POLITICAL STORM: Rep. Maxine Waters SAYS The Tea Party Can "Go To Hell" & BLASTS President Obama For Ignoring Blacks
Congresswoman Maxine Waters is fed up and she is ready to put President Obama on blast for ignoring his Black base and saying what she really thinks about the Tea Party (which includes them going to HELL!).
Get the deets on what Rep. Waters is saying that has made her a trending topic on Twitter inside....
While you were watching Tami and Meeka get it in on "Basketball Wives," another outspoken African American woman became a trending topic on Twitter as she has become one of President Obama's most vocal critics while also taking on the Tea Party (which most political folks are afraid to do). A political sh*tstorm has ensued.
During a recent jobs summit at Inglewood High School in California, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) made headlines when she blasted the Tea Party and said they could all go to hell. This was viewed as an insult and the sound bite went viral, making Maxine vulnerable to attack from the right wing. But as usual....they missed the point.
When Rep. Waters said "Go To Hell" it was just a "different" way of saying "Please come visit our neighborhood." Because as most folks in her district would tell you, the crime is rampant, unemployment is high and people are walking around saying "Yes We Can't" not "Yes We Can." Welcome to hell.....where many unemployed Blacks live.
But Rep. Waters didn't stop there. At a Congressional Black Caucus town hall in Detroit, she also attacked President Obama for his bus tour through the Midwest, which didn't stop through any neighborhoods which resembled Downtown LA, Detroit, Newark, NJ or the host of other chocolate areas hard hit by the economy.
"We're getting tired y'all," she said. "We want to give him every opportunity. But our people are hurting. The unemployment is unconscionable. ... When you let us know it is time to let go, we'll let go."
She also said,
"We don't know what the strategy is. We don't know why on this trip that he's in the United States now, he's not in any black communities," she said.
And a host of other high profile Blacks like Cornel West and Tavis Smiley have joined in and questioned President Obama's committment to the Black community...or lack thereof.
So what do you think about what Rep. Waters said? Was it a good thing that she invited the right wing to visit "hell" to see how the economy has destroyed her district? Or was she being disrespectful of President Obama when she questioned his absence with respect to Black areas? Speak on it.....
Watch Maxine Waters tell the Tea Party where exactly they can go: