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What’s Really Wrong About The Joe Wilson Incident

by @ 5:57 pm on September 10, 2009. Filed under Dumbasses, Joe Wilson, Politics

Joe Gandelman puts it perfectly:

The real issue is what was shouted out last night, the setting and how it fit within a context of an ugly summer when American political demonization and rudeness plunged to depths so low that you could film a new version of “Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea” 300 feet above it and still be at the bottom of the sea.

All the rest is an attempt to use an old and now tiresome tactic: the best defense is a good offense. Deflect. Try to confuse the issue.

GOPers did the right thing in reportedly insisting that Wilson apologize, which he did and Obama accepted it.

Now some are trying to pretend that the issue was something else. It wasn’t: the furor was over an incredibly rude act that has not been seen during a joint session of Congress that violated the way that body has acted for some 200 years. P-e-r-i-o-d.

It doesn’t matter if Wilson was right, or if Obama was.

It doesn’t matter if Democrats have booed Bush before, or whether Republicans did it to Clinton first.

What matters is that Joe Wilson is not a hero, he’s a buffon who behaved like an ass.

2 Responses to “What’s Really Wrong About The Joe Wilson Incident”

  1. Doug, Absolutely not. Our country is burning to the ground and all we are concerned about is if someone wasn’t cordial?

    We pay 30 percent of our paycheck to the government, are losing our right to educate our children as we wish, and are soon going to be FORCED to get health insurance…

    And the only thing that concerns us that we dont call people names? Give me a break.

    Joe Wilson did exactly what millions of people were doing that night. If they were like me they were yelling at their television. I wish there were other republicans that night that had a spine. And I also wish Wilson would have stuck to his guns and not apologized.

    When we look back at our country will we say “Yea we let tyranny destroy America… but at least we apologized when we were rude…’

  2. Scandia says:

    Joe Wilson should have stayed at home and yelled at his television!

    There’s a time and a place for protest. This wasn’t IT. President Obama’s acceptance of Wilson’s apology should be an example for us all.

    His son, running for Attorney General of SC, stated that he was proud of his father’s outburst. Maybe SC is different from other states.

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