Left very, very excited that Joe Wilson’s challenger is getting donations now

posted at 5:15 pm on September 10, 2009 by Allahpundit

I’ve been watching them breathe heavily all morning and into the afternoon about how much money Rob Miller, Wilson’s Democratic opponent last year, has pulled in since last night. The latest figure is $400,000 — a “shattering amount,” according to one Democratic mouthpiece. How stupid is this? Let us count the ways:

1. Wilson’s become an instant political celebrity and grassroots love object. He’ll make big bank off this too.

2. His district’s been Republican for fully 44 years. He beat Miller by eight points in November while Republicans all over the country were getting wiped out. Given the way the political winds are blowing for the midterms, with Harry Reid’s own seat now rated a toss-up and one GOP pollster predicting big gains even if ObamaCare passes, he’s a mortal lock.

3. Like Moe Lane said on Twitter this morning, every lefty dollar that’s dumped into Miller’s lost cause is a dollar that won’t go to a Blue Dog who’s in trouble. Pour it on, suckers.

4. Wilson’s biggest advantage: He was right. The One does lie, and never more so than when he’s talking about health care. Even the GOP House leadership, while scolding Wilson for shouting, is using it as an opportunity to tout the Congressional Research Service report on ObamaCare’s impact on illegals. Goldfarb reads my mind in drawing a parallel between what happened last night and the uproar over Palin’s “death panel” comment: The left keeps kidding itself that the public’s paying more attention to the messenger or to the way the message is delivered — which was the whole rationale of Obama’s speech, after all — than to the message itself. They’re not. They’re worried about rationing and they’ve got a sneaking suspicion that the president is, in fact, lying to them, especially about how much this is going to cost. By all means, have Miller take that windfall of his and plow it into attack ads with the theme “Joe Wilson thinks Barack Obama’s being less than honest about health care!” See what that gets you.

Watch this clip, via Greg Hengler, of Lindsey Graham going off on Obama this morning and vowing to support Wilson wholeheartedly in his re-election bid. If even Grahamnesty’s this fired up, you can imagine what Wilson’s constituents are feeling right now.


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I was able to get on Joe Wilson’s website. I hope he doesn’t mind a contribution from somebody outside his district. I was happy to do it. Keep up the fight, Joe!

WyoMike on September 10, 2009 at 7:04 PM

Rush said Miller only has $57k on hand and a debt of $440k. Essentially they’re paying the guy’s debt. Changes the narrative a bit.

And how much is really grassroots and how much is DNC???

conservative pilgrim on September 10, 2009 at 7:38 PM

Hey Poondit, did you miss this from the bill?:

“Nothing in this subtitle shall allow federal payments for affordability credits on behalf of individuals who are not lawfully in the United States.”

So, please explain how Obama’s statement regarding illegal immigrants was a lie.

Good4Onan on September 10, 2009 at 8:15 PM

Hey Poondit, did you miss this from the bill?:

“Nothing in this subtitle shall allow federal payments for affordability credits on behalf of individuals who are not lawfully in the United States.”

So, please explain how Obama’s statement regarding illegal immigrants was a lie.

Good4Onan on September 10, 2009 at 8:15 PM

Wow…new trolls abound. Especially ones WHO CAN’T READ.

this red herring has been gutted so many times it’s almost as ridiculous as the trolls who try to play gotcha with it.

Fighton03 on September 10, 2009 at 9:00 PM

Good4Onan on September 10, 2009 at 8:15 PM

Pay Attention: There is NO language to accompany the language you cite that defines how that would be enforced, i.e. the ability to ask for proof of citizenship.

Two amendments have been proposed by Republicans to specify the enforcement piece that would give the provision teeth, and both amendments have been voted down by Democrats.

The language you cite is meaningless because there is no way to enforece it.

Try again…

D2Boston on September 10, 2009 at 9:27 PM

Good4Onan on September 10, 2009 at 8:15 PM

Pay Attention: There is NO language to accompany the language you cite that defines how that would be enforced, i.e. the ability to ask for proof of citizenship.

Two amendments have been proposed by Republicans to specify the enforcement piece that would give the provision teeth, and both amendments have been voted down by Democrats.

The language you cite is meaningless because there is no way to enforce it. (typo fixed)

Try again…

D2Boston on September 10, 2009 at 9:28 PM

D2Boston on September 10, 2009 at 9:28 PM

Interesting. Would you kindly share with me the specific language that states that illegal immigrants WOULD get public insurance?

Good4Onan on September 10, 2009 at 9:52 PM

I live in Wilson’s district and I’m proud of him for “speaking truth to power”. Don’t worry he will be re-elected again. He probably should not have shouted out as he did, but what he said was the truth. And those of us in his district appreciate his honesty!

Cecil on September 10, 2009 at 11:36 PM

That would be the same govt regulations that let illegals get medical care in every hospital in the country TODAY.

SDN on September 10, 2009 at 11:44 PM

WyoMike on September 10, 2009 at 7:04 PM

WyoMike, I think he’ll be pleased. For anyone else there is a link for any contributions on Sean Hannity’s site, I believe. I need to send a contribution for him.

Give early & give often. hahaha

Cecil, you & I are in the same district.
I’ll ditto on the lapse of decorum, but he said what no one else would.

PalmettoPatriot on September 11, 2009 at 12:46 AM

Follow the money.

Dr. ZhivBlago on September 11, 2009 at 6:00 AM

Hey

Good4Onan on September 10, 2009 at 8:15 PM

You forgot the big but. The are not authorized to ask for proof of citizenship ie a birth certficate they are only authorized to ask for a SSN and DL. So if they are ont going to be asking for proof of citizenship they will receive FREE healthcare. We know how the progressives work. But beside the Liar in chief wants to grant amnesty to them all fo the point above is mute!

sargentj on September 11, 2009 at 9:16 AM


You forgot the big but. The are not authorized to ask for proof of citizenship ie a birth certficate they are only authorized to ask for a SSN and DL. So if they are ont going to be asking for proof of citizenship they will receive FREE healthcare. We know how the progressives work. But beside the Liar in chief wants to grant amnesty to them all fo the point above is mute!

sargentj on September 11, 2009 at 9:16 AM

So, in other words, you can’t provide the specific language that stipulates that illegals WOULD be covered. Merely the absence of 2 GOP amendments, their full context you have not been privy to, makes your case?

Typical christian conservative: short on facts, long on doomsday prophesy. Well done.

Good4Onan on September 11, 2009 at 11:11 AM

While the libs may think they’re cranked up there are a multitude of conservatives around the country showing their support for Joe with financial contributions to his campaign

jmckeone on September 11, 2009 at 1:44 PM

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