Rep. Joe Wilson apologized for calling President Obama a liar. It’s a shame he had too. Here was a man emotionally invested in our country who had the guts and the passion to tell the President that he just spoke a lie. I don’t know about you, but to me – wow, it felt so good and so right. U.S. Representative Joe Wilson is America’s greatest living statesman at this moment. I encourage others in the Republican party to try to snatch that honor from him.
So, in America the office of the President is revered and respected. The reverence comes from the fact that this nation is free as no people have ever been free in the history of the world. The respect comes from the fact that the people choose their leader, and OUR leader should be respected because WE are a mighty people. It was right for Joe Wilson to apologize for interrupting a presidential speech, but not for calling the President a liar, because Obama did lie.
If you didn’t catch the whole story, you’ll hear in the second video below about the amendment offered by Republicans which would block illegal immigrants from receiving health care under the House or Senate Bills. In other words, the amendments were designed to make it clear that illegals could not be included. Democrats defeated that amendment, just as they have defeated other amendments designed to clarify murky issues. This means that illegal immigrants will receive health care courtesy of the American taxpayer. The President lied as he has become accustomed to doing. Let’s face it, he can’t get anything passed that he desires unless he lies about it – because Americans are appalled at his plans for this country.
On Friday, Democrats moved one step closer to giving free health insurance to the nation’s estimated 12 million illegal aliens when they successfully defeated a Republican-backed amendment, offered by Rep. Dean Heller, R-Nev., that would have prevented illegal aliens from receiving government-subsidized health care under the proposed plan backed by House Democrats and President Barack Obama.
In health care reform, remember that Republicans have asked for clarification and guarantees more than once: (1) stipulate illegals will not receive health care through the reform bill, that (2) end of life counseling will be voluntary and never mandatory, and that (3) abortions will not be covered under any reform Bill. Democrats refused. What’s up with that?
I respect the “office” of the President and it is not an easy thing to acknowledge that my President is a “flim-flam man,” who, in fact, seldom tells the truth, and certainly can never tell the the whole truth.
Reports say that Rep. John Boehner and Rep. Eric Cantor asked Wilson to apologize on the House floor today. Boehner will not admit it and he will not deny it, so that means he did ask for the apology. Wilson was right to refuse to apologize beyond directly to the White House. Boehner and Cantor need to know that the “WE the people” are sick of the affected postures of the Republican leadership. This is war, and it’s the people’s war because our elected officials do not deal well with the Democrat shuck-and-jive.
I encourage Rep. Wilson to stand strong, which is exactly what he did on Hannity tonight (second video below). The Democrats think they can bring him down. The estatic word from the Liberals is that Wilson’s opponent raised $350,000 in the first blink of the eye after the speech. I believe that only if Soros handed over a check. When a lie is a lie, those speaking for us in Washington D.C. must call it a lie – not a “nuance,” not an opinion, not “misspeaking.” Message to Karl Rove: Obama didn’t make “glaring misstatements or distortions.” He lied, and you know it.
Rahm Emanuel, the President’s Chief of Staff said today no President has “ever been treated so disrespectfully.” Remember when President Bush tried to reform Social Security, and in a State of the Union address, the Democrats booed him – more than once? Bush said SS would be bankrupt by 2042. They booed. Today, the Obama administration says Social Security will be bankrupt by 2025.
Remember when Rep. Barney Franks and Maxine Waters and Senator Chris Dodd denied Bush’s claims that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac would bring down the country unless Congress reformed their operations – like right now? These three clowns might have called him a liar. I don’t know, but I do know that they denied he was telling the truth about it. They said he was wrong. The Fannie-Freddie duo brought the country down.
When it comes to disrespecting a President by Congress, Democrats take the honors for claiming George Bush lied about Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction. How many times was the “lied” word used – or something equally meaningful? Watch former First Lady and Senator Hillary Clinton, Senator Chris Dodd, Senator John Kerry, CIA Director George Tenent, and President Bill Clinton in this video shift all of their own culpability, even through they received regular security briefings. These bastions of the Senate, over and over, accused Bush of lying to the Nation. Now that’s disrespect.
Come on Republicans. Grab that honor of “Greatest Living Statesman.” If Wilson can do it, you can do it. Telling the truth is never the wrong thing to do unless you tell your mother-in-law that her apple pie is just the worst ever. That’s a truth that must remain unsaid. Speaking of the truth, see how Politico’s Ben Smith reported Senator Lindsay Graham’s comments about his fellow-South Carolinian, Joe Wilson. (Ben Smith – you lie!)