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13 September 2009 @ 10:27 am
presidential heckler joe wilson's ties to white supremacy (us-centric)  
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/13/opinion/13dowd.html?_r=2
http://www.alternet.org/story/142563/14_things_you_need_to_know_about_obama_heckler,_rep._joe_wilson/
http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00024809
http://www.thenation.com/doc/20050509/blumenthal

Wilson, the man who shouted, "You lie!" when President Obama stated that health care reform would not cover illegal immigrants, interned with Strom Thurmond, the "grand old man" of racist Southern politicians. He tried to smear Thurmond's biracial daughter as a liar as well when she came forward. He belongs to the Sons of Confederate Veterans, and has close ties and a 100% approval rating from the Family Research Council, an evangelical organization headed by Tony Perkins, a former politician who has worked with David Duke of the KKK and spoken before the Council of Conservative Citizens, a major white supremacist organization that battled desegregation.

Not coincidentally, he also received the largest chunk of his campaign funds from the healthcare industry and insurance companies.

Post-racial America my ass.
 
 
 
Anne: Dark Simpsons Annenetmouse on September 14th, 2009 01:38 am (UTC)
Thanks for the info and the links. I wish I could say I was surprised, but... *sigh*. At least his opponent next election has gotten well-funded out of all of this.
anna or nanner or fannyanns or hey you :)fannyanns on September 16th, 2009 07:42 pm (UTC)
thanks for the post!

I appreciated the links.

post-racial America, my ass indeed.