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Do you think what Rep. Joe Wilson did was justified? Why do you think this?
Does this outburst set a new precedent for more "colorful" debates in the house and congress? If so, is this a good thing or a bad thing?
Source: South Carolina Rep. Joe Wilson shouts, 'You lie' at Obama
After the speech, South Carolina Rep. Joe Wilson issued a statement apologizing for his outburst. "This evening, I let my emotions get the best of
me when listening to the president's remarks regarding the coverage of illegal immigrants in the health care bill," the statement said. "While I
disagree with the president's statement, my comments were inappropriate and regrettable. I extend sincere apologies to the president for this lack of
Source: Congressman Yells 'You Lie' During Obama
"Anybody who would cat-call the president of the United States addressing this body is very, very inappropriate, and he will hear from a lot of us
about that," Rep. Jerry Lewis, R-Calif., told FOX News Radio.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who spoke to FOX News before learning who delivered the yell, said she didn't intend to move to sanction anyone for
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I am amazed at the outburst from South Carolina Republican Rep. Joe Wilson. In a time when we need bi-partisan support from both sides, it is clear
that some republicans are simply going to dig in and continue to be part of the "party of no".
What furthers my anger of such outbursts is the fact that there is no final bill drawn that would even be able to prove that this is in fact a lie.
Where does he get off calling this a lie without anything to back it up? Incidents like this are exactly what is causing the propagation of
propagandist mis-information in this country on this issue.
Why hasn't he written the guidelines for a bill, and submitted it to Congress? Answer- if it fails, he can blame Republicans and Congress. If he
writes one, and it fails to pass, or turns out to be a disaster, he would have to take the blame.
A bill can be presented by the president, but it still has to be passes by the Congress and the House in order to become law. A bill of this size is
very difficult to write and keep everyone happy in both parties, it would be impossible for a president to draft a bill, and edit the bill, while
keeping all interested parties in mind. There are simply not enough hours in the day for the president to have to do the job of what is essentially
the jobs of the congress and the house. This is the reason of why bills are created by the house and the congress, because they have the means of
discussing these bills in front of their respective peers.
I would rather the president worry about other things than spending every waking moment working on one bill, you know, things like national security
and running two wars.
The fact remains that he said that coverage for criminal tresspassers wasn't in any of the already proposed bills and that is a down-right lie. This
man constantly spews lies and liberal propaganda and I am glad someone had the guts to stand up to him.
I am not an Obama supporter by any means, nor a supporter of his policies. That being said, Congressmen shouldn't shout down the sitting President as
a point of decorum, regardless of how much you disagree with him or his statements, it's just poor taste IMO. You wouldn't want the other side doing
that to a President from your party.
It just makes us seem so ........ British. Just kidding there, take it easy on me.
Yes. I think that some people in the gov't forget who the hell they work for.
They are our servants they are there to do our bidding. I'm sick and tired of people in the gov't thinking that they know just what is best for us.
It really upsets me that some people go along with all of this crap.
I am well aware as to how a bill becomes a law. I was a staffer back in the day. The President would just draft an outline- something I assume a
Harvard lecturer would have no trouble with. His enormous staff would fill in the details. He would then review the draft, submit changes, review it
again, then present it to a member of the House, who would lay sponsorship to the bill.
I thought it was interesting about all of the booing about NO health care coverage for illegal imigrants. If these people paid for coverage, I would
think it might help the system, but I suppose they know differently.
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