Friday, August 1, 2014

Representative Sheila Jackson Lee Should Consider Shushing… For Her Own Sake

Sometimes liberals aren’t all bad. Sometimes they’re at least good for a laugh.

Like the wholly uneducated Sheila Jackson Lee, who represents some equally uneducated district in Texas.

For those of you unfamiliar with the long-term representative, this is the woman who claimed, back in March, that the U.S. Constitution was 400 years old. She also previously trumpeted her inexcusable ignorance by asking NASA to zoom the Mars Land Rover in on the American Flag that early astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin planted… on the moon.

There’s a reason why I call her “wholly uneducated.” It’s because she is.

And she just proved it once again on the House floor on Wednesday night. It’s so stupid that even Yahoo picked up on it:

“During a floor speech on Wednesday night, Texas Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee voiced her opposition to the House Republican lawsuit against President Barack Obama, and said that Democrats had never moved to impeach former President George W. Bush when he was in office.

“‘[It is] a historical fact…’”

Let me stop Jackson Lee and the larger article right there. “A historical fact” like the U.S. Constitution being 400 years old? Or like astronauts planting the American Flag on Mars?

Ok. So sorry for interrupting. Let’s continue. In fact, let’s back up and start at the beginning of her quoted speech so as not to confuse her point any further than you already know she’s going to do on her own:

“‘[It is] A historical fact that President Bush pushed this nation into a war that had little to do with apprehending terrorists,’ Jackson Lee said. ‘We did not seek an impeachment of President Bush, because as an executive, he had his authority. President Obama has the authority.’

“It’s an odd thing for Jackson Lee to say, because it was just six years ago that she helped lead a movement to impeach Bush by co-sponsoring a bill accusing him of high crimes and misdemeanors.

“‘She misspoke,’ Jackson Lee’s spokesman Mike McQuerry told Yahoo News on Thursday morning. He declined to elaborate on what she meant to say.”

I’m not even going to bother picking apart her wholly uneducated explanation for why we shouldn’t impeach Obama. I think she proves my larger point perfectly well without me having to say another word.

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