We have an African American and here she is…..


 

Could someone offer her a chair?

Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., speaks to Michael Cohen during a House Oversight Committee hearing as Lynne Patton stands behind him. (Screengrab: Yahoo News Video)

I think one of the reasons that black people loved Bill Clinton, is he knew black people, had black friends.  He and Hillary, didn’t seem out of place in a black church and didn’t need to bring a prop, when he spoke to people of color.

Unfortunately, the need of a prop is still a part of politics today.  There are some politicians, who believe they are more effective if they have a prop when they address a  crowd of people who do not resemble them ,to make those people comfortable.

Yesterday, North Carolina Congressman Mark Meadows brought a prop.  In the form of Lynne Patton.   President Trump former Attorney Michael Cohen testified before the House Oversight Committee. Said  Trump is a racist who told him that African Americans were too stupid to vote for him.  Lynne Patton sole purpose was to tell the world, that she is black and as a black woman she would never work for a racist.

I was troubled as this black women stood in a sea of white faces.  I guess they didn’t have an extra chair.

No one in America, will ever question if our President is a racist.

” Ms Patton very presence offended nearly every woman of color”

Congresswomen Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts posed a question to Michael Cohen

“Would you agree that someone could deny rental units to African-Americans, lead the birther movement, refer to to the diaspora as ‘shithole countries,’ and refer to white supremacists as ‘fine people,’ have a black friend, and still be racist?”  Yes he answered.

 When it was Congresswoman  Rashida Tlaib of Michigan turn to speak, she went further.  “Just because someone has a person of color, a black person working for them does not mean they aren’t racist,” Tlaid said. “And it is insensitive, and some would even say that the fact that someone would actually use a prop, a black woman, in this chamber, in this committee”—here she took a heavy sigh—”is alone racist in itself.”

Congressman Meadows responded angrily, demanding Chairman Cummings strike the Congresswoman’s comment from the record.

Congressman Meadows double down by saying he wasn’t a racist, as his nieces and nephews are people of color.  Clearly the Congressman isn’t close to his family as its very unlikely they would approve the use a person of color as a prop.

Congressmen Meadows lives in a world where people would never work or support anyone who is racist sexist, or homophobic with one exception, if he were President or Congressman from North Carolina.  Some will remember back in 2012, he told his supporters that they were going to send President Obama home to Kenya or wherever it is?

Turns out, Michael Cohen was responsible for Trump hiring Mrs Patton.   Cohen told the Congressman that there were no black executives in the Trump Organization.

Remind me, it is 2019, right?

CityFella

 

 

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EXHALE


For Every Win 

 

Somali Refugee, Palestine Immigrant: First 2 Muslim Women In US Congress

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There comes a point when 

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When we Exhale 

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DEMOCRATS WIN THE HOUSE 

 223  DEMS ✓GOP 199

  Americans voted and history was made last night.    Two Muslim women were elected to congress.  Rashida Tlaib(D) a Palestinian-American representing Michigan’s 13th district. Ilhan Omar(D) a Somali American representing Minnesota’s fifth congressional district.   Two Native American women.  Sharice Davids (D) was the first lesbian Native American representing Kansas Third Congressional District.  Deb Haaland (D) representing New Mexico’s First Congressional District.

Two rising stars in the Democratic Party.  Andrew Gillum(D) lost to Ron DeSantis (R) in Florida’s gubernatorial race.  Beto O’Rourke(D) lost to Ted Cruz(R) in Texas US Senate race.

Voters in Colorado, elected the Nations first openly gay Governor Jared Polis (D)

“Ladies Night”

Millions of women and Independents who voted to Donald Trump in 2016 voted with the Democrats last night taking over the House.  Voters under 40 overwhelmingly voted Democratic.  

Tennessee voters elected its first woman to the US Senate Marsha Blackburn(R).   With the ballots still being counted, either Krysten Sinema(D) or Martha McSally(R) will be Arizona’s first female US Senator.

Veronica Escobar(D) and Sylvia Garcia(D) are the first Hispanic women elected to Congress from Texas.

Never in the history in the United States, has their been more women election to office.  With the ballots being counted in several States, anywhere between 120 to 127 women will be in the next Congress.

Exhale

Trumps unchecked, unquestioned administration ends in 2019.  No one expects his erratic behavior to end.  There will be gridlock.  He could shut down the government after a childlike temper tantrum. The midnight Tweets will continue as well as the personal attacks. This is his DNA.  This year he will have to answer to women.  In fact, more elected men will.

Today , For the first time during his administration, Americans can exhale.

CityFella