Joe Wilson’s outburst during President Obama’s address on Wednesday was shocking, insulting to the president, members of the House, and the American public. This rude and crude arrogant politician set a precedent that is not acceptable. There was no civility on his part.
What I find even more disturbing is the underlying cause for the behavior we are seeing lately. Mr. Wilson, a white Republican from South Carolina shouts down and calls a liar the first black president of the United States. It seems as though the old south is rearing its ugly head. Notice the skin tone of the Tea Baggers? How many people of color do you see in their ranks? I wonder how much of what is going on is due to latent racial undertones? I am very disturbed by this trend and I had thought we were progressing…not regressing. Alas, I am left to wonder.