House formally rebukes congressman Wilson, conservative nutjobs secretly rejoice
In a move that surprised no one with a single functioning brain cell, the House of Representatives officially issued a rebuke to congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC), for his outburst at last week’s speech to a joint session of congress by President Obama. The vote, 240-179, was almost along party lines. This is hardly a surprise, especially for a petty, bickering cluster bomb that is Congress. Here’s my problem with this whole situation: Wilson’s conduct was boorish and childish, already determined by those thinking clearly and objectively. But this resolution is wrong for two reasons.
It is clearly a partisan attempt on the part of democrats to embarrass a man who quite frankly, cannot be embarrassed. His apology to the president had to be induced by republican leadership, and his subsequent pressers have been full of ambivalence and disdain. To put it simply, he didn’t give a shit, and only apologized because he was told to. The good congressman has even raised over a million dollars has a result of his petulant outburst (which was wrong by the way).
Democrats also run the risk of making Wilson a martyr to the cause of wacky conservative voodoo protest. He’ll be seen as standing up to the socialists, ruining our great nation with evil policies and marxist ideas. It’s probably already happening now. This will fire up the republican base. Why give them the ammunition? They’ll just use it to blast holes into the policies that you create.
To sum up: Wilson should have been admonished for his actions. They were wrong and insipid. Now democrats need to let it go. Please.