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.
Caption: 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.
Rob 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.