Republican calls out President Obama during live health care plan speech

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Speech to joint session interrupted by, “You lie!”

In an amazing surreal moment, Rep. Joe Wilson, a little known Republican from South Carolina shouted “You lie!” as President Obama defended his health-care plan, after the president said that he had never proposed providing coverage to illegal aliens.

The shocking interruption prompted Obama to briefly pause in the delivery of his speech and turn to his heckler. While emotions are often heated during these joint sessions with the president and members of Congress (please note all the Republicans sitting on their hands), the proper decorum typically is maintained. Such was not the case Wednesday, however, as the president gave his address to a joint session of congress, not to mention a national audience.

Those on both sides of the aisle immediately objected to the action. In an interview with CNN afterward, Sen. John McCain denounced the outburst and urged him to apologize. A little more than an hour after the speech, Wilson did just that.

“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,” he 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.” Wilson also personally called the White House to offer an apology, which was accepted by Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel.

Wilson, a little known Republican, was largely an unknown on the national scene before the outburst. Nothing could be further from the truth now as he’s one of the hottest topics on the internet and social networks; and to say he’s not a positive topic is the understatement of the month. Some of his most severe critics are vowing to contribute money to his Democratic opponent in what already looks like a tough 2010 race.

One thing is for sure, Wilson’s outburst didn’t do Republicans any favors. First of all, it not only will galvanize Democrats, but also completely overshadowed the official Republican response to Obama’s speech. Republican spokesman Rep. Charles Boustany, a cardiothoracic surgeon from Louisiana, urged Obama to scrap the current bill and start anew with true bipartisan negotiations. “We agree much needs to be done to lower the cost of health care for all Americans. On that goal, Republicans are ready and we’ve been ready, to work with the president for common-sense reforms that our nation can afford,” he said.

Imagine waking up this morning and you name is Joe Wilson, Representative from the great state of South Carolina as you look into the mirror to shave. One would imagine you’d be calling yourself a few names…

1 Comment

  1. Brittancus

    September 15, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    The bombardment of American fists at the doors of Congress must be heard, to make E-Verify a permanent illegal immigrant enforcement tool? It’s incredulous that we are winning small wars against our lawmakers beneficiaries–the special interest lobby. LEGISLATORS ARE FINALLY HEARING OUR ANGRY VOICES. Rep. Joe Wilson C-SC opened the eyes of millions of Americans, who are been left unaware of the cloaked–AMNESTY–committees that is going to rip the fabric of every voters life apart. I do not condone Rep.Joe Wilson (R-SC) outburst in the full Congress. But Rep. Wilson was–CORRECT! Unless there is some efficient mechanism to identify illegal immigrants applying for the government health care, such as revised E-Verify? They cannot be detected and delivered to ICE. Just indicating illegal immigrants wasn’t qualified in the wording is a waste of time, just like the billions spent on these people annually There’s also language in the senate bill that states that if one family member is an American citizen (anchor baby) then the entire household will be eligible for coverage. Any detail in the national media has been subdues or intentionally omitted, as with the crowds of Tea Party opponents. Sen. Harry Reid could be stretching his neck out for the headsman in his re-election campaign, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. They both have used their political influence in trying to overturn E-Verify. Pro-Illegal alien lawmakers could table it, under the “Sunset Provision” on September 30?

    President Obama’s direction towards an unmentionable path to citizenship for all those who broke our law is abhorrent. After the controversial eruption in the Session of Congress, they surely must be aware that imposing immigration reform on the people could break them? Americans taxpayers are already supporting business welfare? Corporate entities want these destitute people here to exploit, but don’t want to pay for their health care, schooling or towards the massive numbers surviving in prison. They leave that to the fading middle class taxpayers who carry the tax burden? Over a decade has passed since illegal people started coming here in droves and with little or no laws, to blockade their arrival we are now talking over 20 million. Nor does it stop there? Owing to the clarion call of Amnesty ringing out in the slums and ghetto’s of foreign criminals, sick, elderly and those without means, from all over the world will descend on us. IT MEANS OVERPOPULATION?

    Bad as it may be now, who is going to subsidize the new arrivals? Not the business cartels that’s for sure? Once again taxpayers will be heavily taxed to pay for the new shipment of poor, uneducated from every region. How can we expect to have any government public option for our own people, when our gates remain wide open for “Anchor Babies” and the illegal millions expecting a free handout? A nurse in a Nevada hospital indicated they have a row of beds of illegal immigrants on dialysis, which was costing weekly $18.000 dollars for each treatment. Tell me who pays for that? The US government pays a small portion; the rest is acquired from the hospital or taxpayer.

    I want a single payer system for homeless veterans, seniors, single mothers with children and poor American families. But I refuse to pay for everybody who climbs, crawls under the fence or bluffs the Federal officer at shipping ports and airports of entry. It’s not our responsibility. DON’T WAIT! PESTER YOUR SENATOR OR REPRESENTATIVE TODAY AT 202-224-3121? Find true facts by GOOGLING NUMBERSUSA, JUDICIAL WATCH & IMMIGRATION COUNTERS

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