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Waters: Race Is Element in Ethics Charges
Wall Street Journal ^

Posted on 08/03/2010 1:32:09 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Waters: Race Is Element in Ethics Charges

The national Democratic Party is spending $50 million this year to mobilize the so-called Obama surge voters of 2008 – which means, in part, turning out huge numbers of African-American voters in November.

The effort probably wasn’t helped today when U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters took to the airwaves of black radio stations across the country to say that the House ethics charges being brought against her are the unjust result of her advocacy for black Americans.

Moreover, the California Democrat seemed to suggest that her ethics hearings, likely to come in September in the leadup to the elections, could turn on race.

House investigators have accused her of seeking federal help for a bank where her husband served on the board. Waters says she was standing up for black-owned banks in general – and is now being attacked for it.

Appearing on the Rev. Al Sharpton’s show, Keepin’ It Real, Waters said it was time “to stand up and be proud of the fact that we’re representing our people, we’re representing our issues, and we’re not taking a back seat because somehow somebody believes that every time we move to be an advocate we’re doing something wrong.”

She concluded: “This is the time to take it on.”

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Of course.....
1 posted on 08/03/2010 1:32:10 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver
Ms. Waters, too much negroitis on your part. Give it a rest.
2 posted on 08/03/2010 1:35:17 PM PDT by JPG (Journolist diva, Sarah Spitz? No, she swallowed the whole Mongrel agenda.)
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To: Sub-Driver

As if we didn’t see that coming.


3 posted on 08/03/2010 1:35:20 PM PDT by Bitsy
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To: Sub-Driver
It is, in the same sense that race is an element in the fact that blacks are 12% of the U.S. population and commit 50% of the murders.
4 posted on 08/03/2010 1:35:33 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law." -- Aristotle)
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To: Sub-Driver

What’s “good for the goose, is good for the gander”....MAXINE....payback is a b*tch.


5 posted on 08/03/2010 1:36:04 PM PDT by goodnesswins (DEMOCRATS LOSE.....America WINS!)
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To: Sub-Driver

standing up for black-owned banks..

Now that IS racist!


6 posted on 08/03/2010 1:37:38 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver
Waters said it was time “to stand up and be proud of the fact that we’re representing our people, we’re representing our issues
Someone needs to remind the SOB that she's supposed to be representing all the people, not just the black ones.
7 posted on 08/03/2010 1:38:12 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: JPG

Maybe she thinks if she hollers enough they will let her go.


8 posted on 08/03/2010 1:40:09 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (m)
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To: Sub-Driver
Maxine Waters would be a disgrace to whatever race she belonged to. What she did, I understand, would be a felony if charged and found in an ordinary criminal court. She should be thankful that the recalled Ethics Committee only asked for a reprimand.

The interesting thing is the implications of her race card defense. In essence, she is saying that criminal conduct is more common among black Members of Congress. Therefore, we should cut them some slack.

The truth is the opposite. No crooked Member of Congress should ever be cut any slack. You can't drain the north half of the swamp while leaving the south half just as bad as it always was.’

John / Billybob

9 posted on 08/03/2010 1:40:23 PM PDT by Congressman Billybob (www.TheseAretheTimes.us)
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To: Sub-Driver

race is an element? Now there is an original statement from the likes of Ms Waters.


10 posted on 08/03/2010 1:40:41 PM PDT by llevrok (Drink your beer damnit! There are people sober in Africa.)
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To: Sub-Driver

So, Ms Waters arranged a porkulus payout to her husband’s bank because ... hold on ... here it comes ... ya can’t make this stuff up ... of Whitey.


11 posted on 08/03/2010 1:41:00 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: screaminsunshine

Maybe she thinks if she hollers enough they will let her go.


Now THAT’S funny right there... don’t care who ya are.


12 posted on 08/03/2010 1:41:38 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: screaminsunshine

That just might slip in under the radar.


13 posted on 08/03/2010 1:41:46 PM PDT by BenLurkin (Will must be the harder, courage the bolder, spirit must be the more, as our might lessens.)
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To: Sub-Driver
You bet!..... Black Panthers blocking voters......
14 posted on 08/03/2010 1:42:34 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Congressman Billybob

The media are avoiding the whole concept that she and Rangel might be being pursued because they supported Hillary in the primaries.


15 posted on 08/03/2010 1:42:41 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Why are the blacks hitting with the race card? They have nothing else supporting their cause. This needed to be said. It will bite them in the back side if they continue.


16 posted on 08/03/2010 1:43:01 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: Sub-Driver

“somehow somebody believes that every time we move to be an advocate we’re doing something wrong.”

No, no Maxine. When you move to enrich yourself at public expense, you’re doing something wrong. It’s called “corruption,’ and it’s neither black, white, brown or yellow.


17 posted on 08/03/2010 1:43:33 PM PDT by eCSMaster (He promised hope; he gave us hype. He promised change; he gave us chains!)
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To: Bitsy
Sounds as if Maxie is trying to start a fire, don't it.
18 posted on 08/03/2010 1:44:16 PM PDT by ANGGAPO (Leyte Gulf Beach Club)
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To: BenLurkin; screaminsunshine

remember the woman that sued Southwest airlines (she had “anxiety and shortness of breath”)

because the flight attendant said

“pick a seat, we gotta go”


20 posted on 08/03/2010 1:44:43 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Don’t bight! Her claiming racism is as significant as my being bald. Ignore the race baiter.


21 posted on 08/03/2010 1:44:43 PM PDT by AZFolks (uet)
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To: Sub-Driver

No Dear, it’s your support of Hillary in the 2008 Primary.
Ask Charlie.....


22 posted on 08/03/2010 1:45:11 PM PDT by G Larry (Democrats: expediting the Destruction of America, before they lose power...)
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To: Sub-Driver

Shuck you Firley!!

They’re trying to start race riots.

As Deliah told Sampson when she cut his hair

...it won’t be long now!!


23 posted on 08/03/2010 1:48:08 PM PDT by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon))
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To: Sub-Driver

Waters is a Marxist/racist pig!


24 posted on 08/03/2010 1:49:31 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (JUST VOTE THEM OUT! teapartyexpress.org)
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To: Sub-Driver

I think she is right (”race” is part of the issue concerning her ethics charges), but not in the manner that she believes it to be.

Like Charlie Rangel, she has an extreme sense of arrogant entitlement about herself, as if the means justifies the ends simply because she wants to present the ends she seeks as noble.

How can she have such a self-serving view, self-serving sense of privilege about herself, if it was never granted to her, over the years, by her peers in Congress in the first place?

Were she and Rangel both victims of reverse discrimination, where, over many years, their ethical slights were intentionally ignored, by their peers, so their peers could avoid appearing to offend them, because of their race?

They certainly display all the inappropriate sense of arrogance and victim-hood about their ethics problems that someone with whom such issues were always allowed to be forgiven in the past would quite naturally now display, when their peers finally quit letting them slide.


25 posted on 08/03/2010 1:51:51 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: Sub-Driver

I was wondering how long it would take...the problem is, the race card is so overplayed it’s worn out.


26 posted on 08/03/2010 1:54:23 PM PDT by Spok (Liberalism is more of a mood than a philosophy. -Robert Bork)
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To: Sub-Driver

Race is her only defense. (Which makes it even more racist).


27 posted on 08/03/2010 1:54:42 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Sub-Driver

Drop the “African-American” nomenclature already. The only connection most “African-Americans” have with Africa is through their ancestry. The fact that they have been “mongrelized” (Obama terminology) makes the case for African “roots” even weaker.


28 posted on 08/03/2010 1:55:23 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: Sub-Driver

It’s all RAAAAAAAAAAAAAACISM all the time from Maxine.


29 posted on 08/03/2010 1:56:12 PM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: Sub-Driver

Go ahead Maxine - drop a dime on the white devils. No reason for them to get a free pass.

This circus could maybe go all the way to November.


30 posted on 08/03/2010 1:56:25 PM PDT by telebob
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To: Sub-Driver

Loosely translated...”I be guilty as hell, so I’s gonna play da race card on dem cracka’s!”


31 posted on 08/03/2010 1:57:14 PM PDT by Redleg Duke (RAT Hunting Season started the evening of March 21st, 2010!)
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To: Sub-Driver

She can’t possibly mean that some races have more ethics problems than others can she???


32 posted on 08/03/2010 1:58:51 PM PDT by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President, FUBO!)
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To: screaminsunshine

Now now, I know the original lyrics.....


33 posted on 08/03/2010 2:02:26 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Sub-Driver

Like the boy who cried wolf. Eventually no one listens


34 posted on 08/03/2010 2:04:12 PM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: Sub-Driver
They don't call her THE MOUTH for nothing.
35 posted on 08/03/2010 2:04:22 PM PDT by chit*chat
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To: MrB

Hmmmm....


36 posted on 08/03/2010 2:05:48 PM PDT by BenLurkin (Will must be the harder, courage the bolder, spirit must be the more, as our might lessens.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

That’s just a racist statistic published by a racist criminal justice system. /s


37 posted on 08/03/2010 2:09:18 PM PDT by Scanian
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To: Sub-Driver

It’s not our fault that Maxine Waters (or any person of color) committed crimes or committed ethical breaches while being black. Nor does their color make them commit crimes or ethical breaches.

They are simply corrupt humans regardless of color. It is their world view, their selfishness and their lack of character that leads them to behave badly.

Period.


38 posted on 08/03/2010 2:11:47 PM PDT by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality: Marxism is Evil.)
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To: screaminsunshine

Doh!


39 posted on 08/03/2010 2:16:12 PM PDT by montyspython
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To: Sub-Driver

Dang, I never saw that one coming


40 posted on 08/03/2010 2:21:45 PM PDT by TeachableMoment
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To: Sub-Driver

41 posted on 08/03/2010 2:24:47 PM PDT by TruthHound ("He who does not punish evil commands it to be done." --Leonardo da Vinci)
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To: Sub-Driver

Seems race is and has always been what Waters is about.
Were she not a black woman do ya think she’d ever gotten elected?
Were she say a white Irish American in her district!


42 posted on 08/03/2010 2:30:22 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Ya unAmerican p.o.s.)
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To: Sub-Driver

“Race Is Element in Ethics Charges”

Sure as hell is.

Maxine is a flaming racist taking advantage of her position to hurt innocent white families.

Pig.


43 posted on 08/03/2010 2:33:33 PM PDT by Eddie01 (All we every really knew was it was crazy to be doin' it any other way)
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To: Sub-Driver

So is Mz. Waters claiming that corruption is a right for blacks?


44 posted on 08/03/2010 2:56:55 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (Liberals are educated above their level of intelligence.. Thanks Sr. Angelica)
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To: Sub-Driver

Is there any other game in town according to these thugs?


45 posted on 08/03/2010 2:56:57 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: goodnesswins

“payback is a b*tch.”

The Republicans don’t have the brass ones that are required.


46 posted on 08/03/2010 3:14:20 PM PDT by A Strict Constructionist (Oligarchy...never vote for the Ivy League candidate.)
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To: Wuli
Very insightful.

Thanks

47 posted on 08/04/2010 5:51:44 AM PDT by John Galt's cousin (Principled Conservatism in 2010 and 2012 * * * * * * * * * * Repeal the 17th Amendment!)
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To: ANGGAPO
Sounds as if Maxie is trying to start a fire, don't it.

Will the plantation mentality ever go away? I guess not when you can always use it as an excuse to cover up ones lack of ability or corruption. The Egyptians held the Israelis captive for a lot longer those racist swine/s

48 posted on 08/04/2010 6:23:59 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: screaminsunshine
Maybe she thinks if she hollers enough they will let her go.

She will get the slap on the wrist like Rangel did. Washington DC is corrupt and not our friend. NOVEMBER, hopefully, will be our response to them.

49 posted on 08/04/2010 6:26:53 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: Congressman Billybob

You can’t drain the north half of the swamp while leaving the south half just as bad as it always was.’

I thought Pelosi, the most powerful woman in the world (riiiiggggghhht) already drained the swamp.


50 posted on 08/04/2010 6:29:46 AM PDT by Bitsy
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