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  • Democratic Rep. Watson to Retire at End of Term(Now 29 House members who are calling it quits)

    02/10/2010 2:06:44 PM PST · by bestintxas · 30 replies · 857+ views
    foxnews ^ | 2/10/10 | Chad Pergram
    Five-term Democratic Rep. Diane Watson will retire at the end of this term, Fox News has learned. The 76-year-old California congresswoman represents parts of Los Angeles County and the city of Los Angeles and is known as a loyal Democrat. In a 2006 evaluation of voting records, National Journal ranked her as the most liberal member in Congress. President Obama won her district by 32 points in the 2008 election. Watson becomes the 12th House Democrat to announce his or her retirement. Seventeen Republicans have decided against seeking re-election, including Rep. Vern Ehlers, R-Mich., who announced his decision earlier Wednesday....
  • Two More House Retirements [Reps. Vernon Ehlers (R-MI) & Diane Watson (D-CA)]

    02/10/2010 1:56:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies · 399+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | February 10, 2010 | Mike Memoli
    The Capitol is shut down for the third straight day, but two new retirements have been announced by members of the House of Representatives. AP reports that the threat of a primary from his right has led Rep. Vernon Ehlers (R-MI) to retire. He's serving his ninth term. "Each of us should recognize that the world doesn't depend just on us and I've been there 16 years now and that's more than enough time for most people and I've accomplished a great deal," Ehlers told AP. "I just felt this was a good time to go." State Rep. Justin Amash...
  • CA Rep. likely won't run for re-election (Diane Watson, D)

    02/10/2010 1:07:32 PM PST · by onemiddleamerican · 26 replies · 592+ views
    MSLSD ^ | February 10, 2010 2:02 PM | Domenico Montanaro
    Congresswoman Diane Watson will hold a news conference about her future plans tomorrow in Los Angeles, according to her press secretary Lois Hill Hale. Hill Hale wouldn't say explicitly that Watson would not seek reelection this fall to what's thought to be a safe Democratic seat, but she called tomorrow's news conference a "major announcement." Watson, 76, represents the 33rd congressional district located in Los Angeles. She would become the 14th Democrat to announce they will not run for reelection this fall. Watson has been a target of the right because she blamed race, in part, for opposition to health...
  • When you point a racist finger at me...

    09/03/2009 11:39:30 AM PDT · by Meggers · 5 replies · 698+ views
    Flagged For Removal ^ | 9-2-09 | Meg Kelso
    It's time for those who look like me to speak out against the racism that has kept us out of the welfare system for far too long. With the racist administration trying to socialize so many of the needs of Americans, those who look like me must demand that the system become much more race neutral. Only then will true equality exist for people who look like me.
  • A Congresswoman’s Romance with Fidel

    08/29/2009 4:30:45 PM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 9 replies · 962+ views
    NewsReal Blog ^ | August 29, 2009 | Jamie Glazov
    Editor’s note: Get the whole story of the Left’s love affair with Castro in Jamie Glazov’s new book, “United in Hate: The Left’s Romance With Tyranny and Terror.” The Left’s romance with tyranny and terror continues. This time it is Democrat Rep. Diane Watson picking up the torch for the fellow travelers, lavishing praise on Fidel Castro. Watson, evidently, is still riding the wave of ecstasy she experienced upon prostrating herself before Castro on her political pilgrimage to the dictator’s slave camp in April, 2009. Now, in a recent town hall meeting on health care, she’s touching base with the...
  • Race-baiter Dem. Diane Watson praises Cuban health system, Castro & Che who “kicked out the wealthy”

    08/29/2009 11:27:04 AM PDT · by pissant · 48 replies · 1,410+ views ^ | 8/29/09 | Michelle Malkin
    Longtime readers of this blog will be quite familiar with race-baiting Democrat Rep. Diane Watson of California. She attacked Ward Connerly for marrying a white woman. She bragged about Washington, D.C. being a “chocolate city.” She polluted the Hurricane Katrina aftermath with race card-playing nonsense. Thanks to KABC, there’s audio of Watson heaping praise on Castro, Guevara, and the Cuban health system at her town hall meeting last night — as well as injecting her usual racial poison into the health care debate. (For a reminder of what Cuban health care is really like, click here.) (see link) I wrote...
  • LA Congresswoman Praises Cuban Revolution & Castro’s Health Care System (audio)

    08/28/2009 11:24:17 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 20 replies · 1,141+ views
    KABC-AM ^ | August 29, 2009
    Diane Watson: "You can think whatever you want to about Fidel Castro, but he was one of the brightest leaders I have ever met."
  • Dem Diane Watson Openly Praises Cuba's Communist Revolution and Fidel Castro's Leadership - Audio

    08/28/2009 11:34:42 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 29 replies · 1,020+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 28, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is audio of California Democrat Rep.Diane Watson at a Health Care Town Hall Meeting last night where she openly praised the Cuban Communist Revolution of the 1950's, and also praised the leadership of longtime Cuban Dictator Fidel Castro. She praised the Health Care System Castro put in place, and said he is "one of the brighest leaders I have ever met." . . . (Listen to Audio)
  • LA Rep: ObamaCare Opponents Want to Destroy ‘First President Who Looks Like Me’ (audio)

    08/28/2009 11:27:54 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 49 replies · 1,316+ views
    KABC-AM ^ | August 29, 2009
    Diane Watson: "They are spreading fear and they're trying to see that the first president who looks like me -- fails."
  • AUDIO: Black Congresswoman: Opposition Trying To Destroy President "Who Looks Like Me"

    08/28/2009 11:26:34 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 36 replies · 1,251+ views
    Real ^ | August 28, 2009 | Real Clear Politics
    Rep. Diane Watson (D-CA): "They are spreading fear and they are trying to see that the first President who looks like me fails. Now, just understand what is at the bottom line."
  • Sparks Fly at Black Caucus Meeting ( Barack Obama )

    06/21/2008 2:16:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 62 replies · 535+ views
    ABC News ^ | June 20, 2008 | JAKE TAPPER and KATE SNOW
    A Thursday afternoon meeting between Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., and other members of the Congressional Black Caucus grew tense and emotional for a moment -- perhaps illustrating that weeks after Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., suspended her presidential campaign, some nerves remain frayed. Sources at the meeting said that Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, a Clinton supporter, expressed the desire that Obama and his campaign would reach out the millions of women still aggrieved about what happened in the campaign and still disappointed that Clinton lost. Obama then said, "However, I need to make a decision in the next few months...
  • Bill Clinton courts black voters at Los Angeles churches (as Hillary's poll lead erodes)

    02/03/2008 11:05:39 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 38 replies · 15,087+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/3/08 | Michael R. Blood - ap
    Just more than a week after Barack Obama routed Hillary Rodham Clinton in the racially charged South Carolina primary, Bill Clinton appeared before black parishioners Sunday as the latest poll showed his wife's once commanding lead in California has eroded. Clinton's back-to-back appearances at four churches in the Los Angeles area's historical black heartland appeared intended to smooth over perceptions that the former president injected race into last month's Democratic primary in South Carolina. Obama scored a 2-to-1 victory over Hillary Rodham Clinton in that election, and the two are tied among likely Democratic primary voters in California, according to...
  • Congresswoman Watson: Pelosi's Secret Plan For Impeachment

    10/17/2007 4:03:09 PM PDT · by oneamericanvoice · 131 replies · 150+ views
    Richard McEnroe
    Congresswoman Diane Watson (D-CA) responded to questions regarding impeachment at a Town Hall on Iraq hosted by California Assembly Majority Leader Karen Bass and the People’s Council Sunday, October 14th in Los Angeles, California. She spoke to an audience of approximately 150 comprised mainly of anti-war activists from local organizations. The audience responded angrily when Watson responded to a call for the impeachment of President Bush by saying, "We simply don't have the votes." After the audience reacted with groans and boos and at least one cry of "At least do something!" Watson went on to say, "Right now, Speaker...
  • Rep. Diane Watson commits to support Impeachment (video)

    10/17/2007 5:11:36 PM PDT · by murdoog · 21 replies · 73+ views
    youtube ^ | October 15,2007 | VoiceOfAmericans2008
    Click here for video
  • California Democratic candidates spend time in church

    06/05/2006 11:09:56 AM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 29 replies · 689+ views
    Democratic candidates spend time in church The Democratic candidates for governor went to church on Sunday and prayed for victory, as well they might in a race that is neck and neck heading into Tuesday's primary. Steve Westly, who made his fortune at eBay, and Phil Angelides, a wealthy former developer, have been battering each other with nasty television ads for several weeks. Analysts say voters may respond to the negativity campaign by not voting. Westly, the state controller, appeared with Rep. Diane Watson, D-Los Angeles, at the First African Methodist Episcopal Church in Los Angeles, which he joined three...
  • DC Chapter FReeps Senator Durbin's Democrat Fundraiser & Debates Congresswoman

    06/23/2005 12:35:50 AM PDT · by BillF · 110 replies · 3,730+ views
    DC Chapter ^ | June 23, 2005 | BillF
    <p>FReepers from the DC Chapter conducted a FReep of Senator Richard Durbin at a Democrat fundraiser on June 21. DNC Chair Howard Dean, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California, and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid  of Nevada were among those in attendance in addition to Senate Minority Assistant Leader Durbin of Illinois.</p>
  • Davis recall rings alarm bells for Dems

    06/17/2003 10:38:21 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 90 replies · 322+ views
    The Hill ^ | 6/17/03 | Hans Nichols
    California House Democrats say they've been awakened to the likelihood that Gov. Gray Davis will face a recall challenge. They call the upcoming vote a "serious concern" for their party's congressional delegation -- one that could send the state party into "pandemonium." While decrying what they see ahead of them as an anti-democratic and inappropriate use of the state's recall mechanism, California Democrats acknowledge that a combination of Davis's low approval rating and a recall petition bankrolled by multi-millionaire Rep. Darrell Issa (R) could unseat a Democratic governor who narrowly won his second term a mere seven moons ago. "With...
  • A House Divided Among California's Democrats

    09/27/2002 6:15:55 AM PDT · by GeneD · 3 replies · 245+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 9/27/02 | Janet Hook
    WASHINGTON -- Rep. Lynn C. Woolsey (D-Petaluma) is a strong "no" vote on going to war with Iraq. Rep. Howard L. Berman (D-Mission Hills) is a solid "yes." Rep. Ellen O. Tauscher of Alamo, like many other Democrats on Capitol Hill, wishes the whole issue could be decided after November's elections. The state's Republican lawmakers, meanwhile, have raised no qualms about President Bush's Iraq policy. California's congressional delegation is, in short, a microcosm of Congress as a whole as it grapples with Bush's request for a resolution authorizing use of force against Iraq. "The snapshot is: Republicans are supportive of...