Free Republic
Browse · Search
GOP Club
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Congresswoman Maxine Waters Earns TIME 100 “Influential” Honors
The Los Angeles Sentinel ^ | May 10, 2018 | Freddie Allen, NNPA Newswire

Posted on 05/21/2018 9:59:10 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

TIME magazine recently honored Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

According to a press release about the honor, “The list, now in its fifteenth year, recognizes the activism, innovation and achievement of the world’s most influential individuals.”

Waters said that she was shocked and surprised by the recognition and that she “felt very, very blessed” to receive the honor.

In a commentary about the award, “Black-ish” actor Yara Shahidi wrote that, “Congresswoman Maxine Waters of the 43rd District of California, a.k.a. Auntie Maxine, has made my generation proud to be nieces and nephews.”

Shahidi continued: “She is adored and admired by people who care about social justice and is oh so eloquent in letting the world, particularly the White men of Congress who dare test her acumen, know that she is not here for any nonsense.”

Waters said that for many young people, she is one of the few lawmakers willing to step outside of the box of a traditional, non-confrontational lawmaker to speak truth to power.

And even though, she captured the attention of millions in a viral video exchange with United States Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin, Waters acknowledged that the use of the phrase “reclaiming my time” is a part of the regular order of business in Congress.

“It’s what we use when it is our time to speak and we’re being ignored by the people who are on the panel and you want to shut them down,” Waters said. “We use it when we’re being interfered with by another member of Congress in a debate.”

Waters continued: “It was something that I used at a time when it was important for me to let Mr. Mnuchin know that he couldn’t have his way that it was my time and I intended to use it and he could not usurp it.”

Waters said that the video inspired a lot of women and showed that, even on Capitol Hill, women lawmakers must have the courage to demand respect.

Waters said that young people welcome the openness and tenacity that she displayed during that exchange with Mnuchin and in her searing criticism of President Donald Trump’s performance.

“They welcome it this is the first time they’ve seen this kind of authenticity,” Waters said. “For many of them, this is the first time they’ve seen this kind of authenticity.”

Shahidi, who also stars in the “Black-ish” spin-off “Grown-ish,” said that Waters, says what many of us are thinking.

“She reminds us that we are worthy of any space we occupy,” Shahidi said. “In this time of sociopolitical unrest, Congresswoman Waters has been the brilliant, tenacious representative of the people that we all need.”

Shahidi added: “She’s not new to it, she’s true to it.”

Waters is one of President Trump’s most vocal critics on Capitol Hill, even calling for his impeachment.

“[President Trump] has defined himself as someone who is not deserving and that should be our mantra, that should be the conversation, that should be what we talk about with our newspapers and our radio stations…we need to speak up,” Waters said. “We have to let everyone know we don’t accept this and we don’t feel helpless like victims in all of this. We are going to resist him and we are going to fight him.”

Waters said that Black newspapers should run stories about the Trump Administration, every week, monitor digital media, especially social media, and pay attention to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation about Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Waters said that the Black Press must cover President Trump in a way that allows the average person to stay up-to-date and to understand what’s going on in the White House.

“That conversation can help people get more involved, get people excited about registering to vote and to get out to vote…and see what we have to do to change this government.”

Black millennials need to know that they can make a significant difference in the upcoming midterm elections, Water said.

“If our millennials vote, we win,” Waters said. “We can take back the House, we will keep many of our state legislature seats…if [millennials] go to the polls, we win.”


TOPICS: California; Parties; U.S. Congress
KEYWORDS: blacks; democrats; waters
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-28 next last
If they're relying on millennials to carry them over the top, they've already lost.
1 posted on 05/21/2018 9:59:10 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m sure many people have even influenced to improve their education, to distance themselves from Mad Maxine.


2 posted on 05/21/2018 10:01:50 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Lung cancer free since 11/9/07. Colon cancer free since 7/7/15. Obama free since 1/20/17. PTL ~ Ʋ)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Does she drink Brawndo. What plants love. It has electrolytes.
Seems like she does.


3 posted on 05/21/2018 10:02:11 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Star Trek Meets Pelosi and Mad Maxine

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sY6aJHdGQ8


4 posted on 05/21/2018 10:02:21 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Way to go TIME. 7 time awardee of the Most Corrupt Congressman and now this! Outstanding example for the up and coming in These United States!


5 posted on 05/21/2018 10:02:31 AM PDT by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BykrBayb

even = been.
Thank you, Spell Mutilator.


6 posted on 05/21/2018 10:03:14 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Lung cancer free since 11/9/07. Colon cancer free since 7/7/15. Obama free since 1/20/17. PTL ~ Ʋ)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Shahidi, who also stars in the “Black-ish” spin-off “Grown-ish,” said that Waters, says what many of us are thinking.

some blacks need a serious reality check.


7 posted on 05/21/2018 10:03:19 AM PDT by morphing libertarian ( Build Kate's Wall)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well to be honest, she has certainly influenced me. Probably not in a way she would like. Not that I could give two craps what she likes. She inspires me to be more of an a-hole to lib/commie/socialist assclowns.


8 posted on 05/21/2018 10:04:54 AM PDT by rktman (Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maxine only ‘influence’ is through her loud-mouthed threats - because EVERYTHING that isn’t her way is racist, EVERYONE who doesn’t see it her way is racist.

There’s nothing honorable about that.


9 posted on 05/21/2018 10:05:27 AM PDT by Heart of Georgia (truth will trump their lies)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

What? Wait! This is from The Onion, no?


10 posted on 05/21/2018 10:07:48 AM PDT by miserare ( Hillary--you lost! Get over it!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Heart of Georgia

Well, the absolute moron, criminal and racist hag does “influence” me to laugh and ridicule her.


11 posted on 05/21/2018 10:08:01 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

influential?
HA!
more like...delusional


12 posted on 05/21/2018 10:13:50 AM PDT by faithhopecharity ("Politicans aren't born, they're excreted." -Marcus Tillius Cicero (3 BCE))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maxine wackjob - A raving lunatic or a total phony (or maybe both) Yep worthy of Time Mag.


13 posted on 05/21/2018 10:18:31 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet
Well she did start a riot.

No justice no peace.

14 posted on 05/21/2018 10:18:45 AM PDT by BBell (calm down and eat your sandwiches)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Did include Trump, Hannity and Sessions. But also anti 2nd amendment students of Parkland.


15 posted on 05/21/2018 10:21:28 AM PDT by SMGFan (Sarah Michelle Gellar is on twitter @SarahMGellar)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

The article doesn’t mention a single accomplishment of hers, just a bunch of vacuous compliments from people who like her.


16 posted on 05/21/2018 10:22:23 AM PDT by NJRighty ("It's sick out there and getting sicker" - Bob Grant)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ExTexasRedhead

Ya know if pelosi was a Normal and 30 years younger she would be a pretty hot desirable woman.
Amazing what greed and power can do to a person.

Too bad....


17 posted on 05/21/2018 10:42:42 AM PDT by mowowie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: rjsimmon

Seven? I thought it was only four? Impressive.

A brief look at Mad Maxi’s stellar career in politics:

Wrote THREE bills:
Renaming a post office
Haitian relief
An adjustment to the flood insurance program

Brought relief supplies to the RIOTERS during the Rodney King destruction of South Central Los Angeles


18 posted on 05/21/2018 10:43:27 AM PDT by jazminerose (Adorable Deplorable)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Pretty sure the words “Maxine Waters” and “eloquent” have never before appeared in the same sentence...


19 posted on 05/21/2018 10:43:50 AM PDT by jagusafr
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet
And in a not completely unrelated incident Drudge has links to NYT article titled An oral history of how the pre-eminent media organization of the 20th century ended up on the scrap heap.
20 posted on 05/21/2018 10:47:51 AM PDT by atomic_dog
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-28 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
GOP Club
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson