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News & Current Events Discuss Elijah Cummings dies at the General Forum; https://www.yahoo.com/news/us-rep-el...093050451.html From the comments I read, he wasn't liked much in his Baltimore district. I hope it wasn't the Trump ...

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Old 10-17-2019, 12:21 PM
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https://www.yahoo.com/news/us-rep-el...093050451.html

From the comments I read, he wasn't liked much in his Baltimore district.

I hope it wasn't the Trump presidency that put him in an early grave.

He was only 68, I thought he was about 10 years older than that
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Traditionally, we don't speak ill of the dead. And this is never more true than in politics. For the next several days, even his enemies will call him a good friend.

Cummings was a lying ass. Despite his laudable career in the Civil rights movement, his politics and ethics in Congress were not stellar. He should have been tossed by his constituents years ago. He did not serve them well.

Trump had less than kind words for him until today. I'm sure the media will chide the President for his seeming hypocrisy.
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The rate of calling someone "racist" just went down an average of 34 times a day...
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He was born and raised in Baltimore. I heard once that his parents were slaves, but they were actually sharecroppers.
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To my disgust, I learned about Cummings' death from a post by a leftist Facebook friend, who said it was sad because he was a good man.

I believe leftists are living in a different reality than the rest of us.
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If I remember correctly he was involved in the Fanny Mae - Freddie Mac
debacle that crashed the housing market.
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Chuck Grassley spoke of Cummings' good work in the oversite committee
so I guess not all republicans are azzholes or brainwashed.
yay!

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RIP. My condolences to his family. America is one socialist a^^hole safer today.
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Elijah Cummings' political views were about as far from my own as it is possible to be.

Even so, I really do not wish to dance upon his grave.

(My understanding is that he was in poor health, up until the end; but I never previously realized it.)
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