Another Moronic SC Politician
Yes, the guy who was so classless as to yell “You lie!!” at the President Of The United States during the President’s address to a joint session of Congress, because the President was pointing out that his health care reform would not apply to illegal immigrants (which it won’t), is Rep. Wilson (R) SC-02.
I’d really like to see this be the last term in which he embarrasses my home state, and fortunately he has a rather classy Democratic opponent, a USMC Iraq War veteran named Rob Miller. His Web site is www.robmillerforcongress.com. It seems to be slashdotted at the moment… I wonder why?
The Kos crew have set him up an ActBlue contribution page though, and apparently I’m not the only one who was pissed off by this blatant disrespect for the office of the President.
UPDATE: Wilson, whose opponent has raised tens of thousands of dollars in the last couple of hours, has tried a bit of damage control:
This evening I let my emotions get the best of me when listening to the President’s remarks regarding the coverage of illegal immigrants in the health care bill. While I disagree with the President’s statement, my comments were inappropriate and regrettable. I extend sincere apologies to the President for this lack of civility.
Horseshit. He, and everyone else in the room, had the text of the speech for hours before the President spoke, and you can’t tell me he didn’t read it; it was a premeditated insult, not an unexpected rush of emotion. Further, disagreeing applies to questions of policy and judgment, not to matters of fact; the exclusion of illegal immigrants is explicit, no interpretation required, so ‘disagreement’ is not possible.
Title II, Subtitle C:
SEC. 246. NO FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR UNDOCUMENTED ALIENS.
Nothing in this subtitle shall allow Federal payments for affordability credits on behalf of individuals who are not lawfully present in the United States.