Saturday, September 12, 2009

"You Lie!"...Fund Raising Ploy?

Some have suggested Joe Wilson's "You lie!" outburst was just a ploy to raise money for his re-election. Per an article at CNN: "The appeal for cash came as Wilson's Democratic opponent in next year's congressional race, Rob Miller, reported raking in $1 million as a result of the outburst during Obama's address to a joint session of Congress." Wilson's appeal for cash came AFTER his opponent "reported raking in $1 million" and the Democrats took advantage of the situation by saying the contributions made to Wilson's opponent are an example of the public outrage.

Can I assume those who want to stop Wilson's fund raising will also want to stop his opponent's fund raising since he too is taking advantage of the situation, albeit not one that he created?  As I have posted before, the Democrats are kicking themselves because none of their reps had the guts to call out Bush even with all of the terrible, horrible things he was doing. Although there was a lot of group grumbling during some of Bush’s speeches, I wish someone would have done what Joe Wilson did.  Joe Wilson is not helping to bring down the Constitution, he is bringing it to the forefront. What better way to protect it. The Democrats have actually had to reacquaint themselves with the document in order to figure out a punishment for Joe Wilson. Let's hope they keep reading.

The Dems have NO idea of the depth and breadth of outrage that a big part of America has. This administration has just brought it to a head. They delegate this outrage to the fringe right, to their own peril. This outrage is not just about healthcare, it's about bailouts, about takeovers and about increasing government intervention in our lives to our country's detriment. It is about not being heard. Joe Wilson spoke for us. It wasn't just Joe Wilson telling Obama "You lie!" it was America. Now the world knows what a large section of America thinks. We think Obama lies. And I think our Founding Fathers would be impressed.


  1. It's not just the Democrats. The Republicans are also blind to the true anger of the American public.
    The truth is there are four groups in America.

    1. The guys with all the power

    2. The politicians who get paid to keep it that way.

    3. The government and union workers who pay into the system so they don't get screwed.

    4. The public. Who are screwed by Democrats, Republicans, Union Workers and the Government Drones at every turn.

    Learn that and you will understand it all.

  2. You are so right, Stuart. I think that is why we are seeing this craziness that wasn't seen before. People are feeling powerless.