Why is it, do you suppose, that a white Republican, and least of all someone like Donald Trump, can never criticize a black Democrat, no matter how corrupt, or incompetent, that said black Democrat may actually be, without then being called a racist? Or, are we now to assume that black Democrats are NEVER to be considered as being corrupt or incompetent? I only ask because President Trump recently offered up what I thought was a very fair critique of the House Oversight Committee chair Elijah Cummings, who he criticized for failing to help his district. He could have also very easily mentioned how Cummings does a rather piss-poor job of “oversight.”
This very fair critique consisted of the president pointing to how Cummings was “shouting and screaming at the great men & women of Border Patrol about conditions at the Southern Border” during what was supposed to have been a simple hearing. President Trump took the opportunity to point out how Cummings’ congressional district is “a disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess.” The president tweeted, “If he spent more time in Baltimore, maybe he could help clean up this very dangerous & filthy place.” So how is it that telling the truth is something now to be considered racist when it is a black Democrat who happens to be the subject of the critique?
But let’s be honest here, it’s not the president’s fault that Baltimore homicides have exceeded 300 each year from 2015 through 2018, and that 2019 is pretty much on track to cross the 300 threshold for the fifth year in a row. A 2016 report from the Baltimore Sun showed 344 homicides for the year 2015. A ‘homicides counter’ maintained by the Sun shows 318 for 2016, 342 for 2017, and 309 for 2018. USA Today reported that the 342 Baltimore homicides in 2017 represented a “homicide rate of 56 per 100,000 people.” The homicide rate in Chicago was less than half of that, at “24 per 100,000.” And yet the president should not be allowed to talk about that?
And it was November 9, 2016, the very day that Donald Trump was declared the winner of the 2016 presidential election, the Baltimore Sun published an op-ed. The op-ed, by Sean Kennedy, it reads in part: Donald J. Trump is known for his hyperbole, but not all of his ideas are a stretch. Our inner cities are a “disaster,” as he said in the final presidential debate — and they should be officially declared so. Mr. Trump said on the campaign trail that he would “empower cities and states to seek a federal disaster designation for blighted communities in order to initiate the rebuilding of vital infrastructure, the demolition of abandoned properties and the increased presence of law enforcement.” Now that he’s captured the presidency, let’s hope he follows through.
As of July 28, the Sun’s counter shows 191 Baltimore homicides for 2019, which means the city is well on its way to surpassing 300 homicides for the year. At least five people were shot, three fatally, in Baltimore on July 27 alone. And on July 25, Breitbart News reported eight persons were shot in one night of Baltimore violence. One of the shooting victims succumbed to his wounds. The violence has been all-too-present in the years since Maryland implemented the Firearm Safety Act in 2013. That act put in place an “assault weapons” ban and “high capacity” magazine ban. It also implemented a fingerprinting/registration process for new handgun buyers.
And then who was it that came rushing to Cummings’ defense? Well, it was none other than self-described Socialist, and presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders. It was in stopping by to have a chat with ‘fake newser’ Jake Tapper, this past Sunday on CNN that Sanders slammed Trump over the president’s tweets pointing out the dismal living conditions in Cummings’ rather dismal district. Sanders told Tapper, “It’s unbelievable that we have a President of the United States who attacks American cities, who attacks Americans.” And yet it was back in 2015 that it was Sanders himself who likened Cummings’ West Baltimore district to a “Third World country.”
You see, it was back then during a tour of the city in the aftermath of riots over the April 2015 death of Freddie Gray, an African-American man who died after falling into a coma while in police custody, that Sanders 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,” The Baltimore Sun reported that Sanders toured the neighborhood where Gray was arrested “hoping to reach out to African-American voters in his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination.” The neighborhood falls inside of Cummings’ congressional district.
Sanders’ 2015 “Third World” comments were not his only statements criticizing the living conditions in Baltimore. Because it was in 2016, that he sounded off about Baltimore’s “poorest boroughs,” saying that residents have “lifespans shorter than people living under dictatorship in North Korea.” But see, such comments are never considered to be racist when coming from the mouths of those who are brothers in arms on the radical left. And I feel very confident in saying that conditions in Cummings’ district have changed very little other than that it’s likely worse today than it was back then. Because that tends to be the way it works with ‘liberalism.
So I guess the point that I’m trying to make here is that whether we’re talking about Cummings role as the representative of his district, or as chair of the committee or ranking member, he has made a career out of being little more than your basic, everyday partisan political hack. He regularly abuses his power for vendettas against the Trump administration and yet when Barry ‘O’ was in the White House, Cummings bent himself over backwards in his attempt to shield he who was the most corrupt, a dare I say racist, president in modern history from all manner of very justified scrutiny. But again, that’s not something that anyone is supposed to point out.
During the Barry ‘O’ administration, Cummings worked hard to leave no stone unturned in doing all he could to stop Republicans from investigating the many, and very serious, abuses of power committed by he who would go on to be known as the worst president in all of American history. Not only that but he was also Hitlery’s number one defender during the Benghazi scandal, for example. At the start of the IRS scandal, Cummings admitted at first that heads should roll. Then he tried to stop the probe, declaring the scandal “solved.” And no wonder, since he was among the Democrats who had wanted conservative organizations investigated. Imagine that?
And apparently corruption runs in Cummings family since it was recently reported that new concerns have now arisen that Cummings’s wife, who’s described as being a consultant who also runs a ‘non-profit’ organization that “has received millions of dollars from groups with interests before the congressman’s committee, potentially buying them favorable treatment.” That little factoid was reported back in in May. Mrs. Cummings also reportedly refused to hand over nonprofit disclosure forms when requested, as required by law. So I’m guessing congressional “oversight” would seem to have limits, especially when it’s a member of one’s own family in need of a little?
And to be expected Cummings pushed back against the president on Saturday, saying it was his “constitutional duty to conduct oversight of the Executive Branch.” But Cummings does not actually care about the Executive Branch. When he took over the committee, he changed the name from “Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (OGR)” to “Committee on Oversight and Reform (COR),” minus “government.” He is not at all concerned about government, his only concern is the continuing harassment of President Trump. Cummings is a fraud in the truest sense of the word, and worse he’s a racist fraud and truly a waste of skin, regardless of color.
And of course it was Speaker Pelosi who wasted precious little time in accusing President Trump of racism for attacking the supposedly ‘honorable’ Mr. Cummings. The truth is that President Trump has also occasionally shown irritation with Republicans in Congress who investigated his administration, and his presidential campaign, even when they held the majority in both houses. They, at least, took oversight seriously as a non-partisan duty. It would seem that for Cummings and fellow Democrats, “oversight” now means targeting political opponents, protecting political friends and not much else. They’re joke, and people know it!
Cummings is yet another on a rather long list of extremely unimpressive blacks in Congress who have, for decades, done absolutely nothing for blacks except to get them even more addicted to government. The condition of their cities speaks volumes. Yet many of these same ‘public servants’ have enlarged, rather significantly, their personal financial assets. He who cries racism the loudest tends to be the most directly responsible for the crime infested poverty ghettos. President Trump has nothing to do with theses messes created by black members of Congress who are more interested in illegal immigrants than they their own constituents.
Cumming’s continues to live the good life on the backs of his constituents and is nothing more than a career con man and criminal hiding under the cloak of public service. He is a complete and total loser when it comes to all of those in his district. The city, like most Democrat run cities, is just as President Trump describes it, a complete and total Hell hole! Envision the worst possible scene you’ve ever seen in a movie of a downtown ghetto and you will be describing nearly any big city in America. Cummings has never done anything in his entire career to help those he represents. He is in politics to help one person and one person only, and that is himself.
Finally, those who claim bad behavior should be ignored simply because the perpetrator’s skin color is black, and that white people should be condemned for merely pointing that fact out, are the real racists. Anyone who says that any race should be allowed to ruin our cities with impunity, and that we should pay them a Trillion dollars in reparations as a reward, is an enemy of our nation and has no place in elected office. And those who are provided with all manner of public assistance, free of charge, and still see themselves as being mistreated, I would cordially invite to leave this country, return to where their ancestors came from, and stay there.