Y’all remember President Obama’s BFF 4 LYFE Joe Wilson (R-SC), right? Of course you do. Wilson made headlines last year after he yelled “You lie!” in the middle of Obama’s nationally televised speech about healthcare reform, right after Obama stated that his plan for health care reform did not include covering undocumented immigrants.
I wrote about how appalling it was that Wilson — a member of Congress — would dare heckle Obama during a joint session of Congress. If I recall correctly, my exact words were “I know there’s a black President and all but ding dang, y’all. That doesn’t mean motherfuckers should be acting like they’re on location at Showtime at the Apollo.” 1
Wilson later apologized (likely after Rahm Emanuel held him by his ankles over a balcony Suge Knight-style). Actually, in fairness to Wilson, it was one of the more “sincere” apologies to be offered by someone who done fucked up. There was no “I’m sorry if my words offended some people,” or “I regret that people have taken my words out of context,” or — my personal favorite — “Mistakes were made.” Wilson flat-out said that his remarks were inappropriate and he apologized to the President for his incivility.
So, lesson learned right? I mean, most folks agree that one doesn’t speak to the President in such a manner, right?
Well, not exactly. Wilson has since been lauded as King of Tea Party Mountain, and one company has decided that not only should Joe Wilson’s outburst to be commended, it should be commemorated.
Well, by engraving the phrase “You lie!” on a gun, but of course. And not just any gun — a fucking assault rifle:
A South Carolina gun and accessories company is selling semi-automatic rifle components inscribed with “You lie” – a tribute to the infamous words of 2nd District Republican Congressman Joe Wilson when he shouted at President Barack Obama during a congressional speech about national health care reform in the fall of 2009.
“Palmetto State Armory would like to honor our esteemed congressman Joe Wilson with the release of our new ‘You Lie’ AR-15 lower receiver,” reads a portion of the company’s website.
The product “is neither endorsed nor affiliated with Joe Wilson or his campaign,” according to a line of text at the bottom of the page. A picture of Wilson holding a rifle and standing in the company’s gun shop appears on the same page. The company offers the components, marked “MULTI to accommodate most builds,” for $99.95 apiece.
At this point, I don’t even know what to say. “This is fuckery of the highest order.” ??
“What the fuck are they thinking?” ??
“I’ve fallen and I can’t get up.” ??
I don’t know, y’all. I just don’t know.
This country has gone full retard.
1 Of course I recall correctly. I just looked it up. ::thumps head:: I’m a smart one.
[via Fit News]
[cross-posted here at Balloon Juice]