U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson is famous for screaming “You Lie” at Barack Obama during a presidential address to a joint session of Congress in September 2009.
Did we agree with his antics? No. Has his basic point been validated? Clearly. In fact just last month we ran a guest column in which one of our contributors argued Wilson’s outburst was prophetic.
Anyway, given his heightened awareness of political dishonesty (and his over-caffeinated willingness to call it out), we were surprised to see Wilson join the GOP establishment this week in voting to do away with minuscule spending cuts approved as part of the 2011 debt deal.
Apparently Wilson doesn’t believe Congress should actually live by its promises … in this case, an agreement to cut $2.1 trillion in spending over a ten year period in exchange for $2.4 trillion in new deficit spending (which the federal government exhausted in fifteen months).
U.S. Reps. Jeff Duncan, Trey Gowdy, Mick Mulvaney and Mark Sanford all did the right thing and put the taxpayer first. But Wilson did not … nor did U.S. Rep. Tom Rice, who also joined the GOP establishment in voting to do away with the spending cuts.
For shame …
S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley promised us Rice was going to do better.
“I know what Tom Rice will do,” Haley said in endorsing Rice last year. “He’ll fight for us. He’ll make sure that he does the right thing and he’ll support us as we continue to fight the issues in Washington.”
Apparently not …
Both Rice and Wilson should be ashamed of their votes on this spending bill – which is the latest example of the Republican Party totally betraying its stated “lower taxes, less government” ideology.
Joe Wilson – the epitome of…
well, you know.
What about Jeff Duncan. You did not mention his name? How did he vote?
He voted against.
He voted like DeMint, Jenny Lynn, and Matt told him, too. Gowdy showed him which button to hit.
SC District 2 US Rep Joe Wilson voted to cut military retirees under the age of 62 one percentage point of their annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA)
Rep Joe Wilson voted to gut the Budget Act of 2011
Rep Joe Wilson voted to raise taxes
Rep Joe Wilson voted YES to pass the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013
US Rep Joe Wilson is one of them
March 2014 is the deadline to file for a primary challenge against Rep Joe Wilson
But “ole joe” has taken the Obamacare exemption for himself and his staff. Such a kind, caring , person.
He really understands the economics of the taxpayer footing the bill for over 80% of his insurance.
How could Wilson have taken the exemption for his guys – Smirks says it doesn’t exist…
If you’ve ever had a conversation with Wilson (Joe, Alan, Roxanne..take your pick) you quickly realize how lacking they are in the area of Gray matter!! For those who vote for him and continue to vote for him, that means they are not very smart. neither are you if you continue to cast your lot with Joe or Alan.
Joe, Alan, Roxanne…but buddies with jake Knotts, Danny Frazier, the Peelers, the Lexington Ring and a great deal more scum in Lexington!
By the way, the same can be said for “Diamond” Jim Clyburn (Oshit bama’s ass kissing sychophant) and all of those who vote continually for him!
And while we’re at it, throw in thay lying idiot Haley!
All a bunch of fucking drunks, especially, I am public, Roxanne!!
Hey, Joe. you suck…your mama does too, but she charges!
He was right!!! Obama did lie, oddly enough, he was awarded lie of the year by politifact.
Crooks and Liars, that’s no bias reporting at its best. /sarcasm
Marci, I’d like to see you get a law degree from Harvard and win a Nobel Prize like Barack.
Or it’s an example of them getting the bigger picture and trying to save the possibility of winning a few elections next year, despite the tea party.
FITSNEWS is always quick to label a Republican politician a RHINO. Maybe we should have another acronym: DUMBO (Doesn’t Understand Main Street Business Objectives). Most of the politicians FITSNEWS likes are DUMBOS…don’t understand economics and consistently vote wrong on these issues. I agree with Paul Ryan who when he recommended the budget deal to the House said “You cannot shoot for the moon every time.” Maybe we should call DUMBOs Moonshots? Joe voted right.
The messiah has arrived. Go Joe Go!
Obama does not lie.
Joe and the Lexington Gang could not have gotten this far without the protection of Jean Hoefer Toal. Just ask their do-boy Jahue – their connection. What a corrupt bitch.
Jahue and Jake are up Toals ass! But, the lexington gang and the Wilson’s have one much, much closer to Toal. Peeler’s adulterous girl friend and paramour (illicit lover) is no less than Toal’s neice!! Rumored to have broken up multiple homes (home wrecker). This is the kind of crap that permiates the elected offices in Lexington County! It is all about her and who she can screw over to get ahead. Like a spider who eats their own offspring.
like Dick Eckstrom and his adulterous girl whore. We need to rid ourselves of these people.
Halfacre, Knotts are gone, now let’s finish the job…
Frazier still hangs on,
Joe Owens has West Columbia as his personal Kingdom,
Eckstrom finally under investigation and needs to go,
Tim James is a weasley little prick who is up Frazier’s ass and has no scruples,
Peeler is selling out the State and future generations polluting the State with waste from all over the country and contaminating Lexington with his lack of morals and ethics,
Metts is rumored to have an attorney and attempting to cut a deal to retire, Meyers is our version of the local drunk, no he is our local drunk!
Let’s clean up the County for our future.
Lexington use to be a decent and respectable place to raise a family and we need to get rid of this trash and start over, be respectable again.
That Peeler woman……well it’s obvious what she is.
Tell it like it is sport.
The People of South Carolina are getting very angry with these two. In fact, tens of thousands across the state want to see Bobby Harrell sent to federal prison where he obviously should be according to the law. These politicians are going to end up getting their asses fried as more and more Americans have had it with them all. The more people see, the more boiling mad they become. And that is a clear cold hard fact.
Bobby Harrell aint going nowhere man.Quit buying into Fits hyperbolic blabberings about this one and that one going to jail Yadayadayada.
No one in this state can say that with any type of certainty now.
Jean Toal can tell you with certainty that if anybody at the state level goes after her man Bobby Harrell, she will have his/her ass and job. Any judge, lawyer or agency head. Harrell is square up Jean’s ass promising her all the votes he can get her in exchange for her state judicial protection.
Anybody figured out yet why she is screwing Pleicones over?
He’s cute,and he talks real sweet..;http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pil9raVqYs
time to do some serious housecleaning in DC….out with the old!!!
Joe was right! He may be a boob but Joe was right!
You are right. He is a boob and he was right!
Even a blind acorn finds a hog once in a while…wait a minute…
cannot wait for someone from the far right of Big Joe to run against him, and pull the whole Republican party down. This extremism cannot last much longer. Cannot wait to see the civil war unfold between the moderates like Boehner and the Tea Party. Liberalism is in the ascendant everywhere but SC and the South. The GOP will turn into a regional party solely.
It doesn’t matter whether or not Obama lied about the health insurance program, Joe Wilson embarrassed South Carolina, except for the Tea Baggers and those who disrespect the office, regardless of whether it is held by a Republican or a Democrat.
Joe Wilson may have apologized to the President in private, but he never, ever, apologized to the citizens of South Carolina for embarrassing us.
Joe Wilson has absolutely no leadership quality about him. He is a follower, he will follow any trend that he thinks will get him reelected. He is like the hound that follows a female dog in season.
I don’t find it surprising that in his last reelection bid, that he won with 96% of the vote; what’s embarrassing is that Joe was running unopposed. I was one that didn’t vote for Joe.
Ralph… you don’t vote for any Republicans.
Lindsey Graham. But since he’s shifting to the kook side of conservatism in an effort to keep his ass in DC, I won’t be.
In fact, I won’t be voting for any Republican or Democrat for Congress for the next 3 cycles. If they are a Republican or a Democrat, they are not part of the solution; they are the problem! This government shutdown proved that neither party is worthy.
If there’s no viable third party alternative, I’ll write my vote in.
OK, so Joe is damned if he takes the payback, but he’s also damned if he calls out the liar of liars in public. I would rather he take a better stand on Obamacare. That said, I’d like to point out that there is a giant spider, waiting at the center of this web, waiting to take advantage of this self-cannibalization of the Republican party.
You don’t like Joe, well I do. He’s not perfect, but he’s not bad, either. In any case what are you going to do about it – get another imperfect person to take his place? And what organization will you use to defeat him and put your man in? Democrats? The eternal weasels of the universe? The TEA party? Don’t kid yourself – even if we all agreed with their ideals, they have no rational organization.. it’s like Baptist churches, fighting with each other over the iota in the other’s scripture interpretation.
Like fixing education in SC, this, too has an answer, but the answer is in mutual communication among religious conservatives, fiscal conservatives, defense conservatives, Reagan libertarians, and anarcho-libertarians – something South Carolinians have a great deal of trouble doing.
We ARE the fire-eaters. But eating fire has its disadvantages. We cannot consider winning without communicating and organizing.
I hear there are serious discussions in the Lexington and Aiken biz communities about supporting someone who has more than half a brain for this seat. I hope they find someone. Joe has run his course and Eddie (“Nuts About Freedom”) McCain wacko aint the guy. Joe’s staff is lacking any sense, particularly that offensive Butch Wallace. Hey Joe–see what happened to your boy Halfacre, the longtime mayor in Chapin, and the attempt by Stevie Benjamin to take over Columbia–the voters are on to you bottom feeders. . ..
BS Wilson was right and Mulvaney and the rest who voted against this compromise are just Grandstanding fools. These no compromise, Lobbyist controlled puppets are exactly the people who are holding America back in this Depression/Recession. No progress, no compromise, no ideas, NO BRAINS!! They can’t come up with any ways to make anything better. But, they can sure poop on anyone, including other Republicans, who are at least trying to help our Country through this mess.