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Sheila Jackson Lee: Repealing ObamaCare is unconstitutional
Hot Air ^ | 18 Jan 2011 | Allahpundit

Posted on 01/20/2011 4:35:14 PM PST by mandaladon

Via Philip Klein, I can’t decide whether she’s 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 GOP’s claims that O-Care is unconstitutional. If you’re battling over public opinion, why not frame the other side’s actions as being as illegitimate as your own? So on the one hand, maybe she doesn’t 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 haven’t 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 that’s already close to total paralysis. Or have I misunderstood? If she’s suggesting that some lesser process is due than a full Article V amendment, then, er, shouldn’t 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 we’re willing to recognize that right? In that case, why’d 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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Who elected this moron???
1 posted on 01/20/2011 4:35:17 PM PST by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

Go back to looking for the US flag on Mars pinhead.


2 posted on 01/20/2011 4:36:40 PM PST by MissesBush
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To: mandaladon
Who elected this moron???

She is perfectly representative of her constituency...

3 posted on 01/20/2011 4:38:24 PM PST by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: mandaladon
Who elected this moron???

Morons?

4 posted on 01/20/2011 4:38:42 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: mandaladon

The same people who left the American flag on Mars.


5 posted on 01/20/2011 4:38:49 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: mandaladon

I can’t believe there are actually people out there walking around unmonitored who proudly voted for this moron.


6 posted on 01/20/2011 4:39:11 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (They're not going to shut me up! - Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: mandaladon

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.


7 posted on 01/20/2011 4:39:41 PM PST by Ev Reeman
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To: mandaladon

idiots vote and idiots get in based on freebies, color and religion sadly.


8 posted on 01/20/2011 4:39:51 PM PST by manc (Shame on all who voted for the repeal of DADT, who supported it or never tried to stop it. Traitors)
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To: mandaladon

[facepalm]


9 posted on 01/20/2011 4:40:45 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: mandaladon

Sheila Jackson Lee, ( D.Mars)


10 posted on 01/20/2011 4:41:07 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Anti-Bubba182
Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) said on Tuesday that the government should require individuals to buy health insurance and cited the Preamble to the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence’s “pursuit of happiness” language and the 14th Amendment as the sources of Congress’ authority to enact such a mandate....Here''s another genius from the left...affirmative action at it's best !!!
11 posted on 01/20/2011 4:41:25 PM PST by mandaladon (PalinGenesis)
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To: mandaladon

The US should secede from California.


12 posted on 01/20/2011 4:41:27 PM PST by alancarp
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To: mandaladon

The same people who voted for Obummer...


13 posted on 01/20/2011 4:41:44 PM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (DeMint/Ryan 2012!!!!!)
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To: mandaladon

You can’t fix stupid.


14 posted on 01/20/2011 4:43:01 PM PST by TheConservativeParty (The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. (Run, Sarah,Run!))
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To: mandaladon

I’d like to see a debate between She-la and an Estwing 20 oz. framing hammer.
My money would be on the hammer.


15 posted on 01/20/2011 4:43:07 PM PST by tumblindice
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To: mandaladon

SJL personifies what is wrong with congress!


16 posted on 01/20/2011 4:43:22 PM PST by lonestar
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To: mandaladon

Awww, come one. It’s Sheila Jackson Lee. Acorn-head. Whaddyaspect?


17 posted on 01/20/2011 4:43:47 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (We conservatives will always lose elections as long as we allow the MSM to choose our candidates.)
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To: manc

She makes Al Greene sound smart.


18 posted on 01/20/2011 4:44:07 PM PST by mandaladon (PalinGenesis)
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To: mandaladon

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!


19 posted on 01/20/2011 4:44:24 PM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Islam is a violent and tyrannical political ideology and has nothing to do with "religion".)
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To: mandaladon
Is this the loud, pear-shaped dolt who wanted the Bill of Rights read into the Congressional Record so it would be preserved in writing somewhere?

She got her money's worth for whatever she paid for her lobotomy. She proved it on Cavuto's show the other day.
20 posted on 01/20/2011 4:45:45 PM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: mandaladon

LOL LOL LOL SO TRUE


21 posted on 01/20/2011 4:45:56 PM PST by manc (Shame on all who voted for the repeal of DADT, who supported it or never tried to stop it. Traitors)
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To: mandaladon

If there was ever a reason to economically punish districts that elect mindless buffoons... she is the poster child.


22 posted on 01/20/2011 4:46:08 PM PST by snarkbait (<<For Rent>>)
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To: mandaladon

Who elected this moron???


Other morons only looking for handouts...


23 posted on 01/20/2011 4:46:16 PM PST by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: mandaladon

24 posted on 01/20/2011 4:48:57 PM PST by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it freedom has a flavor the protected will never know .F Trp 8th Cav)
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To: mandaladon

Shrilly Jackson Lee: The gift that keeps on giving!


25 posted on 01/20/2011 4:49:06 PM PST by Redcloak (What's your zombie plan?)
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To: mandaladon

send her on another cruise in the Mediterranean....


26 posted on 01/20/2011 4:49:37 PM PST by pointsal
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To: alancarp
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTw1RTrwITs
27 posted on 01/20/2011 4:50:15 PM PST by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it freedom has a flavor the protected will never know .F Trp 8th Cav)
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To: mandaladon

Is it really unconstitutional to repeal a bill that’s unconstitutional? I’m confused.


28 posted on 01/20/2011 4:50:40 PM PST by CIDKauf (No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.)
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To: mandaladon

I don’t know who elected her, but this thread is priceless! Absolutely hilarious!


29 posted on 01/20/2011 4:52:14 PM PST by Judith Anne (Holy Mary, Mother of God, please pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of our death.)
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To: mandaladon
Who elected this moron?

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.

30 posted on 01/20/2011 4:52:44 PM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: LostInBayport

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.


31 posted on 01/20/2011 4:53:58 PM PST by Judith Anne (Holy Mary, Mother of God, please pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of our death.)
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To: mandaladon

No one this ignorant about our system of government should be allowed to serve in Congress.

A 4-year old could know better.


32 posted on 01/20/2011 4:54:56 PM PST by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: Texas Eagle

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!


33 posted on 01/20/2011 4:58:48 PM PST by Ev Reeman
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To: Judith Anne

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!


34 posted on 01/20/2011 4:58:52 PM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: mandaladon

Scary stupid!


35 posted on 01/20/2011 4:59:13 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: mandaladon

Scary stupid!


36 posted on 01/20/2011 4:59:22 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Anti-Bubba182

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2659306/posts

Sheila Jackson Lee Says Repealing ObamaCare Violates Constitution


37 posted on 01/20/2011 5:01:53 PM PST by txhurl
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To: mandaladon

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.


38 posted on 01/20/2011 5:02:51 PM PST by Qwackertoo (New Day In America November 03, 2010)
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To: mandaladon
Sheila Jackson Lee: Democrat, Admitted Socialist, World Class Ignoramus, Racist, Lunatic.

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.

2009 - "Twenty-seven other countries, including Rwanda, Afghanistan, Algeria and China have equality provisions," Lee said.[16] 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.

Finest Moment:

2010 - Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (S-Tx) sleeping like a baby during a
speech by Keith Ellison (M-Mn), USA’s first Muslim Congressman.


39 posted on 01/20/2011 5:03:43 PM PST by Iron Munro (When a society loses its memory, it descends inevitably into dementia - Mark Steyn)
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity

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?


40 posted on 01/20/2011 5:04:09 PM PST by Judith Anne (Holy Mary, Mother of God, please pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of our death.)
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To: mandaladon

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.


42 posted on 01/20/2011 5:08:32 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: mandaladon

I’d bet she doesn’t even know what the Constitution is and what planet it’s on.


43 posted on 01/20/2011 5:10:06 PM PST by InvisibleChurch (slip or be sleppy)
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To: Anti-Bubba182
Cavuto Catches Dem (Jackson Lee) Faking Obamacare Repeal ‘Victim’ Live on Air
January 19, 2011
44 posted on 01/20/2011 5:11:04 PM PST by Jean S
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To: unixfox
Morons?

Moron worshipers.

45 posted on 01/20/2011 5:11:18 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Texas Eagle

And it includes the jail inmates.


46 posted on 01/20/2011 5:16:12 PM PST by screaminsunshine (Surfers Rule)
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To: mandaladon

Has Sheila found the American flag planted on Mars yet?


47 posted on 01/20/2011 5:21:22 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: mandaladon

I wanted to post earlier, but I couldn’t type because I was laughing so hard.


48 posted on 01/20/2011 5:23:42 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Our Constitution: the new Inconvenient Truth)
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To: alancarp

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...


49 posted on 01/20/2011 5:23:49 PM PST by Alan Rumack
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To: mandaladon

The same types who elected Conyers who recently tried to justify under the “good and welfare clause”

Damn these people are DUMB


50 posted on 01/20/2011 5:32:59 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat (The Rodney King Riots: Courtesy of ABC, CBS, NBC & CNN)
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