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Wilson shout could reverberate next November

September 21st, 2009 . by TexasFred

Wilson shout could reverberate next November

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – Rep. Joe Wilson may have shouted his way into the toughest election fight of his life.

Just ask former Sen. George Allen of Virginia, a conservative darling who suffered a surprise defeat in 2006 after calling an Indian-American campaign worker “macaca” – an ethnic slur in some countries. Or Rep. Cynthia McKinney of Georgia, who was tossed out of office the same year after striking a police officer who tried to make her show identification before entering the Capitol complex.

Voters often frown on rude conduct, and Democrats would like nothing more to have Wilson’s scalp in 2010 – not just to win another seat, but to hold up the victory as evidence that even the conservative South rejects the town-hall style vitriol that President Barack Obama is facing.

Of course, a decisive Wilson victory could also show the opposite: that voters in this South Carolina district are angry over Obama’s policies and support Wilson’s message, if not his style.

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“Voters often frown on rude conduct”? Well, yes, I can understand that, but when did telling the truth become rude conduct? The truth is just that, TRUTH, no matter who speaks it, no matter where it’s spoken. The truth WILL stand the light of day.

Personally, I had NO problem with Wilson shouting “You LIE!” during the address being given by Barack Hussein Obama. It had to be said. Wilson had the courage to say it too, loud and clear. I don’t think what he said on the floor of Congress will reverberate nearly as loud, or as long, as the almost immediate rush to apology he made within minutes of speaking the TRUTH!

“It’s actually boosted Joe’s popularity among folks who agree with him,” said Danielle Vinson, a political scientist at Furman University. But Vinson said it could cause problems for Wilson with voters who are transplants to South Carolina.

“This particularly will stick in their minds because they’re still talking to friends and family who live elsewhere, and for them, this has been an embarrassment,” she said.

I can’t speak for the good folks of South Carolina, but as for me, when Wilson made his opinion clear to all, on national TV, during a presidential address being seen world wide, my heart swelled with pride. I know that many others felt the same way. A REAL American patriot, a man in Congress that wasn’t afraid to stand and say exactly what was on his mind, the simple truth.

What true Conservatives aren’t too happy about is the apology.

Yes, he DID apologize, once, and I totally disagreed with that apology. NEVER apologize for telling the truth. Never allow the cowards that won’t stand and tell the truth to place peer pressure on you or to bend you to their will.

Many wanted Wilson to apologize again, to grovel, to beg for forgiveness, to kiss the ass of Obama and Company. Wilson did NOT stoop to those depths. That was a good thing, but the 1st apology was all the Dems needed. Wilson showed the Dems a side of himself that was willing to back down if you will.

No matter how hard a stance Wilson takes now, he will always be remembered as the guy that spoke the truth and then apologized for doing it.

About a quarter of Wilson’s constituents are African-Americans, a voting bloc that has overwhelmingly supported Obama and is not likely to approve of his insult.

Insult? Insult you say? Telling the truth isn’t an insult, it is enlightening, it is refreshing, it is what this nation needs more than anything else, honest men and women, unafraid, standing their ground and speaking the truth LOUDLY!

And again I am going to anger the politically correct of America. About a quarter of Wilson’s constituents are African-Americans? OK, which is it? Are they Africans or are they Americans? Because there is one thing I am totally convinced of, they can’t be both.

I suppose that with all the hoopla concerning Obama being Kenyan born, and a poser that has no business in the White House, that may be all the reason these people need to vote FOR Obama and to express their African side, but dual citizens aren’t allowed to vote any more than a non-citizen is allowed to be POTUS. Ooops. :?

If the Black voters of South Carolina can’t see this for what it is, they will vote a Democrat into office I suppose. That’s OK, the Dems have been raping the Black population for a couple of hundred years now. Why should Black voters in South Carolina wake up and smell the roses now?

A little-known backbencher until recently, Wilson has generally had an easy time winning re-election. But there was evidence that he might be a rare Southern Republican vulnerable to defeat even before he became a household name for yelling “You lie” during the president’s speech to Congress about health care reform.

Wilson is in for a fight this time around. For some, the “You LIE” thing will bring Wilson votes. With others, it will cost him votes. His refusal to grovel will make some consider him as a real prime example of conservatism. And then many like me will think about the 1st apology, and how fast it was given, and the lack of fortitude that apology represents!

Had Joe Wilson made his statement, and stood beside his words, proud and unapologetic, I would be inclined to think that we had a great Conservative leader on the horizon. But, that was BEFORE the apology…

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9 Responses to “Wilson shout could reverberate next November”

  1. comment number 1 by: cary - Botan Ichihara

    IMHO, the only apology he should have made was for breaking Congressional protocol. Certainly not for telling the truth. But then, standing Os and cheering and booing is allowed, why not the verbalization of the truth?

  2. comment number 2 by: TexasFred

    Cary… Exactly!!

  3. comment number 3 by: Katie

    What we should see next Nov. 2nd is the anger of the American people directed at the Donkeycrats. They have more to worry about than Wilson.

  4. comment number 4 by: Longstreet

    Joe should NEVER have apologized! PERIOD!


  5. comment number 5 by: TexasFred

    Longstreet, my point exactly…

    I personally, will NEVER apologize for speaking the truth, if the TRUTH is offensive, then I am going to offend many I fear…

    And that’s fine by me! :D

  6. comment number 6 by: Vigilante

    Yeah Fred. as a rallying cry we could have right along side of..Remember the Alamo!!!!
    We could have the… Remember the Wilson!!!
    Might not be the same but it’d be better I think than
    “F**K the liberal pukes throw’em out!!!” LOL
    On second thought, I think I like the second choice best. Why should we treat scum politely? Throw the communist bastards out. All seriousness though, I think that America will come crashing down on this bunch of liberal bastards in 2010/2012 and it’ll be a long long time before they see daylight again. I also think we could see another black president in the near future but he won’t be anything at all like this fakeass we got now. That’s my story and Imma stickin to it.

  7. comment number 7 by: Bluebonnet Sue

    I agree with Cary and Fred.

    I believe Joe Wilson apologized to the President because he realized he had broken the rules of the House of which he is a member. “Club Members” are supposed to abide by the rules you know. Perhaps he should have apologized to “The Club” since it was their rules he violated, but I’m VERY glad he did not!


    This is from the Constitution regarding the Senate and the House of Representatives:

    “Each House may determine the Rules of its Proceedings, punish its Members for disorderly Behavior, and, with the Concurrence of two-thirds, expel a Member.”

    This is regarding House Rules:

    “The precedents of the House allow a wide latitude in criticism of the President, other executive officials, and the government itself. However, it is not permissible to use language that is personally offensive to the President, such as referring to him as a “hypocrite” or a “liar.” Similarly, it is not in order to refer to the President as “intellectually dishonest” or an action taken by the President as “cowardly.” References to the Vice President, in spite of his role as President of the Senate, are measured against the standard used for the President rather than prior standards used to govern the Senate.”

    Check out this link to see how ‘business’ is conducted in other countries…Lou Dobbs reporting. Maybe the U.S. House of Reps. should lighten up. :-)

  8. comment number 8 by: Silver Fox

    If nothing changes Joe Wilson will win re-election easily. Most conservatives in S.C. love him.

  9. comment number 9 by: Patrick Sperry

    Getting hammered by the left, and the MSM for speaking the truth is the norm. Go figure!