Maxine Waters never loses an opportunity to urge her followers to keep up their harassment of members of the Trump Administration.
Last week, she took aim at the president again. “Already, you have members of your Cabinet that are being booted out of restaurants,” she crowed as the crowd erupted, “who have protesters taking up at their house, who say, ‘No peace, no sleep. No peace, no sleep!’”
She went on, “We’re going to win this battle because while you try and quote the Bible, Jeff Sessions (she blames the attorney general for enforcing immigration law) and others, you really don’t know the Bible…God is on OUR Side! On the side of the children, on the side of what’s right!”
Waters has never been shy about using God, the church or little children to rabble rouse in order to increase her name recognition, her coffers or advance one of her pet projects, the latest being open borders. She is not as concerned about the children as she is about a fresh supply of uneducated voters who will turn out (no ID required) to elect Democrats.
Water’s doesn’t need their votes to keep her congressional seat. She represents a largely black district in south central Los Angeles with devoted followers who would make her a saint if they could. No, she is whipping up crowds in the hopes of giving Democrats control of the House. Then she will become chairman of the powerful Financial Services Committee.
For those unfamiliar with the Democrat firebrand, that would be like putting the fox in charge of the chicken coop.
Saint Maxine’s questionable morality earned her a spot on Citizens for Responsible Ethics in Washington’s list of the most corrupt members of Congress four different times in 2005, 2006, 2009 and 2011. That’s quite an accomplishment considering CREW is a liberal organization famous for beating up on Republicans.
In 2009, the House Ethics Committee (an oxymoron if ever there was one) began an investigation of Waters for using her position on the Financial Services Committee to help OneUnited Bank obtain federal bailout money to keep it from going under after the feds took control of Fannie May and Freddie Mac, the two mortgage giants in which OneUnited was heavily invested.
In the end, OneUnited received some $12 million in TARP money. Only one problem: Saint Maxine and her husband, Sidney Williams, were investors. Williams held stock, had served on the board and received interest payments from another fund at the bank.https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB123682571772404053?ns=prod/accounts-wsj
The investigation of Waters dragged on for three years, costing the taxpayers over a million dollars, and was marred by a series of leaks, political bungling, charges of partisanship, resignations and a leadership change that eventually led the committee to drop the charges against her. In the end, Water’s grandson, Mikael Moore, who served as her chief of staff, took the fall and received only a slap on the wrist from the committee.
Prior to the bailout money, regulators demanded that OneUnited, which was supposed to help low income communities, name an independent board. They also ordered the bank to stop paying for perks for the bank’s executives who were major contributors to Saint Maxine’s campaigns. These included a Porsche and a $6.4 million beachfront home in Pacific Palisades.
In 2004, the Los Angeles Times reported that Saint Maxine’s family had received more that a million dollars in the previous eight years by doing business with companies, candidates and causes that Waters had helped through her position in Congress.
Saint Maxine is famous for defending the poor in a wardrobe and jewels that would make Imelda Marcos blush. She calls those with whom she has political disagreements “racist.” However, her concern for minorities apparently didn’t include the Koran shop owners whose establishments were ransacked during the Watt’s riots of 1992, which erupted after the Rodney King verdict.
Saint Maxine defended the looters by saying, these were “mothers (using children as foils again) who took this as an opportunity to take some milk, to take some bread, to take some shoes… They are not crooks!” She also objected to the term “riots” because “It sounds like it was just a bunch of crazy people who went out and did bad things for no reason. I maintain it was somewhat understandable, if not acceptable.” Fifty-eight people were killed in those riots.
Of course Saint Maxine is no stranger to violence. She has cuddled up to the likes of Louis Farrakhan, Fidel Castro and Haiti’s brutal Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
Therefore, before you recommend Waters for sainthood, study her past accomplishments.