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Jackson Lee accused of bias? Astonishing
The Houston Chronicle ^ | July 26, 2011, 11:47PM | LISA FALKENBERG

Posted on 07/27/2011 9:29:11 AM PDT by BradtotheBone

Over the years, many of us have followed with mild amusement the tales of purported misbehavior of the not-so-gentlewoman from Texas, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee.

She's been ranked the "meanest" member of the U.S. House by Washingtonian Magazine. A Daily Caller exposé earlier this year suggested she's the worst boss in Washington. A recent Houston Chronicle analysis showed her office has the highest turnover, by far, in the Houston congressional delegation. She goes through chiefs of staff the way some people go through sneakers: 11 since 2000.

Pitiful testimonials from former staffers reported over the years, including by my colleague Rick Casey, describe a controlling perfectionist with a Queen complex who uses staffers as a personal valet, having male aides hold her handbag, making drivers wait for hours at the curb, and calling staffers at all hours, sometimes apparently just to make sure they'll answer their government-paid phone.

She's reportedly fond of humiliating and bullying staffers into compliance with her high standards, launching into profane tirades that sometimes turn intensely personal. Casey once interviewed an aide who said Jackson Lee told him he was so stupid his son should be embarrassed to have him as a father.

Now, it should be said: Jackson Lee is a favorite target of unfair attacks seemingly motivated more by racism and sexism than merit.

The offending traits staffers attribute to her describe plenty of pushy, demanding political bosses on Capitol Hill. The anonymous nature of many accounts do raise questions of their validity. And although the behaviors they describe seem unprofessional, they've never seemed to cross the line into illegality.

Discrimination claim Until now. The latest mistreatment complaint against Jackson Lee takes things to a whole new level.

(Excerpt) Read more at chron.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: jacksonlee; sheilajacksonlee

1 posted on 07/27/2011 9:29:12 AM PDT by BradtotheBone
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To: BradtotheBone

She’s just a straight up B. Thats all there is to it. OK left-wing nutbag, but thats abot it.


2 posted on 07/27/2011 9:32:10 AM PDT by vpintheak (Democrats: Robbing humans of their dignity 1 law at a time)
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To: BradtotheBone

High turnover of her employees?

Well, it is hard to be ruled by a moron.


3 posted on 07/27/2011 9:34:31 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: BradtotheBone
Now, it should be said: Jackson Lee is a favorite target of unfair attacks seemingly motivated more by racism and sexism than merit.
And the basis for that particular claim is ... ?
4 posted on 07/27/2011 9:36:24 AM PDT by Bob
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To: BradtotheBone

I hope this lawsuit causes this self-anointed queen a huge amount of negative publicity, money (her own, not ours), and time.


5 posted on 07/27/2011 9:39:45 AM PDT by American Quilter (Take back the White House and Senate in 2012--end the Obama Depression.)
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To: vpintheak

Here’s the answer. Read Mychal Massie’s column on the subject.

http://twg2a.wordpress.com/2011/07/08/when-will-obama-crack-by-mychal-massie/


6 posted on 07/27/2011 9:40:09 AM PDT by vette6387 (Enough Already!)
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To: BradtotheBone

She’ll be there as long as she wants to be. I’ve talked to black people in her district who say she’ll only show up to a function if she’s paid with a “donation”. I don’t think she even lives there and hardly even visits. I’m convinced she was “handed” that office by the powers that be.


7 posted on 07/27/2011 9:40:53 AM PDT by Terry Mross (I'll only vote for a SECOND party.)
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To: American Quilter

What race is the woman who filed the suit. That will make all the difference in the world.


8 posted on 07/27/2011 9:42:11 AM PDT by Terry Mross (I'll only vote for a SECOND party.)
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To: BradtotheBone

Oh, well. The only thing worse than being a obnoxious, racist, ignoramus is working for one - which makes me wonder why she is able to get staffers in the first place.


9 posted on 07/27/2011 9:42:44 AM PDT by ZULU (Crapo, Coburn and Chambliss are a herd of renegade RINOs.)
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To: BradtotheBone
Discrimination claim Until now. The latest mistreatment complaint against Jackson Lee takes things to a whole new level.

Mona K. Floyd, former legislative director and chief counsel for Jackson Lee, not only put her name to her accusations, she filed a lawsuit in federal court last month against the congresswoman's office. Floyd alleges that Jackson Lee violated federal law by discriminating against her because her disability: monocular vision — which causes eye fatigue and strain, headaches, slower reading speed, reduced concentration and general physical fatigue.

10 posted on 07/27/2011 9:43:49 AM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: vpintheak

My poor sister is stuck with this piece of work as a congress critter. Sis is so conservative she makes me look left of center on many issues. But for some reason, some fairly decent neighborhoods in North Houston (near IAH airport), including hers, were stuck into this district.


11 posted on 07/27/2011 9:44:45 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: BradtotheBone

I know, let’s see if she can even spell “bias”...

I’d even let her buy a vowel...Just to give her a chance...


12 posted on 07/27/2011 9:45:59 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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To: BradtotheBone

More than anything else, she has a low IQ problem.

Her IQ squared would not make minus zero.


13 posted on 07/27/2011 9:47:34 AM PDT by SMARTY (A claim for equality of material position can be met only by a government with totalitarian powers.)
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To: BradtotheBone
Just look over the ignorant bitch..She is so stupid it makes my teeth hurt..Ever once in a while they let her out of the cage like they do Biden and lets her open her ignorant mouth just to throw the Washington crowd off balance..She is a laugh a minute..Get her district changed and we can say bye bye to loony..
14 posted on 07/27/2011 9:51:48 AM PDT by PLD
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To: BradtotheBone

When you have no intellectual foundation on which to rely, your only response to anything is an emotional one. When you have been assigned power and wealth by office, every problem to solve is not a nail, but an emotional beatdown to be given.


15 posted on 07/27/2011 9:52:36 AM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: BradtotheBone

When she appears in public places people should give her a “shout out.” People should yell out something like “you bugly fitch!” Most bullies like her can dish it out, but they can’t take it.


16 posted on 07/27/2011 9:56:49 AM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: BradtotheBone
I remember the Queen taking a question from a non Holder lady at a town hall, and in the middle of the question taking a call on her cell phone. The lady kept asking her question and the Queen kept right on talking on her cell. She later claimed she could ‘multitask’; I say she's just plain rude.
17 posted on 07/27/2011 9:57:23 AM PDT by JPG (Palin '12)
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To: BradtotheBone

“She’s reportedly fond of humiliating and bullying staffers into compliance with her high standards...”

Yeah, right...more like double standards.


18 posted on 07/27/2011 9:57:47 AM PDT by equaviator ("There's a (datum) plane on the horizon coming in...see it?")
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To: equaviator
Intellect welcomes scrutiny and criticism. Stupidity knows thy enemy is scrutiny and criticism.

It is for these reasons that it's vital we don't allow stupid people to be voted into power, it's a disasterous mix.

19 posted on 07/27/2011 10:05:02 AM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: equaviator

She needs an appointment as Amabassador to Mars. (You need to know her Mars story)


20 posted on 07/27/2011 10:07:18 AM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: blackdog

I know all about her “Mars story”.

Her disease is unique to herself and she’s unaware of it because she’s too close to it.


21 posted on 07/27/2011 10:20:32 AM PDT by equaviator ("There's a (datum) plane on the horizon coming in...see it?")
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To: equaviator

You are quite fair. At what point does she reach a self diagnosis?


22 posted on 07/27/2011 10:23:11 AM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: blackdog
She needs an appointment as Amabassador to Mars. (You need to know her Mars story)

Maybe she can find the flag that the Rover couldn't find!

23 posted on 07/27/2011 10:23:32 AM PDT by TexasRedeye (Eschew obfuscation)
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To: ZULU

I think you’ve answered your own question


24 posted on 07/27/2011 10:23:44 AM PDT by chesley (Eat what you want, and die like a man.)
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To: BradtotheBone

As good a place as any to add this:

Furthermore

Historically challenged Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, recently made the preposterous declaration that congressional Republicans disagree with President Obama in the debt-ceiling debate because of racism. “Only this president — only this one — only this one has received the kind of attacks and disagreements and inability to work. Only this one. Read between the lines,” she said during a recent speech on the House floor.

The question that should be put to Rep. Jackson Lee is, “Where were you when George W. Bush was president?” After all, Mr. Bush was regularly compared with Adolf Hitler and called a bigger terrorist than Osama bin Laden, had his legitimacy questioned (often by the radical Congressional Black Caucus, of which Rep. Jackson Lee is a member) and subjected to boos at Mr. Obama’s inauguration, among other things.

Sounds like Rep. Jackson Lee is in need of a history lesson.

http://www.rep-am.com/articles/2011/07/27/opinion/573821.txt


25 posted on 07/27/2011 10:31:12 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (Simplistic answers to complex problems never work and are only proposed by simple people.)
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To: BradtotheBone

Could ANYONE, with brain power above brainstem, work for THIS absolute and total, certifiable lunatic? She’s dumber than a bag of rocks and ugly in every way imaginable. Every time she opens her big, stupid mouth, those who work for her HAVE to be embarrassed. I wouldn’t even admit it if I worked for this pile of dreck.


26 posted on 07/27/2011 10:34:37 AM PDT by 13Sisters76 ("It is amazing how many people mistake a certain hip snideness for sophistication. " Thos. Sowell)
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To: Terry Mross

she is white!


27 posted on 07/27/2011 10:43:18 AM PDT by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: BradtotheBone
Jackson Lee is a favorite target of unfair attacks

No need for unfair attacks. Her mouth and behavior brings enough on by themselves.

28 posted on 07/27/2011 10:46:40 AM PDT by bgill
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To: 70th Division

Then we KNOW she’s lying.


29 posted on 07/27/2011 10:47:12 AM PDT by Terry Mross (I'll only vote for a SECOND party.)
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To: Graybeard58
Many of our Presidents were subjected to far worse vilification than has been directed at Obama, starting with George Washington. In the old days the newspapers were openly partisan and printed all kinds of scurrilous charges--so Presidents were subjected to vicious attacks from the opposition press. Obama doesn't face that since the media today is almost entirely on his side--the criticisms are on talk radio or the internet or on homemade signs.

Jackson Lee may be ignorant of history and the space program (she's the one who thought astronauts had been to Mars), but she must be brilliant since she received a law degree from the University of Virginia Law School. (If I was involved in recruitment for the UVA Law School, I don't think I would mention that to prospective students.) At least her name is a reminder of two great Virginians, Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee.

30 posted on 07/27/2011 10:57:47 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: BradtotheBone
I would expect that for a Chief Counsel “reading” would be a bonified job qualification much as the ability to lift a certain amount of weight is for a firefighter. Now working someone from 7AM to 11PM is, shall we say, demanding. I'm not sure what if any law applies to a Congresswoman's office since they usually exempt themselves from the laws they pass for us peons. The word has been out on SJL for a long time. Anyone who wants to work for her has to know it's going to suck. So why is anyone still working for her? Is the pay that good? If Eric Cantor asked staffers to pull an all nighter to get a budget bill finished would this be abuse? I wouldn't vote for or work for this POS but apparently their are plenty of people who would do one or both. Still it's going to be fun listening to Queen Sheila ‘splain this one.
31 posted on 07/27/2011 11:19:18 AM PDT by dblshot (Insanity: electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: BradtotheBone
The worst thing is that she is the perfect Representative for her district, who are all just as stupid as she is.
32 posted on 07/27/2011 11:20:44 AM PDT by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: Verginius Rufus

“but she must be brilliant since she received a law degree from the University of Virginia Law School.”

Obama is a lawyer too isn’t he?

Here’s another brilliant lawyer, congressman Hank Johnson, on the dangers of the island of Guam “tipping over” if we put any more Marines on it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNZczIgVXjg


33 posted on 07/27/2011 11:21:59 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (Simplistic answers to complex problems never work and are only proposed by simple people.)
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To: All

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34 posted on 07/27/2011 11:23:07 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: blackdog

Maybe...MAYBE when she pulls her head out of her ass.


35 posted on 07/28/2011 9:30:52 AM PDT by equaviator ("There's a (datum) plane on the horizon coming in...see it?")
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