In Maxine Waters’ warped mind there is nothing wrong with this country except for the fact that there are people in this country who dare to disagree with her. The Congresswoman from California believes everybody has the right to HER opinion. After recent comments saying the Tea Party should go to hell, Obama’s programs help white people too much, and the President wasn’t doing enough to bash his opponents, she continues to give ammunition to those Americans who want congressional term limits–her latest folly…justifying the crime wave also known as Occupy Wall Street.
Yesterday when asked by CNSNews.com about the deaths and crimes occurring in the Occupy camps the lawmaker’s response was basically “Sh*t Happens.”
“That’s a distraction from the goals of the protesters,” Waters, who says she supports the Occupy movement, told CNSNews.com after an event at the Capitol sponsored by the Congressional Progressive Caucus.
“Let me just say this: Anytime you have a gathering, homeless people are going to show up,” said Waters. “They will find some comfort in having some other people out on the streets with them. They’re looking for food. Often times, the criminal element will invade. That’s life and it happens, whether it’s with protesters or other efforts that go on in this country.take our poll - story continues below
“So I’m not deterred in my support for them because of these negative kinds of things,” said Waters. “I just want them to work at doing the best job that they can do to bring attention to this economic crisis and the unfairness of the system at this time.”
Through yesterday, according to the list being maintained by John Nolte on Big Government, there have been 256 criminal incidents at the Occupy protests, including sexual assaults battery and (here’s one John missed) a man who exposed himself and masturbated in the presence of children, but hey, it happens.
It is a bit surprising Rep Waters supports the occupy protests, many of which have harsh feelings toward banks Waters has been accused of arraigning meetings between regulators and OneUnited of Massachusetts, a bank in which her husband held shares and was on the board. At Waters urging, Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), who did not own shares in the company, subsequently inserted language into the bailout bill that effectively directed the Treasury to give special consideration to that bank which had been cited for unsound business practices and excessive compensation.
But that was not an ethics violation….it was just… oh well, sh*t happens