By Rick Wells
Rep Sheila Jackson Lee tells those in the House chamber to keep their eyes on the woman in the photo, a relief, because in doing so they don’t suffer the ocular discomfort and many associated side effects of looking at her.
She and her staff of writers have come up with some real gems for describing the repeal of Obamacare, calling it the “mother of all bombs of healthcare dropped on the American people.” Really, that’s the best she and her team could come up with, that and derisively labeling the AHCA Trumpcare and referring to the President as “Trump the King.”
She brings religion into the discussion, irreverently saying, “May God have mercy on your soul.” She declares that she is a person living with a pre-existing disease, more than one apparently as she didn’t mention her mental illness and instability or her liberalism at all. She only referenced that she is a breast cancer survivor.
She describes the bill as being heartless, with 24 million people being “thrown off of the healthcare and reverse Robin Hood of stealing from the poor or the seniors, laying in their beds where you’re doing an age tax that is five times more than any ‘other’ young person has to pay is disgraceful.” So it’s disgraceful for those young people not to be forced to pay five time as much as an old and sickly person, Rep Lee, in pursuit of your communist equality?
The Democrats could have left our healthcare system alone and avoided all of this mess, but they can’t leave anything alone and it was a critical part of their seizing control over the citizenry. Now that they’ve successfully accomplished that, they’re not satisfied with the efforts to fix the collapsing mess they created.
She continues, railing against “the pittance that you’ve given for pre-existing conditions, $8 billion. They [elusive, unnamed expert sources] say you need $25 billion. Did those experts have a source for magically coming up with the money as well, Rep Lee?
The Commie nutjob closes with a social services spit storm of accusations that ultimately failed to prevent the passage of the AHCA through the House. She said, “I want to stand with the people, I want her [the actress portraying a sick person in the online photo] to live in dignity and to be able to get well. I want to make sure that Medicaid is provided for working families. I want insurance companies who make a lot of profit [incomplete thought but making a profit is enough of a crime to warrant Democrat action].
She ignores the gavel as she raves, “And I want to say this, I don’t want the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, to steal bread from the market because they can’t get any health insurance. She closes with another exercise in blasphemy, saying, “God have mercy on your souls.”
Rep Doug Collins follows that embarrassing display by what is supposedly a grown, professional adult legislator, observing, “Mr. Speaker, if I had to defend Obamacare, I’d go into hysterics too.”
Sheila Jackson Lee is the “mother of all” something herself, something that can’t be mentioned in polite company. And we’d love to drop her.