|All hat, no cattle|
Moreover, based on her voting record, she does not support the U.S. military but pretends to feel indignant toward a former Marine Corps General and current White House Chief of Staff John Kelly.
Wilson claimed on Friday that Kelly used a "racist term" when he described her as an "empty barrel." He made that remark at a press briefing on Thursday when defending President Trump's phone call to Myeshia Johnson, the widow of a soldier killed with three others in Niger last week.
Empty barrels like Wilson seek to find a comfortable arguing point in their political discourse because actually having to make a real argument hurts their tiny cerebrums. So their 'go-to-default-position' is always the same--in Wilson's case, it's calling all white people she disagrees with, or who she wants to attack politically, a "racist."
That's all she has in her leftist, racist arsenal.
As proof that she's a total idiot, she claimed to have looked up the term "empty barrel" in the dictionary. Most people who aren't idiots would immediately realize that dictionaries define one word at a time--they do not define two-word expressions or terms.
"That's a racist term," she said. "We looked it up in the dictionary because I had never heard of an empty barrel, and I don't like to be dragged into something like that."
She doesn't like to be dragged into an empty barrel?
But let's give Wilson the benefit of the doubt as to whether or not she's a lying racist and actually research the term 'empty barrel.'
The phrase appears to have originated from the proverb "empty vessels make most noise." It dates back to around the 15th Century at the very latest and it's meaning has nothing at all to do with race.
The meaning of the phrase, according to the Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins is: "foolish people are always the most talkative." And while it doesn't say "foolish black people are always the most talkative" it probably does translate to Wilson in this case.
The Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs says the phrase means: "Shallow people with nothing valuable to say are the most talkative or noisy." This would include not only Wilson, but I would add all people regardless of race. Of course, one could make the point that the Rev. Al Sharptongue fits this category, not because of his race, but because of his character. He, like Wilson, tends to see everything in terms of race.
Notable writers have used the expression but not as a racial slur.
Jonathan Swift wrote: "I have always observed that your empty vessels sound loudest."
Some writers have attributed the phrase to Plato, but there is no evidence he actually said the words: "An empty vessel makes the loudest sound, so they that have the least wit are the greatest babblers."
So while Wilson appears to being as ignorant as someone who thinks wiping a computer clean is done with a cloth, she is wrong about the term "empty barrel," and I suspect her error is intentional.
A depressed person sees the world and future through dark-colored glasses. An anxious person sees the world as a dangerous place. A racist sees every criticism as a racial slur.
As further proof beyond Wilson's voting record that she obviously doesn't care about the military, rather than showing remorse over the death of a soldier, she 'spiked the football' over the fact that she was the center of the White House's attention, smiling and bragging about how she's going to tell her children about this matter.
Wilson is clearly an empty barrel . . . without the laughs.