“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. As far as I’m concerned, the Tea Party can go straight to hell.”
Waters has pumped up the volume on her rhetoric as of lately. Although there is little doubt that Waters ultimately supports Obama and vice versa, this is what the liberal Congressman had to say about her failing president last week:
“We don’t put pressure on the president. Let me tell you why. We don’t put pressure on the president because ya’ll love the president. You love the president. You’re very proud to have a black man — first time in the history of the United States of America. If we go after the president too hard, you’re going after us…”
“The Congressional Black Caucus loves the president too. We’re supportive of the president, but we’re getting tired, ya’ll. We’re getting tired. And so, what we want to do is, we want to give the president every opportunity to show what he can do and what he’s prepared to lead on. We want to give him every opportunity, but our people are hurting. The unemployment is unconscionable. 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 community. We don’t know that.”
It is important to question why Waters is getting all bent out of shape lately. As I suggested before it is likely directly related to Obama’s falling poll numbers – especially among black voters. Waters is threatened by the surge of tea party influence on Congress…something to do with a smaller & more responsible government, reduced spending, and lower taxes simply doesn’t sit well with a liberal like Waters. It reduces her power and influence. It minimizes her ability to connect to voters on a mass scale (other than blacks, who may be questioning Obama’s performance but will still largely vote for Democrats).
When Waters tells the tea party to “go straight to hell,” you can bet she means it! Most of the other liberals in Washington may not have the gall to speak so bluntly, but their feelings are much the same. That is why the flood of conservative influence on Republicans in Congress must not fade. Tea party Congressman must not negotiate watered down deals with Democrats who only seek their demise. Crafty compromise always leaves little devils in the details. Let liberal like Waters keep their devils. The tea party has the Constitution!