Joe ‘You Lie’ Wilson: ‘I am Number One Target’ of Democrats

September 19, 2009

(ChattahBox)—Rep. Joe “You lie” Wilson, the new hero to right-wing conservatives, notorious for his decidedly uncouth and uncivil heckling of President Obama, held a press conference in his home district on Friday, portraying himself as a gallant champion of civility and a “gentleman.”

The perennial backbencher Wilson, virtually unknown before his disgraceful heckling of the President, claims he is now a victim and under attack from Democrats.

The antebellum Congressman, Addison Graves Wilson, Sr., appearing in Columbia, South Carolina, defended his honor before a smattering of mostly local press, speaking in his now recognizable monotone drawl, referring to his disgraceful outburst on national television, as a “townhall moment.”

Using the words civil and civility throughout his short press conference, Wilson brought the point home by describing his birthplace, Charleston, SC, “as the center of civility, in a civil state.”

Wilson then thought it important to point out that he attended Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, which he described as a “college of gentleman.” “And so I truly support civility,” explained Wilson.

Asked by a reporter, if he would shout “You Lie” to President Obama again; Wilson responded, he would not and said, “It was speaking at the wrong place, wrong time.”

He also claimed that he is being victimized due to his loutish behavior. “And now, I am the number one target of Washington Democrats, the number one target of MoveOn, the number one target of ACORN,” he said.

It’s unclear how the beleaguered community organization, ACORN is in a position to make Wilson its “number one target.”

Wilson has profited mightily from his victimization claims, raising nearly $2 million for his 2010 re-election bid.

The congressman denied that his verbal attack against the President was intentional or planned. “I would never do anything like this on purpose or intentionally,” he said.

Wilson said he appreciated President Obama’s statement that the Congressman’s outburst was not due to racism. And Wilson described himself, as a “gentleman” for immediately apologizing to Obama.

Last week Wilson appeared on Fox News announcing that he did not intend to apologize before Congress for his breach of decorum. Wilson was seen autographing, the now famous photo, of the Congressman pointing angrily towards President Obama, as he shouted, “You lie!”

On Tuesday, the House voted to formally admonish Wilson for his outburst, after he refused to stand in the House chamber and apologize to his colleagues for his behavior.

Let’s close the book on last week,” said Wilson. “Let’s look ahead to work together for real health insurance reform.”


Joe Wilson Photo Source: AFP Photo


One Response to “Joe ‘You Lie’ Wilson: ‘I am Number One Target’ of Democrats”

  1. Old Man Dotes on September 19th, 2009 9:44 am

    Joe Wilson has *made* *himself* the number one target of loyal Americans. He’s a secessionist, a racist bigot, and obviously a moron.

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