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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.”

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.wsj.com ...


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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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“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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