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Facing Ethics Charges, Rep. Waters Points Finger at Bush Administration
Fox News ^ | 13 AUG 2010 | Fox News

Posted on 08/14/2010 4:56:29 AM PDT by fifthvirginia

Embattled Rep. Maxine Waters on Friday blamed the Bush administration for her ethics problems -- saying she had to intervene with the Treasury Department on behalf of minority-owned banks seeking federal bailout funds -- including one tied to her husband -- because the Treasury Department wouldn't schedule its own appointments.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bushsfault; congressionalcrooks; criminal; cultureofcorruption; demonrats; maxinewaters; presidentbush

1 posted on 08/14/2010 4:56:32 AM PDT by fifthvirginia
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To: fifthvirginia
"THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT" - Maxine Waters
2 posted on 08/14/2010 4:59:33 AM PDT by Allthegoodusernamesaregone
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To: fifthvirginia

I think the real solution here...to prevent this “mistake” from ever happening again...is to make all senators and congressmen sell all stock assets or place them all into a blind trust. Everything...even what the spouse owns....needs to go. I’m pretty sure we can write a 2,000 page bill and make this pass with the Democratic team available today. (Sarcastically spoken of course).


3 posted on 08/14/2010 5:00:06 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: fifthvirginia
How is this woman doing in her reelection effort? Any chance she can be defeated?
4 posted on 08/14/2010 5:00:30 AM PDT by Dem Guard
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To: fifthvirginia

Yes Maxine, there is nothing wrong at Fannie Mae and Franklin Raines did a wonderful job there. We know how you think. Doofus.


5 posted on 08/14/2010 5:01:13 AM PDT by oldironsides
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To: fifthvirginia
So if the Race Card has been maxed out (finally!)....

When does the Blame Bush Card hit its limit?

6 posted on 08/14/2010 5:03:50 AM PDT by Lysandru
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To: pepsionice
Maxine Waters' 2009 Personal Financial Disclosure Form

Makes interesting reading.

7 posted on 08/14/2010 5:05:30 AM PDT by mewzilla (Still voteless in NY-29. Over 400 roll call votes missed and counting...)
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To: fifthvirginia

Surprised? Just another corrupt politician in the party of corruption.


8 posted on 08/14/2010 5:05:42 AM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (Annoying liberals is my goal. I will not be silenced.)
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To: Lysandru

And the universe is how large?


9 posted on 08/14/2010 5:08:39 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: Dem Guard
How is this woman doing in her reelection effort? Any chance she can be defeated?

Maxine comes from a district in which a large majority of the voters do not care about her alleged lack of ethics. She will have 0 problems being re-elected.

10 posted on 08/14/2010 5:16:41 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: pnh102
Maxine comes from a district in which a large majority of the voters do not care about her alleged lack of ethics. She will have 0 problems being re-elected.

i.e., she well represents her constituents.

11 posted on 08/14/2010 5:21:18 AM PDT by windsorknot
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To: Dem Guard

“How is this woman doing in her reelection effort? Any chance she can be defeated? “

I think her district is so gerrymandered that only her family can vote.


12 posted on 08/14/2010 5:26:16 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Helter Skelter. The Revolution is Upon Us.)
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To: fifthvirginia

LOL

The “Bush’s fault” meme has SOOOOOOOOO jumped the shark.

LOL


13 posted on 08/14/2010 5:30:25 AM PDT by roaddog727 (It's the Constitution, Stupid!)
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14 posted on 08/14/2010 5:32:07 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: EQAndyBuzz

I heard she’s in deep trouble there, apparently her favorability has dropped, so i guess she may well be in big trouble.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_state_surveys/california/toplines/toplines_maxine_waters_august_3_2010

12% Very favorable

16% Somewhat favorable

14% Somewhat unfavorable

34% Very unfavorable

24% Not sure


15 posted on 08/14/2010 5:32:50 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: Lysandru
When does the Blame Bush Card hit its limit?

In about 4 1/2 billion years, the Sun will become a "red giant," expanding to nearly the current orbit of the earth, causing the atmosphere to boil away.... Shortly after that, the construction on I-35 is scheduled to be completed, and the "Blame Bush Card" will expire.

Mark

16 posted on 08/14/2010 5:44:50 AM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: pnh102; Dem Guard; windsorknot; EQAndyBuzz; Paladin2
Waters' district a large majority of voters who don't care about her alleged lack of ethics. She can't be defeated.

That's what they said about Michigan Cong Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick who just
lost her bid for an 8th term Aug 4. She's the 8th incumbent to be ousted by a
frustrated electorate. More at enews.earthlink.net........

Beautiful downtown Detroit.........Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Fitzpatrick's home.

"Mommy lost? I'm out of office and in jail on ethics violation.
How'm I gonna pay off my house without Congressional earmarks?"

17 posted on 08/14/2010 6:06:50 AM PDT by Liz
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To: fifthvirginia

“They would not do their job, so I had to be unethical.”


18 posted on 08/14/2010 6:09:11 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: sunmars

I don’t believe this for a second;the Homeys would NEVAH turn they back on a Sista!


19 posted on 08/14/2010 6:10:05 AM PDT by pistolpetestoys (Outside of a dog a book is a mans best friend;inside a dog it's too dark to read.)
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To: fifthvirginia; pepsionice; Allthegoodusernamesaregone; mewzilla; oldironsides; stephenjohnbanker; ..
Waters blamed the Bush admin---saying she had to intervene with the Treasury Dept on behalf of minority-owned banks---including one tied to her husband -- b/c Treasury wouldn't schedule appointments for minority-owned banks.

Same old, same old. Whenever a liberal is in deep do-do, they automatically go into their "Tolerance and Compassion Act."

QUESTION Do her working class constituents know what Waters used their tax dollars for (/snix)? That their tax dollars helped finance a luxurious lifestyle for OneUnited bank chairman and CEO Kevin Cohee, including a Porsche and a mansion on the exclusive Pacific Coast Highway.

Cohee's high-flying perks came despite his having been charged in 2007 with felonies after his arrest on suspicion of possessing cocaine, crack cocaine and concentrated cannabis, according to the Los LA County DA's office. The case was dismissed the next year after Cohee completed a drug diversion program.

Cohee was also arrested in 2007 after a woman filed a complaint alleging that Cohee had forcibly sodomized her, according to public records. Prosecutors did not pursue the assault charge.


OneUnited Bank Chairman and CEO, Kevin Cohee
JD, Harvard Law School
Board Member, Boston Bank Of Commerce
Formerly with Salomon Bros, Inc.

I hear that, these days, Cohee has the affirmative action office of Harvard Law School on speed-dial.

20 posted on 08/14/2010 6:20:12 AM PDT by Liz
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To: fifthvirginia

This has as much truth around it as Wacky Poodle’s GW scam.


21 posted on 08/14/2010 6:57:49 AM PDT by Shady (No more laws based on LIES!)
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RE Post 7—Maxine Waters’ financial disclosure pdf.

Yes, it is interesting. The two biggest assets are a home in the $1 to $5 million range and their stake in “One United” bank. The other stuff is surprisingly small. That speaks to motive for supporting “One United,” even though a good deal of its debt appears to be due to excessive compensation of the CEO.


22 posted on 08/14/2010 7:01:59 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Dem Guard

No, because the blacks are the Palestinians of the United States. It doesn’t matter how vile their own kind are, everyone else is the devil.


23 posted on 08/15/2010 10:40:14 AM PDT by NohSpinZone (First thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers)
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