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Maxine Waters to Obama on unemployment: Iowans or blacks?
Politico ^ | September 8, 2011 | By JONATHAN ALLEN

Posted on 09/08/2011 7:05:21 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

Just hours before President Barack Obama addresses a joint session of Congress on his jobs plan, Rep. Marxine Waters (D-Calif.) is demanding the nation’s first African-American president prove he cares as much about unemployed blacks as he does about Iowa’s swing voters.

“There are roughly 3 million African Americans out of work today, a number nearly equal to the entire population of Iowa. I would suggest that if the entire population of Iowa, a key state on the electoral map and a place that served as a stop on the president’s jobs bus tour were unemployed, they would be mentioned in the president’s speech and be the beneficiary of targeted public policy,” Waters said in a statement to POLITICO on Thursday.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: failure; maxine; maxinewaters; racist; socialism; waters

K.T. Houston, left, of Inglewood, Calif. talks with Maxine Waters during a Kitchen Table Summit event on Aug 20. |AP Photo

 

1 posted on 09/08/2011 7:05:26 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Gotta love it!


3 posted on 09/08/2011 7:11:16 AM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Had to Google it but...she’s got her facts rights.


4 posted on 09/08/2011 7:11:26 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Islam is a violent and tyrannical political ideology and has nothing to do with "religion".)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Dear Maxine,

Do you have any “white” people in your district or are you the rascist everyone thinks you are. How about, “Dear Barak...please get ALL Americans back to work by dropping your socialist/enviro/biggoted agenda and worrying about unemployed Americans.”


5 posted on 09/08/2011 7:11:33 AM PDT by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

If Maxine and a critical mass of the other race hustlers shared some of the advice which Mayor Nutter of Philadelphia so eloqunently did, maybe her constituents would bring the unemployment rate down by an old-fashioned method: making themselves more employable.


6 posted on 09/08/2011 7:12:07 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
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7 posted on 09/08/2011 7:19:18 AM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a Permenant Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Has the CBC ever submitted a jobs program to Congress?


8 posted on 09/08/2011 7:19:34 AM PDT by Beaten Valve
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To: Vigilanteman

The rivers in that part of the country just came down from flood stage as they swelled last spring. Those people have endured hardships hard to imagine yet they have not asked for Fed. help and their plight was not on the nightly news. Waters has picked the wrong group of people to use in her quest for preferential treatment.


9 posted on 09/08/2011 7:19:37 AM PDT by Bowtie52
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Maxine Waters proving why democrats want the national popular vote so bad.


10 posted on 09/08/2011 7:21:10 AM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a Permenant Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Does Maxine have any idea how damaging and divisive her rhetoric is to Obama and the nation? What she’s saying is the definition of racism. What the president; who is president of everybody regardless of color, must do, is create an atmosphere where jobs can be created. I realize that Obama is strictly a partisan who doles out money to special interests for vote buying. But, still, he needs the appearance that he’s doing his job. Maxine just hurts him. I suspect that Maxine represents just black people. Any whites in her district or anywhere else need not apply.


11 posted on 09/08/2011 7:22:50 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
In recent weeks, Waters and other members of the Congressional Black Caucus have become increasingly critical of the president’s economic performance and have publicly called on him to focus on black unemployment.

Other than improving the economy overall, what specifically would Waters have the president do to relieve black unemployment? Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0911/62979.html#ixzz1XN2z0g5R

12 posted on 09/08/2011 7:24:36 AM PDT by umgud
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Marxine, Iowans are swing voters. Their votes may go either way. Your constituents are not swing voters - they will vote only one way. Therefore, they are irrelevant.
13 posted on 09/08/2011 7:25:46 AM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

E Pluribus Unum died when the CBC was announced and formed.


14 posted on 09/08/2011 7:26:49 AM PDT by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: umgud

Is she calling Obama racist?


15 posted on 09/08/2011 7:27:12 AM PDT by MNGal
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To: ThomasMore

Sure there are - Surenos, Eme, MS13 sets live there.

Lots of Central Americans and some Koreans.


16 posted on 09/08/2011 7:29:55 AM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: Beaten Valve
Has the CBC ever submitted a jobs program to Congress?

Working is jus' acting white. What theys need is "walkin' around money".

17 posted on 09/08/2011 7:30:20 AM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: Gen.Blather

This is Alice in Wonderland now. Blacks own the word “racism” so they get to define it.


18 posted on 09/08/2011 7:30:20 AM PDT by vanilla swirl (We are the Patrick Henry we have been waiting for!)
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To: All

I honestly believe the Democrat Party is beginning to die.
You can’t win anything nationally when your base consists of angry, hate-filled radicals.
America’s silent majority has been taking note of the flash-mob attacks and Union thuggery.....
I honestly ( and maybe naively) believe we are on the cusp of a Conservative revival.


19 posted on 09/08/2011 7:31:05 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
“There are roughly 3 million African Americans out of work today, a number nearly equal to the entire population of Iowa. I would suggest that if the entire population of Iowa, a key state on the electoral map and a place that served as a stop on the president’s jobs bus tour were unemployed, they would be mentioned in the president’s speech and be the beneficiary of targeted public policy,” Waters said in a statement to POLITICO on Thursday.

I have to agree with Maxine. Zero should make unemployed African Americans the entire focus of his speech tonight! (I am hoping and praying that one particular African American will be unemployed in January 2013!)

20 posted on 09/08/2011 7:32:16 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Maxine is a modern slavemaster. She wants to keep her voters dependent and on the plantation. They then need to come to her for assistance.
21 posted on 09/08/2011 7:32:28 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

She has no leverage. Blacks will vote for Obama no matter what.


22 posted on 09/08/2011 7:34:14 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: HereInTheHeartland
Anyone know the status of Mad Max's ethics charges?

I suspect there is more to her flapping her loud mouth as of late.

23 posted on 09/08/2011 7:36:37 AM PDT by SMM48
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To: Maverick68

“I honestly ( and maybe naively) believe we are on the cusp of a Conservative revival.”

I hope and pray you’re right.


24 posted on 09/08/2011 7:37:43 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Those who love liberty love Sarah)
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To: unkus
"Iowans or blacks?"

How about Americans?
25 posted on 09/08/2011 7:38:41 AM PDT by FortWorthPatriot (Obama is no Hitler; Hitler got the Olympics)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

What about black Iowans?


26 posted on 09/08/2011 7:44:13 AM PDT by socal_parrot (I hate to say I told you so, but...)
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To: Gen.Blather
Any whites in her district or anywhere else need not apply.

Describes exactly how my sister and her family in Houston feel as constituents of that nutjob twin to Maxine, whose name escapes me at the moment.

27 posted on 09/08/2011 7:48:24 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

oooohhh...it is gettin’ UGLEEEE out there!

Betcha when he decided to fire up the race war
Barry never expected he would be Target Numero Uno...


28 posted on 09/08/2011 7:50:38 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Vigilanteman

Sheila Jackson Lee -

I LIKE it that these racist Marxists are speaking out.

To defeat the left, expose the left.

Let everyone know what they stand for, preferably from their own mouths.


29 posted on 09/08/2011 7:51:33 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Definitely a many stepped program

Start by securing borders if another ‘Ellis Island’ facility is needed, do it.

Go after employers of illegals- that includes private hirers of baby sitters, personal gardeners, maids etc etc, not only corporations.
Get ‘free money’ programs that are out of control, under control.

Overhaul the Social Security cash cow - no need for people 25 years old drawing ANYTHING from the Social Security fund.
Drug, alcohol, aids are, for the most part, self inflicted maladies - if an exception has to be made, fine.
Even if they went to paying YOUR SS benefits to a surviving spouse at 65 or to minor children to 18 it would be a lot cheaper than the BS that is going on now.

Overhaul the welfare/food stamp/school lunch etc programs to just include the neediest.
We all believe in ‘common sense’ and although a job at say McDonalds may not be acceptable to a person, use it as a base and make up the difference (for a livable wage) with public money.

If the public trough (for the most part) dries up, jobs open up by the ‘removal’ of illegals, then you can work on the jobless problems.

If a person can say ‘draw’ 700 tax free a week from various programs etc, why go out and work at say asphalt for 10-15 taxable per hour?


30 posted on 09/08/2011 7:53:14 AM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98) If govt involved, the more outlandish a scheme appears, the truer it probably is.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

How about us older white construction workers.
Its getting rough out here in the private sector.


31 posted on 09/08/2011 8:02:34 AM PDT by winodog
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To: FortWorthPatriot

Iowans or blacks?”

How about Americans?


They don’t see it that way.


32 posted on 09/08/2011 8:04:47 AM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Dear Maxine

Where else ya gonna go? Take it and like it, sweetie.

Love,
Obama


33 posted on 09/08/2011 8:06:14 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

She got da honky-tonk blues.


34 posted on 09/08/2011 8:17:17 AM PDT by tumblindice (Governor Ricardo Perry: "No border fence")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

You go girl..if she keeps it up..I may send her $5..


35 posted on 09/08/2011 8:18:27 AM PDT by ken5050 (Save the EARTH...it's the ONLY planet with CHOCOLATE!!!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“Perhaps no black lawmaker has been as vocal as Waters in criticizing the president on employment matters. But she has long been popular in her Los Angeles district, and may feel that she has more freedom to push Obama without risking a backlash from African-American voters who flinch at the prospect of hurting him politically.”

If this doesn’t illustrate the F’d up racism of the black community, then nothing will.


36 posted on 09/08/2011 8:24:41 AM PDT by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: unkus

Oh, I know. I just thought I’d spit that out at her anyway. Vent my frustration, if you will.


37 posted on 09/08/2011 9:04:06 AM PDT by FortWorthPatriot (Obama is no Hitler; Hitler got the Olympics)
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To: MrB

Thank you. Yes, Sheila Jackson Lee is the forgettable idiot whom I had in mind.


38 posted on 09/08/2011 9:25:07 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

How far do the black racists think they can push their agenda before there is white backlash? It is coming....


39 posted on 09/08/2011 10:27:26 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Last night my neighbor informed me that if Obama loses, it is because he is black. I replied, that being black is the only reason he got elected with no qualifications. And he denied it, so I pointed out that at least two people had told me they were voting for him because it was about time we had a black President. I personally think that will not be an issue in 2012 and thus he will lose because the sympathy for the blacks vote has already been done.


40 posted on 09/08/2011 11:03:42 AM PDT by w1andsodidwe (Barrak has now won the contest. He is even worse than Jimmah.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Barack Obama doesn't care about Black people.

Isn't that right, Kanye?

41 posted on 09/08/2011 1:01:11 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Will racist demagogue Andre Carson be censured by the House?)
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