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Synnical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-27-07 06:24 PM
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Maxine Waters Speech at DC Rally Today Jan 27th
My transcript. She brought me to tears. :loveya:

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Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., right, speaks during a rally opposing the war in Iraq as Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., listens on the National Mall Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007 in Washington. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)


Shahla Razani, left, holds a picture of her son,Omead Razani, as she marches with anti-war activists including (L-R), Sean Penn, Maxine Waters, and the Rev. Jesse Jackson, as they participate in a demonstration to voice their opposition to the war in Iraq, Saturday Jan. 27, 2007 in Washington. Omead Razani was serving as a medic in the U.S. Army when he was killed in Iraq August 2004. (AP Photo/Chris Greenberg)

Introduction: Now, were going to move on to someone who has been working long and hard. Shes the Chair of the Out of Iraq Caucus, the largest caucus in The House. Maxine Waters!

Representative Waters: Thank you. Thank you so very much.

I would like to first thank all of you. You are the real patriots of America. (Applause) You have come here today to save your country, to change the direction of this country, and to tell George Bush, Hell No, We Wont Go. (Applause)

I stand firmly with you. My name is Maxine Waters and Im not afraid of George W. Bush! (Applause) My name is Maxine Waters and Im not intimidated by Dick Cheney! (Applause) My name is Maxine Waters and I helped to get rid of Rumsfeld! (Applause) My name is Maxine Waters and Condi Rice is nothing but another Neo Con and she doesnt represent me! (Applause)

George W. Bush led us into this immoral war, he tricked the American people and he told us there were weapons of mass destruction. He did not tell the truth. He came out on the battleship and said, Mission Accomplished. He misled us again. He said we were working with a coalition of the willing. It was only a figment of his imagination. He said we were moving forward with training the Iraqi soldiers who would take over the security. Where are they? They are nowhere and as a matter of fact, theyre undermining our soldiers in this civil war. (Applause) He said we were going to get proceeds from the oil, that would be pumped back into Iraq so that it could be reconstructed. As a matter of fact he told us he made these decisions. He said, he is the decider. But you know what, hes not the decider, hes the liar! (Applause)

Thank you for being here today. I want you to come to Capital Hill and lobby on Monday and put some starch in the backs of the members of Congress, and give them the courage that they need to do the right thing. It is all right to have some resolutions that are non-binding but the proof of the pudding is in the eating and that will come when it is time to decide whether or not we are going to fund this immoral war.

I will not vote one dime for this war! (Applause) And when you come up here to lobby, you ask these members, Are you going to support an appropriation to continue this war, to expand this war? And you can tell the difference between those who are ready to bring our soldiers home and those who are only paying lip service.

Dont forget, he is not the decider, he is the (pause)

Crowd: Liar!

Representative Waters: Hes not the decider, he is the

Crowd: LIAR!

Representative Waters: Bring our troops home!


(Applause)

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ClassWarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-27-07 06:28 PM
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1. Thanks for this. I'd love to see a video of it.
She's my hero! :loveya:

NGU.


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Synnical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-27-07 06:48 PM
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2. Yeah, the video is great
Wish I was able to upload it from my Tivo. Hopefully it will show up online soon.
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Vidar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-27-07 07:30 PM
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3. Thanks for sharing. Applauding Ms. Walters.
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-27-07 08:31 PM
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4. K&R! Waters and Conyers!
:hug:
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Synnical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-27-07 09:08 PM
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7. Thanks
Thought I was going to have to kick my own thread to get some DU love for Rep Waters. Working on the Conyers transcript.
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-27-07 09:36 PM
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10. It's a terrific post, and I was very suprised to find it on page 4.
At any rate, it's back where it belongs. :-)
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aaronbees Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-27-07 08:33 PM
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5. "He's not the decider, he's the liar"
That's the truth! Bless her for being there.
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Olney Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-27-07 08:38 PM
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6. She really got the crowd worked up!
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FogerRox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-28-07 01:19 PM
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11. Yup, we showed her some love & Respect.
My videos from DC here

http://rdanafox.blogspot.com/
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Olney Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-28-07 08:47 PM
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14. Nice video!
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xultar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-27-07 09:11 PM
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8. K&R!
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Tierra_y_Libertad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-27-07 09:18 PM
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9. "I will not vote one dime for this war!" When will hear this from the rest of the congress?
"And you can tell the difference between those who are ready to bring our soldiers home and those who are only paying lip service."

Yes, we can.

Thanks, Maxine, you are, indeed, not afraid or timid like too many of your colleagues who are paying lip-service while covering their butts.
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Raffi Ella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-28-07 01:26 PM
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12. She was SO GOOD!!!!!!!
:applause: :applause: :applause:
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countingbluecars Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-28-07 02:22 PM
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13. She was great! eom
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