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Originally posted by mikerussellus
reply to post by xmaddness
It just goes to the character of the president. When has he told the truth?
Originally posted by stevegmu
In N. Virginia, many of the illegals live 15-20 to a house, send most of their money home, spend the rest on beer. Do you actually think they would spend money getting health insurance, if anyone would insure illegals? They already have free health care clinics, and get emergency treatment from hospitals, courtesy of the taxpayers.
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 n
Originally posted by xmaddness
Edit for better discussions:
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 civility."
Source: Congressman Yells 'You Lie' During Obama Speech
"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 it.
Original video link provided by member Iago18 here
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.
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edits to add more discussion, updates and video
[edit on 9-9-2009 by xmaddness]
Originally posted by Wimbly
Now suddenly anything said or outburst against Obama is treated like some kind of sin. Can anyone explain the inconsistency?
Over 8 years the Democrats set the standard for how the president is to be treated. You guys made your bed, now sleep in it.