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Friday, February 23, 2018

Remember Rep. Joe Wilson, the South Carolina Republican who screamed “You lie!” at Barack Obama during the president’s speech before a joint session of Congress in September 2009? Of course you do.

Last Monday evening Wilson was finally rewarded for that infamous outburst– when constituents at a town hall meeting in his district got so fed up with his obfuscating nonsense that they drowned him out by chanting “You lie!”

They were responding to Wilson’s claim of supporting “all efforts to make sure that violence against women is fully enforced [sic],” although he voted against renewing the Violence Against Women Act. (Looking back, he was lying when he hurled that accusation against Obama, too.)

It’s a brief but stirring moment of karmic justice.

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18 Responses to #EndorseThis: Rep. Joe ‘You Lie!’ Wilson Gets Karmic Justice

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    • I sense his time is short as the blinders will finally come off more and more people realizing that not only did Joe lie but so did Fake President Trump

      • One can only hope for Trump.

        In the meantime there are the Special Elections this year and the midterms next.

        If the midterms go as badly as they have in the past, I’m afraid I may never come out of that “Slough of Despond”.

    • Voting him out would be optimal, but merely having him exposed like this is shameful and something he’ll think about for a long time. This will be etched indelibly on his conscience. And it will be on public record for future historians of how fully his hypocrisy came full circle to bite him on his rear-end. His supporters may or may not be chagrined, but the message and image of this public rebuke won’t go unnoticed by others in the world who’ll take note and reflect.

      • Correct as you are, these feelings of satisfaction and karmic revenge are fleeting and insubstantial. They are our favorite player getting a hit in the ball game. Nice, fun.

        But ultimately useless unless we win the game. I’d gladly forgo the laughs at Wilson’s expense for him being defeated by a Democrat next year.

        • He is in the South, remember. When Civil Rights was signed into law by a Democrat, those terrorist producing southerners made it clear they wanted to keep terrorizing and a Democrat put a stop to their fun. Because of the R, he will continue to be reelected.

          • If he’s going to be reelected consistently, what’s the use of the chants?

            No, if we’re looking at a 20% swing in votes, we’ve got to defeat Republicans all up and down the line. Local and State level are perhaps more important as the 2020 census and reapportionment are coming.

          • We need to reach the people. Maybe, we have been aiming too high and it goes right over their heads. I used to know Greg shorthand, some German, how to play at the piano, some high school Spanish. I didn’t use them for a long time and now I cannot do so good. Use it or forget it. That is what has happened with the United States. With the advent of so called news sites like fox and the obsessive use of electronic gadgets, communication with other people has been lost. Will it do me any good to write to Idaho legislators and United States senators from this state? You notice I did not say my legislators.. I have none. They are as dumb as McConnell. When I wrote twice to point out they violated the law and the Constitution, they justified it. Many Republican legislators, in this state, run unopposed. Instead of castigating the voters who do not vote, try to see it from their perspective. They are not living in a democracy. This actually causes them to grieve. I vote. I vote because they let me to into a booth and mark a ballot.

        • There is a much bigger Game than what is being played out in politics. What you refer to is small potatoes to the Real Game.
          Many of us still imagine that a rotten structure can be rehabilitated. Well, that may be true—a few rivets here, some cement there, some improved regulations, laws and punishments might help. But for how long?

          The real ball game is being played on another “field”, and it has to be played in the hearts and the souls. This is how “REAL” change is made—one that may or may not improve the condition of adults, but stands a much better chance when children and youth are taught values that redound to the benefit of all and not some. That “blaa game” in the hearts of children, molding their characters according to higher and nobler standards, as defined quite clearly in all the Writings and traditions in the past, and very clearly and extensively in the Writings of Baha’u’llah–Writings unadulterated by interpreters, jack-legged preachers each according to their own tastes, and fly-by-might unauthorized translators.

    • At least you’re astute enough to realize that using paid “disrupters” will accomplish nothing except to energize Joe’s supporters and donors. No problem, if you guys burn energy and money and help the GOP increase their numbers, I say go for it.

  1. Well, “Joe the Congressman” is getting his just desserts. “Karmic”, “Poetic Justice”, whatever we want to call it, Joe and the voters who mindlessly felt Joe was fit to be voted for, should be constantly reminded of his ill-mannered, uncouth behavior.

    • Poor AoP, Using paid “disrupters” at meetings is accomplishing zip, zero, nada. His supporters have been clued into the dirty politics Soros is using and support Joe 100%. You are naive if you think this will do anything but get him more support and money from donors.
      You’d be better served if you took some religion classes.

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