Thursday, September 10, 2009

South Carolina Republican shouts "You Lie" to President Obama

South Carolina Congressman Joe Wilson has made headlines by yelling "You Lie" during President Obama's HealthCare speech addressing a joint session of Congress.

Joe Wilson would later apologize for his "lack of civility" after prominent Republicans like John McCain urged Wilson to apologize. Joe Wilson's actions has already mobilized progressives into supporting his opponent as Bloggasm reports.

VIDEO: Republican Joe Wilson heckles "You Lie" to President Obama
PRESIDENT OBAMA: So tonight I want to address the key controversies that are still out there. Some of people's concerns have grown out bogus claims spread by those whose only agenda is to kill any reform at any cost. The best example is the claim - I made not just by radio and cable talks show hosts but by prominent politicians, that we plan to set up panels of bureaucrats with the power to kill off senior citizens. Now such a charge would laughable if it wasn't so cynical and irresponsible. It is a lie plain and simple. (wild applause from the Democrats).

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

(scattered boos)
PRESIDENT OBAMA: That's not true
Politico reports
A voice from the floor on illegal immigrants: 'You lie'
The bill is designed to exclude those immigrants, though some Republicans have called for more explicit bans on funding for illegal immigrants and have claimed the bill will funnel money to illegal immigrants. described those claims as "false" and noted that one version of the legislation already includes an explicit bar on federal funding for illegal immigrants' health care.
Speaking of "lack of civility", watch how heckling an opponent as a liar is executed in the world of pro-wrestling.

VIDEO: Wrestler Jeff Hardy calls his opponent Edge a "liar"

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