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Rep. Maxine Waters: 'The Tea Party Can Go Straight To Hell'
LATimes ^ | August 21, 2011

Posted on 08/21/2011 12:13:25 AM PDT by Steelfish

Rep. Maxine Waters: 'The Tea Party Can Go Straight To Hell' August 20, 2011

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles) came out swinging against Republicans in Congress on Saturday as she addressed the unemployed during a forum in Inglewood.

The event occurred a day after new statistics were released showing that California's jobless rate last month went up to 12%, from 11.8%. California now has the second-highest rate of unemployment in the nation, trailing only Nevada at 12.9%, and its jobless rate is well above the U.S. average of 9.1%.

Waters vowed to push Congress to focus on creating more jobs. "I'm not afraid of anybody," said Waters. "This is a tough game. You can't be intimidated. You can't be frightened. And as far as I'm concerned, the 'tea party' can go straight to hell."

More than 1,000 people attended "Kitchen Table Summit," which was designed to give the jobless an opportunity to vent to elected officials and share their struggles about finding a job.

KABC-TV quoted speakers talking about living without medical insurance and surviving paycheck to paycheck.

"Thank God I am healthy because a medical illness would bankrupt me," said Regina Davis of Inglewood.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimesblogs.latimes.com ...


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Ms. Waters it's because of corrupt politicians like you and the likes of Sheila Jackson, Al Sharpton, and Jesse Jackson that this country is in the toilet!
1 posted on 08/21/2011 12:13:28 AM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Hi, I am (not really) 0bama, I am inept and could not fight my way out of a wet paper bag if my life depended on it. In addition, now I am president of the US and am failing America and the American people. The only hope I have now is to continue to BS my own people and pander to the Illegal Mexicans whom I need votes to stay in power so I can continue to play like a spoiled disrespectful, self-serving punk.

Thank you fellow brothers and illegals for voting me another 4 years, now come and play and spend all the other peoples money with me while we watch and enjoy the demise of the United States of America.


2 posted on 08/21/2011 12:19:56 AM PDT by TheDailyChange (Politics,Conservatism,Liberalism)
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To: Steelfish

I live in California Maxine, and living with you in my state is Hell.


3 posted on 08/21/2011 12:19:56 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Steelfish
If Waters thinks the Tea Party had anything to do with California's unemployment rate, she's even more stupid than I thought.

Obviously for her, not knowing WTF she's talking about doesn't slow down her partisan bigotry at all. Waters herself is part of the problem & too donkey stupid to figure it out.

4 posted on 08/21/2011 12:20:09 AM PDT by Post Toasties (Leftists give insanity a bad name.)
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To: Steelfish

Waters is an exceptionally stupid and racist idiot.


5 posted on 08/21/2011 12:21:49 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: Steelfish

Racist cow...


7 posted on 08/21/2011 12:23:36 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: Steelfish

Right back at you Maxi!


9 posted on 08/21/2011 12:24:56 AM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Steelfish

Hey Maxine... the Tea Party will drag you to hell and leave you there! Back to your homeland, where you were birthed.


10 posted on 08/21/2011 12:25:39 AM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: Steelfish

Hey Maxine - YOU FIRST BI-YATCH!


11 posted on 08/21/2011 12:26:11 AM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: Steelfish
And exactly WHEN is her ethics trial going to be?

-PJ

12 posted on 08/21/2011 12:27:02 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (Everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day, Mexican on Cinco de Mayo, and American on Election Day.)
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To: Steelfish

A representative saying citizens of the U.S. can go to hell.

That’s awesome, and ought be grounds for removal from office.


13 posted on 08/21/2011 12:27:13 AM PDT by TheZMan (Just secede and get it over with. No love lost on either side. Cya.)
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To: Steelfish

Hey Maxine - YOU FIRST BI-YATCH!


14 posted on 08/21/2011 12:28:41 AM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: TheZMan

Yes it should...but don’t count on the crier Boehner to hold her feet to the fire.


15 posted on 08/21/2011 12:29:47 AM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: Post Toasties
Maxine Waters is possibly the stupidest person in Congress. Yes I know she has a number of other competitors. But Maxine is as dumb as a box of rocks. Most people in her district are clueless and stupid as well.

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16 posted on 08/21/2011 12:31:07 AM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough.)
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To: TheZMan

“A representative saying citizens of the U.S. can go to hell.

That’s awesome, and ought be grounds for removal from office.”

That’s rich. We can’t even get an ineligible usurper, guilty of multiple felonies, including Operation Fast and Furious, which is directly responsible for hundreds of deaths, including the (so far) deaths of our own agents. Maxine Dodders will remain in office so long as “her people” (Are you reading this Eric Holder?” wish for her to be.


17 posted on 08/21/2011 12:34:43 AM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome (If not you, who? If not now, when?)
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To: Steelfish
Take a peek at the comments following the article.

If anyone here thinks that Obama is finished in 2012, think again. The Useful Idiots are still out in force.

18 posted on 08/21/2011 12:35:56 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (If Sarah Palin was President, you would have a job by now.)
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

Get, as in “Get removed from office”.


19 posted on 08/21/2011 12:36:12 AM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome (If not you, who? If not now, when?)
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To: antceecee
Back to your homeland stable, where you were birthed.

Fixed.

20 posted on 08/21/2011 12:38:37 AM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: Steelfish
I have a question for Freeper authors about Waters and the rest. If they didn't exist and you created them out of whole cloth as fictional characters in a novel exactly the way they are in real life, is there any way you could get away without being branded as one of the biggest racists of all times?
21 posted on 08/21/2011 12:38:37 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Those who trade land for peace will end up with neither one.)
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To: Kickass Conservative

I understand that the Useful Idiots are still out in force, but the folks against this fraud have multiplied exponentially since the 2008 elections. And, consider the source: LA Times. Really? How about NYT also? The Lost Angeles Times may be widely read, but more and more, people are turning to alternative sources for their news. Perhaps because we’re discovering that the Fishwrap of Record and other mainstream publications are constantly lying to us?
We’ll see what goes down in 2012, but I personally have a strong hunch that the larger American public are fed up with the bullpucky.


22 posted on 08/21/2011 12:41:07 AM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome (If not you, who? If not now, when?)
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To: Steelfish
Normally Max. I would dismiss hell as superstitious foolishness. But I still hope you rot in it.
23 posted on 08/21/2011 12:43:03 AM PDT by BigCinBigD
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To: Steelfish
We've convinced people that health insurance is some kind of requirement or you're destitute.

When I grew up we didn't have health insurance and didn't think twice about it.

24 posted on 08/21/2011 12:46:38 AM PDT by DB
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To: Nachum
I live in California Maxine, and living with you in my state is Hell.

Dick Cheney needs to address this vile creature in the same manner he did to Patty Leahy back in '04.

25 posted on 08/21/2011 12:52:13 AM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: Steelfish

Oh, the tea party awakening has got her attention now? LOL

She better get used to it! LOL


26 posted on 08/21/2011 12:56:14 AM PDT by Names Ash Housewares ( Refusing to kneel before the "messiah".)
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To: Steelfish

And soon she will call on her constituents to “take back what’s rightfully theirs.”

I expect that will come right around the time that the Repubs nominate a candidate. Cities will burn, martial (spelled it right this time ;) law will be declared and it will be blamed on the ‘fear the repubs generated in the poor downtrodden communities across America with their threats, racist attitudes’ and all that other leftist/marxist class/race warfare garbage that she and her race pimp brethren (Jessie, Al and Van) spew on command.

Well, let them glow. Perhaps that will be the ‘spark’ that burns the whole identity politics crap down once and for all. I have had it.

Isn’t threatening to burn a city terrorism?


27 posted on 08/21/2011 12:57:11 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Steelfish
To elitist Waters, Ma'am, the tea party takes the declaration of independence seriously, you'll want to know what it states.
28 posted on 08/21/2011 1:02:44 AM PDT by exnavy (May the Lord bless and keep our troops.)
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To: Steelfish

I think Congressman West is getting to her.


29 posted on 08/21/2011 1:03:23 AM PDT by steveab (When was the last time someone tried to sell you a CO2 induced climate control system for your home?)
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome
I hope you are correct my FRiend. Let's just say my faith in the Electorate is at a very low ebb.
30 posted on 08/21/2011 1:09:32 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (If Sarah Palin was President, you would have a job by now.)
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To: Steelfish

Maxine loves being a plantation slave.

She feels safe that way.


31 posted on 08/21/2011 1:09:36 AM PDT by NoLibZone (Obama is bad luck for the US.)
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To: Steelfish
At least Maxine keeps the Wig makers employed, just like Moochelle.
32 posted on 08/21/2011 1:11:05 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (If Sarah Palin was President, you would have a job by now.)
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To: TheZMan
A representative saying citizens of the U.S. can go to hell.

That’s awesome, and ought be grounds for removal from office.

No, I would wager that Maxine is just expressing the views of the vast majority of her constituents as well. That's part of the reason why we have the House of Representatives, so all voices can be heard from. Now we have further proof, however, that those in the 35th district of California (district that gave 84% of its votes to Obama) are even dumber than we thought possible. To elect someone as stupid as Maxine Waters is to office year after year indicates some real deficiencies of voters in the 35th.

33 posted on 08/21/2011 1:12:19 AM PDT by 10thAmendmentGuy
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To: exnavy

She needs some help... we should all email it to her.


34 posted on 08/21/2011 1:14:01 AM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: Steelfish

She isjust stupid and you can’t fix stupid.

The problem in the black community that politics can change is jobs. Illegals hurt the community. They have all the low pay entry jobs. But it’s also because the companies Maxine wants to somehow legally loot are doing badly that there aren’t more jobs. What an idiot.

She’s looter guy in a wig.


35 posted on 08/21/2011 1:15:35 AM PDT by Yaelle
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As far as I am concerned, Maxine can go straight to Hell herself. Any questions?


36 posted on 08/21/2011 1:26:51 AM PDT by Cololeo
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To: Steelfish

Get over yourself Loud Mouth Soup Waters. You are hell. You are the worst.


37 posted on 08/21/2011 1:27:00 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: freekitty
Everything she does just grows the Tea Party more!

The Tea Party1

38 posted on 08/21/2011 1:34:08 AM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
is there any way you could get away without being branded as one of the biggest racists of all times?

Oh, that's really, really good!

Because it's absolutely true.

39 posted on 08/21/2011 1:35:04 AM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: TheZMan

Her black a - - should be removed from Congress ASAP!!


40 posted on 08/21/2011 1:36:56 AM PDT by Mr. Wright
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To: Steelfish

With Liberals like her in congress bent on destroying our nation by spending OUR money and trying to raise OUR taxes as fast as they can it seems too me we’re already there.


41 posted on 08/21/2011 1:38:55 AM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: Steelfish

Rep. Maxine Waters: ‘The Tea Party Can Go Straight To Hell’

But then they’d be in your district, you demonic shrew.


42 posted on 08/21/2011 1:43:01 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (``Stupidity is also a gift of God, but one mustn't misuse it``-Pope John Paul II)
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To: Steelfish
Waters vowed to push Congress to focus on creating more jobs.

She and ever other leftist in Congress has been shrieking this same dumb song, and she keeps getting re-elected over and over on it.

Waters is a hate-filled race-baiter, taking advantage of her obviously easily-led constituents to enrich herself and continue the politics of racial hatred. What her constituents need from a representative is honesty about what government can and cannot do for citizens, not more of this performaning for the cameras. They'll get nothing as long as they have her in DC.

43 posted on 08/21/2011 1:46:53 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (``Stupidity is also a gift of God, but one mustn't misuse it``-Pope John Paul II)
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To: Darkwolf377

“But then they’d be in your district, you demonic shrew.”

I believe that’s threadwinner material right there! :)


44 posted on 08/21/2011 1:54:38 AM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome (If not you, who? If not now, when?)
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To: Steelfish

Yeah, but you and your husband are still living high on the hog after you stole money out of the stimulus bill for yourselves.

Right Maxine?


45 posted on 08/21/2011 2:37:59 AM PDT by Bullish (Recovery won't begin until Obama loses HIS job.)
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To: Steelfish

Either Maxine Waters or Moochele Obama is Aunt Esther.. to Redd Fox..

What a joke this woman is.. a blot on the vision of black women..
A virtual HoodRat... A welfare Queen elected by other HoodRats..


46 posted on 08/21/2011 2:39:17 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: Steelfish
Maxine is seeing the end of the gravy train for herself and she does not like what she sees.

She may actually have to go get a real job. That scares her.

47 posted on 08/21/2011 2:51:12 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: Steelfish
"This is a tough game. You can't be intimidated. You can't be frightened. And as far as I'm concerned, the 'tea party' can go straight to hell."

The challenges facing the country are not a game. Real people, with real lives, are at stake. When did it become acceptable for our elected officals to put their careers and fortunes ahead of the welfare of the country's?

We need true statesmen and women who will put the welfare of their country before their own.

48 posted on 08/21/2011 2:56:36 AM PDT by semaj
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To: Steelfish
So who is Maxine Waters anyway?
  • Democratic Member of Congress
  • Member of the radical Progressive Caucus
  • Chief Deputy Minority Whip in the House of Representatives
  • Voted against the 1991 Gulf War after it began, and in March 2003, was one of 11 who voted against the resolution to support our troops after the Iraq War commenced
  • Has traveled to Cuba and has praised Marxist dictator Fidel Castro
  • Rationalized and justified the actions of the 1992 Los Angeles rioters



Maxine Waters is a Democratic Member of Congress who represents the 35th District of California. She was born in 1938 in St. Louis, Missouri, the fifth of thirteen children raised by a single mother in a home that was visited regularly by welfare and social workers.

Waters moved to Southern California in 1961, worked in a garment factory, raised two children and was employed for a year as a Head Start social worker following the 1965 Watts riots. In 1970 she earned a degree in sociology from California State University in Los Angeles.

Waters entered politics in 1973 as deputy to Los Angeles City Councilman David Cunningham. Three years later she ran successfully for a seat in the California Assembly, the lower house of the state legislature. She became a member of the Democratic National Committee in 1980 and helped design California's gerrymandered redistricting in 1982. In 1984 she was co-chair of Jesse Jackson's presidential campaign. When longtime Democratic Congressman Augustus Hawkins retired in 1990, Waters was anointed as his successor by Democratic Party bosses and easily won election. She has served in the U.S. House of Representatives ever since.

As a Member of Congress, Waters belongs to the Progressive Caucus and the Congressional Black Caucus, the latter of which she formerly headed. In June 2005 she co-founded and chaired the Out of Iraq Congressional Caucus (OICC), an entity dedicated to agitating for a swift withdrawal of U.S. troops from the Iraqi theater of war -- alleging that the American invasion in 2003 had been launched on a pretext of lies and deliberately manipulated intelligence. Waters’ fellow OICC co-founders included Lynn WoolseyJohn ConyersCharles Rangel, Barbara LeeJan Schakowsky, William Delahunt, and John R. Lewis.

Prior to every primary and final election, Waters publishes her own Progressive Connection mailer for her constituents; Democrat politicians eager for votes from her district pay Waters anywhere from $10,000 to $35,000 to be included in the slates of candidates her mailer endorses.

Waters’ political rhetoric is often demagogic. In 2001 she depicted the retiring moderate Republican Mayor of Los Angeles, Richard Riordan, as a "plantation owner." On another occasion, while addressing the allegedly pervasive problem of police brutality against African Americans, Waters said that she had never seen Los Angeles police officers abuse "little white boys."

During the Los Angeles riots in the wake of the infamous 1992 Rodney King trial, Waters described the violence (in which 58 people were killed) as "a spontaneous reaction to a lot of injustice." She held “economic, social, cultural and political” factors responsible for the disorder.[1] She dismissed the mass black looting of Korean-owned stores by saying: "There were mothers who took this as an opportunity to take some milk, to take some bread, to take some shoes…. They are not crooks." Chanting the radical slogan "No justice, no peace," she attributed the rioters’ underlying rage to the federal government’s allegedly longstanding “neglect” of America’s inner cities.[2]

Waters further asserted that racial injustice was rampant in America. She claimed that the L.A. tumult could rightly be called a “rebellion” or “insurrection,” but not a riot. “Riot implies to me wild, crazed, uncalled-for actions,” she explained, “and I’m not so sure that’s quite appropriate for what took place in Los Angeles.”[3] It was “unfortunate,” she said, “that “it takes things like this rebellion to wake people up.”[4]

Waters co-sponsored Rep. John Conyers' bill calling for reparations for slavery to be paid to African Americans.

Waters blames illicit drugs for the rampant crime that plagues her congressional district, and she has blamed the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) for the presence of those drugs. In the 1980s she accused the CIA of selling crack in black neighborhoods. However, the San Jose Mercury-News eventually retracted the story on which Waters had based her allegations for lack of evidence. Undeterred, Waters told the Los Angeles Times in 1997: "It doesn't matter whether the CIA delivered the kilo of cocaine themselves or turned their back on it to let somebody else do it. They're guilty just the same."

Waters has traveled several times to Cuba, where she praised dictator Fidel Castro and called for an end to the U.S. trade embargo against the Castro government. In a letter to Castro (quoted during an October 2, 1998 newscast on Radio Havana), she wrote that Castro had a perfect right to grant "political asylum" to U.S. citizens fleeing "political persecution."

In 1999, when six-year-old Elian Gonzalez requested asylum in the U.S. after his mother had drowned during their escape from Cuba, Waters pressured President Bill Clinton to return the boy immediately to his homeland. During the controversy over the matter, Waters flew to Cuba and met with the boy's father and grandmothers, thereby giving political and propaganda support to Castro.

In 1998 Waters voted in favor of a measure calling on Castro to turn over (to U.S. authorities) a female fugitive named Assata Olugbala Shakur, who had received refugee status in Havana after escaping from a U.S. prison -- where she had been serving time for her role in the 1973 murder of a New Jersey state trooper. After having cast the aforementioned vote, Waters learned that Shakur was actually the former Black Panther Joanne Chesimard, who had taken a new name in the early 1970s. Once Waters was aware of the fugitive's actual identity, the congresswoman penned a letter of apology to Castro and urged the Cuban dictator to continue safeguarding the convicted killer -- because the latter been "persecuted for her civil-rights work" in the United States.

Organized labor is by far Waters’ biggest campaign contributor and has supplied more than two-thirds of her Political Action Committee (PAC) donations. Her largest labor support comes from the Laborers' International Union of North America and the Service Employees International Union. Other Waters campaign donors include the American Association for Justice (formerly known as the Association of Trial Lawyers of America) and Viacom, which owns CBS and many cable networks.

In August 2005 Waters threw her support behind Cindy Sheehan’s campaign to discredit President Bush and the Iraq War effort.

Also in 2005, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics (CREW) named Waters as one of the 13 "most corrupt" members of the U.S. Congress. The CREW report cited a December 2004 Los Angeles Times investigation disclosing how a number of Waters’ relatives had made more than $1 million during the preceding eight years by doing business with companies, candidates and causes that Waters had helped. Waters declined to be interviewed about this matter, saying only that her family members “do their business, and I do mine.”

In a May 2008 congressional hearing on gasoline prices, Shell Oil President John Hofmeister stated: “I can guarantee to the American people because of the inaction of the United States Congress, ever-increasing prices, unless the demand comes down, and that $5 [per gallon] will look like a very low price in the years to come if we are prohibited from finding new [oil] reserves, new opportunities to increase supplies.” Waters replied: “And guess what this liberal will be all about? This liberal will be about socializing – would be about, basically, taking over, and the government running all of your companies.”

During the national financial crisis that struck in the autumn of 2008, Waters was lobbied by representatives of OneUnited Bank, a black-owned depository institution that was seeking a federal government bailout after having squandered almost $52 million of its bank capital on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac preferred stock. These lobbyists were longtime friends, donors, and fundraisers of Rep. Waters.

Meanwhile, Waters' husband had a long history as an investor in one of the banks that had previously merged into OneUnited; he had once served on OneUnited's board of directors; and he owned large amounts of stock in OneUnited. In fact, both he and Rep. Waters had owned six-figure sums of OneUnited stock at various times during the preceding six years.

In response to OneUnited's lobbying, Rep. Waters intervened to arrange a meeting where representatives of the bank could plead their case to then-Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson and 20 of his subordinates. As a result of that meeting, Paulson et al secretly engineered a special federal rescue of the floundering bank. This bailout cost American taxpayers $12 million in TARP (Troubled Asset Relief Program) cash.

On August 2, 2010, the House Ethics Committee filed three charges against Waters, alleging that she had used her influence to gain special favors (from the federal government) for OneUnited.

Following is an overview of Waters’ congressional voting record over the course of her political career, as per key pieces of legislation covering a wide array of issues.
Criminal Justice

In October 1991 Waters voted in favor of a proposal to replace the death penalty with a life imprisonment sentence in certain federal cases. In April 1994 she voted in favor of substituting life imprisonment for the death penalty in all cases.

Also in April 1994, she voted against a bill requiring a mandatory life sentence in prison for anyone convicted of three violent or drug-related felonies; reducing the age at which juveniles could be tried as adults for violent crimes; allocating $13.5 billion for the development and operation of prisons; and earmarking $3.45 billion to hire and train more police officers nationwide. In August 1994 she voted against another very similar bill.

Waters believes that the American justice system is thoroughly infested with racism and discrimination against nonwhite minorities. She has stated that “the color of your skin dictates whether you will be arrested or not, prosecuted harshly or less harshly, or receive a stiff sentence or gain probation or entry into treatment.”[5] Further, she warns that by imprisoning a disproportionate number of black males, “we are risking an entire generation of African American young men because of an unjust justice system.”[6]

Welfare

In February 1995 and December 1995, Waters voted against a welfare-reform bill designed to move people off the welfare rolls and into paying jobs. This bill replaced the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program with block grants to states; it increased those grants after two years for states wherein the number of out-of-wedlock pregnancies had declined; it barred states from giving cash assistance to children of unmarried teenagers; it prohibited states from providing additional cash assistance to families that gave birth to additional children while on public assistance; it required states to limit their aid to five years per family; it denied assistance for ten years to any person who had fraudulently sought to obtain assistance in more than one state; it denied assistance to fugitive felons and parole and probation violators; and it denied assistance to alcoholics and drug addicts.

Military Commissions

In September 2006 Waters voted against a bill authorizing the President to establish military commissions to try enemy combatants captured in the war on terror. In Waters’ view, such tribunals trample on the civil rights and liberties of defendants who, she contends, should be entitled to all the rights and protections afforded by the American criminal court system—where the standards that govern the admissibility of evidence are considerably stricter than the counterpart standards in military tribunals.

Counter-Terrorism & Homeland Security

In May 1991 Waters voted in favor of a proposal to terminate the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) program, which called for the development of a missile defense system.

In June 1991 she voted to cut $260 million in funding related to the development of the MX missile rail garrison.

In June 1992 she voted to decrease defense spending by 10 percent in the ensuing fiscal year. That same month, she voted to prohibit the production of any new B-2 aircraft by cutting $2.7 billion. In yet another June 1992 vote, she supported a $937.5 million funding cut for the SDI program (a 22 percent reduction).

In April 1996 she voted against a bill to increase the number of explosive-detection agents; to expand the deportation of criminal illegal aliens and suspected terrorists; to make it easier for the U.S. to deny asylum to suspected terrorists; and to bar terrorist organizations from fundraising in the United States.

In March 1999 she voted against a bill “to declare it to be the policy of the United States to deploy a national missile defense.”

In September 2001 she voted in favor of a joint resolution “to authorize the use of United States Armed Forces against those responsible for the recent [9/11] attacks launched against the United States.”

In October 2001 she voted against the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2001, which proposed to ease restrictions on government wiretap and surveillance operations; to permit government officials to share with one another the information they obtain from such surveillance operations; to strengthen security along the U.S./Canadian border; and to deny U.S. visas to suspected money-launderers.

Also in October 2001, she voted against the post-9/11 anti-terrorism measure known as the Patriot Act.

In July 2002 she voted against a bill permitting airline pilots to carry firearms for the purpose of defending the aircraft against acts of violence or terrorism.

In July 2005 she voted against reauthorizing the Patriot Act.

In September 2006 she voted against an amendment to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) of 1978; this amendment called for allowing the government to use electronic surveillance to investigate suspected terrorist operatives.

In August 2007 she voted against a bill permitting the Director of National Intelligence and the Attorney General to monitor foreign electronic communications which are routed through the United States—provided that the purpose of such monitoring was to obtain "foreign intelligence information" about suspected terrorists. In June 2008 she voted in favor of a bill specifically prohibiting this type of surveillance.

From 1998 to 2005, the Center for Security Policy, which is committed to "promoting international peace through American strength," gave Waters ratings that ranged from 8 percent to 12 percent.

In 2003-2004, the American Security Council, which "serves as educational secretariat of the Congressional Caucus on National Security," gave Waters a 10 percent rating.

Iraq War / War on Terror

In October 2002 Waters voted against a joint resolution to authorize the use of the U.S. Armed Forces against Saddam Hussein’s Iraq.

In June 2006 she voted against a resolution which stated that it was not in America's national security interest to set an arbitrary date for the withdrawal of its troops from Iraq, and that a better course of action would be to withdraw the troops only upon the "completion of the mission to create a sovereign, free, secure and united Iraq."

In February 2007 she voted to disapprove of President Bush's decision to move ahead with the so-called troop "surge"—the deployment of some 21,500 additional U.S. soldiers in an effort to quell the violent insurgents in Iraq.

In July 2007 she voted to begin dramatically reducing the presence of U.S. troops in Iraq by April 1, 2008.

Immigration/Nationality Issues

In July 1994 Waters voted against barring illegal aliens from receiving benefits and aid under the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA's) emergency food and shelter programs.

In March 1996 she cast no vote on a bill to prohibit illegal aliens from receiving public assistance.

In August 1996 she voted against a proposal “to declare English as the official language of the Government of the United States.”

In September 1996 she voted against a bill to increase border patrol personnel and to adopt other measures designed to stem the flow of illegal immigration into the U.S.

In May 2004 she voted "No" on requiring hospitals to report (to the federal government) illegal aliens who receive emergency medical treatment. That same month, she cast no vote on a separate proposal to deny public education to illegal aliens.

In February 2005 she voted against the Real ID Act, which proposed to: set minimal security requirements for state driver licenses and identification cards; require asylum applicants suspected of affiliating with terrorist groups to prove that they are indeed seeking to escape persecution in their homeland; and ensure that physical barriers to prevent illegal immigration would be expeditiously constructed where needed along the U.S.-Mexico border.

In December 2005 she voted against a bill calling for: the construction of some 700 miles of fencing along America's southern border; the establishment of a system requiring business owners to verify the legal status of all their employees; the detention of any person attempting to enter the U.S. illegally after October 1, 2006; an increase in the penalties on anyone attempting to smuggle illegal aliens into the U.S.; the annual provision of $250 million to pay state and local police agencies for their assistance in enforcing federal immigration laws; and funding for a program to deport "removable criminal aliens" in prison following the completion of their sentences, rather than releasing them into American communities.

In September 2006 she again voted against a bill authorizing the construction of 700 miles of double-layered fencing between the U.S. and Mexico. That same month, she voted against a proposal to grant state and local officials the authority to investigate, identify, and arrest illegal immigrants.

The U.S. Border Control, which "is dedicated to ending illegal immigration by securing our nation's borders and reforming our immigration policies," gave Waters a rating of 0 percent in 2005-2006.

Abortion and the Rights of the Unborn

In November 1995, September 1996, March 1997, July 1998, April 2000June 2003, and October 2003, Waters voted against legislation to ban the late-term abortion procedure commonly known as partial-birth abortion (a.k.a. "intact dilation and extraction"). According to the Alan Guttmacher Institute, in the year 2000 this procedure was performed approximately 2,200 times in the United States.

In July 2000, she voted in favor of an amendment to permit federal funding (with taxpayer dollars) for abortion procedures.

In September 1999, April 2001, and February 2004, she voted against the Unborn Victims of Violence Act, which proposed to make it an added criminal offense for someone to injure or kill a fetus while carrying out a crime against a pregnant woman.

In April 2005 and September 2006, she voted against the Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act, whose purpose was to prohibit the transportation of a minor across state lines to obtain an abortion without a parent's (or a legal guardian's) consent.  

In December 2006 she voted against the Abortion Pain Bill, which mandated that abortion providers, prior to performing an abortion on a fetus older than 20 weeks, inform the mother that: (a) the fetus might feel pain during the procedure, and (b) the use of some pain-reducing drugs may have health risks associated with them.

As a result of her unwavering support for the unrestricted right to abortion-on-demand under any and all circumstances, Waters has consistently received ratings of 100 percent from NARAL and Planned Parenthood.

Gay Marriage

In July 1996 Waters voted in favor of “an amendment to suspend the federal definition of marriage contained in the bill when a state, through normal democratic procedures, establishes a different definition.” That same month, she voted against the Defense of Marriage Act, which specifically defined marriage as a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife.

In July 2006 she voted against a proposed constitutional amendment defining marriage in America, again, exclusively as the union of one man and one woman.


[1] Minoo Southgate, “Black Power, Nineties Style,” National Rebview (December 13, 1993), p. 47.
[2] Aldore Collier, “Maxine Waters: Telling It Like It Is in L.A.,” Ebony (October 1992), p. 38.
[3] “Maxine Waters: Straight Talk from South Central,” Ladies’ Home Journal (August 1992), p. 112.
[4] Aldore Collier, “Maxine Waters: Telling It Like It Is in L.A.,” Ebony (October 1992), p. 38.
[5] William Wilbanks, The Myth of a Racist Criminal justice System (Monterey, CA: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company, 1987), p. 33.  John DiIulio, “My Black Crime Problem, and Ours,” City Journal (Spring 1996), p. 23.
[6] “Race and Crime,” Investor’s Business Daily (February 21, 1996).

 

This woman has a long and disgusting history of trying to undermine the Constitution. She is a traitor to her oath.

49 posted on 08/21/2011 3:12:41 AM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good-Pope Leo XIII)
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