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(Expert) Jackson Lee: Blacks not 'brainwashed' into voting for Democrats
The Hill ^ | 10/03/11 | Pete Kasperowicz

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."


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: brainwashed; democrats; lee; voting
She may have a point.

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.

1 posted on 10/04/2011 4:19:21 AM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Maybe Ms. Lee could clarify how a 16 percent unemployment rate serves the black community.


2 posted on 10/04/2011 4:25:20 AM PDT by Jonty30
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To: Libloather

“and said that historically, blacks voted Republican in President Lincoln’s time”

Did they vote electronically?


3 posted on 10/04/2011 4:25:26 AM PDT by tobyhill (A Democrat that doesn't lie would be a lie)
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To: Libloather

When over 90% of a group votes for the same party every election it is not because they are thinking about it.


4 posted on 10/04/2011 4:28:53 AM PDT by vicar7 ("Polls are for strippers and cross-country skiers" Sarah Palin)
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To: Libloather
The whole point of successful brainwahing is that the person doesn't realize they were brainwashed. By denying it, she is proving that she and others were brainwashed.
5 posted on 10/04/2011 4:30:09 AM PDT by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: Libloather

Jackson Lee is certainly right in her particular case.

Impossible to “wash” something that isn’t there.


6 posted on 10/04/2011 4:30:23 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Libloather

“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.


7 posted on 10/04/2011 4:30:55 AM PDT by tobyhill (A Democrat that doesn't lie would be a lie)
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To: Libloather

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.


8 posted on 10/04/2011 4:31:47 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: Libloather
"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..."

Huh? Blacks could vote before women?

9 posted on 10/04/2011 4:37:29 AM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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To: Altura Ct.

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”?


10 posted on 10/04/2011 4:37:35 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Libloather

Vote for money or work for money...I’m thinking these fine young adults have been taught to vote for it.


11 posted on 10/04/2011 4:38:50 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: Libloather

Ms. Jackson-Lee concluded her statement with, “Herman Cain must listen to Rush Limbaugh, along with 10 million other mind-numbed robots.”
/sarc


12 posted on 10/04/2011 4:40:59 AM PDT by workerbee (We're not scared, Maobama -- we're pissed off!)
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To: mikey_hates_everything
Huh? Blacks could vote before women?

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.

13 posted on 10/04/2011 4:54:04 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: workerbee

I think that goes for anything. Why are Republicans courting Rubio? Why does Barney Franks district keep reelecting him?


14 posted on 10/04/2011 4:54:22 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Sarahcuda in 2012. Nothing but Net!!!)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

what other group votes over 90% for one party?


15 posted on 10/04/2011 5:13:04 AM PDT by scooby321
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To: Libloather

Sheila doesn’t have enough brains to wash.


16 posted on 10/04/2011 5:16:15 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Skip the election and let Thomas Sowell choose the next President.)
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To: Libloather

They vote for outright commies too... the racist queen of evil is correct.

LLS


17 posted on 10/04/2011 5:16:19 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Is the person that you support a Crony Capitalist... A.K.A. CRAPITALIST?)
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To: Libloather
She's an idiot. Meanwhile, these protesters want to tank Wall Street/Corporations even further. Sadly Wall Street/Corporations were the engine that was pulling the America train down the tracks. the train has stopped because this Admin and these protesters wanted it to stop. Killing the Golden Goose. They are ALL IDIOTS!
18 posted on 10/04/2011 5:21:55 AM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: Libloather

They’ve either been brainwashed or they’re stupid. Nobody with an ounce of common sense could willingly be a democrat.


19 posted on 10/04/2011 5:27:48 AM PDT by meyer (We will not sit down and shut up.)
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To: tobyhill
Did they vote electronically?

More importantly, did they vote many times?

20 posted on 10/04/2011 5:28:50 AM PDT by meyer (We will not sit down and shut up.)
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To: vicar7

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.


21 posted on 10/04/2011 5:32:29 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (When you've only heard lies your entire life, the truth sounds insane.)
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To: Libloather

S.J. Lee wouldn’t recognize a brain if her life depended on it. Who needs parody when Lee is the real deal?


22 posted on 10/04/2011 5:33:07 AM PDT by Repulican Donkey
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To: scooby321

“what other group votes over 90% for one party?”

Gays.


23 posted on 10/04/2011 5:35:42 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Sarahcuda in 2012. Nothing but Net!!!)
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To: workerbee
Ms. Jackson-Lee concluded her statement with, “Herman Cain must listen to Rush Limbaugh, along with 10 million other mind-numbed robots.” /sarc

More like 25 million

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24 posted on 10/04/2011 5:35:48 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: PapaBear3625

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.


25 posted on 10/04/2011 5:43:26 AM PDT by vicar7 ("Polls are for strippers and cross-country skiers" Sarah Palin)
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To: Libloather
African American intellect
No comment.
26 posted on 10/04/2011 5:51:56 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Russ

How can Sheila Jackson Lee be brainwashed? Don’t you need to have a brain before that can happen?


27 posted on 10/04/2011 6:00:38 AM PDT by Maceman (Obama: As American as nasei goreng)
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To: Libloather; All

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?


28 posted on 10/04/2011 6:13:34 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Libloather

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).


29 posted on 10/04/2011 6:24:39 AM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (Warning: Sarcasm/humor is always engaged. Failure to recognize this may lead to misunderstandings.)
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To: Libloather
Sheila has no brain to wash.
30 posted on 10/04/2011 6:26:20 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them." --Ronald Reagan)
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To: Maceman

Hadn’t considered that...


31 posted on 10/04/2011 6:38:11 AM PDT by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: Libloather
. . . African Americans, when asked a question why they make… political choices as they've made.

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.

32 posted on 10/04/2011 7:57:05 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: Jonty30

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.


33 posted on 10/04/2011 8:09:28 AM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Jonty30

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.


34 posted on 10/04/2011 10:26:04 AM PDT by phillyfanatic
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To: Jonty30

One of many very blunt edged tools hanging in the very expensive shed called “Washington, DC.”, is what we have in Ms SJL.


35 posted on 10/04/2011 11:31:43 AM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: mikey_hates_everything
Huh? Blacks could vote before women?

yes

Fourteenth Amendment

Nineteenth Amendment

36 posted on 10/04/2011 2:40:14 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: Libloather
This is from the woman who was so unconcerned about the opinions of her constituents that she took a telephone call during a townhall meeting while being questioned by a constituent.

One only does that when taking others for granted.

-PJ

37 posted on 10/04/2011 2:48:20 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (Everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day, Mexican on Cinco de Mayo, and American on Election Day.)
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To: Libloather

Brainwashed? Maybe not. Fooled, used, manipulated, misled, played for suckers? Absolutely.


38 posted on 10/04/2011 5:43:39 PM PDT by Chuckster (The longer I live the less I care about what you think.)
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