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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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Wilson shout could reverberate next November

“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.

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