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Sheila Jackson Lee goes all Democrat, implies Republicans are racist in debt ceiling negotiations

Because President Obama is half-black of course and perhaps, they know they are losing the argument:

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) used the race card this afternoon to assess blame in the debt ceiling fight. Jackson Lee, a black Congresswoman, believes the disagreement over raising the debt ceiling is because of President Obama’s race.

“I am particularly sensitive to the fact that only this president, only this president, only this one has received the kind attacks and disagreements and inability to work. Only this one,” Jackson Lee said on the House floor this afternoon.

“Read between the lines.”

Raising taxes and race-baiting.  Apparently there’s nothing else Democrats are good for and nothing else they can bring to the table in this debt ceiling debate.  Is anyone really surprised?

UPDATE.  In rushing to get this post up yesterday, I didn’t include the key portion of Jackson-Lee’s floor speech.  Here is the key bit from a Fox News piece:

“What is different about this president that should put him in a position that he should not receive the same kind of respectful treatment of when it is necessary to raise the debt limit in order to pay our bills?” she added. . . .

“In the minority community that is the question that is being raised. Why is this president being treated so disrespectfully?”

[Hat Tip:  Stacy McCain]

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