Hooray for Joe Wilson!!

@Fortunata (1136)
United States
September 10, 2009 12:30pm CST
I was so glad to see someone in the Republican Party with guts yesterday at Obama's speech! Joe Wilson called a liar, and told the truth! Yes, the emperor has no clothes, and it's about time someone stood up and said so!
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@xfahctor (14128)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
10 Sep 09
Ok, whether or not one agreas with the congressman's sentiments, do you not feel this was an incredibly inapropriate venue and time for him to express them and in the manner he did? Honestly, all this does is harm the cause of genuine oposition, it make us look like fools and dramaticly harms credibility. My humble opinion was the guy was being an asss. Right sentiments, WAAAAY wrong time.
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@Fortunata (1136)
• United States
10 Sep 09
Sorry, but I don't agree. Why was it okay for the Democrats to boo Bush whenever he addressed both houses? I'm just glad somebody called him what he was. Go Joe Wilson, woot!!!!
@xfahctor (14128)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
10 Sep 09
No, it was incredibly inapropriate then and it is inapropriate now. Come on, you know I am no apologist for either party. I just think, like the idiots who boo'd Bush, this was just plain wrong.
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@bestboy19 (5482)
• United States
10 Sep 09
If the health care bill is bad and everything Obama said is a lie, why would Wilson accusing Obama of lying harm the cause of genuine opposition? If the American people are concerned about this bill for their own health care sake, Joe Wilson's shouting shouldn't change their fears.
• United States
10 Sep 09
I agree with X. He had the right to say it and should have said it. Just not where and when he did. It is not the place or time to call the president a liar during his speech. He turned himself into a heckler instead of someone with a valid point. It did more to hurt his creditbility than help it.
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• United States
10 Sep 09
So when democrats don't approve of the next republican president, then YOU will have no problem with them interupting his speech? Is this really what republicans want? Well I guess they got it now.
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@Rollo1 (16689)
• Boston, Massachusetts
10 Sep 09
It's another case of "they did it to Bush first". It was 2005, State of the Union address. Sorry, Democrats already have no problem booing and heckling. http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2009/09/10/flashback_democrats_boo_bush_at_2005_state_of_the_union.html
• United States
10 Sep 09
Reid called Bush a liar. True it was not in the middle of his speech. Tons of people actually have called Bush a liar. Wilson should not have done it. He should have held a press conference or handled it better. But if wilson honestly thinks the president or members of congress are lying about this bill than he should have said so and then explained why he thought so. But not by just shouting out liar in the middle of a speech. Ther is a proper place and time for these things and not in the middle of a congressional speech. He is lucky obama excepted his apology. Wilson still may face trouble in congress over it. There is talks of punishing him for it.
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• United States
10 Sep 09
LIL, Obama has been called much worse then Liar by republicans (and history has shown that Reid was RIGHT), but what does this say to do this on national television. You are correct that democrats have booed republicans and vise versa, but this is the first time someone has challenged a president during a speech from the floor. If you have a beef with someone do man to man, don't just attack him and run. I hated Bush, but if someone did that to Bush, I would have wanted them removed from the room. They did that to anti-war protesters when they made onto the floor during the run up to the lie, I mean war in Iraq. My question is why wasn't this guy removed? They would have done that to any other American, and there are thousands of examples of that.
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@Rollo1 (16689)
• Boston, Massachusetts
10 Sep 09
It's one of those occasions where his moment of truthful expression can be used by the Democrats to say the Republicans are all uncouth and rowdy. However, the other side has done the same in the past to a president of the Republican party. I think that the event normally and traditionally requires civility. But maybe we've got it all wrong. Maybe they should all spend some time watching debate in the British Parliament where they really mix it up. Personally, I think he apologized and so it's over. It's too bad he gave the Dems the opportunity to make a scandal out of it. It's too bad because he was right when he called Obama a liar. It would be better if the president didn't lie, and it might be healthier if we just got to say he's lying right out in the open. A little honesty and a little less politics might do Washington a whole lot of good.
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• United States
11 Sep 09
If only Wilson WAS truthful. He was not. First time a President was heckled in that way. What a disgrace. There is a time and place for Wilson's comments... that was not one of them.
• United States
10 Sep 09
I admired him for doing it but honestly I just think this is something he was holding in for some time and it just came out and maybe he was just expecting it to be audible to his friends beside him. The reason i am choosing to defend this guy is because I do not think we the American People have been given our rightful respect to be heard and IN FACT Obama's email's regularly call those who oppose their position. Im glad that this issue did come to the table and the media is all over but Im also very let down because I can see the media going after eachother from each side and its getting heated. Now we have the Republican that their making headlines with after the guy resigned and its like--I JUST WANT THE ISSUES TALKED ABOUT, Im so Sick of this!! Im so sick of politics, if it didn't include me and those who live like me I could just ignore it and I want to because its getting ridiculous but WHY DONT we talk about the many illegals that get services here. Their saying illegals get treated in the ER room because they don't want someone walking away with tuberculosis O-K- so figure something out don't just pay for it, but then again were being all buddy buddy with Mexico and I don't know where thats going but I don't like it.
• United States
10 Sep 09
(sorry, I was saying Obama's change.org emails regularly call opposition liars, even if it means ordinary people like us)
@anniepa (27238)
• United States
11 Sep 09
Even if Joe Wilson had been "telling the truth", which he was NOT, he was still way out of line in shouting out in that setting. He's apparently had too many town hall meetings where showing respect isn't required. Wilson was clearly in the wrong, both with his behavior and in what he said because the health care bills currently being considered will NOT cover illegal immigrants and that's clearly stated. I'm pleased to hear Wilson's opponent for the 2010 election has already raised a large amount of money following his outburst. Annie
• United States
11 Sep 09
For such ungentlemanly conduct, Mr Wilson should be heavily fined, censored, or booted from Congress. Such actions are disrespectful, rude, and the expected conduct of 6-year olds! Such behaviour is without honour. Politics rely upon respectful, polite discussion of the issues, not the current conduct of the extreme right-wing conservatives, who are using outright lies, misinformation, fear-mongering, bullying conduct just because they are no longer in the majority, and the bill is supported by a liberal Democratic natural born American of African-American heritage. I am beginning to believe the ultimate goal is "Divided we fall" rather than "United we stand". the beginning of the end.
@dragon54u (31617)
• United States
10 Sep 09
It wasn't proper to do it there, but I'm glad someone said it. Unfortunately, he apologized. Now you know how I feel about it. But I think that whoever the president is, he or she deserves some respect and shouting out insults during an address is something that shouldn't be done. Wilson is my hero, bad manners and all. I just wish he would have kept his wits about him and made his point in a more acceptable way.
• United States
10 Sep 09
As much as I do not want to agree with this guys rude antics I think maybe it was good for many people to hear it during something like this speech. It could have been done in a more respectful manner, he is the president after all, but all the same sometimes things need to be said at inappropriate times to make a point. As for the Dems. crying because their saint was given the one two , too bad get over it. Bush suffered through it, it was the Democrats who booed him that opened up the forum of disrespect given to our presidents.