Danny Davis defended Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan as an “outstanding human being” on Monday. Farrakhan is known for embracing radically anti-Semitic and anti-white views, as even the left-wing Southern Poverty Law Center has acknowledged. Farrakhan’s history of racially extreme comments includes blaming Jews for the September 11 attacks, saying white people “deserve to die” and praising Adolf Hitler as a “very great man.”

A bombshell new photo emerged last week, showing former President Barack Obama smiling with Farrakhan at a Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) meeting in 2005.

The journalist who took the photo said he suppressed its publication to protect Obama’s presidential aspirations.

Davis, who has been in Congress since 1997, defended Obama for meeting Farrakhan and was open about his own ties to the hate group leader in an interview with The Daily Caller on Monday. “I personally know [Farrakhan], I’ve been to his home, done meetings, participated in events with him,” Davis told TheDC. “I don’t regard Louis Farrakhan as an aberration or anything, I regard him as an outstanding human being who commands a following of individuals who are learned and articulate and he plays a big role in the lives of thousands and thousands and thousands and thousands of people,” he emphasized later.

Davis told TheDC “it wouldn’t be anything out of the ordinary” for him to meet with Farrakhan and said that Farrakhan isn’t considered a fringe character in his hometown of Chicago.

When asked about Davis’s history of anti-Semitic comments, Davis was dismissive and said that many people in politics have a history of inflammatory comments. Obama and Davis aren’t the only prominent Democrats with ties to Farrakhan. Several current House Democrats were seen hugging Farrakhan in 2006, a year after Obama met with Farrakhan.

Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, who also co-chairs the Democratic National Committee (DNC), once defended Farrakhan against charges of anti-Semitism. During his campaign for DNC chair last year, Ellison wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post apologizing for his defense of Farrakhan. Ellison still managed to blame a “right-wing smear campaign” for questions about his ties to anti-Semitic figures.A spokesperson for the CBC did not return multiple requests for comment on Farrakhan.

14 posted on 06/20/2018 5:23:42 PM PDT by Liz ( Our side has 8 trillion bullets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use.)
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What did Calypso Louis tell then-Sen Obama at the Congressional Black Caucus tete a tete?

“The white man is our mortal enemy, and we cannot accept him. I will fight to see that vicious white beast go down into the lake of fire prepared for him from the beginning, that he never rise again to give any innocent black man, woman or child the hell that he has delighted in pouring on us for 400 years.” Nation of Islam / Louis Farrakhan

15 posted on 06/20/2018 5:25:09 PM PDT by Liz ( Our side has 8 trillion bullets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use.)
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Funny, I don’t recall this level of interest or concern under the Zweo administration, where most of this started...

Just sayin’...

16 posted on 06/20/2018 5:26:49 PM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. Mr Trump, we've got your six.)
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He's a pal of DNC's Ellison, Farrakhan and the CBC.
Now meet the Muslim Congressman with a stranglehold on your safety and security.

Muslim Democrat Cong Andre Carson's Congressional Committees

NOTE--The DNC places a price on these committees---Congressman wishing to be placed on the committee pay up front.
Where did Muslim Carson get the money to get on these highly sensitive committees?

Is Carson funneling Islamic cash into the DNC?

Do Indiana constituents know Carson bought these seats?

<><>House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI)

<><>Ranking Member: Emerging Threats Subcommittee

<><>Department of Defense Intelligence and Overhead Architecture Subcommittee

<><>The United States House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) is a committee of the United States House of Representatives.

The HPSCI is charged with the oversight of the United States Intelligence Community, which includes the intelligence and intelligence related activities of 17 elements of the US Government, and the Military Intelligence Program. Additional information about the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) can be found at link.

<><>Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

<><> Subcommittee on Aviation

<><> Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials

NOTE The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure oversees all modes of transportation: aviation, maritime and waterborne transportation, highways, bridges, mass transit, and railroads.

The Committee also has jurisdiction over other aspects of our national infrastructure, such as clean water and waste water management, the transport of resources by pipeline, flood damage reduction, the management of federally owned real estate and public buildings, the development of economically depressed rural and urban areas, disaster preparedness and response, and hazardous materials transportation.

<><>Subcommittee on Aviation---- The subcommittee has jurisdiction over civil aviation, including most aspects of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Transportation Security Administration, and the National Transportation Safety Board.

<><> Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials The Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials exercises jurisdiction over the programs and activities of two U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) modal administrations, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA).

The Subcommittee oversees the passenger and freight rail safety and economic regulations including all federal laws and programs regulating railroad transportation, including railroad safety, rail infrastructure programs, economic regulation, railroad labor laws, and the non-revenue aspects of the federal railroad retirement and railroad unemployment systems.

The jurisdiction of the Subcommittee also includes overseeing all federal laws and programs regulating the safety of gas and liquid pipelines.


ANALYSIS Usually Congressman choose committees that help their area and their constituency.
Does Indiana need copious amts of US intel and....plans for all of our critical infrastructures, that Carson opted for?

Let’s ask Indiana media: links to Indiana media

Top daily newspapers in Indiana, based on audited and reported circulation figures.
The Indianapolis Star – Indianapolis, IN – 134,113
The Times – Munster, IN – 85,806
South Bend Tribune – – South Bend, IN – 51,195

18 posted on 06/20/2018 5:29:09 PM PDT by Liz ( Our side has 8 trillion bullets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use.)
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19 posted on 06/20/2018 5:29:10 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Samantha BeeITCH . . . BOYCOTT CANADIAN Travel & Products BUY AMERICAN)
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New Oscar category: best performance by a
leftist under the capitol dome

20 posted on 06/20/2018 5:29:30 PM PDT by BigEdLB (BigEdLB, Russian BOT, At your service)
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