Video: Maxine Waters says the Tea Party can go straight to hell

posted at 2:45 pm on August 22, 2011 by Tina Korbe

Our lovely liberal legislators just can’t seem to stop. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) this weekend informed the world just where she thinks Debbie Wasserman Schultz’ Tea Party “tyrants” and Vice President Joe Biden’s Tea Party “terrorists” belong:

Rep. Maxine Waters continued to make waves during the summer recess, telling a town hall meeting that “the tea party can go straight to hell.”

“This is a tough game. You can’t be intimidated. You can’t be frightened. And as far as I’m concerned — the tea party can go straight to hell,” Waters said, according to Los Angeles television station KABC.

The remarks came at a “Kitchen Table Summit” in Inglewood Saturday night attended by more than a thousand people. Waters’ comments came on the heels of questions about unemployment and the economy.

Her remarks followed a week in which her name figured prominently in discussion, first as she expressed outrage that President Obama’s jobs tour did not specifically target the black community, which has disproportionately suffered from the unemployment problem, and then as Rep. Allen West referred to her as a “boss” or “overseer” on the “plantation” of the Democratic Party.

The most recent hyperbolic rhetoric compromises what little credibility Waters possesses (and, as an aside, I wish West would stop allowing himself to be sucked into the circles of dysfunction that surround DWS and Waters!), but, more importantly, they underscore an important obstacle to real progress on the debt, deficit and jobs front. Democrats and Republicans — and the Tea Party — continue to talk past each other, with Democrats insisting that tax hikes be a part of any deficit reduction package, Republicans trying to hold the line against taxes and Tea Partiers pushing for ever-deeper spending cuts. The demonization in all directions does nothing to help. This is not a call for a “new tone,” which is really code for “no one else may criticize, while I can say whatever I want.” But this is a call for a debate about the real, underlying issueWhat size of government is optimal for human flourishing?

It’s well-documented that earned success makes for a happier life than handouts. But the attitude on display this weekend at the event at which Waters employed such choice words against the Tea Party suggested plenty of Americans profoundly misunderstand that fact. The first concerned voter featured in the video actually says proudly that she wants to flip the slogan and ask what her country can do for her.

And that Waters would say the TP should go to h-e-double-hockey-sticks suggests she, too, thinks it’s unconscionable to ask the government to do less. But what does it mean to ask the government to do less? It means to ask the government to take less money from the pockets of small-business-owners and other wage-earners, to allow those small-business owners to hire more workers and those wage-earners to keep and spend their earnings in such a way as to naturally stimulate the economy. In other words, Waters misses the point: Both she and the Tea Party want a government that contributes to human flourishing. But Waters thinks the way to that is to tax more and to spend more.

In reality, even if the government could give a job to every single unemployed person in the country, that wouldn’t solve the true crisis our country faces: The crisis of personal responsibility and of looking to the government for solutions. Nor would it make our nation happy.

Fortunately, that’s not an option because, as Jay Carney says, “The White House doesn’t create jobs” anyway.

All the factions at play in the debt and jobs debate presumably want the same results: A nation of happy workers, to put it simplistically. But whereas some think the government could actually create that, others know the private sector pulls the weight of the economy. They know, in other words, that happiness — like everything else in life — isn’t free. It has to be pursued. And that’s what the Declaration said after all, wasn’t it? Not that we have a right to be happy — but that we have a right to pursue happiness.

As far as I’m concerned, that’s what the Tea Party stands for — and, if Waters wants to damn it for that, so be it. But she’d better recognize a hell of hard workers earning their own success would actually be far happier than a nanny state heaven.

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you first maxie…………

RealMc on August 22, 2011 at 5:08 PM

Maxine obviously did not get the memo from Barry about ‘toning down the rhetoric’.

Yes, and he was even caught on camera last week stating he was hoping that the rhetoric would be toned down.

So I am SURE we will hear the president issuing a rebuke of Rep. Waters statement any minute now. ;)

humdinger on August 22, 2011 at 5:09 PM

Please let her be thirsty and ask me for some water one day. Please, please, please.

SouthernGent on August 22, 2011 at 3:22 PM


inviolet on August 22, 2011 at 5:10 PM

Yo, Maxine, be sure to ask your homey, satan, to save some seats for yo friends right next to yours beyatch!

sicoit on August 22, 2011 at 5:15 PM

Show of hands who thinks *any* of the civility talk from the left was sincere?

Okay then.

It was always a lie, it was always “do what I say and not what I do so I can win.”

Merovign on August 22, 2011 at 5:15 PM

As far as I’m concerned, that’s what the Tea Party stands for — and, if Waters wants to damn it for that, so be it. But she’d better recognize a hell of hard workers earning their own success would actually be far happier than a nanny state heaven.

Then stop saying that Allen West should avoid “getting sucked in” by those two clownettes. He is a FIGHTER and other Republicans better get out there and explain to the people just why the welfare state destroys people instead of saving them.

disa on August 22, 2011 at 5:15 PM

At the end of the video the crowd roars their approval of her hyperbole and then they stand up – in their Purple SEIU shirts. SEIU sponsored this event.
Also in large numbers are folks in t-shirts imprinted with “Good Jobs LA”, the other sponsor. Good jobs LA had a “May Day Rally”…so that would make them either communists, anarchists, socialists, or unionists. Their home office is out of the SEIU AFL-CIO office in LA.

This was basically a union rally.

Inglewood HS has an enrollment of under 1800 which means the cafeteria holds at a maximum 600 people but more likely 400 or it would be in violation of fire marshal codes.High school cafeterias run in shifts to serve 1/3 to 1/4 the total population at a time Never to hold the entire student body.

So a big union and a union hub organization managed to bring in 400-600 of mostly their own members who are in the Democrat’s Ouroboros of funding. They probably solicited $ from those other poor dupes who showed up hoping their Representative was there to help not feed of the people.

batterup on August 22, 2011 at 5:19 PM

More Leftist tolerance on parade here.

Akzed on August 22, 2011 at 4:15 PM

This is disgusting! These morons just don’t understand that God will not be mocked…. Have at it morons!

sicoit on August 22, 2011 at 5:20 PM

That’s funny, I’ve always felt the exact same way about you, Maxine. I am continually amazed at the undereducated morons that get elected to Congress.

quikstrike98 on August 22, 2011 at 5:20 PM

Hes Got It Both Ways

Meantime, back at the ranch, our consumer Prez is telling an AG to back off a Wall Street investigation!

IlikedAUH2O on August 22, 2011 at 5:23 PM

Maxine is such a racist in the purist form. She doesn’t like anyone that is a different color than she is and doesn’t even have to pretend. What saddens me is that she apparently gets voted in time and again by people that feel the same way she does. How come it is alright to be a black racist?

SgtRed on August 22, 2011 at 5:42 PM

I’ve got a bad feeling that the agitators are just barely warming up.

And they’re organized…now I wonder who would do a thing like that?

hillbillyjim on August 22, 2011 at 5:53 PM

See you next Tuesday, Maxine.

ZK on August 22, 2011 at 6:41 PM

Buy us a drink when we get there, you old hellbat.

Philly on August 22, 2011 at 6:48 PM

You first Maxine! You degenerate!

tx2654 on August 22, 2011 at 6:50 PM

I don’t think there any Socialists in Heaven. Remember, Waters let it fly once that she is a Socialist.

Blue Collar Todd on August 22, 2011 at 7:01 PM

Poor misunderstood Maxine, she was just inviting the Tea Party to her district. I lived in SoCal and have been in her district, she described it to a “TEA”.

IowaWoman on August 22, 2011 at 7:56 PM

Anyone who has ever voted for her or applauded her is a criminal. Of course she should be in jail for her traitorous actions, along with Obama.

proconstitution on August 22, 2011 at 8:41 PM

Keep talking, Maxine.

TimBuk3 on August 23, 2011 at 9:19 AM

ladies first.

Black Adam on August 23, 2011 at 11:11 AM

‘But she’d better recognize a hell of hard workers earning their own success would actually be far happier than a nanny state heaven.’
But, then they wouldn’t need to vote her sorry azz into office in the first place or keep voting her back in when her true crooked self is revealed.

Kissmygrits on August 23, 2011 at 11:25 AM

Maxine Waters says the Tea Party can go straight to hell

Yeah, I’ll pass on visiting her district…

Caper29 on August 23, 2011 at 12:24 PM


Mutnodjmet on August 23, 2011 at 12:26 PM


I missed the memo whereby God delegated His authority to Maxine for judging people into eternal damnation.


Lawrence on August 23, 2011 at 12:29 PM

Maxine Waters is trying to redirect public attention from her own ethical lapses (and possible illegal acts). I hope she’s being so loud and obnoxious because she’s scared, but I also recognize that such behavior is just the Waters SOP.

RebeccaH on August 23, 2011 at 1:15 PM


Lucifer congratulates Maxine on her latest resort promo for Hades. Wishes she would have clarified that she wasn’t talking about her own district, however.


PappyD61 on August 23, 2011 at 1:30 PM

Maxi Maxi Maxine is just a race baiting POVERTY PIMP hustling her ignorant voters.

You’d think that after sucking off the public teet for 45 years they’d figure out their lives aren’t getting better and they’d be tired of watching their cultures’ treasure being gunned down in drive-bys.

Apparently not.

Hey voters in Maxi’s district………look around you, have your lives gotten better since she’s been in D.C.?

Have your futures started looking any brighter?

How many decades does it take for you to climb out of that POVERTY HOLE you’re in?

How many TRILLIONS more must be spent before you figure out Money isn’t the answer.

Shake loose from your Slavery to Uncle Sam.

PappyD61 on August 23, 2011 at 1:35 PM

I was intially very annoyed with this pile coming from a racist, ignorant poltical hack.
But then I thought, this is EXACTLY what we knew Obama and his dem followers were going to do.

They are taking this country, and all of us who work have worked all our lives in search of the American promise, straight to HELL.

And they are doing a pretty good job of it.

gonnjos on August 23, 2011 at 1:51 PM

Maxomouth causes earthquake. Another hate filled black racist democrat. Wake up America this flash mob crap is well planned and endorsed by Obama. He could end all this if he wanted by speaking out but that he will never do, it is not in the handbook for rules for radicals.

SANTA on August 24, 2011 at 7:26 AM

Maxine wasn’t the real star in the Waters family. That would have been her sister, Latrine, who sadly died in the service of her country. Latrine, a food tester for the FDA, you may recall perished after choking on genetically modified cheese.

pc on August 24, 2011 at 10:09 AM

Hey Maxie – Go to hell?
We’re already there thanks to jackholes like you! Especially those whom you purport to be “helping”.

The Evil Doctor K on August 24, 2011 at 1:23 PM