Sheila Jackson Lee: Let’s face it, this debt-ceiling battle is racial

posted at 6:40 pm on July 15, 2011 by Allahpundit

In case you thought Debt Ceiling Week couldn’t get any lower, a reminder from your friendly neighborhood eeyoreblogger that things can always get lower. This is the perfect ending, in fact: Now that we know the negotiations are purely political, here’s SJL accepting them on their own terms as an opportunity to grandstand in the most demagogic way possible. Yeah, granted, she thinks that there are two Vietnams, and okay, fine, she believes that repealing ObamaCare might be unconstitutional, but give credit where it’s due. She really captured the surreal unseriousness of the past week o’ news here.

Let’s see if James Pethokoukis can come up with a better reason than Jackson Lee for why the negotiations ultimately are a farce:

[H]ere is Standard & Poor’s in a report released last night:

“If a debt ceiling agreement does not include a plan that seems likely to us to credibly stabilize the U.S.’ medium-term debt dynamics but the result of the debt ceiling negotiations leads us to believe that such a plan could be negotiated within a few months, all other things unchanged, we expect to affirm both the long- and short-term ratings and assign a negative outlook, If such an agreement is reached, but we do not believe that it likely will stabilize the U.S.’ debt dynamics, we, again all other things unchanged, would expect to lower the long-term ‘AAA rating, affirm the ‘A-1+’ short-term rating, and assign a negative outlook on the long-term rating.”

Looking at the most likely scenario out there right now, Goldman Sachs has its doubts (bold is mine):

Using our baseline projections as a starting point, the $1.7trn agreement we outline would represent substantial progress, but would probably fall short of Moody’s criteria. That said, we view any agreement that is reached this year as a first step; tax and entitlement reform efforts look likely following the election in 2013. With a cyclically-adjusted primary deficit of around 6% of GDP in 2011, additional consolidation clearly will be necessary, and thus we view this as the first round of what will ultimately need to be multiple deficit reduction measures over the next few years.”

I.e. our debt problem is so vast that even a compromise here might not avert a downgrade from Moody’s, with all the nasty knock-on effects that would entail. If Obama was serious, he would have used the bully pulpit to start pushing meaningful entitlement reform last year — not via a punt to some Deficit Commission but with his own hands on the issue. He promised America he would do so. And yet here we are, jerking around on a debt-ceiling deal that will merely slow, but not stop, us before we hit the One True Debt Ceiling and all hell really does break loose. Like I say, this is the perfect punchline to a total joke. Click the image to watch.

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Her dumbness is way in the retarded zone.

Blithering idiots make her look stupid.

esnap on July 15, 2011 at 7:23 PM

Heh….she needs NO help in that department..she does fine on her own…..

sicoit on July 15, 2011 at 7:25 PM

From the nastiest person in Congress. Ask her staff.

People like this should be kicked out of office, never to return. She’s a hatefilled liar.

disa on July 15, 2011 at 7:30 PM

We need a race card equivalent of Godwin’s Law. Once someone invokes race as the motivation for their oppositions actions, Sheila Jackson Lee’s Law is invoked, and they lose.

Mallard T. Drake on July 15, 2011 at 7:32 PM

Predatory lending = bad
 
Predatory spending = good
 
Did I miss anything, Ms. Lee?

rogerb on July 15, 2011 at 7:33 PM

What I want to know (having never been to Texas) is how this whackjob got 148,617 votes in 2008 for 77.32% of the vote and the Republican got 39,095 votes for 20.34% .

Tim Zank on July 15, 2011 at 7:21 PM

She-Jack’s district is gerrymandered to never allow a conservative to win. A good friend of mine lives in one of the few “non-diverse” pockets which are wealthier than the rest of the district and he says he doesn’t even bother to call her office anymore. Two black guys ran against her in the primary and she still won. She gets a lot of help from Lulac, LaRaza etc. She’s an embarassment to Houston.

TxAnn56 on July 15, 2011 at 7:36 PM

Why doesn’t she marry Rev Wright and have a Black Hitler?

Hening on July 15, 2011 at 7:36 PM

Are you kidding me>??!?!?! I’d say making me experience another 4 years of Obama is racist. Does my statement make sense? No but neither does Lee’s.

taney71 on July 15, 2011 at 7:37 PM

Let’s face it, Sheila Jackson-Lee is an ignorant racist.

BD57 on July 15, 2011 at 7:37 PM

What I want to know (having never been to Texas) is how this whackjob got 148,617 votes in 2008 for 77.32% of the vote and the Republican got 39,095 votes for 20.34% .

Seriously, what is Houston, like the Detroit of Texas or something?

Tim Zank on July 15, 2011 at 7:21 PM

No, Houston and the met area send numerous solid Republicans to Congress. Within the city limits, however, it leans somewhat D and many of these districts are populated by a good number of libs, but not enough to make a difference. As to her district in particular, it covers one of Houston’s densest minority population areas, and where election day is known as “payday.” You couldn’t elect Christ in that district unless he came back looking like, well …

TXUS on July 15, 2011 at 7:37 PM

What I want to know (having never been to Texas) is how this whackjob got 148,617 votes in 2008 for 77.32% of the vote and the Republican got 39,095 votes for 20.34% .

Seriously, what is Houston, like the Detroit of Texas or something?

Tim Zank on July 15, 2011 at 7:21 PM

I live in northern suburb of Houston and I can’t figure out how they keep voting her in. But then I look at Houston city government and say – OIC.
Houston is like any other major city in the US – Conservative on the outskirts and Liberal at the core.

Corsair on July 15, 2011 at 7:38 PM

Isn’t she the one who was siphoning off scholarship money for black kids, and giving it to kids she is related to?

That must be on page 2 of the social justice guide.

BobMbx on July 15, 2011 at 7:42 PM

Does everyone want to know what makes this even worse? Texas’ proposed redrawn congressional districts incorporate even more blacks into her district, meaning that she’ll have a job for life. This is one of the side effects to having a somewhat dismal 82nd legislative session here in Texas.

We still have a RINO problem we’re resolving.

madmonkphotog on July 15, 2011 at 7:44 PM

Isn’t she the one who was siphoning off scholarship money for black kids, and giving it to kids she is related to?

That must be on page 2 of the social justice guide.

BobMbx on July 15, 2011 at 7:42 PM

One and the same.

BuckeyeSam on July 15, 2011 at 7:47 PM

Let’s face it, Sheila Jackson-Lee is an ignorant racist.

BD57 on July 15, 2011 at 7:37 PM

Correct on both counts.

Amazing how that woman gets re-elected every time.

JetBoy on July 15, 2011 at 7:48 PM

Where’s my “That’s Racist!” kid .gif?

jnelchef on July 15, 2011 at 7:49 PM

Houston is like any other major city in the US – Conservative on the outskirts and Liberal at the core.

Corsair on July 15, 2011 at 7:38 PM

I was born in Houston and way back when, Bush 41 was the congressman in the district I grew up in. Al Green, who is She-Jack’s male twin, is the rep now. I moved to the neighboring county back in ’95.

TxAnn56 on July 15, 2011 at 7:51 PM

Let’s face it, sheila Jackson Lee is racial.

FIFY

MaiDee on July 15, 2011 at 7:52 PM

If somebody wants to be offended, they can find racism / sexism / anti-semitism / homophobia / ageism / or whatever else people might possibly discriminate against wherever they look, whether it is really there or not.

Sheila Jackson Lee and many others have built their careers on being perpetually offended at perceived discrimination.

It is time for the rest of us to drain their power by ignoring their shrieks. They have “cried wolf” far too many times.

wren on July 15, 2011 at 8:03 PM

I guess his white mother doesn’t really count for jack squat. Just like the Klan. One drop of black blood means your black.

Hummer53 on July 15, 2011 at 8:13 PM

July 15, 2011, Sheila Jackasson Lee, House floor “….only this president, only this president, only this one has received the kind attacks and disagreements and inability to work. Only this one,”

July 7, 2008. House Judiciary Committee: Shiela Jackasson Lee makes 10 minute rabbling diatribe calling for the IMPEACHMENT of President Bush.

Presumably with the intent of making it impossible for him to WORK.

Jack Bauer on July 15, 2011 at 8:14 PM

Sheila Jackson-Lee is a sh!th3ad. And by sh!th3ad, I mean she has a head, and that it is filled with fecal matter.

JohnGalt23 on July 15, 2011 at 8:20 PM

Disgusting. That she holds a seat in our Congress is sad beyond words.

Bruce MacMahon on July 15, 2011 at 8:21 PM

It seems our TX has a gal with two last names that is about as nuts and the gal in FL with two last names. Sorry American’s we have this nut job here.
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letget on July 15, 2011 at 8:25 PM

What an embarrassment this hag is to the great state of Texas.

jawkneemusic on July 15, 2011 at 8:25 PM

Isn’t she the one who was siphoning off scholarship money for black kids, and giving it to kids she is related to?

That must be on page 2 of the social justice guide.

BobMbx on July 15, 2011 at 7:42 PM

One and the same.

BuckeyeSam on July 15, 2011 at 7:47 PM

No – that was this Rep from the Dallas area

Corsair on July 15, 2011 at 8:44 PM

She-Jack is a carpetbagger from Queens. Now, if we can just get her to go back.

DAT60A3 on July 15, 2011 at 8:53 PM

People elected this woman. Repeatedly.

Let that sink in for a moment.

Scary thought isn’t it.

Scrappy on July 15, 2011 at 8:55 PM

It’s the ONLY card they have left to play.

CynicalOptimist on July 15, 2011 at 9:04 PM

You need to understand her district. Gang neighborhoods and barrio, with some middle and upper middle class neighborhoods thrown in. I assume all the red showing on the people walking on Pinemont means that it’s a Bloods area. There are some nice middle class neighborhoods there, but the inhabitants do their daily walks while carrying baseball bats and golf clubs and it’s not because they’re athletes.

SJL gets elected because her district believes that others are oppressing them and that SJL gets picked on because she doesn’t give in. She’s also known for great constituent services. But her staff is greatly abused and businesses that she helps know what they owe her.

obladioblada on July 15, 2011 at 9:13 PM

As to her district in particular, it covers one of Houston’s densest minority population areas

Having been born, raised, and still live in Houston, I’ll tell you that you can also read that as being on the top of your list of places to not be in after the sun goes down. I could be wrong but I’m not aware of any other place in Texas, except maybe south Dallas, that she could be elected.

slug on July 15, 2011 at 9:15 PM

I am dumbfounded that such a profoundly ignorant, galactically stupid buffoon like Sheila Jackson Lee could be elected to the Congress of the United States!

grumpy_old_soldier on July 15, 2011 at 9:29 PM

I am somewhat wary of Moody’s and question the timing of this announcement. To be clear our debt situation must be addressed with cuts to discretionary and entitlement spending. I just don’t trust the messenger in this case.
H/T Rush Limbaugh:

WASHINGTON — As the housing market collapsed in late 2007, Moody’s Investors Service, whose investment ratings were widely trusted, responded by purging analysts and executives who warned of trouble and promoting those who helped Wall Street plunge the country into its worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.

Buy Danish on July 15, 2011 at 9:32 PM

Let’s face it, stupidity is non-racial.

Morons are every shade of the rainbow.

And some named Sheila.

Some Jackson.

And some Lee.

But the worst are all three.

profitsbeard on July 15, 2011 at 9:43 PM

Let’s face it, Sheila Jackson-Lee is an ignorant racist.

BD57 on July 15, 2011 at 7:37 PM

Correct on both counts.

Amazing how that woman gets re-elected every time.

JetBoy on July 15, 2011 at 7:48 PM

As a Texan, one who was born in Houston, I know how Sheila Jackass Lee appears, but think about it. Isn’t a loon better than a deviously smart Democrat? I don’t know how our re-districting turned out, but I hope her’s is one of the Dem seats still remaining.

cartooner on July 15, 2011 at 9:47 PM

As a Texan, one who was born in Houston, I know how Sheila Jackass Lee appears, but think about it. Isn’t a loon better than a deviously smart Democrat? I don’t know how our re-districting turned out, but I hope her’s is one of the Dem seats still remaining.

cartooner on July 15, 2011 at 9:47 PM

Yep, that’s one of the considerations of gerrymandering, which in this case is legal, and in fact mandatory, if needed to elect a black to an elected position.

slickwillie2001 on July 15, 2011 at 9:56 PM

They all must have gotten their talking points this is the same thing Bill Maher just said on CNN Piers Morgan’s show. If you complain that Obama added trillions to the deficit, you’re a racist. That’s so original SARC. They really are out of ideas.

In related news Lawrence O’Donnell was babbling through most of his show incoherently. This line of broadcasting continued on MSNBC through the Rachel Maddow show – with her guest Jesse Jackson. I couldn’t understand one thing he was saying and that is not an exaggeration. Someone should pull up the video it was bizarre was he having a brain fart?

Dr Evil on July 15, 2011 at 9:57 PM

Well, I guess I can exhale now.

Kissmygrits on July 15, 2011 at 9:58 PM

From reading the article, I have two thoughts on this:

First and foremost, this is one situation when I would accept the media not showing party affiliation is only they would not show state. That is so embarrassing.

Secondly, since 0 made speeches (naturally) against raising the debt ceiling when Bush was president, does that mean that 0 was being racist?

Oleta on July 15, 2011 at 10:31 PM

That is one seriously ugly, stupid pig of a woman.

Jaibones on July 15, 2011 at 10:35 PM

Well paint me red and call me a fire engine…Skankton McBlubberlips said something that is absolutely correct!

It IS a racial issue from start to finish. The Demoncrats have been robbing Peter to pay Wanda Welfare and Juan Borderjumper as a vote-buying scheme for decades now. And the cry of ‘raaaacist’ has been used to stifle dissent on every single subject imaginable.

Maybe at the 11th hour and 59th minute, the American public will finally acknowledge the war they’ve been losing for decades. But I can’t say that I have any great hopes.

Uncle Sams Nephew on July 15, 2011 at 10:35 PM

Sort of OT but SJL really needs to focus on the real problems facing her community, illuminated by the shocking new report which shows that black men are half as likely to die in prison as they are in the outside world.

Sharke on July 15, 2011 at 10:41 PM

Sharke on July 15, 2011 at 10:41 PM

And don’t even get me started on the illegitimacy rate. I have a black lady friend who bitterly complained that the wolves at the zoo took better care of their children…and she was right. :-{

Uncle Sams Nephew on July 15, 2011 at 10:43 PM

Let’s face it, Sheila Jackson Lee is a blithering idiot!

DSchoen on July 15, 2011 at 10:59 PM

This woman’s whole life is about ‘race’ and how to profit from making it an issue. I believe that when she looks in the mirror every morning she hates the reflection and goes out full of that hate which she can not do anything about. I can not fathom how a person can be so unhappy.

jarhead0311 on July 15, 2011 at 11:18 PM

It is all the white man’s plot!

Yep.

She must really hate her last name!!

Sherman1864 on July 16, 2011 at 12:21 AM

Ask Tim Scott & Allen West.

Paid for by the Committee to Erect Anthony Weiner on July 16, 2011 at 12:27 AM

Looks like “she” used to be a “he” and the surgeons were a bit hung over.

I took a look at a map of her district and found that most, not all but most, of her district encompasses the areas of Houston I either avoid at night or altogether when I’m in town.

When the blacks and latinos realize they are being used as tools by race-baiting socialists who do not give an iota about them then their lot will begin to improve.

Until then SJL reminds us all that it is best to be silent and be thought a fool than to open one’s mouth and remove all doubt. Of course only those who are not fools could grasp the concept so it is a bit of a viscous circle really . . .

Bubba Redneck on July 16, 2011 at 2:47 AM

I am dumbfounded that such a profoundly ignorant, galactically stupid buffoon like Sheila Jackson Lee could be elected to the Congress of the United States!

grumpy_old_soldier on July 15, 2011 at 9:29 PM

Those sound more like qualifications.

Dr. ZhivBlago on July 16, 2011 at 3:14 AM

Sheila Jackson-Lee knows that Barack Obama opposed raising the debt ceiling when he was a Senator; does she think he is a racist? What an idiot.

TN Mom on July 16, 2011 at 4:03 AM

Isn’t there a banana republic somewhere that needs an idiot?

Sonosam on July 16, 2011 at 7:17 AM

“Why is this president different”

It’s not because he surrounds himself with Marxists and has overspent us onto the path of bankruptcy. It’s because he’s black you racist witch. (She’s racist because she’s never say that about black opposition.)

elfman on July 16, 2011 at 7:26 AM

It’s apparent that black politicians will continue to use the race card when they can’t get their way. Does that tell us something?

afotia on July 16, 2011 at 7:44 AM

“Don’t talk about the nuclear freeze, let’s talk about that surplus cheese”!! thundered Sheila Racist Lee on the floor of the House.

Cleveland Steamer on July 16, 2011 at 7:58 AM

….the perfect face of the democratic party!

try again later on July 16, 2011 at 8:04 AM

Without reading previous comments, without listening to so much as the full tape of this ghastly person (Jackson-Lee) making her predictably crude remarks, let me attempt to estimate what she’s saying:

“You White People owe Black folks more welfare.

If you disagree, you’re a cracker racist honkee.”

Lourdes on July 16, 2011 at 8:27 AM

she is not dumb, she is a living breathing identity politics leftist and that’s the only way she could think.

rob verdi on July 16, 2011 at 8:28 AM

Let’s face it Sheila Jackson Lee is mindless. It’s frightening that there wasn’t another candidate in her district that could run against her. Someone who could actually think and not make a fool out of themselves everytime they step in front of a microphone.

IlonaE on July 16, 2011 at 8:31 AM

Remember Clyburn sneering at the American public, that those among us who didn’t support passing “Obamacare” were “racists”? Remember that?

No one — NO ONE — confronted him and asked Clyburn to define what he meant and why he was saying what he was saying (that is, just what about ‘Obamacare’ was related to ‘race’ such that anyone who opposed it would be “racist” for doing so).

That key point and accusation has never been explained by the Democrats and the nasty slur about the majority of the American public (who DON’T support Obamacare) seems to be an incorporated aspect to the Democrats’ perspectives.

ANOTHER one of their “beliefs” that they won’t define or explain and that remains indefensible in reality.

These accusations by Clyburn and now Jackson-Lee actually reveal THEIR racism, so should they ever be required to substantiate their claims (calling whomever “racists” in these regards), they’d have to reveal their own racism, and thus, they never explain just what they’re talking about because it’d compromise them if they ever did.

Lourdes on July 16, 2011 at 8:32 AM

Certainly Sheila Jackass-Lee thinks a Whitey Tax will solve everything.

I wasn’t aware (per previous post) that Sheila Jackass-Lee had somehow Affirmative-Actioned her way into Yale. Those grades of hers must be locked up tighter than Zero’s.

(She’s dumb all right. SJL is the dolt who asked if NASA could drive one of the Mars rovers over to where the astronauts landed.)

viking01 on July 16, 2011 at 8:34 AM

Just shows you how far the black community has fallen.

wheelgun on July 16, 2011 at 8:48 AM

I hope no one is not naive enough to think that top level Dems from Obama to Reid to Pelosi to the Frizzled one and on and on don’t laugh about the use of the race card. They know all they have to do when things get rough is to pull it out.

CW on July 16, 2011 at 8:54 AM

I can’t pay attention to charges of racism these days. Burnt out. Libs used and reused the word so often and for such silly things that I just can’t care anymore. Then add the false charges of rape and bogus nooses on the doorknob and you’ve got a real yawn fest when someone yells racism.
Sorry, guys, you now have to be held accountable for your actions like everyone else. No one word escape hatch.

jakev on July 16, 2011 at 8:55 AM

Houston is like any other major city in the US – Conservative on the outskirts and Liberal rotten at the core.

Corsair on July 15, 2011 at 7:38 PM

She has been programmed. This is the only way she can think, function and talk. This is a clear warning that there are enough other people who are pre-programmed just like her, to keep her in office. Scary stuff, indeed.

The racism trump card is losing power but it will be used as long as it is even the slightest bit effective. That will be a huge wake up call to people like Jackson Lee.

It will be like repeatedly flipping a light switch when the power is out at your house. It’s an automatic almost subconscious response to flip the switch to get light, yet confusing when the light doesn’t come on even though you should know better…

Fallon on July 16, 2011 at 9:14 AM

Butt ugly woman, in and out.

Wade on July 16, 2011 at 9:23 AM

Are there 2 Americas, side-by-side, like SJL’s Vietnams? ;)

ErnstBlofeld on July 16, 2011 at 9:26 AM

Would not raising the debt ceiling cause America to tip over?

I don’t know who is dummer…..her or the Guam capsize guy or Keith Ellison or….or…..

PappyD61 on July 16, 2011 at 9:34 AM

What is different about this president?

Ooo!…ooo!…I know! raises hand
He’s an unqualified, Marxist, anti-American imbecile.

justltl on July 16, 2011 at 9:43 AM

People elected this woman. Repeatedly.

Let that sink in for a moment.

Scary thought isn’t it.

Scrappy on July 15, 2011 at 8:55 PM

It’s the Black and Hispanic population in Houston who elects her, among which also can be found the illegal alien population who makes it possible. She’s a “professional social justice recipient” candidate for people who vote accordingly.

Lourdes on July 16, 2011 at 9:51 AM

People elected this woman. Repeatedly.

Let that sink in for a moment.

Scary thought isn’t it.

Scrappy on July 15, 2011 at 8:55 PM

It’s the Black and Hispanic population in Houston who elects her, among which also can be found the illegal alien population who makes it possible. She’s a “professional social justice recipient” candidate for people who vote accordingly.

Lourdes on July 16, 2011 at 9:51 AM

IN OTHER WORDS, she’s elected BECAUSE OF race (hers and theirs) and her ridicule of all things “White people” and Capitalism.

Lourdes on July 16, 2011 at 9:52 AM

I hope no one is not naive enough to think that top level Dems from Obama to Reid to Pelosi to the Frizzled one and on and on don’t laugh about the use of the race card. They know all they have to do when things get rough is to pull it out.

CW on July 16, 2011 at 8:54 AM

Add, though, Wasserman-Schultz’s additions: “you hate women” and “you hate poor people”. So the DNC’s lines now are America is “racist, hates women and hates poor people.”

Lourdes on July 16, 2011 at 9:54 AM

I think people would be shocked at how many black people are thinking just like Sheila Jackson-Lee. There is a guy, who comes to where I’m employed, who’s black but didn’t vote for Obama. We’ve talked about how he’s treated at family gatherings, etc. and it’s not pretty. I asked him what was going on with the economy being so bad and black unemployment being so high and he told me that most blacks believe the Republicans are stopping Barack Obama from being a successful president. I believe that and I also believe it will be stoked by people like Sheila Jackson-Lee who need a strong racial divide to keep getting elected.

My hope is that this belief doesn’t turn violent. We all saw what happened when Obama told his followers they had to get into the face of the Tea Party. There’s been a serious effort to make disagreement a racial thing and, in the black community at least, it’s been successful. The Republican party had better become aware of that and deal with it, not for votes because they won’t get them anyway, but for the sake of the country. We shouldn’t be divided like this, but the Democrats love divide and conquer so it will have to be dealt with.

Vote Republican and only be called a racist one more time.

bflat879 on July 16, 2011 at 9:57 AM

Why is insane human scum like Jackson Lee on Hot Air? She is from a totally racist district and represents only the color of her skin and nothing else. When trash like Lee ceases to exist,then and only then will racism fade into history.

volsense on July 16, 2011 at 10:03 AM

Absolutely inexcusable. Jackson Lee is a prime example of EVERYTHING that’s wrong in Congress.

Murf76 on July 16, 2011 at 10:08 AM

It’s tribalism, and unworthy of American. But it’s everywhere. I see it daily at work. PBHO has set race relations back at least 40 years.

One standard for all Americans, with no preferences, is the only way forward. We’re almost 150 years past the end of the Civil War, and the Left wants to return us to those days.

NaCly dog on July 16, 2011 at 10:23 AM

Yeah, granted, she thinks that there are two Vietnams, and okay, fine, she believes that repealing ObamaCare might be unconstitutional, but give credit where it’s due.

She also thinks Neil Armstrong walked on Mars!

bitsy on July 16, 2011 at 10:30 AM

All I had to see was the headline to know what the content was.
That said, if we’re pulling political cards from a tarot deck, Sheila Jackson Lee would be The Fool . . .

tpitman on July 16, 2011 at 10:35 AM

The Black Caucus is still hoping the phony race card still trumps reality.

What seems to be racial is the near-trillion dollar Obama stimulus package:


…it turns out that 39.79 percent went to health and human services, 18.13 percent to education, 17.76 percent went to workforce, 12.77 percent went to transportation and infrastructure, 2.2 percent to housing, 4.7 percent to public safety, 2.47 percent to energy, and 2.17 percent to environment.

Unlike the New Deal, that is why Obama’s “stimulus package,” which was 4.5x the size of FDR’s spending on the WPA, is simultaneously wildly unpopular and yet completely invisible to ungrateful White people in Alabama.

It is because the lion’s share of the “stimulus package” was channeled directly to African-Americans in the form of EBT cards, Medicaid, TANF welfare, Section 8 housing, and unemployment benefits…the “stimulus package” in Alabama seems to be nothing more than a thinly disguised bailout for African-Americans designed to forestall the total financial collapse of black household

http://tinyurl.com/6cbrjty

Chessplayer on July 16, 2011 at 10:35 AM

Who…

petefrt on July 16, 2011 at 10:36 AM

Big Bertha asks: “What is different about this President?”

Uhhhh, he’s an avowed Marxist redistributionist?

Did I nail it, Sheila? Huh? Huh?

BigAlSouth on July 16, 2011 at 10:45 AM

Wah! :(

Dat’s wacist!
Dat’s sexist!
Dat’s homophobic!
Dat’s Islamaphobic!

Really Right on July 16, 2011 at 10:53 AM

I am so sick of these race baiting AH’s we have in congress,my ancestors came from Sweden, never owned a slave so this is one cracker who doesn’t owe these selfhating blacks who can’t get past what happened in the past ANYTHING.
I have a question for the RICH bigot, why when Lincoln freed the slaves why didn’t her ancestors go back to Africa or other countries of their choice, they had a choice and CHOSE to remain in America.
Put that in your pipe and smoke it Sheila Jackson Lee, biggest loud mouthed bigot I have ever seen.

concernedsenior on July 16, 2011 at 11:02 AM

What’s different about this president? How about the extra zero he added to the annual deficit?
What race are numbers?

michaelo on July 16, 2011 at 11:05 AM

Does Jackson Lee know Obama voted against increasing the debt ceiling in 2006:

The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government can’t pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies. … Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that ‘the buck stops here. Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.

In 2007 and in 2008, he didn’t even find the time to cast a vote. Was his voting against raising it and then not even bothering to vote for or against it based on RACE?

Fallon on July 16, 2011 at 11:12 AM

I think people would be shocked at how many black people are thinking just like Sheila Jackson-Lee.

bflat879 on July 16, 2011 at 9:57 AM

I have to tell you, hearing what was being advocated, preached in an affluent, influentional church in Chicago was a shock. Call me naive but I went to diverse schools, my mother taught in the inner city and I never heard such things…

Fallon on July 16, 2011 at 11:18 AM

The sad thing is, my mother-in-law and step mom, both white as you can get, think the same thing. They are absolutely convinced that the vast majority of the opposition to the president is because he is black. The also think that the reason we are in such financial trouble is because rich people are stealing the country blind and not paying taxes.

The democrat’s base is right there with Sheila Jackson Lee.

Lily on July 16, 2011 at 11:19 AM

Does Jackson Lee know Obama SHE voted against increasing the debt ceiling in 2006:

FIFY.

There are far more blacks in the Tea Party than there are Democrat senators, all it takes is 1. Is SJL crying about the blatant racism of her democrat party?

I wonder if SJL heard this and commented on it?

http://www.belch.com/blog/2011/02/21/ohio-democrat-senator-calls-black-tea-party-member-buckwheat/

And there’s this:

http://thehill.com/homenews/house/171585-former-staffer-sues-jackson-lee-for-discrimination

dthorny on July 16, 2011 at 11:22 AM

There is no shortage of ignorance. 13 years of public school, if you can get that far, will do that to you.

Mojave Mark on July 16, 2011 at 11:26 AM

There is no shortage of ignorance. 13 years of public school, if you can get that far, will do that to you.

Mojave Mark on July 16, 2011 at 11:26 AM

So, the majority of Republican attended private schools?

It’s amazing the the things one learns around here.

Sheesh.

Dr. ZhivBlago on July 16, 2011 at 1:10 PM

Dr. ZhivBlago on July 16, 2011 at 1:10 PM

He should have said “inner city public schools,” Democratic controlled for decades. The large amounts of money into Durban public schools do not result in an increase in learning. For example, 4 years ago, it was found that reading comprehension and math competence went down relative to grade level the longer a child was in a DC public school. This is a comprehensive statistic, over the entire DC school system. A few outliers did exist. But generally, the longer in the DC public school system, the less well-educated the child got.
OBTW, this was why charter schools, stopped by PBHO, were so popular.

NaCly dog on July 16, 2011 at 1:33 PM

True, modern cities are hardly a haven for Republicans. In fact, I’m astonished that they haven’t all collapsed by now.

Charter schools exist because of parents that actually give a damn about their children’s education. It comes down to removing them from an environment where a plurality of students don’t care, have criminal records, don’t want to follow the rules and so on. I haven’t heard about anyone wanting to remove these types, so the alternative is to remove your kids from them.

This gets back to the reason that Republicans don’t control many major cities-they’ve been leaving for decades going there only to work and play. I guess the police are the most conservative elements in our cities anymore. Now you’re getting into racism as these inner-city kids are largely Hispanic and black. However, there is no dearth of drug-snorting white Redneck trouble makers out in the sticks I assure you, so one has to be careful with blanket statements.

Then there’s situations like Atlanta and D.C. where they’re lucky to get warm bodies to deal with these thugs and they end up getting fired or bullied into changing test scores.

You have Leftist Hollywood portraying exceptions where teachers have excelled with such kids. But we have to realize that some individuals are going to thrive in certain environments where equally competent individuals will not. It’s the luck of the draw and the same in any profession. That’s why some excel in sales and others do not.

On the Right you have what we commonly see here at HA which needs no further explanation.

So, the American education system comes down to who’s going to control it. Both sides of the political spectrum use our public schools as a battleground. But in the meantime, no one can control the erosion of our families and our society in general.

As television began taking root with more and more hours of programming, reading scores began going down. With texting and the internet spelling and grammar is getting even worse. Why really learn anything if you can “Google” it? As calculators became more prolific, math scores plummeted (try teaching algebra to someone who doesn’t know their times tables or positive/negative integers). Liberals hate the idea of memorization and retaining core knowledge (guess it stifles creativity or something according to them). For Conservatives anymore education is not as important as getting a “good job”.

Because Academia has been completely taken over by the Marxists, Conservatives look down upon higher education-all that does is to make sure the Marxists control it. Instead, Conservatives emphasize going into business and the trades and skills over cerebral academics…but small businesses are going under all around me where I live.

Believe it or not, most teachers are competent educators, but it serves no ideological purpose to mention them. At any rate, it’s a sad state of affairs if children are expected to learn only from teachers and turn their brains off at home and learn nothing from their parents. Public (and private)education let many of these same parents get a diploma without knowing much of anything, so they really wouldn’t be a big help anyway.

Denying a diploma to an eighteen year old for a private school is bad for business and invites lawsuits. For public schools it’s about moving them through so the system doesn’t get backed up.

Dr. ZhivBlago on July 16, 2011 at 9:26 PM

SJL is THE racist. She sees all thoughts in black and white.
If one is white and disagrees with her that person is a racist.

TomLawler on July 16, 2011 at 10:29 PM

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