Wow: Maxine Waters chooses to face House ethics trial too

posted at 9:42 pm on July 30, 2010 by Allahpundit

Gosh, if only there were a second high-profile narrative-reinforcing ethics trial just before the midterms which the GOP could use to bludgeon the Most Ethical Congress Ever. And if only it, like Rangel’s trial, promised to be an identity-politics hot potato, guaranteeing maximum squirming from The One and Madam Speaker.

Ah well, too much to ask. Or is it?

The back-to-back trials of a pair of black lawmakers represent an unprecedented use of an ethics adjudication system that has rarely been used by House members accused of breaking House rules…

POLITICO first reported earlier this week that the committee was expected to unveil its charges against Waters before leaving town for the recess.

Her decision to go to trial appears to have postponed the release of the committee’s formal charging document, called a “Statement of Alleged Violation.”…

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus have complained that the OCE has unfairly and disproportionately targeted them, and many have signed onto a legislative effort to de-fang the office.

Smart play by Waters to force a trial. With the Rangel case already on the national radar and the CBC unhappy that its members are in the crosshairs, she probably figures, with good reason, that it’s unlikely the ethics committee will come down hard on her. Which raises the question: Can this clusterfark get any worse for Democrats? My friends, it can.

[A] person close to the Rangel tells POLITICO the embattled Democrat “doesn’t give a damn about what the president thinks about this” and won’t step down…

One member of the Congressional Black Caucus, also speaking on condition of anonymity, expressed bitterness that the president would turn publicly on Rangel, a decorated Korean War combat veteran.

“Charlie Rangel has served our nation with honor and distinction for more than four decades — before I was born and the President was a twinkle in his parents’ eye,” the CBC member said of a career in public service dating back to Rangel’s days in the Army.

“He should be treated with honor and respect,” the member said, referring to Rangel’s work promoting equal rights for African Americans. “In fact Mr. Rangel made my service in Congress and Mr. Obama’s presidency possible.”

That’s a response to The One delivering the Corleone kiss of death to Rangel a few hours ago, natch. Exit question: How deep must the fracture be right now between the CBC and the Dem leadership if Maxine Waters is willing to force ethics back into the headlines by choosing a trial? She knows it’s poisonous for the party this close to the election and she’s doing it anyway. Amazing.


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There’s no down side for her

Tony Soprano on July 30, 2010 at 9:42 PM

It’s obvious that BLACK Congressional members are to be treated DIFFERENTLY.

Exit question: If the CBC is so concerned with past service in the military, perhaps they can explain the treatment of another thief, Randy Cunningham. Oh, wait! My bad! Cunningham was WHITE.

Forget it. Sorry.

GarandFan on July 30, 2010 at 9:45 PM

She wants to go forward because she has secured the final result . She wouldn’t be doing it if she didn’t know how it was crafted to end.

macncheez on July 30, 2010 at 9:46 PM

Well I hope it’s a nice slow acting miserable poison.

Lincoln Cadillac on July 30, 2010 at 9:46 PM

Waters used to be my rep in Los Angeles…..a trial couldn’t happen to a madder cow.

HBowmanMD on July 30, 2010 at 9:47 PM

Yeah, wow, willing to face an ethics “trial” when the apparent punishment is a wrist slap.

Bishop on July 30, 2010 at 9:48 PM

Who lit the fuse on her tampon…

Hog Wild on July 30, 2010 at 9:48 PM

he won’ do it, as for Waters, she is truly reprehensible.

rob verdi on July 30, 2010 at 9:49 PM

Wow two race cards in the same deck!! They’ll blame their misfortune on Obama being half white.

MaiDee on July 30, 2010 at 9:50 PM

Maybe Maxine would feel better if Barney Frank was put on trail with her.

GarandFan on July 30, 2010 at 9:50 PM

Is Obama just stumbling around here, or is he trying to look tough by taking on candidates he knows are in no danger? He obviously isn’t going to alienate the black vote.

sharrukin on July 30, 2010 at 9:50 PM

How deep must the fracture be right now between the CBC and the Dem leadership if Maxine Waters is willing to force ethics back into the headlines by choosing a trial?

Maxine Waters is untouchable in her district. This is a power play on her part. Even bad press will put her in a good light among her constituents.

The Race Card on July 30, 2010 at 9:53 PM

Maybe Waters thinks they can play the persecution card to whip up black turnout in November. Or maybe she really is as stupid as she sounds.

BuzzCrutcher on July 30, 2010 at 9:54 PM

“The back-to-back trials of a pair of black mongrel lawmakers represent an unprecedented use of an ethics adjudication system that has rarely been used by House members accused of breaking House rules…”

Fixed it for ya’…

What I hope for at the trial?

… This.

Seven Percent Solution on July 30, 2010 at 9:55 PM

What a mongrel.

SouthernGent on July 30, 2010 at 9:55 PM

How deep must the fracture be right now between the CBC and the Dem leadership if Maxine Waters is willing to force ethics back into the headlines by choosing a trial? She knows it’s poisonous for the party this close to the election and she’s doing it anyway. Amazing.

It isn’t “amazing”. She doesn’t care. It’s about power, race and money. And Big Max is going to throw in the gender card. Good times! She won’t give a damn about Zip, either. If the administration panicked over Sherrod, this will give them the vapors for days. Listening to Gibbs being questioned will be a treat.

Quick! Grab the smelling salts and tissues!!

Cody1991 on July 30, 2010 at 9:57 PM

Couldn’t happen to a nicer lady. She is really loathsome.

I have to wonder about all the Clinton connections with the CBCers. They are/were all HUGE Bubba supporters during impeachment, and were all late to support Obama because they all supported Hillary. Maybe they have some behind the scenes support from Billary in this? After all, I do expect Rangel to be at the big shindig this weekend, and the Os weren’t invited.

lizzie beth on July 30, 2010 at 9:59 PM

is this happening…..?

ted c on July 30, 2010 at 9:59 PM

I’m not buying any of this.

These “trials” will amount to nothing more than farce. The CBC is already throwing out the race card and will want to know why only black congress critters are being tried. The democrats and their lapdog media control the narrative, as usual, and will explain that the charges are actually quite trivial. Rangle and Waters will escape with a tsk-tsk and a slap on the wrist–their congressional seats intact.

IrishEi on July 30, 2010 at 9:59 PM

Maxine Waters is untouchable in her district. This is a power play on her part. Even bad press will put her in a good light among her constituents.

The Race Card on July 30, 2010 at 9:53 PM

Yeah and that is truly sad isn’t it.

Dire Straits on July 30, 2010 at 9:59 PM

Waters guilty = LA burns

Mark1971 on July 30, 2010 at 9:59 PM

This is just sad and ugly. I guess we’ll see what, if anything, has changed in the African American community since OJ.
Randy

williars on July 30, 2010 at 10:00 PM

heh! tony soprano gets the lead off comment. thanks T!

ted c on July 30, 2010 at 10:00 PM

Maxine Waters is untouchable in her district. This is a power play on her part. Even bad press will put her in a good light among her constituents.

The Race Card on July 30, 2010 at 9:53 PM

This is so “Mad Max” can get her mug in the news and scream ‘racist attack’. Her contituency will eat it up.

thomasaur on July 30, 2010 at 10:01 PM

is this on purpose? are these two trying to make this race issue a festering pustule that will finally come to the surface? this is really, really weir.d

ted c on July 30, 2010 at 10:01 PM

What a mongrelette.

SouthernGent on July 30, 2010 at 9:55 PM

FTFY

Ugly on July 30, 2010 at 10:01 PM

Yup. A win, win for Maxine.

She rallies her constituents around her, gets some good racial grand standing in to force the white eunichs on the committee to back down on any real punishment and comes out the oppressed heroine.

The story is written, why go through the motions?

rickyricardo on July 30, 2010 at 10:02 PM

At the risk of sounding racist….

I’ll have my popcorn with caramel.

Kini on July 30, 2010 at 10:02 PM

Drain the Swamp.

CWforFreedom on July 30, 2010 at 10:02 PM

I said in the Rangel thread that Obama’s words would just infuriate him.

INC on July 30, 2010 at 10:04 PM

is this on purpose? are these two trying to make this race issue a festering pustule that will finally come to the surface? this is really, really weir.d

ted c on July 30, 2010 at 10:01 PM

You mean instigate some kind of ethnic riots or unrest and make the post-racial President more precious to the sensitive folks?

sharrukin on July 30, 2010 at 10:04 PM

The more the merrier. There must be another couple of hundred that need investigating. Then, when they are done with the WH………

GnuBreed on July 30, 2010 at 10:05 PM

“This liberal is all about socializing…………..basically taking over your business” -Maxine Waters

Current day fascists like Waters aren’t afraid of a simpering ethics trial.

Aquateen Hungerforce on July 30, 2010 at 10:05 PM

I think the Democrats know these ethics trials are bad news for them right before an election. However, I also believe they have full faith that ACORN will pull out the election win for them come November.

ramrants on July 30, 2010 at 10:05 PM

You mean instigate some kind of ethnic riots or unrest and make the post-racial President more precious to the sensitive folks?

sharrukin on July 30, 2010 at 10:04 PM

yes, something along those lines…

ted c on July 30, 2010 at 10:06 PM

people like rangel and waters will have to be dragged kicking and screaming from their perch at the public trough….

ted c on July 30, 2010 at 10:07 PM

That crazy House Ethnics Committee just loves to hand out those wet-noodle whacks, doesn’t it?

Aunt Esther Maxine will face the same punishment as Rangel: none. This will be old news and forgotten within a week.

One standard for Joe Barton, another for genuine felons. Is Erich Holder advising the House committee, too?

MrScribbler on July 30, 2010 at 10:08 PM

I wonder what the heck she did. Probably some kind of election finance violation, which seems easy to step into these days.

Anyway, more to come?

AnninCA on July 30, 2010 at 10:08 PM

ok–I’m going to have to call BS on this. We have spent the last several weeks with race card after race card being thrown—both effectively and ineffectively. Rangel cops to a wrist slap and uses the whole incident to bludgeon everyone on all the things he’s done from fightin’ the Chinese to fightin’ for Harlem. Cue up Maxine who’ll dredge up some similar shmuckish crapola and the race card will be thrown down like a big dog for the week to come. This is strange—Dems control congress and their trying this approach of win-by-losing or something. If they weren’t, then why the hell are both of these cases coming out now…..it’s too fortuitous for them. It’s a racial pot being stirred hotter and faster….can you see it?

ted c on July 30, 2010 at 10:11 PM

Waters’ case revolves around allegations that she improperly intervened with federal regulators to help a bank that her husband owned stock in and on whose board he once served.

“Congresswoman Waters has chosen to go through an adjudicatory subcommittee hearing, rather than accept any of the counts from the investigative subcommittee,”

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0710/40489.html#ixzz0vDp2rTSd
she was framed!!!!

thomasaur on July 30, 2010 at 10:12 PM

AnninCA on July 30, 2010 at 10:08 PM

Funneling money into a bank her hubby was a board member of.

Dire Straits on July 30, 2010 at 10:13 PM

Better now than when the GOP takes over in January!

barnone on July 30, 2010 at 10:13 PM

This is just sad and ugly. I guess we’ll see what, if anything, has changed in the African American community since OJ.
Randy

williars on July 30, 2010 at 10:00 PM

Who makes up the white community? Who are the white leaders?

The Race Card on July 30, 2010 at 10:15 PM

I wonder what the heck she did. Probably some kind of election finance violation, which seems easy to step into these days.

Anyway, more to come?

AnninCA on July 30, 2010 at 10:08 PM

The usual. Play political favors to banks that her husband and other family members financially benefited from.

Electrongod on July 30, 2010 at 10:15 PM

It’s a racial pot being stirred hotter and faster….can you see it?

ted c on July 30, 2010 at 10:11 PM

Just can’t quite see the payoff for them.

That does bring up the question of who sent Breitbart that video clip and why the NAACP acted so oddly when in the past they just denied everything until caught red-handed.

sharrukin on July 30, 2010 at 10:15 PM

Funneling money into a bank her hubby was a board member of.

Dire Straits on July 30, 2010 at 10:13 PM

So now the democrats investigate her for not sharing the loot..

the_nile on July 30, 2010 at 10:16 PM

So, this whole reparations thing; can we call it paid in full now?

Electrongod on July 30, 2010 at 10:16 PM

When you know your opponent is losing….

Do not step in and help them.

They’ve determined their destiny

Kini on July 30, 2010 at 10:17 PM

Funneling money into a bank her hubby was a board member of.

Dire Straits on July 30, 2010 at 10:13 PM

Dastardly deeds indeed. I think it’s great that she and Rangel are getting hit at the same time.

MW gives new meaning to the word “entitled.” Perhaps this double takedown will earn Republicans some interested eyes from the left and center.

The Race Card on July 30, 2010 at 10:18 PM

Who listened to Laura Ingraham today? She had a nice segment about the section of the Financial Reform Bill called the “Maxine Waters Race and Gender Equality Provisions” for businesses that Maxine wrote herself and Scott Brown, Olympia Snowe, and Susan Collins voted for. I know for a fact Olympia Snowe claims she wasn’t aware it was there, and she should be horse whipped now for not having turned to that chapter first.

Marcus on July 30, 2010 at 10:20 PM

Bruce Brown is the Republican candidate who is running against Maxine Waters in California’s 35th District.

Find out more about Bruce Brown at his campaign website:
http://www.bbrownforcongress.com/

An ethics trial should certainly make this race more interesting.

Republican candidates need to be prepared to take advantage of every opportunity. Just because Maxine Waters has been untouchable in the past doesn’t necesarily mean that she is untouchable in 2010. Anything is possible in 2010!

wren on July 30, 2010 at 10:21 PM

Maxine at her best!

d1carter on July 30, 2010 at 10:21 PM

So, this whole reparations thing; can we call it paid in full now?

Electrongod on July 30, 2010 at 10:16 PM

This is only true if you’re the kind of person who think of Black Americans as a monolith. If you presume MW’s well being to be linked to any potential gains “reparations” might bring.

You can’t even see how bigoted your line of thinking is, can you?

I know, I know, you guys. I should not have brought up race. It’s my fault the GOP, TP, Birthers, JBS etc are perceived as bigots. My bad.

The Race Card on July 30, 2010 at 10:22 PM

Perhaps this double takedown will earn Republicans some interested eyes from the left and center.

The Race Card on July 30, 2010 at 10:18 PM

Never underestimate the ability of the Republican party to find the only pile of s#!t in a rose garden and step in it.

thomasaur on July 30, 2010 at 10:22 PM

Just can’t quite see the payoff for them.

That does bring up the question of who sent Breitbart that video clip and why the NAACP acted so oddly when in the past they just denied everything until caught red-handed.

sharrukin on July 30, 2010 at 10:15 PM

Nor can I. I hope there is none, but a little voice tells me that they do see some way through this. I hope that’s not the case and it is merely we are watching them implode all over the place.

ted c on July 30, 2010 at 10:22 PM

Time to play another round of the race card game I’d guess

wubu on July 30, 2010 at 10:23 PM

Maxine at her best!

d1carter on July 30, 2010 at 10:21 PM

Makes me miss The Sage. There was no better antidote for Maxine Waters than Larry Elder.

The Race Card on July 30, 2010 at 10:24 PM

The back-to-back trials of a pair of black lawmakers lawbreakers represent an unprecedented use of an ethics adjudication system that has rarely been used by House members accused of breaking House rules…

Fixed! Go, Maxine of Arc.

BuckeyeSam on July 30, 2010 at 10:25 PM

The Race Card on July 30, 2010 at 10:24 PM

Wow! I agree one hundred percent.

d1carter on July 30, 2010 at 10:26 PM

Makes me miss The Sage. There was no better antidote for Maxine Waters than Larry Elder.

The Race Card on July 30, 2010 at 10:24 PM

Amen Brother!!

thomasaur on July 30, 2010 at 10:26 PM

Never underestimate the ability of the Republican party to find the only pile of s#!t in a rose garden and step in it.

thomasaur on July 30, 2010 at 10:22 PM

I would pay big $$$ to a well-organized GOP effort to rehab the party brand. Democratic “ethics” is a great jump-off!

The Race Card on July 30, 2010 at 10:27 PM

“Charlie Rangel has served our nation with honor and distinction for more than four decades — before I was born and the President was a twinkle in his parents’ eye,” the CBC member said of a career in public service dating back to Rangel’s days in the Army.

So what? Randy “Duke” Cunningham has the Navy Cross and he is doing time. If you are breaking the law, you should go to jail just like those you claim to rule, er…serve.

The Opinionator on July 30, 2010 at 10:28 PM

The Race Card on July 30, 2010 at 10:27 PM

OK, what did you do with the bad The Race Card?

I’m expecting a The Race Card v The Race Card smackdown cage match any time now.

notropis on July 30, 2010 at 10:31 PM

You can’t even see how bigoted your line of thinking is, can you?

The Race Card on July 30, 2010 at 10:22 PM

Here’s the thing. We have come to an age where any skin color can achieve anything in this country, including corruption and extorting taxpayers money. The playing field has been leveled. Has been for a while now.

Electrongod on July 30, 2010 at 10:32 PM

The playing field has been leveled. Has been for a while now.

Electrongod on July 30, 2010 at 10:32 PM

What does that have to do with your bigoted statement?

thomasaur on July 30, 2010 at 10:34 PM

ted c on July 30, 2010 at 10:11 PM

Both of these crooks deserve far worse than what they will ever experience. Political maneuvering? Probably. This administration is always about politics. Same with BP. It doesn’t matter what the circumstances are, the situation has to be exploited.

BO is racist, and everyone knows it even if they’re not saying so. It started with the Cambridge cops, got worse with Ft. Hood, and now everyone knows that he’s a BLT advocate. Nothing gets him into high gear unless it’s a racial issue.

That said, if he tosses Charlie or Max under the bus it’s simply a ploy to give the impression that he’s “post-racial.”

It doesn’t matter what antics he gets up to. People have got his number, and they don’t like the Chicago, thug tactics. It doesn’t work on a national scale.

Cody1991 on July 30, 2010 at 10:34 PM

sharrukin on July 30, 2010 at 10:15 PM

ted c on July 30, 2010 at 10:22 PM

Jay Tea of Wizbang! mused on that same question, and his post Rushing To Judgment paints a plausible picture as to why both Obambi and the NAACP spooked so easily. Makes for great reading.

Wanderlust on July 30, 2010 at 10:35 PM

Electrongod on July 30, 2010 at 10:32 PM

You’re white, right, because everyone here at HA is white which means you are a bigot for saying anything about race.

Don’t ask me how I know you are white, I just know. In fact I’m white too whether or not I really am. Just go with it and accept that you are a bigot because only a white bigot would use apparently bigoted language.

*whew*

I hope I didn’t sound like a bigot.

Bishop on July 30, 2010 at 10:39 PM

Where does the NAACP come down on Rangel and Waters? Inquiring minds…

Pablo on July 30, 2010 at 10:40 PM

wanderlust. thanks for that link. very helpful.+2

ted c on July 30, 2010 at 10:40 PM

I hope I didn’t sound like a bigot.

Bishop on July 30, 2010 at 10:39 PM

No, you sound like an ignorant “mongrel.”

Sue me! O-))

Cody1991 on July 30, 2010 at 10:44 PM

Cody1991 on July 30, 2010 at 10:44 PM

The proper term is “mutt”, regardless of what PBHO said.

You bigot.

Bishop on July 30, 2010 at 10:46 PM

I wonder what the heck she did. Probably some kind of election finance violation

Ah, you underestimate the overwhelming power of stupidity.

hillbillyjim on July 30, 2010 at 10:47 PM

Jay Tea of Wizbang! mused on that same question, and his post Rushing To Judgment paints a plausible picture as to why both Obambi and the NAACP spooked so easily. Makes for great reading.

Wanderlust on July 30, 2010 at 10:35 PM

I think back to Rev Wright and other episodes and I gotta say that does quite ring true. It was too quick. I mean we are talking hours, not days.

sharrukin on July 30, 2010 at 10:50 PM

Is Soetoro black?

BHO Jonestown on July 30, 2010 at 10:50 PM

She ain’t no white man’s (rhymes with itch)

wepeople on July 30, 2010 at 10:50 PM

oh please…..crazy Maxine only cares about crazy Maxine. she’ll do anything to protect her seat….and the CBC is nothing but on old, ever more toothless coalition of tired race-hustlers.

Business as usual….nothing to see here.

Tim_CA on July 30, 2010 at 10:53 PM

Thieves playing the victim card? Who would have guessed it?

Hening on July 30, 2010 at 10:55 PM

“There is a North and South Vietnam living side by side in peace”. Does this statement violate the Stupidity Ethics Clause?

Darn. A trifecta would have been nice.

ziggyville on July 30, 2010 at 10:56 PM

Let her do it. Then resurrect John Murtha’s history and you’ve got three folks very close to Nancy with the Botox face.

either orr on July 30, 2010 at 11:01 PM

Racial politics is kinda backfiring on the Demorats this year, isn’t it?

By the way, when will ANY Black leader stop yakking about “voting rights” and start urging voter responsibility? Black districts elect a bunch of crooks, extremists and idiots. You’d think more Blacks would be embarrassed by that.

WannabeAnglican on July 30, 2010 at 11:06 PM

Maxine Waters is saving her bacon. Face a wrist slap from her colleagues or face a GOP lead congress that will put her on the front page for weeks at a time over the next two years? And she will get away with it. Hell this might start an avalanche of dirty Democrats in safe districts offering themselves up for an “ethics probe.” Pathetic

Theworldisnotenough on July 30, 2010 at 11:08 PM

“One member … expressed bitterness that the president would turn publicly on Rangel.”

I guess Bill Clinton was the first black president, and the only.

G. Charles on July 30, 2010 at 11:11 PM

I wonder what the heck she did. Probably some kind of election finance violation, which seems easy to step into these days.

Anyway, more to come?

AnninCA on July 30, 2010 at 10:08 PM

Maxine Waters had Barney Frank send Bail Out/TARP money to a bank (OneUnited) that Maxine’s hubby was the director; which the couple made a money off the bank stock.

TN Mom on July 30, 2010 at 11:17 PM

An “Honest-Democrat-Politician” is an oxy-moron. They sure take care of their own, unashamedly at that….

DL13 on July 30, 2010 at 11:25 PM

What downside? Maxine knows exactly what she’s doing. This will energize the Black vote. Believe me, this is being touted as an act of racism and Maxine and Charlie are nothing but victims.

Bank on it.

ButterflyDragon on July 30, 2010 at 11:27 PM

Um… Soetoro is black?

BHO Jonestown on July 30, 2010 at 11:27 PM

Charlie, Maxine and the rest know Barack isn’t down with the struggle. He should walk a few miles in their shoes.

So, Mr. President, how’s that whole group identity/racial divide thing working out for you?

SukieTawdry on July 30, 2010 at 11:28 PM

“One member … expressed bitterness that the president would turn publicly on Rangel.”

I guess Bill Clinton was the first black president, and the only.

G. Charles on July 30, 2010 at 11:11 PM

He was the penumtimate Black president..

KZnextzone on July 30, 2010 at 11:35 PM

penultimate

D*mn these new fangled keyboards

KZnextzone on July 30, 2010 at 11:35 PM

To Obama, nobody is more important than Obama. Mad Max and Wriggling Rangle have to go.

faraway on July 30, 2010 at 11:37 PM

It’s time for African American communities in this country to realize that the “disrespect” they accuse others of exhibiting towards them has its foundations in stories like this. No matter how egregious the actions, no matter how much proof exists that these Congress critters are on the take and out to enrich themselves at the taxpayers expense, they keep getting re-elected with huge majorities year after year after year. Just once I would like to see an African American district rise up and push to elect a person of character and proven honesty instead of one of these career crooks. Then I will give that community the respect they feel they are not getting now, for they will have earned it. Re-electing the likes of Rangel and Waters invites the scorn of many, and rightly so.

oldoldbabs on July 30, 2010 at 11:39 PM

Moron see, moron do.

griv on July 30, 2010 at 11:46 PM

Odd the CBC is now concerned about TWO black Congress people in trouble. They didn’t seem to mind when it was WHITE conservative Congress people in trouble.

GarandFan on July 30, 2010 at 11:57 PM

He obviously isn’t going to alienate the black vote.

dhunter on July 30, 2010 at 11:59 PM

The White House has announced that they knew about this all along and, in fact, they are the one’s who asked her to seek a trial and further embarrass the party. The President also says that he is the one who asked Mr. Rangel and Ms. Waters to tell him to go suck an orange.

Press Secretary Gibbs, in responding to questions on the subject, smirked (or is that just his prune face) and replied that the President has been on this since Day One.

Gibbs was quoted as saying, “This is all a bunch of silly silliness and it will soon blow over, because the President has told it to.”

IndieDogg on July 31, 2010 at 12:02 AM

Is Obama just stumbling around here, or is he trying to look tough by taking on candidates he knows are in no danger? He obviously isn’t going to alienate the black vote.

sharrukin on July 30, 2010 at 9:50 PM

Obama has nothing to lose here by playin tough with the black congresscritters. As has been pointed out repeatedly these two would get reelected if the bodies of four year olds were found in their car trucks with a video showing they did it.
But Obama is desperate to shore up some demographic other than blacks as the others are leavin in droves!

Same with Pelosi she is banking on short memories and the Dinosaur media to show she was serious about drainin the swamp so pick a couple of unbeatables and beat them up a little and she looks like a reformer and they gain street credes.
I just wonder what those internal poll numbers look like they must be really horrific!

dhunter on July 31, 2010 at 12:07 AM

They just want to get this out of the way before a possible GOP takeover of Congress. In which case their asses would be out the door.

ddrintn on July 31, 2010 at 12:19 AM

Our chance to get rid of Socialist Waters?

Blue Collar Todd on July 31, 2010 at 12:31 AM

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