One of the more fascinating tidbits of historical trivia is the fact that the first official shot of the Civil Was fired in South Carolina, by Abner Doubleday. Yea, THAT Abner Take Me Out to The Ballgame Doubleday. Quite possibly the first official shot of a growing uncivil war between We The People and the Democrats was fired on Wednesday, September 9, 2009 by Joe Wilson.
(Let’s deal with Mark Sanford first. The SC GOP is demanding he resign. There are numerous reasons why Sanford appears to be reluctant to leave his position as governor. Some suspect he’s having money problems now that his wife has cut him off from her family’s millions.)
SC’s top Obama suck-up, Congressman Jim Clyburn wants Wilson censured. Funny but he doesn’t seem to worry about Charlie Rangle and his millions. It never bothered Clyburn when people were booing GWB during his Joint Session speeches.
“… I was incredibly disappointed in the tone of his speech. At times I found his tone to be overly combative and believe he behaved in a manner beneath the dignity of the office. I fear his speech tonight has made it more difficult — not less — to find common ground.
He appeared to be angry at his critics and disappointed the American people were not buying the proposals he has been selling. The president’s confrontational demeanor increased the emotional and political divide. I hope the President will learn that true bipartisanship begins with mutual respect. Criticism of a public official is to be expected and not all criticism is demagoguery.
When it comes to the public option, the President is either being disingenuous or misinformed. The public option, contrary to the president’s claims, will eventually lead to a government takeover of our health care system.
One could easily be led to believe tonight’s speech is the beginning of a ‘go it alone’ strategy. If the Obama Administration and congressional Democrats go down this path and push a bill on the American people they do not want, it could be the beginning of the end of the Obama presidency….”