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Oath Keepers to Protest Outside Maxine Waters Office

Oath Keepers to Protest Outside Maxine Waters Office

Waters not pleased that people want to protest her.

Back on June 24, Professor Jacobson blogged about how Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) encouraged people to harass Republicans and officials within President Donald Trump’s administration in public.

Now Waters is facing a protest organized by Oath Keepers and she does not approve.

Last month, Waters told supporters that if you see anyone in Trump’s administration out in public “you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere.”

Waters also went on MSNBC and went more in depth about her message:

I have no sympathy for these people that are in this administration who know it’s wrong for what they’re doing on so many fronts. They tend to not want to confront this president or even leave, but they know what they’re doing is wrong. I want to tell you, these members of his cabinet who remain and try to defend him, they won’t be able to go to a restaurant, they won’t be able to stop at a gas station, they’re not going to be able to shop at a department store. The people are going to turn on them.

They’re going to protest. They’re absolutely going to harass them until they decide that they’re going to tell the president, ‘No, I can’t hang with you.’ This is wrong. This is unconscionable. We can’t keep doing this to children.

Oh my how her tune has changed! From ABC News:

She warned her supporters against being “baited” into counter-demonstrations or confrontations with the organization, which she said has a track record of “violent and provocative behavior.”

“I am requesting those individuals and groups planning a counter-protest to not be baited into confronting the Oath Keepers with any demonstrations in opposition,” Waters said. “Such an occurrence would only exacerbate tensions and increase the potential for conflict.”

She urged supporters to avoid protesting on the same date and time as protests planned by the Oath Keepers.

“The Oath Keepers would like nothing more than to inflame racial tensions and create an explosive conflict in our community,” Waters said. “The group is known to protest in military-style clothing while carrying various assault weapons.”

At Hot Air, Jazz Show noted that Oath Keepers have planned the protest at Waters’ congressional office. If “they keep to the sidewalks, don’t block traffic or prevent constituent access to the office, it’s nothing more than a typical political protest.”

From The Washington Examiner:

The Oath Keepers describe themselves as a “non-partisan association of current and formerly serving military, police, and first responders who pledge to fulfill the oath all military and police take to ‘defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic.’”

The group said in its call to action for protests outside Waters’ office set for Thursday that it is the launch of an ongoing protest that could persist for several weeks.

“This is both a protest against Maxine Waters’ incitement of terrorism, and a stand FOR ICE and the Border Patrol, as they enforce the perfectly constitutional immigration and naturalization laws of this nation,” the Oath Keepers said.

Like Jazz, I cannot believe that Waters warned her constituents that Oath Keepers desire an armed confrontation:

I’ll grant you that Stewart Rhodes goes way over the top in terms of his rhetoric at times, but the group’s record has been greatly overblown in liberal panic rooms. The SPLC defines them as a hate group (of course, I think they said that about the Boy Scouts too), but actual incidents of open warfare and violence by the group are strictly vaporware.

Waters said that the officers from the LAPD will be on hand “to ensure safety and security.”

I’ll keep an eye on this protest and update this post if anything outrageous happens.


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not that we needed MOAR proof that Mad Max is a mouth breathing, window licking moron, but there won’t be any weapons carried by Oath Keeper protestors, unless they are part of the *very* small subset of #Failifornians who have a CCW, or if they are authorized to carry, due to their status as LEOs, active or retired.

open carry was banned in the name of safety here in the People’s Republic years ago.

Halcyon Daze | July 19, 2018 at 11:09 am

The face of the Democrat Party.

Several things to note about Maxine’s note:
-The double character exaggeration, where all our friends are angels and our opponents are Nazi thugs. An ‘Anti-government militia’ is a strange description of a group made up of government employees, after all.

-The appeal for her supporters not to be ‘baited’ which immediately allows any violence that breaks out to be blamed on her opponents even if her supporters started it.

-The way her Facebook post does the “But” inversion, where she proclaims her support for peaceful protest, then promptly has a “Nevertheless” after which she gives subtle instructions to the LAPD to shut down the protesters.

Maxine may be an idiot, but she hires good copywriters.

it would be even funnier if Oath Keepers held a series of protests in front of Mad Max’s house, which, strangely enough, is located *outside* of her district boundaries…

*that* would trolling of EPIC proportions. 🙂

    oldgoat36 in reply to redc1c4. | July 19, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    Too bad they don’t protest her every time she goes out to eat, every time she goes out in public.

    They even gave notice they are doing this protest, which Mad Max has turned into a cry for a counter protest with the hope it turns violent. She done loss her eber libing mine.

      JusticeDelivered in reply to oldgoat36. | July 20, 2018 at 9:34 am

      Violence is OK as long as Maxine and her ilk are on the receiving end. They should be allowed to start it, and then be given an overwhelming large dose of what they started.

Colonel Travis | July 19, 2018 at 12:00 pm

Meanwhile, on the edge of a Utah cliff, a tearful Pot & Kettle hold hands, preparing to jump to their deaths….

kenoshamarge | July 19, 2018 at 12:02 pm

I hope “The Oath Keepers” make sure to keep it peaceful and also have plenty of cameras around so that should anything untoward happen they have proof of where it started.

Any group that is nuts enough to follow Maxine Waters is capable of anything. She has also actively encouraged violent behavior with her rhetoric.

    “Any group that is nuts enough to follow Maxine Waters is capable of anything….”

    When you follow someone with an IQ of 60, your IQ is likely even less. While these followers may be capable of anything stupid, they are not capable of anything intelligent.

    Police on the scene: Just keep an eye on ‘stupid.’

      No, the police are on the scene to make sure that Maxine’s supporters can attack the Oath Keepers with impunity and to arrest any Oath Keeper that responds or even tries to protect him/her self.

        Milhouse in reply to rabidfox. | July 19, 2018 at 5:40 pm

        And you know this how?


          (Honestly, we don’t *know* that, but if past history is any prediction of future results…)

          SDN in reply to Milhouse. | July 19, 2018 at 11:06 pm

          Track record. See Charlottesville.

          “Furthermore, though no specific evidence of a “stand down” order was found, as some have charged, the report did find that police didn’t do their jobs: “We did not find evidence of a direct order to officers to ‘stand down’ and not respond to fights and other disorders. Even if there was no explicit ‘stand down’ order in place, CPD and VSP both failed to ‘stand up’ to protect human life.” Areas where conflict could be expected to occur didn’t have police officers assigned to them; areas where police officers were stationed were out of the way.

          When violence first broke out, according to two witnesses Chief Thomas reportedly said “let them fight, it will make it easier to declare an unlawful assembly.”

          When the police finally decided to shut the rally down, they did it in a way that forced the protesters and counterprotesters into each other, instead of separating them, making violence far more likely. Meanwhile police who could have deescalated the violence stood aside.”

          Milhouse in reply to Milhouse. | July 20, 2018 at 2:36 am

          Nonsense. Even according to your lurid account of what happened in Charlottesville, the police did not do as you allege will happen here. Even you don’t claim the police allowed one side to attack the other with impunity, and arrested the victims for defending themselves. There is no foundation for the paranoid accusation that LAPD would do that.

          SDN in reply to Milhouse. | July 20, 2018 at 12:31 pm

          Actually, that’s exactly what the independent investigation quoted in the article found. You lie like a Rags.

          “The report, authored by former U.S. attorney Timothy Heaphy for the Charlottesville City Council, found, as reported by USA Today:

          • Charlottesville police didn’t ensure separation between counter-protesters and so called alt-right protesters upset with the city council’s decision to remove the Robert E. Lee statue from Emancipation Park.”

healthguyfsu | July 19, 2018 at 12:04 pm

Of course, she is warning them not to retaliate. The members of this group will be civil and do the exact opposite of the BLM and Antifa groups in their typical protests. As long as her useful thugs remain clear, this won’t make the news because violence drives hits.

She will probably bite the head off of Ocasio-Cortez due to the competition! That said, it is just agitprop talk by the hardest working man in showbiz, um, I mean the most screwed up Rep in Congress.

Her flying monkeys will attack and she will say “I told them not to.” Just a cover with a built in dog whistle.

Just as an aside, how come only Democrats can hear dog whistles? 😉

There is a reason why racial stereotypes persist.

Subotai Bahadur | July 20, 2018 at 4:45 pm

Waters’ supporters fell for it. Oathkeepers did not show up. A Black crowd of her supporters did. They burned an American flag and screamed Black Power. Know your enemy.

Although you won’t find it in the American media, because they do not cover things that make Leftists look bad. Brit papers, however, have no obligation to American Leftists or protected classes. Multiple pictures included.