[UPDATE: Merlot! Marvelous stuff. Makes you write words that are almost correct.]
…Ah, Sheila Jackson Lee. You couldn’t write her out as fiction, you know. Well, you could, but then people would come and yell at you for being a cliched hack. Because this woman is a living, walking stereotype.
To summarize: her staffer almost ran over a DC Capitol cop (did hit the guy; thankfully, no serious [injuries]). So the Representative, of course, popped over to the accident scene to berate the cops, ask for their supervisor, articulate her opinion that this was all due to some conspiracy against her and that she was tired of it, and gave the cop who got hit by the car an impromptu medical [exam]. Yes, apparently Rep. Jackson Lee* is a doctor, and we just never heard about it.
This isn’t unprofessional. This is nega-professional: if it ever touches any professionalism then Ohio will abruptly become an Atlantic beachfront state*.
Short version if you haven’t heard it yet: Sheila Jackson Lee announced on Wednesday that Democrats had never tried to impeach the President, despite the fact that she was a co-sponsor of a bill to impeach the President. PJ Tatler called up to inquire about that, and the results were apparently epic:
I was transferred to a gentleman on Lee’s staff. When I again asked him about the contradiction and stated that perhaps I was confused, the man said “Oh look it here, we have one of those right wing, tea-bagger nut jobs on the phone taking his cues from FOX News.”
He then accused me of being un-American, raising his voice at me while asking me to calm down, and telling me that I am just on some mission to destroy our country. When I calmly asked for his name, he said “I don’t have to give it to you because I don’t want to show up on some right wing blog and be on your Twitter account.” Keep in mind, I never said who I was – he just made assumptions and attacked me. When I reminded him that he gets paid by our tax dollars, he said “I doubt you even pay taxes and the IRS will find you soon enough,” and hung up on me.
Question mark because, well, we don’t know what the CD boundaries are going to be in Texas.
The news that Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-Texas) will face a Left-side challenge from Maurice Duhon Jr (a Houston political blogger and rapper [under the name of Cornbreadd]) may not seem to be the most relevant news out there. But consider the contrast between Duhon’s statement here:
“I plan to introduce and participate in an evolved and updated political conversation with the residents and business owners of the 18th district and her surrounding areas.”
The reason why I say ‘dead to shame’ in the title is because it’s obvious to anyone with a triple-digit IQ that the only reason why Sheila Jackson-Lee is still gainfully employed is because of racial gerrymandering, coupled with incumbency. The reason for the question mark? Well, that’s because I’m not sure Rep. Jackson-Lee meets the benchmark laid out in that first sentence.
It’s always exciting when you have to edit the alleged quotes of a politician on the Other Side for gross profanity.
A lot of politicians give nicknames to their aides. George W. Bush famously referred to his attorney general, Alberto Gonzalez, as “Fredo.” Mitch Daniels, then head of the Office of Management and Budget, was known as “The Blade.” Barack Obama reportedly called Larry Summers, his chief economic advisor, “Dr. Kevorkian.”
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas also hands out nicknames to the people who work for her. The Houston Democrat addressed one of her employees as “you stupid mother[expletive deleted].”
It’s just that she loves talking on her cell phone more.
The clip is from a longer one made by a 9/11 Truther, by the way. Which is very funny, because if the Democrats are losing that subset of their party over health care rationing then they’re in real trouble.