Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee: conservative bloggers should “shut up” and “buy American” should be “buy African-American”

Posted by: Phineas on September 27, 2011 at 3:01 pm

**Posted by Phineas

I’m glad to see she’s against playing racial politics:

While speaking with Tavis Smiley of PBS, Texas Democrat Sheila Jackson Lee said conservative bloggers should “shut up” and “stop playing racial politics.”

This from a member of the caucus that does little else but play the race card.

Seconds later, Jackson Lee went on to say that buy American should be “buy African American.”

She also said that if Obama’s jobs bill is passed, that contractors who “do not look like” her need to make sure that if they get federal money, their workforce “better be reflective of those suffering double-digit unemployment.”

“I don’t consider it discrimination, I don’t consider it affirmative action,” she added.

No, it’s just a bit of ethnic strong-arming. “Nice business you have there. It’d be a shame if something happened to it.”

Roger L. Simon is right: the Congressional Black Caucus should be disbanded. Far from fighting racism, they exploit it for personal gain and in the process harm the very constituency they claim to serve. (Although in Jackson-Lee’s case, I doubt she’s smart enough to know what she’s doing.)

By the way, Sheila, this conservative blogger does not plan to shut up. But you can take your racial grievance pandering and shove it.

via Clarice Feldman

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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5 Responses to “Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee: conservative bloggers should “shut up” and “buy American” should be “buy African-American””

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  1. ST says:

    By the way, Sheila, this conservative blogger does not plan to shut up. But you can take your racial grievance pandering and shove it.

    Word!

  2. missred says:

    who are these people? 8-|

  3. Carlos says:

    People like Jackson-Lee and Maxine-the-Mouth should be banned from holding any public office because they’re dumber than a box of rocks. Unfortunately, the Constitution doesn’t specify that a person has to be smarter than a dying amoeba so we are stuck with them, and the Schumers, and the Patty Murrays, etc.

    And if racism is cause for arrest, why aren’t these people in jail for life?

  4. Bobebarn says:

    I’m trying to understand our Founding Fathers.

    Did they purposefully leave out an intelligence test for office 1)to be fair to all people, 2)to show the electorate that dumb-bad people CAN be elceted and DO have control of your future – so VOTE SMART, or 3)because they could not conceive that the American people would be this self-serving, stupid, shallow and corrupt as to elect morons.

  5. Jesse says:

    In reference to the above comments; would you really rather have your political opposition consist of intelligent and eloquent individuals?

    Should we not rejoice that Jackson-Lee and Waters can’t open their mouths without revealing how unprincipled their positions are?

    Keep at it you two. Sure there is an audience on MSNBC who will lap it up without a thought, but these people are also hopeless and unprincipled. Don’t mind thier insane ranting; it won’t win 2012 too many people have realized how far this nation has strayed from its founding principles and next year we will take a major step back in the right direction. Of course we’ll hear charges of election fraud and racism from the sore losers; pay it no mind at all!