A liar by any other name is still a liar. Obama stated tonight that he would be calling those who oppose Obamacare out. Let me be among the first to warn Democrats from POTUS down, “if you can’t stand the heat, get the hell out of the kitchen” and “don’t dish out anything you yourself can’t take.”
And so it was no surprise that while Obama attempted to dispel opposition to Obamacare that Obama was called out while in the midst of committing the very same acts he accuses the right of, i.e., lying his ass off.
“The nastiness of August reached from the town halls into the Capitol as President Obama spoke about his health care plan Wednesday. South Carolina Republican Rep. Joe Wilson shouted ‘You lie!’ after Obama said his health reform proposal would not cover illegal immigrants….
President Obama was halfway through his speech, trying to dispel what he called “bogus claims spread by those whose only agenda is to kill reform.” Then he ran into Rep. Joe Wilson’s agenda for the night.
His plan would not insure illegal immigrants, said Obama. ‘You lie!’ rang out in the chamber.
Federal funds would not pay for abortions, Obama continued. “Not true!” came another yell, from somewhere deep in the Republican side. Vice President Biden frowned. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi looked alarmed.
The hollerer who made like a member of the British House of Commons was Wilson, a four-term Republican congressman from South Carolina, who long has had aspirations for statewide office.
After the speech, White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel approached two Republican House leaders, Roy Blunt and Paul Ryan and said, ‘No president has ever had that happen,’ and urged them to have the lawmaker ‘apologize immediately.’
Wilson’s outburst drew a rebuke from Obama’s presidential opponent. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) called it ‘totally disrespectful, no place for it and he should apologize.’ Various House Democrats demanded the same. One sputtered House rules may have been violated.
By 10:30 p.m., Wilson had apologized.
‘This evening I let my emotions get the best of me,’ Wilson said. ‘While I disagree with the president’s statement, my comments were inappropriate and regrettable. I extend sincere apologies to the President for this lack of civility.“
Rahm Emanuel, Obama’s pitbull should jump out of a plane minus a parachute. As for Wilson’s apology, protocol, just protocol. In the meantime, mission accomplished. Barack Obama while the president is still a liar and his lies served only to enforce my belief that H.R. 3200 is all wrong.