and the libs criticize teaparty members for being ignorant
Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee — who once famously asked where she could find photos of the American flag that Neil Armstrong planted on Mars — yesterday insisted, in stark defiance of basic facts of history, that “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.” She went on to implicitly blame Republicans for this, but Gateway Pundit points out that the incident was far from the dumbest thing Jackson Lee did yesterday. The congresswoman also linked the Tea Party to the KKK in a talk with the NAACP:
And I thank you professor very much. I’m going to be engaging you with those very powerful numbers that you have offered on what the tea party recognizes, uh, or is recognized as. 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.
“Rep. Jackson-Lee is what happens when you mandate gerrymandering as a tool of social policy for forty years,” read a post on the blog Redstate after news broke of the two comments.
AND SHE IS ON THE FOREIGN AFFAIRS COMMITTEE FOR CRISSAKES