The Liberal Media, At It Again
The oh-so-liberal CNN website is leading with the headline: Rep. Wilson raises more than $200,000
Yes, the "big story" is that the guy who doesn't believe the words in a bill define the bill (such a Republican point of view), raised $200,000 from people who--I don't know.
Think it's okay for a grown man to scream like a toddler? Think it's acceptable for a member of Congress to shout at the President? Think (we're in "oh, so Republican" territory again) you can change reality by yelling that it ain't so?
Buried 'way down behind the cut, near the bottom of the story, is the also-ran, unimportant "news" that the guy who ran against Wilson last time raised $750,000 in the same time-frame.
Posted by AnneZook at 12:33 PM
I don't think he raised it from "people who..." I think he raised it from "CORPORATIONS who... believe that any publicity is good publicity, and want bozos like this on their side to battle against anything that's good for the people and shows that government can work."
Actually, I think the fact that he raised any money as a result is, actually, considerably more interesting -- pathological, but interesting -- than that his opponent raised money from it. The latter has been SOP for years -- using your opponent's prominent missteps as fundraising. Hell, it worked for me: every time Palin said something really outrageous, I'd toss another couple dozen bucks to the Obama campaign.
"the guy who doesn't believe the words in a bill define the bill"
Regardless of what Joe Wilson does or does not know, when he made his statement there was not "a bill." If you think that, you're grossly misinformed. There were several bills.