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.

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  1. Profile photo of Boymoose Inactive
    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!

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    • February 14, 2013 at 7:17 am
  2. Profile photo of Fred Cole Member

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

    Addendum: Washington mainstream, obviously. Not real life.

    • #2
    • February 14, 2013 at 7:24 am
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    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.

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    • February 14, 2013 at 7:56 am
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    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.

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    • February 14, 2013 at 7:57 am
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    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 ….

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    • February 14, 2013 at 8:03 am
  6. Profile photo of Colin B Lane Inactive
    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.

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    • February 14, 2013 at 8:05 am
  7. Profile photo of DutchTex Inactive

    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.

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    • February 14, 2013 at 8:09 am
  8. Profile photo of Scott R Member

    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.

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    • February 14, 2013 at 8:13 am
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    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.

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    • February 14, 2013 at 8:18 am
  10. Profile photo of Anne R. Pierce Inactive

    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.

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    • February 14, 2013 at 8:20 am
  11. Profile photo of Fred Cole Member

    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.

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    • February 14, 2013 at 8:21 am
  12. Profile photo of Susan in Seattle Member

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

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    • February 14, 2013 at 8:23 am
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    I blame Lee’s election success on Aaron for not working hard enough down there.

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    • February 14, 2013 at 8:25 am
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    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?

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    • February 14, 2013 at 8:27 am
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    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.

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    • February 14, 2013 at 8:53 am
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    “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.

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    • February 14, 2013 at 8:56 am
  17. Profile photo of Colin B Lane Inactive
    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.

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    • February 14, 2013 at 9:00 am
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    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.

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    • February 14, 2013 at 9:00 am
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    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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    • February 14, 2013 at 9:27 am
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    I’ve had to go through budget cuts myself, and look at a list of names and decide which had to go. They are easy at first. But after 3 or 4 rounds, they become hard. Look across the table at someone who’s worked at the company for 20+ years and tell them it’s time for them to leave. Go through a budget and cut 30%, no matter what. That’s what is meant by “to the bone.”

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    • February 14, 2013 at 9:30 am
  21. Profile photo of KC Mulville Member

    snoopy-laughing.jpgThe key to achieving bipartisanship is not to laugh hysterically when lunatic Democrats begin speaking in their gibberish.

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    snoopy-laughing-2.jpgI don’t care how hard it may seem, but we can’t be caught snickering at this sort of stuff.

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    If the cameras show us laughing at Democrats, it may hurt our image as wanting to be bipartisan. And we all want to look like we enjoy bipartisanship, don’t we?

     working-with-democrats.jpg

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    • February 14, 2013 at 9:38 am
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    At least she didn’t say anything silly such as talking about an island tipping over or mental midgets.

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    • February 14, 2013 at 9:43 am
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    Sheila is my esteemed representative. Her husband Elwine Lee taught me Torts in first year law school. In all my years of schooling, he was (in my opinion) my worst teacher ever. I had the distinction of Am Juring his course.

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    • February 14, 2013 at 9:58 am
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    The sequester gambit has boomeranged on the Dems and Obama. Originally, they relied on the Repubs fighting sequestation because the Repubs were so attached to defense spending. But here’s the rub: the sequester makes cuts to the defense that Obama wants to make *anyway.* So the sequester takes away the chess move they were planning on making to cut spending. And they have to endure cuts to domestic programs as well. They can’t fight defense cuts today and then make them tomorrow. They are hosed. Bring on sequester. At least we’ll get domestic cuts we wouldn’t get otherwise, and the defense cuts were already built into the model.

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    • February 14, 2013 at 10:15 am
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    Long ago, the Supreme Court decided that it was constitutional to gerrymander districts that created majority-black districts. I probably would have done the same… I bet it felt like a wonderful thing at the time.

    But it backfired. The race-bating faction of the left managed to take over these areas, and now they’re the kinds of places that keep crazies like this in positions of power.

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    • February 14, 2013 at 10:29 am
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    DutchTex: As Boymoose mentioned, she is terrible to her staff, none of whom rarely 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. · 2 hours ago

    A friend of mine has worked in Texas Democratic politics for a long time and has many wonderful stories of SJL abusing her staff (I believe turnover is over 100% a year). My favorite:

    SJL was mad about something and yelling at a new aide about it, blaming him for the problem (it wasn’t). She threw her BlackBerry at his head, he ducked, it hit the wall and broke, and she yelled at him for “breaking her phone”. Then she tried to deduct the cost of replacing it from his paycheck (this is when BlackBerries were new and rather expensive).

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    • February 14, 2013 at 10:30 am
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    Caroline: At least she didn’t say anything silly such as talking about an island tipping over or mental midgets.

    Hey, Rep. Hank Johnson took the floor to apologize for saying the dreaded midget…I mean M-word.

    It’s amazing how Democrats get away with mocking “nuts” on the right, or this ludicrous outcry over Rubio drinking water, when they repeatedly elect incomprehensible buffoons to Congress.

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    • February 14, 2013 at 11:21 am
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    Rob Long Post author
    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.

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    • February 14, 2013 at 12:15 pm
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    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 hours ago

    Edited 4 hours ago

    Remember Rob, there is no Turbo Tax defense unless you are Tim Geithner!

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    • February 15, 2013 at 1:03 am
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