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Old 08-23-2009, 01:41 AM
 
Location: Palm Springs, CA
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Waters reserved her most searing critiques for Senate Democrats who have not embraced the public option.

"Not only are we going to do everything we can to organize and put pressure on the senators -- some of whom are Neanderthals -- we're going to say to the president, 'We want you to use every weapon in your basket in order to get those senators to do what they should be doing,' " Waters said.


Rep. Maxine Waters a hard-liner for public healthcare option -- latimes.com
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Old 08-23-2009, 05:45 AM
 
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maxine waters intervened to force taxpayers to bail out a bank that her husband was heavily invested in during the bank bailouts, without disclosing that information voluntarily. these people are not concerned with the general welfare of citizens (or they wouldn't make them pay for their own failures) so i can only guess that big pharma is going to benefit from this health care plan.
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Old 08-23-2009, 06:23 AM
 
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Maxine Waters and Corine Brown in Florida are both in the same category of people who will say anything at anytime, and the crazier the better, if they think it will make the far left of their constituency happy. It's a wonder they keep getting elected.
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Old 08-23-2009, 06:28 AM
 
Location: St. Joseph Area
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Honestly, she didn't have to say it that way. It doesn't help the debate.
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Old 08-23-2009, 06:33 AM
 
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I don't think she should have called anybody a Neanderthal but I agree with her assessment.
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Old 08-23-2009, 06:34 AM
 
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Haven't you guys been watching the town halls? Isn't that how you would describe some of those uninformed folks that are standing up and screaming?
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Old 08-23-2009, 06:38 AM
 
Location: St. Joseph Area
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Haven't you guys been watching the town halls? Isn't that how you would describe some of those uninformed folks that are standing up and screaming?
Yes, but I'd call them "uninformed" not "Neanderthals" Not that I'm concerned with winning them over (we can't) but name calling like that has no place in a legitimate debate on health care. It's no different than Rush Limbaugh saying something off the wall, IMO.

Besides, she's offensively stereotyping neanderthals, and that's just not PC
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Old 08-23-2009, 06:43 AM
 
Location: Palm Springs, CA
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Haven't you guys been watching the town halls? Isn't that how you would describe some of those uninformed folks that are standing up and screaming?
No. That would be an insult to Neanderthals.
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Old 08-23-2009, 06:45 AM
 
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She probably shouldn't have called them Neanderthals.

But I sure know what she meant
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Old 08-23-2009, 06:45 AM
 
Location: Chicago Suburbs
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Rep. Maxine Waters calls senators who oppose public option "Neanderthals"
hahaha most excellent!
When a loose cannon like Maxine Waters becomes a spokesperson for your cause...kiss it goodbye.
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