21 September 2009

Who Charged "You Lie" First?

"Some of people’s concerns have grown out of bogus claims spread by those whose only agenda is to kill reform at any cost. The best example is the claim, made not just by radio and cable talk show hosts, but prominent politicians, that we plan to set up panels of bureaucrats with the power to kill off senior citizens. Such a charge would be laughable if it weren’t so cynical and irresponsible. It is a lie, plain and simple." ~ President Barack Obama, September 9th before a joint session of Congress

The left got all in a tizzy over Joe Wilson's ungentlemanly conduct during the President's 3rd or 4th (I've lost count. Gee, what part of "no" do you not understand?) last ditch effort to save healthcare "reform." Wilson's outburst was in very poor taste and, while accurate, should have been saved for commentary later. However, are we to give the President a pass for his bitterly partisan speech to a joint session of Congress? I think not. Though not calling her by name, the President said Governor Palin was lying (she wasn't). Wilson has apologized. I don't think the President has.

**Coming later this evening: Thoughts On American Exceptionalism and its relation to American history


Anonymous said...

Just a few points:

I think expense and rationing are the biggest reasons for rejecting government healthcare. We should focus primarily on these, and not get too distracted by the true but lesser instances of "death panels" and illegal coverage.

But why has the enforcement language of the latest healthcare bill been strengthened if illegals were already banned?

NC congresswoman Sue Myrick demonstrated how under a government health plan, delays would not catch time-critical illnesses like hers.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Americans would never deny life-saving medical assistance to anyone who needs it, nor should they. That being said, we simply have to realize that the United States is, in all practicality, broke. We should take care of our citizens first. Guard the borders and ENFORCE current immigration laws against those who break them, including employers.

Chaps said...

Enforce laws ESPECIALLY against employers. They are Americans who are willing to continue to hurt our country to enhance their profits.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

I agree Chaps.

Dr. Paleo Ph.D. said...


Thank you again for pointing out the real truth. I wish you had a tv show....

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Dr P.

My face is best suited for the blogosphere.

jacksonianlawyer said...

Great point RW, as usual.

A few days back, I also commented on the fact that the statists and state-run media were, in addition to branding Rep. Wilson a "racist" and, in hushed tones, murmuring about his "Sons of Confederate Veterans" membership as somehow further qualifying him as a "racist" (which further makes my blood boil), they also were describing Rep. Wilson's conduct as "unprecedented," with no further addressing of same; it has never, ever, never, ever, never, ever happened, period. Or, so sayeth the state-run and the left.
Really? Never?