Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee's Personal Brand of Revisionist History

Meredith Jessup

7/16/2010 12:09:53 AM - Meredith Jessup
Here's an interesting history lesson from a U.S. member of Congress--Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee, D-Texas.  Not only does she think we won the war in Vietnam, but she's apparently under the impression that the country is still divided along the 17th parallel:


Video H/T: Moe Lane

That kind of history can't even be classified as "revisionist," it's just plain idiotic. 

And just when you didn't think it could get any worse, Congresswoman Jackson-Lee continues to amaze.  This week, she told the NAACP:
And I thank you professor very much. I’m going to be engaging you with those very powerful numbers that you have offered on what the tea party recognizes, uh, or is recognized as. Might I add my own P.S.? All those who wore sheets a long time ago have now lifted them off and started wearing [applause], uh, clothing, uh, with a name, say, I am part of the tea party. Don’t you be fooled. [voices: "That's right.", applause] Those who used to wear sheets are now being able to walk down the aisle and speak as a patriot because you will not speak loudly about the lack of integrity of this movement. Don’t let anybody tell you that those who spit on us as we were walking to vote on a health care bill for all of America or those who said Congresswoman Jackson-Lee’s braids were too tight in her hair had anything to do with justice and equality and empowerment of the American people. Don’t let them fool you on that [applause]…. (H/T Gateway Pundit)
Yes, the Klan removed their "sheets" and Sheila Jackson-Lee was SO outraged, she decided to run for public office... on their party's ticket