With all the conviction of a traveling preacher, and a bought and paid for audience, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) made sure her constituents understood that any conversation of a “New Tone” or “Civility” was meant solely for the political right, and would have no bearing on her, nor her devotees.
As Alexis wroter ealier, at a forum in Inglewood, CA, supposedly created to address the ever growing problem of unemployment in California – which is now at 12%, second highest in the Nation (2nd to Nevada at 12.9%) and significantly higher than the nation average – Rep. Waters told those in attendance that she was not afraid of a fight.
“I’m not afraid of anybody,” said Waters. “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.”
The crowd, according to The Daily Caller, peppered with purple SEIU t-shirts, cheered wildly after the statement (the video from The Daily Caller corroborates this statement.) Problem is, the Tea Party has nothing to do with unemployment. The Tea Party has nothing to do with California having a Democrat-controlled House, Senate and Governor that pushes tax increases (and we’re not happy about that, either!) The Tea Party has nothing to do with Rep. Water’s voting record, and her desire for Socialism in America.
Saying the Tea Party can go to hell might get you a lot of cheers, but it gets you a lot of cheers from a group of ill-informed lackies who won’t do the hard work of asking themselves (to quote David Byrne) “How Did I Get Here?” Questions like that would lead them, if they are honest with themselves, to the reality that governmental polices (state and federal) that encourage high taxation and low growth, that over-regulate and undervalue the individual and that put far too much power in the hand of unions, not job creators, leads to high unemployment and a bad future.
The Tea Party stands opposed to those kinds of bureaucratic nightmares. The Tea Party has done more to help the American people than Rep. Waters has ever done for her country, never mind her constituents. The Tea Party pushes people to recognize the inconsistencies in our elected officials, to value hard work, to force conversations that are tough and hard and messy while not giving up on the Constitution (which some elected leaders have chosen to do.) Rep. Waters pushes her constituents to hate. In this case, the Tea Party.
Gov. Rick Perry was lambasted for his words on Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. But we will hear very little from the administration about the violent words of Rep. Waters. No one person speaks for the Tea Party, but if there was one thought, it would go like this – Rep. Waters, we don’t want you to go hell. We just want you to go away. What you do with the time off, or where you go, is totally up to you.