Might I add my own P.S.? All those who wore sheets a long time ago have now lifted them off and started wearing [applause], uh, clothing, uh, with a name, say, I am part of the tea party. Don’t you be fooled. [voices: "That's right.", applause] Those who used to wear sheets are now being able to walk down the aisle and speak as a patriot because you will not speak loudly about the lack of integrity of this movement. Don’t let anybody tell you that those who spit on us as we were walking to vote on a health care bill for all of America or those who said Congresswoman Jackson-Lee’s braids were too tight in her hair had anything to do with justice and equality and empowerment of the American people. Don’t let them fool you on that [applause]….Ok, Ms. Jackson-Lee. First of all, lets stop repeating the lies of the Congressional Black Caucus. The spitting "incident" was, at best, an accident, and there were no, zero, (0) racial slurs yelled, unlike Andre Carson claimed (see here, here, and here for more explanation).
And more more thing. Just like the phony civil rights group, the NAACP, the Congresswoman also participated in mourning the passing of a former Ku Klux Klan member, Kleagle and Exalted Cyclops: Sen. Robert "Sheets" Byrd (D-KKK).
On June 30th, she wrote the following on her website:
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, a senior Member of the House Judiciary and Foreign Affairs Committees and Chairwoman of the Transportation Security and Infrastructure Protection Subcommittee of the Homeland Security Committee calls the death of Senator Byrd, the longest serving Member of the Senate, a loss of historic proportions. Senator Byrd, who served in the U.S. Senate for six terms, was not only a legend to his colleagues, but he had a grasp of the U.S. Constitution that was remarkable for anyone. His eloquent and poignant speeches are legendary in their simplicity about serious and complex issues.
Congresswoman Jackson said, “despite his early membership in the Klu Klux Klan, which he subsequently renounced, Senator Byrd showed remarkable judgment on a wide–range of issues important to the rights of African-Americans and all Americans. In his later years, the NAACP consistently gave Senator Byrd top marks for promoting the rights of African-Americans, and in June 2005, Byrd proposed an additional $10 million in federal funding for the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial in Washington, D.C.
His roots in West Virginia, and his thoughtful reflections on the Bible’s teachings imbued Senator Byrd with a deep sense of respect for all people, as well as for the needs of working class Americans and the poor. “He was a statesman in the U.S. Senate, one who will be hard to replace,” said Jackson Lee.
"Remarkable judgement on a wide-range of issues important to the rights of African-Americans?" even though he joined the KKK briefly at a time when most men his age were signing up to defend America after Pearl Harbor? Never mind that, even after leaving the Klan, Robert Byrd...
- Wrote a segregationist senator in 1945 that he'd "never fight in the armed forces with a Negro by my side ... Rather I should die a thousand times, and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds."
- Two years later, and years after he "left" the Klan, Byrd wrote a Grand Wizard saying “The Klan is needed today as never before and I am anxious to see its rebirth here in West Virginia and in every state in the nation.”
- Not only voted against the 1964 Civil Rights Act & 1965 Voting Rights Act, but filibustered the 1964 bill on the racist notion that whites were superior to blacks because their brains weighed more.
- Voted against the only two black Supreme Court justices--liberal Thurgood Marshall & conservative Clarence Thomas. Voted against Condoleeza Rice as Secretary of State in 2005.
- Wanted to discredit Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968 saying he wanted him to "meet his Waterloo."
- In 2001, used the term "white niggers" in an interview with Tony Snow, adding "I'm going to use that word."
However, in spite of his days as a cross burning night rider and segregationist legislator, Robert Byrd received instant forgiveness in the eyes of the NAACP, the far-Left and Sheila Jackson-Lee, all because he was a Democrat.
UPDATE: Just to note: I called the Congresswoman's office and an aide who answered said they've been getting 50/50 split in regards to her comments. When I mentioned the CBC lie about the tea party using the N-word, the staffer admitted to seeing the videos proving there was no slur yelled. Even they know it's a lie, but are still milking it for all they can.