Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Just how clueless is Joe Wilson?

Posted By on Wed, Nov 4, 2009 at 4:42 PM

joe_wilson_statueYep, he's back. Rep. Joe “You lie” Wilson (R-SC) would be better off keeping his neo-Confederate-by-way-of-the-Chamber-of-Commerce mouth shut now and then, but don't count on it. Instead, less than two months after heckling the president during an address to Congress, Wilson once again opened his pie hole and spoke without thinking. Actually, maybe that is his way of thinking. Anyhow, Wilson is going around claiming that the delay in getting swine flu vaccine to everyone who wants it is the fault of President Obama.

“The current administration is solely responsible. They can’t blame this on any prior administration,” said the Low Country Wise Man. “This is the responsibility of the current administration. They’ve put the lives of Americans at risk.”

Joe, Joe, Joe. First of all, the delay in producing the H1N1 vaccine, as has been explained over and over, is due to the slow manufacturing process that requires growing the virus in chicken eggs. Not too much Obama can do about that, sad to say, although the Prez has said he's "extremely frustrated" about it.

But secondly, and more importantly, Joe, do you remember the month of June? You do? Good. Now, do you remember when a supplementary appropriations bill containing special funding for H1N1 preparation came before the House of Representatives? You do? Great. Now, would you happen to remember how you voted on that bill? You don’t? Well, here’s the bad news, Joe: you, along with 95 percent of House Republicans, just said “no,” and voted against funding for fighting the H1N1 pandemic. Now, will you please shut up, Joe? No, I didn’t think so. We also understand your wife has H1N1 these days. How's she feeling about your anti-vaccine vote?

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