Friday, May 23, 2008

Maxine Waters Threatens To Nationalize U.S. Oil Industries


Maxine Waters Threatens To Nationalize U.S. Oil Industries
WND


In a grilling of oil executives by a House panel yesterday, Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., threatened to nationalize the industry if it didn't do something about the rising prices at the pump.

A report by Fox News, captured in a clip posted on YouTube.com, showed Waters challenging the president of Shell Oil, John Hofmeister, to guarantee the prices consumers pay will go down if the oil companies are allowed to drill wherever they want off of U.S. shores.

Hofmeister replied: "I can guarantee to the American people, because of the inaction of the United States Congress, ever-increasing prices unless the demand comes down. And the $5 will look like a very low price in the years to come if we are prohibited from finding new reserves, new opportunities to increase supplies."

Waters responded, in part, "And guess what this liberal would be all about. This liberal will be about socializing … uh, um. …" The congresswoman paused to collect her thoughts.

"Would be about, basically, taking over, and the government running all of your companies. …"

The oil executives responded, according to Fox News, by saying they've seen this before, in Hugo Chavez's Venezuela.

9 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great. Another stupid bloody socialist who thinks she understands how a free market economy works. Everytime liberals think they weaken the nation. J'Mac.

3:58 PM  
Blogger The Merry Widow said...

Maxine Waters is a fool, and not too bright either.
And that has nothing to do with her color.

tmw

7:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maxine is beyond mere socialism Johnny. Like most of the radicals on the Dem side of the aisle, she's a curious blend of socialist and FASCIST! This "slip up" by Maxine was an illustrative moment. Although their beliefs are in the commumist camp, most are smart enough to take at least SOME of the lessons of the Soviet collapse to heart.

Have you read "Atlas Shrugged" by Ayn Rand? It's the Libertarian "bible" and a truly fascinating read. I've had my run-ins with Libertarians in the past over moral and foreign policy issues, but more than anyone I've EVER read Ayn Rand KNEW people like Maxine Waters, Ted Kennedy, Henry Waxman, Harry Reid, and Nancy Pelosi. She grew up and was educated in the early Soviet Union and she called people like Maxine Waters LOOTERS. They get power over private enterprise via the ballot box and they live a parasitic existence by demonizing and stealing from the producers. Her characterizations of people like Maxine Waters are amazingly prescient! It's almost as though the Dem Congress read her book--written 65 years ago--and are dutifully playing their roles. How bizarre.

Another author who nails these weirdos is Jonah Goldberg, with his book "Liberal Fascism." It's a must read for those of us who care about the enemy within.

TMW, she is indeed a fool! As for your second assertion, whooda thunk it? :-) Thanks for the chuckle!

Morgan

5:04 AM  
Blogger The Merry Widow said...

Morgan-My second assertion was actually aimed at a deleted comment...by someone who brought up her race.
Donal removed it due to nastiness and stupidity.
Johnny-Leftistas DO NOT think, they "feel", and that leads to disaster!

tmw

8:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well that explains everything TMW! I got such a chuckle out of that post of yours. :-)

Morgan

8:58 AM  
Blogger CHOMP said...

Merry Widow...you are a caution! I totally agree with your assessment of Maxine Waters.

It wouldn't matter what color she is, what city she lives in, how old she is...she is a "not-very-bright-socialist-possibly communist-fool," and she proves it every time she has something to say.

9:12 AM  
Blogger The Merry Widow said...

Stupid is stupid, it doesn't matter if you are a person or a dog.
Only thing is, the human causes more damage and heartache than a stupid dog!
I am not pc, never was and never will be!
LOL!

tmw
I know, that comment looked really bizarre hanging out there by itself...tell Donal, next time leave at least a comment deleted...then I won't look more foolish than I already am!

2:31 PM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

Sorry, gang, LOL--I have a beastly cold (probably from getting out so much and meeting so many other people) that I've caught whatever is going around.

I'll remember to put a 'deleted' notice up next time. And YOU didn't look foolish. Just blame the whole thing on me! It was my fault! LOL!

8:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maxine Waters has the brain of a water buffalo. The water buffalo, however, is better looking and better behaved.

3:27 PM  

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