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Is opposition to 1.6 trillion dollar deficits rooted in racism?

Consider this video of Democrat Sheila Jackson Lee.

Fox News explains. (H/T The Other McCain)

Excerpt:

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, suggested during a House floor speech Friday that raising the debt ceiling was being held up by members of Congress because President Obama is black.

“Only this president–only this one–only this one has received the kind of attacks and disagreements and inability to work,” she said. “Only this one. Read between the lines.”

“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.

A member of the Congressional Black Caucus, Jackson Lee said the debt limit was raised many times under previous Democratic and Republican presidents. “In the minority community that is the question that is being raised. Why is this president being treated so disrespectfully?”

[…]Towards the end of her speech, Jackson Lee said she hoped that race was not getting in the way of solving the debt crisis.

“I cannot imagine coming this far in my life, that of my children’s life and that of others to come to a point where we would use the uniqueness and the difference of this president to treat him differently. If that is not getting in our way, then there’s no reason why we can’t come together and solve this problem,” she said.

Stacy McCain points out that Sheila Jackson-Lee voted against the debt ceiling increase when George W. Bush was President:

To the sin of racial demagoguery, Jackson-Lee adds also blatant hypocrisy because (as Don Surber reminds usshe voted against raising the debt ceiling when Bush was president. And y’know who else voted against raising the debt ceiling during the Bush administration?

If it’s racism to vote against debt ceiling increases, then that makes Sheila Jackson-Lee a racist. Actually, making distinctions about race at all is racist. Which means that the people on the left who keep making these distinctions are racists. The left is obsessed with dividing people along racial lines.

Do Democrats think that voters have a right to dissent from their policies?

A round up of Obamacare stories from all the best conservative web sites.

What do Democrats think of voters who dissent from their socialist policies?

Democrats Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer say that some people who oppose Obamacare are un-American.

Democrat Baron Hill says that some people who oppose Obamacare are political terrorists.

Democrat John Dingell says that his critics are “infiltrators” and compares them to the KKK. (H/T Hot Air)

And how do Democrats respond to these benighted miscreants?

Democrats admit that they are storing the e-mails of Obamacare critics. (H/T Hot Air)

Democrat Sheila Jackson-Lee takes a cell phone call during a constituent’s question. (H/T Michelle Malkin, The Spectator via ECM)

This video from the Heritage Foundation.

Democrats bus in supporters to town halls who are fast-tracked into the auditorium. (H/T Hot Air)

Obama holds a staged townhall with questions from Democrats and their children. (H/T Michelle Malkin)

But is Obama really in favor of government-controlled health care?

It depends on whether you believe Obama… or Obama!

The Heritage Foundation has a thorough fact check of Obama’s latest kabuki theater event.

Further study

Learn more about health care with my previous posts on health care: