Delusional Ramblings (D-Texas)

Words, I think, fail.

From The Hill, some choice delusional ramblings from the Master of the Craft, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee:

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) urged her colleagues to reach a compromise to prevent spending cuts through sequestration, arguing that government programs are already as lean as they can be.

“We’re at the bone almost, and sequester, that is across-the-board cuts, will literally destroy us and put us in a recession,” she said on the House floor Wednesday.

She called on Republicans to meet Democrats at the negotiating table and rejected the idea that President Obama delivered a partisan State of the Union address Tuesday night.

Sequester, remember, is an idea put forth by President Barack Obama. It’s what we might call an Obama Sequester. In fact, we should start calling it that.  

And the idea that government programs are already as lean as they can be would be laughable if I didn’t also have TurboTax open on my desktop.

  1. Boymoose
    Rob Long

    Jimmy Carter: I blame Lee’s election success on Aaron for not working hard enough down there. · 3 hours ago

    I agree.  It’s Aaron’s fault. · 6 hours ago

    Yes its all Arrons fault.

    I have heard (and I’m not sure its true so of course I will repeat it here ) that the republicans drew her district so only an individual of here capabilities could be elected.

    SheJack is the gift that keeps on giving.  She goes through more staff than Elton John does cabana boys!

  2. Fred Cole

    It is a sign of the times how within the mainstream her comments are.

    Addendum: Washington mainstream, obviously.  Not real life.

  3. Illiniguy
    Rob Long: And the idea that government programs are already as lean as they can be would be laughable if I didn’t also have TurboTax open on my desktop. · · 11 hours ago

    Turbo Tax? C’mon Rob. With all your dough, you should stick a crowbar in your wallet and pay somebody to do your tax return.

  4. SweetTexasCrude
    Boymoose

    Rob Long

    Jimmy Carter: I blame Lee’s election success on Aaron for not working hard enough down there. · 3 hours ago

    I agree.  It’s Aaron’s fault. · 6 hours ago

    I have heard (and I’m not sure its true so of course I will repeat it here ) that the republicans drew her district so only an individual of here capabilities could be elected.

    Edited 33 minutes ago

    My understanding is that she got a lock in her district as part of a Faustian bargain with Tom DeLay during the 2003 redistricting — the black Dems got guaranteed seats in exchange for approving the overall plan.

  5. George Rapp

    She has credibility, Rob. After all, she’s a freed slave (which would make her 148 years old assuming she was born in 1865): http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2013/02/13/Dem-Rep-Sheila-Jackson-Lee-Plays-The-Slave-Card

    (h/t Duane Patterson, producer of the Hugh Hewitt Show, who just played this on his aftershow)

  6. Boymoose
    SweetTexasCrude

    Boymoose

    Rob Long

    Jimmy Carter: I blame Lee’s election success on Aaron for not working hard enough down there. · 3 hours ago

    I agree.  It’s Aaron’s fault. · 6 hours ago

    I have heard (and I’m not sure its true so of course I will repeat it here ) that the republicans drew her district so only an individual of here capabilities could be elected.

    Edited 33 minutes ago

    My understanding is that she got a lock in her district as part of a Faustian bargain with Tom DeLay during the 2003 redistricting — the black Dems got guaranteed seats in exchange for approving the overall plan. · 4 minutes ago

    You are correct Sir. 

    BTW best name ever ….

  7. Colin B Lane
    George Rapp: She has credibility, Rob. After all, she’s a freed slave (which would make her 148 years old assuming she was born in 1865): http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2013/02/13/Dem-Rep-Sheila-Jackson-Lee-Plays-The-Slave-Card

    (h/t Duane Patterson, producer of the Hugh Hewitt Show, who just played this on his aftershow) · 0 minutes ago

    She certainly appears to possess the reasoning capacity of a 148 year old.

  8. DutchTex

    As Boymoose mentioned, she is terrible to her staff, none of whom stay long.  The boss from hell, as they say.  My first thought was that her horrible treatment stems from insecurity, but then I remembered that bullies have an outsized self-esteem, so I’m guessing that she really is that full of herself.  Clearly, as out of touch with reality on that score as she is with the federal budget.

  9. Scott R

    Well, she’s nuts for considering these cuts painful, but it’s pleasant that she does. Bring on the Sequester. Followed by Sequester II, III, and IV.  

  10. Doctor

    It does make you wonder about those voters who keep sending her back to DC.  Unless they are just trying to keep her far out of TX.

  11. Anne R. Pierce
    C

    Words fail, but they also successfully deceive. From the last century to this, words have been tools used to make bad look good, and to make tyranny look like equality.

  12. Fred Cole

    I like Lee. 

    She reminds everyone how crazy politicians are.  She’s like the rest of them, she’s just bad at hiding it.

    Why would you want someone like that in charge of anything?  She’s a walking advertisement for libertarianism.

  13. Susan in Seattle

    It’s so reassuring that she can use “literally” much the same way our esteemed Vice President can.

  14. Jimmy Carter

    I blame Lee’s election success on Aaron for not working hard enough down there.

  15. Mark Wilson
    Clandesteyn: We’re at the bone!  How can you run this country on a budget as scant as $2.1 trillion?

    Those were the dark, horrible years before George W. Bush.  Remember how much we suffered in the 1990′s, when the federal budget was still only in the $1 trillions?

  16. 4SVine

    I think the most dangerous aspect of this woman’s views is that she is representative of the views if an increasing number of black Americans. Politicians and non-blacks would ignore this emerging strength of black separatism and anger at their peril.

  17. Chris Campion

    “We’re at the bone almost, and sequester, that is across-the-board cuts, will literally destroy us and put us in a recession,” she said on the House floor Wednesday.

    Hey, slick – we’re already in a recession.  Your spending is what’s put us there.  Cause and effect, genius.

    These are the best people we can put in Congress out of a nation of 300 million?  To paraphrase Public Enemy, it takes a nation of millions to keep electing idiots to the highest posts in the land.

    Awful.  She’s simply awful.

  18. Colin B Lane
    Rob Long: Words, I think, fail.

    From The Hill, some choice delusional ramblings from the Master of the Craft, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee:

    Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) urged her colleagues to reach a compromise to prevent spending cuts through sequestration, arguing that government programs are already as lean as they can be.

    “We’re at the bone almost . . . .

    At the bone, Democrat-style.

  19. SweetTexasCrude

    I want Sheila to stick around, so whenever an effete Northeastern liberal talks about all those ignorant nutjob right-wing politicians from Texas, I can point to her to prove that being an ignorant nutjob is a bipartisan affair.

  20. Clandesteyn

    We’re at the bone!  How can you run this country on a budget as scant as $2.1 trillion?  We need to tack on $1 trillion dollar deficits because the rich refuse to pay their fair share! 

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