Joe Wilson Sells Out Constituents to Sit with Democrats
Jerry A. Kane
Say it ain’t so
I’m sure there telling us lies Joe please tell us it ain’t so.
Last year when the Ruler said that illegal aliens weren’t covered under ObamaCare, South Carolina Republican Congressman Joe Wilson snapped “you lie!” But that was before the Democrats decided to exploit the Arizona shootings and use their conduits in the mainstream media and blogosphere to blame the tea party and right-wing talk radio for stirring up hatred with vitriolic right-wing rhetoric.
Now that the six-term congressman has had time to get his mind right, the neutered Republican has agreed to passively sit on his hands between two Democrat congresswomen Susan Davis of California and Madeleine Bordallo of Guam during tonight’s State of the Union address. Yesterday Davis told the Ruler that she’d keep her eye on Wilson during the speech.
The South Carolina Republican isn’t the only GOP Representative to agree to a Democrat chaperon for the Ruler’s address. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia and House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy of California have agreed to the kiss and compromise photo op and have given the go-ahead to their fellow Republicans to break tradition and sit with Democrats.
Republican Representatives willing to nullify the Party’s 70-seat House and Senate majority to make the chamber appear more equally divided are:
Roscoe Bartlett, Maryland
Michael McCaul, Texas
Rep. Renee Elmers and Howard Coble, North Carolina
Joe Heck and Dean Heller, Nevada
Peter King and Chris Gibson, New York
Pat Meehan, Pennsylvania
Shelley Moore-Capito, West Virginia
Jean Schmidt, Ohio
John Mica and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Florida
Phil Gringrey, Georgia
Steve Womack, Arkansas
Charlie Bass, New Hampshire
Robert Aderholt, Alabama
Robert Dold and Aaron Schock, Illinois
David Dreier, California
Republican Senators willing to embrace those out to destroy them include: Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, Mark Kirk of Illinois, Tom Coburn of Oklahoma, John McCain of Arizona, John Thune of South Dakota, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Scott Brown of Massachusetts, Mike Johanns of Nebraska, Johnny Isakson of Georgia and the two Maine pixies Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe.
“[T]he simple act of walking across the aisle to sit with our colleagues from the opposite party can become more powerful than any number of words we might use to bridge our differences in Washington.”—Mark Udall, Colorado Democrat Senator
Not all Republicans are doe-eyed for Democrat Udall’s night of bipartisanship. Georgia Congressman Paul Broun called Udall’s attempt to project a bipartisan image to the public a “trap” to make Republicans appear as though they support the Ruler.
Broun is right. Republicans and Democrats sitting together will give viewers a false impression that Republicans agree with the Ruler’s agenda and that he has brought the country together, when in fact he intends to keep it divided until the transformation he promised is complete.
The army and the empire may be falling apart
And the money had gotten scarce.
One mans word held the country together
But the truth is getting fierce.
Say it ain’t so
We pend our hopes on you Joe and there ruining our show.
For more on the story, see And Joe Wilson will sit between two Democrats for State of the Union, Whoops, Cantor Waited Too Long to Ask Pelosi to the Prom, and And Joe Wilson will sit between two Democrats for State of the Union.