The GOP Hate War Jumps The Shark
It appears that the GOP has finally realized they're looking like fools
, with the rude interruption of Obama by Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC), calling him a liar in the middle of the address
. It encapsulates the entirety of the GOP's, and its pawns', answer in the healthcare debate into one perfect, easily-repeated clip.
"Everybody was stunned," Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., said of Wilson's eruption. "It was just something that nobody had ever witnessed before. We all felt embarrassed."
Republicans froze; several glanced in Wilson's direction.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi directed a fierce frown at him; first lady Michelle Obama pursed her lips and shook her head from side to side. Vice President Joe Biden looked down and shook his head too.
Obama, meanwhile, looked toward the outburst and replied, "That's not true" before going on with his speech.
Tonight, in front of most of America, it's not so much that they overplayed their hand, but that they made it clear they already have.
And the few sane people in the party are using it as an opportunity--too little, too late--to try to distance themselves from this mad wing of the party. Well, a wing that has taken over the whole body. Does anyone know what the Republican response was? As far as most people are now concerned, that was
the Republican response.
In any case, it was a foolish moment and Wilson has screwed his party
, and set them now in place as children not to be taken seriously. As though they hadn't already.
Labels: hate war, right wing, you're pathetic