Friday, September 11, 2009

It's Miller Time

My wife called me at work yesterday. The conversation went something like this.

Me: Hey

Her:
Hey

Me:
The kids OK?

Her:
Yep

Me:
Something wrong with the car?

Her:
Nope

Me:
You called to tell me that you love me?

Her:
Definitely not!

Me:
What's up?

Her:
I just wanted to tell you that Rob Miller is
the Democrat from South Carolina who is running against Joe Wilson, and we just contributed to his campaign!

Me: Ha!


Here is a link to an article indicating that Rob Miller's campaign raised $48,000 by the end of June. At the time that I am writing this, Act Blue is reporting that 19,000+ people have donated over $700,000 to his campaign (an average of about $37 for each contribution), and more than $500,000 was raised over the 24 hour period after Wilson shouted "you lie" at President Obama.

Similar but less dramatic fundraising occurred for Democratic candidate Elwyn Tinklenberg in 2008 after his Republican opponent, Michelle Bachmann, suggested that Barack Obama was anti-American. Unfortunately, she was elected anyway.

7 comments:

  1. Love it! Let's keep the money going to defeat Wilson!

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  2. Yeah, I think it might be the end for him. I heard a story where a fellow who went through law school with Wilson said using the word idiot to describe him was a smear on idiots everywhere. Those exact words. Really.

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  3. L.A. and Bob, yeah, I would love to see Wilson voted out of office, but the election is a long time away, and he was able to raise $200,000 himself since Wednesday night. The only thing worse than an idiot is an idiot with supporters!

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  4. it is obviously your money, but it seems like a waste to me. Last I checked Bowie was not in South Carolina. I could understand a donation to a local or presidential candidate. Besides, I can think of better ways to donate your money, like contributing to my beer fund :-)

    The continued double standard and hypocrisy of the left continues to amaze me. No outrage when W was booed in that same chamber or when Harry Reid called him a liar and a loser.

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  5. Dickster, I'm not so sure it's a waste of money. Our Al Franken contributions paid off in the end :)

    I don't think that members of Congress calling the President of the United States a liar is unprecedented - whether it be a direct use of the word "liar" or using phrases like "he lied to the American people" or "he knew that this was an arms for hostages deal" or "he did have sex with that woman -- Miss Lewinsky" or "he did tell us to read his lips - that there would be no new taxes." I do think that what Joe Wilson did was unprecedented, and I think all of the Republican members of Congress that are asking him to apologize on the floor believe that it was unprecedented as well. I think there are very few Republican members of congress that want to be associated with Joe Wilson's angry outburst for obvious reasons.

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  6. I do not condone Wilson's outburst at all. However, in 2005 the Dems booed George W during the State of the Union. Neither is acceptable in my mind. We as a nation are continuing down a path of uncivility. It won't be long before there will be fisticuffs in Congress like has occurred in some parliaments in other countries.

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  7. Dickster, I agree. This is a different Congress from years ago. A couple weeks back, we heard stories of the relationship between Orrin Hatch and Ted Kennedy - a little taste of how things used to be. Go back a few more years, and you have Tip O'Neill and Ronald Reagan.

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