Sheila Jackson Lee beclowns herself on the Ohio State terror attack
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.