Blast from the past: Joe ‘YOU LIE’ Wilson apologized for attacking Strom Thurmond’s black daughter
Oh, ho, ho, ho…yeah, baby. It appears this man has a history of getting caught up in his
eruptions emotions (“let my emotions get the best of me“) and his lips flapping away in the uncouth breeze too easily. Last night most of Americans got a taste of his inability to “control himself” when he screamed at the President, but look at this — he was offended that there were stories that racist bigot Sen. Strom Thurmond (R-SC) had an illegitimate daughter, Essie Mae Washington-Williams, with a black woman (a Thurmond family maid).
After all, stories that Strom’s white rod got anywhere near a nasty woo-woo of a negress would sully the steriling reputation of this upstanding white man, right? (TPM):
Rep. Wilson, a former page of Thurmond’s, immediately told The State newspaper that he didn’t believe Williams. He deemed the revelation “unseemly.” And he added that even if she was telling the truth, she should have kept the inconvenient facts to herself:
“It’s a smear on the image that [Thurmond] has as a person of high integrity who has been so loyal to the people of South Carolina,” Wilson said.
Of course, Williams’ story was entirely true — and never really in doubt. Thurmond was 22 and Williams’ mother, a black maid working in his family home, was 16 when Williams was born in 1925. Thurmond supported Williams financially for decades.
“Sometimes these things just go on,” Wilson said. “These are heroes of mine. I really hope these would be heroes to future generations of Americans. (The stories) are … a way to diminish their contributions to our country’s existence.”‘
Wow. I think we see a man in favor of a return to anti-miscegenation laws. Clearly race mixing leads to…ooops…our country being led by a biracial man. That explains a lot about the mindset of the ignorant, anger-management-challenged Congressman from the Palmetto State.