Skip to comments.Rep. Waters urges Obama to drop nice-guy act and fight Republicans, Tea Party
Posted on 09/22/2011 12:13:56 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Rep. Waters urges Obama to drop nice-guy act and fight Republicans, Tea Party By Mike Lillis - 09/22/11 02:46 PM ET
Its time for President Obama to quit watching sports and drinking beer with his political opponents in the hope it will lead to a bipartisan agreement, Rep. Maxine Waters said Thursday.
The outspoken California Democrat needs to fight harder against the GOP and Tea Party and for Democratic policy priorities, outspoken Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) said Thursday.
He's been very nice about it, Waters said of Obamas budget negotiations with Republicans.
He's been on the other side of the aisle talking with people. He's invited them up to the White House to have beer. He's invited them to come and watch the Super Bowl games.
He's done all of that, and when they eat his food and drink his beer and leave, then they go and try to kill him [on Capitol Hill], she told an audience gathered for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's annual legislative conference in Washington.
You've gotta fight you will not win this battle without fighting, she added.
Obama already has taken a tougher partisan tone in speeches this month, and he proposed large tax hikes on the wealthy this week to cheers from liberals.
But Waters said she and other liberal Democrats still want to see the president do more and believe that by fighting the GOP he can be successful. She also suggested questions remain about whether Obama will keep fighting for liberal priorities when the going gets tough.
We love the president. We want him to be successful, Waters said. But does he feel our pain? Does he understand what's going on out here?
Waters, a prominent member of the CBC, said she's encouraged by Obama's new proposal to create jobs and rein in deficit spending. But she also warned that the group will be watching closely as the negotiations evolve.
We're pleased that the president has a jobs proposal. Now we have to trace it and to track it. because strange things happen in the legislative process. We don't want this to end up being just a tax-cut deal only, she said.
I love the president, she added, but I will ask the president where's the money.
Waters suggested the black community needs to become more involved if it wants Washington lawmakers to notice, for instance, that the recession hit minority communities much harder than it did white populations.
We have got to show up. The Tea Party shows up. The Tea Party intimidates everybody, she said. We have to show people that we have no fear. Don't mistake the silence for intimidation.
Waters generated headlines last month when she said the Tea Party can go straight to hell.
On Thursday, she wasn't apologizing.
Yes, I was displayed in national media telling them where to go, she said. And I mean that.
Waters is not the dumbest...that honor surely goes to Sheila Jackson Lee.
Oh, please do it Mr. Soetoro.
If he does, he will appear kookier and obnoxious than usual, and his poll numbers will fall more.
If they intimidate this racist b!tch so much, maybe she should go blow her brains out.
She’s still in office?
Third paragraph makes no sense.
If this is such a big deal for Waters , she should request some face time with nobama and “splain” this to him.
Personally, it appears to me nobama is adverse to getting into the gutter. Fine.
Yeah, I was hoping that I didn’t cause anyone to lose their lunch after posting that pic...LOL
What rock has she been living under? Obama a Nice guy? Not in my book.
During the 2008 campaign, a big deal was made about him avoiding the appearance of being “the angry black man”.
If there was any hint of this, he wouldn’t have been elected.
Just imagine how uncivil Maxine will be next summer when it becomes undeniably obvious that Obozo has screwed the pooch and has no prayer of being reelected.
She is one of the Dhimmies who can and will call for (and get) a literal scorched earth policy out of her constituents and her nationwide followers.
Kerosene Maxine is having another bad day. It is a good thing that no one listens to her.
Marxine!!! I love it. Fits her to a tee.
You want him to fight harder. I take it to mean you want him to turn the steam engine to full throttle on his administrations impending train wreck. If things keep going as they appear now you and obama along with many of his commie political appointees will have many long hours to discuss his failures while doing stir together.
Pitiful deluded commie snark --
Yeah, buddy, drop that nice-guy act. Bring it. As if. Maxine Waters is certifiable. And a moron.
A person doesnt get any more stupid than what Max Waters is.
Kerosene Maxine should have brought her people over to the Beverly Hills Tea Party this past Sunday and we could have got it on.... I guess it’s all talk on her part... imagine that.
The Tea Party intimidates everyone???
Best news I have heard since Nov 2008.
If this is the ‘nice guy’ persona of Barry the Imposter, I surely do NOT want to see him get any nastier.
he is already so stupid that no one can follow his logic or speeches.
She has already proven an expert at such incitement.
She & Mayor Tom Bradley stood in the AME church in Inglewood after the LAPD officers were let off over the Rodney King episode & they both kept saying “NO JUSTICE— NO PEACE”.
That started the riots where truck driver Reginald Denny was pulled out of his semi-truck in an intersection & beaten so badly he almost died.
She & Bradley should have been jailed for their efforts.