[Editor’s note: Make sure to read Daniel Greenfield’s contributions in Jamie Glazov’s new book: Barack Obama’s True Legacy: How He Transformed America.]
She once asked whether the Mars Pathfinder would be able to find “the flag the astronauts planted there before”. In remarks to Congress, she pontificated that, “today we have two Vietnams, side by side, North and South, exchanging and working.” And she complained that hurricane names were too “lilly white” and urged that “all racial groups should be represented” proposing Hurricanes “Keisha, Jamal and Deshawn”.
As the possible next mayor of Houston, she will be seeing lots of hurricanes, but it’s the city that will be hit by the catastrophic force of stupidity that is America’s dumbest congresswoman.
With weeks to go, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee is polling a close second at 32% and with her opponent clocking in at 34%, the dumbest congresswoman is within a margin of error (and a runoff) of being the nation’s dumbest mayor.
“Sheila Jackson Lee wants to come home to be your mayor for the city of Houston,” she said, speaking of herself in the third person in the manner of fictional characters and mental patients.
Then she finished with the ominous call, “let the fire start now.”
When the Houston Chronicle asked her why she was running, she replied, among other things, that, “I have been a leader in human and sex trafficking.”
Like most things she says, it’s probably best not to think too hard about that sentence.
She also explained that, “I have impacted every bayou in the city of Houston” and urged that the “skill set of staff is experienced and understanding of the process.”
How does a woman who can’t tell apart the moon and Mars, and Korea and Vietnam, become a leading mayoral candidate in a leading city? The answer is that like Joe Biden she’s been around a long time. And an idiot who spends enough time in Congress is going places.
Jackson Lee’s bid is short on details but emphasizes that she is “serving her thirteenth term as the representative for Texas’ 18th Congressional District.” And, much like whether astronauts landed on Mars or whether there are two Vietnams, there’s no arguing with that.
Unable to come up with a coherent platform, Jackson Lee has settled for calling her Democrat opponent, John Whitmire, who leads her by 2%,, of being a MAGA Trump supporter.
How dumb do you have to be to believe that? Almost as dumb as Rep. Jackson Lee.
“I stand here as a freed slave,” Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee once claimed. But standing behind Jackson Lee’s bid to run the country’s fourth largest city (further) into the ground are Rep. Nancy Pelosi, who claimed that the congresswoman “has achieved a remarkable legislative record in the Congress” and Beto O’Rourke who cheered that, “I had the pleasure of working with Sheila Jackson Lee for 6 years in Congress. In that time, I didn’t meet a single member who worked harder.” Considering O’Rourke’s notorious laziness, that may be true.
You can’t blame Pelosi for wanting Jackson Lee to go to Houston and leave D.C. Jackson Lee does work hard at elbowing into the aisle at every State of the Union address, but the only remarkable thing about her record is her idiocy and her ethical violations. That and her legislative achievement of sponsoring a resolution to honor the legacy of a child molester.
Jackson Lee’s talent for idiocy and ethical violations came together when she appeared on CNN and declared, “I happen to represent Enron”. This was a little too on the money even for her.
Rep. Jackson Lee is currently promising that, “my extensive relationships in corporate America and my relationships worldwide with foreign governments will play a significant role in luring new investments into the city of Houston.” Which foreign governments would those be?
In 2016, Jackson Lee visited Cuba and was hosted at Havana’s Palace of the Revolution by Raul Castro. In 2021, she attended an event at the Chinese Communist consulate in Houston, which was the epicenter of a spy operation, to commemorate 50 years of diplomacy. Jackson Lee isn’t capable of luring a mouse with cheese, but foreign governments won’t have much trouble luring her, especially not considering the class of intellect they have to deal with.
Whatever foreign governments may be supporting her, her more public backers include Emily’s List, which really doesn’t have a choice since her opponent is a man and it never endorses men, the Houston LGBTQ Political Caucus and the Houston Black Firefighters Association. There’s no word on whom the black lesbian firefighters are supporting.
And the talent behind the scenes of the campaign is even worse than the endorsers.
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee’s campaign is as inept as she is and its media section consists of an internal campaign messaging document advising that, “Democratic Hispanic voters – especially women and blue-collar Hispanic voters – need to see on the go contrasts around education” and that “independent women under age 60 need to read or see on the go reinforcement of the abortion contrast.”
A media section is supposed to contain press releases, not accidentally leaked campaign documents, but expectations of the campaign are so low that nobody even noticed.
And if you doubt that Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee can give Kamala Harris a run for her money in sheer inanity, when asked what her favorite place in Houston is, she replied, “I love the uniqueness of our neighborhoods throughout Houston and how each is so full of vitality and life. We must continue to build new neighborhoods and rebuild our older neighborhoods so everyone can live the American dream. They are what makes Houston ‘Pop!'”
What makes Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee ‘pop’? “I have never accepted NO as the answer for solutions. I ask WHY NOT,” she declared. That may also explain her decision to run for mayor.
Jackson Lee’s brain is always popping, but it’s not her fault. Stupidity, unlike her racism or shoddy ethics, is not her fault. But her party allowed her to nest in the House, gather seniority, move up through committees and is now supportive of a mayoral bid for a major city. In 2019, she had to step down from House leadership positions after she was accused of retaliating against an employee who had been raped, but that was quickly forgotten.
No matter what stupid, horrible or racist things she does, her career moves forward. There has never been any accountability and now she may be in a position to do real damage.
“Stay tuned, Houston will hear from Sheila!!” the campaign has warned.
Before long, Houston may end up hearing from Sheila all the time.