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Wilson to Obama: “You Lie!” – Rude, but right
A column by the Editor
posted September 14, 2009
COLUMN – “You Lie!” is what South Carolina
Representative Joe Wilson shouted out during President Obama’s speech
to a joint session of the Congress last week. The media attention was
staggering including the typical absurd call from the leftists that
because Wilson is from South Carolina he must be a racist. Was Rep.
Wilson’s outburst after Obama said illegal aliens would not be covered
in the new takeover of healthcare rude? Yes, but it was also right.
Although Obama countered that his statement was “the truth”, it turns
out, like many of his claims that night, was false.
In the only bill available, the House Bill, attempts by Republicans to
add amendments specifically excluding illegals and a verification
process of citizenship were voted out by Democrats on party line
The same holds true when Republicans pushed to close the borders to
prevent more illegals from entering the country.
Obama also claimed that his new healthcare plan would not cover
abortions. Again, he lied.
Similar votes in committee to add wording to specifically outlaw
federal funds going to abortions had the Democrats once again voting
every attempt to add the wording.
“Basic reproductive healthcare” is “essential” to Obama’s healthcare
plan he has said repeatedly. “Basic reproductive healthcare” is the
well known code for abortion after “choice” wore out its anonymity.
The same holds true for a “public option” not being a precursor to
total government takeover of healthcare. In reality, President Obama
Democrat Congressional Leaders have been captured on video tape saying
that this is indeed their intent on many occasions.
Now Democrats are telling the American people to stop disseminating
“misinformation” and read the bill.
Americans have read in the bill, and as a result launched massive
protests over the summer including 2 million protesters this weekend in
It is the Democrats who have said many times that they have not read
The Democrat Party leadership is now pushing their Representatives who
are in hotly contested races in 2010, many in conservative districts,
to “fall on the sword” for the good of the party by passing the
healthcare bill this year even if it means they get voted out of office.
That is the liberal leadership of the Democrat Party, everybody is just
a political pawn to be used and thrown away.
And why should anyone be voting on anything “for the party”? I thought
the debate was about “the people”, did I miss something along the way?
At least 85% of Americans have healthcare and 90% of those are happy
with their plans. That does not appear to be any kind of a “crisis”
that needs such drastic government intervention. But the word
“crisis” is all you hear from the left-wing Obama Administration.
So far Obama and the Democrats actions on the economy, the takeover of
2/3 of the American auto industry, large portions of the banks and
financial institutions, a trillion dollar “stimulus” plan that
contained almost $500 billion in pure pork, have all failed miserably.
The only thing Obama and the Democrats have accomplished is to triple
our debt, devalue the dollar, and bring more and more Americans into
the unemployment lines.
Excuse me if I say I have seen enough from the leftists in control of
our federal government, Republicans and Democrats alike, that the best
thing they can do at this point is nothing.
There is an old saying I remember as a child, “If you mess with
something long enough you’ll break it.” Congress has “messed with”
healthcare long enough and it is broken. It is time to put it back
where it constitutionally belongs, in the hands of the people and free
Should Rep. Wilson have to appologize on the House floor rude? Only If
President Obama is forced to do the same thing to the Congress and the
American people for lying to them.
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