If the White House intruder had hurt a member of the President’s family, there would be a thousand Fergusons all over America, white and black folks alike asking this question;
“Why is it white cops have no problem shooting un-armed black people who pose no threat, but, show great restraint in not shooting a mad man rushing the home of the First Family?”
“WASHINGTON — As President Barack Obama was celebrating his inauguration at various balls, top Republican lawmakers and strategists were conjuring up ways to submarine his presidency at a private dinner in Washington.”
What this meeting was, is Organized Bullying of the President, the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces who is now at war with ISIS, he leading a Coalition of Foreign Forces. Republicans, and their evangelical voting block, were making up lies about the President and demonizing him, for political and religious reasons just after his election. These sore losers depicted President Obama as a illegal foreigner…. “Not one of us!”……thus he did not belong in the White House, and should be removed.
Teenage victims of bullying often kill themselves after they discover no one is on their side, and, parents and school official are helpless in preventing further attacks. My neighbor, Sandra, made this statement when we discussed the utter disrespect elected officials demonstrate towards the leader of the most powerful nation on earthy – every chance they get! We the People have grown so used to this defamation of character, that we look the other way and ignore it, lest we somehow become victims of bullying.
Bullies offer their protection to some, while denying it to others. The Secret Service failed to protect the sanctity of the President’s home, and thus have sent the same message the Republicans have been sending to our enemies;
“The President is weak! He has no one on his side. You can come here and kick his ass any time you want to. We won’t stop you! You will be doing us a big favor!”
The head of the Secret Service should be sacked. The next head should get her/his check from the President, directly, after new laws are passed. There will be another SS person who meets with the President and gives his/her report before handed their check. This is The Top Secret Service person the other SS do not know is the President’s Man, or Woman, and is in the President’s back pocket. This is the SUPER SECRET UNCORRUPTABLE TRIGGER-HAPPY BODYGUARD!
A new law should be passed where anyone exhibiting disrespect and acting in a threatening manner, will be told this if they jump the fence;
“You are dead! Regardless if you are mentally ill, or, are having a religious revelation about the sky falling.”
Let us title this new law ‘The Dead Chicken Little Law’.
As for these so-called lawmakers, they should be rounded up and tried for treason!
The event — which provides a telling revelation for how quickly the post-election climate soured — serves as the prologue of Robert Draper’s much-discussed and heavily-reported new book, “Do Not Ask What Good We Do: Inside the U.S. House of Representatives.”
According to Draper, the guest list that night (which was just over 15 people in total) included Republican Reps. Eric Cantor (Va.), Kevin McCarthy (Calif.), Paul Ryan (Wis.), Pete Sessions (Texas), Jeb Hensarling (Texas), Pete Hoekstra (Mich.) and Dan Lungren (Calif.), along with Republican Sens. Jim DeMint (S.C.), Jon Kyl (Ariz.), Tom Coburn (Okla.), John Ensign (Nev.) and Bob Corker (Tenn.). The non-lawmakers present included Newt Gingrich, several years removed from his presidential campaign, and Frank Luntz, the long-time Republican wordsmith. Notably absent were Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) — who, Draper writes, had an acrimonious relationship with Luntz.
- The Secret Service agent who tackled an intruder inside the East Room of the White House was not even supposed to be there that night. The Washington Post revealed Tuesday that the agent who tackled Omar J. Gonzalez was off-duty, but happened to see the intruder. Nor was the First Family entirely safe: the agent who tackled Gonzalez had seen the family depart via helicopter minutes earlier. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson also revealed that agents recognized Gonzalez on the same day he jumped the fence. During questioning by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Pierson said that officers observed Gonzales for “some time” on Sept. 19, but they did not intervene before he made his way into the White House. Pierson admitted the incident was “unacceptable” and vowed to “make sure that it does not happen again.” The representatives were unimpressed with her apology. “I wish to God you protected the White House like you protected your reputation here today,” said Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA).
For several hours in the Caucus Room (a high-end D.C. establishment), the book says they plotted out ways to not just win back political power, but to also put the brakes on Obama’s legislative platform.
“If you act like you’re the minority, you’re going to stay in the minority,” Draper quotes McCarthy as saying. “We’ve gotta challenge them on every single bill and challenge them on every single campaign.”
The conversation got only more specific from there, Draper reports. Kyl suggested going after incoming Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner for failing to pay Social Security and Medicare taxes while at the International Monetary Fund. Gingrich noted that House Ways and Means Chairman Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) had a similar tax problem. McCarthy chimed in to declare “there’s a web” before arguing that Republicans could put pressure on any Democrat who accepted campaign money from Rangel to give it back.