The chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, Rep. Marcia Fudge sent a letter to President Obama last week suggesting that he appoint Sheila Jackson Lee as Secretary of DHS,
“Representative Jackson Lee would serve as an effective DHS Secretary because she understands the importance of increasing border security and maintaining homeland safety.”
Sure she does.
I don’t think that Sheila Jackson Lee understands much of anything, but that shouldn’t hold her back from being Secretary of DHS. She couldn’t do worse than her predecessor. And, she is from a border state, Texas.
Jackson Lee is a nine term (January 3, 1995 – Present) Congressman from Texas’ 18th Congressional District which was originally held for three terms by the truly great Barbara Jordan (January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1979) the first black woman elected to the House of Representatives.
Jackson Lee is probably looking to get out of Congress soon, anyway. And, a great way to leave is to “move up” however temporarily, in this case for a little over three years until the end of Obama’s second term.
Why leave? Because, as we all know, demographics is destiny. Harris County, Houston and the 18th Congressional District are rapidly increasing the percentage of Hispanics living there, and it is only a matter of time until Jackson Lee faces a Republican Hispanic candidate, or a Democrat Hispanic primary challenge.
According to Pew:
Harris County Hispanic Population
Total County Population
So, the writing is on the wall for Jackson Lee. It’s “up or out.”
And her previous behavior makes her the perfect choice to head DHS.
Sheila Jackson Lee is one of many modern day race hustlers. She is in the top tier along with Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson. She never fails to invoke race to make an argument, try to win an argument or end an argument. And, as a self proclaimed ex-slave, the race issue is always at the front of her mind.
I know, I know, she’s as dumb as a box of rocks. She doesn’t know the difference between Mars and the moon. She doesn’t know where South and North Vietnam are geographically located. She can’t add.
In a House Immigration Subcommittee hearing in 1999 I personally heard her call my friends (black American) Ezola Foster (Pat Buchanan’s 2000 VP pick) and (black American) Terry Anderson (He’s articulating the popular rage!) “white supremacists.” (That’s a true story.)
However, with the discovery of the, heretofore, unknown race of “White Hispanics” and Jackson Lee’s past statements on race, is it possible that she might just order the USBP to secure the border in order to prevent future “White Hispanics” from illegally entering our country to take jobs away from Black Americans who have an unemployment rate twice the national average.
And for years, in her home town, the Houston Police Department has seen their share of officers go down at the hands of illegal aliens (aka White Hispanics).
And, in a race based effort (which makes her perfect for the Obama Administration) to secure jobs for low income and low skilled Black Americans, she would be inadvertently preserving jobs for Americans of all races in that education/skills demographic.
So, here is an endorsement for Texas Congresswoman Sheila Jackson lee for Secretary of DHS.
And, let’s be honest, she couldn’t do any worse than Janet Napolitano.