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Sheila Jackson Lee Actually Compares Bush Tax Cuts to Iranian Hostage Crisis
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Posted on 12/08/2011 2:53:34 PM PST by Sub-Driver

Sheila Jackson Lee Actually Compares Bush Tax Cuts to Iranian Hostage Crisis By Jack Coleman Created 12/08/2011 - 5:10pm

Just think of the happy place, congresswoman, and everything will be fine.

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, Democrat of Texas, appearing on Ed Schultz's radio show Tuesday, made one of the most ludicrous analogies in recent memory. Listen for yourself, courtesy of audio from Brian Maloney at Radio Equalizer --

We saw what happened when Iran took hostages in 1979. A president lost his re-election. The prestige of the United States was challenged. I am not going to be taken hostage again to extend the Bush tax cuts when every economist says that it's absolutely absurd forever and points to the fact that no jobs are necessarily created by extending the Bush tax cuts, at least on the top one percent of Americans, and when the top one percent population polled have said that they have no problem with losing that ludicrous benefit forever and ever. And then, when everyone understands the question of mutual sacrifice, benefit and sacrifice, with all of our soldiers coming home we're now going to talk about being held hostage to the Bush tax cuts forever.

Floating back to earth several hours later when she spoke with Schultz again on "The Ed Show," Jackson Lee apparently decided this was over the top even by Schultz's expansive "Psycho Talk" standards. Jackson Lee again referred to hostage taking, but of the reviled one percent, after initially referring to President Obama's speech in Osawatomie, Kan. (audio) --

JACKSON LEE: The president today laid out a road map and asked us, are we prepared and willing to sacrifice to get a better education, better opportunities for jobs and infrastructure, for the American people by saying to those top one percent, many of whom are in agreement but they have been taken hostage themselves ...

SCHULTZ (wearily): Yeah ...

JACKSON LEE: ... by the Republicans who use them as pawns to keep Bush tax cuts that have done nothing to create jobs but only diminish the American people's opportunity for their genius and their job opportunities to grow.

Free the one percent hostages! (Pawns, whatever!)

What next -- Jackson Lee comparing loss of jobless benefits to the sinking of the Titanic?


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1 posted on 12/08/2011 2:53:41 PM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

What hope is there for a district represented by this mental-midget token?


2 posted on 12/08/2011 2:57:31 PM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: Sub-Driver

Why does texas continue to send this racist back to Congress?


3 posted on 12/08/2011 3:00:38 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: Sub-Driver

Hey Queen Sheila...what about the time the Mars Rover was held hostage by Neil Armstrong?? Why didn’t you speak out then?!?


4 posted on 12/08/2011 3:00:51 PM PST by Zeppelin (Keep on FReepin' on...)
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To: Sub-Driver

Would the MSM report it if a conservative called this congressional representative a MORON?


5 posted on 12/08/2011 3:03:43 PM PST by SMM48
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To: Sub-Driver
As a helpful reminder, she even supplied a photo from the earlier event:


6 posted on 12/08/2011 3:03:54 PM PST by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: Sub-Driver

It is really odd to me that a person who clearly is not too bright can become a representative. She also obviously doesn’t realize that she is sort of dumb as she keeps proving it over and over.


7 posted on 12/08/2011 3:04:11 PM PST by yarddog
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To: Sub-Driver

What she actually said was ``Iran my mouth,
I couldn`t keep it half shut,
but my tacky Bush needs to be cut.``


8 posted on 12/08/2011 3:04:29 PM PST by bunkerhill7
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To: Old Sarge

her constituency is the inner city of Houston, not the whole state.


9 posted on 12/08/2011 3:05:30 PM PST by jdub (A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.)
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To: Sub-Driver
I am not going to be taken hostage again to extend the Bush tax cuts when every economist says that it's absolutely absurd forever and points to the fact that no jobs are necessarily created by extending the Bush tax cuts, at least on the top one percent of Americans, and when the top one percent population polled have said that they have no problem with losing that ludicrous benefit forever and ever.

Every economist? The top one percent said they are fine losing the tax cut? Sheila Jackson Lee is working hard to top the absurdity of her American flag on Mars question.

10 posted on 12/08/2011 3:06:08 PM PST by Dahoser (Separation of church and state? No, we need separation of media and state.)
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To: kearnyirish2

Insanity , the Dems has it


11 posted on 12/08/2011 3:10:59 PM PST by molson209
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To: kearnyirish2

None of course because clearly the constituents in the district are equally retarded.


12 posted on 12/08/2011 3:11:06 PM PST by Fledermaus (I'll vote for Mitt Romney when Hell freezes over. He's as bad or worse than Zero.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Bolshevik Theater is so boring and so predictable.

Nothing but maudlin melodrama.

Pathetic.


13 posted on 12/08/2011 3:14:20 PM PST by Westbrook
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To: Sub-Driver

Sheila Jackson Lee - crackhead and shithead.


14 posted on 12/08/2011 3:15:27 PM PST by Levante
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To: Sub-Driver

Jackson-Lee and Schultz, can’t imagine sitting through that conversation. I supsect most of use would shed IQ points trying to make sense out of the nonsense these drooling idiots are rambling on about.

In fact, given the choice between Jackson-Lee / Schultz...
I would rather insert the ball point pen on my desk into my left eye, jiggle it around, and pour rubbing alcohol into the wound. Provided of course my new lack of depth perception renders me incapble of properly aiming the plastic bottle.


15 posted on 12/08/2011 3:17:00 PM PST by Made In The USA (This post may be recorded for quality purposes.)
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To: Sub-Driver
You get the magnitude of Queen Sheila's ignorance and stupidity when she makes rabid liberal Ed Schultz cringe.
16 posted on 12/08/2011 3:19:23 PM PST by TexasCajun (Fast & Furious , Solyndra & Light Squared would be enough to impeach any White President !!)
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To: Old Sarge
Sarge, just examine the demographics of her constituents. "Texas" doesn't keep sending her back, her pea-brained, entitlement minded constituents do.

To get her that district, they had to create one of the most convoluted congressional district ever mapped.


17 posted on 12/08/2011 3:20:51 PM PST by Sudetenland (Anybody but Obama!!!!)
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To: Sudetenland

Yeesh! Ranks right up there with Corrine Brown in FL. He district looks like a Rorshach test gone bad.


18 posted on 12/08/2011 3:29:10 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: Old Sarge
Yeesh! Ranks right up there with Corrine Brown in FL. He district looks like a Rorshach test gone bad.

They are trying to do the same thing for Giffords district here in Tucson. 300 miles long and two voters wide.

19 posted on 12/08/2011 3:33:47 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Sub-Driver

She says she won’t be taken hostage, “again”.

What, she was a hostage in 1979? I didn’t hear her screaming about being taken “hostage” when the Bush tax cuts were first implemented. She is a screamer, I think we would have known if she believed the Bush tax cuts in 2001 took her hostage.


20 posted on 12/08/2011 3:37:54 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Dahoser

Thngs that make you go, “Hmmmm.”

Moral equivalency between hostage taking and tax cuts? There must be some sense of proportion here somewhere, but some people will swat furiously at a mosquito while standing on a narrow ledge.

Like they think the ledge is two feet above solid ground.

I didn’t know that was quicksand down there.

Could get in over one’s head really fast.


21 posted on 12/08/2011 3:38:08 PM PST by alloysteel (Are Democrats truly "better angels"? They are lousy stewards for America.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Woo Hoo!!! A "Miss Piggy" Report.

Dumber than a box of rocks, more arrogant than Marie Antoinette, lazier than a sow on a hot afternoon . . . It's Sheila Jackson "Miss Piggy" Lee.

Houston’s Very Own Miss Piggy
22 posted on 12/08/2011 3:55:28 PM PST by Sudetenland (Anybody but Obama!!!!)
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To: Sudetenland
Funny how they gerrymandered her district to look like a cubist hammer and sickle.......

"But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: for men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away, for his name is Obama."

23 posted on 12/08/2011 4:18:46 PM PST by Viking2002 (Hippies smell.)
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To: Sub-Driver

No one ever even hinted she was smart.


24 posted on 12/08/2011 4:26:39 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Sub-Driver

Sheila is an Idi Amin wannabe.


25 posted on 12/08/2011 4:37:18 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Holding our flawed politicians to higher standards than the enemy’s politicians guarantees they win)
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To: Sudetenland
they had to create one of the most convoluted congressional district ever mapped.

I take issue with you, sir.

Lois Capps (D) of California holds that distinction.

(For those of you in Rio Linda, her district is that skinny green coastal strip from Oxnard to Oregon)


26 posted on 12/08/2011 5:10:44 PM PST by Lizavetta (You get what you tolerate)
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To: Sub-Driver

Sheila’s hometown is missing their village idiot.


27 posted on 12/08/2011 5:20:36 PM PST by bmwcyle (I am ready to serve Jesus on Earth because the GOP failed again)
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To: yarddog

It is really odd to me that a person who clearly is not too bright can become a representative. She also obviously doesn’t realize that she is sort of dumb as she keeps proving it over and over.


Well, it IS Texas.....


28 posted on 12/08/2011 5:34:31 PM PST by onona (FR is continuing education)
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To: Sub-Driver

Shelia Jackson Lee, please don’t drink before going on TV. You should be able to say something intelligent, hopefully.


29 posted on 12/08/2011 6:06:45 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (Cain/West 2012....what would the RACISTS LIBERALS say???)
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To: Fledermaus; molson209

Without gerrymandering we’d never meet such characters...


30 posted on 12/09/2011 2:31:35 AM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: kearnyirish2

True. With computers today we should get laws passed to let them divide the districts to even the population.

No other input necessary.


31 posted on 12/09/2011 2:45:53 PM PST by Fledermaus (I'll vote for Mitt Romney when Hell freezes over. He's as bad or worse than Zero.)
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To: Fledermaus

They feel the ends justifies the means, but this also concentrates white votes, too...


32 posted on 12/09/2011 2:53:42 PM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: Old Sarge

I’d have to move to Queen Shelia’s district to vote against her and then it would be just me against all of them.


33 posted on 12/09/2011 3:03:47 PM PST by Ditter
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