I recall during the 2005 State of the Union Address, President Bush was booed by the Democrats. I also recall during the Presidential Inauguration this past January how Democrats in the audience were chanting “Na-na-na-na. Na-na-na-na. Hey! Hey! Goodbye!” in a very derisive manner towards President Bush.
Flashback: Democrats Boo Bush At 2005 State Of The Union
Real Clear Politics
Spetember 10, 2009
So, why are these same people so indignant about what Rep. Joe Wilson said last night during Obama’s pitch for socialized medicine?
|President Barack Obama’s address to Congress this evening was moving along fairly smoothly until he pledged that there was nothing in the legislation that would provide health care to the millions of illegal immigrants residing in the nation.
A cry of “You lie!” was audible from the Republican side of the aisle. That heckler was South Carolina Republican Rep. Joe Wilson. (Watch the video HERE.)
“It’s not true,” the president responded to the outburst, while House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, seated behind the president, offered her mother-of-five glare towards the Republican side of the chamber. First Lady Michelle Obama was seen shaking her head from side to side.
Then truth is that if you walk into any hospital emergency room here in the U.S. there is a big sign that says you cannot be turned away for any reason. Most illegal immigrants here in the U.S. are using our emergency rooms as their family doctors’ offices. There is nothing in any of the socialized medicine bills floating around Congress that changes this.
I don’t think Rep. Wilson should have made any kind of apology until the Democrats clean their own house and offer apologies for all the insults they have been sending towards President Bush and towards Americans in general (i.e. calling us “Nazis,” “un-American,” etc.).
You can access the complete article on-line here:
GOP Rep. Joe Wilson: Presidential Heckler
Wall Street Journal
September 9, 2009