In a fit of predictable socialist frustration, Texas Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee severely damaged her own credibility today. She did so when she trotted out the tired old charge of racism. "I do not understand what I think is the maligning and maliciousness,” said Jackson-Lee. A member of the Congressional Black Caucus, she added, “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 did the leader of the Senate (Mitch McConnell) continually talk about his job is to bring the president down to make sure he is unelected?” Why has the debt limit been raised 60 times?"
In recklessly accusing elected officials who disagree with the president on policy of being guilty of racism, Jackson-Lee chooses to selectively ignore a growing swell of objections in the black community. Objections made by Herman Cain, Thomas Sowell, Walter Williams, Lurita Doan, Richard Steele, Armstrong Williams, Representative Allen West, Star Parker, Larry Elder, Deroy Murdock, and Ken Blackwell are also based on reason, not on race. And there are many other well-read African Americans who find the president's radical shift towards socialist policies and the complete lack of economic performance in the U.S. under his watch as compelling evidence of bad practices.
Many of these independent thinkers, in well written columns posted right here on News New Mexico, have pointed to a floundering U.S. economy that President Obama claimed would respond to previous debt issuances and mindless stimulus plans. And most of these columnists have accurately noted this dismal failure of policies came as no surprise, simply because they had already failed many times before throughout the course of economic history.
Still, a desperate Sheila Jackson Lee decided it was about time to pull out the political race card gun and indiscriminately spray intellectually dishonest bullets at all innocent bystanders. It was almost sadly comical today to see the veteran Congresswoman attempt to have her listeners believe that it is bigotry rather than thoughtful analysis that is behind genuine policy objections.
Like all presidents that refuse to enact sound economic policies, President Obama is polling poorly. And fewer and fewer Americans support his efforts to make government bigger and mindlessly raise the debt ceiling. What is difficult for Jackson-Lee to concede is Obama's economic strategy is an obvious failure. And unfortunately, when there are no arguments left to be made for continuing the march towards socialism, people like Jackson-Lee fall back on what they are best at. And that would be to toss out the racism charge and see if they can make it stick. What Jackson-Lee fails to sense is that the vast majority of Americans despise racism much more than she does. And they are wising up to the trouble with socialism too. Both of these "isms" are unworthy.
KOB TV - SANTA FE, N.M. - A new economic forecast shows New Mexico's financial outlook is improving and more than $360 million in revenues will be available in the upcoming budget year. Members of the Legislative Finance Committee met Thursday in Socorro to review the latest revenue projections. The state expects to collect about $5.8 billion in its main budget account in the next fiscal year, which starts in July 2012. Read full story here: News New Mexico