Frank’s Departure Unleashes Radical Waters

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Few politicians combine ignorance, obstinate self-righteousness, racial demagoguery, and extremism quite as perfectly as the congresswoman from South Central now poised to become a major force shaping federal banking policy.

Rep. Maxine Waters, a longtime cheerleader for Fidel Castro, was only too happy to use the 1992 Los Angeles riots as a political advertisement. She viewed the 53 deaths, thousands of injuries, and $1 billion in property damage as a shining example of participatory democracy. The word riot never escaped her lips. She called the unrest a “rebellion” and “a spontaneous reaction to a lot of injustice and a lot of alienation and frustration.”

Waters then blamed the violence on Republican tax cuts. “The Reagan-Bush administrations have taken away programs that have been very helpful, very empowering,” she told CBS News. “In addition to that, the recession and the tax policies that are allowed for the exportation of jobs to Third World countries for cheap labor—all have caused us to come to the point where we are today—desperation, hopelessness. I lay the blame squarely at the foot of Bush and Reagan.”

With a straight face Waters has accused the CIA of encouraging drug use in the inner cities in order to hurt black Americans.

“She is one of the most self-serving, hate-filled, race-obsessed politicians in America,” says columnist Michelle Malkin. “The Democratic Party doesn’t just embrace her. It kneels at her feet.”

Waters is next in line to take over on the minority side of the powerful House Financial Services Committee.

Barney Frank, the thoroughly corrupt leftist lawmaker, is leaving Congress, freeing up the top Democratic post on the committee.

Frank’s surprise announcement that he won’t seek another term clears the way for another thoroughly corrupt leftist lawmaker, the scandal-plagued Waters of California, to become ranking Democrat on the panel.

It remains to be seen whether the change in the Democratic lineup on the committee that oversees the banking industry will make any difference at all in the day-to-day operations of the panel. In the event Democrats retake the House in the 2012 elections, a possibility that currently seems unlikely, as committee chairman Waters would offer much of the same as Frank offered.

The difference is largely in style. Frank is an intelligent, occasionally witty spokesman for socialism but he is also haughty and arrogant. When I interviewed him in his Capitol Hill office in 2005, the entire time he remained seated at his desk holding his morning newspaper while talking to me. A few times he lowered it slightly so he could scold and lecture me for daring to asking questions he deemed dumb.

Waters is simply an angry thug who could never be accused of thoughtfulness. Waters is Wanda Sykes without a sense of humor.

Both Frank and Waters were content in the decade-long run-up to the mortgage market collapse to pretend nothing was wrong even as signs that a huge bubble was about to burst became impossible to ignore.

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  • StephenD

    Waters is a Dolt. Having her on your side is like having a cartoon character for a lawyer. She will either be told what to do or she will inevitably make an ass out of herself. On her own, she is a fool as are all those that would support her.

    • jacob

      Yes but as the writter points out, if she ever gets to be the head knocker at this
      Congress committee rest assured she will be more dangerous at that post
      than a monkey holding a stright-edge razor…..

  • tagalog

    I don't mind Maxine Waters referring to the Rodney King riots in L.A. as a "rebellion," as long as Maxine Water doesn't mind recognizing that the most usual tactic a government employs when a rebellion occurs is to call out the army and give the rebels a "whiff of grapeshot."

    • mrbean

      Rodney King got roughed up a little for being a thug (been arrested 4 times simce on felonies) but there were 50 people killed and over 300 serious injured in the Chimpout riots that followed and Congresssow Maxine's comments at the time were "You have to understand our rage." Racist hag needs to be locked up for her family congressional felonies.

  • Steve Chavez

    How can the likes of Waters and Pelosi keep getting elected? I lay part of the blame on the toothless State Republican Party. They seem to give up and don't try at all. They have at least two years to find that one person who is capable of dethroning these hags.

    Aren't any Republicans in the State Houses capable, bright, and who have a personality to take them on?

    Amazing too that the supporters of Fidel Castro don't stay in Cuba to help him change his colostomy bag!

    • sedoanman

      One would think the Republican majority in the House would have refused to seat her after the last election. But I guess one would be wrong.

      • mrbean

        accomodate her with a seat and then ignore her.

  • BS77

    Waters, Frank…whatever…what gets me is the people who keep electing these jerks. Talk about ignorant !!

  • tanstaafl

    "Vox populi, Vox dei."

    • StephenD

      Vos cannot servo utriusque Mammon quod Deus.

  • winoceros

    Yes, the woman who decided to single-handedly arrange for a $12 million bailout from Treasury for her own husband's bank (Remember One United?), and then got caught, and then claimed that the meeting was for "all minority banks," is now the woman in line for a leadership position.

    Are you people in SoCal out of your minds? Why do you tolerate this criminal?

    • Questions

      It's not all of Southern California who are the culprits. It's her overwhelmingly black district. How many times must I say it? Blacks always support their own.

      • winoceros

        I know. I lived in San Diego. But there has got to be some people in California who are, you know, normal and can point out her corruption and help these people disinfect.

        Look at the work Star Parker does for the black community. What a shame. She keeps them all down.

      • Ghostwriter

        I'm sorry,but that's not a fair thing to say. There are probably black people who don't like Waters as much as you do.

      • johnnywoods

        You may not be old enough to remember Adam Clayton Powell but you surely remember Charlie Rangel. Are you beginning to get the picture?

  • mrbean

    What would Richard Pryor have said? Gawd dat beetch dun sho beez butt ugly!

  • BLJ

    Maxine Waters. What a joke. She is a racist shakedown artist and a hater of America as well.

    People like her make me sick. I wish she would go alope with her boyfriend Castro. Let Cuba have her.

  • Questions

    "Wanda Sykes without a sense of humor" — I like that.

  • mrbean

    I will not miss "The Great Cornholio!