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Posts Tagged ‘Waters’

Congresswoman Maxine Waters Political Doubletalk

Posted by Steve Markowitz on May 11, 2017

Washington DC is a remarkable place with mystical powers to turn people who once seemed sane into blabbering fools.  These powers have no political boundaries, affecting politicians on the Left and the Right; Democrats and Republicans.

This week, Congresswoman Maxine Waters became the poster child for the Washington derangement-related illness.  During an interview with MSNBC’s Peter Alexander, Ms. Waters went bizarre, even by Washington standards.  The exchange started with a video clip from late last year showing Waters declaring that former FBI director James Comey had “no credibility”.  After showing this video, Alexander asked Waters if he could assume that she supported President Trump’s decision to fire Comey.  To that, Waters responded in the negative.  It is hard to understand why the Congresswoman would not support the firing of one of the most important federal law enforcement officials who she previously indicated had “no credibility”.

After further exchange included in the video below, Waters went full circle into the bizarre when Alexander asked: “So if Hillary Clinton had won the White House would you have recommended that she fire FBI Director James Comey?”  To that Waters incredibly responds: “Well let me tell you something.  If she had won the White House, I believe that given what he did to her, and what he tried to do, she should have fired him, yes!”

While Congresswoman Waters twisted logic has a humorous side, its underlying logic is dangerous, inflicting many politicians.  To these politicians the law is not blind, but instead a tool to be used to promote a political agenda against political opponents.

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Liars and Politicians

Posted by Steve Markowitz on April 19, 2017

Politicians are generally a slippery bunch. While initially they may enter the field to improve cities, states or the federal government, they are often corrupted by the lure of reelection and the power and money that flow from it.

Prior to modern digital media, changing and ridiculous politicians’ statements were often lost in time. Now, with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc., a politician’s statements are memorialized forever. This brings about a daily litany of political doubletalk, lies and/or stupid statements in clear view.

This week we can thank Congresswoman Maxine Waters for the entertainment within a two minute interview on MSNBC, as included in the video below. First, Waters confirms that she called for impeachment of President Trump. Then, almost immediately said: “I have not called for impeachment.” Ms. Waters’ flip-flop would be comical if one could forget that she is involved in writing the Country’s laws.

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Congresswoman Maxine Waters Claims 170 Million Jobs Will Be Lost Through Sequestration

Posted by Steve Markowitz on March 2, 2013

Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Democrat from California, spoke for a group of congressional women on sequestration.  It was a sad example of just how ignorant our Washington politicians are.

Typical of the Left’s sky is falling claims concerning sequestration, she ran off a litany of negative consequences, especially focused on women, single mothers and the poor.  For this group, she said: “All of the gains we have made will be lost through sequestration.”  Well Ms. Waters, given the sad plight single mothers and the poor in this country, with friends like you who needs enemies.

In a demonstration of Ms. Waters’ ignorance and how bogus the Left’s claims are she said in the video below: “If sequestration takes place, that’s going to be a great setback.  We don’t need to be having something like sequestration that’s going to cause these job losses — over 170 million jobs that could be lost”.  This is a remarkable claim given that there are only about 130 million working people in the United States.  Even scarier, Waters is the ranking Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee.  Just imagine if Sarah Palin or any woman on the Right had made such a stupid statement.

Sequestration involves only $85 billion in cuts for a federal budget that is over $3 trillion.  Give such a trivial requirement to anyone who has run a business and the problem would be resolved in a matter of hours.  The fact that in over a year the government has not been able to reach a resolution is proof of just how dysfunctional it is.  Given their inability to govern, radical actions to attack Washington’s spending problem including sequestration are required.

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Castro Says “Drill Baby Drill”

Posted by Steve Markowitz on September 30, 2010

Showing arrogance and a lack of understanding of unintended consequences, the Obama Administration five months ago imposed a moratorium prohibiting deepwater drilling in American waters in the Gulf of Mexico.  Add to this a longstanding federal law banning drilling near the coast of Florida and we have effective stopped drilling for oil and gas in the southeastern waters off the United States.  Well, not exactly.  All we have done is stopped drilling in American-controlled territory.

Next year a Spanish company will begin drilling wells 50 miles from the Florida Keys in Cuban sovereign waters.  This will not only move jobs and money from the United States to Cuba, but also increase the risk of environmental damage in the future since Cuba and its partners do not have the safety rules or resources that drillers in the United States have access to.

It is ironic that our socialist brothers in Cuba need to teach us some rules about supply and demand.

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