From Daniella Diaz’s article at

Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Rep. Cedric Richmond, a Louisiana Democrat, and the House Judiciary Committee’s top Democrat, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, released a joint statement announcing their plan to pursue censure against the President, citing his remarks against immigrants from Haiti and African countries.
“These remarks have compelled us to prepare a resolution of censure with our colleagues next week, to condemn President Trump for his racist statements,” they said in the statement Friday afternoon. “This censure resolution is important because America is a beacon of hope. We have to show the world that this President does not represent the real feelings of most of the American people which is part of the reason why he lost the popular vote.”

The irony is stunning.

The head of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), which accepts only Black members of congress, joins forces with a White Democrat who, though he votes with the CBC majority almost all the time, is barred from membership because of the color of his skin.

And they are jointly calling for President Trump’s censure – on the grounds that he is racist?

Robert Burns said it well, though in Scottish dialect: “O wad some Power the giftie gie us. To see oursels as ithers see us!”

And Walt Kelly’s Pogo character had it right too, with his humorous, but meaningful, update of Commodore Perry’s famous line:  “We have met the enemy and he is us”.

Oh, one other thing, in the form of a note to Representatives Richmond and Nadler:  while it is true that President Trump did not win the national popular vote, it is also true that President Trump did not try to win the national popular vote.

You see, winning the national popular vote does not win a presidential election.  Winning the electoral vote does.

And Mr. Trump won the electoral vote in a landslide.


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