Those Good Ol’ Boys Aren’t So Good Lately!

So I don’t usually use French Kissez to talk about politics, even though I have a degree in Poli Sci, and it’s one of my passions. But today I have no other choice.

By now, you’ve all heard about Rep. Joe Wilson (R-South Carolina) heckling the President of the United States last night during his speech addressing his plans for health care reform. When President Obama was attempting to quell the rumors that illegal immigrants would be covered under his plan, Rep. Wilson decided it was appropriate to yell out “You lie!” — more than once! After he yelled it the first time, and Pres. Obama looked over at him and said “that’s not true”, he felt the need to repeat himself! Just in case someone missed it the first time. Smh – what’s up with these South Carolinian Republicans lately??

I couldn’t believe the blatant disrespect! I was also surprised that he was not removed from the venue. Seriously, I don’t understand why he felt it was OKAY to speak to (read: yell at) someone in such a high position of power in that manner. It was not the time or place. Of course we are all allowed to voice our opposition, that’s one of the great things about the US constitution and bi-partisanship. However, there are appropriate ways to do it. Never is it okay to heckle a President!

Even members of his own party condemned his actions.

I don’t know what’s going on with the Republican party but they are quickly losing their grip on credibility. Who is leading them? They don’t even know. They’re drowning quickly and can’t seem to save themselves. Since McCain – Palin ticket lost they’ve been scrambling to reconstruct themselves, and fighting amongst their party members on what the next move for them should be. I say, find a direction and go with it. quickly! I feel like another conservative/radical (oxymoronic?) party may emerge in the next few years… okay maybe that’s a stretch but I feel like I can no longer predict they’ll do next. From saying he’s not a US citizen to calling him a liar during an important national address, they’ll try anything to discredit the PoTUS.

On the bright side, Joe Wilson’s 2010 opponent Rob Miller raised $100,000 OVERNIGHT due to the outburst! LOL, think before you speak Mr. Wilson!

In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past few hours: Joe Wilson Heckles Obama << visit CNN.com for story & video

Tell me what you think in the comments section.

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4 Comments

  1. Well, when your party is on the verge of being totally outed what would you do? I believe the Republican Party with its two tier leadership tandom of Mike Steele and that guy ( I don’t say his name, lol) have dealt the right-wing conservatives a hand they can’t help but to throw in. Rep. Wilson’s base believes what he believes so he has to stick with what his voters and fan base want. “Good ole boys” from South Carolina are decendants of the Confederacy so I wouldn’t go as far as saying that he is apart of that lineage but maybe he is related to idiot side of the thing. Normally, in the cambers you would hear snickers and coughing if someone did not agree with anything that someone said. But, to say lash out and yell “Liar” was a bit childish in my eyes.

  2. You’re right.
    It wouldn’t be the first time a political party fell because they couldn’t “get it together” when simply trying to agree on FUNDAMENTAL ideals.

    I don’t know if the Republicans have exactly reached that point in their fate yet, but I do feel like I’m watching a sinking ship. It’s definitely prime time for the Dems to swoop in and start making some moves while the republicans are too focused on in-house disagreements and scandals!

    History may indeed repeat itself.

  3. im slightly a history buff and ever since the republicans starting wyling after obama became president i started to think about how the “Whig Party” fell apart. im sure a lot of people dont know what im talking about so here is an excert from wiki

    ‘The Whig Party was a political party of the United States during the era of Jacksonian democracy. Considered integral to the Second Party System and operating from 1833 to 1856,[2] the party was formed in opposition to the policies of President Andrew Jackson and the Democratic Party…The party was ultimately destroyed by the question of whether to allow the expansion of slavery to the territories. With deep fissures in the party on this question, the anti-slavery faction successfully prevented the nomination of its own incumbent President Fillmore in the 1852 presidential election; instead, the party nominated General Winfield Scott, who was soundly defeated. Its leaders quit politics (as Lincoln did temporarily) or changed parties. The voter base defected to the Republican Party”

    i know that was kinda in depth but the point is the republican party can suffer the same fate if they continue down the rode they are going. that white guy shouted out AT THE PRESIDENT…did you see the “this nigga must be crazy” face that obama gave him?!? wow. i say let the republicans kill themselves! lol it wont be the first time it has happened to a political party in this country.

    quote the hater never more!!!

  4. People as a whole are losing all regard for the idea of respect. Even if you do not agree with this man’s ideas, show him some respect as a man. That respect does not include calling him, the President of the “free” world, a liar on national television. This is the behavior that our young children are looking at…

    Sad sad day in America.


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