Black Congresswoman 'Takes A Knee' On House Floor... Because "Trump's A Racist"

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Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee kneeled during a speech on the House floor Monday as a show of support for NFL players who demonstrated this weekend against President Trump.

As The Daily Caller reports, Jackson Lee said during remarks on the House floor...

“There is no basis in the First Amendment that says that you cannot kneel before the national anthem or in front of the flag,”

Jackson Lee, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, took issue with a speech Trump gave on Friday in which he called on NFL owners to fire players who refused to stand for the national anthem.

Jackson Lee claimed that the “son of a bitch” remark was a racist comment by Trump.

“There is no regulation that says that these young men cannot stand against the dishonoring of their mothers by you calling them ‘fire the son of a b.’ You tell me which of those children’s mothers is a son of a b. That is racism. You cannot deny it. You cannot run for it, and I kneel in honor of them,” Jackson Lee said.

And in case you wondered why she specifically decided to 'take a knee' during her House Floor speech, this is what she said...

"...I kneel because I’m going to stand against racism. I kneel because I will stand with those young men, and I’ll stand with our soldiers. And I’ll stand with America, because I kneel..."

Clear enough?

Jackson Lee was not alone in her disdain as The Hill reports a second House Democrat kneeled on the House floor on Tuesday to show support for NFL players protesting police brutality.

Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) took a knee behind his podium at the end of a floor speech denouncing President Trump’s attacks on athletes who have been kneeling during the national anthem to draw attention to law enforcement’s treatment of African Americans.

“I think today, taking a knee is becoming a broader sign of patriotism and respect for our country,” Pocan said.

Moments later on the House floor, Rep. Alex Mooney (R-W.Va.) defended Trump for calling on NFL players to stand during the national anthem.

“The president is right to publicly object to this disrespect to our flag and nation,” Mooney said.

 

“While we can disagree on politics and policies, we should not denigrate our flag in our national anthem.”

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich went a little further than most, claiming on ESPN2’s “The Paul Finebaum Show” Monday that “people have to be made to feel uncomfortable,” specifically singling out white people.

“If you read some of the recent literature, you’ll realize there really is no such thing as whiteness, but we kind of made that up. That’s not my original thought, but it’s true,” Popovich said.

 

He added, “Because you were born white, you have advantages that are systemically, culturally, psychologically there. And they have been built up and cemented for hundreds of years. But many people can’t look at it. It’s too difficult.”

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DeeZ_nutZ's picture

America is heading for a Big Ass Civil War, bitchez!

InjectTheVenom's picture

hey Sheila...

(and Greg Popovich)...

GFY.

greenskeeper carl's picture

When i saw this headline, I figured it had to be maxine waters. Damn, I was wrong. Oh well, this dumbass would have been my second guess.

knukles's picture

The Conspiracy to Overthrow stands with America.
War is peace, etc.

 

ParkAveFlasher's picture

In her defense, she seems tougher than Kaepernick.

TeamDepends's picture

It should surprise no one that the generals who were fired by Obongodinga were replaced by commies. This guy needs a serious "talking to".http://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/news/u-s-national-news/1320-us-a...

Shitonya Serfs's picture

Guess the Lib/commies did finally remove the distraction: Who's playing football today?

Now, if only people start rubbing the fog from their eyes and see what's really going on around them. Have doubts though.

Not My Real Name's picture

Sheila Jackson Lee: the biggest moron in Congress. She actually thought US astronauts walked on Mars.

Manthong's picture

 

There is nothing wrong with that.

Congress is an appropriate venue for a representative to reasonably express his or her viewpoint.

She can grandstand all she wants there.

I still do not believe the workplace or a sports venue is an appropriate place for an employee or contractor to do political or social grandstanding.

But I see it as a low-information, privileged, affluent black woman demonstrating her racism and prejudice by virtue signaling what is in the end a false narrative of racial oppression.

The false narrative is designed to keep a divisive issue in the hands of minority leaders so that they have something outside of the mainstream that they can control.

They apparently are not willing or capable of shepherding their constituencies through and up the mainstream.

Regarding police violence, there are instances of police abuse but it is the exception, not the rule.

If police were allowed to do their job with appropriate force and not face the recriminations of the false narrative and virtue signalers, the crime and minority murder rate would plummet.

Regarding white supremacism…,

A minority person in this country is only limited by their intelligence, talent, ambition and perseverance.

If they had a case, this could not happen in America…

Case in point… Asians.

Case in point… Jews

Cases in point Clarence Thomas, Thomas Sowell, Walter Williams see this list of black entrepreneurs and

Dare I say Oprah, Montel, Bill Cosby, Will Smith, Halle Berry, Vanessa Williams, Stevie Wonder, Aretha, Rhihanna and the plethora of black entertainment millionaire entertainers?

Dare I say collegiate and professional sports?

Dare I Say Barak Obama and just about his whole administration?

How grit, determination, friends rescued one homeless teen

Yes there are pockets of racism and individuals who are supremacists but for the most part, oppression of blacks and minorities in the US is a FALSE NARRATIVE.

 

beemasters's picture

"I still do not believe the workplace or a sports venue for an employee or contractor to do political or social grandstanding."

What are you saying? Having National anthem there is already political cos you are expressing your political standing. It has nothing to do with the work or sports. Think about it. Really.

Billy the Poet's picture

“There is no basis in the First Amendment that says that you cannot kneel before the national anthem or in front of the flag,”

 

 

There is no basis in the First Amendment that says that you cannot call a Sheila Jackson Lee a jungle bunny.

 

Gaius Frakkin' Baltar's picture

Old cucky White men telling young White men they are so privileged, when these old cucky White men had it much better in their youth.

They didn't really think this through did they?

Billy the Poet's picture

“If you read some of the recent literature, you’ll realize there really is no such thing as whiteness, but we kind of made that up. That’s not my original thought, but it’s true,” Popovich said.

 

He added, “Because you were born white, you have advantages that are systemically, culturally, psychologically there. And they have been built up and cemented for hundreds of years. But many people can’t look at it. It’s too difficult.”

 

If there is no such thing as whiteness then how can there be such a thing as white privilege? Do these people ever listen to themselves?

Bay of Pigs's picture

Popovich is a fucking retard.

Oldwood's picture

He is a basettball coach. He knows EVERYTHING.

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

Are white people born racist, or are they born with privilege?  Or both?  Or neither?

Mr. Universe's picture

When is someone out there with a voice going to call a spade a spade? (darn was that racist?)  The whole kneeling was to bring attention to police violence against blacks. Any undue police violence is unforgivable for those in a position of public trust, but is it a significant problem? Compared to black on black violence in Chicago, Baltimore, St. Louis, Detroit etc...Hypocrites the whole lot of them.

Yog Soggoth's picture

You forgot that it is all because Trump's a racist for absolutely no reason except that he looks really white. Tebow was raised in other parts of the world and he is still more patriotic. Knees are for praying, not protesting  ...  tee hee.

SafelyGraze's picture

congressmen exercising 1st amendment right not to be coerced to demonstrate support for a song

dang

We Are All Libertarians Now

 

vato poco's picture

"Jackson Lee promised she would return to keep up her relentles pressure on the President. "an' tamarra, Ima bite the head off a live chicken!", she yelled, to the entirely imaginary cheers of her entirely imaginary throngs of supporters.

Implied Violins's picture

Afraid so. And to think I respected him as a coach.

I guess the world really DID end last weekend. Now I'm boycotting the NFL, NBA, and MLB. What the fuck am I going to do now while I'm drinking beer??

Yog Soggoth's picture

The possibilities really are endless, but take the governor off your riding lawnmower and install a dashcam postehaste, in case you run out of suds. Then post the results here.

PrintemDano's picture

NHL. Not a true DINDU in the whole league.

Withdrawn Sanction's picture

"White Privilege?"  

Hmmm, sounds like the bogus concept of collectie guilt.  Someone point to the specific act where I used my "privilege" to stop any person of color (or non-color) from obtaining a job, appointment, scholarship, apartment, entering a library, cracking a book, studying, working, etc.?   You cant, because I haven't.

Collective guilt is just a mask for naked bigotry

 

Lucretius's picture

Yawn, just another racist fucking nigger! Sorry, but that is how this poor assed white boy sees it. All these maggots see is racism, and all I want to do is work and treat people right, and hope for the same in return.

  Is MZ. Shaquiel Lee related to the civil war slave owner???? Opps, can't ask, because I'm white. Is MZ it angry just because IT is black/ medium brown/ late', or is it just because I'm white...ish?

Please take your divisive socialist bullshit, along with a truck load of Soros flavored syphilitic dicks and choke on them until death. Thank you, bitch.

ESaD!

L.

Ace Ventura's picture

That's the thing with this whole concept of 'white privilege'. You see, these parasitic race-hustling scumbags have come up with the con that you are BORN with this supposed 'privilege'. Thus, no specific acts of use on your part are required. You're guilty in advance simply because you were born white and are UNKOWNINGLY benefitting from your 'whiteness'. Quite the coup these virus-like degenerates have scored, is it not?

White conservative men are under continous assault, being aggressively boxed into a corner. History tells us that such actions will not end well for the aggressors.

 

beemasters's picture

Both are correct! The First Amendment should guarantee both. Now, how can anyone say it only applies to views which he/she agrees with?

Billy the Poet's picture

One can comply with the first amendment and still drive away customers by insulting them. Not sure why anyone would want to do that. Have you tried it?

beemasters's picture

Are you saying NFL/NBA shouldn't drive away all their customers??? Still, it's their prerogative. Who are we to say they can't do it?? And why all the fuss only after Trump tweeted? Did you guys have no balls to protest/boycott without a dotard leading you?

Stinkytofu's picture

silly bee!  first amendment no apply in private employment situations!

William Finn's picture

A guy in my office today was late with FINRA paperwork and avoided a fine because our office manager took care of it for him.

 

He hugged her and said, "I love you more than black on black crime."

 

 

FreeNewEnergy's picture

Meybe there's nothing in the first amendment, but maybe Sheila (Andrew) Jackson (Robert E.) Lee should acquaint herself with the US Code. To wit:

(a)Designation.—
The composition consisting of the words and music known as the Star-Spangled Banner is the national anthem. (b)Conduct During Playing.—During a rendition of the national anthem—
(1)when the flag is displayed—
(A)
individuals in uniform should give the military salute at the first note of the anthem and maintain that position until the last note; (B)
members of the Armed Forces and veterans who are present but not in uniform may render the military salute in the manner provided for individuals in uniform; and (C)
all other persons present should face the flag and stand at attention with their right hand over the heart, and men not in uniform, if applicable, should remove their headdress with their right hand and hold it at the left shoulder, the hand being over the heart; and (2)
when the flag is not displayed, all present should face toward the music and act in the same manner they would if the flag were displayed. LINK: https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/36/301
Stinkytofu's picture

"There is no basis in the First Amendment that says that you cannot kneel before the national anthem..."

 

but there is a rule in the NFL players/employees rulebook that sez the entire team

must stand for the national anthem.

 

don't like it?  change the rule.

 

just don't enforce all the piddly rules for tiny infractions (like taking a knee for god!) and give others

a pass cause it be rayciss and shit.

chunga's picture

When Pence got heckled at the "Hamilton" play he handled it a lot better than Trump on both this and that.

Gaius Frakkin' Baltar's picture

He handled it like a cuck coward.

Mustafa Kemal's picture

"He handled it like a cuck coward."

Really, what would you have done?


Billy the Poet's picture

I'm getting the impression that you never understood Trump. I knew he was a jackass who would stir the pot and so I voted for him. I was pleasantly surprised that he did make a few good policy decisions along the way.

You expect way too much from Trump and I can't understand how you failed to get him in the first place. Not my down vote, of course.

 

chunga's picture

Nope, never watched his game show and still don't understand him. I know a lot more about Honest Hill'rey and that was the extent of my support for this guy. He wasn't her.

I've itemized the things he's done/not done compared to what he said he'd do/not do in the past 8 months, aside from the grand-standing on the national anthem, and I don't like much of any of it. I'm very comfortable going against the grain with the wild approval, on ZH at least, of what he's doing now. Actually, I'm less going against the grain than simply just don't care about this and find it annoying. It's distraction circus nonsense as far as I'm concerned.

Billy the Poet's picture

I never watched his show either and was a staunch Never Trumper in this forum. But then I warmed up to his buffoonery and not-Hillaryness.

Still we got:

 

End to TPP

No more trannies in school rest rooms

A constitutional conservative on SCOTUS

End to Paris Accord

Some kind of understanding between Trump and Putin in Syria

 

 

I like the current brouhaha because it is a counter-attack against celebrities and corporate media who try to push their globalist, social Marxist agenda down our throats. Just join with the flag wavers and lay into these guys with the intention of teaching them a lesson about insulting folk's intelligence and their values. Or not. Your choice.

chunga's picture

I really hope you're right. I haven't junked anybody fwiw...if I junk I usually say something as to why.

Dancing Disraeli's picture

The reason the commie leftists have succeeded in destroying much of our culture is because they haven't had anyone with power forcefully oppose them, refute their foolishness, and ATTACK them back, all in a very public way.  Leftists are like spoiled children who are never told 'no.'  Trump is getting in their lib-grills and saying NO, forcefully, while at the same time kicking Overton's Window to the right.

This will pay dividends down the road.

El Oregonian's picture

LOL, Sheila has been taking to her knees for a long time, especially when it comes to her white master George Soros.

FreeNewEnergy's picture

It's "massa," not "master."

fify

Manthong's picture

 

We are supposed to be Americans and the National Anthem at a large gathering of Americans is an appropriate thing.

It is not necessary but it is appropriate.

A salute to the President or to the Pope is not.

Nationalism and commonality of values is a good thing.

It worked pretty well for the country until the leftists and black racists started to gain influence on an increasingly dumbed down population.

Walter Williams has just pointed out with evidence that a large percentage of college freshmen have an eighth grade education.

Keep in mind most of these NFL players are products of the cultural Marxist universities.

It is almost understandable that they buy into the false racial narrative.

But they are adults now, making a ton of money and out in the real world.

When the revenue of their organizations and sponsors inevitably decline, they might be up to challenging the false narrative.

 

The black American family was still largely intact until LBJ’s Marxist “War on Poverty” eliminated the need for men to be fathers and let them squirrel out and become gang bangers and drug dealers.

Nationalism and the National Anthem build social cohesion because it reminds everyone that the two competing sides and fans that although competitors (sometimes fierce), they are all united in a common heritage and tradition.

..except the guys on their knees.

America is not China, Cuba or Turkey.

That Anthem should make you proud, not skeptical.

 

Things that go bump's picture

Actually, I don't believe this "taking the knee," thing has been properly thought out. Historically, people kneel before God, their sovereign or their feudal lord, and the message it sends is one of obeisence and submission, which is not at all what I think is intended here. 

Withdrawn Sanction's picture

Exactly.  The only thing that would be more subservient would be for them to rivet chains around their necks.  

After all, the chains that bind best are those you install on yourself.  

I kneal because I stand...absolute perfection.