Thursday, September 10, 2009

Obama Gets Heckled

Looks like the Town Hall has spilled over into Congress. Rep Joe Wilson (SC-R) yells out, 'You Lie' while Obama speaks after Obama had talked about illegal immigrants not getting health coverage under his health plan during this joint session of Congress in the House of Representatives.

There is language in the healthcare bill which says illegal immigrants will be excluded, however, there is NO verification system to keep illegal immigrants from getting in on healthcare coverage offered by this plan! Some point out that this tactic is similar to laws that say sanctuary cities (for illegal aliens) are illegal. Those laws carry no penalty, so it has no teeth and it creates a broken system. The same will be true with this healthcare bill in its present form - with regard to illegal aliens. There is nothing in this bill to prevent people who are in this country illegally from accessing publicly (taxpayer) funded healthcare. Dean Heller tried to attach an amendment to this legislation that would have added a requirement to use a verification system to ensure that illegal aliens would be excluded, but when the amendment came up for a vote, all of the Democrats voted against it, and all of the Republicans voted for it.
"Under H.R. 3200, a 'Health Insurance Exchange' would begin operation in 2013 and would offer private plans alongside a public option… H.R. 3200 does not contain any restrictions on noncitzens—whether legally or illegally present, or in the United States temporarily or permanently—participating in the Exchange." - The Congressional Research Service (part of the Library of Congress) 11 page report on August 25, 2009. Summary on page 2, 3rd paragraph
With regard to the rest of the speech, there were other points of interruption. Republicans laughed when Obama acknowledged that there are still significant details to be worked out before a health overhaul can be passed. Rep. Louis Gohmert (TX - R), held up hand-written signs that read "Where's the bill?”, “What plan?”, and “What bill?” Other Republican members held up written copies of draft legislation that they sponsored.

Afterwards, Rep. Wilson apologized for his outburst. He said that he was sorry that he let his emotions carry him away.
Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., tried to call Obama to apologize in person, but ended up speaking to White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel.

The contrite congressman, "expressed his apologies" to Emanuel, not the president at whom he had shouted a few hours earlier, Wilson's office said.

By that time, Wilson's House Web site had crashed and he had taken a brutal beating on his Twitter page for breaching protocol and good manners during a presidential speech to a joint session of Congress.

"This evening I let my emotions get the best of me," Wilson said in a statement. "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."

I don't think Rep. Wilson had anything to apologize for.
Mr. Obama has lied... and on numerous occasions too.
The public is sick of it.
Just look at his approval ratings.

Lack of Civility?
It's about time someone calls Obama out in this manner.
And besides, if the President and his "Czars" wants us to be more like Britain, then this is how they act in their Parliament too.
Maybe he should get used to it.