Video: Guy who won’t listen to answers grills woman who won’t listen to questions

posted at 7:38 pm on August 13, 2009 by Allahpundit

It’s painfully awkward and it’s blue on blue, which means it’s fun for the whole conservative family. The subject here is Jackson-Lee’s rudeness when she decided to take a cell phone break at that town hall while, er, someone was asking her a question. “Why were you so rude?” isn’t a question that should take three and a half minutes to answer, but then “I was asking for information” isn’t an answer that should warrant another three and a half minutes of questions. Frankly, after watching SJL filibuster this way, I’m thinking maybe she did her constituents a favor when she tuned out to take that call.

Even better than a town hall where the congressman isn’t listening? A town hall where the congressman is represented by an empty chair!

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Stupid is as stupid does.

Baxter Greene on August 13, 2009 at 7:40 PM

What we have heah is failure to communicate.

Strother Martin, Cool Hand Luke

kingsjester on August 13, 2009 at 7:40 PM

Congratz on 1 million hits, Allah!

BlameAmericaLast on August 13, 2009 at 7:41 PM

Let me quote a great writer

What could go wrong.

Cindy Munford on August 13, 2009 at 7:41 PM

That woman is a disgrace on many levels.

Rick Sanchez is a manslaughtering d-bag.

PBoilermaker on August 13, 2009 at 7:41 PM

Get Larry O’Donnell on a round table with these two and you could write a sitcom.

BadgerHawk on August 13, 2009 at 7:41 PM

…Always my intent to be responsive to my constituents”

Intent and action are two different things my dear. Stuff it!

glennbo on August 13, 2009 at 7:43 PM

Did he ask her about the phony doctor…?

NeoKong on August 13, 2009 at 7:43 PM

WAH WAH?

WAH WAH WAH.

WAH?

WAH WAH.

WAH WAH WAH WAH!!!!!!

portlandon on August 13, 2009 at 7:43 PM

Can’t stand to watch either of these people.

surrounded on August 13, 2009 at 7:43 PM

She wasn’t ‘taking a call’; you don’t hold a ‘phone over your mouth like she did. What she was doing is pantomiming ridicule of the questioner.

Skandia Recluse on August 13, 2009 at 7:43 PM

Charlie Brown’s teacher made more sense than these two.

kingsjester on August 13, 2009 at 7:44 PM

I think the “hullabaloo,” Rick, was over the Obama-planted fake doctor who spoke up to support Obamacare and hugged the Congresswoman.

They knew she was going to be rude, Rick. Hello? It’s Sheila Jackson-freakin-Lee. That she will be rude, inappropriate, and unprofessional is a given each and every time she opens her mouth. You’ll need to do a news report when she isn’t a total jackass. That will be news.

Rational Thought on August 13, 2009 at 7:44 PM

Tracy Miller, the lady who was so rudely treated by SJL, has responded to the assertion that they are “friends” and that she was invited to D.C.

More lies.

madmonkphotog on August 13, 2009 at 7:44 PM

They’re both certified idiots . . .

rplat on August 13, 2009 at 7:45 PM

SJL is a… Imus, please finish my sentence.

glennbo on August 13, 2009 at 7:46 PM

It seems like what she should have done is, simply say, “I am very sorry, but I have to take this. Please give me a minute.” Or, if what she’s claiming in this interview is right, what she should have done is, after listening through the question, say, “I am not familiar with that section, please give me a minute to ask my staff.”

Or, if she felt that she absolutely needed to talk/listen while also listening to the people on site, well, wear a wire, like all the news reporters do. I mean it would be essentially the same, but it would at least be discreet.

novakyu on August 13, 2009 at 7:47 PM

This woman is a joke of a Representative. She’ll author a bill to commemorate Michael Jackson, but won’t read a bill that will alter the state of health care in the United States for good.

Get out of office now please.

Sir Corky on August 13, 2009 at 7:47 PM

Ugh…I lost IQ points from listening to the first 10 seconds of that clip.

Dumb and Dumber 2009.

Bishop on August 13, 2009 at 7:47 PM

At least she didn’t take a call during the Sanchez interview. She’s learning.

The Reasonable Man on August 13, 2009 at 7:47 PM

is it just me or can you not stop seeing the second coming of Cynthia McKinney in this KOOK? Who elects these idiots?

If nothing else comes out of Obamacare, at least the worst of the worst are being exposed….now maybe the GOP will finally put some quality conservative candidates out there to trounce these morons…

SDarchitect on August 13, 2009 at 7:47 PM

If SJL is still a congresswoman after 2010 then her constituents deserve the kind of representation she is giving them.

doriangrey on August 13, 2009 at 7:48 PM

Doctored video?!?! How dumb does she think we are?

Lance Murdock on August 13, 2009 at 7:49 PM

Tired of this dismissive crap? Send her your old, broken cell phone:

Washington Office
2160 Rayburn Building
Washington, DC 20515
(202) 225-3816 Phone
(202) 225-3317 Fax

Houston Office
1919 Smith Street
Suite 1180
Houston, Texas 77002
(713) 655-0050 Phone
(713) 655-1612 Fax

Heights Office
420 West 19th Street
Houston, Texas 77008
(713) 861-4070

Acres Home Office
6719 West Montgomery
Suite 204
Houston, Texas 77091
(713) 691-4882

Fifth Ward Office
3300 Lyons Ave.
Suite 301
Houston, TX 77020
(713) 227-7740 Phone
(713) 227-7707 Fa

VoyskaPVO on August 13, 2009 at 7:49 PM

is it just me or can you not stop seeing the second coming of Cynthia McKinney in this KOOK? Who elects these idiots?

If nothing else comes out of Obamacare, at least the worst of the worst are being exposed….now maybe the GOP will finally put some quality conservative candidates out there to trounce these morons…

SDarchitect on August 13, 2009 at 7:47 PM

The same imbeciles studying to be morons and failing miserably that elected Barack Obama.

doriangrey on August 13, 2009 at 7:50 PM

Two idiots gibbering at each other: CNN in a nutshell.

Dr. Manhattan on August 13, 2009 at 7:50 PM

“I wonder if I can get my money back from the Cynthia McKinney Charm School?”

chickasaw42 on August 13, 2009 at 7:51 PM

It is no wonder CNN’s rating are in the tank!

As FZ so aptly put it more than 35 years ago…

…its the SLIME oozin’ out from your TV set!

singlemalt_18 on August 13, 2009 at 7:51 PM

Those two deserve each other S-O-O-O-O-O-O-O much…

Khun Joe on August 13, 2009 at 7:53 PM

A town hall where the congressman is represented by an empty chair!

I guess that can’t be worse than a town hall where the president is an empty suit.

Daggett on August 13, 2009 at 7:53 PM

“Maybe it’s a doctored video.” Heh.

Patrick Ishmael on August 13, 2009 at 7:53 PM

I’ll repeat myself: this woman does her hair like Barbara Jordan, dresses like Barbara Jordan, is in the same profession as was Barbara Jordan, thinks she is Barbara Jordan, but in the brains department as a 40-something white guy Conservative I am more Barbara Jordan than this joke is.

Marcus on August 13, 2009 at 7:54 PM

BEST HEADLINE OF THE MONTH, ALLAH

vinman on August 13, 2009 at 7:54 PM

Intent and action are two different things my dear.

glennbo on August 13, 2009 at 7:43 PM

Not for a leftie, they’re not! In leftie land, actions are to be judged by their purity of intent. Any unpleasantness of actual results is to be ignored as irrelevant.

Mary in LA on August 13, 2009 at 7:54 PM

WAH WAH?

WAH WAH WAH.

WAH?

WAH WAH.

WAH WAH WAH WAH!!!!!!

portlandon on August 13, 2009 at 7:43 PM

WINNER!

fossten on August 13, 2009 at 7:55 PM

I just wonder if these two may have shared a jail cell somewhere in their past.

d1carter on August 13, 2009 at 7:55 PM

She said she was placing a call to get better information for the constituent.

True? Possibly true?

YYZ on August 13, 2009 at 7:56 PM

She’s not ignoring you. She’s busy guiding the Millennium Falcon into her left nostril.

Bushitler. President Chimpy McFlightsuit. Unfair and unbalanced, just the way we like it.

pc on August 13, 2009 at 7:56 PM

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/05/25/silverback-gorilla-hates_n_207263.html

Look familiar?

guntotinglibertarian on August 13, 2009 at 7:56 PM

I don’t understand ignorant. Can I get an interpreter? Chris Mathews, please translate for me.

elowe on August 13, 2009 at 7:57 PM

2 peas in a poddddd!

ohiobabe on August 13, 2009 at 7:58 PM

At 2:48 she actually said “maybe it’s a doctored video” LOLOLOLOLLOLOLOL

D0WNT0WN on August 13, 2009 at 7:58 PM

She’s not ignoring you. She’s busy guiding the Millennium Falcon into her left nostril.

Bushitler. President Chimpy McFlightsuit. Unfair and unbalanced, just the way we like it.

pc on August 13, 2009 at 7:56 PM

Heh….

Michelle….bwahahaha

sven10077 on August 13, 2009 at 7:58 PM

What an Arrogant B word…. Of course she’ll be re-elected. Lord help us.

DOn’t Tread on Me

deedtrader on August 13, 2009 at 7:58 PM

If SJL is still a congresswoman after 2010 then her constituents deserve the kind of representation she is giving them.

doriangrey on August 13, 2009 at 7:48 PM

A racially-gerrymandered district. They deserve her.

We don’t.

guntotinglibertarian on August 13, 2009 at 7:59 PM

At 2:48 she actually said “maybe it’s a doctored video” LOLOLOLOLLOLOLOL

D0WNT0WN on August 13, 2009 at 7:58 PM

and “rowroooo roarrrah uh”

which is translated as “I don’t know that girl who pretended to be a doctor….ignore that my husband is her advisor”…..

fun stuff…..

man has SJL let herself go….she was cute back in the 1870s…..

sven10077 on August 13, 2009 at 8:00 PM

Ugly doesn’t discriminate. It’s the Princess Leia hairdo that made me say it! Looove me some Tyra Banks. Uh huh, crackers in the bed are okay with that beautiful woman. Wait, dangit, I can’t say that either. If it would please the court please strike both comments from the record.

pc on August 13, 2009 at 8:00 PM

She see’s absolutely nothing wrong with what she did. Truly, the woman lives in a bubble. A perfect example of everything that is wrong with D.C.

Oh, and Rick is still a dipshi*.

Shiny_Tiara on August 13, 2009 at 8:00 PM

SJ-L: “..you are very nice and and I am very..”

President Merkin Muffley (Dr Strangelove): “..I agree, Yuri, it’s nice to be nice..”

The sounds you have just heard, ladies and gentlemen, is the esteemed Congresswoman-person writhing in agony, attempting to extricate her tit from the wringer of public opinion.

VoyskaPVO on August 13, 2009 at 8:01 PM

A murderer interviews a pathological liar & we all suffer mental trauma – WELCOME TO LIBERAL FANTASY LAND where being a dumbass equals success

Trolls: please step up to the mic & ‘splain to us how you sleep at night with these loons in your party

Ris4victory on August 13, 2009 at 8:01 PM

Sanchez has children?

That’s depressing.

Poor kids.

Sapwolf on August 13, 2009 at 8:01 PM

President Merkin Muffley (Dr Strangelove): “..I agree, Yuri, it’s nice to be nice..”

Third best film of all time.

guntotinglibertarian on August 13, 2009 at 8:02 PM

“Maybe it’s a doctored video…”

HAHAHA!!

Libs…the comedy gift that keeps on giving…

JetBoy on August 13, 2009 at 8:04 PM

Third best film of all time.

guntotinglibertarian on August 13, 2009 at 8:02 PM

Slaps GTL, best film evar………..

doriangrey on August 13, 2009 at 8:04 PM

“Maybe it’s a doctored video…”

HAHAHA!!

Libs…the comedy gift that keeps on giving…

JetBoy on August 13, 2009 at 8:04 PM

remember JB….

“there is NO humor potential in Barack Obama or the Democrats”

//David Endocrine

sven10077 on August 13, 2009 at 8:05 PM

“You’re nice, I’m nice, we’re all nice”

“I’m glad you asked that question.”

Was anyone else reminded of “The Office?”

29Victor on August 13, 2009 at 8:07 PM

She said she was placing a call to get better information for the constituent.

True? Possibly true?

YYZ on August 13, 2009 at 7:56 PM

Not true. She was ordering a pizza.

AZCoyote on August 13, 2009 at 8:08 PM

Slaps GTL, best film evar………..

doriangrey on August 13, 2009 at 8:04 PM

Men of honor can agree to disagree:

Best film of all time: A Clockwork Orange

2nd best film of all time: Chicago (OK, maybe I’m prejudiced by all the T&A….)

guntotinglibertarian on August 13, 2009 at 8:08 PM

Blue on blue
Heartache on heartache
Blue on blue
Now that we are through.

Christian Conservative on August 13, 2009 at 8:08 PM

Guy who won’t listen to answers grills woman who won’t listen to questions

Hey…I just came up with a great idea for a new “reality” show!

DeathB4Tyranny on August 13, 2009 at 8:09 PM

O/T Scott Rasmussen just on BOR said Obummer is loosing popularity, especially among independents, some people are suggesting it’s because of Obamacare but it’s really because most people now realize that they cant trust Obama.

doriangrey on August 13, 2009 at 8:09 PM

Not true. She was ordering a pizza.

AZCoyote on August 13, 2009 at 8:08 PM

Nah. She was calling in for the results from her syphilis test.

guntotinglibertarian on August 13, 2009 at 8:09 PM

Who would win a fight, John Bolton’s Moustache or Geraldo Rivera’s Moustache?

Daemonocracy on August 13, 2009 at 8:11 PM

Men of honor can agree to disagree:

Best film of all time: A Clockwork Orange

2nd best film of all time: Chicago (OK, maybe I’m prejudiced by all the T&A….)

guntotinglibertarian on August 13, 2009 at 8:08 PM

A Clockwork Orange!!! Yup, you’re a crack smoking libertarian all right… :P

doriangrey on August 13, 2009 at 8:11 PM

“there is NO humor potential in Barack Obama or the Democrats”

//David Endocrine

sven10077 on August 13, 2009 at 8:05 PM

heh…I tell ya, I just have to laugh. At this point, humor is all we have.

Guy who won’t listen to answers grills woman who won’t listen to questions

Hey…I just came up with a great idea for a new “reality” show!

DeathB4Tyranny on August 13, 2009 at 8:09 PM

Because unfortunately, this IS reality.

JetBoy on August 13, 2009 at 8:11 PM

Maybe she could have gone back to the Holiday Inn with the Doctor.

Bobby Bulivia on August 13, 2009 at 8:12 PM

Dumb and dumber in either order.

d1carter on August 13, 2009 at 8:12 PM

Some of you need to get a f……….g grip! Yes, Sanchez is an A$$hat but he actually did his job in this clip; give him a break. SLJ is an utter disgrace.

melachiro on August 13, 2009 at 8:13 PM

Who would win a fight, John Bolton’s Moustache or Geraldo Rivera’s Moustache?

Daemonocracy on August 13, 2009 at 8:11 PM

Man, that’s not even pretty to think about… Kind of like asking a poodle to fight a starving polar bear, a very one sided short and bloody outcome.

doriangrey on August 13, 2009 at 8:13 PM

Wow. There’s 7 minutes of my life I’ll never get back.

teffertoes on August 13, 2009 at 8:16 PM

It was rude to take a phone call during the meeting but can I also state I absolutely HATE when people whisper to the cell phone like she did. I bet the person on the other line couldn’t understand a word she said. I hate when people do that. Don’t freaking whisper into a cell!!!

terryannonline on August 13, 2009 at 8:16 PM

She should just deny she even owns a phone. Works for Gibbs.

Jim Treacher on August 13, 2009 at 8:17 PM

Um. I think she was ahead of me in a supermarket today. Swiping a Congress EBT shoppingcard.

Take out the Trash in 2010

Key West Reader on August 13, 2009 at 8:17 PM

She must be flustered, she forgot to use the royal “we.”

29Victor on August 13, 2009 at 8:18 PM

Crap I’m outta beer. Where’s my Congressional EBT card and chauffeur?

/Crap.. I forgot. I sent him to my town hall meeting. Dammit.

Key West Reader on August 13, 2009 at 8:19 PM

“A vidoe that may have been doctored” -Crazy Lady.

How do these clowns get elected?

And didn’t Rick Sanchez kill a guy in a hit and run?

Aquateen Hungerforce on August 13, 2009 at 8:20 PM

Nope not going to watch because I don’t want to have to pull my laptop out of my plasma screen.

Bulldogger on August 13, 2009 at 8:20 PM

at the end:

“It’s very courageous for you to come on”

Why do these lefty mouthpieces think it’s always courageous for a liberal to answer questions? Or does he just want his audience to think it’s courageous?

jaime on August 13, 2009 at 8:21 PM

Because unfortunately, this IS reality.

JetBoy on August 13, 2009 at 8:11 PM

Please don’t remind me. I am still trying to convince myself it’s just an especially vivid nightmare and like in The Wizard of Oz I will awaken to discover Obama is just the bitter old man down the street.

DeathB4Tyranny on August 13, 2009 at 8:21 PM

A Clockwork Orange!!! Yup, you’re a crack smoking libertarian all right… :P

doriangrey on August 13, 2009 at 8:11 PM

Ah, come on. The “Singing in the Rain” scene is entertainment for the whole family.

guntotinglibertarian on August 13, 2009 at 8:21 PM

That hurt Allah…..I’d rather watch paint dry than listen to these two baffoons…..

Rovin on August 13, 2009 at 8:22 PM

You know ther is hope…Cynthia McKinney did lose re-election…

CCRWM on August 13, 2009 at 8:22 PM

Why do these lefty mouthpieces think it’s always courageous for a liberal to answer questions? Or does he just want his audience to think it’s courageous?

jaime on August 13, 2009 at 8:21 PM

You don’t get it. Those who speak truth to power risk being chained up in Dick Cheney’s dungeon.

Hollywood celebs who speak out of their asses might have to retreat to their estates in Tuscany.

Courage has nothing to do with carrying a hundred-pound load through 110 degree temperatures in Iraq.

It’s all about saying, “Bush Lied. People Died”.

guntotinglibertarian on August 13, 2009 at 8:23 PM

O/T Scott Rasmussen just on BOR said Obummer is loosing popularity, especially among independents, some people are suggesting it’s because of Obamacare but it’s really because most people now realize that they cant trust Obama.

doriangrey on August 13, 2009 at 8:09 PM

You know that line Obama keeps repeating about how if you like your doctor and your current health insurance you can still keep them under Barry’s new gov’t-run HC system? Well the White House is now saying that Barry’s statement is just rhetoric and should not be “taken literally.”

It’s like Barry’s campaign pledge that he’d never raise the taxes of anybody making less than $250k. Nothing Barry says should ever be taken literally. He just likes blowing smoke up everybody’s a$$ and listening to the sound of his own voice. The man’s a pathological liar.

AZCoyote on August 13, 2009 at 8:23 PM

I’ve written a computer program in BASIC that could carry on a more intelligent conversation than either of those two.

Dark-Star on August 13, 2009 at 8:24 PM

You know ther is hope…Cynthia McKinney did lose re-election…

CCRWM on August 13, 2009 at 8:22 PM

Her mistake was smacking a black police officer with her cell phone.

guntotinglibertarian on August 13, 2009 at 8:25 PM

Who talks on a phone like that? Looks like she was trying to eat it.

stackedeck on August 13, 2009 at 8:25 PM

Who talks on a phone like that? Looks like she was trying to eat it.

stackedeck on August 13, 2009 at 8:25 PM

She was whispering into the cell phone so other wouldn’t hear her. Like I said before I hate when people whisper into a phone. So not only was she being rude to the her constituents she was also being extremely rude to the person on the other line, whoever it was.

terryannonline on August 13, 2009 at 8:27 PM

Can’t M.O. invite them both over for a wine summit. We can have a big photo op to distract the country from more important issues, hey look…Sasha and Melia are chasing Bo!

Laura in Maryland on August 13, 2009 at 8:28 PM

Jackson’s a liar. They are good friends now? It doesn’t seem to me that she remembered Tracy Miller’s name…

Tracy appeared on Greta, and said that Jackson took more calls during other questioners.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KFPWETyEVw&feature=related

Here’s Sheila ignoring another constituent.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYPN3kYigKM&feature=related

sarainitaly on August 13, 2009 at 8:29 PM

Ah, come on. The “Singing in the Rain” scene is entertainment for the whole family.

guntotinglibertarian on August 13, 2009 at 8:21 PM

No… CWO is a movie/novel for pot smoking teenage rebels without a fricking clue and aging hippies who refuse to grow up.

Dr. Strangelove is a humorous semi-biographical description of the lives of American military families during the cold war.

doriangrey on August 13, 2009 at 8:29 PM

Weird. She is saying that she was on the phone to talk to a congressional med bill hotline – which I don’t believe for a second exists – then she is saying the video may have been doctored to make it look as if she was on the phone (which she admitted to).

DarkKnight3565 on August 13, 2009 at 8:30 PM

Yo Wazzup wit you wite peeple???

Dis is wats best for amerika. soon we will have dog fighting and bull fights in de streets. Rasta man!!!

You crakkkas wanted democracy and MTV so dis is wat you deserve?

Anyone ask Rick about the muthafucka he drove over when he was drunk and paralyzed?

IraqVet on August 13, 2009 at 8:32 PM

Obviously I’m no fan of the valedictorian of the Ted Kennedy school of driving (Sanchez), but damn the arrogance of this Jackson Lee b**ch never ceases to amaze me.

Speaking of the Sanchez joy ride, the info appears to have been scrubbed from his wikipedia page… hmmm. For those that don’t know, he drove the car in a drunk hit-and-run that killed a man.

But what really annoys me here, unless this interview was done before this broke, but why no mention of the fake doctor at her town hall?

http://hotair.com/archives/2009/08/13/video-obamacare-fans-take-astroturfing-to-a-new-level/

RightWinged on August 13, 2009 at 8:33 PM

Rick Sanchez, anothet poster boy for what is righteous. The same asswipe who drive over another man while drunk and left him to write in agony.

I think Rick needs a reinforced set of knee pads, tha same pair that Chris Mathews wears so he does not miss a single drop of Obama-goo.

IraqVet on August 13, 2009 at 8:34 PM

She is saying that she was on the phone to talk to a congressional med bill hotline – which I don’t believe for a second exists – then she is saying the video may have been doctored to make it look as if she was on the phone (which she admitted to).

DarkKnight3565 on August 13, 2009 at 8:30 PM

Yeah am not really believing the whole hotline thing either. And if she told the audience that she was going to call the hotline to ask a question why were her constituents still asking questions? I would think the audience would end questioning her until she got the information that she was supposedly going to get from the hotline. So I’m having a hard time believing her.

terryannonline on August 13, 2009 at 8:35 PM

No… CWO is a movie/novel for pot smoking teenage rebels without a fricking clue and aging hippies who refuse to grow up.

Dr. Strangelove is a humorous semi-biographical description of the lives of American military families during the cold war.

doriangrey on August 13, 2009 at 8:29 PM

As I said, where art is concerned, honorable people can disagree.

Clockwork Orange was a deeply conservative film, which mocked the Left’s ideas about technocratic social-engineering.

It basically said that evil is evil and Utopianism is ridiculous and futile.

Plus, Malcolm McDowell was brilliant. For the first and last time.

guntotinglibertarian on August 13, 2009 at 8:35 PM

“If offense was taken, I wish it had not been.”

WisCon on August 13, 2009 at 8:38 PM

guntotinglibertarian on August 13, 2009 at 8:36 PM

Take your racist comments somewhere else.

terryannonline on August 13, 2009 at 8:38 PM

Take your racist comments somewhere else.

terryannonline on August 13, 2009 at 8:38 PM

Duly noted.

But do they have opposable thumbs?

guntotinglibertarian on August 13, 2009 at 8:39 PM

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