Thursday, September 17, 2009

Waters: Probe 'birthers and the teabaggers' at rallies for racist views

By Michael O'Brien - 09/16/09 12:10 PM ET
The media should investigate the racial views of conservative activists like the ones who descended on Washington last weekend, one liberal congresswoman said Wednesday.

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) said that it's not enough for African-Americans to levy allegations of racism against the right-leaning protesters, and that the media must look into their views.

"I want those people talked to; I want them interviewed," Waters told the liberal Bill Press Radio show in a podcast. "I want journalists to be all over those rallies and the marches with the birthers and the teabaggers."

"What I'm looking for is the very people who carry the signs who are referring to the policies in very, very strange ways like 'Obamacare' and 'Barry Obamacare with Kennedy,'" she said. "What I've been interested in is hearing from those people that everybody's referring to -- everybody on the Mall, in the rally."

Tens of thousands of conservative activists took to the National Mall last weekend to protest the Obama administration, specifically its stance on healthcare reform. Examples of incendiary rhetoric touching on racial overtones from some protesters have emerged on blogs in the days since the rally.

"I think it's not enough for African-Americans to say what they think, what they suspect," Waters said. "I think that if you put the microphones in front of them, if you do the interviews, they'll tell you what they believe, what they think.

Well,Maxine if you want to know why people go to tea parties, why don't you ask these gentlemen?

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keyboard.jockey said...

There is something significantly wrong in D.C. when they insult American Citizens -American Taxpayers - American Voters.

Really Maxine needs to check and see if her wig isn't skrewed on to tight.

I have only one thing to tell her: 2010 Congresswoman 2010.

Greg said...

I think Waters should be probed for her racist views, since she is one of the biggest racebaiters there is.

Anonymous said...

Americans have spent trillions of our social security dollars on black Americans since LBJ's great society welfare and affirmative action programs went into effect.

I think it is time for Black Americans to stand on their own two feet and quit complaining about race relations as an excuse for why they cannot seem to compete for the American Dream.
Maxine and the rest of her race hustlers breatheren need to life other than in being leeches on the American taxpayer.

keyboard.jockey said...

Does Maxine Waters know it isn't against the law to be a racist? Otherwise she would be arrested for stereotyping people based on their complexion.

Anonymous said...

I volunteer for an interview. I wish they would "put a microphone" in front of me. Yes, I can tell you what I believe, Maxine. It might surprise you.