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Top 10 Outrageous Maxine Waters Quotes

We rarely agree with Rep. Maxine Waters (D.-Calif.), the loud-mouth, left-wing congresswoman from South Central Los Angeles, home of the 1992 Rodney King riots.   But recently she said, “We’re supportive of the President, but we’re getting tired.   We’re getting tired.   The unemployment is unconscionable.”   Yes, Maxine, we are also getting tired of the President.   And we are getting tired of you as well, and here’s why:   The Top 10 Outrageous Maxine Waters Quotes.

1.   Tea Party hell:   In remarks earlier this month in Inglewood, Calif., Waters went after the Tea Party, telling a group of her constituents (many wearing purple SEIU T-shirts):   “I am not afraid of anybody.   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.”

2.   Walk the plank:   During her August 2011, “We’re getting tired” tirade, Waters also went after the opposition in the debt-ceiling debate:   “We were basically held up in raising the debt ceiling until they got all of those budget cuts they demanded.   We didn’t raise any revenue, and they didn’t close any tax loopholes.   I believe the Democratic Party and the President of the United States should not have backed down.   We should have made them walk the plank.”

3.   Socializing oil companies:   Back in 2008, Waters was lecturing oil company executives at a congressional hearing when she plainly stated her true intentions:   “Guess what this liberal would be all about?   This liberal would be about socializing … uh, umm.   … Would be about, basically, taking over, and the government running all of your companies.”

4.   Outrageous flag-waving:   After the health care bill was signed in April 2010, Waters denounced flag-waving at a Tea Party rally.   “I was amazed.   I really was.   I didn’t say anything to anybody.   I just watched-the Republicans were out there-they were having a great time.   They were laughing, they were waving the American flag, they were egging them on, and I thought that was outrageous behavior.   I really did.”

5.   No crisis at Fannie Mae:   As a senior member of the House Financial Services Committee, Waters played a key role in allowing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s reckless actions that led to the housing meltdown.   Here is Waters, at a 2004 congressional hearing, (and yes, that is the same “Frank” Raines that vastly overstated Fannie Mae’s earnings in order to receive $90 million in bonuses).   “We do not have a crisis at Freddie Mac, and particularly Fannie Mae, under the outstanding leadership of Frank Raines.”

6.   Right to anger:   Way back in 1989, Waters was quoted saying how angry she was, and she has been angry ever since.   Here are those 1989 remarks:   “I have a right to my anger, and I don’t want anybody telling me I shouldn’t be, that it’s not nice to be, and that something’s wrong with me because I get angry.”

7.   White power:   Racial politics are always front and center for Waters, as evidenced by this quotation from a 1993 interview with the Los Angeles Times:   “Policy, for the most part, has been made by white people in America, not by people of color.   And they have tended to take care of those things that they think are important.   Whether it’s their agricultural subsidies, or other kinds of expenditures that are certainly not expenditures for poor people or for people of color.   And so we have to band together and keep fighting back.”

8.   Rodney King rebellion:   During the “Why can’t we all just get along” riots in her congressional district, Waters excused the wonton violence, as her constituents were intent on burning down the city.   The Los Angeles Times quoted her saying:   “If you call it a riot, it sounds like it was just a bunch of crazy people who went out and did bad things for no reason.   I maintain it was somewhat understandable, if not acceptable.   So I call it a rebellion.”

9.   Schedule a meeting:   With the financial crisis looming, Waters was mostly worried about a bank that her husband had a financial stake in.   Here, she admits that she contacted the Treasury Department on behalf of OneUnited Bank officials, actions which prompted a congressional ethics probe:   “I followed up on the association’s request by asking Treasury Secretary Paulson to schedule such a meeting.”

10.   Liar, thief:   For those liberals who decry harsh conservative attacks on President Obama, let’s hearken back to 2005 and listen to Waters’ comments on President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney:   “The President is a liar.   Dick Cheney, the chief architect of the Big Lie, is not only a liar, he is a thief.”

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  • Frank St Clair

    Wanton, not wonton. A wonton is Chinese food. Wanton violence. 

  • Bob

    All the racist comments on here are proof that this country has a long way to go to bridge the divide that prevents the type of harmony this nation requires.

    Of course by racist comments I mean honest and truthful observations made by anyone caucasion, and by harmony I mean laying down and allowing blacks the unlimited power to say and do anything, no matter how vile or imbecile without fear of repercussion.

  • raynbene

    Please don’t compare my favorite vegetable to them . . . .

  • raynbene

    Why even ask that question, when the ‘ ethics committee ‘ is full of dhimmicRATS ? Real ethics only apply to non-dhimmicRATS, especially if they get caught  !

  • Stratosaurus

    She makes a great case for retroactive abortion, or forced euthanasia. She’s as much a waste of air as j,edgar holdup, nappycome’a’slappy, and odildimus maxipad.

  • raynbene

    Was her comment ‘ the tea party can go straight to hell’ a non-mean comment ? Or the others who call us ‘terrorists’ and ‘suicide bombers’ ??

    There was a time when you would never hear such a ludicrous, hate-filled and ignorant comment from a career poiltician of any party. She is a total disgrace to everyone in this country.

  • oxco

    two words HIDEOUS WOMAN….

  • Stratosaurus

    I’m reminded of a quote, and I do not remember the source, but the gist of the statement was that if you had reached the point where the ethics for any job had to be codified, it was already too late.

  • Jason Johnson

    Alan West, Walter Williams, Clarence Thomas, et al are trying to get Democratic Party dependents OFF the plantation. It’s upsetting race hustlers like Jesse Jackson, Maxine Waters, and their cronies in the prostitute press.

  • GlockG22shoots40s

    Only 10?  I’ll  bet she says 10 outrageous and DUMB things before lunch everyday.

  • GlockG22shoots40s

    Love Alan West, wish he would run in 2012… maybe 2016

  • Juvenal451

    I have just begun reading Human Events, and I have already seen reference to Obama as a “tar baby” and a reference to hanging (lynching) him. Please see commentary under the Operation Fast and Furious article.

  • Juvenal451

    If you were an able and careful reader, you would have noted that I was referring to Waters’ cited comments.

  • BillNC

    You’re correct, friend.  There have been rare instances of racism that have shown up here, and those comments get extremely few “likes”, and often get negative responses to request that the racist comments are ugly and should be stopped. 

    There are 20 or 30 times more accusations of racism by liberals than there are actual racist posts on this site.

  • BillNC

    I am a Christian conservative and I have many black friends and co-workers.  We get along great. 

    People who accuse others of ‘hate’ do not understand issues at all.

  • BillNC

    Remember George Orwell’s Animal Farm?  “All animals are equal” was amended with, “but some animals are more equal than others.”  What an excellent criticism of the mind of the socialist.

  • Fred, Wa State

     Thanks a lot!

    By planting an image of  Maxine Waters naked, you have ruined my late breakfast.

  • BillNC

    If you were a careful reader of items 7 and 8 in the list, you’d see the racism more clearly in her than in what she is criticizing.

    The story has been told of an old woman who often complained to her grown daughter regarding how dirty the neighbor’s laundry looked as it hung on the clothesline in the backyard.  The daughter finally got fed up with the harshness, walked across the room, and openned the window.  Instantly the laundry looked clean and bright.  It was the old woman’s dirty lens that she was looking through that was the real problem.  And the dirtiness was more true of the person making the criticism. 

    This principle gets illustrated every time a liberal accuses a TEA Partier or white person or conservative of racism. 

  • BillNC

    First of all, there have been more than a dozen articles on the Fast & Furious topic.  But I happened to find the one that you are referring to.

    I’m happy to report that only one person “liked” the juvenile post that mentioned “tar baby.”  If I had seen 20 or more “likes,” I would start to believe that there is racism rampant among Human Events readers.  The single “like” proves that they are NOT racist.  One last note:  “Uncle Remus,” “Bre’r Rabbit,” and the “tar baby” were the three characters mentioned, and none of them were individually linked to real-world individuals.  Are YOU saying that Obama is the tar baby?

    The reference to lynching was also the opposite of what you say.  The first person wrote that Obama and his administration are guilty of treason and should get the penalty–hanging.  A more reasonable conservative corrected the first guy, and said, ‘you need to say that they need to be “‘convicted” first; if not following due process of law, it would come across as if you were advocating lynching, and we are not.’ 

    The typical liberal ploy of using the exception as if it is the rule is an intellectually dishonest way of leveling criticism.  Learn to look at the other 99% to make your generalizations. 

  • another_engineer

    My deepest apologies to Asparagus.

  • m_of_X

    Thanks.  Please leave the exact article title.  Such is reprehensible and has no place in any discussion.  Posters here may disagree on politics and policy, but racism has no place.  ALL (and I do mean all people) are made in the image of God.   Thanks for the heads-up.

  • RowdyVirginian

    This vile, corrupt  hag really does need to retire.

  • LeslieAdkins

    lan West, Walter Williams, Clarence Thomas, et al are trying to get Democratic Party dependents OFF the plantation. It’s upsetting race hustlers like Jesse Jackson, Maxine Waters, and their cronies in the prostitute press…@sigp238:disqus I p а í d $ 25.88 for an iTоuch and my friend loves her Sony camera she got for $ 37.65 which arrived to her house next day. Don’t pay those expensive retail prices in stores again. And I also sold a 42 inch plasma TV to my boss for $655 which only cost me $ 63.82 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from,

  • Concerned4America

    It is endemic in our society that it is always the other guys fault. “It is Bush’s fault.” “I was under the influence so it was not my fault.” “The devil made me do it.” This makes a ready audience of losers when someone wants to say it is whitey’s fault or whatever.

  • Stratosaurus

    In “Animal Farm”, Orwell’s protagonists were the pigs, who drove out the farmer and his wife, declared Animal Farm to be an autonomous entity, and set out to establish a paradise on earth for all the animals on the farm.  Banners were a big thing, and the pigs who had learned to read and write produced inspirational banners.  The most-revered were “All animals are created equal” and “Four legs good, two legs bad”.  Things started to get bad when the pigs moved out of the barn and into the house.  The pigs started dealing with neighboring farms, selling the eggs produced by the chickens.  When the pigs started walking on their hind legs, the banner mysteriously changed to “Four legs good, two legs better”, and the equality banner became “All animals are created equal, but some are more equal than others”.

    Libturds place themselves in the “more-equal” category, and have done so for decades.  They truly believe that they are smarter, more attractive, and just overall better than those who don’t agree with them.  Logic does NOT enter the equation, and never works when discussing anything with a libloon.  Sweat it out for another eighteen months, and many of the libloons will be gone from the sties of congress.  The problem, as I see it, is that the repugnicans are NOT going to be smart enough to run an candidate who is truly for changing the status quo in Looneytoons, DC. 

    Unless and until lawyers are voted out of congress, and banned from any elective office other than in the judiciary, nothing will change.  As long as laws are written by people who “serve” the law and their compatriots, laws will continue to be incomprehensible to the vast majority of the population whom these laws are purported to “protect”.  All modern laws have done is generate a plethora of lawyers who make their living interpreting the new, vaguely-worded bills.
    Tax reform?  Forget it!  With all the lawyers in congress (55% in the senatesty, 40+% of the congressbozos), you can count on the fact that they will do everything in their power to create new jobs for tax lawyers and accountants.

  • hughglass

    Waters is a beast. For the public good, she should be caged.

  • drofmanythings

    It’s a horse race with Corrine Brown (D-FL) as to which of these dimwits is the worst representative in America. Okay, throw in Barnney Frank. Corrine never could get over George W Bush’s election, frequently  referring to it as a “coup d-etat.” Her history includes forged checks, phantom campain offices, a gift luxury car to her daughter from a jailed African millionaire, and endless earmarks for friends and friends of friends without an ounce of shame. Her rants are legends in North Florida, but she just can’t get as muuch media exposure as Californian Waters. She blames white men for just about anything wrong in her district. Corrine’s district is like a rumpled snake (only a few feet wide in some places!) running 190 miles from the Jacksonville airport down to the black sections of Orlando, the absolute winner of  funky re-districting shenanagins, assuring her re-election forever. At least Maxine and Corrine can keep us entertained, if only they were in show business and not the US Congress.

  • 2War Abn Vet

    If only taxpayers were allowed to vote, Maxine wold really be in trouble.

  • BillNC

    Kooky race-baiting comments like yours outnumber the kooky racist comments on this site ten to one. 

    Your comments about ‘birthers’ and Obama’s color being ‘covert racism’ are more reflective of your warped ideas, not conservatives’. 

    Open your eyes, and open your ears.  We are not talking about race.  We are talking about fiscal responsibility, less government intervention, more personal responsibility, and the end of this non-existent, irrelevant race-based babble.

  • rick_ds

    I, am proud of Maxine Waters. She is a true representative. She is outspoken, she is bold, and she is unafraid. Maxine truly represents her constituents. She IS the role model for Liberals and she deserves all the attention she is getting.

    Maxine Waters is the finest example of a Democrat Representative. Leave her atop her pedestal for all to see and admire.

    Maxine Waters,  woman of the people!  Democrat – Liberal!

  • irishbaratone

    The woman is cut from the same cloth as Jeramiah Wright..Louie Farrakahann..Jessie Jackson..Charle Rangel and of course barack huessin obama. they should all be deported.

  • Alexander Milne

    NEWSFLASH: It’s the “Birthers” who are regarded as kooky.  Worldwide!

    Open YOUR eyes and ears.  There is a lot of anti-Obama commentary that is not only about small government (a perfectly reasonable viewpoint to take) but is tinged by racism and double-standards vis-a-vis Bush.  It is even evident on the  threads of Human Events.  It’s there to be seen, for those who want to see it!  

  • simon

    Here in Florida her equivalent is Corrine Brown…their districts have been crap ever since they were voted in and they just keep getting elected and their districts only get worse…

  • m_of_X

    I agree with you.  And let me say this first and foremost: I am a staunch political conservative.  I think that the TEA party is the best thing that has happened to politics in this country since the revolution.  I absolutely loath the insinuation that conservatives are racists.  Are some conservatives racist? Of course.  Are some liberal democrats racist? Of course.  Racists in either group do not represent the rank and file of either group.  There are racists in every group that can be called a “group”.  However,  I have seen some fairly crazy racist stuff being commented on one of Buchanan’s latest.  Lots of “likes” too.  Even so, I know this antisemitism is not the norm for the Human Events community. I’m just sad to see it here.  It diminishes us….

  • LikedTheOldUSABetter

    No, Bama. That witch’s name is Eddie Berniece Johnson. She, like that thing from south central LA are a lot alike. EBJ was giving tuition “scholarships” to her friends kids, nieces and nephews and the kids of the people who work for her. She’s another thief who needs to be put in prison!

    But do you think she suffered any punishment for her crimes?? Of course not. She paid the money back and said that she didn’t know that what she did was wrong.

    How is it that so many of these Congressional Black Caucusturds get away with such crimes? And hate-filled rhetoric? That goes for the First Dodo and her offspring as well. I have had it. I would like for this so-called investigative committee to get on the stick and start putting these criminals out of business….legally. Throw that ass, Rangel, in too for good measure!

  • LikedTheOldUSABetter

    @guest: You must be a darky, too, right?

  • LikedTheOldUSABetter

    Exactly. That is precisely what she and her low-brow I’ll are trying to do. They want someone in the Tea Party to lose it and start shooting….she would, of course, prefer the victims to be Negro. That way, it would be justified to become crazy and start shooting back. Only this time, the Union thugs, Black Panthers, etc. Will be well-armed and be able to justify going into white neighborhoods such as Brentwood and killing, raping, looting white homes.

    A race war for Obama and his black Socialist cronies are just waiting for the opportunity…..and don’t think they are not!

  • LikedTheOldUSABetter

    And I’ll just bet that you are gay with a Negro lover!

  • HOO

    A “Tar Baby” in the Uncle Remus folktale is a very useful metaphor for an object which provokes curiosity but which is very sticky and thus difficult to separate from if your curiosity leads you to touch it. In the story the tar baby was an actual small figure made out of tar but dressed in Human clothes (sort of like a Scarecrow)  and it sat in a field next to a path and tempted passers-by. It had absolutely nothing to do with Race EXCEPT to RACIST NUTS.  That is why I believe the unrelenting liberal mindset which sees EVERYTHING as a veiled racial slur is actually a mental disorder, Paranoid Personality Disorder. This disorder has unfortunately been characterized as a valid, healthy response to racial abuse. Until whites publicly announce they are not buying this Bulls*** anymore it will continue. Our first African Delusional Criminal Megalomaniac President was elected partially by those unwilling to label this racial madness as Insane.

  • falconco

    Wonder why she’s long been recognized as one of the most corrupt members of Congress?

  • Jack Flash

    If Maxine Waters and Shelia Jackson Lee are beautiful I just squeezed off a master piece!

  • Daniel Kopec

    I disagree with you only because Rep Maxine Waters is in the minority of Dems who talk like this. Whereas the republicans tend to be much worse and more vocal.

  • Scott Mac Millan

    Aunt Esther LIVES !

  • Jing Li

    She had another great quote today about 170 million jobs being lost when there’s only 134 million jobs in the U.S.

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  • Janrey Janrey

    I agree with you!

  • Abu Nudnik

    No comments that the surveillance state Obama’s building is just great?

  • Daniel Janson

    What is an interest the progressive liberal socialist democratic party or more correct “The dog returning to its vomit party” is a religion and the agenda is its bible lying. distortions are only good for the new revolution in its ultimate goal of utopia for all, even if historically it is a failure.

    The intellectual elite have shoved this down the masses for decades and the likes of water abound even with repeated elections the masses rally around the cry. So the social utopia party has the elite and the cranial imparted in the same kitchen and the fight is on who rules.

    Historically the fight may end with the cranially impaired over coming the elite but in this case Hillary will win.

    One could not make this up, pre soviet union perhaps or some third world country dividing the spoils.

    Hail we have a king or other choice of words, emperor and he is exposed and some of the masses do not like what they see.

  • DC is Evil

    You cannot fix stupid…….and Maxine Waters is completely broken.

  • Brandon Roberts

    and their the best of society

  • joe doe

    This woman gives humans a bad name.
    Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run be smart people who are putting us on, or be imbeciles who really mean it. She’s obviously the latter..Politics if the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies. It’s likely just a lack of critical thinking skills, combined with an empty tank of common sense.

  • Johnathan Myers

    Why does everyone keep say “liberal”?; there is no liberty in Statism.

  • BeautifulAmerica

    Same goes for communist Luis Gutierrez and his criminal ILLEGAL Alien Pimping Tour.
    Add his fellow-communist pal Karen Bass, who just hosted him in LA this weekend.
    Little Weasel (AKA Gutierrez), literally RAN out of the supposed-townhall because he was afraid to answer questions from veterans and conservatives in the audience—who SPOKE ENGLISH and condemned him for inciting Illegals to break our laws..

  • qrterry

    Regarding #8, I find it outrageous that Waters excuses violence by Asian dumplings. Shocking!