I have Journey’s song playing in my head after Joe Wilson’s outburst Wednesday night. Joe Wilson exclaimed “You Lie!” regarding President Obama’s assertion that illegal aliens would not be covered in any health care legislation, however, under all but one version of the health care bills, illegal aliens would in fact be allowed to partake in the system (no proof of documentation required).
This is something that was discovered several weeks ago by those citizens who actually took the time to read through the bills as they became available to the public. There were other provisions in the draft legislation that also raised various red flags.
The AP, of all publications, ran a mostly objective fact check on the President’s speech and found that he most certainly lied regarding that issue as well as various others.
People could argue day and night over the issue of right and wrong and the appropriateness of Joe Wilson’s remarks. There will always be those who agree with the timing of his remark and those who do not. It’s just that simple. Don’t cloud the issue of health care by demonizing a politician and distracting the American public when plenty of politicians have done the same thing in other forums.
I find it incredibly hypocritical to hear President Obama call Sarah Palin a liar, because she made complete sense in her recent Wall Street Journal op-ed, continue to blame Bush for everything, and state that Republicans do not have solutions, but feign outrage when somebody shouts out at a specific part of legislation that has been blatantly falsified, and all hell breaks loose.
I also find it funny that during various State of the Union addresses by then President Bush, the Democrats would interrupt him as a raucous crowd, applauding their own social security obstructionism:
(H/T Gateway Pundit)
I have to wonder in wild amazement how Democrats can be so blind to their history of doing the same things that they get so riled up about. I realize that there are hypocrites on both sides of the aisle, but give it a rest. How many times did specific liberal politicians give an interview during Bush’s term in office stating that he was a liar? How many times did Democrats like Harry Reid make disparaging remarks about the support of our troops by stating that the War was lost? What about Nancy Pelosi’s recent CIA accusation, where she called them liars? I could go on, but I’ll leave it there. The selective outrage of the liberal wing of the Democrat party is astounding, if not so pathetic.