Skip to comments.Sheila Jackson Lee Actually Compares Bush Tax Cuts to Iranian Hostage Crisis
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?
What hope is there for a district represented by this mental-midget token?
Why does texas continue to send this racist back to Congress?
Hey Queen Sheila...what about the time the Mars Rover was held hostage by Neil Armstrong?? Why didn’t you speak out then?!?
Would the MSM report it if a conservative called this congressional representative a MORON?
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.
What she actually said was ``Iran my mouth,
I couldn`t keep it half shut,
but my tacky Bush needs to be cut.``
her constituency is the inner city of Houston, not the whole state.
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.
Insanity , the Dems has it
None of course because clearly the constituents in the district are equally retarded.
Bolshevik Theater is so boring and so predictable.
Nothing but maudlin melodrama.
Sheila Jackson Lee - crackhead and shithead.
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.
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.
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.
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.
No one ever even hinted she was smart.
Sheila is an Idi Amin wannabe.
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)
Sheila’s hometown is missing their village idiot.
It is really odd to me that a person who clearly is not too bright can become a representative. She also obviously doesnt realize that she is sort of dumb as she keeps proving it over and over.
Well, it IS Texas.....
Shelia Jackson Lee, please don’t drink before going on TV. You should be able to say something intelligent, hopefully.
Without gerrymandering we’d never meet such characters...
True. With computers today we should get laws passed to let them divide the districts to even the population.
No other input necessary.
They feel the ends justifies the means, but this also concentrates white votes, too...
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.