Sheila Jackson Lee: "American People Crying Out for... Climate Change"

Sheila Jackson Lee said it was “one of the greatest speeches the president has made.”


I know how Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee feels. I spent hours outside today in the cold and I'm crying out for climate change myself. But despite Obama's notorious ocean lowering skills, I don't think he can deliver this one.

At the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday evening, asked Rep. Lee,  “What about the Republicans criticizing the use of executive orders when it comes to climate change and minimum wage – his use of executive orders?”

Rep. Jackson Lee said, “As I was saying,  [the address] was appealing to the needs of the American people. And, frankly, if the American people are crying out for relief - they’re crying out for unemployment insurance, or climate change or the Affordable Care Act and the president is mandated to do what he can on behalf of the American people – executive orders are legal and they will be addressed by the legal system if they are overreaching.”

Jackson Lee also said that the president “knows the Constitution.”

Sheila Jackson Lee thinks the Constitution is 1.) a retired professional wrestler 2.) a Dupont Circle bar 3.) a rap song by Jay-Z

So when Sheila Jackson Lee says that the guy in the White House is mandated to do what he can, instead of following the law, she shows as much familiarity with the Constitution as she does with the English language.

The American people are certainly crying out for relief from ObamaCare. The majority of them want it repealed. Somehow I don't think Obama will be tackling that one with phone and pen.

And the American people prioritize Global Warming right up there with finding Bigfoot. Except Bigfoot comes first.

“Frankly, the president knows his confines,” Jackson Lee said. “He knows the Constitution.”

Sure. You've got to know the rules to break them.

“Let’s create job legislation that puts people back to work,” she said. “Technology. Energy.  Putting people back to work rather than criticizing work on behalf of the American people."

Technology? Energy? That covers a lot of ground. But Sheila Jackson Lee is probably referring to the 80s hair band, Technology Energy.

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee praised President Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night, calling it “one of the greatest speeches the president has made as a State of the Union.”

Almost as good as the short speech he made after he dropped a briefcase on his foot.