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We will, we WILL muzzle you, ‘Joe’

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.

“Muzzled”?

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.

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‘Joe’ Wilson’s opponent Rob Miller rakes in $200K after ‘You lie!’ outburst

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The Associated Press reports today, although it’s all the way at the end of the news story:

Back on [Repugnican U.S. Rep. Addison Graves] Wilson’s home turf, the [“You lie!”] uproar turned into a boon for Democrat Rob Miller, his opponent in next year’s midterm elections.

In the first 24 hours after Wilson’s outburst, Miller’s campaign coffers swelled by $200,000, according to Jessica Santillo of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

The contribution, she said, came in from 5,000 individual contributions.

Yes!

And according to Wikipedia, “In the 2008 general election, [Wilson] won 54 percent of the vote to Rob Miller’s 46 percent, the closest race in the district in 20 years.”

Congressional races take money, so if you can give Rob Miller a donation, please do so! You can do so by clicking here.

I think that Miller can take Wilson down this time, so that your donation wouldn’t be a waste of your money.

(Miller needs to get his campaign website up and running ASAP, though; robmillerforcongress.com is not working…)

Finally, the news media are reporting that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi isn’t seeking Wilson’s head on a silver platter for his unprecedented-at-least-in-modern-times outburst, and President Barack Obama has said that he has accepted Wilson’s apology, noting that “we all make mistakes.”

Um, sure, we all make mistakes, but how many of us heckle the president of the United States of America while he (or she — one day…) is delivering a nationally televised address to Congress?

I’m not sure whether the Democratic leadership is doing the politically smartest thing by not appearing to be too vengeful or whether they’re shooting themselves in the feet yet once again by appearing to be too wussified.

Anyone who cares to chime in on that question, please leave a comment below.

Update (7:40 p.m.):

The Associated Press now puts Democrat Rob Miller’s post-“Joe”-Wilson-outburst take at $500,000 thus far. Talk about your unintended consequences!

While Wilson’s bullshit might play well in his own congressional district — that the people of his district would elect him repeatedly says a lot about the people of his district, I surmise — he has further harmed his party, which is a national party no more. 

And that’s priceless.

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I just gave Repugnican Joe Wilson’s 2010 Dem opponent $20.10 — no lie!

I have dial-up (don’t laugh) and so I haven’t watched President Barack Obama’s nationally televised speech on health-care reform from tonight. It’s a bit late, so nor have I even read the transcript, but I’ll do one or the other or both soon.

But, of course, the big news from tonight’s speech is that Repugnican U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson of South Carolina — the first state that seceded from the Union, even before Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated (I’ll never tire of repeating that historical fact) — shouted during Obama’s speech, “You lie!” when Obama was talking about how his health-care reform plans would affect illegal immigrants.

I did watch a clip of that, however, as the clip is only half a minute long (dial-up, remember!), and while Wilson’s “You lie!” shout-out sounds like just another stupid white man being a dick, I find Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s facial expression in response to Wilson’s unprecedented presidential interruption to be much more interesting.

Pelosi understandably is aghast at the incredibly inexcusable outburst, and my guess is that there will be hell to pay. If I were Wilson, I’d fear the wrath of Nancy right about now.

Wilson later issued a statement regarding his pathetic behavior unbefitting an elected official: “This evening I let my emotions get the best of me when listening to the president’s remarks regarding the coverage of illegal immigrants in the health care bill,” he said in the statement.

I doubt that Wilson truly was so overcome with emotion that he felt the need to interrupt a president’s nationally televised address. Especially with, “You lie!”

I mean, whenever “President” George W. Bush’s lips were moving during a nationally televised address, he actually was lying, but not once during the unelected, mass-murdering dictator Bush’s eight long years of ruinous rule did any Democrat (or independent, for that matter) yell out during one of Bush’s nationally televised addresses, “You lie!”

Wilson, I think, rather than having experienced an episode of Tourette’s, took a political gamble and lost. I suspect that he thought that he’d be viewed as hot shit, at least in his first-to-secede home state of South Carolina, for trying to humiliate the nation’s first black president before a national television audience.

Again, he gambled — and he lost.

I just gave Wilson’s 2010 Democratic opponent Rob Miller a donation of $20.10 for his 2010 race against Wilson. If you are as pissed off as I am at what South Carolina Rep. Joe Wilson did tonight and you want to help Miller out, you can donate too by clicking here.

Wikipedia notes: “In the 2008 general election, [Wilson] faced his stiffest competition to date: Rob Miller won 46 percent of the vote to Wilson’s 54 percent, the closest race in the district in 20 years.” So yes, you could make a difference for Miller in 2010!

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