Fanfare!! It’s time It’s time to present this weeks’ statuette of shame, The Golden Weasel!!
Every Tuesday, the Council nominates some of the slimiest, most despicable characters in public life for some deed of evil, cowardice or corruption they’ve performed. Then we vote to single out one particular Weasel for special mention, to whom we award the statuette of shame, our special, 100% plastic Golden Weasel. This weeks’ nominees were all certainly deserving, but one stood out this week as the overwhelming winner..
Yes, it’s Maxine ‘No Justice No Peace’ Waters, Democrat Congresswoman from Crazyfornia!
The Independent Sentinel: For telling the Council of Pakistan Affairs and Islamic Society of Orange County that Sharia Law is compatible with the U.S. Constitution and for telling them that anyone who disagrees is a bigot.
So much for free speech and the right to dissent.
While Ms. Waters certainly deserves the award for this bit o’ bigotry, (can you imagine how she’d look in a burka and niquab) this is really something of a career achievement award.
She represents California’s 43rd congressional district, which is centered in South Central Los Angeles and includes Inglewood, Hawthorne, and parts of Carson and Torrance (shsssh! She doesn’t live in the District, but in upscale Hancock Park).
She got her nickname from leading chants during the 1992 Rodney King riots, which she insisted should be called a ‘rebellion’ rather than a riot. She described the violence in which 58 people were killed as “a spontaneous reaction to a lot of injustice.” And speaking of injustice, when she was asked about the wide spread looting of Korean owned businesses, she shrugged it off, saying “There were mothers who took this as an opportunity to take some milk, to take some bread, to take some shoes… They are not crooks.”
Ms. Waters also has a fond spot in her heart for commie dictator Fidel Castro, whom she thanked for – wait for it – providing help to those who needed to “flee political persecution.”
I have a feeling Congresswoman Waters never toured Fidel’s gulag on the Isle of Pines.
One of the people she was referring to was black ‘activist’ Assata Shakur, and in 1998, Waters wrote a letter to Fidel Castro asking him not to extradite Shakur. This was in spite of the fact that Shakur is an escaped convicted murderer, a former member of the Black Panther Party and The Black Liberation Army, and is classified by the FBI with good reason as a domestic terrorist.
On the other hand, you can’t say she’s not consistent. As a prominent member of the Congressional Black Caucus she put major pressure on President Clinton in 1999 to ship 6-year-old Elian Gonzales back to Castro’s Cuba.
Economics? Of course! Remember this?
“This liberal would be about socializing … uh, umm. … Would be about, basically, taking over, and the government running all of your companies.”
Hey, socialism and ‘justified’ theft is good when it comes to whitey and them Ko-reans, right! And do I have to tell you she favors reparations for slavery,and co-authored a bill to mandate it with Senator John Conyers (D-MI)? Or that she was a major force in helping to KO any oversight of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae when the Bush Administration attempted to institute it?
Of course, let’s not get the wrong idea. Ms. Waters is actually pretty savvy when it comes to finance. Her own, at least.
Chuck Neubauer and Ted Rohrlich wrote a major piece in the LA Times in 2004 to the effect that Maxine Waters’ relatives had made more than $1 million during the preceding eight years by doing business with companies, candidates and causes that Waters had direct influence over because of her position in congress. They claimed she and her husband helped a company get government bond business, and that her daughter Karen Waters and son Edward Waters have profited from her connections. Waters reply? “They do their business and I do mine.”
Oh, indeed she does!
She also holds the distinction of being named one of the 14 most corrupt members of congress by Business Insider in 2011. Considering whom else was in congress at that time, this was and is a major achievement. She’s a superstar.
F’rinstence, back in September of 2008, Waters lobbied for TARP funds for OneUnited Bank, because she claimed it was part of an association of minority controlled banks.This happened when she was on the Financial Services Committee and had a voice in determining where TARP funds would go.
Waters’ husband Sidney Williams just happened to have been a board member of OneUnited, and was and still is a stockholder.
Part of her lobbying efforts involved arranging personal meetings with her husband and Treasury Department officials without ever disclosing her personal financial interest. OneUnited ended up with a healthy taxpayer bailout of $12 million.
Thyen Waters was brought up on Ethics charges, largely because another part of her lobbying involved chairperson Barney Frank and he needed to cover his own capacious behind.
Having a choice between a trial in the House or pleading guilty, Waters was savvy enough to choose a ‘trial’ knowing that (a) after seeing the wrist slap her fellow BCC compadre Charley Rangel got for doing far worse, even if she was found guilty it wouldn’t amount to much and (b)the Democrat dominated House wasn’t going to push too hard to prove charges against a prominent member of the Congressional Black Caucus, and they would likely stonewall and drop the charges before the newly elected GOP house was seated in January of 2011.
Which is exactly what happened.
For racism, outsize nastiness, hypocrisy and sheer grasping corruption, Maxine Waters richly deserves her Golden Weasel. She’s literally one of the best weasels to be found in the parasitical halls of government. Accept it and all that goes with it, congresswoman.
Because there were problems on the site, I couldn’t get the nominees up this week, but they were good and here they are.
Here are this weeks’ nominees…
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi !!
“It would be very important for the Democrats to retain control of the Senate,” Pelosi told Maher. “Civilization as we know it today would be in jeopardy if the Republicans win the Senate.”;
The only thing that would be ‘endangered’ is Leftist Marxism and their unconstitutional mandates. If anything, civilization would take a much needed step forward with Republicans in full control. At least we would not be charging backwards towards a feudal state quite as fast, or embracing Progressivism quite as hard. Pelosi has not only ethical issues, she has sanity issues.
NFL Commissioner ( at least at the time of writing) Roger Goodell!!
Virginia Right!: for his legendary inconsistency in punishment.
Ray Rice knocks his girlfriend out and initially received a 2 game suspension. Meanwhile, over in Indianapolis, Robert Mathis is prescribed a fertility drug by his doctor in an effort to have a child. Mathis gets a 4 game suspension. If only he had beat his wife instead of loving her enough to have a child.
And now we find out that the elevator video of Rice actually hitting his girlfriend was probably seen – and ignored by Goodell. Until it went viral.
Pop Singer Robin Thicke!
The Colossus of Rhodey: It’s bad enough he’ll never admit he (clearly) ripped off Marvin Gaye and his classic “Got To Give It Up” for his mega-hit “Blurred Lines,” but now he admits he never wrote the song in the first place!
Maxine ‘No Justice No peace’ Waters, Democrat Congresswoman!
The Independent Sentinel : For telling the Council of Pakistan Affairs and Islamic Society of Orange County that Sharia Law is compatible with the U.S. Constitution and for telling them that anyone who disagrees is a bigot.
So much for free speech and the right to dissent.
Former Senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton!!
Nice Deb: for having the nerve to run for president after her ignominious term as Obama’s Secretary of State.
Never mind the scandals, lies and duplicity that marked her tenure as First Lady during the Clinton years.
Under Obama, she presided over a State Department at a time in which the Middle East descended into chaos, our relationship with our allies weakened, and her “reset” with Russia failed miserably. During her watch, the State Department was awash in scandals from the Benghazi cover-up (with new revelations this week) to rampant sex crimes overseas and the subsequent whistle-blower retaliations that followed.
Her only “accomplishment” – if you can call it that is the fact that she was the most traveled Sec. of State in US history.
Being a Democrat, and thus a weasel, she understands that the MSM will crawl across broken glass to help drag her across the finish in line in 2016. So she’s got that going for her and it’s no small thing.
Well, there it is! Are these worthy weasels or what? Check back Thursday to see which Weasel walks off with the statuette of shame!
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