Skip to comments.Jackson Lee: Congress complicating debt ceiling because Obama is black
Posted on 07/15/2011 1:15:18 PM PDT by jazusamo
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) on Friday strongly suggested that members of Congress are making it difficult for President Obama to raise the debt ceiling because of his race.
"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? Why has the debt limit been raised 60 times? Why did the leader of the Senate continually talk about his job is to bring the president down to make sure he is unelected?
Earlier in her speech, Jackson Lee said Obama has been targeted unlike any other president.
"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.
"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?"
Jackson Lee concluded by saying that she hoped someone would step up and say that what appears obvious to her is not in fact true.
"I hope someone will say that what it appears to be is not in fact accurate," said Lee. "But historically it seems to be nothing more."
The race-bait game is getting old. Everyone can see through it by now.
That would make her an idiot. Again.
I guess she doesn’t realize (or care) that Barack Hussein Obama “disrespected” President Bush in 2006 by opposing an increase to the debt ceiling.
You Knew that was coming.
She needs to have a chat with Walter Williams, Thomas Sowell and a few other INTELLIGENT black men before she gets in deeper.
She’s violated the First Law of Holes: When you reach the bottom, STOP DIGGING.
Was she in a coma during the Bush years? How about the Reagan years? Sheila needs to get back on her meds....
At this point in history,only your own people can set your people free.
Well said but I get the feeling she doesn’t chat with anyone of intelligence.
Not a good reflection on the intelligence of the voters in the district who return her every two years.
Nope, the complications are because Obama is STUPID!
Skin color has nothing to do with it...idiocy is a universal problem.
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas
I don't want to hear Texans talk big about Texas when they have such a racist jackass as this representing them.
At least a bar of soap is good for something.
Are you kidding me??? Black Americans have been thrown under the bus by Obama and his ilk. Of all the folks suffering under Obama, American Blacks lead the pack in all parameters. Jackson Lee is a moron, and statements like her race baiting will do more harm to Black Americans then any good. Truth be told, if American Blacks has any common sense, they would throw Obama, the NAACP & the CBC under the bus, because these so called Black leaders have done zero for American Blacks across the board!!! Obama is going to beaten and it will take years to correct his mismanagement of the economy and the country. Blacks better think, long & hard about this guy. Barack Hussein Obama has never been the American Black man’s friend and never will be.
What a maroon....
How does someone this stupid get elected... and re-elected? (I know, I know... it is just rhetorical...)
pitiful act of desperation
What congressional district is she from? Whatever it is....it needs to be bulldozed under...all of it.
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