With her most recent statements, Rep. Watson displayed publicly that she is in line with the current Progressive ideal, which currently is making an overt attempt to indoctrinate our citizenry with Marxist and Communist ideals.
Watson began with what sounds like a disrespectful jab at El Rushbo, pronouncing his name "Limbo." Then she went on a diatribe about how Rush wishes for President Obama's failure, still working the tired and out-of-context liberal talking points about how Rush wishes for America's failure. She put forward the typical spin about how "If the Commander-in Chief fails, America fails" which, interestingly enough, did not apply over the last five years of President Bush's tenure. Additionally, it seems someone forgot to remind Rep. Watson that nearly forty years ago, President Richard Nixon literally failed in his Presidency, yet America carried on and, after some healing (and an extremely inept Jimmy Carter held office) grew stronger than ever.
She then went on to the liberal racist rant in which liberals claim that anyone opposing Obama wishes for his failure because of his skin color, stating it's about the fact that he "Looks like me" (in case you aren't aware, Rep. Watson is Black).
She then began to spread the good word of Communism, talking about how she just got back from China, and all the good Chinese people "look at The United States, as a country that has changed it's way and elected someone from Kenya and Africa, I'll put it like that. And they're saying 'We though you would never do that'"
Oh, really, Rep. Watson? Do you really expect me to believe for one second that a nation full of Chinese who are being suppressed by their leadership are that concerned with the skin color of the man who leads The United States? Granted, I was not on your trip, and I have never been to China (on the taxpayer's dime, no less) but I would bet if I could conduct a survey, the actual percentage of Chinese who care that Barack Obama's father came from Kenya would come in at less than half...probably far less, at that.
This wonder of American Representation then went on to talk about how we "Regain our status" based on the success of Barack Obama.
Barack Obama's personal success or failure as President of the United States does not directly affect our status as a "cool country" in the world - and if it does, that should be our last concern. Anyone with a shred of intelligence and decency should understand that what other nations think of us is not what is truly important. What matters most is that America do the right thing, regardless of world opinion. Therefore, I beg to differ with Ms. Watson in a couple of ways that are not mutually exclusive.
First, Barack Obama's success as a President on the domestic front only speaks to how effective he is at manipulating a political system, since that is essentially what has become of the Presidency of The United States. And success on the world stage would indicate that he didn't anger anyone too much, or let his guard down to the point of making America vulnerable. However, failure is not exclusively known by an attack on our homeland or warring nations overseas; failure on the international scene also could be indicated by a loss of the security thus far gained in Iraq, or the spread of Islamic Fundamentalism due to his negligence, or many other indicators which we will know only once his time has past.
Second, real success for America under an Obama Presidency would mean personal failure for Barack Obama as President, as it has become more than evident that he is a partisan with an agenda that does not fit within the mold of what our Constitution intends and our Founding Fathers desired. Barack Obama is clearly a man cut from a Marxist cloth; this is most evident when examining the people with whom he has surrounded himself, as well as the teachings of Black Liberation Theology, the ideals of the church Obama attended for approximately twenty years (although we must remember he never heard any of those taped sermons).
Later in the same town hall meeting, Watson espoused the wonders of the Cuban health care system, and sung the praises of Che Guevara and Fidel Castro and the wonder of the Cuban Revolution.
Here is an audio clip of the meeting:
To be fair, Representative Watson has a stellar career as a member of The House.
According to www.govtrack.us over the course of 8 years she has sponsored a whopping 38 bills since January, 2001. 29 of those never made it out of committee.
The 5 bills that she has seen enacted while living off the taxpayer dime breakout as follows:
3 Post Office name changes
1 bill awarding the Congressional Gold Medal to Dr. Dorothy Height
1 bill re-authorizing the United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy by (I kid you not) "striking `October 1, 2006' and inserting `October 1, 2009'."
Yes you read it right. The only Watson sponsored operating legislation is nothing but a date change to amend legislation already in force. And to top it off, that was back in May 2007 with nothing enacted since.
Ms. Watson, please - since you're so confident in the capabilities of the Cuban health care system, I would like to ask if you would make arrangements to take the Cuban program as yours, and give to me your health care plan. I am quite certain I could find someone in need of good health care to whom I could offer your 'allotment' of services, while you go visit Fidel and Raul in the Communist paradise of which you seem so fond.
H/T to Geoff Caldwell at Examiner.com for the breakdown of Rep. Watson's stats. A map of Watson's district here and a breakdown of her constituents by race and party, as well as their 2000 Presidential election voting record here.