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Texas Conservatives Provide All The Proof We Need

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Howard Dean thinks Governor Scott Walker isn’t qualified to be President because he doesn’t have a college degree.. really what does having a college degree prove… President Obama has one and he is as incompetent a President as we’ve ever had.. and if Howard Dean thinks having a college degree in some reality proves you’re smart.. well we submit to him as indisputable evidence to the contrary the following... “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Four Members Of Congress Put Their Hands Up In Solidarity With Ferguson Protesters, None Voted To Limit Police Militarization

 

 

 

 

 

” Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, in August. Protests over the shooting yielded a militarized response from police. Renewed protests continued in October and again after a grand jury declined to indict Darren Wilson, the officer who shot Brown. The Brown shooting may have been a flash point for civil rights protesters. It’s also provided an opportunity for politicians to attach themselves to the highly publicized incident and score political points for themselves.

  Yesterday, for example, four members of Congress raised their hands on the House Floor to “show solidarity with the protesters” in Ferguson. Those four are Reps. Yvette Clarke (D-NY), Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Tex.), and Al Green (D-Tex.). All four voted AGAINST an amendment in June that would’ve limited the transfer of military equipment from the Department of Defense to local police agencies.”

 

 

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Democrats Are Positive The Border Is Secure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” The border is secure. It’s more secure than ever. It’s so, so secure.

  Democrats from the White House, U.S. Senate and House of Representatives have repeated that chorus over the years, but the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border has seen more than 50,000 children caught crossing it just since October. Undocumented immigrants have been sent to states like Oklahoma and Nebraska without warning. President Obama, fiercely criticized for attending fundraisers last week rather than visiting the border, has an approval rating of just 28 percent on the subject.

  Yet President Obama declared in 2011 his administration had solidified the border during an address in El Paso, Texas, advocating for immigration reform.

“ We have strengthened border security beyond what many believed was possible,” he said, later mocking Republicans in his usual exaggerated manner by saying they would next want a moat with alligators.”

 

 

 

What a farce … it would be laughable if the consequences were not so dire .

 

Read the rest at the Free Beacon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Democratic Congresswoman Claims Constitution Is 400 Years Old On House Floor

 

 

    What an idiot . Sheila Jackson Lee doesn’t even know how old our constitutional republic is yet she’s sure that she knows an unconstitutional law when she sees it . The voters of her congressional district must be proud … or just as ignorant as she given that the Honorable Jackson-Lee is the source of one moronic statement after another.

   Since Rep Lee has once again brought herself to our attention with another nearly incomprehensible utterance perhaps now is a good time to take a look at the people responsible for foisting the woman on us . The Honorable Jackson Lee represents the people of the 18th congressional district in Texas which encompasses Houston and parts of the surrounding area .

   The district which achieved it’s present makeup in a 1972 redistricting has voted completely Democratic since that time . It’s population consists of :

People Demographics

Age Demographics
  18th Congressional District Rank Texas US
Residents younger than 5 8.9% 3rd 7.5% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 28.1% 10th 26.8% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 8.4% 31st 10.9% 13.7%
Education Demographics
  18th Congressional District Rank Texas US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 74.0% 29th 80.4% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 18.9% 25th 26.1% 28.2%
Race Demographics
  18th Congressional District Rank Texas US
Race – White 45.4% 34th 80.6% 77.9%
Race – Black or African American 39.9% 2nd 12.3% 13.1%
Race – American Indian or Alaska Native 0.5% 19th 1.0% 1.2%
Race – Asian 3.3% 14th 4.2% 5.1%
Race – Two or More 1.2% 34th 1.7% 2.4%
Race – Hispanic or Latino 39.1% 12th 38.2% 16.9%
Race – White, not Hispanic or Latino 17.1% 29th 44.5% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
  18th Congressional District Rank Texas US
Female residents 50.3% 20th 50.3% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 21.1% 10th 16.2% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
  18th Congressional District Rank Texas US
Housing units 287,511 18th 10,098,750 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 35.2% 5th 24.0% 25.9%
Households 244,986 23rd 8,667,807 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 48.3% 36th 64.5% 66.1%
Home median value $98,500 29th $126,400 $186,200
People per household 2.6 18th 2.8 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
  18th Congressional District Rank Texas US
Income per capita $20,112 27th $25,548 $27,915
Income per household $37,938 33rd $50,920 $52,762
Income below poverty line 27.0% 6th 17.0% 14.3%

 

 

      Ms Lee has been the 18th district’s representative since first winning election in 1994 . She won the election with over 70% of the vote and during the course of her tenure in the House has never seen less than that and has even approached 90% on several occasions .

     Her district went for Obama by 77-23% over McCain in the 2008 presidential election and again for Obama by a nearly identical 76.1-22.8% margin over Romney in 2012 .

  As the numbers indicate the job of representing the people district 18 is hers for as long as she desires it and we will have Sheila Jackson Lee and her wisdom to guide us into the foreseeable future . If there is one bright spot in Ms Lee’s history of which Texans can be proud it is the fact that Sheila Jackson was born , raised and educated in New York:

 

  • ” Born in Queens, Queens County, N.Y., January 12, 1950
  • Graduated from Jamaica High School
  • B.A., Yale University, New Haven, Conn., 1972
  • J.D., University of Virginia Law School, Charlottesville, Va., 1975
  • Lawyer, private practice
  • Staff counsel, United States House Select Committee on Assassinations, 1977-1978
  • Member of the Houston, Tex., city council, 1990-1994
  • Houston, Tex., municipal judge, 1987-1990
  • Elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Fourth and to the nine succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1995-present).”

 

    We’re guessing that Yale University is not strong on American history requirements considering that Ms Lee is a storied alumnus , but then again she rose through the educational ranks on the rising tide of affirmative action so that may explain the disconnect between her official educational pedigree of Yale and UVa and her many inane public utterances . 

 

 

     No history of a politician would be complete without a quick look at the money behind the candidate to see just who they are obliged to represent and so we give you a snapshot of Sheila’s sugar daddies , the ones that have bankrolled her career from 1994 to the present … there are no surprises … unions , unions , unions .

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Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

Campaign Finance Cycle:  201420122010200820062004200220001998Career

Communications Workers of America $96,500 $0 $96,500
Laborers Union $79,000 $0 $79,000
American Fedn of St/Cnty/Munic Employees $73,908 $0 $73,908
National Assn of Realtors $67,500 $0 $67,500
AT&T Inc $64,850 $4,350 $60,500
Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers $62,500 $0 $62,500
Association of Trial Lawyers of America $60,000 $0 $60,000
Machinists/Aerospace Workers Union $56,500 $0 $56,500
Teamsters Union $48,000 $0 $48,000
Operating Engineers Union $44,000 $0 $44,000
National Auto Dealers Assn $43,500 $0 $43,500
Enron Corp $40,200 $20,700 $19,500
Service Employees International Union $35,000 $0 $35,000
International Longshoremens Assn $34,000 $0 $34,000
American Assn for Justice $33,000 $0 $33,000
International Assn of Fire Fighters $32,000 $0 $32,000
Transport Workers Union $32,000 $0 $32,000
Vinson & Elkins $31,250 $7,750 $23,500
United Continental Holdings $27,500 $4,000 $23,500
Air Line Pilots Assn $26,000 $0 $26,000
American Medical Assn $26,000 $0 $26,000

 

 

 

    One last parting shot … when you hear the Dems refer to the Republican’s “war on science” bear in mind that the brilliant Jackson Lee at one time sat on the House Science committee and helped oversee space policy . That’s right , she of the “Is Mars Rover going to visit the site where the astronauts planted the American flag” comment is a recognized “expert” on science and space . Scary , isn’t it ?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proposed Bill Will Prohibit ‘Stand Your Ground’, Require Neighborhood Watch To Register With Local And Federal Authorities

 

” Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee reintroduced a bill on the House floor Wednesday that will prohibit states from having “Stand Your Ground” laws, and require neighborhood watch programs to register with local law enforcement and the Department of Justice. States that fail to follow these guidelines will be penalized by a 20 percent cut in federal funding.

According to Jackson Lee, “We will … decrease the incidence of gun violence resulting from vigilantes by reducing by 20 percent the funds that would otherwise be allocated … to any state that does not require local neighborhood watch programs to be registered with a local [law] enforcement agency.” “

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sheila Jackson-Lee: “Don’t Condemn The Gangbangers. Blame The Guns.”

 

 

” The NRA’s slogan has been, “Guns don’t kill people, people kill people.” Liberals have often mocked it, but they’ve never actually tried to argue that the guns carry the moral responsibility. Until now.” 

 

 

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” Sheila Jackson-Lee, the dumbest human being in Congress, can always be counted on to offer innovative ideas about the Vietnam War (North Vietnam and South Vietnam are living in peace) or her inability to tell the difference between Mars and the Moon. And this time around, Sheila Jackson-Lee put forward the bold theory that the gangbangers who are behind much of the gun violence murder rate shouldn’t be blamed.

The entire gun control push is a dishonest attempt to crack down on the rights and freedoms of Republican and Independent voters for the crimes of Democratic voters.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rep. Jackson Lee: Sequester is Like Japanese ‘Tsunami’–‘It May Come When We’re Away in Work Recess’

 

 

 

 

”  Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) on Thursday compared the series of automatic federal budget cuts that took effect on March 1 to the Japanese tsunami of 2011 that killed more than 15,000 people and left millions more without power and water, while sparking a nuclear reactor meltdown.

She also “warned” that this “tsunami” of effects from the cuts, known as The Sequester, could come at any time – even at a time when Congress is not in session.”

 

 

Sheila Jackson Lee – Clueless Old Bat!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1/3 of Congressional Black Caucus Members Were Named in Ethics Probes

 

 

 

 

 

” Some of this level of criminality can be explained by putting the Congressional Black Caucus members in context within the Democratic Party and the urban political machine. But that doesn’t quite cover it either.

What is notable about the Congressional Black Caucus members is how sloppy and unqualified they often seem to be. We often poke fun at Sheila Jackson Lee, but she’s not exactly an exception. There’s a basic gap between them and many high ranking African-American Democrats.”