Skip to comments.Maxine Waters in line to take over from Frank on Financial Services
Posted on 11/28/2011 10:24:19 AM PST by freespirited
Wall Street executives already are bracing for the possibility that Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) will take over as the senior Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee from Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.).
Waters is in line for Franks spot and could become chairwoman of the panel if Democrats retake the House. Frank will announce Monday that he will not seek another term in the House.
The California liberal is seen as to the left of Frank, the architect of 2010s Wall Street reform bill, on financial issues.
While banks and other financial institutions often battled Frank, he was seen as someone they could work with. Waters, in contrast, is seen as more of an opponent.
She's not a good face of the issues, one financial executive said. She's too much of a bomb thrower.
There are reasons to think Democratic leaders would look to someone other than Waters, the second-ranking Democrat on the panel, to take over for Frank.
Waters is wrestling with a long-running ethics investigation over whether she helped secure federal funding for a bank in which her husband owned stock and previously served as a board member. Waters has maintained her innocence, and two attorneys on the House ethics committee were placed on leave for mishandling the case. An outside attorney is now investigating the matter.
They're going to go with people who are universally respected, said the financial executive. But a trade group president and former Hill staffer believed the top spot is Waters's to lose. This source pointed out that Waters brings geographical and racial diversity to the committee.
Jumping over Waters to another Democrat would also be a headache for Democratic leaders, as it would risk angering the Congressional Black Caucus.
This oughta’ be a hoot!
Good! Put this reprobate right up there, front and center! The voting public needs to have a daily dose of this cretin.
An act of God needs to happen before this does!
Don’t they have at least ONE person who is not under investigation one way or the other?
Hey, that’s great!
Go from lying, evil bitch to lying, evil bitch.
Who would believe there would be a down side of getting rid of Barney Frank?
If the RNC doesn’t make a scary campaign about this racist moron, who steers business to her husband’s company, running that powerful committee, they are truly incompetent.
So the Maxine fans won’t vote Republican, DUH.
i hope someone has something on Frank, forcing him out.
She’s more extreme and polarizing. (and stupid!)
Not nearly as politically adept or connected as Barney.
(hunt for silver lining alert!)
From the frying pan to the fire ...
She'll bow out as well ... especially when we take the triple crown.
God help us all...
Traitorous Marxist globalist idiots.
Like putting a fox in charge of Col Sanders’ chicken farm.
Cluelessness has become a new growth industry.
“i hope someone has something on Frank, forcing him out.”
Like what, a drug bust or running a gay male prostitution ring out of his house?
Special interest group politics finally coming home to bite the Dems on the ass..Look for Clyburn to run for Minority leader..and since the Dems will not dump the seniority rules, most of the ranking members in 2012 will be members of the CBC..IOW..dumb as rocks..
If the thought of Maxime Waters as chairman of the House banking committee during an Obama second term doesn't send shivers down your back (and crater your 401K), nothing will.
Do they make a combination puke, cry, laugh smiley for this special occasion?
We've got a president who was elected on the basis of a pretty good speech he gave at the '04 Dem Convention.
We've got a SecTreas who's a tax cheat.
We've got an AG who picks and chooses the laws he'll enforce, AND an administration who sues states for enforcing the Federal Laws currently on the books.
And now, we've got a (possible, eventual) head of the finance committee who's under investigation for financial shenanigans.
And that's just what's coming off the top of my head.
Mel Brooks WISHES he could write satire this good.
Man, it sure was hot in the thar fryin’ pan! It’s great to be out of there!
We should take a moment of silence to think about how PITIFUL America has become that this may be the leader chosen to address the worse financial disaster in the history of our country. Is there any hope?!!!
Next thing you know we’ll elect a muslim for president, we’re just that sick.
And that - folks - says it all about the moral and intellectual capabilities of the dim-bulb-crat party.
This woman would shame a bimbo.
She’d embarass a sl*t.
She is an intellectual dementor....
the stupidest woman (arguably) in the US government will be ordering the financiers and bankers around
this should be fun
A communist as the head of the House Financial Services Committee would nicely complement a communist CIC.
Waters began her political career as an ally of the Communist Party USA. She supported several party front organizations including the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, which was led by leading communists Angela Davis and Charlene Mitchell.
“Wall Street executives already are bracing for the possibility that Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) will take over as the senior Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee from Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.).”
That biotch can’t even balance her own checking account! This country is really a freaking mess!
I’m sure she is gunning for the slot. Ca Ching Ca Ching $$$$$$
Good riddance to a liberal BULLY. Has anyone noticed how he deals with any confrontation?
1. He aggressively/offensively spews & sputters incessantly without allowing his opponent to get a word in edgewise.
2. When his opponent realizes they need to interrupt the cowardly bastard to say anything, Barney ALWAYS plays offended victim, “Would you please stop interrupting me?” and pretends to be suuuuuch a victim
Happens every time.
Watch this prime example of a true COWARD playing victim:
That was roughly my view of it. The membership goes from someone who is evil and corrupt, to someone who is evil, corrupt, AND stupid.
Let's leave aside the fact that I have met smarter rocks.
Let's leave aside the fact that she has called for taxing banks out of business.
Let's leave aside the fact she has advocated for nationalizing energy companies, a'la Chavez.
Let's leave aside the fact that she is a committed Marxist / Socialist involved in the DSA.
1. The Dems will realize the insanity of this and force her out and into something else. She will scream Racism and for once she will be right. The Dems like their black Congressmen as window-dressing only.
2. She actually takes over and the Wall Street idiots who have been shoveling money to Obama and the Dems go into a panic as soon as Kerosene Maxine proposes her first 100% profits tax.
Either way, it should be fun to watch.
If Maxine Waters, Obama, Holder, Jarrett and Lisa Jackson can’t destroy this nation, no one can.
Next thing you know well elect a muslim for president,
Some will need the sarcasm tag on that.
YUP, OThuga and the globalist oligarchy have succeeded in creating a Z # last terminal mess of destruction and chaos on the brink—the very near horizon.
That and WWIII should be kicked off in grand style any week or month now, from the sound of things.
She is an intellectual [vacuum]....
Dems within 150 feet lose what microscopic bits of intellect they may miraculously have left.
God help us!
DEAR LORD GOD ALMIGHTY
KEEP THE CZAR FAR AWAY FROM US AND FROM OUR BELOVED REPUBLIC.
Can’t she be an ambassadress hooker to Alpha Centauri?
Sometimes the silver lining is an onrushing 757 airliner...
OMG - one dope being replaced with a bigger dope.
Going from a crazy Fat Azz, to an Azz that’s just plum Bat Crazy . . .
God help us.
Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse.....
Hand, meet Cookie Jar.
“God help us.”
With idiots even God is helpless.
I don’t know, but I’m suspecting Shakespeare would’ve had a blast with some of these people and situations they’re in! Could you picture a play done by him nowadays about Washington D.C.? Yikes!
That is like the cat in charge of babysitting the mice.
Maxine Waters??????????? This Maxine waters? Oh Wall Street is gonna love her. NOT!
Maxine Waters is to the left of Frank? She is to the left of Marx.