We’re all certainly still in holiday mode and in need of a few more leftish cartoons for entertainment.
To that end, behold the latest installment of Mad Maxine Waters’ madness.
Over the weekend she decided, rather belatedly, to tear into Dr. Ben Carson, now running the federal Housing and Urban Development as President Trump’s appointee.
He’s arguably the first head of HUD to be anti-government housing status quo which has historically preyed on the victimhood of minorities in America by keeping them on government subsistence rather than helping them out.
But when Carson declared that “poverty is a state of mind” (which has lots of scientific research backing it), that was too much for Waters.
She’s promised to ‘take his ass apart’ for stating the obvious.
But of course she wouldn’t know anything about poverty given her taxpayer-subsidized luxury lifestyle.
Meanwhile, Carson grew up in poverty and worked his way out of it.
Who should we believe?
Here’s more from the Hill…
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) ripped into Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson in a speech Saturday, saying Carson “doesn’t care about people in public housing.”
“[Carson] knows nothing about the mission of HUD,” Waters said in a speech at the Essence Festival in New Orleans. “He doesn’t care about people in public housing. He believes that if you are poor, it is your own fault. And he doesn’t know the difference between an immigrant and a slave.”
Waters was referring to Carson’s remarks at a March event for HUD employees in which he referred to slaves brought to America as “immigrants.”
“That’s what America is about. A land of dreams and opportunity,” Carson had said. “There were other immigrants who came here in the bottom of slave ships, worked even longer, even harder for less.”
Carson also said in May that poverty was “a state of mind.”
“You take somebody that has the right mindset, you take everything from them and put them on the street and I guarantee in a little while they’ll be right back up there,” he said in a SiriusXM radio interview in May. “And you take somebody with the wrong mindset, you can give them everything in the world, they’ll work their way right back down to the bottom.”
Waters also warned Carson that she would tough on him when he testifies before the House Committee on Financial Services, on which she is the ranking member.
“[If he] thinks that I am going to give him a pass, I am going to take his ass apart,” Waters said.