If you care about racism, really, Senator Byrd would be your target.
These attempts to smear Wilson have nothing to do with a genuine disdain for racism, and everything to do with a partisan smear attempt.
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Welfare (Food Stamps, WIC, etc...) are not entitlements. They are taxpayer funded handouts and shouldn't be called entitlements at all. Social Security and Veteran's benefits are 'Entitlements' because the people receiving them are entitled to them. They were earned and paid for by the recipients.
The congressman, we learned, belonged to the Sons of Confederate Veterans, led a 2000 campaign to keep the Confederate flag waving above South Carolina’s state Capitol and denounced as a “smear” the true claim of a black woman that she was the daughter of Strom Thurmond, the ’48 segregationist candidate for president. Wilson clearly did not like being lectured and even rebuked by the brainy black president presiding over the majestic chamber.
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While those do not conclusively PROVE Wilson was motivated by racist thinking when he yelled at the POTUS, it certainly makes any absolute claim that his outburst was NOT racist very questionable to say the least.
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