Eleanor Homes Norton, the Democratic representative in Congress for the non-voting District of Columbia, is quite adept at providing the entertaining sound bite. Most recently she asserted that Congress doesn’t have the right to know about everything going on in government.
Today’s comments on MSNBC might even top that. Speaking with host Jose Diaz Balart, she called the racial mix of elected officials in Ferguson, MO, “troublesome”:
Here you have the mostly white police force in a mostly black community. But I’m perplexed about why most of the elected officials are white as well. Is there something about the way elections are done in Missouri or in the county? That’s troublesome.
Usually when you get a minority community or a community that becomes mostly minority, you get some diversity of representation. So you may have an elected leadership, as well as a police force, that does not feel that they are truly representative of the community and that’s poison.
Hey, black community. You see what happens when you don’t have your own elected officials out there, people who have had experiences similar to your own. I don’t understand that. Again, there may be something about the way the election are conducted in that county. But if I were in that community, the first thing I would be doing is organize voters to go to the polls in November.
same where I am. you try to build something good in the city area you live around, and they don't want anything good - a bunch of crooks gang up on you to keep it from happening. Sad (for them). And you know!!! later down the road, they'll be talking about lack of opportunities/investment is "what keeps us down." Well when someone tried, you stole from them and threatened them, and hey - I don't want to hear it anymore.
All i can say is that they are or were elected...I guess we need to go back to quotas again, out of fairness. But fairness to whom? I have seen when the democrats get into office the town or community is destroyed.
May I ask..What other choice democrats have? They are discredited and have made sure to destroy blacks; they are stupid, therefore they are bold, they cant think in cosequences because greed and power blinds them. Poor black americans used and abused by the regime. The rest, paid terrorists to create doubt, intimidation and fear. God works In mysterious ways, and blacks are getting tired of being used for votes. They might stand against Obama's lies and fake promises, a lot of them don't want to be drones the rest of their lives. In God We Trust!
Katrerine, Ms DeFord is not even bright enough to be simple minded, She is just plain dumb and ignorant, and a bigot.... she is so busy tring to be a liberal, she cant think rational
There is NO IGNORANCE from the left--it is simple hate!
What a joke and this is what we have in Congress now?
One might also question the 2012 election results of Obama !!!
Could someone remind her of what things are like in Detroit and Chicago. Not only Black leadership but Democrat poor leadership has rendered those cities a festering, cesspool of corruption, deterioration, blight and high crime and murder rates.
Is that the kind of leadership she would like to see? I wish these folks would stop taking their idiot pills.
LOLROF! Look who is talking about possible election fraud! A democrat! Tell us all about it, it seems to be your speciality. You lying democrats have NO room to talk. In fact we should rid our REPUBLIC of democrats. DEMOCRATS/COMMIES/LIBERAL AGENDA. Shut up, no words from the peanut gallery.
Can someone PLEASE tell me how this woman got the job that she has? Someone?? ANYONE!??
what is this racist advocating???that if you are white you cannot represent the black community???what if we said that about Senator Tim Scott of SC....maybe he cant represent any whites because he is black!!!..oh please..I'm so tired of these black race baiter/haters...keep the racism alive otherwise they have nothing to say.
keeps them on the plantation