Rep. Waters on Obama: “I think he just got a little bit off the teleprompter”

Posted by: ST on September 26, 2011 at 5:53 pm


Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) said President Obama got carried away in an address to a Congressional Black Caucus dinner where he said supporters should “stop complaining” and start fighting.

“I think [Obama] got carried away. He got fired up,” Waters said Monday in an interview with MSNBC. Obama “got off script and got a little bit beside himself, but I certainly don’t believe that he thinks the Congressional Black Caucus is sitting around in house slippers and bed slippers and whatever those things are — I don’t own them and I don’t understand the image that was described there.”

Waters added that Obama just went off his planned remarks in his speech.

“I think he just got a little bit off the teleprompter,” Waters said.

Waters’s comments were in reference to a speech Obama gave to the CBC on Saturday, where he told the crowd to “take off your bedroom slippers. Put on your marching shoes,” and to “shake it off. Stop complaining, stop grumbling, stop crying.”

Great advice! Too bad our Juvenile in Chief won’t take his own advice, though …

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4 Responses to “Rep. Waters on Obama: “I think he just got a little bit off the teleprompter””


  1. Debra says:

    Ms. Waters,

    Why is it that everything that the President does and or says, you’re so critical. In his speech, what he was simply telling us as a nation and yes, as black folks to stop complaining, stop grumbling, stop crying is right. I hear more negativity from you and complaining, so you are so guilty. You are always complaining about what the President should do. You are an elected offical, you get out and help fix what is broken in the community. The President can’t do everything by himself. With you being a black woman, I am sure that you have heard those words on many occassions, either from your parents and or your pastor. My parents always taught me that I should not complain about everything, that I should get up and fight for what I want. If you are looking for a Miracle, look to God, not the President. Don’t you think if he could create jobs alone in not only the black community but all communities he would? When will we as back people stop acting like crabs and standing united. I am proud of what the President said, because it is exactly what Dr. King would have said to us! I pray that you would stop going on TV with this nonsense!

  2. H Hazell says:

    Off script?! Off teleprompter?! Not only can Obama not bring a message that heralds any leadership, he can’t bring the juice in any venue right now. Hell, he doesn’t even know where to get an orange!

  3. Kate says:

    My husband had a totally different take on what Obama might have really wanted to say….Hey Black Folk, don’t worry and fret, Daddy O is going to make everything alright. Vote for me!

    Do you remember how some folks on the street spouted out that Obama was going to pay their mortgages, etc? So this is more of the same.

    …of course, this was my husband’s idea. We don’t always agree. I took it as a slight to the black caucus members and I think Maxine felt it was, but now is trying to backtrack and ducking for cover.

    You know your first reaction is usually the truth, Maxine.

  4. Carlos says:

    Is “a little bit off the teleprompter” any relation to “a bubble off plumb?”

    If so, I’d have to agree with her 100%.

    But then, how would she know? She doesn’t even know what “plumb” means, and she shore as heck ain’t.