Waters: Protesters should be probed for “racist” thoughts

posted at 5:12 pm on September 16, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

To be fair, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) suggested that the media probe Obama critics for their latent racism, not the government, but in the end she’s sure it’s there.  The Hill reports that Waters identifies racists by their use of the term “ObamaCare”, which would apparently include me.  Gee, when I called it HillaryCare in 1993, was that racist too?

The media should investigate the racial views of conservative activists like the ones who descended on Washington last weekend, one liberal congresswoman said Wednesday.

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) said that it’s not enough for African-Americans to levy allegations of racism against the right-leaning protesters, and that the media must look into their views.

“I want those people talked to; I want them interviewed,” Waters told the liberal Bill Press Radio show in a podcast. “I want journalists to be all over those rallies and the marches with the birthers and the teabaggers.”

“What I’m looking for is the very people who carry the signs who are referring to the policies in very, very strange ways like ‘Obamacare’ and ‘Barry Obamacare with Kennedy,’” she said. “What I’ve been interested in is hearing from those people that everybody’s referring to — everybody on the Mall, in the rally.”

So let’s get this straight.  Calling Obama’s overhaul of the American health-care system “ObamaCare” is evidence of some kind of bigotry, either latent or overt.  Calling protesters “teabaggers,” on the other hand, is — what, exactly?  Wit?  Sophomoric humor?  A complete ignorance of American history?

Waters needn’t worry about the media.  MS-NBC practically has recast itself as the Thought Police Network, with interminable paranoid segments about latent racism in the opposition to Barack Obama and the Democrats.  Jimmy Carter’s own huge double standard on criticism has gotten plenty of play on all the networks.  The Department of Homeland Security managed to plow the ground for this attack in its execrable report on “right-wing extremism,” which managed to avoid identifying any violent groups but instead painted opponents to abortion and illegal immigration with a broad brush as extremists.

Click on the image below to listen to Waters’ giggly reference to “teabaggers.”  And click here to read more on how the House ethics panel has extended a probe into Waters’ push for a bank bailout that benefited her family.


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It’s racist bcs Barak Obama really means ni&&er in code-speak.

Badger40 on September 17, 2009 at 10:26 AM

Ed, HillaryCare opposition was sexism not racism.

“There’s a fine line between stupid and clever.” Spinal Tap

mamagetsamini on September 17, 2009 at 10:31 AM

Rep. Jackson is truly one of the biggest racists around. She loaths any other race other than those of her color.

Those of her ilk will always claim they are repressed and discriminated against because of the color of their dermis. The amount of repression and discrimination is based on level of paranoia that can be instilled within their own race.

All one needs to make such a claim is the power of observation. Look around and listen to Rep. Jackson actions, and show U.S. a point where she has a positive thing to say about anyone she does not agree with or who has not lined her bank account with cash.

She is a servant, as a U.S. Representative, and she uses this position (public servant) to demonstrate she is being repressed and discriminated against, therefore she claims she and all of her dermis are entitled to anything they want just because.

Demoncrates have simply convinced a large segment of the population they entitled to anything without having to do anything to earn it, because Rep. Jackson and others of her ilk can enslave those not possessing a sufficient amount of melanin to join their club.

MSGTAS on September 17, 2009 at 10:35 AM

She doesn’t even realize that “birthers” are democrat retards?

vegasguy on September 17, 2009 at 10:40 AM

CRAZZZZZYY

reshas1 on September 17, 2009 at 11:30 AM

“I want those people talked to; I want them interviewed,” Waters told the liberal Bill Press Radio show in a podcast. “I want journalists to be all over those rallies… ”

Just this much of the statement, I can agree with.
The rallies (in Washington, and around the country, were the most undercovered event in recent history.

Some coverage, and a real discussion with the particpants, would be nice.

massrighty on September 17, 2009 at 1:07 PM

Hag

Bruce Hendrix on September 17, 2009 at 1:38 PM

Uh, Maxine?
You need one of these?

pabarge on September 17, 2009 at 3:33 PM

Does she get to intimidate American Citizens? I mean it sounds like she is threatening free people, who have rights under the Constitution. I think she might be over reaching a tad. We have rights as American Citizens, American Taxpayers and American Voters. I don’t think she gets she isn’t the KGB or does she think that’s how it works, the fringe media is her Pravda? Someone might want to look into whether she can be sued for I don’t know voter intimidation maybe?

Dr Evil on September 17, 2009 at 5:48 PM

Waters keeps spouting off about teabaggers but I tell you what, she is what I call a three bagger. One for you, and two for her in case the first one falls off. What a truly disgusting human being.

jistincase on September 17, 2009 at 7:05 PM

this from an undeniable racist.

proconstitution on September 17, 2009 at 10:53 PM

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