Wednesday, September 09, 2009

We understand, Joe

Unless you have been under a rock this evening, you know that Congressman Joe Wilson of South Carolina shouted out "you lie" to the President of the United States.

Wilson has apologized for his lack of civility. But, his frustrations are understandable. The President papered over big issues in health care and basically sung the praises of various Democratic bills in the Congress. If the President of the United States gives a partisan stump speech to Congress, he and his should not be surprised to get a partisan reaction. That, folks, is politics.

What is not understandable is how some Republicans are turning on Wilson. John McCain condemned the remarks of the man who campaigned for him, and was quickly followed by his buddy Lindsey Graham. Then, Will Folks over at the FITS News for Now blog dubbed Joe Wilson a RINO in his criticism.

Joe Wilson, Mr. Republican, a RINO? Wow. Joe Wilson, like him or not, has one of the most conservative voting records in the United States Congress. If Wilson is a Republican in Name Only, then, frankly, there are no Republicans.

Such is politics. There is nothing like kicking a man when he is down to get a little media cred for some. Well, VUI won't do that. Wilson lost his cool. That was wrong. But, he apologized.

As for those who talk about decorum, well, where were they when President Bush was booed by Democrats during one of this speeches to the Congress? If those political thin skins think Wilson was rowdy, they ought to check out the British House of Commons during Prime Minister's Question Time. (Of course, the British Parliament does sit quietly during the Queen's speech, but are we to compare our President to royalty?)

Further, Joe Wilson has served South Carolina with honor in the United States House of Representatives and has worked tirelessly to promote the Republican Party. VUI offers Congressman Wilson support and understands, that sometimes, a man can not sit and listen but to so much bull manure before he has to say something. VUI understands, Joe.





Now, for comparison is the British House of Commons during Question Time.

15 comments:

  1. My President should lock your cracker ass and Congressman Cracker's ass for this shit. You don't go calling MY President a liar, you racist cracker ass crackers.

    The man can not keep me down with my President in the so called White House.

    I am coming after your cracker ass.

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  2. Saluda DemcoratSeptember 10, 2009

    I wonder who had more to drink. Joe Wilson when he shouted out or you when you wrote this.

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  3. Give 'em Hell Joe!

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  4. Yo Obama Man, is a black man incapable of lying? Is it racist to call him on it when he does?

    You can't be racist towards the most powerful man on the planet.

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  5. McCarty, you are an idiot.

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  6. If Obama was lying, someone would call him on it, wait a minute....

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  7. Why is Joe Wilson a RINO? It is easy. Wilson will not defend our great Governor. Wilson is too busy handing out key chains and supporting Jakie KNotts. I don't care about his voting record. He is a RINO because he does not support the Governor and SCRG. Get it?

    You folks in Honea Path do speak English, right?

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  8. way to go Joe! You spoke for millions of us.

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  9. At least one person in Congress is man enough to speak what his constituents thinking. Way to go Joe.

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  10. Thank you Joe Wilson. Thank you.

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  11. Way to go Joe!

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  12. Thank God for the honesty of Joe Wilson.

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  13. I've yet to read anyone getting to the crux of this whole yelling thing. Is the President lying when he says illegal immigrants will not receive significant insurance coverage, or is Joe Wilson a rabble-rousing liar?

    Show us the proof guys.

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  14. Joe Wilson for President!

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  15. Joe's gotta goSeptember 11, 2009

    Joe Wilson is an embarrassment to South Carolina and Beaufort. Go Rob Miller! We need a Congressman who supports our wonderful President no matter what. Our President would never lie to us, but our racist Congressman would.

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