He's a party line Republican. He voted for health care coverage for illegals in 2003 and changed his stance this year.
I'd put money on this whole thing being little more than a political stunt.
He called people with the (historically accurate) opinion that US actions in the 1980's were responsible for Saddam Hussein's rise to power in Iraq "America haters".
Jim Demint is also not a "true conservative". He expressed opinions that single mothers and homosexuals should not be allowed to teach in public schools, and like Wilson holds firmly to the stance that the federal government should have a say in the legality of people's personal lives.
These aren't conservatives, they're republicans. Big difference.
Exactly, and I'd be saying the same thing if the tables were turned. We can't have a free for all in our governmental bodies no matter who goes off half cocked, but this crap was a clear attempt at political thumb screwing.
Does anyone think Wilson might have a chance at a presidential run in '12? With his display of what I view to be, standing up against further dishonesty from the current president, could it be a platform to launch a candidacy?
He's fighting to survive against a Decorated Marine (Iraq Veteran) in his District. He may win because his district is "older" ; but its anticipated to be a VERY close race. That is why I say he was coddling to a certain segment of his constituency.
Also; don't mistake an opportunistic Politician with a smart one; or one that could even get out of his party's Primary Race.
Is one thing to flip-off the President and get a "FUCK YEAH!!!" from his followers; its another to withstand the scrutiny and grind of a National race.
Of course not. He shouted out disagreement with the President when no one was expecting it - that is all he has done. He didn't doing anything courageous - he just did something reflexive and rude, even if you agree with his point.
If that is all it takes to be vaulted into contention for the presidency, we are doomed.
not sayin your wrong, i dont know the particulars, but miller did lose during an election cycle when everyone, even hard core republicans, were hatin republicans. Why do you think that the climate of 2008 will be reflected in 2010?
Agreed, his shout out was a calculated political move to ingratiate himself with the pissed off tea party crew. The sad part is while all these party Republicans are jumping on the band wagon with the tea parties, those dipshits are believing their sincerity.
Again, it's still all important. The tea party crowd is going to have to get suckered a few dozen more times before figuring things out.