Because Rep. Elijah Cummings is a civil rights icon, he is untouchable. Cummings represents a congressional district in Baltimore. His district includes most of the majority-black precincts of Baltimore County. He’s been in office since 1996. Cummings is now the chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.
During a hearing of his committee on July 18, Cummings shrieked at acting head of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan about the conditions of the illegal immigrant detention facilities. He repeatedly kept McAleenan from attempting to speak and shouted at him:
“I’m talking about human beings. I’m not talking about people that come from, as the president said, shitholes. These are human beings. Human beings. Just trying to live a better life.”
When McAleenan said his department was “doing our level best,” Cummings shut him off again and continued to shriek:
“What does that mean? What does that mean? When a child is sitting in their own feces, can’t take a shower? Come on man. What’s that about? None of us would have our children in that position.”
President Trump did not take kindly to the outrageous treatment of McAleenan. He tweeted:
“Rep. Elijah Cummings has been a brutal bully, shouting and screaming at the great men and women of the Border Patrol about conditions at the Southern Border, when actually his Baltimore district is FAR WORSE and more dangerous. His district is considered the Worst in the USA.”
“As proven last week during a Congressional tour, the Border is clean, efficient and well run, just very crowded. Cumming District is a disgusting, rate and rodent infested mess. If he spent more time in Baltimore, maybe he could help clean up this very dangerous and filthy place.”
That’s all it took for the race card to be dealt from the bottom of the deck. The lapdog media had a field day quoting all the Democrats, from Pelosi on down, calling Trump a racist for daring to attack Cummings and his largely black district.
Let’s take a look at what Cummings said. Children sitting in their own shit? He must have gotten that from the same source who told AOC that the detainees were having to drink out of the crapper.
On the other hand, Trump was right about Cummings being a bully and Baltimore being a rat and rodent infested mess. While taking a tour of East Baltimore a year ago, former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh said:
“What the hell? We should just take all this shit down. Woah, you can smell the rats. Whew, Jesus. Oh my God, you can smell the dead animals.”
Oh, where was the race card against Pugh? Can’t play it because she is black.
But that’s not all. Back in 2015, Bernie Sanders, who has screamed multiple times that Trump is a racist, after touring a black neighborhood in West Baltimore, said:
“Anyone who took the walk that we took around this neighborhood would not think you’re in a wealthy nation. You would think that you were in a Third World country.”
Let’s see now. By Democratic standards Trump is a racist for calling Baltimore a rat and rodent infested mess. Aha, by referring to Baltimore as a third world country, that makes presidential candidate Bernie Sanders a racist too. But the Democrats won’t pull the race card from the bottom of the deck because he is running on their ticket.
In a Washington Post interview on Tuesday, Trump also compared Baltimore to the Central American country of Honduras, saying: “Baltimore is worse than Honduras, okay? If you look at the number of shootings, the number of crimes, the number of everything, Baltimore is worse than Honduras, okay?”
Trump, like many of us, may be a racist. But when he attacks AOC’s squad and Cummings, he is not attacking them because they are persons of color, he’s attacking them for what they say and stand for. When he describes Baltimore as being like a shithole, it’s because Baltimore is a shithole. And that does not make our President a racist!
Trump’s correct characterization of Baltimore even attracted a rodent from Red Bill de Blasio’s rat-infested city. Al Sharpton, the Tawana Brawley hoaxer and instigator of the Crown Heights riot, happened to be in Baltimore Monday on a previously planned trip. Here is what that rodent said:
“Little did I know that Mr. Trump was going to attack the congressman from this city. But not only the congressman but the people of this city, in the most bigoted and racist way.”
“He attacks everybody. I know Donald Trump. He’s not mature enough to take criticism. He’s like a child. But he has a particular venom for blacks and people of color. He doesn’t refer to any of his other opponents or critics as ‘infested.’ He does not attack their districts. He attacks Nancy Pelosi. He attacks Chuck Schumer. He attacks other whites but never said their districts or states are places no human being wants to live.”
With his sordid history, Sharpton has absolutely no business attacking Trump, or anyone else for that matter.
Then there is Kamala Harris. Oops, Kamala must have made a terrible mistake by pulling the race card on Joe Biden during the first presidential debate when she attacked him for supporting two ‘racist’ senators way back when. That card was supposed to be dealt only to Trump and other Republicans.
The most recent polls show that 51 percent of Americans believe Trump is a racist. Well, no wonder when the public has been bombarded day after day ever since Charlottesville with multiple descriptions on TV and in the printed press of Trump as a racist. Hitler’s propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels said, “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.” The Democrats and the lapdog media are doing Goebbels proud.
On Tuesday, Wall Street Journal columnist Jason L. Riley wrote: “The news media has spent the past week trying to rehabilitate the reputations of Baltimore and Al Sharpton, which is more evidence that they’ll try just about anything to advance the Democratic Party’s Trump-is-a-racist storyline.”
And here is a fact Trump failed to mention. After St. Louis, Baltimore has the highest per capita homicide rate of America’s largest cities, exceeding that of Chicago. 90 percent of the murders in Baltimore are black on black.
Ach mein lieber Gott im Himmel, by mentioning that 90 percent of the murders in Baltimore are black on black, I’ve just exposed myself as a racist.
Spot on. Absolutely spot on.
Cummings and the complicit media are playing a game of The Emperor Has No Clothes, and Trump is viciously shredding that fantasy. Remember when both Bushes, McCain and Romney were racists, too? E’erybody all up on the Republican side is a racist! Finally we have a populist fighter that won’t be bullied by leftists hurling epithets.
Trump did exactly what I wanted him to do. He really, really tried to work with liberals. He tried to make peace overtures to Hillary and Co. He tried to make deals. He tried to negotiate in good faith. He found out none of that works, He found out how vindictive, nasty, and downright criminal the Dems play…..spying on his campaign followed by a two year coup attempt.
Well, the gloves are off now, and Trump is a NYC street brawler. Cummings the crybully attacked our BP, he deserved to have his nose rubbed in his own filth, and Trump has doubled and tripled down on that and forced America to take a good look at Baltimore and ask uncomfortable questions about why it is the way it is after all the money thrown at it.
Cummings and media to Trump: “You can’t attack me, I’m black!”
Trump: “Hold my Diet Coke.”
The race card no longer has power, except when dealing with white liberals. A good example of that is the House Democrats booting all the white people who were….responsible for the big wins by Democrats in the 2018 election. They booted out proven winners because those jobs need to be filled by non whites. Want to see actual racism, in 2019? There you go.
The murder rate in Baltimore is even higher than it is in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. Those people Cummings is crying over? They were safer where they came from than they would be in Cummings’ own district.
Guten tag Herr Katz!
McAleenan should have answered every question after the “C-mon man!” with his best Satchmo imitation, rolling my head around for effect and being as loud and goofy as Cummings. I got to see Al Green up close when I confronted him at a town hall and his mild manner quickly changed to his baritone preacher cascade of canned lines insulting his adversary to avoid a response. Hilarious stuff that needs to be thrown back at them at every turn.
Cummings belongs on the same racialist shelf as John Lewis. And watching the dems fall in line to kiss Sharpton’s butt is also amusing. Anybody remember the line LBJ uttered in 1964 when he decided to outflank the republicans who were trying to get a vote for equal rights for blacks? LBJ decided to subsidize that slice of the population he had been subjugating his whole career. His tactic to lock in the black community with welfare caused him to declare “We pass this and we’ll own these Nebraskans for the next 200 years!” He hasn’t been proven wrong yet.
Howie Katz says
Guten Abend Herr DanMan!
Howie I agree with every word. Baltimore has been a crime ridden, unsanitary, stinking, rat infested shithole for over 30 years. The worst part of the city is in Cummings district. It’s time to send in the National Guard to evacuate it and raze it. I read a book titled, “The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood.” written by David Simon. It explains Cummings District in detail.
The crime-infested intersection of West Fayette and Monroe Streets is well-known–and cautiously avoided–by most of Baltimore. But this notorious corner’s 24-hour open-air drug market provides the economic fuel for a dying neighborhood. David Simon, an award-winning author and crime reporter, and Edward Burns, a 20-year veteran of the urban drug war, tell the chilling story of this desolate crossroad.
Bob Walsh says
I saw a wee bit of the Cummings / McAleenan show. It was disgusting. Cummings clearly wanted simply to SCREAM at somebody from the Trump administration, preferably a White male is a position of power. He was not interesting in getting any information or making any sort of legit inquiry, he was interested in putting on a show and demonstrating for everybody how much he was DOWN FOR THE CAUSE, the cause being to convince the whole world that Donald Trump is a racist. Cummings is a disgusting ambulatory turd. About 50% of his district is the functional equivalent of a third-world shit hole. He has been in congress since Christ was as corporal, if he is such hot shit why is his district mostly STILL a shit hole, and getting worse, not better?
Did you happen to catch Louie Gohmert’s questioning of Muellar? Ratcliffe? There are clowns on both sides but I don’t believe Cummings is a racist. I do believe blacks can and often are racists. At least they talk about race more than any other race. All races have racists. Hell some native Hawaiians could be said to be racists when they call non natives haoles. There is a fine line between racial pride and racism. But to say Trump isn’t using race to stoke his base is disingenuous.
“But to say Trump isn’t using race to stoke his base is disingenuous.”
I disagree. Trump is hitting his opponents and he doesn’t subscribe to political correctness. He doesn’t fear offending any specific ‘victim’ group. That’s actually demonstrating a LACK of racism. To handle Cummings with kid gloves, or the Gal Qaeda squad with kid gloves because they are not white would be racist, treating them differently than if they happened to be white folks.
No, Cummings has been unmercilessly harassing Trump, his family, and harassing the Homeland guy was just the last straw. Trump threw down on Cummings, and Cummings’ racist ass definitely deserves it. Cummings is a crybully, he can dish it out, but he can’t take it.
wow! I never watched MSNBC or CNN for anything other that for comedy on election night so I have been pretty unaware of how far out there they are. I have Sirrius in my truck and have been sampling their narratives as I cruise into to town in the morning lately. Joe Scarborough apparently lost his marbles over the Mueller fiasco and has been on a mental breakdown of a tirade ever since (maybe he was always like this). This morning he blamed Trump for El Paso. Talk about hate on the airwaves.
Apparently referring to 20,000 strong caravans of illegals trying to swamp the border as an invasion is now tantamount to shooting people in WalMart. And the little dem congress critter that represents the district that Walmart is located was all to happy to participate in the hatefest.