Joe Wilson, from South Carolina: You’re SO Done

I started this last night…..

Here he is.  This is Joe Wilson from South Carolina.  Mmhmm – he is a ReThuglican.  I don’t know who the gentleman are on either side of him.  The white-haired guy sitting in front of Wilson I recognize from my C-SPAN watching; however, I cannot recall his name.

joe-wilson from s.carolinaCaption: WASHINGTON – SEPTEMBER 09: Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) shouts as U.S. President Barack Obama addresses a joint session of the U.S. Congress at the U.S. Capitol September 9, 2009 in Washington, DC. Obama addressed the joint session to urge passage of his national health care plan, the centerpiece of his domestic agenda. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

And in the event we need more proof, here’s the audio to put with that face.

divider_chopped_treeRob Miller is running for Mr. Wilson’s seat in South Carolina.  Here’s Mr. Miller’s page at Act Blue.  Last night when I first checked, there was approximately $20K or so.  Right now it’s at $670K.  Numerous, and I mean numerous, commenters at different progressive sites and elsewhere have mentioned how they’ve only sent in or pledged $10.00 – amazing.  Rob Miller’s website is linked directly to the Act Blue page, but here is a bit about him from TPM. According to Politico, Miller has quite a road of him.

Miller came out of nowhere last year to come within eight percentage points of defeating Wilson in the conservative southwestern South Carolina district, without receiving any financial support from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. He announced a rematch in May, but wasn’t at the top of Democratic officials’ list of leading 2010 recruits – at least until last night.

Well, we shall see.   Some not so kind and some bit unsavory incidents and alliances are coming to light regarding Mr. Wilson.  One of the first things I found out was he is a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans (South Carolina), learning that he was one of seven who voted to retain the confederate flag in South Carolina while a state senator.  He was in the South Carolina Senate, 1985-2001.  From what I can tell, he’s not been in the U.S. Congress all that long – since 2003.  It’s impossible to get into his website:  Kaput:  “Due to exceptionally high traffic, this site is temporarily unavailable. Please come back shortly.” ”  Hmmm.

This is just the beginning in finding out more about this cracker.  He’d fit right in with some of our folks – say, Rex Rammell.


2 Responses

  1. Amazing that his Web site is no longer accessible, but he and his staff found time to produce a video pandering to the right wing asking for money to fight back. No only did his boorish tantrum lack style, it was also lacking in substance. Every legitimate source concurs that anyone in the country illegally would not be able to receive any federal subsidy. One has to wonder if the heckling was based on a racist attitude toward our president and that is rooted in the illegal immigrant issue?

  2. Well now, Michael – there’s an ‘all-American’ biography up Mr. Wilson’s site.

    One has to wonder if the heckling was based on a racist attitude toward our president and that is rooted in the illegal immigrant issue?

    Just like Lawrence O’Donnell in talking to Tweety – Chris Matthews (blanked on his name for a sec) the other day brought up listening to radio primarily catering to blacks because he knew the MSM or ‘our view’ would NOT be how others, especially those of color, see it.

    Tonight watching The Ed Show that was a point one of Ed’s panelists brought up that the GOP will continue to lag in finding support within the Latina/Latino community.

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