Sunday, July 18, 2010

BURN: The National Disgrace Of Texas

A few years back, a beer was advertised as "The National Beer Of Texas".  It was a clever ad campaign, as it exploited an understood bit of humor.  Unfortunately, Sheila Jackson-Lee is not a joke.  She is the National Disgrace Of Texas.

Now that is going some, because we have some real hum-dingers floating around Texas.  But Jackson-Lee has recently put herself head-and-shoulders above the pack of disgraceful Texas pols.

Congresswoman Jackson-Lee is not new to the pack of gob-smackingly STUPID people Texas sends to Washington.  She has at times been the going-away favorite, earning her pole position by such questions as where the photo of the U.S. flag planted by astronauts on Mars was to be found.

But comments she made last week add to her infamy in ways that set her apart as not just STUPID, but also as a viciously racist demagog, as well.  Don't get me wrong; Sheila has been a known corruptocrat here in Texas for a lonnnngggg time.

Lest someone accuse me of having nothing good to say about Ms. Jackson-Lee, let me now say that I have personally observed her to be a very hard-working politician.  She does constituent service well.  She is also one of those people who you NEVER want to have catch you blocking her direct line-of-sight to a camera and/or microphone.  You WILL be trampled.

Which brings us to an interesting vignette about our Sheila; if you review video of any W SOTUS, you will see Sheila front and center in the press to shake his hand...every time.  It's that camera thang!  She kant hep Anne Richards would say.

But Sheila left the realm of risable idiot the other day in a statement supporting the NAACP resolution smearing the TEA Parties, and she did it in a way that earns her the undying contempt of anyone who either loves the truth, or gives a fig about history.  Especially those of us who both love truth and history.
And I thank you professor very much. I’m going to be engaging you with those very powerful numbers that you have offered on what the tea party recognizes, uh, or is recognized as. Might I add my own P.S.? All those who wore sheets a long time ago have now lifted them off and started wearing [applause], uh, clothing, uh, with a name, say, I am part of the tea party. Don’t you be fooled. [voices: "That's right.", applause] Those who used to wear sheets are now being able to walk down the aisle and speak as a patriot because you will not speak loudly about the lack of integrity of this movement. Don’t let anybody tell you that those who spit on us as we were walking to vote on a health care bill for all of America or those who said Congresswoman Jackson-Lee’s braids were too tight in her hair had anything to do with justice and equality and empowerment of the American people. Don’t let them fool you on that [applause]….
That smear of the TEA Party is a flat lie, which she likely knows is as vile lie as any told in the past few years. Sheila ALSO knows her "those who spit on us" statement is also a deep, sinful lie that she employs to put herself where...not only nobody was...she was nowhere near.  Nobody spat on anyone, unless you include "stage-spit".  Nobody called anyone racial epithets.  It is all a pack of lies, and Sheila resurrected them, and poured that filth on herself for pure self-aggrandizement.

But that was not the alpha and omega of Sheila's racist rant.  Oh, no...
....But let me just say this. We have had a challenging time with African-Americans on the question of immigration. As it first begun, uh, it looked as if it was a job killer bill for all of you. It looked as if these were folk who were interlopers who were attempting to move in on your territory. My brothers and sisters, once they begin to divide us [voices: "That's right."], once they begin to point out this one and that one [voices: "Yes."], for many of you don't realize that immigrants are Haitians, they are Liberians, they're Nigerians, and they come to this nation as we did, first in the bottom of a belly of slave boat, to make for a greater time. Wouldn't it be better if we linked arms with them to find the justice that is [inaudible] our people. [applause]....
....Immigration reform is not something we should be frightened about. We should grab it and make it ours and make it work for us as it works for those who are seeking a better life. Now let me just pose why you should look to this, uh, if you can't bring yourself to, uh, use the terminology civil rights, uh, then use the terminology human rights and human dignity. For I would compare two disparate situations which will hopefully turn the light bulb on - Arizona, there might be some of our constituents saying, go ahead, right on. But if you understand what the Arizona law says, and thank you NAACP, it says that if you as a police officer, police state that we are fighting against [voices: "Yes." "That's right."], all the places that we look askance and say oh my goodness, look what they're doing in Sudan. But if you are in Arizona the police officer has a right, if they have reasonable suspicion, and I am strong supporter of law enforcement, I'm on the Judiciary, I want them to be treated fairly, but every human being has the ability to have human if they have reasonable suspicion, uh, masterful attorney, they can stop you, they can ask you papers that you left at home because you were going to Seven Eleven, they can arrest you criminally...

Adding to her calumny and racism, Sheila doubles down on hypocrisy. Within days of her praise of an actual Klan recruiter, Sen. Robert Byrd, she is tarring people of good will...but opposing politics to her's...with the Klan smear.  She earned the title: National Disgrace Of Texas.

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