Maxine Waters: We can’t hear legitimate tea-party concerns because they’re drowned out by the fringe

posted at 9:20 pm on April 1, 2010 by Allahpundit

Via the Right Scoop, skip ahead to 3:30 for the relevant bit — although if you do, you’ll miss her horror at the thought of Republicans standing on the balcony of the Capitol to “egg on” protesters. (By which she means, I assume, Michele Bachmann yelling, “No violence, no violence, no violence.”) I’m honestly not sure whether to hold this against her or not. On the one hand, the left never had the tiniest problem hearing principled anti-war voices through the din of “Bush = Hitler!” shrieking. I would hope that the endless polls this year showing Americans worried about expanding government are enough of a megaphone for basic tea party concerns. On the other hand, given the relentless media demagoguery of the movement, can you blame her for tuning them out? That was my point about that Letterman interview: If the only thing you knew about the tea party was what you saw on MSNBC, it would have come as a total revelation. Reason editor Michael Moynihan on the media’s new love affair with Kristallnacht analogies:

Of the 40 references to “eliminationism” in the Times archive, all but one refer to the destruction of European Jewry. The sole standout is Krugman, who, as we have seen, is referencing the Republican Party’s opposition to health care legislation. (Though in fairness to Krugman, this is something of a requirement for those anointed by the Nobel Committee. Nobelist Harold Pinter said that the only comparison one could make to Bush-era America was to that of Nazi Germany.)…

So if the events on Capital Hill were indeed the moral equivalent of a “mini-Kristallnacht,” then questioning this tale of racism is a David Irving-like act, right? Those who wondered about the contradicting claims surrounding the Lewis charge were, naturally, themselves derided as racist. But if the country’s largest newspapers can accuse those assembled to “kill the bill” of being motivated by racial animus, “eliminationism,” Nazism, or old Dixie nostalgia, is it so unfair to ask for verifiable proof?…

And while we are on the topic of 9/11, how quickly we forget that in the editorial rooms and bar rooms of the Bush era, the vapid phrase on the lips of my liberal-minded comrades, repeated like a Maharishi mantra, was that “dissent is patriotic.” Now dissent has become the first indication of incipient fascism and subterranean racism. If [Frank] Rich sees in the current debate the seeds of pogrom, if Krugman sees the rhetoric of “eliminationism,” forget national heath care—we need a national history lesson.

I’m not worried about it. It’s become a cliche, but it’s true: The more hysterical the left gets, the more absurd their hypocrisy seems (see Breitbart’s Twitter feed earlier today for some amusing examples), the less bite there is to the accusations. Sane liberals have tried to explain to them that they’re devaluing their currency by spending too much of it on a movement that’s principally motivated by honest-to-goodness concerns about statism, but by now that’s like trying to “explain” to Pavlov’s dog that he shouldn’t salivate when the bell rings. But enough rambling. After you watch, follow the links at Jesse Walker’s latest post. It’s worth it.

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WOW…Maxine,

“..they were shouting and waving the American flag I find that outrageous.”

Just, wow.

Alden Pyle on April 2, 2010 at 9:28 AM

‘The housing crisis caused by “greedy Wall Street Bankers”‘. I’m sure they were trying to cut their losses after they were intimidated by you and your left wing minions, to loan to people who couldn’t afford the loans. Why didn’t the host ask her to explain that away? And where were you Maxine when Bush and the Republicans warned Congress to do something about Fannie and Freddie? Were you standing with Frwank and Dodd, spewing lies that there was nothing wrong with those two government entities? Why weren’t you and your Dem morons screaming abut the OUTRAGEOUS bonuses being given to the heads of those agencies while they were just bleeding to death? Oh, wait, I believe those CEO types were…ready? Liberal Democrats!!!
Hey Waters…sit down and shut up until you can be honest about YOUR part in this fiasco!

hopefloats on April 2, 2010 at 9:32 AM

That face could turn Medusa’s to stone.

50sGuy on April 2, 2010 at 9:32 AM

If there is ever a “Congressional Hall of Shame and Stupidity”, then Maxine Waters will get in on the first ballot.

albill on April 2, 2010 at 9:56 AM

Speaking of loud and vulgar. . . Maxine Waters is the poster child

kens on April 2, 2010 at 10:00 AM

Stupidest woman in congressional history.

labrat on April 2, 2010 at 10:00 AM

I wonder if I should keep waving that outrage flag in my front yard? Maybe I should stop laughing and having a good time? Perhaps I shouldn’t stop egging on the outrageous ideas of liberty?

I think the only outrageous thing she saw was a civil crowed that showed up in opposition of her outrageous bill.

4d4m on April 2, 2010 at 10:24 AM

These people can’t figure out that the TEA PARTY Votes, and they are disparaging AMERICAN TAX PAYING VOTERS.

Dr Evil on April 2, 2010 at 10:34 AM

Any chance of shipping Maxine off to Guam before it capsizes?

karl9000 on April 2, 2010 at 10:49 AM

‘The housing crisis caused by “greedy Wall Street Bankers”‘. I’m sure they were trying to cut their losses after they were intimidated by you and your left wing minions, to loan to people who couldn’t afford the loans. Why didn’t the host ask her to explain that away? And where were you Maxine when Bush and the Republicans warned Congress to do something about Fannie and Freddie? Were you standing with Frwank and Dodd, spewing lies that there was nothing wrong with those two government entities? Why weren’t you and your Dem morons screaming abut the OUTRAGEOUS bonuses being given to the heads of those agencies while they were just bleeding to death? Oh, wait, I believe those CEO types were…ready? Liberal Democrats!!!
Hey Waters…sit down and shut up until you can be honest about YOUR part in this fiasco!

hopefloats on April 2, 2010 at 9:32 AM

Of course she was. In fact, this video she is one of the first ones spouting how nothing was wrong.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4A0RuXhnQA

ButterflyDragon on April 2, 2010 at 10:55 AM

Stupidest woman in congressional history.

labrat on April 2, 2010 at 10:00 AM

Now wait a minute. Remember Cynthia McKinney? Now that’s some high volume stupid right there.

PappaMac on April 2, 2010 at 10:56 AM

Stupidest woman in congressional history.

labrat on April 2, 2010 at 10:00 AM

I’m sure her bottom line is quite good and she and hers will not want for anything anytime soon.

We may want to redefine “stupid”. Traitors, Commies, crooks, weasels, self-absorbed, petty, ignorant, maybe even manic-depressive.

But “stupid”? Depends upon how one looks at them I suppose.

Dr. ZhivBlago on April 2, 2010 at 11:38 AM

Yes Maxine,

A “liberal all about socializing… taking over and the government running all of your companies.”

Would probably find a bunch of flag waving, freedom loving, small government Americans, outrageous.

Thune on April 2, 2010 at 11:44 AM

So Congresscritter Waters has problems with Republicans supposedly ‘egging on’ tea partiers but has no apparent problem with Sen. Reid supporters EGGING tea partiers in Nevada. Same liberal lies and hypocrisy.

eaglewingz08 on April 2, 2010 at 12:01 PM

Now wait a minute. Remember Cynthia McKinney? Now that’s some high volume stupid right there.

PappaMac on April 2, 2010 at 10:56 AM

Touche.

labrat on April 2, 2010 at 12:42 PM

Not to worry madame waters. you will soon be a real minority and what you do or don’t hear won’t make a tinkers damn! Now shuffle on back to watts and name something else after your dumb ass.

nukeemnow on April 2, 2010 at 1:39 PM

Maxine Waters, you eugenics loving freak…

READ IT AND WEEP!

BobAnthony on April 2, 2010 at 2:25 PM

S.F.N.

Maxine “Room Temperature IQ” is indeed as dim as a 13 watt bulb.

If Maxine and “Quam Tipping Over” congressman sit at one end of Turner field, and 50,000 welfare recipients sit at the other end…

will Turner Field capsize and send these 2 moonbats to the moon?

Let’s give is a try!

Cleveland Steamer on April 2, 2010 at 3:48 PM

Has anyone read of the Democratic corruption going on in Wisconsin NOW??

Cleveland Steamer on April 2, 2010 at 3:50 PM

Just another asshole liberal making excuses for the crap that her party is doing and the response of Americans to that crap. Why is anyone listening to a woman who had a slip of the tongue and said the oil companies need to be socialized…HELLO? IS ANYBODY HOME??

afotia on April 2, 2010 at 4:35 PM

I’m sure her bottom line is quite good and she and hers will not want for anything anytime soon.

We may want to redefine “stupid”. Traitors, Commies, crooks, weasels, self-absorbed, petty, ignorant, maybe even manic-depressive.

But “stupid”? Depends upon how one looks at them I suppose.

Dr. ZhivBlago on April 2, 2010 at 11:38 AM

I understand your point, but I have but one word for you – HOLLYWOOD. Land of the wealthy, the traitor, the commie, the crook, the weasel, the self-absorbed, the petty, the ignorant, the manic-depressive, and the world capitol of…stupidity.

labrat on April 2, 2010 at 5:05 PM

Any chance of shipping Maxine off to Guam before it capsizes?

karl9000 on April 2, 2010 at 10:49 AM

Now hold on. I love Guam and think it can be saved with an appropriately large flotation system.

I’d much rather create a fence around California and let Maxine and her ilk provide for themselves for a change. Suddenly Ms. Waters would find herself as the host for the millions of parasitic victims she has helped spawn.

R Square on April 2, 2010 at 8:05 PM

A recent news article reported that James Brown’s body had been stolen from the grave. I believe he has resurfaced as a congress(man)(woman) from California! Mystery solved. Quit blaming those dozens of children and several wives who claimed his estate! Mystery solved!

Marco on April 2, 2010 at 8:18 PM

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