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Joe Wilson's "You Lie" Outburst During Obama Speech Draws Bipartisan Criticism

There are 23248 comments on the story from Sep 10, 2009, titled Joe Wilson's "You Lie" Outburst During Obama Speech Draws Bipartisan Criticism. In it, reports that:

The name Joe Wilson has entered another firestorm in politics. No, not the Joe Wilson whose wife and CIA operative Valerie Plame was outed during the Bush administration, allegedly as retribution. No, this is Rep. Joe Wilson of South Carolina.

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Jamaica Plain, MA

#1 Sep 10, 2009
Joe Wilson should not have disrespected the President, like him or hate him he's still the President. For the record, I agree with Joe Wilson, Obama is lying, but he deserves the respect of the office he holds.





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Hermitage, TN

#2 Sep 10, 2009
I regret he apologized for it. The entire Republican side should have shouted it. But then if they shouted "LIE" everytime Obama lied during his speech, they would have been shouting "LIE" every 20 seconds or so. It was by far the deepest pile of sh*t I have ever seen.





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West Haven, CT

#3 Sep 10, 2009
Give the Racists, bigots enough rope and they will hang themselves. The Republican Party will never regain respect as long as they continue to elect such fools. What an embarrassment for the Conservative Party.





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Pompano Beach, FL

#4 Sep 10, 2009
Just a question/statement. How is anyone even pretending that this type of behavior is acceptable. Remember when calling out Bush was "unpatriotic"?
This blatant disrespect is outrageous.... we wonder why we have the worst education rate in the world. Our country no longer has respect for anyone let alone ourselves..... its a shame, its embarassing, and I feel for the next generation. We are not and will no longer be a world powerhouse.... especially if this type of behavior continues.

Baltimore, MD

#5 Sep 10, 2009
It was perhaps with reasonable concern that republicans protested at the prospect of pushing democratic political agenda on students.

Thankfully this congressional speech was not broadcast to schools so our kids were not also exposed to the "role model" of civilized debate from the other side of the aisle.

In professing their legitimate concerns we also fortunate to also see the basic character of the opposition, which is losing respect faster than Obama.
White Collar Crime

New York, NY

#6 Sep 10, 2009
No tears for Reagan
June 8, 2004 /
Excuse me if I don’t shed any tears over the passing of former President Ronald Reagan. While the news of the 40th president’s death brought on a flood of sentimentality over the nation’s media this past weekend, I could not help but recall what the Reagan presidency really meant for Black Americans. Similar to what occurred upon the death of Richard Nixon, amnesia has set upon journalists as they recall Reagan’s era; choosing to indulge in idol worship rather than serious reflection on the former president’s policies.

Ronald Reagan: The Great White Redeemer / June 10 2004
Only 12 years elapsed between the glorious military victory over the Confederate Slave States in 1865 and the definitive defeat of Reconstruction in 1877. In many important respects, the Reconstruction period was even briefer than that. By 1870, when the last of the southern states ratified the 15th Amendment to the Constitution, Tennessee had already rejected biracial democracy and installed an all-white “Redeemer” government.“Redemption” then swept through Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia.

Reagan's heart of darkness
June 9, 2004 /
PRESIDENT Bush proclaimed: "Ronald Reagan believed that God takes the side of justice and that America has a special calling to oppose tyranny and defend freedom." In the first three days of news reports on the death of the former president, not a single major American newspaper, television station, or politician has dared to exhume this counterpoint to the Reagan's legacy: "Immoral, evil, and totally un-Christian."

Saint Louis, MO

#7 Sep 10, 2009
Luke 12:1-2 Beware of the hypocrits! This senator either is ignorant or Racist take your pick? To disrespect our president he would not have shouted at Bush?

Infact did not when he put the country in the deficit with a WAR that serves no purpose. I am sick of the hypocrits who do nothing but try to divide the country and those who side with this man you may want to ask who will pay for health care for those who don't have it? Republicans don't care about the poor never have just want to try and save their asseTs! Who lies any better than a Republican? A dirty one who keeps your money and then try to use scare tactics!
White Collar Crime

New York, NY

#8 Sep 10, 2009
Trent Lott, Ronald Reagan and Republican Racism
Dec. 14, 2002 /
Southern Strategy: The race question has haunted Reagan and the GOP for decades
The same could be said, of course, about such Republican heroes as, Barry Goldwater, Richard Nixon or George Bush the elder, all of whom used coded racial messages to lure disaffected blue collar and Southern white voters away from the Democrats. Yet it's with Reagan, who set a standard for exploiting white anger and resentment rarely seen since George Wallace stood in the schoolhouse door, that the Republican's selective memory about its race-baiting habit really stands out.,859...


Reagan, White As Snow
Last week, as we’ve heard, the Republican presidential candidates praised the name and heritage of Ronald Reagan 40 times during the televised Show and Tell at the Reagan Presidential Library. That none of them mentioned Reagan’s legacy of white supremacy and support for apartheid is a little like invoking Jefferson Davis and not mentioning treason or slavery. Actually, a lot like it.
Ronald Reagan was a white supremacist to his very core, and left enough traces over his lengthy political career so that it’s evident for anyone who cares to look—which apparently few do.
Domestically, he opposed every legislative remedy for African Americans, betraying a meanness of spirit and an open racism. As Sidney Blumenthal wrote in The Guardian in 2003:/

North Port, FL

#9 Sep 10, 2009
When something hurts it is normal to shout....It seems this guy gave the LOONS ,who practice this crap,and get away with it,a small fly swatter to beat on this guy....IT Won't work...Facts are OBAMA IS A LIAR!!......Any and all illegals in the USA,do get health illegal ever died ,no baby denied birth...we Pay for that!..

One more diversion by loons to the real Question..HOW ARE THEY GONNA PAY FOR THIS!!..Thats the Question...WHO PAYS????....No answer....So this guy is a perfect cover for a non answer!!.....In that POTUS is lieing!! DNC BULL SHIT!!
White Collar Crime

New York, NY

#10 Sep 10, 2009


Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999

Bill Clinton and the Republicans did away with oversight.

President Bill Clinton signed this into law with 54 Republicans voting yes and 44 Democrats voting no./


The Real Boston Tea Party was an Anti-Corporate Revolt
CNBC Correspondent Rick Santelli called for a "Chicago Tea Party" on Feb 19th in protesting President Obama's plan to help homeowners in trouble. Santelli's call was answered by the right-wing group FreedomWorks, which funds campaigns promoting big business interests, and is the opposite of what the real Boston Tea Party was. FreedomWorks was funded in 2004 by Dick Armey (former Republican House Majority leader & lobbyist); consolidated Citizens for a Sound Economy, funded by the Koch family; and Empower America, a lobbying firm, that had fought against healthcare and minimum-wage efforts while hailing deregulation.

Anti-tax "tea party" organizers are delivering one million tea bags to a Washington, D.C., park Wednesday morning - to promote protests across the country by people they say are fed up with high taxes and excess spending.

The real Boston Tea Party was a protest against huge corporate tax cuts for the British East India Company, the largest trans-national corporation then in existence. This corporate tax cut threatened to decimate small Colonial businesses by helping the BEIC pull a Wal-Mart against small entrepreneurial tea shops, and individuals began a revolt that kicked-off a series of events that ended in the creation of The United States of America.


The GOP: divorced from reality
The Republican base is behaving like a guy who just got dumped by his wife.
By Bill Maher April 24, 2009 /
If conservatives don't want to be seen as bitter people who cling to their guns and religion and anti-immigrant sentiments, they should stop being bitter and clinging to their guns, religion and anti-immigrant sentiments.

It's been a week now, and I still don't know what those "tea bag" protests were about. I saw signs protesting abortion, illegal immigrants, the bank bailout and that gay guy who's going to win "American Idol." But it wasn't tax day that made them crazy; it was election day. Because that's when Republicans became what they fear most: a minority.

Since: Aug 09

Location hidden

#12 Sep 10, 2009
If you will look at my ISP on this post you will see that I am from Joe Wilson's home State of South Carolina. What it doesn't tell you is that he is also the representive for my district. Although I did not vote for the man, I just wanted to post that he does not speak for all South Carolinians. His outburst last night has embarrassed us to no end. We finally get some of the furor over dumb Mark Sanford hushed just a little and this idiot pops off like a complete fool and once again has given the Country and perhaps the entire world the impression that there is no intelligent life in South Carolina. There is nothing we can say or do to rectify what this nut did last night, except to say he is an inidvidual with serious issues and he does not speak for all South Carolinians. Once again, whether you agree or disagree with The President's agenda, you just don't disrespect the office like that stupid Joe Wilson. There are many good, intelligent, hard working people here in South Carolina with good intentions and good lives and great families, I only ask that you not judge us all by Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dumb Mark Sanford and Joe Wilson. Thank you.


#14 Sep 10, 2009
Acorn workers illegal activities through a Balimore acorn branch! An under cover camera caught workers giving advise on how to get fraudulent loans, how to claim prositutes as dependents, and willing to set up a brothel for illegal 13 -15 year olds supposedly from honduas, the undercover said they we going to put the kids into prostitution at the house if the could help them get a loan. Acorn workers were more then willing to give advise on how to evade the law.
Konnecticut Better Yet

Norwich, CT

#15 Sep 10, 2009
KevinC wrote:
Joe Wilson should not have disrespected the President, like him or hate him he's still the President. For the record, I agree with Joe Wilson, Obama is lying, but he deserves the respect of the office he holds.
Why? Obama doesn't even have respect for the office he usurped.
Time for a Change

Mastic, NY

#16 Sep 10, 2009
ladeeda wrote:
Give the Racists, bigots enough rope and they will hang themselves. The Republican Party will never regain respect as long as they continue to elect such fools. What an embarrassment for the Conservative Party.
Explain Charlie Rangel. PLEASE
Dems too crazy

Thornton, IL

#17 Sep 10, 2009
I loved the the look on Nancy Pelosi's face, in her Santa Clause suit=priceless.





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Since: Oct 08

New Philadelphia, OH

#18 Sep 10, 2009
I was hoping this outburst did not come from an Ohio Representative. All I can say is, South Carolina Reps have really been embarrassing their state this year!
Miyamoto Musashi


#20 Sep 10, 2009
This is nonsense. Obama called people liars, who had legitimate concerns about elements of HR3200 that were clearly rationing health care and setting up death revues by bureaucrats. Yes, Obama knew about those elements because he has Health advisers, who've promoted such rationing, etc. Yes, Obama knew that Dems removed some of those elements, presumably so Obama could insult concerned citizens, 1.3 million of whom have delivered their concerns to Congress.

So, if Obama can call people "liars", it's fair to call him a liar for his subterfuge.
Konnecticut Better Yet

Norwich, CT

#21 Sep 10, 2009
ladeeda wrote:
Give the Racists, bigots enough rope and they will hang themselves. The Republican Party will never regain respect as long as they continue to elect such fools. What an embarrassment for the Conservative Party.
Lol! I love how the liberal loons keep trying their little Saul Alinsky tactics,(which they have to do, since they have absolutely nothing of merit to stand on) even though it's been exposed and is well known by now. Nice try, and you're the one who should be embarrassed. Didn't you get the memo from your DNC operatives? The jig is up! The radical left is done!

Since: Jan 07

United States

#22 Sep 10, 2009
I don't think that Joe Wilson was the only bad boy at the event. The cameras did not show others who were also heckling the president. I noticed that he seemed to get a little rattled at certain points in his speech.

As a retired teacher, I can't condone the disrespect for the office, regardless of what the opinion of the man is. Unfortunately, there have been remarks made recently which have shown blatant disrespect for those who disagree with his agenda. Genuinely concerned individuals who have crowded town meetings have been referred to as "astro-turf," mobs and Nazis.

The atmosphere of hostility has been engendered by the axing of any Republican suggestons for this health care agenda, founded upon Nancy Pelosi's triumphant "We won!" announcement after the election. Since bipartisonship has been paid only lip service, the "in crowd" is running the show and the "out crowd" is irrelevant to the business of government. One can logically expect an outburst, no matter how immature it seems.

United States

#23 Sep 10, 2009
Bipartisan criticism, fine with that.

But happy that this guy called Obama out.

If you can't stand the heat, get OUT of the kitchen.

Obama brought NOTHING new to the table.

It's the same old Obama lie.

Good for Joe Wilson!

Obama hasn't brought unity, he is destroying this country.

Speak out!

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