I should step away from the topic, and let it die a natural death, but I can't resist making a few more comments.
When Congressman Joe Wilson had the audacity to interrupt President Hope-n-change with accusations of lies — while the President was in the process of accusing Republicans of lying — my first impulse was to side with the Congressman. Yes, it was an untimely breach of sacred protocol, perhaps even rude, but we do live in a Democratic Republic, and as far as I could tell, the congressman doing his awkward best to express the concerns of his constituents. Moreover, at the time, I was still an ObamaCare opponent.
But since that fateful moment, several important facts have come to light:
- Congressman Joe took caffeine pills in 2007 (yes, this is serious news)
- Wilson doubted Strom Thurmond's illegitimate daughter (real news)
- Joe's sons get "free" military health care (not a joke)
- Congressman Wilson is (or was) a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans (this, of course, means he is a racist neo-nazi)
These facts cast serious doubts not only on Congressman Wilson character, but on the conservative position in the health care debate as well. Whether they're right or wrong on the issue of insurance reform, I don't want to ally myself with disrespectful, caffeine-abusing, hypocritical racists.
I can't do this anymore...I'm pulling out of the fight. Obama, you win.