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Wed Jul 27, 2016, 06:49 AM

Kweisi Mfume calls chanting over Elijah Cummings a 'low point' in convention

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/politics/blog/bal-kweisi-mfume-calls-chanting-over-elijah-cummings-a-low-point-in-convention-20160726-story.html

Some may have moved beyond this and, if so, I congratulate them. But I am especially pissed because Elijah is MY Rep and he is a good one. So I am going to paraphrase Skinner's formulation to show my own feelings about it: Those assholes who shouted down Elijah Cummings on Monday night - or any other, FWIW - are assholes indeed.

If I personally ever meet one of those assholes, this 70+ great-grandmother will be very happy to give him/her the long overdue tongue-lashing he/she most certainly deserves for such behavior. Otherwise it will be left to karma and karma can be a real downer.

From the link:

Shortly after Cummings took the stage early Monday evening, Sanders delegates began yelling "No TPP," referencing the pending Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement with Pacific Rim nations. The chants were heard not only in the Wells Fargo Center but also on television.

"It was downright disrespectful," said Mfume, a delegate for Hillary Clinton. "I think it does not necessarily help the relations that Bernie's people may have with the larger African American community...that, for me, was a low point."

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Reply Kweisi Mfume calls chanting over Elijah Cummings a 'low point' in convention (Original post)
BlueMTexpat Jul 2016 OP
BeyondGeography Jul 2016 #1
riversedge Jul 2016 #2
BlueMTexpat Jul 2016 #3
Hissyspit Jul 2016 #4
La Lioness Priyanka Jul 2016 #5
BlueMTexpat Jul 2016 #6
serbbral Jul 2016 #7
BlueMTexpat Jul 2016 #8

Response to BlueMTexpat (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 06:58 AM

1. Really low

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Response to BlueMTexpat (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 07:24 AM

2. The folks that need to 'move beyond' are the ones disrespecting a honored member

of Congress and the US!! To do it on the floor of the Dem National Convention was so so so wrong!


....Some may have moved beyond this and, if so, I congratulate them. But I am especially pissed because Elijah is MY Rep and he is a good one. So I am going to paraphrase Skinner's formulation to show my own feelings about it: Those assholes who shouted down Elijah Cummings on Monday night - or any other, FWIW - are assholes indeed.

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Response to riversedge (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 09:10 AM

3. I agree but I am trying

my best to limit the vitriol to the assholes who did this.

I meant "moving beyond" in the sense of trying to put it behind us so that we do not unintentionally focus our justified bitterness on those who were NOT assholes.

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Response to BlueMTexpat (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 09:24 AM

4. Cummings said on NPR he had no problem with it,

and understood the protesters anger.

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Response to Hissyspit (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 11:53 AM

5. that's become Cummings is an amazingly graceful human being, unlike the little fucks who were

 

booing him.

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Response to Hissyspit (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 12:18 PM

6. Elijah Cummings has more

class in his little finger than the collective group of punks and assholes representing white privilege who shouted over his remarks.

Anyone who dares to try to justify those actions - whatever Elijah may have said about them after the fact - should be thoroughly ashamed.

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Response to BlueMTexpat (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 01:49 PM

7. That did not sit well with me either.

I was wondering why they were doing it to Elijah Cummings? Did he play a specific role in the TPP decisions/negotiations? I was asking, because I noticed other Reps were not being booed.

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Response to serbbral (Reply #7)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 06:17 PM

8. Per the article, they were booing

him because he was chairman of the platform drafting committee and some Bernie delegates wanted to include an express rejection of the TPP in the platform. That proposal was rebuffed.

Screw those a**holes who booed.

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