Friday, May 23, 2008

Maxine Waters Proves She Is The Stupidest Congressperson

Since I have lived most of my life in Los Angeles, I am very familiar with Congresswoman Maxine Waters from South Central Los Angeles. She has been an absolute disgrace to this country for as long as I can remember. The first time I remember hearing about this public servant was during the riots in 1992. Immediately after the Rodney King trial ended in dismissal of most of the charges against the police officers who beat him during his arrest, violent mobs of blacks and Hispanics took to the streets in South Central Los Angeles, looting stores, burning down Korean businesses, vandalizing buildings, and attacking innocent bystanders. And during all this, where was Maxine Waters? In front of television cameras and microphones, defending the mobs of blacks, and beginning the chant "No Justice, No Peace!" Yes, she was the first person I heard say those words. And those words became a new rallying cry for the mobs that terrorized the city for several days afterward. That was over 15 years ago, but I have not forgotten, and I will never forget.

I haven't seen her in the news lately, but today I watched a short video of her interrogating an oil company executive about the high price of gasoline. In the video, Waters was said to have asked the executive whether he would guarantee lower prices at the gas pump if you will companies were allowed to drill for oil anywhere that they wanted. In response, the oil executive told the congresswoman the one thing he would guarantee would be ever increasing gasoline prices if the Congress did not act to loosen regulations on oil companies.

As the executive wrapped up his response, suggesting that $5.00 per gallon gasoline prices would be looked back on fondly after prices rose well above that mark, Congresswoman Waters, finger pointed at the executive and shaking back and forth, responded angrily that one thing she could promise would be that "this liberal" would be "all about" the government taking over the oil companies. Yes, that's correct: Maxine Waters wants to nationalize the oil industry in the United States. Can you say, "Communist?"

Take a look at the video, and watch the rational and challenging response from the oil company executive, and then watch the outrageous and emotional response from this duly-elected congressperson. She gives new meaning to the word "disgrace."

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