“My first thought was not again, not one more killing. And I’m reflecting on all of the killings of young black men in particular, but of course, black women too, at the hands of the police and at the hands of, you know, these white supremacists….I think that the officer who had his knee on his neck enjoyed doing what he was doing. I believe sometime some of these officers leave home thinking, ‘I’m going to get me one today.’ And I think this is his one that he got today…And I’m thinking about the way that the president conducts himself. In a way, he’s dog-whistling, and I think that they’re feeling that they can get away with this kind of treatment. And I’m just so sorry about the loss of another life.”
—-Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Cal), in full race-baiting, hate-mongering, Big Lie peddling, mind-reading mode as she sought to draw damning generalities from the death of African-American George Floyd
I wonder: Has there been a more destructive, vicious, irresponsible and divisive political figure on the American scene over the last 50 years than Maxine Waters? George Wallace was pretty much through by 1970. Who else? Has there been any such figure, whose rhetoric was even close to this reprehensible, that the news media and Democratic Party were so reluctant to call out for what he or she was?
The woman, who has previously called for the public to harass members of the Trump administration in public places, was permanently emboldened by the Left’s generous pass to any politician demonizing the President in the wake of the 2016 election. Waters has always been a notable example of the Dunning-Kruger Effect, a defiantly stupid woman who nonetheless broadcasts her stupidity at every opportunity.
George Floyd was killed by a sickening example of police bullying and brutality, in a videotaped incident that requires only the necessary investigation to satisfy due process. Even the confounding elements that made Eric Garner’s death arguably fall short of murder were absent here. Negligent homicide or second degree murder, Floyd was killed by Minnesota police officers. There is no reason to think they won’t be successfully prosecuted. The riots following the incident, meanwhile, are pointless and destructive. Responsible public officials and African American leaders should be trying to prevent them. Waters is encouraging them.
Floyd’s death also was a single incident that proves nothing about racism, police attitudes toward blacks, white supremacy, and especially President Trump. To claim otherwise is intellectually and ethically indefensible. Yet Waters will face no consequences for her rant, nor will any member of her party hold her accountable for the hate, fear and divisiveness she is deliberately spreading.
No political party that tolerates and enables someone like Waters within its leadership can be trusted with power