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The Girl Can't Help It

by baldilocks

An old, clue­less con­gress­woman speaks for the mil­len­ni­als now? Very appro­pri­ate.

Var­i­ous pub­li­ca­tions have been revving up cov­er­age of Waters as a mil­len­nial icon after the con­gress­woman abruptly left a con­fi­den­tial meet­ing with FBI Direc­tor James Comey, claim­ing he did not have any credibility.

In late Jan­u­ary, Elle mag­a­zine pub­lished an arti­cle titled, “Con­gress­woman Max­ine Waters Will Read You Now.” The arti­cle talks about Waters’ impres­sive “shade” – mean­ing the abil­ity to under­hand­edly insult peo­ple – call­ing her “this week’s Shade Bae.”

I’m tempted to elect Con­gress­woman Waters as this week’s Shade Bae, but shade is sub­tle. Waters doesn’t have time for sub­tlety. Waters knows that des­per­ate times call for shadier mea­sures. She is read­ing this town for filth,” Elle says.

Waters has said she iden­ti­fies with mil­len­ni­als, even say­ing that she was once a mil­len­nial, the Wash­ing­ton Free Bea­con reported.

I was a mil­len­nial once. No longer of course, but I love what you’re doing,” she said, before telling mil­len­ni­als to “stay woke.”

“I was a mil­len­nial once.” How many non sequiturs can one per­son fit into such a short sen­tence? And no one over 18 should use the term “woke” unless ridicule is involved.

Every time I’ve read a com­ment sec­tion after a con­ser­v­a­tive site fea­tures Waters’ words, a sin­gu­lar ques­tion recurs:

How does she keep get­ting elected?”

To be blunt, that ques­tion is almost as stu­pid as Waters’ asser­tion. Any­one who asks it pre­sumes that Waters’ con­stituents want the same things from her that other con­stituents want from their con­gress­crit­ters. False.

Rep­re­sent­ing means some­thing dif­fer­ent to Ms. Waters’ con­stituents than it does to you.

For many years, I lived in Ms. Waters’ dis­trict. The 2014 Elec­tion was the last one that occurred dur­ing the time when I lived there and there was no Repub­li­can on the bal­lot. Addi­tion­ally, Ms. Waters’ hus­band walks the neigh­bor­hoods and makes sure that Democ­rats Get Out The Vote.

So, even though she blabs the Democ­rats secrets and secret wishes, like “social­iz­ing” the oil com­pa­nies, Obama’s “pow­er­ful” data­base on every­one, and the weeks-​ago out­ing of the Obama Administration’s sur­veil­lance on the pre-​inauguration Trump team, and even though she, appar­ently, has no con­cept of gen­er­a­tional labelling, she’ll keep get­ting elected. But, guess what! This is a good thing for conservatives.

Since she seems inca­pable of dis­cre­tion, I think we should pay a great deal of atten­tion to every­thing she says. It’s a good way of find­ing out what her party is planning.

Juli­ette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. (Her older blog is located here.) Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was pub­lished in 2012. Her sec­ond novel ten­ta­tively titled Arlen’s Harem, will be done on April 2017! Fol­low her on Twit­ter and on Gab​.ai.

Please con­tribute to Juliette’s JOB: Her new novel, her blog, her Inter­net to keep the lat­ter going and COF­FEE to keep her going!

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by baldilocks

An old, clueless congresswoman speaks for the millennials now? Very appropriate.

Various publications have been revving up coverage of Waters as a millennial icon after the congresswoman abruptly left a confidential meeting with FBI Director James Comey, claiming he did not have any credibility.

In late January, Elle magazine published an article titled, “Congresswoman Maxine Waters Will Read You Now.” The article talks about Waters’ impressive “shade”–meaning the ability to underhandedly insult people–calling her “this week’s Shade Bae.”

“I’m tempted to elect Congresswoman Waters as this week’s Shade Bae, but shade is subtle. Waters doesn’t have time for subtlety. Waters knows that desperate times call for shadier measures. She is reading this town for filth,” Elle says.

Waters has said she identifies with millennials, even saying that she was once a millennial, the Washington Free Beacon reported.

“I was a millennial once. No longer of course, but I love what you’re doing,” she said, before telling millennials to “stay woke.”

“I was a millennial once.”  How many non sequiturs can one person fit into such a short sentence? And no one over 18 should use the term “woke” unless ridicule is involved.

Every time I’ve read a comment section after a conservative site features Waters’ words, a singular question recurs:

“How does she keep getting elected?”

To be blunt, that question is almost as stupid as Waters’ assertion. Anyone who asks it presumes that Waters’ constituents want the same things from her that other constituents want from their congresscritters. False.

Representing means something different to Ms. Waters’ constituents than it does to you.

For many years, I lived in Ms. Waters’ district. The 2014 Election was the last one that occurred during the time when I lived there and there was no Republican on the ballot. Additionally, Ms. Waters’ husband walks the neighborhoods and makes sure that Democrats Get Out The Vote.

So, even though she blabs the Democrats secrets and secret wishes, like “socializing” the oil companies, Obama’s “powerful” database on everyone, and the weeks-ago outing of the Obama Administration’s surveillance on the pre-inauguration Trump team, and even though she, apparently, has no concept of generational labelling, she’ll keep getting elected. But, guess what! This is a good thing for conservatives.

Since she seems incapable of discretion, I think we should pay a great deal of attention to everything she says. It’s a good way of finding out what her party is planning.

Juliette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. (Her older blog is located here.) Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was published in 2012. Her second novel tentatively titled Arlen’s Harem, will be done on April 2017! Follow her on Twitter and on Gab.ai.

Please contribute to Juliette’s JOB:  Her new novel, her blog, her Internet to keep the latter going and COFFEE to keep her going!

Or hit Da Tech Guy’s Tip Jar in the name of Independent Journalism!