Maxine Waters raves about Obama’s epic database, comes back to bite her

Boy, she wasn’t kidding.

In an interview with the black-oriented TV One earlier this year, U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., said the Obama era might be ending in 2016, but his legacy would carry on in the form of “an organization that contains a kind of database that no one has ever seen before in life.”

“That’s going to be very, very powerful,” she added.

maxinewatersWhen the interviewer, Roland Martin of “Washington Watch,” asked if she was referring to Organizing for America, the new name of the original Obama for America campaign outfit, Waters agreed.

And, she added ominously: “That database will have information about everything on every individual in ways that it’s never been done before.”

Those words sound kind of eerie now, given what we’ve learned about how Obama’s IRS treats citizens exercising democratic rights – and how the NSA keeps an eye on everybody else.

But to be fair to Obama, Waters has a record of questionable commentary, going on the record throughout her career – and long before he was in office – with comments ranging from insulting to the merely inane.

Here, with help from Human Events, are a few of her greatest hits:

On sequestration: “We don’t need to be having something like sequestration that’s going to cause these jobs losses, over 170 million jobs that could be lost.” (March. There are only about 135 million jobs in the United States.)

On the tea party: “This is a tough game. You can’t be intimidated. You can’t be frightened.  And as far as I’m concerned, the Tea Party can go straight to hell.” (2011)

On patriotism: “I didn’t say anything to anybody. I just watched — the Republicans were out there — they were having a great time (protesting Obamacare). They were laughing, they were waving the American flag, they were egging them on, and I thought that was outrageous behavior. I really did.” (2010)

On oil companies: “Guess what this liberal would be all about?   This liberal would be about socializing … basically, taking over, and the government running all of your companies.” (2008)

On race relations:  “Policy, for the most part, has been made by white people in America, not by people of color.   And they have tended to take care of those things that they think are important … And so we have to band together and keep fighting back.” (1993)

On the president: “The president is a liar.” (Just kidding. That was in 2005)

Joe Saunders

Joe Saunders, a 25-year newspaper veteran, is a staff writer and editor for BizPac Review who lives in Tallahassee and covers capital and Florida politics. Email Joe at [email protected].


30 thoughts on “Maxine Waters raves about Obama’s epic database, comes back to bite her

  1. pii says:

    You have to remember- she's a Rep from ultra blue California.

    1. mark says:

      a rep??? try a liberal dem, who's constituents are mainly very low income or welfare….

      1. shooter says:

        By "Rep", the poster meant "Representative," not "Republican."

  2. PAT says:

    Maxine Waters is not interested in black or white Americans according to here actions. That powerful legacy of monitoring our e-mail, phone calls,etc. and targeting certain groups that are in opposition to his policies via IRS that she holds in such regard…..does she not know some of these people are black. does she not represent the people in her state as well as the country…so why is it she call pick a group and say they can go to hell….when she votes, her vote affects all of us, no matter the color. She apparently does not know how many jobs there are in the country per her over statement. She certainly has no right to call any group that is demonstrating using peaceful protest to draw attention to their cause. She is well known for her racists remarks/outbursts. She is the non-patriot individual not the Tea Party. Here she goes saying she is a socialist wanting to take over (sound familiar). And she plays the race card to insight people to band together against white people. She has violated the oath to uphold the constitution and needs to be impeached. She and others like her, I am sure, are not held in high regard by intelligent black people that think for themselves. I did not state educated black people because this traitor is "formally educated". One does not have to hold a college degree to be intelligent. Her remarks and actions say to me that she hates America and it's people.

  3. PAT says:

    Maggie, I certainly agree with you. She has approved of violating and infringing on our rights for so long and gotten by with it, that she has no problem spew her disdain and prejudice remarks. She and others in congress like her are part of our problems. She should be impeached.

  4. Maxine the cat says:

    It ain't Maxine that's the real problem — it is those creating the mega database on all of us, and those allowing political appointees to access that data.

  5. Dre99 says:

    It's interesting that when a person stands up on various issues and them face head on this person seems to be frowned upon. Too many of you may have drank the koolaid and will fall for anything! That maybe why our U.S. situation is in the state that it is in to much complacency!

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