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Maxine Waters Vows Payback

Posted on | November 2, 2018 | Comments Off on Maxine Waters Vows Payback


Is this America or Zimbabwe?

If Democrats take over the House in the midterm elections, Maxine Waters has some scores to settle.
The California congresswoman told a group of constituents what’s in store for her enemies, should she gain the chairmanship of the Financial Services Committee.
“We have an election November 6th,” Waters said. “This is big. This may be the most important one that you’ve ever had to experience.
“This is the midterm election and often times people only vote in the presidential election because they don’t think this is important enough. But this is absolutely important,” she lectured.
“First of all, if we take back the House, most of the members of the Congressional Black Caucus will be chairs of the committees of the Congress of the United States of America,” Waters said, waving her fingers as the audience applauded.
“I will be the first African-American, the first woman to chair the powerful Financial Services Committee.
“That’s all of Wall Street. That’s all the insurance companies, that’s all the banks. And so, of course, the CEOs of the banks now are saying, ‘What can we do to stop Maxine Waters because if she gets in she’s going to give us a bad time?’” she said.
“I have not forgotten you foreclosed on our houses,” she warned.
“I have not forgotten that you undermined our communities,” she continued with the tone of a preacher.
“I have not forgotten that you sold us those exotic products, had us sign on the dotted line for junk,” she yelled, “and for mess that we could not afford.”
“I have people who are homeless who have never gotten back into a home. What am I going to do to you?
“What I am going to do to you is fair. I’m going to do to you what you did to us,” she vowed.

This is the politics of envy and the economics of revenge, and it has brought disaster wherever it has taken hold. It’s Venezuela.


Democrats need to gain 23 seats to take over the House, and the Cook Political Report now predicts Democrats will gain at least 30. However, at Real Clear Politics, analyst Sean Trende lays out a scenario in which the GOP holds on by a razor-thin margin of one or two seats.

We are now in what can be called the “poll hole,” that final weekend before Election Day where there isn’t enough data (or enough time to analyze and react to new data) to get a sense of which way things are trending. If the election had been held before the Florida bomber and the Pittsburgh shooter, I feel like Republicans had a good chance of pulling this out, but the past week has been brutal for the GOP, and it’s going to take some kind of miracle — a real 110% get-out-the-vote effort and a fired-up Republican base — to stop Pelosi, Waters and the rest of the Democrat gang from taking power. God help us.



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