By Robert Laurie
Maxine Waters is now the standard-bearer for her party’s base. There’s simply no other way to say it. Yes, we like to poke fun at her habit of sounding insane in public, but the facts are the facts. She’s not really nuts, she’s just saying the things the Democratic base believes.
Honestly? In a weird way, I respect it. She’s either unable or unwilling to play “the political game.” Others use obfuscating language or outright lies to hide their party’s intentions. Not Maxine. She just says what they’re all thinking.
Case in point is her call to violence. As she puts it, “If you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere.”
Maxine Waters calls for attacks on Trump administration: “If you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere.” pic.twitter.com/jMV7wk48wM
— Ryan Saavedra 🇺🇸 (@RealSaavedra) June 24, 2018
So, this is our new reality. Maxine Waters is letting you in on what her base thinks, and you should listen to her. When they tell you who they are, believe them.
Remember: These statements come less than a year after a Bernie Sanders supporter attacked a GOP softball game. If you think that’s the last you’ll see of this sort of violence, I regretfully suggest that you’re sorely mistaken. Democrats like Maxine Waters are on a path that leads directly to ugly physical confrontations.
….And they know it.
Pam Bondi attempted to attend a screening of the Mister Rogers documentary a day after announcing her plan to end protections for health care consumers with pre-existing conditions. Here, via @timintampa, is what happened. pic.twitter.com/zMLrSayS8M
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) June 23, 2018