Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Is This Post Racist?

Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) from the House floor last Friday:
I do not understand what I think is the maligning and maliciousness [toward] this president. Why is he different? And in my community, that is the question that we raise. In the minority community that is question that is being raised. Why is this president being treated so disrespectfully? Why has the debt limit been raised 60 times? Why did the leader of the Senate continually talk about his job is to bring the president down to make sure he is unelected?. . .

I am particularly sensitive to the fact that only this president -- only this one, only this one -- has received the kind of attacks and disagreement and inability to work, only this one. . .

Read between the lines. What is different about this president that should put him in a position that he should not receive the same kind of respectful treatment of when it is necessary to raise the debt limit in order to pay our bills, something required by both statute and the 14th amendment?
Uh, two questions for Ms Jackson Lee: if it's racist to oppose raising the debt ceiling, was it also racist when Senator Obama slammed the Bush Administration and voted against raising it in 2006? And were you asleep during the eight years of invective against Bush?

(via Rhymes With Right, title from Iowahawk)

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