Skip to comments.Maxine Waters on Deaths and Crimes at Occupy Protests: ‘That’s Life and It Happens’
Posted on 11/16/2011 1:45:24 PM PST by jazusamo
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(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 thats life and it happens.
Thats 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. Theyre looking for food. Often times, the criminal element will invade. Thats life and it happens, whether its with protesters or other efforts that go on in this country.
So Im 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. sitein the city where Rep. Waters' congressional district is locatedfive 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 Im concerned, the Tea Party can go straight to hell.
She single-handedly sets black people back 20 years.
Gee, I wonder how much support she’d give if that guy from the OWS actually shot president Obama.
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
“Maxine Says Shooting at Obama ‘Just a Distraction’”
Heh heh heh
Not bad. :-)
...she should bring that up with the Giffords...
...pity me...I LIVE in SJL’s district.....she’s my rep
I won't even mention Cynthia because she's gone
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.
Vote Democrat, where stupidity rules.
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.
and the ends justify the means
"What you say child! What you say!"
I presume that the Misleadia will remind Ms. Waters of this statement the next time she criticizes the Tea Party.
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.
POOPING IN THE STREET MAXEEEEE??????????????????????
Yeah, fat chance the enemedia even noticed this and if they did it's already in the round file.
I might pity you,. but I live in Illinois....checkmate.
Our SJL can out dumb their Maxine any day of the week.
I’d pay money to see that.
Maxine don’t care bout no dead white kids...they just be a distraction from the real business of finding racists at every turn.
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.
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.
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