Republican congrsssman Wilson is an a hero!

United States
September 17, 2009 3:56pm CST
Please, stop being idiotic! While republicans and democrats enjoy being on opposite end of issues, the uncontrolled burst by republican congressman Wilson was not a heroic act! Interrupting the president was not only disrespectful to both the president and the presidency but also evidence of unprofessionality! I think that the congressmman Wilson needs to be disciplined for such act of disdain, whether the result of mere disrespect for the president or "racism." I think anyone can disagree with the president without being so disrspectful!
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@dfollin (14621)
• United States
17 Sep 09
I have to totally agree with you.If he doesn't agree with the president then don't vote for the bill.Or maybe even speak to the president in private,send him a text or email.But,don't be rude.That is disrespectful and unprofessional.
• United States
17 Sep 09
Folks, I meant "Republican congressman Wilson is not a hero!" Sorry: Had a little one playing with the computer and posting my discussion before I was ready to post! Since Mylot does not offer immediate editing after posting, I guess I should be grateful that the child only messed with my title!
@ParaTed2k (22980)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
17 Sep 09
No, it wasnt' a heroic act, and the most telling evidence of that is Joe Wilson himself. He didn't make a public statement after being cornered, he called Prs. Obama and apologized privately. He knew what he did was wrong and acted accordingly. If he is to be looked up to it is in that. No one else who has heckled a president has done what he did afterward. In fact, some of the very people in Congress today took their shots at a president, their fellow congressmembers, and even our Marines. They are the ones who should be shamed.
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• United States
17 Sep 09
ParaTed, yes we are told that the congressman called the president and apologized. But remember that Wilson's action did not only disrespect the president and the presidency but also disrespected the rules and those in attendance! Each time I have watched a congressional hearing/meeting, I always noticed that the members have to be acknowledged in order for them to speak. Therefore, I think that an apology was necessary to both the president and the members of congress! I do not know about you; but if my child insults/offends someone in a crowd, then I will have my child apologize to the person directly insulted and the crowd (if the crowd could be easily assembled).
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@ParaTed2k (22980)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
18 Sep 09
Sorry, but no one owes anything to any of the Democrats who heckled Prs. Bush on the floor or called our Marines rapists. Pelosi has lied in the House even since Obama's speech. She deserves no respect, no apologies... nothing.
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@clrumfelt (5452)
• United States
18 Sep 09
Well said, Ted!
• United States
17 Sep 09
I agree. And I have to tell you he is taking a lot heat here in his home state for it too from both sides. Sure a few people are saying he is a hero. But the vast majority say he should not have interrupted the presidents speech. What I hear most is " we agree with what he said....just not when and how he said it". He does deserve to get into trouble for it and I hope he does. I know it may end up costing him his re-election. Before this comment the republican party here in SC was not real keen onthe idea of running someone against him from the party in a primary before the general election. Even though some of us have been preasuring them to do it.Now they are seriously thinking about it.
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• United States
17 Sep 09
Folks, I meant "Republican congressman Wilson is not a hero!" Sorry: Had a little one playing with the computer and posting my discussion before I was ready to post! Since Mylot does not offer immediate editing after posting, I guess I should be grateful that the child only messed with my title!
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@anniepa (27280)
• United States
17 Sep 09
Bravo, GREAT discussion!! I never thought I'd see the day when the more rude and disruptive people can be at times and in places where respect and civility used to be the order of the day would be applauded and praised! The late-night comics have been having a field day with this. It really has appeared as if Wilson started something that has snow-balled; after his outburst came Serena Williams followed by Kanye West each having their own display of rude, disrespectful behavior. OK, I know it's not Wilson's fault those others acted like jackasses but when a member of Congress acts like he did during a Presidential address, it does sort of validate that kind of display for "mere" super-star athletes and musicians, right? I wonder how many teachers have found their classrooms to be more unruly than normal? Kids are more perceptive than we give them credit for sometimes and I can imagine my grandkids reasoning that if someone doesn't have to respect the President why should they have to respect a lowly teacher! I think we really need to get a handle on this BS and nip it in the bud ASAP or we'll soon find ourselves no longer living in a "civil society"! Annie
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• United States
17 Sep 09
Folks, I meant "Republican congressman Wilson is not a hero!" Sorry: Had a little one playing with the computer and posting my discussion before I was ready to post! Since Mylot does not offer immediate editing after posting, I guess I should be grateful that the child only messed with my title!
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@artistry (4153)
• United States
18 Sep 09
...Hi there, I knew you meant not in the title. You are totally right, the phrase is "we can agree to disagree" and if more people would use it, we all would be more civil. It's like somebody put something in the water, and everyone has gone partially nuts. Hitler signs at rallies, men packing heat where the president is speaking. This is not good for the country, and I think people need to tone it down. There is an unhealthy atmosphere building, which does not bode well. The crazies come out in times like these, and we don't need any more irrational behavior. Everyone should take it down a notch very soon. Take care.
@clrumfelt (5452)
• United States
17 Sep 09
What he did was in poor taste and they can discipline him if they so choose, but when they do, they must go back and also discipline all the democratic Congresspeople who called President Bush a liar and booed him during his speeches. If they are willing to do that, they can justify disciplining Joe Wilson.
@anniepa (27280)
• United States
17 Sep 09
I don't like it or think it's right when anyone "boos" the President, regardless of the party of the "booers" or the "booee" and I also don't approve of name-calling. I mean, shouldn't our elected leaders be people we can look up to even if we disagree with their politics? However, BOTH parties have been guilty of booing the President during addresses to Congress and members of both parties have certainly said uncomplimentary things about the President at any given time in interviews and press conferences and the like. What Wilson did was unprecedented and definitely shouldn't go unpunished, in my opinion. I wouldn't mind if they also discouraged everyone from booing and jeering but, as unattractive as it may be it's not the same thing as shouting "You lie!" Annie
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• United States
17 Sep 09
Folks, I meant "Republican congressman Wilson is not a hero!" Sorry: Had a little one playing with the computer and posting my discussion before I was ready to post! Since Mylot does not offer immediate editing after posting, I guess I should be grateful that the child only messed with my title!
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• United States
17 Sep 09
Drumfelt, I actually have no problem with civilians booing or refuting any elected official while he/she is making a speech. I think that government officials should be strong enough to be able to handle disruptions from any crowd. But when it comes to the actions of our congress people and other government officials towards each other while in session, I hold them to a greater level of accountability. These people have rules and ought to be able to abide by their house or session rules! Now, if W. Bush was often booed by democrats in congress while he gave speeches, then I think that such uncontrolled behavior should have been addressed, found inappropriate and stopped!
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@BStuff (498)
• United States
18 Sep 09
I honestly would compare Wilson's act of rudeness, childishness, and flat out mornic behavior to that of Kanye West at the VMA's a case of wrong place wrong time. If he has opinions thats one thing but to voice it right then and there thats just plain childish. Kayne West and Joe Wilson should just go sign up for the tool acadamy right now! Both of them are so disrespectful. After all the dumb things Bush said in public no one would dare call him a moron to his face they would be respectful and wait until he was gone for that!
• United States
21 Sep 09
Oh, ParaTed, alleges "Democrats heckled Prs. Bush on the floor."
• United States
18 Sep 09
Wilson was wrong for his comment during the President's speech and he did the right thing afterward by almost immediately apologizing to Obama to whom he was rude, but I was glad that he did not apologize to Congress. Maybe that's why some think he's a hero, because he didn't knuckle under to their bullying. If Obama was gracious enough to accept his apology, why couldn't Congress? You know their only aim was to belittle him. He did that on his own when he interrupted Obama's speech, and he took the necessary step to rectify it. Wilson made a mistake, he apologized to the person he offended and his apology was accepted and nothing more needed to be done. Now everyone needs to drop it. It's over, let it go.