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Right-Wing Activists Seek to Reward Rep. Joe Wilson With Campaign Donations

Rep. Joe Wilson’s (R-SC) shameful screed from the back-benches of the congressional gallery last night has made him a cause célèbre for the far right.

Rep. Joe Wilson’s (R-SC) shameful screed from the back-benches of the congressional gallery last night has made him a cause célèbre for the far right. The “freeper” posters at the Free Republic called for donations to Wilson (that post was subsequently removed). Republican activist Patrick Ruffini encouraged his Twitter followers to contribute to Wilson. Calling the South Carolina congressman a “great American hero,” RedState.com’s Erick Erickson posted this fundraising solicitation on his site:

Faiz Shakir is the Research Director at the Center for American Progress and serves as Editor of ThinkProgress.org and The Progress Report.
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