Story HERE. “YOU LIE” said Rep. Joe Wilson as President Barack Obama countered some of the rhetoric and fear mongering that has been coming from the Right since this Health Care / Health Insurance reform initiative began.
Both sides of the aisle were apparently flabbergasted by this silly sophomoric and inane outburst. Though I am sure I can find some conservative blogger or pundit somewhere who is defending Rep. Wilson's outburst, I do acknowledge that many have denounced it, as well The congressman has apologized.
So what is your problem DJ Black Adam? My problem is this, the fact that this congressman felt he COULD shout "YOU LIE" to the President of the United States as he addressed Congress, obviously expecting the backing of his "people" his "party".
This exemplifies the atmosphere that the fear mongering and underhanded race baiting that has been fostered by the Right by people like Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, etc.
The other problem was the Rights response to the Speech itself: Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.)."At times, I found his tone to be overly combative and believe he behaved in a manner beneath the dignity of the office. I fear his speech tonight has made it more difficult — not less — to find common ground."
Let me translate what THAT really meant. How dare this guy pull our card. Seriously, the President has definately NOT acting ine any manner "beneath" his office, and the Republicans haven't tried to fidn "common ground", all they have been doing and continue to do is to try to protect the status quo in Health Insurance as opposed to bring any reasonable alternatives to the for.
Heres another response from the Right: Rep. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), who is running for Obama's old Senate seat, said, "He talked at us. He didn't listen to us... It was a missed opportunity."
No congressman, YOU missed the oppritunity. For the last few months you all have done nothing to advance any meaningful or useful change, again, you defendeded a status quo that is failing many Americans, Americans who work hard every day, pay taxes, and keep this country running.
The Right has let itself be defined by this mentality during and after the election. I challenge my former party to TRY to act adult in disagreement and for once and for all call out people like Joe Wilson. Maybe then I can join the party again and apply some of it's principles to government if I ever choose to run….just saying…