Rep. Joe Wilson yells out at President Obama - "You Lie!"

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Rep. Joe Wilson yells out at President Obama "You Lie!"

"During President Obama's major health care speech on Wednesday, South Carolina Rep. Joe Wilson (R) yelled out "You lie!" when the President said the legislation would not mandate coverage for undocumented immigrants" - Associated Press.

Republican Congressman Joe Wilson's outburst was "totally disrespectful .... and he should apologize immediately," said Sen. John McCain in a CNN interview shortly after the President finished his speech.

I believe this behavior is an embarrassment to his office and unacceptable from a member of Congress. Not only did Wilson show disrespect for the President, but he showed his contempt for all the members of Congress as well as the American Public.

Regardless of one's political affiliations, it is not too much to expect that an elected official act with appropriate decorum and civility.

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Rainer
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Scott Smith
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Wallace: LOL. You are funny. This country is certainly NOT right of center. Keep dreaming.

September 11, 2009 05:04 PM
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Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
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Scott * country is right of center and polls agree * we'll see in Nov when Repubs take back VA and NJ governor slots!!!  Going to Repub b'fast tomorrow AM and hear Repub candidate's wife speak....

September 11, 2009 05:18 PM
Rainmaker
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Sorry anybody feels it is okay to be so disrespectful to anybody let alone the President regardless of who he is.  Joe's apology and subsequent national news guest spots for fund raising demonstrate the dis-ingenuousness of his words.  Joe Wilson is in fact the liar, apologizing and not meaning it.

There is a rash of disrespect towards this president that goes well beyond politics.  And Tanya, if you follow logically the idea of illegals paid health care in the form of "affordability" tax credits, they would first have to file their taxes.  Do you envision a lot of illegals standing in line for their tax returns?

September 12, 2009 12:23 AM
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Bonnie Vaughan
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Mike,  George Bush was booed loudly by Dems in 2005, during his State of the Union address. Hard to decipher what individuals might have been saying over the boos.

JOHN ROBERTS (CBS White House correspondent): At a couple points in this address, it looked more like the British Parliament than the United States Congress. I've never heard the minority party shout at the president during the State of the Union address.

http://mediamatters.org/research/200502040014

Not a simple audible dissent.  Masses of Dems shouting and jeering the President of the United States.

One dissenting blurted out comment is one thing.  Masses of Democrats shouting and booing a President is something else.

It was an inappropriate time and place for Wilson's remark.  He apologized for the outburst - not his conviction. How many Dems apologized to George Bush?

 

September 12, 2009 09:05 AM
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Palm Springs Realtor Stewart Penn
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Bonnie - The real apology this country deserves needs to come from George Bush.

September 14, 2009 01:14 PM
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Palm Springs Realtor Stewart Penn

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