Maxine Waters tries to silence Kanye West: He ‘talks out of turn,’ needs help thinking

Talk about arrogant condescension… On Tuesday, The Hill and others reported that Maxine Waters, the California Democrat obsessed with impeachment and conspiracy theories involving Russia, tried to silence Kanye West, telling Politico that the rapper “talks out of turn” and needs help formulating his thoughts.

“Kanye West is a very creative young man who has presented some of the most revolutionary material in the African-American community,” Waters told Politico during a meeting of Congressional Black Caucus members who gathered to discuss diversity in Silicon Valley. “But we also think that sometimes Kanye West talks out of turn and perhaps sometimes he needs some assistance in helping him to formulate some of his thoughts.”

Waters wasn’t finished, and essentially said that West should simply shut up about politics.

“We don’t think that he actually means to do harm, but we’re not sure he really understands the impact of what he’s saying, at the time that he’s saying it and how that weighs on, particularly the African-American community — and for young people in general,” she said. “And I think maybe he should think twice about politics, and maybe not have so much to say.”

Translation: How dare Kanye West express his own original thoughts.

West, The Hill reported, caused a stir on social media last week when he tweeted support for President Trump, whom he called his “brother.”

“We are both dragon energy. He is my brother,” West said on Twitter.


Writing at the Daily Wire, Ben Shapiro correctly stated: “West’s entire point is that he should be able to speak out in ways Maxine Waters doesn’t like.”

He added:

Waters’ nonsense is incredibly paternalistic, obviously. Imagine if a white person said something like this about, say, LeBron James. Oh, wait, it happened, and the entire Left called Laura Ingraham a racist. But when a two-bit grafter like Maxine Waters calls out Kanye West for saying obvious things about the monolithic support for the Democratic Party among black Americans, then she’s treated as perfectly normal.

And there’s tremendous irony to Waters calling West uninformed, a person who needs help formulating his thoughts. This is a woman who called the Los Angeles riots an “uprising.” This is a person whose husband, a major stockholder in OneUnited Bank, stood to see major benefit from her position on the House Financial Services Committee. This is a Congresswoman who said that Putin was invading Korea (not Crimea), said that she was once a Millennial (nope), promoted abortion by saying, “I have to march because my mother could not have an abortion” (wut) and claimed that she never called for Trump’s impeachment after calling repeatedly for Trump’s impeachment. But somehow Kanye’s the uninformed one? And Waters is the great font of wisdom?

Don’t forget that Waters has yet to condemn death threats against the president.

This, of course, reveals the mindset of radical left-wing Democrats.  They don’t support free speech or free expression — they reserve it for themselves.


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Joe Newby

A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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