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GOP 'cranks' dominating debate

Joe Wilson’s outburst Wednesday night earned more than a personal rebuke from the president and a dagger-eyed gasp from the speaker of the House; it drew winces from Republicans worried that their party is becoming known less for the power of its ideals and more for the pettiness of its vitriol.

“Neither party has an exclusive on wack jobs,” says Republican media consultant Mark McKinnon. “Unfortunately, right now the Democrats generally get defined by President Obama, and Republicans, who have no clear leadership, get defined by crackpots — and then they begin to define the Republican Party in the mind of the general public.”

Turn on the TV, and you see what he means.

Here’s Orly Taitz, insisting that the commander in chief was born in Kenya. There’s a flock of angry protesters chanting “Just say no!” and carrying signs depicting a Democratic congressman with devil’s horns. Former GOP vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin warns darkly that Obama is planning “death panels” for senior citizens. Georgia Rep. Paul Broun equates the president’s plans with “Nazi” policies. Ohio Rep. Jean Schmidt — last heard calling John Murtha a “coward” — tells a birther: “I agree with you, but the courts don’t.”

And then, in the midst of all the catcalls, hand-held signs and “I’m not listening” BlackBerrying, Wilson interrupts Obama’s address to a joint session of Congress by shouting, “You lie!”

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And of course somebody had to pull the race card:

'One veteran GOP official puts it bluntly: “The image of a bunch of white guys booing an African-American president is about as bad as it gets.” '

Rev it up , Rev it up Rev it

Rev it up , Rev it up Rev it up..,
Good people do Good deeds
and are no respecter of person

While I doubt outburst like

While I doubt outburst like Wilson's in and of itself is helpful in preventing the increased government takeover of the health care system, the fact someone who will need to stand for reelection decides it may be a good idea, does inspire confidence that the American electorate may finally be coming to its senses and getting suitably pissed off.

Facts are Mr. Wilson is right. Obama was standing in front of the American people lying. There is no mechanism in his approach to healthcare that will guarantee withholding care from illegals. And Obama, unless he is even more of a dunce than I suspect he is, knows it. Hence, he's lying. And Wilson was right. Hopefully Wilson is also right in calculating people are finally so pissed off about all this lying that they're ready to go beyond usual political conventions to bring it to an end. Now, we can only hope their anger continues to grow, until they become truly ungovernable. Whatever that may result in, it beats submission to statism.

I got this email from joe

I got this email from joe wilson today :

dear friend,

Today, I need your help more than ever before. I've been under attack by the liberal left for months because of my opposition to their policies, especially government-run healthcare. They've run commercials in my home district and flooded my office with phone calls and protestors. They've done everything they can to quiet my very vocal opposition to more government interference in our lives. Now, it's gotten even worse.

But I will not stop fighting against their policies that will only lead to more government interference, more spending, and higher deficits.

Stand with Joe Wilson

Will you please watch this video and stand with me against liberal attacks by making a donation to my campaign?

I know that my voice is serving as the voice for Americans across the country who are tired of irresponsible government programs that have only worsened our situation. During the August recess, I listened to thousands of concerned taxpayers who are mad at the rate in which liberal Democrats are spending their hard-earned money. They were shocked distraught by our nation's slide toward extreme liberal big government and the attempts by Democrats to nationalize the auto industry and the banking industry.

I am also frustrated by this, but watching my Democratic colleagues in Congress scoff at the protests of their constituents has made me even more infuriated. Unfortunately I let that emotion get the best of me and I reacted by speaking out during the President's speech. I should not have disrespected the President by responding in that manner.

But I am not sorry for fighting back against the dangerous policies of liberal Democrats. America's working families deserve to have their views represented in Washington, and I will do so with civility. But I will not back down.

Now, I need your help. Last night, the liberals used my outburst as a rallying cry behind my Democratic opponent. Some of the nation's most liberal online activists have helped him raise over $400,000 in just a few short hours.

As I said, I will continue to passionately fight against the Democrats' big-government agenda, but I can't do that if we let the Democrats take this seat.

Will you please visit take a few minutes today to watch this video, and make a donation to my campaign? It will take a lot of work, but I know we can match what the liberals poured into my opponent's bank account last night, and fight back against the Democrats' unwavering attacks.

Please click here now to watch my video and help me continue my fight. Thank you.

Sincerely,

Joe Wilson
U.S. Representative

P.S. I will not give up my fight against big-government policies, but I need your help to push back against liberal attacks. Will you please watch this video and stand with me today by making a donation to my campaign?

i was wondering why. is this a stunt for donations or was this guy yelling out because of principle? we all know obama lies. bush lies, they almost all do. so i'll agree with him.

I've got an idea Joe. How

I've got an idea Joe. How about you take off that f**king McCain|Palin button, drop the whole notion of foreign empire and side with Ron Paul on civil liberties. Until then, just stfu.

Thanks for the letter -- you wouldn't happen to be able to

provide the links to his videos would you?

What are you fightin' for?
Caught in the middle?
Freedom is only for those with the guts to defend it!

What are you fightin' for?
Caught in the middle?
Freedom is only for those with the guts to defend it!

He'd be a fool not

to solicit donations right now. Whether it was planned or not, I can't tell.

Defend Liberty!