Monday, August 22, 2011 | 9:31pm
Rep. Maxine Waters Tells Tea Party to ‘Go Straight to Hell’
Why is when a strong black woman has an opinion she’s controversial but when a white man does, we pat em on the back?
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) is back at it. The long outspoken Congresswoman reached her boiling point with the Democratic antagonist, Tea Party. At the Tea Party forum in Inglewood, California, Waters had enough of the hecklers interrogating her on the State’s 12% joblessness rate, the second highest in the nation.
“I’m not afraid of anybody,” Waters told the crowd. “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.”
Good thing she’s not relying on a Tea Party base for re-election but these controversial comments won’t make it easier. Waters however is no stranger to controversy. She first got on the right wing shit list when she supported Hip Hop music at a time when Public Enemy was Public Enemy #1. Then just a few weeks ago she was the only one with balls enough to call out President Obama for ignoring the Black community.
“We don’t know why on this trip that he’s in the United States now, he’s not in any black community,” she said at a jobs forum in Detroit. “We want to give him every opportunity, but our people are hurting. The unemployment is unconscionable. We don’t know what the strategy is,” she continued. “We’re supportive of the president, but we getting tired, y’all, getting tired.”
For me Waters represents what a strong black woman should be all about, better yet what ALL politicians should be all about but don’t have the balls to be so. Is she controversial? Yeah but isn’t that the point? All politicians should be controversial by definition. They’re obviously going to piss off some people to fight for the beliefs of the majority that elected them. When the Iraq war started she was one of just 11 congressmen to vote against the war at a time when politicians would dare speak out against Bush’s revenge in fear of sounding unpatriotic.