Hey, guys: Just insult the president, and RAKE in the dough

This morning I ran into Dwight Drake yet again at breakfast — I swear, all that guy does is eat — and he told me that he exceeded his goal of raising $250,000 in the past quarter, reaching $300k.

Then, at another Kaffeeklatsch in Five Points with Steve Benjamin and Jack Van Loan, Steve told me that he raised $100,000 in the same period — which he says Richard Gergel tells him is a record, although he doesn’t know for sure.

Here’s what I told both of them: Hey, guys; you’re missing the boat: Just shout an insult at the president of the United States, and you can be rolling in the dough

Can you believe this guy? As I said this morning on Twitter:

How does Joe Wilson live with himself, KNOWING he’s cashing in on something he did that was inappropriate?

He knew he did wrong as soon as he yelled “You lie!” His first instinct, and it was the right one, was to apologize. The Joe Wilson I know, while he’s an excitable guy, is better than that.

But then he got a taste of the wages of demagoguery, and he was ruined. Now, he basks in the adoration of those who celebrate the degradation of political deliberation in our country.

It’s disgusting. And while a guy who’s unemployed like me could use $2.7 million (and think about what an UnParty candidate could do with that — he’d have the chance to really torpedo this crazy partisan system), I honestly don’t see how he looks himself in the mirror as it comes pouring in.

13 thoughts on “Hey, guys: Just insult the president, and RAKE in the dough

  1. Lee Muller

    From the October 1996 Update of the Democratic Socialists of America ‘New Party’:

    “New Party members are busy knocking on doors, hammering down lawn signs, and phoning voters to support NP candidates this fall. Here are some of our key races…

    Illinois: Three NP-members won Democratic primaries last Spring and face off against Republican opponents on election day: Danny Davis (U.S. House), Barack Obama (State Senate) and Patricia Martin (Cook County Judiciary).”

  2. Karen McLeod

    Rep. Wilson has demonstrated that he can’t control himself. He demonstrated that he couldn’t control his mouth when he shouted that epithet. Now he’s demonstrating that he can’t control his greed. Why do people want such a loose cannon to represent them?

  3. Lee Muller

    Because Obama was lying about not including illegal aliens in the Democrats’ socialized medical care legislation.

    He said so in that very speech, with his reference to the “..30,000,000 uninsured..”. There are 30,000,000 illegal aliens in this country.

    Obama later told the Black Caucus and the Latino Caucus that he intends to cover every illegal alien, and to grant them instant citizenship.

  4. kbfenner

    @ “Lee Muller” lalalalala

    @ Karen McLeod: I don’t get it either, nor do my parents who live in his district, but I think it goes back to that orneriness that I see on a bumper sticker on an SUV parked around USC: Secede Now!

    Heritage. Harumph!

    People like that somebody stuck it “the Man.” It’s the Knownothingness that makes folks on happily on Medicare protest government-run health care!

  5. BillC

    Brad’s just disappointed because he yelled 2.5 times as many words at a governor and got zilch.

    “Are you going to resign?” = $0.00
    “You lie!” = $2.7 million

    Oh well, I see Brad is still complaining about money as he writes about eating breakfast out at “the club” and again in 5-Points. Maybe Sammy “the Visa Card” Tennembaum has a few of those $2000 cash cards he handed out to the New Orleans flood refugees to use for lap dances at Platinum Plus he can float your way. Maybe if you looked at the Help Wanted ads as much as you restaurant menus you might have more luck.

  6. Libb

    According to the latest data from Homeland Security the number of illegal aliens in the US is 11.6 million.

    Once again Lee is distorting the truth.

  7. BillC

    Libb – Or as you liberals view this information, “Only 11.6 million???”. One illegal is one too many. It’s my tax dollar being spent every time they visit one of our medical facilities, it’s my tax dollar to send their kid to school in this country, it’s my tax dollar that the liberals want to increase to support people who aren’t supposed to be here.

  8. Lee Muller

    Lehman Brothers estimated the number of illegals at 30,000,000 in 2006.

    The reason they spent several million dollars to compile this information was to determine the potential market for mortgages, and devise marketing plans.

    According to HUD, over 5,000,000 government guaranteed or subsidized mortages were held by illegal aliens in 2008.

    Just in case you liberals don’t think these unConstitutional Democrat Party programs don’t affect you, think of how FHA, HUD, FNMA and FMAC brought down the banks, the stock markets, and your retirement plans.

  9. RalphHightower

    Joe Wilson was transformed from an obscure South Carolina politician to a cult hero; all based upon rudeness and violating Robert’s Rules of Order.

    Joe apologized to the Prez, but he should apologize to SC for putting SC back on Jay Leno, David Letterman, and Saturday Night Live.

    Joe is an embarrassment to South Carolina.

  10. Lee Muller

    Since we KNOW that Obama was lying about not covering illegal aliens with medical care, when would be the appropriate forum for confronting him?

    The Old Media isn’t going to do report the facts, much less confront Obama when he lies to them.

    And it’s James Clyburn who is the embarassment to South Carolina.

  11. Lee Muller

    ‘I cannot accept this award … but’
    New York Times
    Oct. 11, 2009, 7:31PM

    The Nobel committee did President Barack Obama no favors by prematurely awarding him its peace prize. As he himself acknowledged, he has not done anything yet on the scale that would normally merit such an award — and it dismays me that the most important prize in the world has been devalued in this way.

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