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Web Wits Target Joe Wilson With New Site

Updated 4:11 p.m.
By Garance Franke-Ruta
Remember BarackObamaisyournewbicycle.com, the single-serving blog by Mathew Honan that ultimately became a book and sparked a rash of follow-up blogs? Apparently launched overnight, Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) now gets the Honan treatment on the new site joewilsonisyourpreexistingcondition.com

Sample one-liners include:

"Joe Wilson replaced your coffee with Sanka."

"Joe Wilson didn't refill your Brita pitcher."

"Joe Wilson ate the last slice of your pizza."

Plus other even less kind ones.

By Garance Franke-Ruta  |  September 10, 2009; 10:29 AM ET
Categories:  New Media  
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Comments

Intelligent or not, I am not a Republican.

Posted by: JakeD | September 16, 2009 8:34 PM | Report abuse

gregp1:

I am actually a registered member of the American Independent Party. Are you disputing my analogy re: Charles Manson?

Posted by: JakeD | September 16, 2009 7:57 PM | Report abuse

How is that no one can speak. Is it that just listen. Follow the rules. Dont get the say. What is life with out having a choice to have. Nothing. If you think that how it should be well i come over and run your life will see how happy you be. how can you step on my toes but watch out for yours. Bullcrap get real. He has got more information on the laws there tring to pass and we dont know all of it and you want to judge him. I want to here everybody. Not one man. we gave power to the 3 branches not just him. The president is part of a team not solow dictatorship. There is no I in team when it comes to laws.

Posted by: btbarnes | September 12, 2009 7:51 PM | Report abuse

Rep.Joe Wilson, spoke for every American that is being TAXED to DEATH!! I am tired of paying for every illegal aliens, FOOD STAMPS, WIC, SECTION 8(FREE RENT) AND HEALTH CARE. Clearly their is nothing in Pres. Obama's health care plan that shows any regulation or protection that will keep it safe from ILLEGAL ALIENS. Please Joe Wilson move to California and RUN for Governor.

Posted by: robbiem11 | September 10, 2009 10:06 PM | Report abuse

While I don't advocate heckling the President...we all should have respect for the office, if not for the man.... I sympathize with the frustration that led to the outburst.

It is horrible to sit through such an alternate universe...for example, when Obama stood up and cold-bloodedly announced, "We have just passed a stimulus package without a single earmark!"

Or, "If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor, period."

It is like in Animal House by George Orwell, where the animals laws were painted on the wall, and the ruling pigs changed them as needed to allow the pigs to do whatever they want...we are like the animals, reading the altered laws, saying "I thought it said.....oh well, I guess I was wrong."

"All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others."

I won't condemn a man for bursting out in frustration at seeing his country ruined. In fact, since he apologized for the disruption, I am going to contribute to his campaign.

Better to speak out when it is awkward than to be silent when it is necessary.

Posted by: ORTNmom | September 10, 2009 6:31 PM | Report abuse

While I don't advocate heckling the President...we all should have respect for the office, if not for the man.... I sympathize with the frustration that led to the outburst.

It is horrible to sit through such an alternate universe...for example, when Obama stood up and cold-bloodedly announced, "We have just passed a stimulus package without a single earmark!"

Or, "If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor, period."

It is like in Animal House by George Orwell, where the animals laws were painted on the wall, and the ruling pigs changed them as needed to allow the pigs to do whatever they want...we are like the animals, reading the altered laws, saying "I thought it said.....oh well, I guess I was wrong."

"All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others."

I won't condemn a man for bursting out in frustration at seeing his country ruined. In fact, since he apologized for the disruption, I am going to contribute to his campaign.

Better to speak out when it is awkward than to be silent when it is necessary.

Posted by: ORTNmom | September 10, 2009 6:30 PM | Report abuse

Joe Wilson is bitter, angry and full of hate. He's doing a great job representing Republicans throughout the Confederacy.

Fear, Hatred, Distortion and Division. It's all they've got to offer.

Posted by: thebobbob | September 10, 2009 4:38 PM | Report abuse

Respect the office. Only in America.

Posted by: rayeraye1 | September 10, 2009 3:21 PM | Report abuse

Hey..Joe Wilson you spoke out! Wow! Like a true Republican you used a one syllable word to make your point. That was probably all you could blurt out, right Joe ? After two terms of silence re: any reaction to your great "deciders" lying, deadly, inept invasion of Iraq, with torture murder and thousands of American soldiers killed, the Hurricane Katrina debacle, drugs and illegals flooding our cities, the banking and housing disaster, your phones being tapped, environmental problems...and..hmmm..what else...oh, yeah people losing their homes, jobs, savings, etc. ....did you, Joe Wilson, bravely stand up in public and accuse Bush or Cheny, Rumsfeld, Rove or Breemer, or Wolfowizc, etc. of lying? Did you! Were all lying, huh?
Listen up, Joe if you want info on major lying please check out "hwoodude" and "Liar!" on youtube, OK? It may shock you, Joe, but you've been warned!

Posted by: JH2535 | September 10, 2009 3:07 PM | Report abuse

jakeD is an embarrasment to intelligent repubilicans, the few that do exist.

Posted by: gregp1 | September 10, 2009 2:35 PM | Report abuse

Joe Wilson gave President Obama and the Health Care Reform issue a gift last night.

The nation and other parts of the world got to see just how ugly and factually wrong the Republicans are on this issue.

Posted by: JRM2 | September 10, 2009 1:09 PM | Report abuse

I just sent a contribution to Wilson's democratic opponent in next year's election, Rob Miller. I also sent a request to everyone in my address book to do the same.

I urge everyone who disagrees with Mr. Wilson's behavior to do the same, please send a contribution of any amount to Rob Miller: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/entity/19079

Posted by: JRM2 | September 10, 2009 1:05 PM | Report abuse

Ad hominem personal attacks are logical fallacies. Even if Charles Manson himself stood up and called out this lie, it wouldn't effect whether it is a "lie" or not.

Posted by: JakeD | September 10, 2009 12:42 PM | Report abuse

All you saps applauding Joe Wilson must think he's doing a great job looking out for your interests.

Believe me it has nothing to do with Joe Citizen and everything to do with getting himself re-elected. Just follow the money.

Take a look at how many of his 2010 contributors are health care related. His #1 contributor is the American Hospital Association, but among the top 20 are the American Speech Language Hearing Association, Blue Cross/Blue Shield(!), Carecore (a specialty benefit MANAGEMENT company, American Society of Anesthesiologists, and AstraZeneca PLC (pharmaceutical).

https://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/contrib.php?cid=N00024809&cycle=2010&type=I&newMem=N&recs=100

Posted by: flameworker321 | September 10, 2009 12:35 PM | Report abuse

Donate to Rep. Joe Wilson here:

https://www.completecampaigns.com/public.asp?name=Wilson&page=2

If you prefer to mail a check the old fashioned way:

Joe Wilson for Congress
P.O. Box 2145
West Columbia, SC 29171

Posted by: JakeD | September 10, 2009 12:06 PM | Report abuse

Then why did the Dems reject a proposed amendment to H.R. 3200 to actually enforce that provision. It's just words on paper if there's not mechanism for enforcement. You all know that illegals get treated in ERs now, so what's going to stop that in the future?

Posted by: JakeD | September 10, 2009 12:00 PM | Report abuse

Joe Wilson Exposes Prez as 'Liar', Wife 'Fair Game'


Reader News (fictional) has learned overnight that Rep. Joe Wilson (Wingnut-SC) was retained by the CIA to hospital ERs 'in or around a US international border that is not Canada' to determine if indeed illegal alien 'Saddam Sanchez and his family sought to acquire $500 worth of medical care from America'.


Mr. Wilson had completed half of a rough draft of his to-be-published op-ed "What I Found in El Paso" but decided shouting "you lie" at the President would be "easier than all that writing stuff."


In further developments, the White House has secretly determined that Wilson's wife, a NOC for the South Carolina Republican Women's Auxiliary is now "fair game."


Posted by: trblmkr1 | September 10, 2009 11:41 AM | Report abuse

Obama gave a lawyer's answer regarding illegals. While the legislation states that illegals are ineligible, it also procludes any inquiry by providers or gov't entities into a beneficiary's residency status. (Imagine making speeding being illegal, but prohibiting traffic cops from having cruisers or radar guns).
The Heller Amendment would've addressed this issue, but Charlie Rangel's Ways & Means Committee voted it down on a party-line (26-15) vote. I wonder why?

Posted by: OttoDog | September 10, 2009 11:26 AM | Report abuse

Quote from the URL JakeD cites:
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OBAMA: "The reforms I'm proposing would not apply to those who are here illegally." One congressman, South Carolina Republican Joe Wilson, shouted "You lie!" from his seat in the House chamber when Obama made this assertion. Wilson later apologized.

THE FACTS: The facts back up Obama. The House version of the health care bill explicitly prohibits spending any federal money to help illegal immigrants get health care coverage. Illegal immigrants could buy private health insurance, as many do now, but wouldn't get tax subsidies to help them. Still, Republicans say there are not sufficient citizenship verification requirements to ensure illegal immigrants are excluded from benefits they are not due.

Posted by: andrewcullen | September 10, 2009 11:21 AM | Report abuse

Jake,

Don't let the facts get in the way of your opinion. Here is the section of the bill that probhibits federal funds for health care for people who are here illegally:

H.R. 3200: Sec 246 — NO FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR UNDOCUMENTED ALIENS

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

So, the fact is that Joe Wilson is a liar. He even lies about his name....his real name is Addison Graves Wison.

Posted by: Coloradem1 | September 10, 2009 11:20 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: JakeD | September 10, 2009 11:11 AM | Report abuse

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