One minute white supremacist Repugnican U.S. Rep. Addison Graves (a.k.a. “Joe”) Wilson of first-to-secede, land-o’-Strom-Thurmond South Carolina is sorry that he interrupted President Barack Obama’s nationally televised address to Congress on health-care reform Wednesday night, and the next minute Wilson is acting as though he’d simply been appropriately exercising his right to free speech.
“On these issues I will not be muzzled. I will speak up and speak loudly against this risky [health-care] plan,” Wilson huffs and puffs in a stilted, deer-in-headlights video that he put on his website in which he martyrs himself.
It’s yet another fucking case of a fucking Repugnican claiming to be a poor victim — and trying to rewrite history.
Oh, sure, yeah, Wilson was just appropriately voicing his dissent on the issue of health-care reform by screaming “You lie!” during the president’s nationally televised address before Congress. Because that was the most appropriate forum for Wilson to voice his dissent on the matter. Surely. No doubt.
I mean, if a Democrat had done that to “President” George W. Bush, surely the Repugnicans would not have had a problem with it, being the free-speech lovers that they are. Never would a Repugnican “muzzle” a Democrat or other political opponent. Never.
Wilson is a racist asshole who needs to go down. I don’t know how safe he is in his congressional district, but thus far his 2010 Democratic opponent Rob Miller since Wednesday night has raised almost three quarters of a million dollars as I type this sentence. To my knowledge, Wilson’s fellow white supremacists thus far have been able to scrape together less than half of that since he made a national ass of himself on Wednesday night.
A nationwide attack on Wilson might be what it takes to bring him down.
After all, it took a nationwide attack on the racist South — first with the Civil War and then with the civil rights movement — to first end the slavery of blacks and then to put an end to the worst of the post-emancipation attacks on blacks in the South. (Emphasis on “to put an end to the worst of”…)
It’s the year 2009 and Wilson and his ilk have got to go. And we can rid our nation of their embarrassing stain once and for all, but it apparently will take a national effort to do it, since they seem to be fairly protected in their provincial bastions of ignorance and hatred.
So if you haven’t given to Wilson’s opponent Rob Miller, please do so — he’s on his way to the $1 million mark, and it takes money for an outsider to oust an incumbent, even such a loathesome assbite as incumbent Wilson.
Wilson is no victim. When he screamed, “You lie!” at President Barack Obama on Wednesday night, he attracted the national spotlight to himself.
Lots of interesting facts about him are coming to light since he put himself into the national spotlight. I already told you that his real, Richie-Rich name is Addison Wilson (not Joe) Graves and that he was an aide to one of the nation’s most renowned racists, Strom Thurmond, who ran for president in 1948 on the segregationist ticket before he became a U.S. Senator for South Carolina.
Thurmond, ironically, impregnated his family’s 16-year-old black maid — because that’s the kind of thing that the “family values” and “moral values” Repugnicans do: speak out vehemently against blacks and then impregnate the family’s teenaged black maid — and after Thurmond’s long overdue death in 2003, Thurmond’s daughter, Essie Mae Washington-Williams, went public with the fact that he was her father.
“Joe” Wilson promptly attacked her for having made the secret public; apparently she should have taken the secret with her to her grave, because it was embarrassing to the otherwise-pristine memory of Strom Thurmond. In Wilson’s book, she should have kept her fucking mouth shut — you know, like a good black person would do in the South!
Other facts about the blue-eyed devil* Wilson are here.
Finally, I am happy to see this short news item today from The Associated Press:
Washington, D.C. – Democratic leaders are planning to vote early next week to admonish Republican Rep. Joe Wilson if he does not apologize on the House floor for yelling “You lie!” at President Barack Obama [on Wednesday night during Obama’s nationally televised address to Congress on health-care reform].
Brendan Daly, a spokesman for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, said party leaders decided at a meeting [yesterday] that they will likely move forward with a resolution of disapproval against Wilson absent another apology.
Wilson apologized to Obama after the incident on Wednesday, but he has refused requests to apologize to the House. Wilson’s office says the congressman considers his initial apology sufficient.
Democrats say the insult clearly violated House rules of decorum.
Yup. And if the Democrats don’t nail Wilson, other stupid white men in Congress who can’t get over the fact that the party of stupid white men lost the presidential election in 2008 — and to a black! man! — will sense, correctly, that the Democratic leadership is wussified, and they will follow Wilson’s lead and continually disrupt Congress and disrespect President Obama in ways that they never would have allowed George W. Bush to be disrespected, even though the election-stealing, bogus-war-launching, mass-murdering dictator Bush never was, is not, and never will be worthy of a drop of respect.
Assholes like Addison Graves Wilson don’t get the concept of mercy. In their profound fucktardation, it’s entirely lost on them; they take mercy as weakness instead of what it actually is: strength. So we show them no fucking mercy.
After all, they would show us none.
*For the record, I have blue eyes. But I’m angelic.