Skip to comments.Maxine Waters promises 'reparations' if Dems take over in 2020
Posted on 03/27/2018 11:29:28 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
How radical can the Democrats get if they take over the government again? What used to be an extreme position - reparations to black people for slavery - is now entering the mainstream of Democratic party thought and could become a reality once the Democrats regain power.
Reparations have been mentioned since the end of slavery, but in recent years, it has been elevated to a serious issue by liberal Democrats. Rep. Maxine "Mad Max" Waters, appears to want to make it a cornerstone of a run for the presidency in 2020.
WATERS: “He’s a bully — he has a bully mentality. We need someone in the presidency who not only has good sense but understands diplomacy and understands what we need to do to have peace in this world so we can all look forward to the possibility that we’re someday going to have a world that’s about peace and justice and respect for individual liberty.”
RYE: “Is that your stump speech for 2020? — Is she running? Is she running?”
WATERS: “I’d be happy to do that. That’s no problem. In order to get where we need to go on this issue and other issues, we really got to understand that 2018 is important in taking back the House and taking back the Senate ... If we want to get to the point where we can get reparations, we’ve got to have the power to do that, Number 1, by having a supportive president would be wonderful, but taking back the House would be absolutely wonderful ... I need to take back that House so that we can have a majority in that committee.”
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Who is "black"?
How much "black blood" would be necessary to claim reparations? One-half? One-fifth? Less?
Would recent black immigrants from Africa be eligible for reparations?
Should blacks be compensated for discriminatory practices after slavery ended? If so, why not the Irish, the Italians, the Slavs, and others who were similarly discriminated against when they first arrived?
Who decides all these questions? Congress? A "Reparations Commission" of some kind?
I'm sure you can come up with your own questions about how reparations would be divvied up in the real world. And that's the problem with the entire issue; it's not real. It's a fantasy - a bad nightmare that would divide and destroy the country far more than the KKK could ever dream of doing.
Dumbass. They already got reparations.....trillions in the war on poverty + the hundreds of thousands of dead Americans during the War of Northern Aggression. FOAD Mad Maxine!
This senile old knobby kneed mare is stuck on stupid. Does anyone actually listen to her craven rants any more?
Y’all gone git paaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyD!
I identify as a black lesbian so show me da money, sista.
I don’t owe blacks one thin dime for slavery nor does the country.
The voters in her LA district obviously do. They keep re-electing her to the House repeatedly!
Like hell. I’ve paid enough. You need to pay me, ugly-a$$ hag.
I will shoot anyone in the face that attempts to collect reparations from me or my family. Closed casket.
Will the decades of billions already thrown at American minorities be deducted from the ‘reparations’ number?
Let me get this straight. If you’re black you’ll be eligible. So how about all the black slave owners? Plus, my family came over from Greece, mother and father side, long after the Civil War. Why do I pay?
The idiots who keep re-electing this moron. To them, she's a demi-god, and anyone who doubts is a raciss'.
Agreed. 620,000 men died resolving the dispute. Their blood is payment enough. Despite my family owning slaves during that time period, other members of my family fought against it. My tax dollars are not to be used for anything from that era.
This was EXACTLY Hillary’s first item if she had won.
Say it loud, Max! Let every Democrat run on reparations. Add gun control (confiscation), and you have a winning combination.
That right there is over 50%, probably closer to 67% when the proper questions are asked correctly.
Reparations will never end. The ultimate goal is confiscation and extermination.
Think how crazy it is. By what measure do today’s black citizens deserve a damn thing? For the crime rate? Drugs? Abusive mothers and absent fathers? Oh I forgot again, that’s all my fault somehow.
Many in my family were white indentured servants—can I get some money>
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