This total disrespect have turned many Americans away from the Republican Party tonight, in fact it has just validated the fringe, hate, racist party even more. In all the times George W. Bush addressed congress, not one member of congress was disrespectful. This was totally disrespectful.
One of the most persistent conservative concerns about health care legislation is that it will provide health care to illegal immigrants -- and the heated claim spilled onto the floor of President Obama's address to a joint session of Congress this evening, where one Republican member called the president a liar for denying it.
"There are also those who claim that our reform effort will insure illegal immigrants. This, too, is false - the reforms I'm proposing would not apply to those who are here illegally," President Obama said.
A loud voice from the Republican side of the hall answered, "Lie" -- my colleague Glenn Thrush reports it was Rep. Joe Wilson (R - S.C.) -- drawing a second "It's not true," from Obama and a shake of Nancy Pelosi's head.
And Senator John McCain said this:
Wilson's words were "totally disrespectful. He should apologize immediately," McCain said.
And we want THIS to retake congress? I don't think so.
This was quick. Due to protocal in the chamber and the embarrassment this man has made to his own party, Congressman Joe Wilson has apologized for his actions. Expect him to be trounced, royally on blogs, the news and cable. As it should be.
“This evening I let my emotions get the best of me when listening to the President’s remarks regarding the coverage of illegal immigrants in the health care bill. 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.”
And Wilson called the White House but got Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel, oh boy.
Wilson apparently called the White House to apologize to Obama directly. Instead he ended up speaking to Rahm Emanuel. Oh, to have been listening in on that f@(&ing conversation.
Lastly, morning joe, Joe Scarborough calls Wilson "a dumbass"
In response to Wilson’s inappropriate claim that Obama is a liar, the conservative Scarborough tweeted, “Whoever shouted out that the president was lying is a dumbass who should show the President respect. I hated when Democrats shouted at Bush.”
Let's do even more, let's raise money for Wilson's opponent and take this disrespectful congressman OUT. Donate to Rob Miller, here.