Skip to comments.(Expert) Jackson Lee: Blacks not 'brainwashed' into voting for Democrats
Posted on 10/04/2011 4:19:18 AM PDT by Libloather
Jackson Lee: Blacks not 'brainwashed' into voting for Democrats
By Pete Kasperowicz - 10/03/11 07:34 PM ET
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) said Monday night that she is insulted by the suggestion of Republican fresidential candidate Herman Cain that black voters are "brainwashed" into voting Democrat.
"I have no quarrel with the First Amendment and one's right to speak as one desires," she said on the House floor. "But I take issue with Mr. Herman Cain's very insulting and demeaning comment on a whole body politic of people, African Americans, when asked a question why they make political choices as they've made. And he chose to suggest that African Americans are brainwashed."
Cain made the remark last week on CNN, and said blacks have been "brainwashed into not being open minded, not even considering a conservative point of view."
Jackson Lee said she took issue with his "very unfortunate choice of words," and said that historically, blacks voted Republican in President Lincoln's time, and voted with Republicans "for a number of years." However, she said that since then, they have voted their interest, which has aligned then with Democrats.
"So Mr. Cain, get your facts right," she said. "We are not brainwashed and I am absolutely insulted by your ludicrous interpretation of African American intellect in choosing their political party."
A demonstrator, with play money in her mouth and hair, marches with others dressed as "corporate zombies" as they take part in an Occupy Wall Street protest in lower Manhattan in New York.
Maybe Ms. Lee could clarify how a 16 percent unemployment rate serves the black community.
“and said that historically, blacks voted Republican in President Lincoln’s time”
Did they vote electronically?
When over 90% of a group votes for the same party every election it is not because they are thinking about it.
Jackson Lee is certainly right in her particular case.
Impossible to “wash” something that isn’t there.
“However, she said that since then, they have voted their interest, which has aligned then with Democrats.”
It was the Democrats that blocked the Voting Rights Act and it was Democrats that had a KKK Member in its ranks up until just a few years ago.
I agree they are not ‘brainwashed’ They are racial and generally vote as a block. Just as the Black Caucus and all other forms of ethnocentric allegiance. Yet we play this game that their race has nothing to do with it.
Huh? Blacks could vote before women?
I, too, have an issue with the idea that LIB moonbats are “brain-washed”. Doesn’t one have to have a brain in order to be “brain-washed”?
Vote for money or work for money...I’m thinking these fine young adults have been taught to vote for it.
Ms. Jackson-Lee concluded her statement with, “Herman Cain must listen to Rush Limbaugh, along with 10 million other mind-numbed robots.”
I'll not pick on her for that one, the memory of Lincoln certainly did influence blacks' voting trends in 1870. A minor quibble, considering the source.
I think that goes for anything. Why are Republicans courting Rubio? Why does Barney Franks district keep reelecting him?
what other group votes over 90% for one party?
Sheila doesn’t have enough brains to wash.
They vote for outright commies too... the racist queen of evil is correct.
They’ve either been brainwashed or they’re stupid. Nobody with an ounce of common sense could willingly be a democrat.
More importantly, did they vote many times?
A lot of it may be economic. A disproportionate percentage of public employees are black. A disproportionate percentage of blacks receive government benefits. The Democrat party is the party you vote for if you want more public employment, more government benefits, and more Affirmative Action.
S.J. Lee wouldn’t recognize a brain if her life depended on it. Who needs parody when Lee is the real deal?
“what other group votes over 90% for one party?”
More like 25 million
There is no group that the GOP gets 90% every election. I understand that the Democrats are the “Party of Good Intentions” and we all know that the road to hell is paved with good intentions. Sarah Palin would be a great candidate against Obama because: Sarah is a doer not just an “intender”
Sarah will do exactly what she says and that scares folks on both sides of the aisle. Crazy like a fox she is methinks.
How can Sheila Jackson Lee be brainwashed? Don’t you need to have a brain before that can happen?
Now is this the same Jackson who aksed (yeah you heard me) a NASA scientist to show her the flag the astronauts planted on Mars?
Brainwashed or incapable of making rational, informed decisions?
Victim or idiot? Or worse still, greedy for easy handouts?
Which is it sheila, because there’s no other excuse to vote for a (D).
Hadn’t considered that...
Hey queen sheila, how about we drop the party affiliation off every ballot and make candidates indicate their positions on various issues? That will be the end of the (d) party.
Maybe Ms. Lee could clarify how a 16 percent unemployment rate serves the black community.”
There is part of SJL’s area where 16 percent is the employment rate.
Walking around money was and is for black voters who only know Bama is black and Dems are....what? Welfare distributors? Frankly, Cain is correct and only about 6% of black voters actually read, think , discern the issues and they will not be fooled by Jackson-Lee,Rangel, Lee et al.
One of many very blunt edged tools hanging in the very expensive shed called “Washington, DC.”, is what we have in Ms SJL.
One only does that when taking others for granted.
Brainwashed? Maybe not. Fooled, used, manipulated, misled, played for suckers? Absolutely.
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