The Congressional Black Caucus has some members who really stand out as stupid. We could make a series on this subject, and we just might do that. We also want to be clear that Members of Congress who don’t happen to fit the profile required by the CBC – they are a highly segregated organization – say stupid things too, lots of them, but not with the history or the frequency that the CBC manage.
That said, we’ll certainly be accused of being racist for this post (and especially if we turn it into a series) but hey, stupid is stupid and we feel constrained to post away without regard to the probability of having someone chip “racist” on our tombstone. Heck, they’d probably misspell it anyway.
So today, we bring you Sheila Jackson Lee who represents the 18th Congressional District in Texas. Ms. Lee has a long history of stardom when it comes to the incomprehensible, and today simply adds to that history.
Let’s go back to June of 2008. George W. Bush was President. You remember him, his family were probably slave owners, or would have been had they lived in the South. Anyway, one of our favorite CongressionalClowns, known as “Dennis the Menace,” Dennis Kucinich, former mayor of Cleveland and then a Congressman from Ohio, drafted a House Resolution to impeach then President Bush. Keep in mind, Mr. Bush was just seven months away from becoming a private citizen in June of 2008, but Dennis was on the case. Oh, and Dennis was not a member of the CBC. Some believe he was too nutty even for them.
Here’s the front page of the resolution, known as HR 1258.
You can click on the image to read the whole thing, but you’ll find things like:
- Article I–Creating a Secret Propaganda Campaign To Manufacture a False Case for War Against Iraq
- Article II–Falsely, Systematically, and With Criminal Intent Conflating the Attacks of September 11, 2001 With Misrepresentation of Iraq as an Imminent Security Threat as Part of a Fraudulent Justification for a War of Aggression
- Article III–Misleading the American People and Members of Congress To Believe Iraq Possessed Weapons of Mass Destruction, so as To Manufacture a False Case for War
- Article V–Illegally Misspending Funds to Secretly Begin a War of Aggression
And so on and so on. It goes on for a while. Don’t get us wrong, we have no issue with the Resolution. We happen to believe it was wrong headed and nothing more than an excuse to hold hearings that Stalin would have blushed at, but Dennis had every right to push this resolution. It didn’t get very far, but most of what Dennis did didn’t get very far.
Don’t think that this Resolution was filed and forgotten, no sir. The House Judiciary Committee held hearings and if you’ve nothing to do and have a large supply of adult beverages, you can enjoy them on YouTube. We’re not linking because if you’ve got enough time to listen to them you’ve got plenty of time to find them. They’re quite entertaining actually, especially with Vincent Bugliosi stops by to testify promote his book about why GWB should be indicted for murder.
Dennis didn’t do this all by himself, he had help with his Resolution, there were a number of Members of the House who cosponsored it.
Please note, at the very bottom, Jackson Lee, Sheila (D-TX18). That’s our Sheila. She was a cosponsor.
That brings us to last week and the Obama Impeachment wailing by Democrats. Needless to say, Ms. Jackson Lee was on the case, finding racism at every turn, because, heaven knows our current President hasn’t done anything he didn’t have the Constitutional right to do. And, she makes an interesting comparison.
“Democrats never tried to impeach President Bush for his Executive Orders.”
That is technically right, but what Democrats are absolutely famous for is rewriting history at a moment’s notice to suit the political wind of the moment.
History? History is what we say it is. As the eminent philosopher Chico Marx said, “Who are you going to believe, me or your own eyes?”
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