RUSH: Let’s do Sheila Jackson Lee, and let’s do some Sheila Jackson Lee greatest hits. She is a member of Congress from Houston, and this is what she said late yesterday afternoon on the floor of the House.
LEE: Maybe I should offer a good thanks to the distinguished members of the majority, the Republicans, my chairman and others for giving us an opportunity to have a deliberative constitutional discussion that reinforces the sanctity of this nation and how well it is that we have lasted some 400 years operating under a Constitution that clearly defines what is constitutional and what is not.
RUSH: No, it doesn’t. If it clearly defined it, then you people wouldn’t be trying to go outside it all the time, and you wouldn’t be running to the Supreme Court every time you want to get something named unconstitutional. Four hundred years. We petitioned for our independence in 1776. That’s when the Declaration was signed, July 4th. Then we had to fight the Revolutionary War, and it wasn’t ’til after that that we got the Constitution. The Constitution didn’t happen ’til later in the 1700s. She’s got it happening way back 400 years ago.
Let’s continue with our flashbacks, Sheila Jackson Lee, December 12th, 2013, again on the floor of the House.
LEE: Call us back, Mr. Boehner! Call us back, Mr. Boehner! Let us vote to provide for unemployment insurance for working men and women — (gavel bangs)
SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE: GentlewomanÂ’s time —
RUSH: “Call us back, Mr. Speaker! Let us provide for unemployment insurance for working men and women.” Now, you’re thinking, surely she has to know. What that is, it’s just syllables that they utter. “Working men and women” is just syllables that they utter in their never ending quest to make working men and women think they’re looking out for ’em.
So we need unemployment compensation for working men and women. We need welfare benefits for working men and women. We need health care for working men. Whatever we need, it’s for working men and women. And working men and women are who? Members of unions. That’s what the “working man” means, in Democrat Party lingo. You may have a job, but if you’re not in a union, you’re not a working man. You’re white-collar, you’re management, you are evil incarnate. The working man is a blue-collar union member. February 13th of last year, again on the floor of the House of Representatives.
LEE: Yesterday was the official birthday of President Lincoln, February 12th. And although it was a tragic time in our history, I can assure you that it showed the greatest promise of America when people could come together and do something great. I stand here as a freed slave because this Congress came together.
RUSH: So at some point in her life somebody owned her. She was a slave, we presume in Texas, in Houston. And then the Congress came together and freed here from slavery. Well, how else are we gonna interpret that? She said she’s standing there as a freed slave because Congress came together. July 15th, 2010, again on the floor of the House of Representatives.
LEE: Today we have two Vietnams side by side, North and South, exchanging and working. We may not agree with all that North Vietnam is doing, but they are living in peace.
RUSH: Side by side, north and south. (laughing) Yeah, if you’re looking at ’em sideways. (laughing) Remember, now, this is the woman that they’re showing her the Mars Rover and she asked ’em, she’s at the NASA headquarters, which happens to be in Houston, and they got the Mars Rover on one of the monitors, and she asked ’em, “Is it gonna go over and visit where the astronauts planted the flag?” And of course that happened on the moon, and not on Mars.
That was kind of like when Gore asked ’em, “Who is that?” and it was George Washington and Benjamin Franklin. (imitating Gore) “Oh, George Washington, oh, yeah, oh, yeah.” “Ms. Lee, the astronauts planted a flag on the moon, this is Mars.” (imitating Lee) “Oh, yes, yes. Well, are they still going to go visit the flag?” And finally, January 29th of this year, Sheila Jackson Lee and other Democrats held a press conference to announce the creation of the congressional full employment caucus.
LEE: I believe this caucus will put us on the right path, and we’ll give President Obama a number of executive orders that he can sign with pride and strength. In fact, I think that should be our No. 1 agenda. Let’s write up these executive orders — draft ’em, of course — and ask the president to stand with us on full employment.
RUSH: So. (laughing) Folks, we are dealing here with… with… (interruption) “A moron.” I know. There’s no other word. I was trying to be judicious here. “[W]e’ll give President Obama a number of executive orders that he can sign with pride and strength,” ’cause he’s really gonna grip the pen tightly. “In fact, I think that should be our number one agenda. Let’s write up these executive orders — draft them, of course.”
What does “write them up” mean? Draft them? Draft? Had to use the big word. We’re not gonna write ’em; we’re gonna draft ’em! And we’re gonna send these executive orders over to the president. She’s a member of the House.