Skip to comments.Democrat Congresswoman Bashes Rush Limbaugh on House Floor [Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee........]
Posted on 10/14/2009 9:30:09 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Democrat Congresswoman Bashes Rush Limbaugh on House Floor By Noel Sheppard Created 2009-10-14 11:39 Monday night's football game between the Jets and the Dolphins might have been the best so far this year, but nothing is matching the entertainment value of the Left's hysteria concerning conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh's bid to buy the St. Louis Rams.
The fiscally-challenged Democrats could actually balance the budget if they sold beer, popcorn, and hot dogs every time some liberal politician or media member stepped in front of a microphone to express why the Excellence in Broadcasting chief isn't qualified to own a football team.
On Tuesday alone Congress could have raised a fortune if it would have sold tickets to Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee's (D-Tex.) hyperventilation about Limbaugh on the floor of the House of Representatives (video embedded below the fold with transcript, relevant section at 2:30, h/t Story Balloon , file photo):
Let me finally move to another topic and offer my thoughts. Even though I believe in the first amendment and the right to freedom of association, but I stand with the NFL Players Association not to make Rush Limbaugh any kind of national standard or a national hero or the national issue. I'll let my friends on the other side of the aisle determine what he is and what he is not.
Stop the tape: notice how she just said, "I'll let my friends on the other side of the aisle determine what he is and what he is not." That sentiment didn't last long:
But I know that he is not the kind of owner that the NFL needs.
Didn't she just say she was going to let her friends on the other side of the aisle determine what he is not? But I digress:
He does not represent the fullness of appreciation of athletes of all diverse backgrounds no matter what he wants to pretend to say on his radio station. But he is one who is divisive just as they're about to select him as a judge for a Miss America contest. I can't understand that, but that is their choice. Maybe they think he'll bring in millions of listeners, but can you imagine a poor girl scared already to be able to ask a question about the person she admires most, and she says somebody that happens to be a different political affiliation. She is, of course, not a winner. But that's their decision.
Hmmm. You mean like how Carrie Prejean didn't win the Miss USA pageant a few months ago because of HER political views? Where was the Congresswoman when THAT happened?
From this act of uproarious hypocrisy, Jackson Lee predictably moved to Donovan McNabb:
NFL has become one of America's pastimes. All of us from all walks of life and economic backgrounds look at the NFL. I know that there are far better owners that could be selected than one package that has this gentleman in it. I'd ask the NFL owners to put standards in place, criteria, base it on integrity, not just the bottom buck. Anybody that wants to call a quarterback in Pennsylvania and call him out - he happens to be African-American - as not being competent, just somebody that the media has promoted, not being talented. Interestingly enough, that football player is, happens to still be playing and doing a great job.
Well I don't know why in the heck other than the big dollar that Rush Limbaugh would be interested in the NFL. And so, we're not interested in him either.
Wait a minute. What if it is exclusively about money. What's wrong with someone investing in a sports franchise because he or she thinks it's a good longterm investment? Would that be terrible if that was Limbaugh's sole motivation?
Of course, it isn't, for Limbaugh is a diehard football fan who now finds himself in the financial position to invest in something he loves. I guess the Congresswoman doesn't understand that:
And I would hope, though this is not my choice, this is not a government issue as well as it is an issue of integrity for those of us who believe that this is a great sport that brings all of us together.
Well, if this isn't a government issue, why are you talking about it on the House floor?
I would hesitate to say that he is not someone who brings people together. And I just simply ask those owners to do the right thing, have a criteria, a standard, a bottom line of integrity. It's not all about the dollar. It's about the value of sports and teamwork and working together and bringing young people together and looking at values that are not political that are simply about us getting along as a nation, being admired by the world for having a great sporting community if you will whether it's baseball, basketball, football, soccer, tennis, golf. That's what it's about. NFL owners, have some integrity. I think you need a different owner team.
Hmmm. So sports aren't about the dollar? Then why do athletes make more in a year than most Americans will in their entire lives? And why do companies spend so much to advertise during games?
And what about her comment that sports are about "looking at values that are not political?" Isn't that EXACTLY what the Congresswoman did on the House floor Tuesday -- look at Limbaugh's values that ARE political?
Indeed, this entire issue has become political because Limbaugh represents conservatism, and the Left along with their media minions just can't stand it.
As a result this battle has a long way to go; folks better stock up on peanuts, popcorn, and Cracker Jacks if they REALLY want to enjoy the show.
Now all we need are Marxine Waters and Cynthia McKinney to chime in.
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Who cares what she OR the criminal players association has to say? As usual, I’m sure these comments will backfire, and Rush will get even more support for ownership.
Shelia Jackson Lee. What else needs to be said. Is she still looking for the American Flag on Mars?
I know that this is a stretch in the legal and technical sense, but isn’t it a violation of the spirit of the first amendment when representatives in government attempt to interfere or punish american citizens for their political speech?
Someone help me here please. What is it exactly that Rush was to have said that was racist? What “racist” comment(s) supposedly made that have been repeated without fact checking? Thanks!
Popcorn sales should be through the roof.
Don’t know if anyone would even have the ability to understand Sheila Jackson Lee if she did try and talk.
“What racist comment(s) supposedly made that have been repeated without fact checking? Thanks!”
He made a comment that dared to compare “bloods and crips” type characters on some of the teams about the National Felony League...the nerve of the guy...
“Dont know if anyone would even have the ability to understand Sheila Jackson Lee if she did try and talk.”
She requires an “Ebonics” interpreter...
Another stupid, racist politician bashing a private citizen. What in the HELL does this have to do with ‘affairs of the state’, Mizz Lee? Geesh. What a waste of oxygen she is.
Let’s translate She-la into English:
NFL gots become one uh America’s pastimes. All uh us fum all walks uh life and economic backgrounds look at da damn NFL. ah’ know dat dere is far betta’ owners dat could be selected dan one package dat gots dis gentleman in it. Man! I’d ax’ de NFL owners t’put standards in place, criteria, base it on integrity, not plum de bottom buck. Ya’ know? Any fool dat wantsa call some quarterback in Pennsylvania and call him out - he happens t’be African-American - as not bein’ competent, plum some fool dat da damn media gots promoted, not bein’ talented. Interestin’ly enough, dat ball playa’ is, happens t’still be playin’ and hangin’ some great job. Co’ got d’ beat!
Whoah, back to the drawing board.
Huh?...Like since when do whack left liberals give a rats ass about football? If they can all name every NFL team then maybe....
Our guys seem to have ALL the right enemies. And that they are in full cry is a major indication that our guys are hitting them where it hurts.
Dotcha just LOVE when that happens?