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.
THE "FAR LEFT (COMMUNIST)" "PROGRESSIVE SOCIALIST" DEMOCRAPS ARE FAR TOO BUSY AIDING THE MARXIST MUSLIM COMMUNIST POTUS TO ESTABLISH A "COMMUNIST/MUSLIM' DICTATORSHIP OF "AMERIKA" THAN TO WORRY ABOUT THE BILL OF RIGHTS, THE FREEDOMS OF MAN OR THE CONSTITUTION!
Ignorance is responsible for some of the stupid rhetoric from the left but more of it is malignant purposeful speechifying to cause disruption and chaos.
World history is replete with examples where peoples of the same race went to war against each other, with horrific nightmarish results. I wonder what Eleanor Holmes Norton, Jesse Jackass and Al Charlatan would say to THAT? Elimination of all races but one on the face of this earth will not necessarily bring us peace on earth, good will to men! The greatest number of murders committed in America today is: black perpetrator, black victim.
we the people,who are the real government.we will be calling norton at her washington office,and demanding an apology from this racist congress women,and will be sending her emails/faxes this is a racial hate crime.and we demand she be fired.god bless american veterans/citizens
Let's look for some good examples of Black communities that have Black Representatives, Detroit, Chicago, D.C. Let's also look at the number of Black Community leaders that have been brought up on charges for illegal activity in office. Kwame Kilpatrick former Mayor of Detroit, Clarence Ray Nagin, Jr. former Mayor of New Orleans, Marion Shepilov Barry, Jr. Council of D.C. rep for Ward 8 and Mayor of Washington, D.C. a certain member of the Jackson family Jesse Louis Jackson, Jr. former US House of Representatives for the Illinois's 2nd Congressional District and the list would go on from there.
Not only are all the above listed leaders Black but they were also Democrats. Just look at the mess this country is in for another fine example of poor leadership by the likes of Obama and Eric Holder. If Blacks are smart, they would carefully select who they elect to office based on character and integrity rather than color.
Isn't Ms. Eleanor Homes Norton suppose to be impartial??? It is no more OK for her to make such a biased statement than it would be for a white member to seek preferential treatment of whites. If the community does not like their elected officials they need to vote for whomever they would like. The police requirements might have a clause of no prior arrest which would restrict many of those fine young men aka looters and rioters from applying.