On Sunday afternoon Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) was part of the panel for a legislative workshop titled “Engaging Congress: the NAACP’s Legislative Agenda to Achieve One Nation, One Dream”. Representative Jackson-Lee spoke on the tea party movement and immigration reform among other issues:
Representative Sheila Jackson Lee: ….And I thank you professor very much. I’m going to be engaging you with those very powerful numbers that you have offered on what the tea party recognizes, uh, or is recognized as. Might I add my own P.S.? All those who wore sheets a long time ago have now lifted them off and started wearing [applause], uh, clothing, uh, with a name, say, I am part of the tea party. Don’t you be fooled. [voices: “That’s right.”, applause] Those who used to wear sheets are now being able to walk down the aisle and speak as a patriot because you will not speak loudly about the lack of integrity of this movement. Don’t let anybody tell you that those who spit on us as we were walking to vote on a health care bill for all of America or those who said Congresswoman Jackson-Lee’s braids were too tight in her hair had anything to do with justice and equality and empowerment of the American people. Don’t let them fool you on that [applause]….
Not only that, but with regards to the alleged “spitting” incident that Lee mentioned, I betcha she didn’t know that the original accuser, Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) is now conceding that the “spit” that came from the healthcare “reform” opponent who was speaking loudly to him might have been an “accident” (overactive salivary glands). Clearly it was, if you watch the video at that same link. But let’s not let the facts get in the way of a good old fashioned NAACP anti-Republicans/conservatives racial rant.
Like I said last night, it’s not about “truth” to Democrats anymore (not that it really ever was). Right now the sole purpose is to gain some momentum and to WIN in November – no matter how many bogus smears, lies, misrepresentations etc they have to repeat between now and that time. “By any means necessary” is the motto now and their “means” is to play the dirtiest card in the book: The race card.
And here I thought that, since the election of Barack Obama as President, we were living in “post-racial” America …