Dear Republicans, Does Your Idea Of Civility Include Threatening The Life Of US Rep Waters

While the democrats are truly conflicted about acting in a civil manner when talking to President Trump’s republicans who are supporting a leader who had recently ordered the forcible separation of children from refugee parents seeking asylum at the US southwest border, the president’s followers are obviously not bound by these same constraints.

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REP. MAXINE WATERS

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On June 28, 2018, Jacqueline Thomsen of the Hill penned the following report, “Maxine Waters cancels events over ‘very serious death threat’

Excerpts:

“Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) has canceled a pair of public events after she received a “very serious death threat,” CNN reported Thursday.”

“The congresswoman said in a statement that she had seen an increase in threats after she called for protestors to publicly confront Trump officials.”

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“As the President has continued to lie and falsely claim that I encouraged people to assault his supporters, while also offering a veiled threat that I should ‘be careful’, even more individuals are leaving (threatening) messages and sending hostile mail to my office,” Waters said in the statement, according to CNN.”

“She said there was “one very serious death threat” made against her on Monday from a person in Texas, “which is why my planned speaking engagements in Texas and Alabama were cancelled this weekend.”

“This is just one in several very serious threats the United States Capitol Police are investigating in which individuals threatened to shoot, lynch, or cause me serious bodily harm,” Waters said.”

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“President Trump publicly criticized Waters during campaign rallies this week, and inaccurately claimed in a tweet on Monday that Waters called for harm to his supporters.”

“The Democrat said that she did not call for harm to Trump’s supporters or officials, and that she believes in “peaceful protest.”

“For these members of his Cabinet who remain and try to defend him they’re not going to be able to go to a restaurant, they’re not going to be able to stop at a gas station, they’re not going to be able to shop at a department store, the people are going to turn on them, they’re going to protest, they’re going to absolutely harass them until they decide that they’re going to tell the president ‘no I can’t hang with you, this is wrong this is unconscionable and we can’t keep doing this to children,’ ” Waters said on Saturday.”

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Top lawmakers from both parties criticized Waters’ comments, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D) and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D).

Waters called for the public confrontations after two Trump officials were confronted in public places. Protestors targeted Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen during her dinner at a Washington, D.C., restaurant, and White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked to leave a Virginia restaurant.

Those incidents took place as the Trump administration faced backlash over the since-ended policy separating immigrant families at the border.

10 comments

  1. As long as Ms Waters continues to foment peaceful protests, and stays within the laws as recently interpreted by the Supreme Court, there is no just cause to censure this woman.
    But Dumpy Trumpy has already shown many times he can dish shit out, but he cannot stand to have others give his shit back to him.
    As recently as the G-7 summit in Quebec, he played fast and loose with the meeting’s wrap-up message, agreeing to sign it to the faces of the other leaders, only to turn tail once he did not have to look directly in their eyes. After which he turned on his new buddy Justin, throwing him under a bus because he dared to retaliate against DT’s threats. Now DT cannot back down as he had thought he would be able to. Poor Donnie…

    Now, SCOTUS made it okay to let businesses decide who its customers can be, if those businesses support him. But have a business decide to refuse service to one of his Trump-pets, and he blows his dishonourable, and ugly, toupee!

    And now he has his no fly countries. Let’s turn those tables on him too. Let ALL COUNTRIES refuse to allow American travellers to enter, including Dumpy himself. Let’s see how he likes them crabapples.

    And were I Justin Trudeau? I would, with apologies to the American people, not put on any more tariffs, but shut off all the clean fresh water we daily ship to northern states, and turn off the electricity that is powering most of the north-eastern seaboard, including Washington, DC. Let Trumpy live without clean water, or electricity. No doubt he would declare war on Canada. He would be too stupid to realize how easy it is to lose a trade war!

    But maybe that would get Detaining Tots impeached. Americans seem unwilling to do that for themselves…
    And while I am on the subject, what is happening with Mr. Mueller? It is over a month, I believe, since I suggested he is purposefully delaying charges against Democracy’s Thrower-over. I don’t think I have even heard Mueller’s name mentioned since the immigrant children fiasco hit the news. Could this possibly be yet another political gambit to deflect Americans from thinking about Russian collusion in the 2016 election? Only DT would be smart enough, and stupid enough, to try it…

    • Dear Rawgod,

      Right now I’m sick worrying that our US president is going to bring a wrecking ball to the upcoming July 2018 NATO summit in Brussels before he heads over to Finland to have his tete-a-tete with Russia’s President Putin where he plans to sell this country down the river.

      He has been threatening to withdraw the US from the WTO where the US has won 85% of its trade unfairness claims, mostly against China.

      This is beyond insane.

      Hugs, Gronda

  2. Gronda, as I have written before, Waters’ remarks were beyond peaceful protest. We must treat others how we want to to be treated. One can share their concerns and be critical of actions without being a jerk.

    What Waters also did was play right into the hands of a man who needs only a prop for his mudfights. His ability to argue on issues is poor because he has neither the patience or desire to learn the details. What he is good at is identifying bogeymen or women and saying they are the problem.

    What the President hates most is informed questions. This is when he is at his worst, as he tends to contradict himself and sometimes just babble. That is a reason he loves his rallies – he can lie, demean, and embellish with no questions.

    So, we should ask questions and point out his lies, inconsistencies and poorly conceptualized or planned policy decisions. Keith

    • Very well said Keith, totally agree with your assessment of the President’s shortcomings and modus operandi for instigating controversy in order to gain support. Childish schoolyard bullying tactics and limited immature thinking and long range planning.

    • Dear Keith,

      I am advising against Rep’ Waters advice to peacefully protest even when a president’s staffer is out for the evening for a quiet dinner with family, because decent peoples cannot compete to win with peoples who are comfortable playing in the mud. This includes President Trump. It is a losing proposition.

      In addition, democrats want to offer voters an alternative that includes decency. We can’t be that alternative if we get in the mud with them.

      Hugs, Gronda

  3. While I believe in peaceful means of showing disfavor, I can understand where this threatening behavior of the followers of President Trump has come from. The buck stops right with him. His speeches are full of threats and warnings and cheerleading for terrible behavior. 😦 — Suzanne

  4. Dear Suzanne,

    I believe in fighting hard and smart but this does not mean we have to resort to calling peoples names or cornering peoples who are having a family dinner.

    In the long run, someone has to take the higher road otherwise you end up in a situation like the movie, “War of Roses.”

    The president just believes in winning where everyone else loses. No one who is decent can compete with his depravity.

    Hugs, Gronda

  5. Dear Mz. Gronda,

    One of the people that I converse with frequently told me something earlier today that I had not thought about involving Maxine Waters. As ranking member of the Financial Service Committee, if the house changes hands, she will become the Chairwoman of that committee, and as such have subpoena powers over tRumps tax returns. Could this possibly be one of the reasons he is so afraid of her and feels the need to lash out at her? Too bad, we have pretty well quit following the Mueller investigation as there has been a lot of things coming up that while small all will have an impact on the outcome of that investigation… Some times I feel that tRumps diversionary tactics are working to take our eyes off his legal problems and onto the daily new and exciting nefarious deed he has committed… Will we in the Mueller investigation and the Mid Term Elections manage to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory? 😉

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