Hey, Mad Maxine Waters -- How Does It Feel to Be the Target?

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Over her three decades in government, CA Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Unhinged) has made an art form of targeting people she does not agree with. Her moves are straight out of the Alinsky Rule book, No. 12: “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it,”

Waters has done it to Trump, his cabinet, and Trump supporters:

Then she did it to the police in the midst of the Derek Chauvin trial. On the weekend before the verdict, Mad Maxine had the temerity to fly to Minneapolis to “show her support” to the protestors in Brooklyn Center who were awaiting the Chauvin verdict.

My colleague Nick Arama reported:

“I know this, we’ve got to stay in the streets,” Waters said to the activists who were there. “We are looking for a guilty verdict.” “I am very hopeful and I hope that we are going to get a verdict that is guilty, guilty, guilty,” she continued. “And if we don’t, we cannot go away.”

After that little song and dance by Rep. Mad Hatter, a Minneapolis National Guard member was shot. But just as with other times, Mad Maxine felt no shame, remorse, and offered no apologies for her behavior. Despite placing her crooked thumb on the scales with her rant (even the Chauvin trial judge said this), Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her Democrat colleagues didn’t even feel the need to censure her.

She got it like that, and she expects that anyone who questions her choices should be ignored, or deserves to be silenced. So, after Fox News exposed that not only is Mad Maxine being brought up on ethics charges for using Capitol Police and Secret Service for protection during her Minneapolis visit, but that she also used federal Air Marshalls for protection, the Mad Hatter is now turning her inner Alinsky on Fox, threatening a lawsuit:

Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Los Angeles, has threatened legal action against Fox News for a story that claimed Waters and other members of Congress were abusing a program created after 9/11 to protect the flying public by assigning air marshals to certain domestic flights.

According to the Fox News story, a complaint filed with the House Committee on Ethics alleges that Waters flew from Washington, D.C., to Minneapolis on April 17 to attend the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin, who was convicted of murdering George Floyd. The complaint says Waters was accompanied by two armed Capitol Police and two U.S. Secret Service agents, but allegedly requested two federal air marshals and two more marshals once the plane touched down to escort her in the airport.

U.S. Capitol Police and Secret Service officials denied those claims, telling Fox News that neither agency provided in-flight protection for Waters.

Mad Maxine took to her soapbox with sound and fury to deny the report, and to complain that having her travel records leaked has put her life at risk.

You cannot make this stuff up.

Waters added that following her trip to Minnesota, “I became aware that documents outlining a security threat assessment that included my flight number and other travel information was leaked to TownHall, a right-wing media outlet. It was then subsequently shared by Fox News, the New York Post, the Post Millennial, and other outlets where it was falsely claimed that the document indicated I had requested police protection during my trip. Again, this is an absolute lie. … This leak of my travel information and operational and threat assessment information is deeply disturbing and puts my life at risk.”

Fox News is standing by its report. Since Mad Maxine used her official capacity as a United States Representative to travel to Minneapolis, and used publicly-paid for security, then it’s all a matter of public record. Mad Maxine has no leg to stand on, and she knows it.

But the sound, the fury, and the gaslighting continue apace.

Mad Maxine knows she be workin’ those Alinsky rules: “Accuse the other side of that which you are guilty.”