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Rockntractor
07-30-2013, 10:19 PM
By Jessica Chasmar

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The Washington Times

Monday, July 29, 2013




Just two weeks after Janet Napolitano announced her resignation as Secretary of Homeland Security, the Congressional Black Caucus has suggested Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Houston fill her spot.

A letter dated July 25 and signed by Rep. Marcia Fudge, Ohio Democrat and caucus chairwoman, urges President Obama to consider Miss Jackson Lee for the position, calling the Democrat a “voice of reason” that the agency could stand to gain, the Houston Chronicle reported.

“Representative Jackson Lee would serve as an effective DHS Secretary because she understands the importance of increasing border security and maintaining homeland security,” the letter reads.



Mrs. Jackson Lee currently serves as a ranking member of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security, a position that the caucus said she “stands as a strong and honest ‘voice of reason.’”

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I'm sure we would all feel safer with Sheila at the helm!

Retread
07-30-2013, 10:27 PM
I almost choked to death when I saw that on the news tonite. That "woman" needs to be sent away for impersonation of someone with a brain rather than a cabinet post. I wondered how much lower this admin could go and now I know there is no bottom to that well.

She's is trying her best to match up with owl sharpless in the race pimpin' bidniss.

Elspeth
07-30-2013, 10:28 PM
Is this payback for the support of the CBC during the Trayvon Martin case, which provided lots of Florida voters in 2012?

SarasotaRepub
07-31-2013, 09:29 AM
I almost choked to death when I saw that on the news tonite. That "woman" needs to be sent away for impersonation of someone with a brain rather than a cabinet post. I wondered how much lower this admin could go and now I know there is no bottom to that well.

She's is trying her best to match up with owl sharpless in the race pimpin' bidniss.


Ohhhh yeah, she'd be topnotch!!!! :rolleyes: Another insult to the American people.

NJCardFan
07-31-2013, 12:18 PM
Yeah, that's what we need. A woman who thinks we've been to Mars or that the Tea Party is descendant of the KKK. Yep, real rational thinker there.

Elspeth
07-31-2013, 01:01 PM
Didn't our pResident also go to Mars? :biggrin-new:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYEaoWDWhRs

Odysseus
07-31-2013, 06:25 PM
Some things are just beyond parody. Lee's record is one of them. Some highlights, courtesy of discoverthenetworks.org:


In 2000 Lee joined seven fellow Progressive Caucus members and one Republican in signing a letter (http://www.geocities.com/iraqinfo/index.html?page=/iraqinfo/sanctions/sarticles4/split.html) that called on President George W. Bush to “de-link” economic sanctions from military sanctions against Saddam Hussein (http://www.conservativeunderground.com/individualProfile.asp?indid=1344)’s regime in Iraq. This would have allowed Hussein to receive economic aid while refusing to honor his previous agreements to verifiably dismantle his weapons programs.

According to the AFL-CIO, Lee has a 100 percent pro-union voting record. In 2003 she spoke at a rally in support of organized labor’s Immigrant Worker's Freedom Ride (http://www.conservativeunderground.com/groupProfile.asp?grpid=6371), an effort to liken the unionizing of illegal aliens to the African-American civil-rights struggle of the 1950s and 1960s.

Lee also has a 100 percent pro-choice voting record, according to the abortion-rights group NARAL Pro-Choice America (http://www.conservativeunderground.com/groupProfile.asp?grpid=6929). In 2003 she voted against banning the procedure commonly known as , and in 2004 she voted against a bill imposing additional criminal penalties for harming a fetus during the commission of a crime against a pregnant woman.

One of Lee's crusades as a Representative of subtropical Gulf Coast Houston has been to end what she calls the government policy of giving hurricanes “lily white” names. “All racial groups should be represented,” she told The Hill Magazine, adding that she hoped the weather establishment in the future “would try to be inclusive of African American names” such as “Keisha, Jamal and Deshawn.”

Lee has called for improved relations between the United States and ’s Venezuela, which she characterizes as a friendly nation. Toward that end, she has called for the U.S. to lift its ban on selling F-16 fighter jets and spare parts to Chavez.

Prior to the 110th Congress, Lee served on the House Science Committee and on the Subcommittee that oversees space policy. During a 2005 visit to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California, Lee asked (http://www.zimbio.com/Congresswoman+Sheila+Jackson+Lee/articles/31/Breaking+News+Exhaustive+Search+NASA+Archives) a guide whether the had taken a photograph of the flag planted on Mars by Neil Armstrong in 1969. (Armstrong's 1969 mission, of course, was to the Moon, not Mars.)

In 2008 Lee endorsed Senator Hillary Clinton (http://www.conservativeunderground.com/individualProfile.asp?indid=18) for U.S. President. In early 2009 Lee announced that she soon would be leaving Congress to work in the State Department for Mrs. Clinton, whom President Barack Obama (http://www.conservativeunderground.com/individualProfile.asp?indid=1511) had recently appointed as Secretary of State.

In July 2010, Lee wrongly stated, from the floor of the House of Representatives, that North and South Vietnam had managed to forge a peaceful relationship with one another in the years since the Vietnam
War. (In fact, South Vietnam ceased to exist on July 2, 1976, when North and South were merged to form the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.) Said (http://hotair.com/archives/2010/07/15/sheila-jackson-lee-today-we-have-two-vietnams-side-by-side/) Lee:


"Today we have two Vietnams, side by side, North and South, exchanging and
working. We may not agree with all that North Vietnam is doing, but they are
living in peace. I would look for a better human rights record for North
Vietnam, but they are living side by side."

That same month, Lee spoke at an NAACP (http://www.conservativeunderground.com/groupProfile.asp?grpid=6160) meeting where she derided the Tea Party movement (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tea_Party_movement) as
a racist phenomenon, saying (http://gatewaypundit.rightnetwork.com/2010/07/dem-rep-sheila-jackson-lee-tells-naacp-all-those-who-wore-sheets-a-long-time-ago-lifted-them-off-to-wear-tea-party-clothing-applause/):


"All those who wore [Klansman] 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."

In a January 2011 floor debate over a Republican bill (HR2) calling for repeal of the recently passed national healthcare reform legislation, Lee said that such a repeal would
violate the Constitution (http://spectator.org/blog/2011/01/18/shelia-jackson-lee-says-repeal#):

“The Fifth Amendment speaks specifically to denying someone their life and
liberty without due process. That is what H.R. 2 does and I rise in opposition
to it. And I rise in opposition because it is important that we preserve lives
and we recognize that 40 million-plus are uninsured. Can you tell me what’s more
unconstitutional than taking away from the people of America their Fifth
Amendment rights, their Fourteenth Amendment rights, and the right to equal
protection under the law?”

On February 13, 2013, Lee, arguing that government spending programs were already as lean as they should ever be, exhorted her House colleagues to reach a budget compromise so as to prevent automatic spending cuts through sequestration (http://www.ideamoneywatch.com/main/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=60&Itemid=72).
"We're at the bone almost," said (http://nation.foxnews.com/rep-sheila-jackson-lee/2013/02/13/rep-sheila-jackson-lee-plays-slave-card) Lee, "and sequester, that is across-the-board cuts, will literally destroy us and put us in a recession." Lee then suggested (http://nation.foxnews.com/rep-sheila-jackson-lee/2013/02/13/rep-sheila-jackson-lee-plays-slave-card) that lawmakers should try to emulate the spirit of cooperation that Congress showed during the Civil War: "I stand here as a freed slave because this Congress came together. Are we going to be able to do it today to free America?"

Also in February 2013, Lee honored (http://blog.chron.com/txpotomac/2013/02/sheila-jackson-lee-honors-rapper-young-jeezy-for-philanthropy/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter#10069-2) the hip-hop artist Jay Jenkins, known as “Young Jeezy,” with a “Certificate of Congressional Recognition” for his “outstanding contribution” to the lives of young people through his ”Street Dreamz Foundation.” “Your core values of hard work and integrity has helped improve youth in the Houston community,” said the certificate, which was signed by Lee. The lyrics (http://www.metrolyrics.com/young-jeezy-lyrics.html) of Young Jeezy's songs are replete with profanity, including many references to "niggas (http://www.metrolyrics.com/white-girl-remix-lyrics-young-jeezy.html)."

On May 6, 2013, Lee said (http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2013/05/07/Sheila-Jackson-Lee-Healthcare-Education-A-Constitutional-Right) the following from the floor of the House: "I was very pleased to stand with my fellow Democrats and support the Affordable Care Act [Obamacare].... And I think that what should be continuously emphasized is the president's leadership on one single point -- that although health care was not listed, per se, in the Constitution, it should be a constitutional right. And if you read the words or quote the words of the Declaration of Independence -- 'We hold these truths to be self-evident, that we have certain inalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness' -- one might argue that education and health care fall into those provisions of life, liberty and the pursuit of
happiness."

Over the course of her political career, Lee has earned a reputation for having both an entitlement mentality and a volatile temper. In 1998, for example, she was accustomed to having an aide drive her daily, in a government-leased car, back and forth between her Capitol Hill apartment and her congressional office one block away. One day she told (http://www.houstonpress.com/1998-05-14/news/the-insider/) a staffer who had failed to reserve a limousine: “You don't understand. I am a queen, and I demand to be treated like a queen!”



She is an utter imbecile, and the only thing that would prevent her being nominated to this position is Obama's sense of decorum and duty. God help us.

Rockntractor
07-31-2013, 06:32 PM
She is an utter imbecile, and the only thing that would prevent her being nominated to this position is Obama's sense of decorum and duty. God help us.
It looks to me like she is more than qualified to reach the high standards of Obama's administration.

Eupher
07-31-2013, 06:36 PM
I think the CBC wants to be rid of her ass since she's such an embarrassment to them. Say what you will, the members of the CBC aren't stupid -- just incredibly liberal.

In HHS, Lee would be essentially a hired thug for Barry anyway; somebody else in the WH (not Barry) would be pulling her strings.

Janice
07-31-2013, 07:33 PM
She is an utter imbecile, and the only thing that would prevent her being nominated to this position is Obama's sense of decorum and duty. God help us.



Too bad there's no opposing party leadership that might cast some form of doubt upon this statement.

Hard to beat the 0bama/Boehner/McConnell 'leadership' isnt it?

Heres the cliff boys and girls.... lets all jump together ...

Elspeth
08-01-2013, 02:45 AM
One of Lee's crusades as a Representative of subtropical Gulf Coast Houston has been to end what she calls the government policy of giving hurricanes “lily white” names. “All racial groups should be represented,” she told The Hill Magazine, adding that she hoped the weather establishment in the future “would try to be inclusive of African American names” such as “Keisha, Jamal and Deshawn.”

I'm all for Hurricane Trayvon. It slowly approaches the coast, quickly retreats, and then angrily returns to beat the hell out of the residents.




In 2008 Lee endorsed Senator Hillary Clinton (http://www.conservativeunderground.com/individualProfile.asp?indid=18) for U.S. President. In early 2009 Lee announced that she soon would be leaving Congress to work in the State Department for Mrs. Clinton, whom President Barack Obama (http://www.conservativeunderground.com/individualProfile.asp?indid=1511) had recently appointed as Secretary of State.

This is why Hillary lost!