Friday, September 11, 2009

The Joe Wilson Story Changes Everything

I should step away from the topic, and let it die a natural death, but I can't resist making a few more comments.

When Congressman Joe Wilson had the audacity to interrupt President Hope-n-change with accusations of lies — while the President was in the process of accusing Republicans of lying — my first impulse was to side with the Congressman. Yes, it was an untimely breach of sacred protocol, perhaps even rude, but we do live in a Democratic Republic, and as far as I could tell, the congressman doing his awkward best to express the concerns of his constituents. Moreover, at the time, I was still an ObamaCare opponent.

But since that fateful moment, several important facts have come to light:
These facts cast serious doubts not only on Congressman Wilson character, but on the conservative position in the health care debate as well. Whether they're right or wrong on the issue of insurance reform, I don't want to ally myself with disrespectful, caffeine-abusing, hypocritical racists.

I can't do this anymore...I'm pulling out of the fight. Obama, you win.

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Anonymous said...

I'm with Joe Wilson also.

Anonymous said...

I am with him too. Finally a Representative with a back bone to call this president what he is, and do it publicly. To dissent to protest, to call what this is...a lie.

MDP said...

I don't disagree with Joe the Congressman, but my concern is that his action has galvanized the Dems in a way that Obama himself couldn't and that he has made Republicans look argumentative and disrespectful.
As Dennis Prager said this morning: you can either do good or feel good - Joe made himself feel good and that might have been a detriment to us all.

RightKlik said...

DD2: Yes, now is the time to speak up. That's what Wilson did. Rude? Maybe. But the Dem health care bill is much more insulting.

CS: If our Representatives in Congress don't speak up now, when will they?

MDP: Consider the latest news:

Rep. Wilson Outburst Leads Senate Dems to Close Loophole in Health Reform Bill.

In the Senate, Democrats in the so called "Gang of Six," began moving quickly to close the loophole Rep. Joe Wilson helped bring to light with his outburst during President Obama's address to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday night.

Would this be happening if Wilson hadn't spoken up?

Perhaps Wilson is being vindicated.

WomanHonorThyself said...

yes yes!

Left Coast Rebel said...

RK - It sounds like you are at the exact same point as I am on this story, I couldn't resist talking about it again today. My first instinct was to side with him as well. Read my post today, I point out the absurdities and then one little tidbit all but unseen.....

Anonymous said...

Klik, you are so right. Like Joe, we must speak out and keep speaking out. We must be heard through the liberal propaganda and the MSM bullshit.

The battle is NOW and it's gonna last a long time.

Anonymous said...

I'm also with Joe.. Right now we really need people who will stand up t this guy. Excellent blog, please keep up the fight, we must NOT let the lefties get their way.

robert verdi said...

By a strange coincidence the White House Announced Friday that "Non-Citizens" will not be eligible.

DaBlade said...

Maybe his abuse of caffeine led to his outburst of "YOU LIE", but just think what a normal person's response to Obama's speech would be without the chemical help.

Me, Myself, And I said...

And lets not forget that Democrats gave tickets to Cindy Sheehan and other Code Pink skanks knowing that they would disrupt President Bush’s speeches with screaming, protesting and other hysterical antics. All of which is far more disruptive and disrespectful, but Democrats, being who they are, lacked the character to do it themselves.

Where was the apologies then?.

But That's Just My Opinion said...

At least he had the guts to do what others wanted to do but didn’t. The left seems to forget the booing it did in 2005 during the state of the union address. Were there any sanctions for that? They were disrespectful first now, they complain because someone else was disrespectful to their guy. Why is that they always go first? In 2000, they went to the courts first and then complained when others followed suit. During this health-care debate, they went to the fear pull-pit first–its urgent, critical, etc–then turn around and complain when groups point out their own draconian intent. It is unbelievable sometimes. As you stated so well, “It’s a lot easier to attack a rude Republican than to defend the details a complicated overhaul of our nation’s health care system.

RightKlik said...

NG: We're running out of time. ObamaCare got a good bounce in the polls becuase on the power of Obama's uncontested lies. The bounce wasn't enough to move the numbers all the way back to where Obama needs them, but now the numbers are even again. We have to expose the

AATC: We need all of the energy we had in August.

RV: Closing the loophole that never existed. Gotta love the crooks in Washington.

DaBlade: When I try to read the legislation, I'm convinced they're asleep at the wheel.

MMAI: The double standard never ceases to amaze.

BTJMO: The Dems always go first because when the GOP tries any new tactic, they always gets tarred and feathered by the Democrat-run media and John McCain.

Generally speaking, the GOP is full of cowards.