Monday, September 14th, 2009

Joe Wilson Likes Black People Just Fine, It's Lying He Can't Stand

Suddenly the idea that there might be a racial component in the opposition to President Barack Obama is popping up everywhere: Maureen Dowd and her buddies brought it up in a Sunday op-ed, Politico has a piece on the growing consensus among Democrats that it is, in fact, the case, and even Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC), whose "You lie!" outburst provided the moment of clarity by which so many people were able to finally say, "Oh, yeah, I get it now, it's racism," was forced to respond to the difficult question.

In an interview with Fox News in which he repeatedly swore that he was not going to apologize ever again no matter what, Wilson, whose opponent Rob Miller has raised nearly $1 million on the back of the incident, was asked if Obama's race was a problem.

No, no. Hey, I respect the president. Actually, there's a relationship, in a way. His wife — her family's from Georgetown. My family's from next door in McClellanville. So I have a great respect for the Obama family.

Well, okay! We all know that if black people live nearby you can't be racist against them. I mean, hell, this is South Carolina we're talking about. Everyone's practically family.

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sigerson (#179)

Balk — your contextual advertising program is putting up Joe Wilson fundraising ads next to this story, which is really annoying (and unlikely to generate any donations, but whatevs).

La Cieca (#1,110)

The solution surely is for everyone to click on the ad, leave a rude message on the Wilson site, then click away. Revenue for The Awl, expenses for the Wilson PAC, extra work for their servers. Win-win-win.

NicFit (#616)

"Hell, my ancestors probably owned her ancestors. We're like family."

Abe Sauer (#148)

Yes, get Maureen Dowd involved. That won't galvanize the right at all.

brent_cox (#40)

The right is functionally self-galvanizing. Why, you too could someday galvanize the right.

Abe Sauer (#148)

Dare to dream.

HiredGoons (#603)

"down to the dikes that once controlled the flow of water"

Michelle Obama is a lesbian who wants to abort white babies, push the gay agenda and socialize the waterz!

Terrorist fist bump!

Wendy (#1,623)

Uh, that race card you've all been playing with is getting pretty dog eared….
I think when a MAJORITY of Americans voted for a black man for president, that pretty much put to bed the racism charge.
Try again…without using the "name calling" card too…

Alex Balk (#4)

Oh, man, I forgot about that. You're right! Everything's okay now.


cantastoria (#441)

>Oh, man, I forgot about that. You’re right! >Everything’s okay now.

What was wrong in the first place? A majority of Americans do not support the President's plan to mandate private insurance. I know what a big supporter of the insurance industry you are.
Apparently, by mounting an actual political opposition they're all racists. Done and done.

You're a racist = Obama's a Socialist

Be less stupid Balk.

tfey_hawbz (#36)

Yeah, I know, Wendy. Some of my BEST FRIENDS are Negroes!

Backslider (#819)

Why do all these vile old senators have such strange, drapey chin flesh? It's not a double chin. It's more like a curtain. You see how it sways when he talks about his civility? I've never met anyone in person who has a chin like that.

Wendy (#1,623)

I stand by my statement. And yes, my best friend Charisse IS a beautiful, smart, awesome human being who just happens to be black. Thanks for reminding me, cause I really hadn't thought about her color in quite a while.

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