I know that there are copy cats for everything these days. But there is no truth to the rumor that Joe Wilson would have thrown his *shoes at the O man if he didn't have holes in his socks.
No, but seriously, I have been trying to tell you Negroes in A-merry-ca and you progressive whites that there is a very large segment of the A-merry-can population that will not even acknowledge his O ness as their president. They just can't bring themselves to do it. Obama could give everyone of their households a brand new home, promise them that they wouldn't pay taxes for life, and give free college tuition to everyone of their kids, and they still wouldn't acknowledge his black behind.
Joe Wilson, like most in the republican party, is one of those people. And just like the shoe thrower in Iraq, last night he just couldn't take it anymore, he finally gave in to his passions. To many in A-merry-ca, Joe Wilson is a hero today, because he did what many of them wish they could have done. What he did last night will guarantee him celebrity and riches that he could not have imagined before. (See Sarah Palin) All because he gave a big fuck you to his O ness. Oh, he didn't quite say those words, but given the time and place that he said what he did, he might as well have. Joe Wilson also has a dirty little secret. (Well, maybe it's not so much of a secret, it's probably why he got elected in the first place.) At least it used to be a secret until last night.
"Looking into the background of Rep. Joe Wilson, R-South Carolina, after his heckling of President Obama last night, I came across this:Joe also has been a member of the Columbia World Affairs Council, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Sinclair Lodge 154, Jamil Temple, Woodmen of the World, Sons of Confederate Veterans, ....This is an organization that, as the SPLC has detailed assiduously, has been taken over in the past decade by radical neo-Confederates who favor secession and defend slavery as a benign institution. Leading the takeover is a radical racist named Kirk Lyons, who's been an important legal figure on the far right for some years.." [Thank you Crooks & Liars]
But it all makes sense: The "birthers", the vitriol, and the relentless unyielding attacks from the likes of glenn beck [No caps for his name] who will not stop until this president ends up under the wonderful manicured lawns of Arlington.
I will leave you with a little anecdote as told by Michael Smerconish: Michael Smerconish is a popular conservative talk show host who runs a nationally syndicated radio show out of Philadelphia. And rather than trying to give you all the details, I wil just let you go to this link and read it for yourself.
Folks, this is not an isolated incident, and if you think it is, well then I have some beautiful oceanfront property in Kansas to sell you. These are interesting times here in A-merry-ca. There is a war going on between those who think that they are losing their country and others who want to make the country better. Most people have already taken sides, and the ones who are trying to decide which side to go with are probably sizing up the different camps as I write this.
So in closing, I will leave you with this: For those of you who are still making up your minds, let me say right here and now that I don't bite. And neither do the rest of the people here in A-merry-ca who look like I do.
*Pic by ArtMaggot