Baltimore, Elijah Cummings vs Trump

Let me get this straight, the city leaders of Baltimore have come together to rally (support) against President Trump’s criticism. So the leaders cannot find a way to fix Baltimore’s problems and conditions but instead focus on the real enemy, Trump?

But why is Trump the enemy and problem here? And the problems have nothing to do with race, unless you are saying only white people or Trump supporters care about the problems in Baltimore. But that is a horrible thing to say. And that would be insulting and offensive to say blacks or others don’t see or care about the problems with Baltimore.

So let’s unite to defend Baltimore from the president’s tweets. Those big bad Tweets. I don’t know exactly what “we’re going to continue to push forward” means. Maybe they should worry more about Baltimore than Trump.

But the Baltimore Sun is almost as bad. It declared itself the defense for Elijah Cummings. In one editorial deluge, clearly to defend Cummings, they ended the deflection and defense by choosing the rats: “Better to have some vermin living your neighborhood than to be one.” So beside actually calling Trump a rat/rodent, they make a deliberate decision to choose rodents in Baltimore.

Also in the dripping editorial venom, they spun the blame for problems in their city on Trump. Yet Elijah lives in and represents the hood. I guess that makes him immune to responsibility — in the standard Baltimoronic way.

Here is a partial quote:

“Finally, while we would not sink to name-calling in the Trumpian manner — or ruefully point out that he failed to spell the congressman’s name correctly (it’s Cummings, not Cumming) — we would tell the most dishonest man to ever occupy the Oval Office, the mocker of war heroes, the gleeful grabber of women’s private parts, the serial bankrupter of businesses, the useful idiot of Vladimir Putin and the guy who insisted there are “good people” among murderous neo-Nazis that he’s still not fooling most Americans into believing he’s even slightly competent in his current post. Or that he possesses a scintilla of integrity. Better to have some vermin living in your neighborhood than to be one.”

They will not sink to name-calling but then call Trump a rodent. Now they can rally against Trump as the enemy. Meanwhile, President Trump has channeled “$16 billion in 2018 alone to Elijah Cummings’ district in federal grants.” But then call him a rat. That works!

Sorry, they don’t get to blame Trump for the problems in Baltimore too. Though Cummings and his fellow Dems do nothing to fix the crisis on the border. But organize a rally against Trump, they can do that.

Right Ring | Bullright

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