Sheila Lee Jackson made big news a few years ago when she complained that the names given to hurricanes excluded African-American monikers, a clear case of racial discrimination according to the loosely-wrapped moon bat from Texas.
Now SLJ is accusing Republicans of refusing to budge to the demands of President Barack Obama because—well, because BHO is black.
As reported at the reference, in part:
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) used the race card this afternoon to assess blame in the debt ceiling fight. Jackson Lee, a black Congresswoman, believes the disagreement over raising the debt ceiling is because of President Obama's race.
"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," Jackson Lee said on the House floor this afternoon.
"Read between the lines."
"What is different about this president that should put him in a position that he should not receive the same kind of respectful treatment of when it is necessary to raise the debt limit in order to pay our bills, something required by both statute and the 14th amendment?"
What IS different, Representative, is that THIS president has added more debt to the backs of taxpayers in three years than his predecessor did in eight years.
What IS different about this president is that, in the face of the nation’s $14 trillion plus deficit, he proposed to simply “freeze” spending at 2010 levels, rather than making a serious proposal.
What IS different about this president is that he voted against raising the debt-ceiling in 2006 when George W. Bush was president. At that time, The One said the following:
“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.” …….. Senator Barack Obama”
So while it is impossible to agree with Sheila Lee Jackson and her outlandish illogic on this issue, here is a proposed compromise:
Let’s name a hurricane, earthquake, or other natural disaster after Obama and call it even!
What say ye, SJL?