What’s worse: a member of Congress calling the President a liar during a joint session, or the President lying to the people and their representatives during a joint session?
The outrage over South Carolina Representative Joe Wilson’s two word outburst is beyond preposterous, not only because he was correct, but also because of the total hypocrisy of those doing the loudest complaining.
Flashback to the 2005 State of the Union Address: President Bush was heckled by the Democrats during a section of the speech on Social Security. No one apologized, and the mainstream media expressed no outrage over the “disrespect” to the President. This reveals a double standard the Democrats hold in regards to what they can do, and what others can’t do.
The State of the Union is an important and historical moment for the United States, having presented proposals such as the Monroe Doctrine. However, the recent speech by President Obama was nothing more than a political power play, designed to give an already media obsessed politician even more airtime.
Representative Wilson was absolutely accurate in calling Obama out on his dishonesty.
The only bill that passed the committee stage in Congress does not have any enforcement for verifying the citizenship of those receiving government insurance, opening the program up to illegal immigrants. This bill merely pays lip service to blocking illegal aliens from benefitting from our tax dollars. Furthermore, Democrats shot down amendments detailing methods of authentication. This is akin to posting a speed limit on a road, and telling everyone to follow it even though no police will be watching the area.
The Democrats have been stretching the truth throughout the entire health care debate and can not stomach someone confronting them during “their” moment. But thousands of Americans finally got to see someone stand up to Obama, and they have responded by donating over $1 million to Representative Wilson’s reelection campaign. Some time ago, Mark Twain said that, “a half-truth is the most cowardly of lies.” The Democrats have clearly been found guilty of cowardice by this standard and now have to deal with the people of America who refuse to be lied to anymore, people like Joe Wilson.