Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Disgusted ...

No matter your politics, you should be disgusted at Rep. Addison Graves "Joe" Wilson, Sr.'s (R-S.C.) outburst of "It's a lie!" (or "You lie!") tonight during the President's address.

Surely, in those two or three words, the GOP reached its nadir of this debate.

Rep. Wilson's outburst was not only disrespectful, it was in itself a lie. There is a very clear section in a HOUSE bill from which Obama based his statement tonight: H.R. 3200: Sec 246 — NO FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR UNDOCUMENTED ALIENS.

Tonight on "Larry King Live," Sen. John McCain (R.-Ariz.) called on Rep. Wilson to apologize to the president immediately.

I'll be waiting.

Update: Well, that was quick. Wilson has issued an apology. But he disagrees with the President's comment? You mean, THE TRUTH?!


Blogger Doreen said...

I won't wait - runor has it he used to work for Strom Thurmond .... we know what is motivating him.

9:46 PM  
Blogger Doreen said...

UPDATE After Obama's speech, chief of staff Rahm Emanuel reportedly "approached two Republican House leaders, Roy Blunt and Paul Ryan and said, 'No president has ever had that happen,' and urged them to have the lawmaker 'apologize immediately.'"

10:50 PM  
Blogger Mercurie said...

I think the problem is that the Republicans know they dropped the ball by putting Dick Cheney and George W. in office, but rather than admitting their mistake and going on, they want to make President Obama look bad. It is rather infantile behaviour in my opinion, and I think behoves the American public to vote them out of office until they learn to behave.

11:38 PM  

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