From: americanthinker.com, by Thomas Lifson, on Nov 29, 2016
Texas Democrat Representative Sheila Jackson Lee has a lot of fixed ideas, and she manages to fit news events into a framework that reinforces her politics. As a left-wing Democrat and member of the Congressional Black Caucus, she cleaves to certain givens that must not be contradicted.
Thus, when a Somali “refugee” decided to maim or kill as many Americans as he could by driving his car into a crowd, following the instructions ISIS recently gave to Muslims seeking vengeance, Representative Lee followed the ready – fire – aim protocol of the stupid, issuing this tweet:
Taken literally, the hero of the incident, Ohio State University police officer Alan Horujko is guilty of a “senseless shooting.”
It is possible that Representative Lee thinks that any use of firearms by a police officer is “senseless.” And Officer Horujko is really, really white, isn’t he? He shot a Muslim, so in some circles that could be regarded as “senseless.”
But I suspect that Rep. Lee appreciates the firearms carried by the Capitol Police, who guard her serene highness.
My guess is that the representative of Texas’s 18th District was just sloppy and assumed that any attack involves a shooter. After all, guns are the root of violence in the Democrats’ worldview.
The other mistake Rep. Lee made is immediately clear to any fan of college football. The Ohio State University is very proud of the definite article in its name. Hence, its players identify themselves emphatically as playing for The Ohio State University.
Rep. Lee, obviously embarrassed, has deleted the tweet from her Twitter account.
Unfortunately, there’s no cure for stupid.
We Texans are a proud lot. We have much to be proud of and have been known to occasionally boast about how things are “bigger in Texas.” In fact, we’ve been known to boast about many things in Texas. Unfortunately, Rep. Shelia Jackson Lee isn’t one of them. Rep. Lee, a democrat, (surprise, surprise!) has been in Congress for 21 years (a strong argument for term limits) and her 18th Congressional District includes most of inner-city Houston. Fully 70% of her district’s constituents are minorities and she’s won each of the last several elections with about 70% of the votes – of course, that could just be a coincidence …
Here is a Fox News account of that “senseless shooting” that Rep. Lee referred to: “An Ohio State police officer was being hailed a hero for his quick reaction after killing a man a minute after he drove his car into a crowd and then stabbed multiple people Monday. Horujko ordered the attacker, later identified as Abdul Razak Ali Artan, to drop the butcher’s knife and then shot him when he didn’t obey the command, university president Michael Drake said.”
Lucky for Rep. Lee, in politics stupidity, is not a handicap.