So here we are, a House Representative (Joe Wilson) interrupting the President of the United States during an address to both houses. Not only was it a shameful outburst, it was a baseless accusation!
I watched Republican Senator McCain tell NBC news this morning that Rep. Joe Wilson’s accusation wasn’t true. Flat out. Wilson is the liar. He’s obviously courting the lunatic fringe who don’t care about the truth. They just want to attack Obama, and if it means lying…well that’s business as usual among the wackaloons who refuse to believe in reality.
While refuting the lies that are spreading around among conservatives, the President pointed out that Sarah Palin’s claim of so-called “Death Panels” was also a lie. Again, Sen. McCain, upon being asked, said that the charges were untrue.
Kudos to Sen. McCain. He really appears to want a bipartisan approach to solving this bill, and he’s not spreading lies. I wish there were more Republicans like him. While I didn’t think he would make a good president, I do think he’s a very good congressman that more members of the senate need to listen too.
From the Associated Press this morning:
“Democrats and Republicans alike are denouncing Rep. Joe Wilson for shouting "You lie" at President Barack Obama during his speech to Congress, an extraordinary breach of decorum for which the South Carolina Republican swiftly apologized.
"I was embarrassed for the chamber and a Congress I love," Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday on ABC's "Good Morning America." "It demeaned the institution."
House Minority Whip Eric Cantor, R-Va., told ABC on Wednesday: "Obviously, the President of the United States is always welcome on Capitol Hill. He deserves respect and decorum.
"I know that Congressman Wilson has issued an apology and made his thoughts known to the White House, which was the appropriate thing to do," Cantor said.
Wilson's outburst came after Obama said extending health care to all Americans who seek it would not mean insuring illegal immigrants.
"You lie!" Wilson shouted from his seat on the Republican side of the chamber.”
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