Another chapter in the "Democratic Annals of Civility":
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles) came out swinging against Republicans in Congress on Saturday as she addressed the unemployed during a forum in Inglewood.
The event occurred a day after new statistics were released showing that California's jobless rate last month went up to 12%, from 11.8%. California now has the second-highest rate of unemployment in the nation, trailing only Nevada at 12.9%, and its jobless rate is well above the U.S. average of 9.1%.
Waters vowed to push Congress to focus on creating more jobs. "I'm not afraid of anybody," said Waters. "This is a tough game. You can't be intimidated. You can't be frightened. And as far as I'm concerned, the 'tea party' can go straight to hell."
More than 1,000 people attended "Kitchen Table Summit," which was designed to give the jobless an opportunity to vent to elected officials and share their struggles about finding a job.
Looks like the jobless weren't the only ones "venting."
What the Tea Party has to do with jobs policies is a mystery. And why should she be scared of them? Her gerrymandered district is so safe, she could be a cold corpse and still win in a landslide.
It was an applause line, a gratuitous slap at political opponents. If her constituents had any sense, they'd be telling Waters to go straight to hell for all the good she and her party has done in managing the economy.