A Los Angeles congresswoman's comments against the tea party movement have riled some feathers among conservatives, and one tea party activist says lawmakers should stay focused on important issues.
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-California) recently made known her distaste for the conservative group at a forum in Inglewood, California. The Democrat addressed a crowd of about 1,000 at the "Kitchen Table Summit," most of them unemployed. Waters promised to pressure Congress to focus their efforts on job creation. She assured that she is not afraid of anyone, including the powerful grassroots movement. And noting that politics is a tough game, she said the tea party "can go straight to hell."
"I don't think it's an acceptable statement to make when you're demonizing any group of people, especially the tea party, when all we want is fiscal responsibility and we want the government to get out of the way," contends Gary Hahn, president of the North Bay Patriots...