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    Joe Wilson's Opponent Brings In Big Money After Outburst

    Eric Kleefeld | September 10, 2009, 9:18AM

    Rep. Joe Wilson's (R-SC) outburst of "You lie!" against President Obama has been good for at least one person: Rob Miller, a Marine and Iraq War veteran who ran unsuccessfully against Wilson in 2008, and is running again for 2010 -- and who has now brought in a lot of money.

    Jessica Santillo, the Southern regional press secretary for the DCCC, confirms to us that Miller has raised over $100,000.

    In the 2008 election, John McCain carried the district 54%-45%, and Wilson himself was re-elected 53.7%-46.2% over Miller. This was a significant swing from previous elections -- when Wilson would win with over 60% or even over 80% of the vote, and George W. Bush carried it 60%-40% in 2004.
    Joe Wilson's Opponent Brings In Big Money After Outburst | TPMDC

    That's more than $100,000 per word in less than 24 hours. ActBlue — Rob Miller
    Wilson Censure Considered By Dem Leadership

    Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) has refused to apologize to the House of Representatives for his conduct Wednesday night, prompting Democratic leadership to consider censuring the heckling lawmaker.

    Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) approached Wilson on the floor of the House and asked him to give his regrets from the well. Wilson balked.

    "If he had just said he was sorry, nobody would be considering any of this," a senior Democratic aide told Politico.

    "Wilson brought dishonor to the House," a leadership aide told Greg Sargent. "He needs to apologize to the House on the floor for his behavior and if he does not, action will be taken when we return to session next week."

    The Progressive Change Campaign Committee has put out a petition asking Congress to censure Rep. Wilson. Thousands of people have already signed.
    Wilson Censure Considered By Dem Leadership

    Also:
    Rep. John Shimkus Walked Out On Obama Speech Out Of "Frustration"


    Rep. John Shimkus, R-Ill. leaves as President Barack Obama delivers a speech on healthcare to a joint session of Congress, Wednesday, Sept., 9, 2009 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    While U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) has been pilloried for yelling at President Obama during his address to Congress Wednesday evening, one of his Republican colleagues has escaped public scrutiny for a less vocal protest.

    Rep. John Shimkus, from Collinsville, Illinois, walked out on the President's health care speech before it was over.

    The reason? Obama's tone wasn't cooperative and his ideas were not new, Shimkus' spokesman told the Tribune's Mark Silva.

    "Congressman Shimkus was frustrated that the president was not offering any new ground and left with just minutes remaining in the speech,'' Shimkus spokesman Steven Tomaszewski explained to the Tribune.

    An Associated Press photographer captured Shimkus on his way out of the speech.
    Rep. John Shimkus Walked Out On Obama Speech Out Of "Frustration"

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    no, fuck that shit. I don't care if he DID say sorry. Fucking censure him anyway.

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    Rob Miller Raises Over $500,000 Since Wilson's Outburst

    Eric Kleefeld | September 10, 2009, 5:30PM

    The money is still coming in for Iraq War veteran Rob Miller, the Democratic House candidate who has received a flood of donations since incumbent Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) shouted "You lie!" during President Obama's speech last night.

    The DCCC just announced that in the time since the Wilson outburst, Miller has received more than $500,000, from over 14,000 individual contributors.

    Think about this: It isn't even the main campaign season yet, and nevertheless a cool half-million has come in online for Miller in less than 24 hours.
    Rob Miller Raises Over $500,000 Since Wilson's Outburst | TPMDC

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    Joe Wilson did the Dems a favor with that outburst. Along with Kantor texting and Boustany's lame response, the GOP continues to be useless.

    Although the funny part was watching Pelosi's expression. That's the highlight of watching Obama speak to Congress, the expressions on Pelosi's face or her jumping up every five minutes like she's leading a pep squad.

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    I like the money thing is the best way to punish Wilson and the GOP. Money is the only thing they 'get' or care about, it seems, so fuck 'em where they live.

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    I don't care if a person does not like the President's policies or the President himself for whatever reason, what that Senator did was TOTALLY inappropriate and disrespectful imo
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    Quote Originally Posted by kingcap72 View Post
    Joe Wilson did the Dems a favor with that outburst. Along with Kantor texting and Boustany's lame response, the GOP continues to be useless.

    Although the funny part was watching Pelosi's expression. That's the highlight of watching Obama speak to Congress, the expressions on Pelosi's face or her jumping up every five minutes like she's leading a pep squad.
    That was classic.

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    More shameful behavior from these people. I was thinking he should be left alone, but now I think he should be censured. You can't keep letting them get away with their behavior. If you let a dog eat poop more than once, he'll keep eating it. Eventually, he'll throw it up on your rug.

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    Here's a website dedicated to hating on him:

    Joe Wilson is Your Pre-Existing Condition

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    Quote Originally Posted by BBDSP View Post
    Here's a website dedicated to hating on him:

    Joe Wilson is Your Pre-Existing Condition
    I first heard about the story from a livejournal friend who reported his Wikipedia page kept getting fucked with and his homepage won't load.

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    Am I the only one who thinks that Wilson was set up by the GOP to be disruptive, and now that the ploy failed miserably they're all bailing on him? Scooter Libby anyone?
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    the funny part was watching Pelosi's expression
    Botox Nan can make an expression??? That would be the biggest news from last night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by celeb_2006 View Post
    That was classic.
    Yes, it was. I've rewatched that clip about five times. And I can't stop laughing.

    Quote Originally Posted by witchcurlgirl View Post
    Botox Nan can make an expression??? That would be the biggest news from last night.
    Even the Joker...uh Pelosi can show some expression every now and then.

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    Well Keith Olbermann did an epic Special Comment on this today. He just royally unloaded on Wilson, the GOP, and all the assorted nonsense. Here's an excerpt of the middle-to-end:

    "The evidence that Wrong-Way Wilson and reality are strangers goes back much further than last night. When Congressman Rob Filner said the U-S had helped Saddam Hussein's chemical and biological weapons, Wilson went nuts. Worse, he accused Filner of a quote "hatred of America," and insisted "you shouldn't say that" and "you should retract it" and "you know it is not true."

    It was true.
    It had been confirmed by the Commerce Department in 1994. Wrong-Way Wilson was wrong. A year later, when it was asserted that Sen. Strom Thurmond from Wrong-Way's home state had fathered a daughter with a black woman, Mr. Wilson called the assertion a quote "smear on the image" of Sen. Thurmond.

    This was after Sen. Thurmond's family had acknowledged not just paternity, but the fact that the Senator had maintained a secret relationship with his daughter, and provided her money, for decades. After this was admitted, Congressman Wilson considered references to it a "smear" and said Thurmond's daughter should have kept it to herself.

    Coincidence, of course, Wrong-Way, that it would be you who would consider the confirmed, acknowledged bi-racial child of Strom Thurmond as a "smear." And then it would again be you who — in the middle of a festival of blind racial rage dressed up as a health care debate —would shout out, "you lie" at a bi-racial President of the United States as he addressed Congress.

    And just a coincidence that you're a member of a radicalized, insurrection-glorifying group, accused of harboring white supremacists, called "Sons Of Confederate Veterans."

    Back to this incident. You have swallowed some of the Kool-Aid you mix up for those damn fools who believe you, Congressman. You sounded as pathetic as one of those poor souls, stampeded by corporate funding from the insurance and health care industries, who shout out nonsense at those demonstrations of willful stupidity that have been mislabeled "Town Halls," these places where a citizen's life is reduced to acting out that ridiculous maxim, if you're going to be wrong, be wrong at the top of your voice.

    But Congressman — you're not supposed to be a Town Hall panicker, you're not supposed to be a Rube defending the efficacy of the Snake Oil, you are a Congressman — and still you were wrong at the top of your voice! Town Halls, Death Panels, Oligarhys, a multi-racial president who is accused of hating half his own ancestry, neuroses about communist artwork, the idea that fascism and socialism aren't mutually exclusive, grass-roots protests bought and paid for by lobbyists and corporations, scared seniors terrified enough to turn to insurance companies for protection against reformers who want to increase their coverage and cut their rates, birchers, birthers, deathers, the voices in Michele Bachmann's head, the Republican rebuttal to the President of the United States given by a guy who thought he could become "Lord Boustany" by paying a couple of English con men.

    And now to top off this pile of stupidity: Congressman Wrong-Way Wilson, who — when a President publicly, and ostentatiously, gave credit for part of his health care reform proposal to the very Republican he swamped in the election last year — Wrong-Way Wilson followed that bi-partisan gesture, by shouting "you lie" as soon as he heard the truth.

    It is this week, evident that the greatest threat to the nation is not terrorism nor the economy nor H1N1 nor even bad health care. It is rank, willful stupidity. When did we come to extol stupidity ahead of information, and rely on voo-doo, superstition, and prejudice ahead of education?

    How many Republicans believe in Death Panels and Brownies and Elves? When did we start to listen to elect the impregnably dense? I was almost too fearful of using the word "impregnably" because of the prospect that Governor Palin would go after me the way she went after Letterman.

    The time has come to rise up and take this country back, to again make it safe. for people who actually completed the seventh grade. The crime of Wrong-Way Wilson was not reflected in his emotions, nor his disagreement, nor his inappropriate conduct, nor in his incivility. It was in his prideful wrong-ness.

    There are many vague portions of this bill, but section 246 says it plain: "No federal payment for undocumented aliens." I defend Congressman Wilson's right to incivility. A little incivility six years ago might have stopped the Iraq war. He can shout anything he wants, at anybody he wants, in any circumstances he wants.

    Providing that he is willing to suffer the consequences of his actions, I am willing to suffer him.

    This nation can survive a president being disrespected by some nickel-dime congressman from Beaufort; the shame falls onto the shouter and not the one shouted at.

    But this nation cannot survive the continued acceptance, the continued endorsement, the continued encouragement, the continued institutionalization… of stupidity

    I think if Mr. Lincoln were alive he might re-cast his most famous imagery in the light of the truest of our present crises: A house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe this government cannot endure, permanently half smart, and half stupid.

    Section 246 is written expressly: there will be no health care funding for those who are here illegally; that there will be no mechanism created to establish such funding. I fear Section 247 will have to be rewritten expressly: so that there will be a mechanism created to establish stupid panels.

    And now, ladies and gentlemen, to detail the desperate defense of Congressman Wilson —Colonel Wilson of the South Carolina National Guard, by the way, so he was calling the Commanding Officer a liar."
    Olbermann: Wilson’s factual failure worse than his incivility - Countdown with Keith Olbermann- msnbc.com

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    Ah, Keith Olbermann...my husband

    King, I'm with you. I keep watching Nancy Pelosi's face!!! It kills me.

    I hope they step up and hand the guy his ass on a platter!!

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