BET to honor Maxine Waters

Ah, the doddering old fool is being honored for, well, ah, I suppose her incoherent ramblings

BET said the congresswoman will earn the Social Humanitarian Award for “being a fearless and outspoken advocate for under-served population.” The event, hosted by Oscar-nominated actress Taraji P. Henson, takes place Saturday at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark.

Videos of Waters have gone viral on social media, including her insisting that she was “reclaiming my time” at a recent congressional hearing.

Fearless and outspoken advocacy for the under-served? If you mean a scam artist who has gotten rich while her district in California suffers, then sure

of course there is also Waters IMPEACHMENTMANIA!

And, of course Waters does love her some Socialism

Of course to BET, this is unimportant. Waters is a Leftist, BET is devoted to leftist causes so, screw things like ethics

The California Democrat was accused of using her position as a member of the House Financial Services Committee in 2009 to steer $12 million in bailout money to the failing Boston-based OneUnited Bank, in which her husband had substantial stakes.

The federal cash had been earmarked for solvent banks with good banking practices, yet OneUnited, which failed all such criteria, got an exemption from the FDIC accounting rules.

Maybe that’s because Treasury Department bank examiners were subject to a barrage of calls from Waters’ grandson, Mikael Moore, muscling into an operation that was supposed to be judged impartially. In the end, the bank got its cash, leaving FDIC investigators fuming about “a travesty of justice,” and Moore is likely to get off with a slap on the wrist at most.

As for Waters, she skates. “This case is also about access,” Waters said, unwittingly indicating that “access” means access to taxpayer cash, for herself.

With the ethics charge gone, Waters won’t slink off in shame, but will now fail upward, poised to assume minority leadership of the Financial Services Committee.

Going back to the state of her district for a moment, Michelle Malkin stresses just how Waters has “served” her constituents

Waters has spent 37 years in office — many of those years as head of the Congressional Black Caucus — promising to make life better for constituents in economically ravaged South Central Los Angeles.

What do the denizens of her district have to show for it? Staggering levels of persistent unemployment, poverty, and gang violence as the 25th anniversary of the L.A. riots looms this coming weekend.

What does Representative Waters have to show for it?

She’s earned a lifetime of left-wing adoration for whitewashing the deadly riots as a “rebellion,” excusing the week-long shooting, looting, and arson orgy as “a spontaneous reaction to a lot of injustice and a lot of alienation and frustration,” and coddling Crips and Bloods gang members — with whom she performed the Electric Slide as part of her “fearless support and understanding of young people and their efforts at self-expression.”

I covered Waters in the early 1990s as an editorial writer and columnist at the Los Angeles Daily News. Her federally funded Maxine Waters Employment Preparation Center was a gang-infested boondoggle.

She embraced Damian Williams, the infamous thug who hurled a chunk of concrete at white truck driver Reginald Denny and performed a victory dance over the bloodied innocent bystander.

And she and her family personally profited from her rise to racially demagogic power.

She owns a tony mansion in predominantly white Hancock Park, several miles outside her congressional district.

She secured an ambassadorship to the Bahamas for her husband, a former pro football player and car salesman whose main qualification was having traveled to the island for a vacation.

Her daughter, Karen, has scooped up nearly $650,000 in payments from Mama Waters’s slate mailer operation for her federal campaign committee since 2006, the Washington Free Beacon reported this week. And Mama Waters owes her well-heeled daughter an additional $108,000.

Go read it all and be amazed at what BET is doing by honoring Rep. Waters. They are throwing away every shred of credibility they have frankly. They honor Waters, and heap praise on her, and for what? Actually helping Black people? No, it seems that her honors are derived from being a Leftist. BET, it would seem, cares more about furthering Leftism than about helping Black people. 

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