Rep. Maxine Waters Wants Journalists to Interview ‘Teabaggers'

Do Democrats actually believe referring to Tea Party attendees by a provocative sexual term will help bring the country together?

And why would a member of Congress need journalists to find out what's on the minds of her constituents?

Such questions seem quite important as more and more leftwing politicians refer to folks whose opinions they disagree with as "teabaggers."

Most recent on the list was Congressman Maxine Waters (D-Cali.) who on Wednesday told radio's Bill Press, "I want journalists to be all over those rallies and those marches with the birthers and the teabaggers" (YouTube audio embedded below the fold with partial transcript, h/t Sean Hannity):

What I've been interested in is hearing from those people that everybody's referring to. The people who were on the Mall in the rally, what are they saying? What's on their minds? Do they believe that they are simply angry at the President's policies or at something else?


What I'm surprised about is not enough of our journalists are in the Mall talking to the very people that the questions are being raised about.

I think it's not enough for African-Americans to say what they think, what they suspect. Let's hear from the people. I think that if you put the microphones in front of them, if you do the interviews, they'll tell you what they believe, and what they think. It will come out. I think it's very important for them to define themselves.

And so, what I'm looking for is, I'm looking for the very people who carry the signs who are referring to the policies in very, very strange ways like "Obamacare" and "Bury ObamaCare with Kennedy." I want those people talked to; I want them interviewed. I want journalists to be all over those rallies and those marches with the birthers and the teabaggers. Let's find out what they think.

Forgive me, Congresswoman, but said people have been going to town hall meetings for months telling elected officials what they think.

Why do you need journalists to ask them? Why don't you ask them yourself?

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