Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL) has demonstrated that she has become Shirley McLoon* of the Tiny Toon Adventures cartoon (a.k.a. Looney Toons: The Next Generation).
What else would explain the following statements made by Wilson?
Let us all remember who the real enemy is. The real enemy is the Tea Party — the Tea Party holds the Congress hostage. They have one goal in mind, and that’s to make President Obama a one-term president.**
Somehow Wilson has missed the fact that Tea Party members are willing to use primaries to get rid of Republican incumbents. The Tea Party movement isn’t about who sits in the Oval Office. It’s about removing blank checks from the hands of politicians, no matter what political party they may be members of. Apparently Wilson is one of those politicians who wants to keep getting blank checks.
When you look at African American males, 40% of them are unemployed, those under 30 years of age. I understand exactly the entire nation must be involved in this recovery but the black community is experiencing a great recession. That’s what we’re experiencing.
And all of the growth in the past 30 years, we see it slipping away. From home ownership, the middle class; it’s slipping away from our hands. And it has a lot to do with many issues. Racism, shipping jobs overseas, access — no access to technology. You know, the digital divide is there and many of the new jobs that’s what it requires. So, we have a problem.***
African Americans have no access to technology? Since when? And what is Wilson’s evidence that the worsening condition of African Americans is due to racism? What century is Wilson living in?
Hopefully one day the voters in Wilson’s district will add her to the unemployment statistics, causing Wilson to say . . .
*The executive producer of Tiny Toon Adventures is Steven Spielberg. He named the character Shirley McLoon after actress Shirley MacLaine, whom Spielberg considers to be a lunatic.