Congresswoman Maxine Waters been trill
Elderly black women live in a state of “Who you finna try? I Bet it ain’t me.” It doesn’t matter if you’re the retired working class black grandmama or Congresswoman Maxine Waters. Older black women are just not here for your shit on any day of the week. And when you’ve reach 78, you’ve seen too much to bite your tongue regardless of whose company you may be in.
You should’ve already known who Maxine Waters was before she went viral this week. As California’s 43rd district congressional representative she has been serving since 1991. She’s not new to this. But since she’s on all of our radars right now for speaking truth to power, let’s take a moment to bow down. Because truly, who else but a black woman in Congress would get on national TV to make it clear she never even considered going to the inauguration.
Her exact words were, “I don’t honor him. I don’t respect him. And I don’t want to be involved with him.”
I can’t wait to be an old ornery black woman. Few things give me as much joy as seeing elderly black women snatch people bald from the roots. Congresswoman Waters is the embodiment of “all heroes don’t wear capes.”
Then there’s this lovely moment from a press conference following a classified meeting. Auntie Maxine is annoyed at the mere presence of the media. It’s like they interrupted her as she was on her way to get a plate of chicken and waffles and she’s extra hungry so she can’t be bothered until she’s fed. “Yes? Can I help you? What do you want?” That’s how queen Maxine begins a press conference.
Then she let it be known that the “FBI director has no credibility” and threw her hands up in disgust as she walked off. Listen. Muva Maxine did not come to play with you heauxs.
But like I said, she’s not new to this. In another news clip she says Democrats are too nice to the opposing side and they shouldn’t even consider working with someone like Trump. Here she is asking Citigroup why they paid themselves 21 million in fees. Here she is saying that black constituents will give the Black Caucus hell if they go after president Obama so they don’t but she’s ready and willing. Let’s go!
Here’s a favorite. Congresswoman Maxine said she ain’t never scared. Then topped it off with a “As far as I’m concerned the Tea Party can go straight to hell!”
Why y’all want to keep trying her is beyond me. Like I said, she’s been trill. Please continue to ask her to speak so we’ll forever have these moments of her doing what black women do: tell the truth while not taking your shit.