LOS ANGELES, February 20, 2012 – On Friday February 17, 2012 Maxine Waters (D-CA) must have felt a sigh of relief when all five Republicans on the House Ethics Committee and the panel’s ranking Democrat withdrew from the investigation that questions whether Waters helped One United Bank obtain federal bailout funds in late 2008.
Her husband, Sidney Williams, and grandson who served as a members of One United’s board of directors from January 2004 until April 2008 and her husband is a shareholder in the bank.
At the heart of this tediously ongoing investigation is that Maxine Waters (D-CA) is an old school house bully and if you are going question her, get ready to fight.
Feeding on emotionally energized behavior during the 2012 California Democratic State Convention, Waters was calling House Speaker John Boehner and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor “demons” whom she doesn’t want to see “in our hall, on our screens.”
The Republicans will always be called demons and devils until they learn how to fight back with logic and solution to urban social subsidized issues versus the emotional rhetoric coming from democrat leaders like Waters who has a method to her oratory madness. A method that is effective against the Republicans.
Stirring an emotional response through words provides an affective component to motivate a positive or negative view. Using the word “demons” elicits a strong emotional connection with black churches across America. The “white man” has always been looked at as a devil to the black community, so calling John Boehner and Eric Cantor “demons” is not shocking to those who know this frame of reference.
The Honorable Elijah Muhammad said that, “whites are blue-eyed devils.” Why? Minister Louis Farrakhan told Tim Russert the answer back in April 13, 1997 on NBC television’s “Meet the Press.”
“Well, you have not been saints in the way you have acted toward the darker peoples of the world and toward even your own people. But, in truth, Mr. Russert, any human being who gives themself over to the doing of evil could be considered a devil. In the Bible, in the Book of Revelation, it talks about the fall of Babylon. It says Babylon is fallen because she has become the habitation of devils. We believe that ancient Babylon is a symbol of a modern Babylon which is America. America has become a land of people who want to do their own thing, and their own thing is in direct contravention and rebellion against the will of God, which makes any rebel against God an agent of Satan”.
Maxine Waters is careful where and when she choses to use words to offend Republicans, especially while using words that support her connection with black churches and that will ignite the urban people.
Waters works hard at building relationships with those who are most influential in the urban communities, making the urban Republican, Libertarian, and Independent feel even more isolated and vulnerable to her game of Conservative name-calling.
Why are all white people lumped into this characterization of blue-eyed devil? Surely Ms. Waters know all white people are not demonic, yet she plays the race card over and over again as a subtle put down to white and black conservatives.
In the name of political correctness, GOP leaders are unable to address this sticky issue of racial charged rhetoric that will never go away.
Maxine Waters sees the House Ethics Committee, et al, withdrawing as a victory in the long-standing investigation against her even as Republican Reps. Bob Goodlatte of Virginia, Steven Latourette of Ohio, Mike Simpson of Idaho, Shelley Moore of West Virginia, Tim Griffin of Arkansas and Democratic Rep. John Sarbanes of Maryland replace members that have withdrawn from the case.
Postponements and delays lengthen the distance between now and then, making the alleged infraction less venal.
Now the trial is postponed indefinitely after internal committee memos surfaced that showed the two staff attorneys working on the case were communicating solely with Republican members of the committee.
The Democratic chairman at the time, Rep. Zoe Lofgren of California, dismissed the lawyers, angering Republicans who said they did nothing wrong.
My question is all this time and money spent well for the American people? There is so much corruption in government the people have lost their faith in the system and the men and women who run it. And this is just one more chink in the wall.
Six members in total also including the committee’s departing chairman Rep. Jo Bonner (R-AL.) Bonner said, “believe that, out of an abundance of caution and to avoid even an appearance of unfairness, their voluntary recusal will eliminate the possibility of questions being raised as to the partiality or bias of committee members considering this matter.”
He said the investigation is continuing “in a fair and unbiased matter.”
The real question is what is fair to the American people when Republicans and Democrats drag out ethics committee issues to finding solutions to the problems of government leaders and how they use their power of government to govern? Time and money is a major factor here when there are so many problems in our country. Congress moves too slow on these matters and in the end we the people will pay the price for the time and money lost.
Regarding the Republican “demons” House Speaker John Boehner and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, we all know if they were to call Maxine Waters a demon or a she-devil, they would be called racist.
Yet, by not addressing the matter of name calling at all makes them look like punks and they got a “bully beat down.” Punk Payback offers little in the way of value to the urban community life style, yet if the Republicans do not start addressing these types of insults from the Democrats it will make it continually more difficult for urban Republicans to show any type of “street credits” to our side of the game.
The RNC leaders need to encourage their Congressional leaders to speak up at the first sign of the impending “bully beat down.” Inform Republicans that they should assert their rights and not worry about being called racist or looking like one who accepts “sucker punches.” Republicans need to stand tall and not “punk out” or be bullied by the likes of Waters any longer.
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