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  1. #1 Another Democrat, Maxine Waters, faces ethics charges 
    WASHINGTON — Representative Maxine Waters, Democrat of California, will face charges of misusing her office and is expected to contest the claims in a House trial, the second powerful House Democrat to opt for such a public airing in recent days, Congressional officials said Friday.

    A House ethics subcommittee has charged Ms. Waters, 71, a 10-term congresswoman, in a case involving communications that she had with the top executive of a bank that her husband owned stock in while it was applying for a federal bailout in 2008, two House officials said.

    Charges are expected to be announced next week, several Congressional officials said, speaking only on the condition of anonymity because the proceedings remained confidential. Details of the specific accusations of wrongdoing were not available Friday evening.

    The expected trial, coming just after the start of a similar proceeding on Thursday for Representative Charles B. Rangel of New York, would be a modern-day precedent for the House, Congressional officials said. At no time in at least the last two decades have two sitting House members faced a public hearing detailing allegations against them.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/31/us...rs.html?src=mv

    "The American people voted to restore integrity and honesty in Washington, D.C., and the Democrats intend to lead the most honest, most open and most ethical Congress in history." --Nancy Pelosi
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    Rangel and now Waters? Racism outrage in 3, 2, 1...

    They need to grab up Frank and Dodd to counterbalance.
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    It could not happen to a more deserving racist bitch.
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    I hope this woman dies of festering boils at some time. She's a race baiter who protects cop killers. She actually wrote a letter to Castro asking him to not extradite Joanne Chesimard who murdered Trooper Werner Foerster in NJ.
    In an open letter to Castro, chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Representative Maxine Waters of California later explained that many members of the Caucus (including herself) were against Shakur's extradition but had mistakenly voted for the bill, which was placed on the accelerated suspension calendar, generally reserved for non-controversial legislation.[205] In the letter, Waters explained her opposition, calling COINTELPRO "illegal, clandestine political persecution" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assata_...ition_attempts
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    Quote Originally Posted by lacarnut View Post
    It could not happen to a more deserving racist bitch.
    Agreed. She actually came out in favor of the Rodney King rioters, despite the massive body count, calling it a "legitimate uprising." I thought that she should have been expelled for encouraging sedition, but financial and other improprieties tend to go hand in hand with a total lack of respect for the authority of the United States.
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    Why the very public trials this close to Nov.? One would think the Dims would want this out of the spotlight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    Why the very public trials this close to Nov.? One would think the Dims would want this out of the spotlight.
    One of two ideas, I suspect:

    They will spin it as proof that they are actually doing something about it. Then the verdicts will be set aside after the elections.
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    They are remembering that Clinton's poll numbers rose during his impeachment trial and expect the same thing to happen here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    Why the very public trials this close to Nov.? One would think the Dims would want this out of the spotlight.
    I have a hunch. It's just a hunch, but the Rangel, Waters things make me suspicious.

    If the Repubs recapture Congress, or even one House, they can at the least stop the anointed one's agenda.

    If, though, in the two remaining years of the magic negro's administration, the economy doesn't come back or things don't improve noticeably, the dems will go into 2012 pointing to the Republicans as being the reason. And, considering the American voters short attention span and shorter memory, such finger pointing would have an effect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by swirling_vortex View Post
    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/31/us...rs.html?src=mv

    "The American people voted to restore integrity and honesty in Washington, D.C., and the Democrats intend to lead the most honest, most open and most ethical Congress in history." --Nancy Pelosi
    Now all they need is get that cow Sheila Jackson Lee for a perfect trifecta :) Or can we count Cold Cash Jefferson towards the trifecta?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JB View Post
    Rangel and now Waters? Racism outrage in 3, 2, 1...

    They need to grab up Frank and Dodd to counterbalance.
    Don't forget Cold Cash Jefferson . . . .
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