I’ve gotten a few responses this morning to this Tweet:
It’s sad, embarrassing to see veteran Joe Wilson follow the lead of four know-nothing freshmen…
It’s pathetic, really. Here we have these immature ideologues running about, and a six-term congressman following their lead like a puppy.
Actually, he’s willing to follow any lead he can find, as you can see from this email he sent out before the vote yesterday:
Last week, I, along with the rest of the SC GOP delegation, voted “NO” for more reckless spending and bigger government. I voted against the debt ceiling compromise because it is time for bold and decisive action. It is clear to all involved that we cannot continue down the path we are on. If we kick the can down the road, future generations will bear the burden of failing to act in this critical situation.
Yesterday, leadership from both parties came to an agreement on the framework for a debt deal, and I expect that the vote will happen later today. Throughout the discussion of this issue, I have heard many people convey their wish for a compromise. While I don’t believe that compromise is necessarily a bad thing, it should only be invoked if it means coming together to forge a solution to a problem.
So far the only solution I have seen that makes a significant proposal to solving our nation’s spending addiction is the bill titled, “Cut, Cap, and Balance”. This is the only plan that addresses the need to stop America’s spending addiction and implements a long overdue Balanced Budget Amendment.
We must now demand the federal government live within its means just as the rest of the American people do everyday. We have compromised on this issue for far too long now.
As the vote draws near I’m asking for your input. Please go to my Facebook pageor visit my website on your mobile phone to voice your thoughts. What is your opinion on the proposed debt agreement deal?
That is a REALLY strange juxtaposition… strutting about, going on about the need to be “bold” and “strong,” and then, instead of informing the world of the strong, bold thing you’re about to do, beg everyone to tell you what to do.
That’s our Joe, I guess. Nice guy. But not the bold or strong type.