Congressional Black Caucus Wants Sheila Jackson Lee To Replace Big Sis

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The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) has written to President Barack Obama urging him to consider Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) as the next Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, replacing Janet Napolitano, who left the position to accept an offer to lead the State university system in California.

Lee, who’s been in Congress since 1995 and continues to serve as a whip for the CBC, was evidently the organization’s second choice for a recommendation from among its own members. Representative Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) spurned the group’s effort to elevate him for the coveted big-government nomination.

Lee has a history of ignorance, belligerence and racially divisive, sensational public speech. She once asked if the Mars Pathfinder had taken a picture of the flag planted on the Red Planet by Neil Armstrong. She’s advocated for selling F-16 fighter jets and their components to Venezuela. In 2010, she told an NAACP audience that the Tea Party and the Ku Klux Klan were one and the same. Here in the 21st century, she thinks there’s a North Vietnam and a South Vietnam. She thinks “lily white” hurricane names are racist.

The CBC’s letter touts Lee’s deep understanding of immigration enforcement and her long resume of committee membership:

Representative Jackson Lee would serve as an effective DHS Secretary because she understands the importance of increasing border security and maintaining homeland security.

Since entering Congress in 1995, Jackson Lee has served on several committees, including Foreign Affairs, Judiciary and Homeland Security, in which she was the Chairwoman of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Transportation Security and Infrastructure Protection.

…As Chairwoman, Representative Jackson Lee supported increased airplane cargo inspections and increased security for railroads, issues of great importance to the security of this nation and its citizens.

Jackson Lee currently holds the post of Ranking Member of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security, a position that the CBC says she “stands as a strong and honest ‘voice of reason

President Barack Obama has insinuated that he’d welcome interest from New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly for the DHS Secretary position. The White House had not responded late Tuesday to the CBC’s suggested alternative.

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  • terryk

    You are kidding a joke right? What are her qualifications? Look at the suggestions she has made and you will see her qualifications/ If that happened it would be time to leave the country

    • IsThisAmerica

      Where would one go?

      • steve

        how about austraiia or new zealand, no racial problems there

        • Nadzieja Batki

          Try again. Just because you don’t hear of the problems does not mean that they don’t happen. It may mean even when racial troubles occur that the population is cowed into silence because they can be arrested for hate crimes.
          That hate crime legislation may be used here in America as well to cow the population.


          Wasn’t there always racism towards the Aborigones?

    • RAND PAUL IN 2016

      One must be like Socrates & be brave of heart & stay in the nation you love! I love what Snowden did, but to really complete his mission, he needs to come back & face the SOBs in our govt. & stand up to them, knowing millions think he is a hero!

      • momo

        They made Socrates drink hemlock, you think they’re going to treat Snowden any better?

        • RAND PAUL IN 2016

          But, Socrates passed with honor & showed just how evil & petty they were & Snowden had to know by what he did, it might come to this…he needs to come back here & show the world & USA how corrupt & totalitarian our govt. has become. He needs to come back & face the music & have his supporters rally behind him & give these SOBs in our govt. what they deserve….If he does not, there will always be a part of me that feels it was selfishness & ego that may have inspired him to do what he did!

  • IsThisAmerica

    She has zip for qualifications. She’s just another racist white hating stupid bimbo. A picture from the mars pathfinder of our flag? Are you really that damn stupid? The flag was planted on the moon you idiotic bimbo. She’s just another boot licking, racist pig for Obama. Well she’ll get in and pretty soon our government will be run by nothing but a bunch of commie, racist, ignorant, blacks.
    Isn’t that something to behold? Obama has blown it for any black man to ever be elected as president again. This was a big FAIL! We saw what happened and now thanks to him race relations have been set back 100 years. What a jerk. All of them deserve to live their lives in solitary confinement in the toughest prison around. No extras, no nothing. They have destroyed this country.

    • chocopot

      Don’t call her a “bimbo”; that would imply she is good looking. As for the rest of your rant, you could not be more correct. You do have to admit, however, that she sure would fit in well with the rest of Obozo’s cabinet: racist, incompetent, left-wing scum out to destroy this country.

      • Bill

        You are right Choc, we can’t insult the bimbos. I’ll take a good bimbo any day over a racist liberal

      • Nadzieja Batki

        chocopot, not all Dems/Progs/Leftists women are ugly. Quite a few “Conservative and Libertarian” men have married a Dem/Prog/Leftist woman. Quite a house divided against itself but not for long as men have a tendency to follow women so they will become Dem/Prog/Leftist. If a Dem/Prog/Leftist male marries a Conservative or Libertarian woman he will eventually become a Conservative or Libertarian.

        • chocopot

          Nadzieja –
          I never said all Lefty women are ugly – but this one could possibly win a prize in that category.

      • FreedomFighter

        Giving a activist/Racist/ignoramus the ability to basically command a standing army of ill trained at times government paid mercenaries is a really bad idea.
        Laus DeoSemper FI

        • chocopot

          Well stated – and so very true.


          I don’t know whether to laugh or cry after reading this! So true!!

    • Bill

      I agree with you, Is
      When our first Black president was elected, people thought this might bring race relations together. But the exact opposite has happened. Obama, the press and his cronies are extremely racist and are perpetuating racism instead of healing our wounds. What a sad state of affairs

      • chocopot

        Bill –
        Not to be too critical, but the only ones who thought this clown would bring anyone together never did their homework. Even a quick look at this guy’s background (what little of it has been made public) told the true story: the guy is an anti-American, Marxist, race-baiter and liar whose long-term goal is nothing less than the complete downfall of this nation.

    • Sarah Burnett

      Obama don’t want any other person to be president, He’s planning on being our DICTATOR for as long as he can. Obama is not a Black American, as people thought, He’s a Black Arabic Muslim, raised to hate this country and it’s Constitutional Laws and Congress is letting him get away with walking all over and changing our laws. I’ll bet over half of the people that voted for him, don’t even know what the word “TRANSFORM” means. Well, they are finding out now !!!

      • Ringgo1

        It might take them a while to figure it all out. They will have to get past blaming Bush and the “racist” Republicans and Conservatives. Will it happen in my lifetime? Who knows? In the 1960’s we were united; today we don’t even mention the racial bu//sh!t going on today. It is much more than sad. Dr. King would be very disappointed.

      • IsThisAmerica

        I doubt they have the brain power to even see it now. You know they would keep him in power till his dying day because those people don’t get it and never will. I know he’s not American, your preaching to the choir. He just needs to vanish strangely away.

  • John King

    The Congressional Black Caucus is full of idiots!!!

    • Nadzieja Batki

      Idiots can still do a lot of damage by being idiots.

  • Warrior

    This has about as much chance of happening as shillary receiving a “Patriot of the Year” award! What? See did? Oh sh*t.


    Think about it logically, if it were to happen, would it make any real difference???…remember Big Sis is the one who has deeply profiled returning vets as a bigger threat than Islamists!

    • Nadzieja Batki

      Ideology and methods are the same even if they are different wrappers.

      • RAND PAUL IN 2016


  • me

    I’d almost bet She’s one of the anti-gun bunch.

    • Nadzieja Batki

      She is . CBC would not have picked anyone otherwise if they weren’t.

  • Jake Thomas

    So they want to go from stupid, ignorant 90% of the time to stupid, ignorant 100% of the time.

  • melsbabysis

    Oh HELL no!!!

    • Ringgo1

      Roy! Is that you?

  • Don in Ohio

    Talk about racist people, that’s all the CBC is.
    If they wanted to get along, there would be NO need for CBC to exist.

  • Ron r

    So she’s a black Palin except she knows Africa is a continent and not a country.