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Maxine Waters In Line For Promotion

Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank, the powerful top Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee, announced Monday that he is retiring from the seat he has held for more than three decades…His decision will almost certainly have ripple effects as Democrats compete for Frank’s committee slot. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), the second-ranking Democrat on the Financial Services Committee, has already started making calls to colleagues to try to shore up support to succeed Frank in her party’s top post on the panel. [Politico]

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54 Responses to “Maxine Waters In Line For Promotion”

  1. Merritt Parkway says:

    Mad Max Mac Mad.

  2. HowardU says:

    Socialist/Financially corrupt with bad grammar.

    Sounds like a standing member of the Chinese politburo

  3. Timmy G. says:

    Who is her CEO when this happens?

  4. Guy with A.D.D. says:

    Jesus Christ, someone please que up the circus music!

  5. Cantor Guy says:

    Goddamn it.

  6. Guest says:

    while max's idiocy complicates this issue, i do advise commenters to examine motives prior to hitting 'submit comment'.

    -guy who cannot even write an 'examine motives' post without needing his own motives examined

  7. Michael Moore says:

    Special Investigator time!

  8. this guy says:

    Can someone explain the "Who is your CEO" joke?

    – Longtime reader who is genuinely embarrassed at having to ask

  9. Guest says:

    It will speak volumes for the dems if they do back her.

  10. Guest says:

    This is a God. And He works for Maxine.

    This can only be a result of divine intervention. There's no other explanation for it.

  11. merkin_capital says:

    (face palm)

    -LBJ

  12. David Letterman says:

    Future Letterman Top 10 List:

    "And the number three reason to consider revoking your American citizenship is…."

    -Ghost of Headless Horseman

  13. lex luthor says:

    Totally brazen…only a complete moron can be this shameless. Prepare for another giveaway.

  14. Guest says:

    Time to hitch up with Susan Sarandon and leave the country.

  15. Anonymous says:

    How is she not in jail yet?

  16. OWS Protestor says:

    Finally, we can have somebody in power that represents the 99%. Somebody that isn't in bed with the banks, doesn't have pending litigation, and has the best interests of the American people at heart.

    • Merritt Parkway says:

      OWS: A most lucid comment. You're growing on me.

    • Anonymous says:

      "doesn't have pending litigation"

      Involvement with OneUnited Bank
      Waters' husband is a stockholder and former director of OneUnited Bank and the bank's executives were major contributors to her campaigns. In September 2008, Waters arranged meetings between U.S. Treasury Department officials and OneUnited Bank, so that the bank could plead for federal cash. It had been heavily invested in Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, and its capital was "all but wiped out" after the U.S. government took them over. The bank received $12 million in Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) money.[46][47] The matter is currently being investigated by the House Ethics Committee

  17. Cliché says:

    Henhouse, meet Fox. Fat Lady, start warming up.

  18. HAM05 says:

    we're really, really sorry

    -california

  19. Deleveraging says:

    This woman is the 99%'s idea of a leader

  20. Adjudimicator says:

    This is going to be better than Baghdad Bob.

  21. Predictor of Posts says:

    So anyone want to put odds on today wrapping with Matt's thesis paper on Rakoff rejecting the Citi/SEC settlement?

  22. Trainwreck says:

    Hy Bess, the picture of Maxine is loading slowly…. just wanted to say thanks for that because I could get to the comment section without looking.

  23. Mexi_Cant says:

    Would waterboarding fix her or it would just be a waste of the Army Ranger's time and effort?

  24. brooke larson says:

    To all you haters…………YOU CAN GO TO HELL!

    Maxine Waters

  25. MOTIVational Speaker says:

    The only thing Maxine Waters knows about banking is that after you press 1234 in succession at the ATM it dispenses cash that looks the same as the bills her husband brings home in garbage bags – she couldn’t find a deposit slip if it had a flashing red light attached to it.

  26. MOTIVational Speaker says:

    The only thing Maxine Waters knows about banking is that after you press 1234 in succession at the ATM it dispenses cash that looks the same as the bills her husband brings home in garbage bags – she couldn't find a deposit slip if it had a flashing red light attached to it.

  27. Fuzzy Zoeller says:

    That's just a joke, right?

    • dude says:

      Didn't read the comment but +1 for the nickname

      • Wayback Machine says:

        It referenced summertime picnic fruit and deep-fat-fried poultry as the dinner served at Finance Committee meetings, much like was suggested for a Masters Champions' dinner once.

  28. FinneganKristiansen says:

    I feel sorry for her and truly hope she doesn't get the position. It's just sad seeing people in over their heads, and not being aware of it. Hard to ridicule.

  29. Golden Boy says:

    Mr Lecter, why are you wearing a leather mask?

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