Following his outburst during Barack Obama’s speech on healthcare this week, the far-right—which is desperate for a new national face--is now upholding Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) as a brave hero for allegedly is saying what other people are truly thinking. Never mind that Wilson’s loud claim that current reform initiatives will include coverage for illegal immigrants has been soundly debunked.
Far more noteworthy was the quick (and predictable) rush to Wilson’s defense by longtime GOP flacks such as Rush Limbaugh, Michelle Malkin, Glenn Beck, and Sean Hannity who in-between tired conspiracy theories involving ACORN are painting him as a poor victim of liberalism – not to mention yet another example of what the Republican Party apparently represents these days.
As such, if Wilson and other ideo-nuts like him (e.g. Bachmann, Palin, Gingery, etc) are truly such examples, the GOP is in far, far worse shape that I have ever seen it as it steadily tracks harder right in some sad, demented vision quest to find itself.