Pssst! Maxine Waters (D, CA)!
Just thought I’d let you know: about this? The CBC is trying to help by organizing job fairs across the country. [Congresswoman] Waters also wants to help by putting more pressure on the big banks to help with mortgages. “If they don’t come up with loan modifications and keep people in their homes that they’ve worked so hard for, we’re going to tax them out | Read More »
Maxine Waters (D) case delayed via Democratic incompetence?
That’s what the Washington Post reports, at least (H/T: The Daily Caller). To refresh people’s memories: Rep. Waters used her position on the House Financial Services Committee to intervene on behalf of OneUnited Bank, which happens to be a bank with a personal connection with Waters. The case was set to go in September, only to be delayed at the last second. It will be | Read More »
Maxine Waters trial delay.
There was an interesting development in the Rep. Maxine Waters ethics trial last Friday: the charges were abruptly sent back to Ethics’ investigative subcommittee for review… and ‘mum’ was, as they say, the word as to why. Oh, Rep. Waters immediately claimed vindication – which she would probably do if they were loading her onto a tumbrel – but there hasn’t been much chatter about | Read More »
Democrats: Foreclosure crisis due to banker conspiracy.
I really, really wish that I was making this up, actually: For those without video, it shows Rep. Maxine Waters (D, CA-35) of the House Financial Services Committee… actually, summarizing this piece is almost impossible. The CNBC folks try their best to get some sort of coherent information out of Rep. Waters, and this is what they gleaned:
Boxer pot aide should have gone with different drug.
You have probably read or heard by now that one of Senator Barbara Boxer’s used-to-be-senior-aides got busted for trying to bring pot into Capitol Hill. I say ‘used-to-be’ because they fired him, of course: aside from the bad image generally, as the Politico article notes Sen. Boxer is currently being a War on Some Drugs warrior when it comes to pot legalization. Now, I will | Read More »
Jan Schakowsky (D, IL-09) saves Shorebank after all.
Back in May it was reported that the failing, yet politically-connected Shorebank in Illinois was to be bailed out. The bank actually closed last Friday, but was resurrected yesterday and turned into a new bank – one that will of course have no obvious relationship to Rep. Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), who lobbied very strenuously to save Shorebank… even though it’s not based in her district. | Read More »
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Maxine Waters will have what Charlie Rangel’s having.
Come, I will conceal nothing from you: I have long considered Maxine “Why is this woman on Financial Services?” Waters to be one of our dumber Members of Congress – which is impressive, given that we have people like Al Franken, Barbara Boxer, Arlen Specter, Shirley Jackson-Lee, and Russ Carnahan in it – but I may have to revise that. It is now being reported | Read More »
Great moments in representative democracy.
You know it’s bad when somebody from CBS voluntarily uses the title “Is Maxine Waters Really As Dumb As She Seems?“: Watch CBS News Videos Online …even Hot Air was more sedate in its title*. For those who are wondering, while grilling Fed Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke Rep. Waters confused the discount rate with the fed funds rate. And if you didn’t know what that | Read More »
Rep. Maxine Waters: *many* Congressman as bad as Charlie Rangel.
Do tell. “Many members” of Congress suffer from the same disclosure issues as Rep. Charles Rangel (D.N.Y.), one of his allies said Wednesday. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) downplayed the seriousness of allegations against Rangel that he failed to disclose sources of income and pay taxes on some properties, saying that many lawmakers suffer from innocent lapses in judgment when filing mandatory financial disclosure forms. “I | Read More »
Rep. Maxine Waters (D): Let’s primary Blue Dogs.
This throwaway line in a Hill article (“Dem healthcare infighting intensifies”): And on Tuesday it prompted Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) to hint that more liberal members of the party should consider challenging centrist Blue Dogs in next year’s primaries. …eventually led me to this (via The Patriot Room: he also has a related video there) article about what has to be one of the more, | Read More »
I cannot *believe* that I am going to say this about Maxine Waters.
Much as I hesitate to argue with my colleague Brian Faughnan on the Obey/Waters fracas… it is possible that she may not be at fault here. Obey’s been showing more and more of a temper over the last few years. There was the yelling match that he got into with antiwar protesters in 2007: See also here. I don’t know if this is going to | Read More »
I don’t know why Jonah Goldberg bothered…
…to write about the fairly predictable way that his comments about liberalism and the paranoid style were brushed off. Actually, I do know why. He wanted to write this last paragraph: The point is that when liberals and leftists spout conspiracy theories and paranoid delusions — as they have for generations now — it’s written off by the liberal establishment as either an isolated incident, | Read More »
Elections have consequences: Megan McArdle edition.
Before we go any further, let me just note that my sympathies for the people in the video below is currently somewhere between “nil” and “whatever.” This is a blue-on-blue fight, as far as I’m concerned: Wall Street actually has a habit of going against its class interests by funding and supporting Democrats, and God knows that they had their hand in the current banking | Read More »