July 15, 2011
Knee… Meet Jerk
Sometimes I think Shelia Jackson Lee simply cannot help herself. Matters of truly debatable substance on how to best get our fiscal house in order become a reason to challenge the loyal opposition by baselessly accusing them of being racist!
"I do not understand what I think is the maligning and maliciousness [toward] this president,” said Jackson Lee, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus. “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? …”
Yeah that will rally the party faithful to the cause!
"I am particularly sensitive to the fact that only this president — only this one, only this one — has received the kind of attacks and disagreement and inability to work, only this one," said Jackson Lee from the House floor.
Because Democrats were Oh So Willing to work with the previous administration in a non-confrontational fashion. What Sheila?… If you simply say it… it must be true? SDASTFU!
"Read between the lines," she continued. "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?"
Ummm, yeah… Its because he’s a minority. That’s the sole reason intelligent, thoughtful people disagree with this President’s desire to increase our Debt Limit and our Tax burden even further.
Look, I’m tired of this kind of drivel… it serves no purpose to the national discourse! This is a serious matter before the people, and yes it should be debated by serious adults in a mature manner. Not that I expect our elected officials to meet any of these expectations, but to instantaneously reduce the structure of the debate to a function of RACE! Plllleeeaaaassssse!
Sheila does nothing to advance the very real issue of racism in this argument, if anything she belittles it! By constantly claiming racism any time someone of a color other than our president’s disagrees with him is ludicrous and insulting.
I am curious, when then Senator Obama actually voted “Nay” and not his usual “Present” on a similar resolution to raise the debt ceiling during the Bush Administration, was it because the President at the time was… uh… I don’t know… maybe… White?
Now on to the real topic at hand… Why do we have a debt ceiling at all? If all we are going to do is continue to raise it to accommodate our irresponsible spend to the limit (and beyond) , fiscal policies? When is enough enough? Sheila’s argument appears to be… Well hell, like all Americans, when we spend beyond our means, we simply go to our credit card agency and request a higher limit! ~ and of course are always awarded with said higher limit! “Because, ya know… if they don’t… they are obviously RACIST!”
Isn’t it that kind of thinking that got us here in the first place? It is time to CUT! Not tax more! Not spend more! The teet of the American people has run dry, we’re sick and tired of paying for our Government’s entitlements (read re-election bribes) and some of us are drawing a line. Others want to continue business as usual and keep milking that cow until she is dry! Then what? Seriously it is high time we cut off the spending, reign in federal government’s recklessness in the name of providing for…
The next vote!
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So John, regarding that title... does that make you the knee, or the jerk? :)
Glad to see all that time golfing hasn't mellowed you out too much!
Posted by: Brian R | Jul 15, 2011 6:22:15 PM