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Congressional Black Caucus recommends Sheila Jackson Lee for Homeland Security Secretary
Houston Chronicle ^ | 07/29/2013 | Hannah Jeffrey

Posted on 07/30/2013 1:48:55 AM PDT by TexGrill

Conservative bloggers went wild Monday when they got wind of the Congressional Black Caucus’ suggestion that President Obama pick Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Houston for the post of Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.

Rich Cooper, avid blogger for Security Debrief, responded to the news of the Jackson Lee recommendation in a post by saying, “Apparently, it is not a joke. For reasons that baffle any sense of reality, it is a serious gesture on the part of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) to encourage President Obama to nominate Rep. Jackson Lee as a replacement for outgoing-DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano.”

A letter dated July 25 and signed by CBC Chairwoman Rep. Marcia Fudge, an Ohio Democrat, urges President Barack Obama to consider Jackson Lee for the position formerly held by Janet Napolitano, the first woman to hold the position. Napolitano resigned earlier this month to become president of the University of California.

“Representative Jackson Lee would serve as an effective DHS Secretary because she understands the importance of increasing border security and maintaining homeland security,” the nomination letter reads.

Since entering Congress in 1995, Jackson Lee has served on several committees, including Foreign Affairs, Judiciary and Homeland Security, in which she was the Chairwoman of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Transportation Security and Infrastructure Protection.

“As Chairwoman, Representative Jackson Lee supported increased airplane cargo inspections and increased security for railroads, issues of great importance to the security of this nation and its citizens,” the letter continues.

Jackson Lee currently holds the post of Ranking Member of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security, a position that the CBC says she “stands as a strong and honest ‘voice of reason.’”

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


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Department of Homeland Security Chief: Sheila Jackson Lee. Any comments???


1 posted on 07/30/2013 1:48:56 AM PDT by TexGrill
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To: TexGrill

kwaanza kook klan


2 posted on 07/30/2013 1:52:25 AM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???")
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To: TexGrill

I wouldn’t let this twit mop floors at McDonalds.


3 posted on 07/30/2013 1:53:54 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: TexGrill
Well Ms mars would fit right in with the rest of the ZERO people.
Remember she asked NASA if the astronauts left the flag on mars. . . . .
4 posted on 07/30/2013 1:55:36 AM PDT by DeaconRed (Phony Scandals?: How about Phony President, Phony AG & Phony Administration.)
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To: TexGrill

Shouln’t even be in congress...total nut case


5 posted on 07/30/2013 1:56:18 AM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: TexGrill

God, the situation in America goes from dumb to dumber.
How much more can one take?


6 posted on 07/30/2013 1:57:33 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: Conspiracy Guy

“I am a queen, and I demand to be treated like a queen.”-
Sheila Jackson Lee


7 posted on 07/30/2013 2:00:33 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: The Wizard

FReepers we got some competition. Take a look a the comments on the Houston Chronicle article. They’re hilarious, but we should step up to the plate and do better.


8 posted on 07/30/2013 2:01:41 AM PDT by TexGrill (Don't mess with Texas)
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To: TexGrill
I recommend George Zimmerman.


9 posted on 07/30/2013 2:03:37 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: nathanbedford

“You’ve got to be kidding me. Just the thought of this makes me shudder. Can she even find the U.S. on a map?”

An example of comment posted by a Houston Chronicle reader

However, this seems to be the most frequent comment: “never seen so many comments blocked ...”


10 posted on 07/30/2013 2:10:34 AM PDT by TexGrill (Don't mess with Texas)
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To: TexGrill

I have to wonder if there is a single non Democrat in DC with the courage to say “We have humored your destructive policies and stupidity long enough.”


11 posted on 07/30/2013 2:12:03 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: TexGrill

It’ll be a chilly day in Hades before a suspicious character slips by an intellectual like Sheila Jackson Lee. We’ll be in good hands. How will her district find someone to replace her if this transpires?


12 posted on 07/30/2013 2:12:44 AM PDT by alstewartfan ("The atmosphere's too cold in here to attract a butterfly like that." Al Stewart)
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To: TexGrill; Revolting cat!; GeronL

Leave it to the Houston Comical to suggest that only conservatives think she’s a batsheet crazy moron unsuited for high office.

Even her own berated and mistreated staff says she is the worst person to work for.

But don’t that stand in the way of her political advancement using the Peter Principle to rise to the level of your own incompetence.


13 posted on 07/30/2013 2:15:45 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: alstewartfan

“Think I’d rather put a drug cartel ringleader in charge of Homeland Security before her. We’d get the same result just wouldn’t need to see her mugshot as much.”

My favorite Houston Chronicle comment so far.


14 posted on 07/30/2013 2:16:39 AM PDT by TexGrill (Don't mess with Texas)
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To: blackdog
OK. Then she can clean toilets at Burger King. Let her wear one of those cardboard crowns and the toilet brush will be her scepter.
15 posted on 07/30/2013 2:17:26 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

Not anywhere I’ll eat. Jessie J spit on the food. This fool aould use another bodily function beginning with “S” and claim whites o-pressing her caused it.


16 posted on 07/30/2013 2:21:47 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: TexGrill

Congressional Black Caucus: RACIST PANEL

Webster’s Dictionary:

Sheila Jackson Lee: 1: to slow up especially by preventing or hindering advance or accomplishment : impede


17 posted on 07/30/2013 2:23:31 AM PDT by maddog55 (America Rising.... Civil War II)
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To: a fool in paradise

All the phony “free” press are the same these days. Even the ones with a more conservative editorial column still run lefty AP news and such on the other pages.

I bet the Austin Armpit-StinksMan has something similar or soon will.


18 posted on 07/30/2013 2:25:58 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: Norm Lenhart

She would be restricted to the bathroom area. Call that the throne rooms.


19 posted on 07/30/2013 2:27:06 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

20 posted on 07/30/2013 2:33:55 AM PDT by TexGrill (Don't mess with Texas)
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To: TexGrill
What? This isn't satire???
21 posted on 07/30/2013 2:38:58 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: TexGrill

Sheila needs to go on Michelle’s school starvation meal program.


22 posted on 07/30/2013 2:39:21 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: Smokin' Joe
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23 posted on 07/30/2013 2:40:49 AM PDT by TexGrill (Don't mess with Texas)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

Ever see what some severely mentally handicapped people do with feces? In my youth many moons ago, I worked at a state facility for a couple years. Two things: 1: It ain’t pretty. 2: This person qualifies as such based solely on her public record.

Ergo, I wouldn’t let her in a rest room either.


24 posted on 07/30/2013 2:41:57 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: TexGrill

Ah, yes. The Medusa look. Very nice. Suits her.


25 posted on 07/30/2013 2:42:03 AM PDT by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: Cincinatus

“Sheila Jackson Lee for Homeland Security Secretary” ....

In words everyone can understand, “You have got to be shit&ing me”. This is satire, right?


26 posted on 07/30/2013 2:44:52 AM PDT by DaveA37 (I'm for SMALLER , HONEST government)
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To: GeronL

The Comical defended Lee P. Brown’s incompetence until he was safely re-elected to his final term.


27 posted on 07/30/2013 2:45:25 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: TexGrill

Satire? Maybe it’s just a satirical spoof?


28 posted on 07/30/2013 2:51:57 AM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: TexGrill
If Queen Sheila was out of work, she'd have that much more time every day to find a news camera to step in front of.


29 posted on 07/30/2013 2:53:07 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: TexGrill

Brilliant! Absolutely brilliant. I cannot imagine a better choice.


30 posted on 07/30/2013 3:08:34 AM PDT by jimfree (In November 2016 my 13 y/o granddaughter will have more quality exec experience than Barack Obama)
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To: TexGrill

Actually I think this would be a great idea. I would love to see his administration filled with Lee’s , Mckinney’s, and Sharpton’s. Maybe that would be the slap in the face this country needs.


31 posted on 07/30/2013 3:12:05 AM PDT by MCF
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To: jimfree

Come to think about it, this is “Brilliant.” I’m looking at the Houston Chronicle comments, and even Democrats are saying this would be an “awful” pick. The Obama voters are claiming, “Obama isn’t that stupid ...” So I really do hope Sheila Jackson Lee raises a ruckus and does whatever it takes to get herself nominated. She would not only be the laughing stock for Houstonians, but she would capture the attention of comedians all over the world. Wow, just imagine the DHS if SJL is in charge. If this appointment doesn’t convince Americans to vote Republican then America is doomed.


33 posted on 07/30/2013 3:20:33 AM PDT by TexGrill (Don't mess with Texas)
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To: TexGrill

Don’t know what kind of butt kissing has gone on behind the scenes by Sheila but she angered the black community and Obama when she endorsed Hillary Clinton in 2008.


34 posted on 07/30/2013 3:21:54 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: TexGrill

Jackson Lee as HomeyLand Sec. will be Lynch Whitey


35 posted on 07/30/2013 3:29:54 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Difference between George Zimmerman and Al Sharpton is that Sharpton woulda let honky family burn)
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To: TexGrill

terrisn!!!


36 posted on 07/30/2013 3:36:12 AM PDT by SeeSharp
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To: TexGrill
... she “stands as a strong and honest ‘voice of reason.’”

Are we thinking of the same Sheila Jackson Lee?

37 posted on 07/30/2013 3:37:46 AM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: TexGrill
The CBC released this comment directed at certain readers of the Houston Chronicle:


38 posted on 07/30/2013 3:39:34 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: TexGrill

Because we don’t have enough stupid people in government running more agencies. (snicker)


39 posted on 07/30/2013 3:40:19 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: TexGrill

Obama would do it, too. And the spineless Rs in the Senate would confirm her.

}:-)4


40 posted on 07/30/2013 3:40:38 AM PDT by Moose4 (SHALL. NOT. BE. INFRINGED.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price, a Democrat (Dallas’ Al Sharpton) did the same and endorsed Hildabeast too. I was a blogger in Dallas at that time and the night before I had a few too many beers. I show up late for the Dallas County Commissioners’ Court that week. I always make it a point to ask Price at least one question. I bring my yellow legal pad, to take notes and I ask him, “as a leading member of the African-American community in Dallas, would you consider it racist to vote for Hillary.?” I had my pen ready for his answer, and for the first time ever, he was silent. I just looked at my paper and asked again ... another pause. Price kept doing a fake cough, so I looked at him and then he would point at his “Hillary Clinton for President” campaign button. I was astounded to say the least. That afternoon, I rushed back to my desk and called black radio stations to ask what they thought about Price’s betrayal. They all thought I was lying so I told them to contact Price’s office to confirm and call me back with their response. A morning DJ on K104 FM followed my instructions and when he called me back, he said I speak on behalf of all black radio station personalities in the DFW metroplex, “no, f***ing comment.”


41 posted on 07/30/2013 3:43:43 AM PDT by TexGrill (Don't mess with Texas)
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To: TexGrill

Yes, here’s my comment. Putting Lee in charge of the DHS would just be the final step in implementing Obama’s Civilian Defense Corps that is as “well staffed, well funded and well armed” as the military.

To me, putting this woman in charge is akin to realizing the government goon squads described in the “Turner Diaries”

The DHS is not going to use that billion rounds of hollow point ammo, those black Blackhawk helicopters, those black MRAPs, those black Predators, and the thousands upon thousands of “Personnel Defense Weapons” (what they’d call an assault rifle if they caught you and me with one) just to kill ‘terrorists’ They haven’t killed one yet have they? Did you see any of that stuff in Boston? Nope.

They are there to keep another American Revolution from occurring. They’re just the King’s soldiers with much better weapons. Regardless, they are still our enemy.


42 posted on 07/30/2013 3:44:01 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: TexGrill

Would make for a most entertaining tragedy!


43 posted on 07/30/2013 3:51:14 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: TexGrill

She’s black. What other qualifications could you possibly want? /s


44 posted on 07/30/2013 3:55:02 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Gaffer

Then the racial tyranny can move forward. Barry Holder and Lee.


45 posted on 07/30/2013 3:55:02 AM PDT by magua
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To: PoloSec

46 posted on 07/30/2013 4:02:21 AM PDT by TexGrill (Don't mess with Texas)
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To: TexGrill

This is the Onion right??


47 posted on 07/30/2013 4:02:34 AM PDT by Vinnie
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To: TexGrill

America IS doomed. We saw millions of Republicans sit at home out of spite rather than vote for Romney, after seeing what Obama had done do the country in his first term.


48 posted on 07/30/2013 4:02:47 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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This reminds me. You guys ever see that movie ‘Idiocracy’?


49 posted on 07/30/2013 4:02:58 AM PDT by BuckeyeGOP
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To: TexGrill
Let us NEVER FORGET the IDIOT Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) asking the staff of the Johnson Space Center in Houston about the Mars Rover: What a glowing example of the wisdom from the African-American Race.
50 posted on 07/30/2013 4:04:32 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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