Every Democrat Senator Voted Against Raising Debt Ceiling – 2006: Because G.W. Bush Was White?

The Greatest Democrat Embarrassment, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), believes Republicans are against raising the debt ceiling because Barack Obama is Black. So what does that say about every single Democrat voting against raising the debt ceiling in 2006 when G. W. Bush occupied the Oval? See the video below.

Sheila Jackson Lee

Only this president…only this one…only this one…read between the lines…what is different about this one that should put him in a position that he should not receive the same kind of respectful treatment…yada…yada…when it is necessary to pay our bills…I do not understand what I think is the maligning and maliciousness of this president. Why is he different, and in my community that is the question that we raise…in the minority community that is the question being raised…why has the debt limit been raised 60 times…


H.J. Res. 47 [10th]: Debt LimitGrouped By Vote Position

YEAs —52
Alexander (R-TN)
Allard (R-CO)
Allen (R-VA)
Bennett (R-UT)
Bond (R-MO)
Brownback (R-KS)
Bunning (R-KY)
Burr (R-NC)
Chafee (R-RI)
Chambliss (R-GA)
Cochran (R-MS)
Coleman (R-MN)
Collins (R-ME)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Craig (R-ID)
Crapo (R-ID)
DeMint (R-SC)
DeWine (R-OH)
Dole (R-NC)
Domenici (R-NM)
Enzi (R-WY)
Frist (R-TN)
Graham (R-SC)
Grassley (R-IA)
Gregg (R-NH)
Hagel (R-NE)
Hatch (R-UT)
Hutchison (R-TX)
Inhofe (R-OK)
Isakson (R-GA)
Kyl (R-AZ)
Lott (R-MS)
Lugar (R-IN)
Martinez (R-FL)
McCain (R-AZ)
McConnell (R-KY)
Murkowski (R-AK)
Roberts (R-KS)
Santorum (R-PA)
Sessions (R-AL)
Shelby (R-AL)
Smith (R-OR)
Snowe (R-ME)
Specter (R-PA)
Stevens (R-AK)
Sununu (R-NH)
Talent (R-MO)
Thomas (R-WY)
Thune (R-SD)
Vitter (R-LA)
Voinovich (R-OH)
Warner (R-VA)
NAYs —48
Akaka (D-HI)
Baucus (D-MT)
Bayh (D-IN)
Biden (D-DE)
Bingaman (D-NM)
Boxer (D-CA)
Burns (R-MT)
Byrd (D-WV)
Cantwell (D-WA)
Carper (D-DE)
Clinton (D-NY)
Coburn (R-OK)
Conrad (D-ND)
Dayton (D-MN)
Dodd (D-CT)
Dorgan (D-ND)
Durbin (D-IL)
Ensign (R-NV)
Feingold (D-WI)
Feinstein (D-CA)
Harkin (D-IA)
Inouye (D-HI)
Jeffords (I-VT)
Johnson (D-SD)
Kennedy (D-MA)
Kerry (D-MA)
Kohl (D-WI)
Landrieu (D-LA)
Lautenberg (D-NJ)
Leahy (D-VT)
Levin (D-MI)
Lieberman (D-CT)
Lincoln (D-AR)
Menendez (D-NJ)
Mikulski (D-MD)
Murray (D-WA)
Nelson (D-FL)
Nelson (D-NE)
Obama (D-IL)
Pryor (D-AR)
Reed (D-RI)
Reid (D-NV)
Rockefeller (D-WV)
Salazar (D-CO)
Sarbanes (D-MD)
Schumer (D-NY)
Stabenow (D-MI)
Wyden (D-OR)

Christian Hartsock at Big Government has more on the colorful Sheila Jackson Lee.

Sheila Jackson Lee doing what she does – playing the race card (video)

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  • Great post, Maggie. Ain’t it funny how the real racists these days are the ones that always pull the race card on everyone else?

    • Thanks Bob. The Black Congressional Caucus is a huge problem. There isn’t a one of them that doesn’t harbor bad will toward their fellow man if they are not Black and Progressive or Libera.

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  • It’s the cookie jar syndrome. When your caught in the cookie jar, you blame your sibling.. If they’re blaming the Republicans, it’s because, it’s what they’re doing. Use that in every analogy.. and you come up with what the Democrats are doing. If they say the Republicans are trying to hurt granny, it’s actually the Democrats who stop cancer treatment for those 75 and above. If they say the Republicans are racists, it’s because they see race in everything. Who else points out a persons color of lineage? Only the Democrats.

    • David, you’re right. The Black Congressional Caucus was likely formed to claim racism any time they don’t like something. Being opposite Republicans/Conservatives is one thing, claiming racism all the time is another.

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  • She is nothing but a socialist race-bating piece of trash, and that’s the nice way of putting it.

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  • Phil

    Those who would use the race card, the real racists in the conversation, consign themselves to a form of slavery. Not in the physical ownership sense to be sure but in their hearts and minds they become slaves to the accused. In a perverse act of free will they relinquish their intellectual freedom and their agenda to the accused who then “own” them. Sadly, the accusers take themselves out of the conversation when “racist” is all they have to offer. What a waste.

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  • wordscolliding

    …and every single Republican voted FOR it in 2006. You’re right that it’s a stupid argument that it’s based on racism. However, the Tea Party Conservatives are 100% equally hypocritical on this issue.

    Actually, let me make an argument that the Tea Party is MORE hypocritical: Conservatives during the Bush Administration fudged the accounting: spending on two wars was not counted into the budget. And I’ll never forget Tom DeLay’s hijinx getting Medicare Part D passed… also UNFUNDED. The Tea Party adores these guys.

    • How wrong you are. I’m a member of the Tea Party. We were the silent majority back then, during the Bush years and for many years before, not a party.. or a movement. What drove we silent people to the streets was the direction this administration was going.. down the road to socialism. I was never happy with many of the policies of Bush, but I’d take him over Obama any day, just wouldn’t be able to listen to him very long.. As far as the Republicans back then, I was livid with a lot that they did. We voted a lot of them out in 2008 if you remember, and then we put into office a huge number of conservatives in 2012, largest number in the history of this country. We still have the three Republicans and 3 Democrats, who will possibly upset the direction we, in the Tea Party want to go. A more responsible government and a more fiscally responsible one as well. Your grasp on the past and current events is a bit skewed.

      • kevin mitchell

        It is in your nature to listen to George Bush like him or not. Its not in your nature to listen to the one that has been taking orders ,but now talking as the leader.

    • One more thing.. We still have the same Republican leadership in office, unfortunately, as back in the Bush years and they are the ones running things, not the Tea Party… yet…. If Allan West was in charge, Obama and the Democrats would be put into their place. But we still have leadership in the Republican Party, who just want to make a deal. Who are easily manipulated by their wanting to be loved by the press and the opposing party. They make me sick.

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