Oh, BTW: Joe Wilson distracted you from one of the most important speeches by an American President in the past 20 years and is also your pre-existing condition.

Thanks to alert JJP community member WordSmith for the tip. Wilson’s particular Tea Party needs to come to an end, methinks, since it appears certain people aren’t invited…It’s disturbing how obvious, how overt the racism really is among Republicans.

From Crooks and Liars:

Looking into the background of Rep. Joe Wilson, R-South Carolina, after his heckling of President Obama last night, I came across this:

Joe also has been a member of the Columbia World Affairs Council, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Sinclair Lodge 154, Jamil Temple, Woodmen of the World, Sons of Confederate Veterans, ….

This is an organization that, as the SPLC has detailed assiduously, has been taken over in the past decade by radical neo-Confederates who favor secession and defend slavery as a benign institution.

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Now, add this to the fact that Joe Wilson, as a state legislator, was one of only seven Republicans to go against their own party and vote to keep the Dixie Rebel flag flying over the South Carolina capitol:

The flag came down that year after Republicans in both houses went for a compromise that would put it on Statehouse grounds at the Confederate Soldier’s monument. The “Magnificent Seven” of Senators who voted to keep the flag up included current Congressman Joe Wilson (who I served with in the 218th Infantry Brigade of the National Guard.)

A clearer picture of why this congressman might so virulently breach protocol and loudly interrupt an African-American president’s speech to Congress by calling him a liar does start to emerge, doesn’t it?

So inquiring minds want to know:

Is Joe Wilson still a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans?

If so, does he condone the activities of the “Lunatic” faction that now controls the SCV?

Does Joe Wilson consider the Republican Party “the Party of Lincoln”?

Does Joe Wilson support secession?

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