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South Carolina 1st Congressional District Democratic candidate Robert Dobbs cannot believe the antics by Congressman Joe Wilson in his outburst of disrespect toward the President of the United States.

September 10, 2009
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Congressional Candidate Robert Dobbs Calls Joe Wilson’s Actions Disrespectful

Georgetown, SC - Congressional candidate Robert Dobbs (SC-1, D) responded to South Carolina Republican Congressman Joe Wilson’s outbursts yesterday, saying, "As a veteran and as a South Carolinian, I’m offended by the lack of respect that Congressman Wilson showed to our Commander-in-Chief last night. Those were not South Carolina values on display by Representative Wilson."

The outburst, from Joe Wilson of South Carolina’s 2nd District, was
quickly denounced from both sides, including Senator John McCain who
called the rant "totally disrespectful."

Dobbs is running on a platform that seeks to mend the divide between the two parties. "The kind of rude partisanship we saw tonight is what makes people lose faith in their leaders in Washington. When it is more important to heckle the other side of the aisle than to work towards real solutions for the American people, something is seriously wrong.  We need people in Washington who understand firsthand the problems facing small businesses and hard- working families," said Dobbs.

"We’re polite, hard-working, honest folks down here, and we know about Southern Hospitality," Dobbs remarked. " We respect our President and Commander-in-Chief regardless of political party."

Robert Dobbs, a veteran of the U.S. Army, is running for Congress in South Carolina’s First District.

Originally posted to rdobbs2010 on Sat Sep 12, 2009 at 01:33 AM PDT.


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  •  This is the point of censure (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:

    as the wiki article states:

    "Censure is a procedure for publicly reprimanding a public official for inappropriate behavior"

    "Hey look Lois, It's the two symbols of the Republican Party: an elephant and a fat white guy who is threatened by change." - Peter Griffin

    by BLUE YETI on Sat Sep 12, 2009 at 01:47:09 AM PDT

    •  Censure (9+ / 0-)

      What everyone forgets is the Office of President of the United States is to be held and honored fully, regardless of who is in that office, especially during a speech to Congress.  We Democrats were bashed for speaking out against George W. Bush, but we did not disrespect him at any formal speech in Congress as Joe Wilson did.

      Being a former soldier, though it is a commitment that never leaves you, I am to respect my Commander-In-Chief with the utmost level of respect.

      Just a side note.  I have 3 children with autism: one (9 years old) with aspbergers, one (4 year old) with mild to moderate autism and receives in-home therapy, and one (2 years old) that will be diagnosed with autism.  My 4 year old was on a waiting list for therapy services and if it had not been for President Obama his sending additional Medicaid money for the SCHIP Program, she would have had to wait for almost 2 years to get help.  George W. Bush and the Republicans did nothing for children and adults with Autism.

  •  Bless you for advocating for.... (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    EJP in Maine, Youffraita

    your special needs children and for supporting health care for all of our children.

    •  Thank you (5+ / 0-)

      This is why I am running for Congress, I had to fight for everything and every step for my children and it is appalling.  No one should every have to go through what we have had to.  

      We are the one of the riches countries in the world, yet we spend ridiculous amounts of money on wars that serve no purpose and risk the lives of our precious young men and women.  Healthcare reform could be paid for by what we have wasted in the Middle East.  It is the duty of a civilized society to take care of those who cannot take care of themselves.

  •  You inspire a strategy. if your Congressman is (0+ / 0-)

    safely blue, and the neighbor is a shaky red, perhaps your resources should go there.

    Drug Test Congress, POTUS and SCOTUS - Rehnquist was addicted to Placidyl for 10 years.

    by JerichoJ8 on Sat Sep 12, 2009 at 02:09:52 AM PDT

  •  Should Joe be lobotomized? (0+ / 0-)

    Drug Test Congress, POTUS and SCOTUS - Rehnquist was addicted to Placidyl for 10 years.

    by JerichoJ8 on Sat Sep 12, 2009 at 02:10:56 AM PDT

  •  I like that there is a backlash (0+ / 0-)

    hopefully people will decide to me more civil for fear of an actual consaquence.

  •  Are You "Down Here" yet? (0+ / 0-)

    Mr. Dobbs,

    I was somewhat amused by this statement: "We’re polite, hard-working, honest folks down here, and we know about Southern Hospitality,"

    Have you actually moved to South Carolina yet? Are you actually physically "Down Here?" When did you become knowledgeable about Southern Hospitality since you live in Wisconsin?

    You contact information on the South Carolina Democratic Party's page has this information:

    Robert Dobbs
    202 North Fraser St, PMB 310
    Georgetown, SC 29440
    (920) 246-4455 Phone
    (253) 559-4455 Fax

    Your telephone number is one from your most recent state of residency, Wisconsin.

    Your mailing address is a UPS store.

    My point is that I don't think you're a South Carolinian. Do you really think you know enough about South Carolina issues to represent us in the US Congress?

    I have my doubts.


    Robert Burton

    •  Colonel (0+ / 0-)

      The address is for my campaign and the number is my direct cell phone number, which I am not changing because I have people who have this number to contact me directly.

      Colonel I have my doubts about you and your possible candidacy in this campaign.  I do know alot about South Carolina's issues and would be a great representative.  I also have direct knowledge of how the system doesn't work nor helps the disabled seeing I have 3 children with autism.  I have had to be directly involved in protecting their rights and seeing they are treated adequately by the government.  Have you done that?  I would believe that is the role of an elected representative, which I have held a similar role in an elected legislative body for a total of 10 years.

      I have never stated you shouldn't be able to be a candidate nor have stated that about anyone else.  So what makes you privilage to say that about anyone else either.

      •  Are you living in South Carolina yet? (0+ / 0-)

        Mr. Dobbs,

        I think you need to actually have lived in South Carolina for some period of time to understand our issues.

        It is a simple question. Do you live in South Carolina? If so, for how long?


        Robert Burton

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