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Oh My! “Auntie Maxine” Kicking Chumph Behind!

Gosh…I can see why the board Trumpazoid is so hot for Maxine! I mean, the well attired Octogenarian really has the boy’s head spinning!

That’s what that Trumpaholism will do to your brain. The only known cure is to pull the victim’s head out of their ass. Sometimes requiring heavy construction equipment…Or an implanted MOAB.

Try not to whimper, little one.

How Maxine Waters became ‘Auntie Maxine’ in the age of Trump

Maxine Waters knows what “throwing shade” means now. She urges people to “stay woke.”

In the past few months, young people have embraced 78-year-old Waters and her acerbic comments about President Trump, bringing the Los Angeles Democrat national fame in her 14th term, and a new nickname: Auntie Maxine.

“It’s unusual for elected officials to step outside of the box,” Waters said in an interview. “The millennials keep telling me for the most part they’ve never heard someone talk like that before.”

Since refusing to attend Trump’s inauguration, Waters, the longest-serving black woman in the House, has achieved icon-level status. Her image and quotes appear on T-shirts and posters. Twitter and Facebook are full of people rubbing their virtual hands in glee at what she might say next.

“When I grow up, I want to be @MaxineWaters. Thank you, Rep. Waters, for being unafraid to speak the truth,” Crystal Webb, a young Twitter user, posted.

“On a different note, @MaxineWaters clap black game is sooooo strong!! #goals,” said another.

“Anyone think Auntie @MaxineWaters is a hero?,” asked another.

Young black activists in particular see a powerful and familiar figure in the impeccably dressed older woman expressing her opinion, even if it might be painfully honest, said Rashad Robinson, who leads the New York-based Color of Change, a progressive civil rights group.

“Maxine Waters has given us the viral videos to go along with our rants,” Robinson said. “People are shaking their heads when she talks, and they are saying, ‘Thank God someone said that.’

“I think for many young black folks, they have that sort of auntie or matriarch in their family that sort of says it like it is,” Robinson said.

The congresswoman’s sudden popularity has led to interview after interview in the likes of Teen Vogue, Jet, Elle, Essence, Cosmopolitan and millennial-focused news sites like Mic and BuzzFeed, with headlines like, “Maxine Waters Is Back and She’s Not Here to Play.”

Southern Californians have long been familiar with Waters, who lives in the Vermont Knolls section of South Los Angeles and is not known for holding her tongue.

In 1994, she was gaveled off the House floor when she refused to stop loudly criticizing a Republican member she felt had badgered a female witness during a hearing. In 2011, she accused President Obama of neglecting black communities, then a week later, said the tea party could go “straight to hell.”

“Nobody should be surprised about me,” she said.

But her derision of Trump goes far beyond previous criticism of political foes, and the new, norm-breaking president has energized her in a way other Republicans she’s opposed have not. In an age when the call from many on her side of the aisle is “Resistance,” Waters has become a de facto leader of the charge.

She couldn’t fathom Trump’s rise during the election, she said, pointing to his insulting comments about former presidential rivals Carly Fiorina and Hillary Clinton, the lewd “Access Hollywood” video in which he bragged about grabbing women and his mocking imitation of a disabled reporter.

“I can’t get it out of my head,” she said. “I’ve never seen anybody as disgusting or as disrespectful as he is.”

The attention began when Waters refused to go to the presidential inauguration. She also stayed away when Trump gave his first speech to Congress, telling the Los Angeles Times, “I don’t honor this president. I don’t respect this president. And I’m not joyful in the presence of this president.”

She has been saying she thinks Trump is headed for impeachment since even before he was sworn in. At an anti-Trump tax march in April, she said she’ll “fight every day until he is impeached.” She refers to his staff as the “Kremlin Klan” and has pushed for an independent investigation into Russian interference in the election and possible collusion by the Trump campaign.

Waters has made it clear she doesn’t want to be in the same room with Trump, much less extend the courtesies commonly afforded the president, regardless of party. She has put politeness aside.

“Newsflash to Trump: Republicans control Washington. Russians control you,” she tweeted in late April.

Waters has always been a target of conservative media, but the attacks have increased since she began in January to speak of impeachment. Last month, the far-right news magazine American Thinker called her unhinged and the “poster child for Trump Derangement Syndrome.”

Now-ousted Fox News host Bill O’Reilly joked earlier this month that he was too distracted by her “James Brown wig” to hear her comments on the House floor about patriotism under Trump. He later apologized.

Waters responded on MSNBC: “Let me just say this: I’m a strong black woman, and I cannot be intimidated. I cannot be undermined. I cannot be thought to be afraid of Bill O’Reilly or anybody.” Her comments quickly went viral….Read the Rest Here

 
 

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Maxine Goes Off! Rep Maxine Waters on the Chumph

As usual…Later to the party but fun.

 

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Maxine Waters on President Obama – “We’re Gettin’ Tired Y’all”

I think Maxine is speaking to a fast growing segment of the black community who are tired of a black President who can’t stand up, and won’t address the issues…

 
 

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Sharpton on Investigations of Rangel and Waters

Sharpton actually makes a very good, and unexpected point here – questioning why the House Ethics panel is going after Waters and Rangel, when Rangel was finished this term, and 80% of Congress is guilty of what Waters is accused of doing.

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Indeed, if you apply the standard being set for Rangel and Waters – then there would be a rather long line headed out the door before the next Congressional Session.

Now “Dollar Bill” Jefferson isn’t the only black Congressman to have business relationships with the leaders of (principally) black countries in Africa and the Caribbean. Black Congressmen have attempted to build the same sort of relationships enjoyed by their brethren with 1st and 2nd world countries. Some of those countries have run afoul of our foreign policy goals. Some of those governments are utterly corrupt.

Noticed lately how quiet the CBC has been on Haiti?

Second, there has been a growing feeling that the CBC itself is corrupt.

From 2004 to 2008, the Congressional Black Caucus’s political and charitable wings took in at least $55 million in corporate and union contributions, according to an analysis by The New York Times, an impressive amount even by the standards of a Washington awash in cash. Only $1 million of that went to the caucus’s political action committee; the rest poured into the largely unregulated nonprofit network. (Data for 2009 is not available.)

The caucus says its nonprofit groups are intended to help disadvantaged African-Americans by providing scholarships and internships to students, researching policy and holding seminars on topics like healthy living.

But the bulk of the money has been spent on elaborate conventions that have become a high point of the Washington social season, as well as the headquarters building, golf outings by members of Congress and an annual visit to a Mississippi casino resort.

In 2008, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation spent more on the caterer for its signature legislative dinner and conference — nearly $700,000 for an event one organizer called “Hollywood on the Potomac” — than it gave out in scholarships, federal tax records show.

And – despite being 20% of the Democrats in the House – the organization doesn’t seem to wield much political weight – although a big Thank You is due to Maxine Waters for putting some teeth into the Financial Reform Bill.

But the dead elephant in the room is really…

WTF haven’t the Democrats gone after the Republican crooks who were so deeply in bed with people like the Iraq Contractors who have stolen HUNDREDS OF BILLIONS of American Taxpayer dollars?

Or the guys wrapped around the Health Care companies penises?

I understand the need to remake the CBC into something more responsible to it’s constituency…

But in such a “Target Rich” environment – I find it hard to believe that is the only thing the House Ethics Committee can do is go after the members of the CBC.

Makes you wonder if these guys find walking and chewing gum at the same time difficult.

 

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Maxine Waters Next on the Target List

Maxine Waters Becomes the Second Member of the CBC to Face Charges

The CBC is getting ready to get really shaken up here as the second of it’s most senior leadership faces charges. Once again the charges appear unrelated to legislative reality in Washington, and are the sort that would land 80% of the Congressmen in Washington in hot water if investigated.

An example of this corruption? 9 years after 9/11 and 5 years after Katrina Emergency Responders in this country still do not have a radio system which allows different departments to communicate in the event of a major emergency. Despite countless  hearings, a supposed “standards committee”, and 9 years supposedly working on the issue, the output has been a system which is completely dysfunctional. Some Congressmen got bought by an industry which depends on non-compatibility to maintain market share – and the result is in the next Katrina we aren’t any better off, and even more Americans will die as a result…

Who is the criminal here?

Obviously a move is afoot to clean up the CBC, which has become stagnant, and focused way too much on making money and expensive parties instead of being an effective political bloc. Then there is that foreign issue…

Maxine Waters faces ethics charges

A House panel is preparing to accuse Rep. Maxine Waters of at least one ethics violation in her efforts to help a bank with ties to her husband, and the longtime Los Angeles Democrat plans to fight the charges in a House trial, according to a source familiar with the case.

The allegations were presented Friday to Waters, the source said, speaking on the condition of anonymity because the investigation is confidential.

Waters, an outspoken legislator who has held elective office in Sacramento or Washington for more than three decades, could not be reached Friday night.

The findings on the investigation into Waters by the Office of Congressional Ethics are expected to be made public on Monday.

That office, an independent watchdog created by Congress, referred the matter to the House Ethics Committee. The committee turned the matter over to a panel of two Democratic and two Republican lawmakers who have been conducting their own probe for months.

The allegations come as Rep. Charles B. Rangel (D-N.Y.) faces a House trial on 13 ethics allegations, adding to the political troubles of Democrats confronted with a tough battle to hold onto their House majority in the November midterm election. Rangel, 80, and Waters, 71, are both high-profile, longtime members of the Congressional Black Caucus.

One of Los Angeles’ most enduring black politicians, Waters came under scrutiny last year after Massachusetts-based OneUnited Bank, one of the nation’s largest minority-owned institutions, received $12 million in bailout funds.

The funding came three months after Waters, a senior member of the committee that oversees banking, helped arrange a meeting between officials of the bank, other minority-owned financial institutions and Treasury Department representatives.

Waters’ husband, Sidney Williams, had owned stock in the bank and served on its board.

Waters has previously said that she fully disclosed her husband’s ties to the bank.

She has said her efforts were consistent with her longtime work to promote opportunity for minority-owned businesses and lending in underserved communities, such as her South Central Los Angeles district.

As in Rangel’s case, a bipartisan panel of lawmakers will be formed to hear Waters’ case, probably in the fall, unless she and the committee reach a settlement.

Lawmakers in the past have accepted a reprimand to settle cases. Punishment can be as severe as censure and even expulsion from the House.

 
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Posted by on July 31, 2010 in Stupid Democrat Tricks

 

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Hairspray Addiction and Maxine Waters

Listen to the first 50 seconds of this one, and the only conclusion you came come up with…

Is this woman is on drugs.

WTF is with the “young articulate” bullsquat?

 
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Posted by on December 2, 2009 in The Post-Racial Life

 

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Rep. Waters, Herbert on job creation, tax credits

So many problems – so little time. Republicans really screwed the country the last 8 years – and it is going to take far longer to recover from this mess than it took to create it.

This is a good discussion on The Morning Joe with Bob Herbert and Maxine Waters presenting their views on unemployment, job creation, and what should be done to stimulate the economy

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As discussed in an earlier post on President Obama’s Poll numbers, the economy is now the top concern of 88% of the electorate – making it a far more explosive issue than Health Care. Although real Health Care Reform will undeniably have a positive impact on the economy.

Unemployment numbers are staggering and without significant changes in a number of areas, there is little chance of turning that around anytime soon. In my opinion, one of the “low hanging fruit” to getting at least a part of the economy moving again involves federal contracting. What needs to happen is to break down the existing contracts to big corporations into small contracts. Indeed, by spreading the pie among numerous smaller competitors tens of thousands of new jobs are created. One immediate move would be to cap acquisitions at $25, $50, or $100 million unless there is a clear justification that a mega-purchase is the only way to perform a certain contract.

The second is what I’ll call a “Small Business Bailout”.  The big banks are starting to lend to the big companies (Xerox purchase of ACS, Emmerson/Avocent, 3M, Cisco, etc) – but none of that is filtering down to the small business level where the jobs are created. Instead of giving the banks another $750 billion – start a $750 Billion Small Business Credit and Venture Capital facility, specifically targeted at creating or financing viable, sound small businesses which create jobs.

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Posted by on October 7, 2009 in The Post-Racial Life

 

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