Ever since Obama’s latest MAJOR SPEECH on health care “reform,” the AP-Obama and Yahoo news have been going out of their way to attack Rep. Joe Wilson of South Carolina. Wilson briefly yelled out his opposition during Obama’s televised speech. Specifically, right after Obama condemned (as spouting falsehoods) anyone who predicted that his socialized healthcare would give medicine to illegal aliens, Wilson shouted out in response, “You lie!”
So now, every time I log onto the internet (Yahoo is my homepage…for now), I see another idiotic AP story declaring Joe Wilson horribly wrong about Obama (in reality, he was right), and predicting that Wilson will surely pay for his grossly foolish outburst. Journalists keep going out of their way to mention how much money Joe Wilson’s upcoming congressional opponent has raised from Americans…supposedly outraged at his intense disrespect.
I don’t recall the AP maintaining this outrage when that Iraqi jackass threw shoes at President Bush (who, by the way, handled that obnoxious situation in a remarkably suave and charming manner). Rather, many of the reporters seemed outright happy about the shoe-thrower.
So after hearing about how the Daily Kos and Leftists from around the country have started pouring money into the campaign of Joe Wilson’s opponent, I went ahead and donated a small amount to the Wilson campaign. I don’t have money simply to throw around, but this type of bold behavior should be rewarded in America — not punished. One conservative commenter on the article at Hot Air stated the following:
Personally I welcome the day when our legislators act like British parliamentarians with jeers and catcalls for the leaders of each side. It would be better than all of the backscratching and fake “My friend from the other side of the aisle” BS we have now.
We don’t have to turn into Taiwan, with fistfights and chairs being thrown all the time, but we would all be better off if our legislators would call out blatant lies by the other side on C-SPAN for all to see.
I agree completely. All this “My friend” garbage makes me sick. And just think about how entertaining C-SPAN might become if all the Republicans became like Joe Wilson!
Some of you may wonder, But Drew! Just imagine the chaos if the Democrats acted in such an UNCIVIL manner when YOUR president was in charge. We cannot tolerate this INTENSE DISRESPECT! But I don’t have to imagine anything, because Republicans routinely tolerate this type of behavior (and far worse) from Democrats all the time. I just wish more Republicans would respond the way Joe Wilson did — but perhaps without feeling the need to apologize afterward for their “incivility.” Republicans need to stop referring to communists as “My friend and colleague” and start referring to them as “My hated enemy.” Ann Coulter once summed up the situation quite succinctly:
Republicans are always accused of being sharks; I wish they’d rise to the level of minnows.
And overall, I think this Leftist tactic of going after outspoken conservative congressmen is a losing strategy. The socialists have already tried this tactic with Michele Bachmann for the past year, and their attacks have merely enhanced her celebrity. To me, this situation kinda reminds me of the Iraq War. Just like Iraq attracted all the terrorists from around the world into one small, foreign location — where we could slaughter them — now some of the bravest Republican congressmen are attracting Leftist dollars from around the country into their own districts, where those dollars will ultimately be wasted.
Of course, some of you may be wondering, But Drew, why on earth would you keep using a lame website like Yahoo.com as your browser home page? That’s a very good question! Even the Yahoo search engine is weak compared to google. And all its news articles on the front page are straight from the Democrat handbook. Even Yahoo’s free email accounts are inferior to gmail. Some conservative ought to organize a boycott or something.