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Maxine Waters on Deaths and Crimes at Occupy Protests: ‘That’s Life and It Happens’
CNSNews ^ | November 16, 2011 | Edwin Mora

Posted on 11/16/2011 1:45:24 PM PST by jazusamo

Video at link.

(CNSNews.com) - When asked to comment Wednesday about the deaths and crimes that have occurred around Occupy protests being held across the country, Rep. Maxine Waters said “that’s life and it happens.”

“That’s a distraction from the goals of the protesters,” Waters, who says she supports the Occupy movement, told CNSNews.com after an event at the Capitol sponsored by the Congressional Progressive Caucus.

“Let me just say this: Anytime you have a gathering, homeless people are going to show up,” said Waters. “They will find some comfort in having some other people out on the streets with them. They’re looking for food. Often times, the criminal element will invade. That’s life and it happens, whether it’s with protesters or other efforts that go on in this country.

“So I’m not deterred in my support for them because of these negative kinds of things,” said Waters. “I just want them to work at doing the best job that they can do to bring attention to this economic crisis and the unfairness of the system at this time.”

The Associated Press reported that there have been at least three deaths recently at or near Occupy encampments. A man was shot and killed near the scene of the Occupy camp in Oakland, Calif. A man reportedly shot himself at the Occupy camp in Burlington, Vt. And a man was discovered dead in a tent at the Salt Lake City, Utah, Occupy camp.

At the Occupy L.A. site—in the city where Rep. Waters' congressional district is located—five people have been charged with crimes, according to the Los Angeles Times. These include a man who allegedly exposed himself and masturbated in the presence of children.

In contrast to her support of the Occupy movement, Rep. Waters has been sharply criticial of the Tea Party movement. In August, according to the Washington Post, she said, “As far as I’m concerned, the ‘Tea Party’ can go straight to hell.”


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Maxine Waters is certainly no mental giant.
1 posted on 11/16/2011 1:45:25 PM PST by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

She single-handedly sets black people back 20 years.


2 posted on 11/16/2011 1:47:30 PM PST by bigdirty
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To: jazusamo

Gee, I wonder how much support she’d give if that guy from the OWS actually shot president Obama.


3 posted on 11/16/2011 1:50:09 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: jazusamo
Maxine Waters might be more ignorant.... no stupider than Pelosi.

You can't fix stupid.

Now, picture Nancy Pelosi and Maxine Waters in a life boat with a loaf of bread, a bottle of water, one oar, one life jacket and no land in site. (Hee Hee)

I crack myself up

4 posted on 11/16/2011 1:51:46 PM PST by Tenacious 1 (Liberals vote like clowns walking thru a minefield, oblivious to the consequences.)
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To: Beowulf9

“Maxine Says Shooting at Obama ‘Just a Distraction’”


5 posted on 11/16/2011 1:52:05 PM PST by reagandemocrat
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To: Tenacious 1

Heh heh heh

Not bad. :-)


6 posted on 11/16/2011 1:54:42 PM PST by jazusamo (The real minimum wage is zero: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
thne scary thing is, she is a mental giant...compared to Sheila Jackson Lee.
7 posted on 11/16/2011 1:54:51 PM PST by stylin19a (obama - "FREDO" smart)
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8 posted on 11/16/2011 1:55:09 PM PST by jazusamo (The real minimum wage is zero: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

...she should bring that up with the Giffords...


9 posted on 11/16/2011 1:55:14 PM PST by antivenom (visit SBPDL.com and at least read what you and the liberal media are too afraid to say)
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To: stylin19a

...pity me...I LIVE in SJL’s district.....she’s my rep


10 posted on 11/16/2011 1:56:00 PM PST by antivenom (visit SBPDL.com and at least read what you and the liberal media are too afraid to say)
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To: stylin19a
That's a very good point.

I won't even mention Cynthia because she's gone

11 posted on 11/16/2011 1:56:51 PM PST by jazusamo (The real minimum wage is zero: Thomas Sowell)
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"Maxine Waters on Deaths and Crimes at Occupy Protests: ‘That’s Life and It Happens’"

Collateral damage according to the perspectives of the Socialist Progressive Caucus members of the House of Representatives such as Maxine Waters.

There are somewhere in the vicinity of 80 members of that caucus in the House today. Avowed Socialists flying the BIG 'D' next to their sickles, and hammers.

Commies.

12 posted on 11/16/2011 2:02:00 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: jazusamo; FReepers
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13 posted on 11/16/2011 2:06:46 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: jazusamo

Vote Democrat, where stupidity rules.


14 posted on 11/16/2011 2:07:00 PM PST by Bringbackthedraft (Its not who we elect, its those who they appoint that mater most!.)
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To: rockinqsranch
Collateral damage according to the perspectives of the Socialist Progressive Caucus members of the House of Representatives such as Maxine Waters.

See all them big words you used? She would only be able to tell you her names in it. Then she would call you racists for making that statement.

15 posted on 11/16/2011 2:11:30 PM PST by Tenacious 1 (Liberals vote like clowns walking thru a minefield, oblivious to the consequences.)
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To: jazusamo
“So I’m not deterred in my support for them because of these negative kinds of things,”

and the ends justify the means

16 posted on 11/16/2011 2:14:23 PM PST by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: bigdirty
She single-handedly sets black people back 20 years.

"What you say child! What you say!"

17 posted on 11/16/2011 2:23:55 PM PST by Realman30 ("I've already made a donation to Haiti. It's called taxes". . . . El Rushbo.)
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To: jazusamo
OK, I get it. She was outraged that someone might have used the N-word at a tea party rally (a charge that was later proved to be false) but these horrible and disgusting things that are happening at OWS rallies are just the kinds of things that often happen. No big deal. What a idiot and hypocrite.
18 posted on 11/16/2011 2:25:02 PM PST by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough.)
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To: jazusamo
That’s life and it happens, whether it’s with protesters or other efforts that go on in this country.

I presume that the Misleadia will remind Ms. Waters of this statement the next time she criticizes the Tea Party.

19 posted on 11/16/2011 2:43:18 PM PST by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: jazusamo

“I just want them to work at doing the best job that they can do to bring attention to this economic crisis and the unfairness of the system at this time.”

Let’s ask her tomorrow after the burning in NYC if she feels the same way. I want to hear that.


20 posted on 11/16/2011 2:43:24 PM PST by adc (Rush '12All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently oppos)
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To: jazusamo

POOPING IN THE STREET MAXEEEEE??????????????????????

Lord Jesus...


21 posted on 11/16/2011 2:44:41 PM PST by cubreporter (Rush Limbaugh... where would our country be without this brilliant man?)
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To: justlurking
I presume that the Misleadia will remind Ms. Waters of this statement the next time she criticizes the Tea Party.

Yeah, fat chance the enemedia even noticed this and if they did it's already in the round file.

22 posted on 11/16/2011 2:52:41 PM PST by jazusamo (The real minimum wage is zero: Thomas Sowell)
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To: antivenom

I might pity you,. but I live in Illinois....checkmate.


23 posted on 11/16/2011 3:23:05 PM PST by stylin19a (obama - "FREDO" smart)
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To: stylin19a

Yep!

Our SJL can out dumb their Maxine any day of the week.


24 posted on 11/16/2011 3:25:06 PM PST by IMR 4350
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To: jazusamo
All I want for Christmas is to see Maxine, SJL, and Nancy on Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?
25 posted on 11/16/2011 3:31:13 PM PST by tacticalogic
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To: tacticalogic

LOL!

I’d pay money to see that.


26 posted on 11/16/2011 3:35:41 PM PST by jazusamo (The real minimum wage is zero: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Maxine don’t care bout no dead white kids...they just be a distraction from the real business of finding racists at every turn.


27 posted on 11/16/2011 4:36:35 PM PST by JrsyJack (a healthy dose of buckshot will probably get you the last word in any argument.)
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To: antivenom

I agree with the woman here, I agree with her 100%.

The Tea Party failed in part because they refused to physically enter the belly of the beast in most parts of the US. In the areas of the country where the Tea Party protests were held within walking distance to rehab outpatient facilities, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, methadone clinics etc, the Tea Party had encounters with the members of this American society’s lowest rungs,

That is life, it happens.

Most of the griping against the Occupy movement on FR sounds like Dana Carvey’s Church Lady, ... it’s not going to win the public square.

The very act of Occupy movement engaging and taking in the vagrants makes them vastly more appealing to the lower 85% of the American population...

The old line families of Rome lost the republic to the Empire and to the populist demagogues due to this, the Tea Party better take notes lest they end up as the rear guard action as the loss of the Republic is finalized.


28 posted on 11/16/2011 6:01:06 PM PST by JerseyHighlander
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To: JerseyHighlander

If the Tea Party held Tent-ins in places like Boston they could show the contrast, not only in demeanor but in how they will be treated.


29 posted on 11/17/2011 1:41:22 PM PST by daniel1212 (Our sinful deeds condemn us, but Christ's death and resurrection gains salvation. Repent +Believe)
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