Friday, February 17, 2017

KANSAS CITY CONGRESSMAN CLEAVER TOUTS "BROOM STICK" RESISTANCE AFTER REPUBLICAN ELECTION SWEEP!!!



Actually, like it or not, this is a pretty good story inasmuch as it reveals an honest look at where the Democratic Party stands in relation to the current divisive, confused and angry state of the American electorate.

Take a look whilst we ogle Jessica Simpson in her glory days:

EC from DC: Where We Stand



This week on Capitol Hill has been a trying and unbelievable week. I had intended to join my colleagues from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus who called for a meeting with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, (ICE) officials, and found myself in unprecedented territory. A number of Democratic Members of Congress, myself included, were barred from entering the meeting. Never has this happened, in my twelve years in Congress, that Members were denied access to an informational meeting – especially the very Members who had requested the meeting. My first thought was - this is the new Washington. But it wasn’t enough to defeat me and it won’t be enough to defeat my colleagues as we continue to stand up for our constituents.

It reminded me of a story that The Reverend Noah A. Cleaver, my great grandpa, loved to tell. It’s the story of an older enslaved African American woman who heard that a Confederate regiment was moving through an east Texas plantation. When she heard the thundering hooves of approaching horses, she picked up a broom and ran out to the middle of the muddy road. When the captain of the regiment saw her, he turned to his men and shouted, “Stand easy, men!” and with irritation in his voice he said, “ . . . you don’t really think you can stop the war or even slavery with that little broom?” The old woman, with a fierce and icy stare, pointed the broom stick at the captain and answered, “ . . . don’t suppose I can, but you know where I stand!”

As Democrats we no longer occupy the White House, we are outnumbered in Congress, and the High Court will soon sway further to the right. But even if the numbers are against us, we still have our “broom sticks.” So, whatever the odds and challenges we face, let’s point our “broom sticks” at those who want to hold us back, and let them know where we stand and what we always stand for – justice, fairness and equality.

Warmly,

Emanuel Cleaver, II
Member of Congress
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16 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Slavery metaphor might be giving Trump a bit too much power.

Putin and the republican party are really in charge. He's just a carnival act.

Anonymous said...

Get a girlfriend Tony. Blog quality would probably improve.

Anonymous said...

Discredited Putin meme, check.

Anonymous said...

Resistance my ass, Cleaver. There was a thing called a free and fair, uncontested election. Like Obama said, elections have consequences. Suck it up until you have something to offer voters besides identity politics and half-assed social engineering.

Anonymous said...

obstructionism and inciting to riot may be fun, but long run they're not a way to win.

Anonymous said...

How dare you invoke the true sufferings of your people to gain a few cheap rhetorical points because you got crushed at the polls. Shame on you.

Anonymous said...

LIBERAL BITCH TRANNY SLYSTER & CLEAVER DEMOCRATS are insignificant as a tit on a tick anymore . Let them BITCH and moan ! It's actually funny as hell to watch these douchebag pieces of shit crapping out of their Muslim HOMO pansies ears !!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Somehow you have to think that Cleaver finding himself in "unprecedented territory" is pretty much a daily occurrence.
A back bencher unrecognized even by the leadership of his own party.
Why even bother?

Anonymous said...

This is why you never trust a coon that ordains himself as a minister. They are all full of shit!

Anonymous said...

These douchebag pieces of shit are so , so out of touch with reality , as well as normal American human beings . Let them eat shit !

Midtown KC Chester said...

Trump is a Russian puppet. Even Roy Blunt is tiptoing away from him because he can smell the scent of stale borscht.

Anonymous said...

Any, ya know, evidence, or....

Anonymous said...

Trump has the broom and he's gonna start sweeping.

Anonymous said...

PAY YOUR TAXES NIGGER

Anonymous said...

It wasn't ICE that prevented you from entering the meeting, Beaver Cleaver, it was the Hispanic caucus. This is the logical next step in the culture of racial and ethnic division you and your ilk have spawned and nurtured for 40 years. And it will get worse. Content of their character, indeed.You brewed this shit-stew; you may eat every drop.

J.W. said...

Hillary wasn't able to ride her broom into the White House. And I suspect the only broom work Cleaver has done involves sweeping a lot of failed loans under the rug.