Congressional Black Embarrassment

 

Once again, members of the Congressional Black Caucus has found a way to embarrass itself and their constituents.  During the Oversight Committee hearing regarding the “whistle blower” testimony on Benghazi, Elijah Cummings (D- Maryland) – the committee’s ranking member, no less- in an attempt to be…something, responded to the testimony of Gregory Hicks, that “death is a part of life.”

I have no idea what was going through Rep. Cunmmings’ mind, but whatever it was manifested itself in a very poor choice of words that made him look unsympathetic and foolish at the same time.

The congressman doubled-down on his foolishness by calling the attempt(s) to ascertain the truth about what happened during that fateful evening in Libya a “full-scale media campaign.”  He then went on to defend the administration’s response to the embassy attack (which included lying about the scope of the terror attack, the intel, as well as laying the blame on the producer of a YouTube video) that killed four American citizens and injured several more.

 

If that wasn’t bad enough- and it was- Cummings was joined in his foolishness by a fellow black Caucus member, William Lacy Clay, Jr., (D- Missouri).  He blamed the attack and the lack of credible response to the attack, on budgetary cuts. Of all places and times, Clay chose to play the immature and disgusting game of politics during a committee hearing that had the objective of finding and hearing the truth about an attack that led to the deaths of four people. 

 

Most politicians are shallow and suffer from lack of talent, but members of the CBC are by far the worst, period. Every time a member- any member- opens their mouth, embarrassment ensues and it’s a sure example of the continued existence of affirmative action.  After hearing any member talk, I ask myself if this is the best that black America can do; they’re that bad.

It’s past time to disband the Caucus and redraw their districts in the hopes that better quality Representatives are elected to serve the interests of the people they represent. And also to send these clowns back to their own circuses.

National Day of Prayer

ndpThis is my simple contribution to Project 21’s discussion regarding the National Day of Prayer-

Today, as Americans participate in the National Day of Prayer, we should be mindful that our prayers — regardless of our religious tradition — reflect our thankfulness for the blessings that God has bestowed upon our nation.

At the same time, all is not well in our nation.  As such, and as I Timothy 2:2 counsels, our prayers and intercessions should be made for all people.  This includes those in authority — no matter what their political affiliations are — so that we may live in peace.  Let us humbly pray for our nation, our military and civic and religious leaders that God may grant them mercy, much needed courage, very much needed wisdom and guidance.

Let us also pray to God and ask that he forgive of our sins individually as well as corporately as a nation.  We should ask God to remove the many manifestations of impurity that finds its way into our lives, and hinder us from personifying the righteousness and justice that he desires.  Americans should also fervently pray that God restores our land from the infirmities that afflict our nation. 
It is my hope, as noted in Jeremiah 29:12-13, that we earnestly and sincerely seek God in prayer — not only that he may hear us, but also that we may find him.

May God continue bless and restore our lives and our nation as we humble ourselves before him today.