Yesterday morning I sent a $25 check to the opponent of Congressman Joe Wilson in South Carolina. Apparently 500K came roaring in to that guy in 24 hours.
Sure enough, I started getting appeals from every congress person I ever gave money to. They were asking me to help them fight Joe Wilson by sending them money. I also got appeals for money from some of environmental groups seeking to get in on the feeding frenzy.
My feeling is, if we want to get Joe Wilson out of office then we should send his democratic opponent lots of money, and forget every one else that wants to make themselves victims of that asshole.
Here is what my sister Carlota said about the whole thing.
"I am just shaking with rage about Rep. Wilson. Apparently, he is taking a lot of grief. His website has crashed, as I tried to send the one-word message, "Shame."
What's really disturbing about the behavior of many (not all) of the Republicans is that they feel empowered to express such animosity and rudeness....as though it were now an acceptable thing to do. This is a foreboding of a terrible climate in our country's governance, and I fear it will get worse. I feel so sorry for my country."