Skip to comments.Sheila Jackson Lee: Repealing ObamaCare is unconstitutional
Posted on 01/20/2011 4:35:14 PM PST by mandaladon
Via Philip Klein, I cant decide whether shes serious or whether this is part of the Democrats new kitchen-sink approach to messaging about ObamaCare. She might be calculating that even an argument as inane as this one is worth making in order to counter the GOPs claims that O-Care is unconstitutional. If youre battling over public opinion, why not frame the other sides actions as being as illegitimate as your own? So on the one hand, maybe she doesnt really buy this and is simply engaged in a shrewd bit of PR. On the other hand dude. Thus do nine-month-old legislatively-granted entitlements, some of which havent even taken effect yet, become rights. If you take this idea seriously, then meaningful reform of Social Security and Medicare (which Lee presumably would describe as property for Due Process purposes) would require constitutional amendments, which in turn would utterly paralyze a process thats already close to total paralysis. Or have I misunderstood? If shes suggesting that some lesser process is due than a full Article V amendment, then, er, shouldnt a repeal bill duly enacted by Congress suffice? Or is the argument here that people with preexisting conditions, say, have always had a right to coverage under the Constitution and only lately have we progressed to the point where were willing to recognize that right? In that case, whyd they have to pass a bill last year? Patients should have simply sued and let the courts find a right to coverage in the penumbras of the Commerce Clause or whatever.
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Go back to looking for the US flag on Mars pinhead.
She is perfectly representative of her constituency...
The same people who left the American flag on Mars.
I can’t believe there are actually people out there walking around unmonitored who proudly voted for this moron.
Yet more evidence that democrats suffer from insanity.
Democrats live in their own fantasy world, as far removed from reality as can be.
This is why democrats are dangerous to freedom and liberty.
The greatest threat to world stability is a world run by dictators, totalitarians, terrorists, communists, socialists and democrats.
idiots vote and idiots get in based on freebies, color and religion sadly.
Sheila Jackson Lee, ( D.Mars)
The US should secede from California.
The same people who voted for Obummer...
You can’t fix stupid.
I’d like to see a debate between She-la and an Estwing 20 oz. framing hammer.
My money would be on the hammer.
SJL personifies what is wrong with congress!
Awww, come one. It’s Sheila Jackson Lee. Acorn-head. Whaddyaspect?
She makes Al Greene sound smart.
Ya see, Sheila, here’s the problem. For several congressional sessions now, the Dhimmicrats have positioned themselves saying, “We can pass any legislation we want, it is up to the courts to decide whether it is unconstitutional.”
Now, Shiela...you may be straying from the plantation by saying all legislation is constitutional, regardless of the will of the people.
Oh. NO you di’int!
LOL LOL LOL SO TRUE
If there was ever a reason to economically punish districts that elect mindless buffoons... she is the poster child.
Who elected this moron???
Other morons only looking for handouts...
Shrilly Jackson Lee: The gift that keeps on giving!
send her on another cruise in the Mediterranean....
Is it really unconstitutional to repeal a bill that’s unconstitutional? I’m confused.
I don’t know who elected her, but this thread is priceless! Absolutely hilarious!
Texas - 18th District
Incumbent -- Sheila Jackson Lee (D)
District Profile from Politics in America
The 18th takes in the central part of downtown Houston, with appendages spreading to the south and northeast, as well as a C-shaped swath out to the northwest and north. Downtown's older black neighborhoods and more-progressive residents make up the 18th, which includes some of the city's poorest areas.
The district is diverse: 40 percent of residents are black and 36 percent are Hispanic. Some of the district's most heavily black areas are just south of downtown, and rapidly growing Hispanic neighborhoods can be found just north of downtown, between Interstate 45 and the Eastex Freeway.
While the 18th is mainly inner-city urban, it also includes the Heights, a trendier area populated with some young professionals. The northern arm of the 18th picks up George Bush Intercontinental Airport.
The 18th also takes in the Theater District, with the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, and is home to baseball's Astros, basketball's Rockets and Comets, and soccer's Dynamo.
The state's first minority-majority district, the 18th's large black and Hispanic populations make it one of the most strongly Democratic districts in Texas, and Texas Southern University and the University of Houston add to the area's liberal bent. Barack Obama won 77 percent of the 18th's 2008 presidential vote, his second-highest percentage statewide.
We really need SJL just to have a reason to read the news. I mean, if you can’t laugh at her, you can’t laugh period.
No one this ignorant about our system of government should be allowed to serve in Congress.
A 4-year old could know better.
Downtown’s older black neighborhoods and more-progressive residents make up the 18th, which includes some of the city’s poorest areas.
Yeah and they’re gonna stay poor with this freakin’ moron in office!
She would actually be a fantastic sitcom character. I think when they cover her on newscasts they should put a laugh track under her comments!
Sheila Jackson Lee Says Repealing ObamaCare Violates Constitution
I saw her on Cavuto yesterday and clips of it again today, me thinks those braids around the top of her head are wrapped too tight.
Oh Lord now she is on again . . . O’Reilly more clips of her. YIKES.
Dumb as a sack of hammers and ugly as a mud fence.
An outstanding Democrat and a credit to the party.
Famous Ignorant Comments:
2010 - "Today, we have two Vietnams; side-by-side, North and South, exchanging and working. We may not agree with all that North Vietnam is doing, but they are living in peace.Finest Moment:
2009 - "Twenty-seven other countries, including Rwanda, Afghanistan, Algeria and China have equality provisions," Lee said. It is generally recognized that countries such as Afghanistan refuse to respect the rights of women.
1997 - During a subcommittee briefing, Jackson Lee asked a NASA scientist if the Mars Pathfinder had photographed the flag that Neil Armstrong had left on the moon.
2010 - Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (S-Tx) sleeping like a baby during a
speech by Keith Ellison (M-Mn), USAs first Muslim Congressman.
My five yo grandkid is learning the presidents, in order, in his private pre-kindergarten. He can name most of them almost in order, and knows that “Brack Hussein Obamba” is the president for now. I wonder if SJL can do that?
Congress was made for individuals like Sheila Jackson Lee, allowing her to live on an income that she could not hope to make in the private sector; but, unfortunately, her gain is our loss.
I’d bet she doesn’t even know what the Constitution is and what planet it’s on.
And it includes the jail inmates.
Has Sheila found the American flag planted on Mars yet?
I wanted to post earlier, but I couldn’t type because I was laughing so hard.
I don’t know what you’re trying to say, but unfortunately for us Texans, a district in Texas is responsible for sending that creature to Congress...
The same types who elected Conyers who recently tried to justify under the “good and welfare clause”
Damn these people are DUMB