Ed Driscoll

"We Are All Radicals Now"

Of Joe Wilson, Dr. Helen writes, “it’s about time”:

When I woke up this morning and read the Drudge headline linking to a story that Republican Congressman Joe Wilson called Obama a liar, my only thought was “it’s about time.” It’s about time that Republicans play by the only rule book that works — that of Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals that asks the question, “Does this particular end justify this particular means?” The answer in the case of Joe Wilson’s truthful expose of Obama is “yes.”

Republicans cannot get heard, the public is being lied to or ambushed about Obama’s health care plan and the only thing that matters is that it not pass. Period. End of discussion. The MSM does not cover Republicans except in a negative light, Republicans are not even included in health care talks at the White House and they have nothing to lose as they are already in the minority. Shouting out during the President’s speech forces the issue. It forces the MSM to cover it, just as bloggers and talk radio exposing Van Jones and his subsequent resignation forced the MSM to cover that story. Of course, the MSM will cover the Wilson story in a negative light, but in the back of many citizen’s minds, they will wonder, “is Obama lying, is there some truth to what Wilson said?” At least someone is bringing this possibility to light.

Those of us who do not toe the liberal line must stand up–just like Mr. Wilson. We are all radicals now.

Noting Rep. Wilson’s terse eloquence, Michael Goldfarb of the Weekly Standard dubs him, “Joe Wilson, The Great Communicator.”