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Remember Sheila Jackson Lee, the incredibly dumb congresswoman from Houston? She has found a way to turn the deficit negotiations into a racial issue. Wow, what a surprise!
This is also the same idiot Congresswoman from the Houston area – home to NASA – who thought that our astronauts had planted an American flag …… on Mars.
“I am particularly sensitive to the fact that only this president, only this president, only this one has received the kind attacks and disagreements and inability to work. Only this one. Read between the lines…”
“I do not understand what I think is the maligning and maliciousness [toward] this president. Why is he different? And in my community, that is the question that we raise. In the minority community that is question that is being raised. Why is this president being treated so disrespectfully? Why has the debt limit been raised 60 times? Why did the leader of the Senate continually talk about his job is to bring the president down to make sure he is unelected?”
January 20, 2011 - What the hell is it with Democrats? In Georgia, we have Democrat Representative Hank Johnson who made a famous statement back on March 31, 2010. While addressing Admiral Robert Willard, commander of the Navy’s Pacific Fleet, Johnson said, “My fear is that the whole island of Guam will become so overly populated that it will tip over and capsize.”
Now we have Texas Democrat Representative Sheila Jackson Lee, on Tuesday afternoon, saying that repealing the national health care law would violate the Constitution. Lee said repealing the law by passing Republicans’ H.R. 2 violates both the Fifth Amendment’s right to due process and the Fourteenth Amendment’s equal protection clause.
Representative Lee said, “The Fifth Amendment speaks specifically to denying someone their life and liberty without due process,” she said in a speech on the House floor. “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?”
Lee also mentioned the names of several people who she said would be helped by the national health care law, including a schizophrenic, a dialysis patient, and somebody whose mother cannot otherwise get dental care. “I know they would question why we are taking away their rights.”
She went on to say, “I’m prepared to stand, extend a hand of friendship, standing on the Constitution to enable us to provide for all the citizens of this country. This bill has been vetted. This bill is constitutional and it protects the Constitutional rights of those who ask the question: ‘Must I die? Must my child die, because I am now disallowed from getting insurance?’”
Her comments came during the floor debate on the Republicans’ repeal bill, which is scheduled for a final vote tomorrow.
By the way - this is the same Representative who thinks there are two Vietnam’s, and hopes that both North and South Vietnam could learn to get along. She also asked NASA if the Mars Rover took pictures of the flag, planted on the moon, by Neil Armstrong.