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WASHINGTON – Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC) Statement on President Obama’s Health Care Address

September 9, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 9, 2009

CONTACT: Ryan Murphy

(202) 225-2452 (Office)

(202) 689-4825 (Cell)

WASHINGTON – Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC) issued the following statement today regarding President Obama’s address to Congress on health care reform.

“Tonight’s address to Congress will mark the 28th time President Obama has given a national speech on health care. It should be quite clear that at this point it is not the sales pitch but the product itself that many Americans find troubling.

“Republicans agree that we should pass targeted reforms to our health insurance industry. That was also the message shared by many Americans this August when they stood up at town hall meetings to have their voices heard. They want, as do we, to fix what is failing in our system; to give Americans assistance and more of their own dollars to purchase insurance; address runaway malpractice expenses that add to the cost of care; establish pooling mechanisms for individuals and businesses to secure more affordable policies. There are any number of different strategies we can pursue in a bipartisan manner to expand affordability and accessibility to health care without replacing our current health care system with a big government system.”

“The President’s speech – no matter how eloquent – will not erase the fact that the legislation being offered by his Democrat allies costs $1 trillion dollars, adds billions to our nation’s debt, and imposes taxes on individuals and small businesses which will destroy millions of jobs. That is why Americans deserve a new effort and a new bill not a new speech.”

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  1. AsAManThinketh permalink
    September 9, 2009 8:39 pm

    You just showed the whole world how “ghetto” South Carolina is. You own party (of which I am a proud member) wants nothing to do with you. I agree with Sen. McCains Comments: Apologize. Publically. Or go down in infamy.

    You did not help us this day.

    • Strega permalink
      September 9, 2009 8:55 pm

      I think SC is a lovely state; what a shame the likes of Wilson represent you all.

      • Ben permalink
        September 9, 2009 9:43 pm

        That was not an apology. Say “sorry” you moron.

      • Henry Porter permalink
        September 10, 2009 12:27 am

        Thank you for showing the world the Republicans are the official party of white trash.

        Thank you for spitting on the very foundations of this society that your four Eagle Scout sons all have sworn oaths to serve.

        Thank you for dishonoring the service and last measure of sacrifice all these other Eagle Scouts paid so you could act like an ass….

        Aquilla J. Dyess, USMC LTC, Kwajalien Atoll, Eagle Scout, Medal of Honor

        Robert E. Femoyer, US Army Air Corps 2LT, Germany, Eagle Scout, Medal of Honor

        Benjamin L. Salomon, US Army CPT, Saipan, Eagle Scout, Medal of Honor

        Joe Ebert Allen, 1LT, USMC, Viet Nam, Eagle Scout

        Michael Vinay Bhatia, DOD contractor, Afghanistan, Eagle Scout

        James L. Badley, 1Lt, USAF, North Viet Nam, Eagle Scout

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      • Marge permalink
        September 10, 2009 2:23 am

        WE LOVE WILSON! HE TOLD THE TRUTH. THANK GOD I LEFT MURTHA’S PENNSYLVANIA AFTER BEING INDOCTRINATED AND BRAIN WASHED FOR YEARS. JOE’S BEEN OUR HERO 20 YEARS!!! GOD BLESS YOU, JOE, FOR SPEAKING UP TONIGHT!!

      • Jeremy permalink
        September 10, 2009 12:33 pm

        Why do YOU pee on yourself every time Obama speaks? Why do you BEND OVER for government and invite government to screw you? YOU are dependent and incapable of getting along withOUT government. You want Obama to STEAL from producers and give to NON-producers like you. Socialism is a cancer that robs the wealth of a nation and gives it to the GREEDY like YOU.

        Respect, hell, Obama has earned NONE. He has NO clue and surrounded himself with dumb ass tax cheats who have the arrogance to ask me for more tax money. Yes, we are angry and tired of big government no matter which party causes it.

        Since YOU want us ALL to have shared misery (definition of socialism, which is based on envy) then YOU set the example and go live under a bridge and show us how great socialism is. Hope YOU LOSE your job, home and family … it is what YOU want for others.

        YOU are the ignorant light weight. You have NEVER paid any real taxes. You have NEVER created a job and neither has Obama.

    • Anonymous permalink
      September 9, 2009 9:38 pm

      contact his office with your thoughts at:

      http://www.house.gov/formwilson/IMA/issue.htm

    • Jana permalink
      September 9, 2009 11:02 pm

      I would say way to go Joe. The American people don’t want to buy what This President and Democratic leadership are selling. You can wrap it up, put a bow on it but we don’e want it. They remind me of a snake oil salesman that stood in the back of a pick up trying to sell his snake oil. The only difference is when the people said no thanks he went on his way. The President and Democratic leadership are trying to force it down our throats.

      • ChrisTN38 permalink
        September 9, 2009 11:27 pm

        Then make your point after the President makes his speech and vote against it. It’s real easy

      • Tinu permalink
        September 9, 2009 11:31 pm

        Jana, 80% of ALL Americans want health reform, not status quo. Your party seems to be offering status quo in a shiny wrapper. Its sad that we have our different realities, but don’t assume that ALL Americans think like you. Read the Bill if you’re so passionate. No one will come to force reform down YOUR throat. They’re trying to help people without insurance. Do you hate your countrymen so bad, that you’d rather have them die of unattended sickness than be rescued by a democrat? This shows how far you are from the reality middle class sees.

      • eleano permalink
        September 9, 2009 11:35 pm

        hey red neck do not use the plural word talking about american people
        you and scum like you do not talk for THE AMERICAN PEOPLE you are a disgrace to the republican party and becouse morons like you that we are now a minority
        so f@uk you!!!!!

      • gail permalink
        September 10, 2009 12:01 am

        you dumb morons don’t get it, there is a way to disagree without being rude and disrespectful. thats what the whole speech was about. the president said his door was open to anyone who wanted to talk about their concerns in an appropriate way. if you can find one idiot on your team who can do that, i’m sure he would be happy to listen to you. if not, take your hoods and crosses and back the hell up.

      • Anonymous permalink
        September 10, 2009 12:17 am

        It is regrettable that someone with such a tentative grasp of the subject of health care reform is representing our great state in what could be one of the most pivotal moments in the history of this great nation: will we morally cover our own people with health insurance? I have been among the uninsured, and now have one of the best health care plans available, and I can assure you that the difference between having a safety net and having none is staggering. The health care that I receive now far outweighs that available to me as an uninsured individual. I would certainly recommend that you consider those who are less well off, and unable to afford health insurance, or those who may shortly find themselves in such a condition, before you condemn the plan for health care reform. Do not reject the possibility that this plan may one day save your life, or the lives of those you love, just because you do not care for its source. Do not allow the likes of Joe Wilson to decide for you. Read it for yourself. Go to factcheck.org, a non-partisan organization designed with the voter in mind, and be educated on this issue before you make up your mind.

      • Anonymous permalink
        September 10, 2009 12:31 am

        Just like Bush’s war of lies was shoved down the ours

      • Sonja permalink
        September 10, 2009 12:33 am

        You don’t mind paying taxes for your congressmen and senators health care which is govt. program, but you object to give same type of insurance to regular Americans? Where is your logic? Do you believe that our representatives would work without health care or under conditions that ordinary people endure? You are either ignorant or plain st00pid.

      • anonymous permalink
        September 10, 2009 12:35 am

        It’s not so much being forced down your throats – it’s democracy and you lost the election while the rest of America voted for change. It’s not: Heads we win tails you lose, doesn’t work like that. You lose the other side runs the show. So don’t say anything is being forced down your throat. The winners are running the country, that’s democracy. Majority RULES.

        You guys can have fun buying stupid bumper stickers that say things like “i’ll keep my guns, you keep the change” and all that.

        I hope you republicans can understand that elections have consequences and you don’t get what you want so easily because your candidate lost the presidential election. Deal with it.

      • Marge permalink
        September 10, 2009 2:51 am

        WAY TO GO!!! TOO BAD OBAMA CAN BE THAT SALESMAN BUT HE CAN’T CLOSE THE DEAL! HE WANTS BIPARTISANSHIP, YET, ALL HIS SPEECHES DISPARAGE REPUBLICANS AND THE PREVIOUS ADMINISTRATION AND REAL AMERICANS WHO DON’T SUPPORT A PARTY. I AM A PROUD SC JOE WILSON SUPPORTER AS WELL AS JIM DEMINT. WE NEED MORE TO SPEAK THE TRUTH AND NOT NAME CALLING OBAMANITES!

      • Disgusted permalink
        September 10, 2009 11:51 am

        like you happily bought what the Republicans were selling for 8 years?

      • September 10, 2009 12:00 pm

        Whatever your stance on healthcare, this was outrageously disgraceful and disrespectful behavior. It was disrespectful to the office of the Presidency and disrespectful to the institution of Congress in which you serve. Disrespect to the institutions that make this country free and lawful are disrespect to all Americans and to American tradition. You are unfit for the office you fill.

        In addition, the president was stating what kind of plan he supports and is proposing. To call him a liar on this is to claim you know more about what he supports than he does. That is flat out impossible and unreasonable. And it is easily fact-checked, which I hope everyone listening has had the responsibility to do. Your contempt for this country is beyond words.

      • Brenda permalink
        September 10, 2009 12:31 pm

        When you support ignorance and stupidity, what does that make you?

    • Teresa permalink
      September 9, 2009 11:29 pm

      If it’s true that his own party wants nothing to do with him, then I would expect their first action tomorrow morning would be to bring a vote of censure against him and demand his resignation, right? So I expect Minority Leader Boehner will do just that, right? Don’t fool yourself, Wilson is part of parcel of what the Republican party of today is all about.

      • Marge permalink
        September 10, 2009 2:46 am

        WE LOVE OUR SENATOR WILSON! I AM SO BLESSED TO HAVE LEFT MURTHA COUNTRY YRS. AGO WHERE I WAS BRAINWASHED AND A LIBERAL WHO THOUGHT “EVERYONE SHOULD BE HEARD AND NO NAME CALLING AND TO EACH HIS OWN; ALSO, IT WAS
        “I’LL DEFEND YOUR RIGHT TO BELIEVE WHAT YOU DO AND YOU’D SAY AS WELL AS YOU DEFEND MINE.”

        HOW SHAMEFUL THAT THE LIBERALS ONLY KNOW NAME CALLING HERE, NO FACTS EXCEPT WHAT THEY CHOOSE TO HEAR FROM THEIR LEADER THEY WORKED SOOO HARD FOR “CHANGE”, DON’T EDUCATE THEMSELVES ON WHAT THE LEFT, MIDDLE, AND RIGHT BELIEVE BUT JUST FOLLOW THEIR LEADER IN ROBOTIC FASHION AND LIBERAL STASTIONS ONLY. I LISTEN AND WATCH THEM ALL AS WELL AS FAMILY AND FRIENDS. WHERE’S THE ERUDITE “LEFT” (PROGRESSIVE)?!

    • Marge permalink
      September 10, 2009 2:20 am

      McCain is a RHINO who was puppy dogged by Graham. They are RHINO’S and DON’T speak for S.C. Thank God I was set free from Murtha’s Pennsylvania 20 years ago. GOOOO JOOOEEEE! You had the intestinal fortitude to speak up whereas others don’t. YOUR SUPPORT ACROSS THE COUNTRY IS PHENOMAL! GO TEA PARTIES! GO PROJECT 9-12!

      • Brenda permalink
        September 10, 2009 12:33 pm

        You obviously are as ignorant and stupid as Joe Wilson. Racism fuel his outcry and nothing else. You both are in the same boat that is going to sink. Hate will not prevail.

    • Anonymous permalink
      September 10, 2009 6:13 am

      Two words: Racist, ignorant

    • Matt Kirkland permalink
      September 10, 2009 7:53 am

      Senator Joe Wilson showed the world that at least one of our elected officials has the balls to stand up to this pathelogical liar some of you call president. obama’s chicago thug cabinet has everyone scared to say anthing about this SOCIALIST DEGENERATE. I applaud Sen. Wilson for taking a stand and doing what he is getting paid to do, represent the people of South Carolina and not shrink away into the shadows with his tail between his legs. His only mistake is appologizing to the biggest liar to ever sit in the white house. The Republicans should take the democratic healthcare plan and go through it and show America how everything he said in his speeh was a lie. How anyone with a single living brain cell can stand beind this narcissistic fascist and believe anything that comes out of his rascist mouth is beyond all rational understanding. If you wangt to do something about health care:

      – Allow across state line insurance purchases
      -

      • Jackie permalink
        September 10, 2009 12:04 pm

        Matt…hate to break it to you, but not “some of us call president” he is your president too. jerk off

      • September 10, 2009 12:06 pm

        If you don’t believe that we should have a civil discussion where everyone is heard and where all respect the institutions of this country, then you have no idea what it means to be an American and you have a nerve calling him a “fascist.” By the way, “fascism” and “socialism” are historically opposed points of view, so he can hardly be both, now, can he? you are simply showing your ignorance. Your contempt for public debate and the institutions of this country make you more fit for the label “fascist” than those to whom you apply it.

      • VALERIE permalink
        September 10, 2009 12:25 pm

        I am totally with you, Matt and the other “smart ones” on this board. I don’t think that some of the American people the president is fooling are actually understanding that most Americans, Republican AND Democrat want a reform in the health care field. We need that. However, what Mr. Obama is outlining is a big LIE. We will NOT have the same health care that Congress does, no matter what he is saying. But he twists the truth to make it look like that will be the case. Wake up and find out what the real health care bill will be. We will ALL be FORCED to have health care coverage wether we can afford it or not, or wether we want it or not. It can’t be any simpler but not all Americans get it. There is no way that the Government will run the health care any better than they have run the Post Office or Education or any number of government programs. Why would we want to let them have more control over our lives??? That is the first step to making more people dependent on government and working towards socialism. NOT my idea of Freedom in this great nation we call home.

      • Brenda permalink
        September 10, 2009 12:34 pm

        It does not take “balls” to be an idiot and immature, just a lack of self respect.

      • Brenda permalink
        September 10, 2009 12:39 pm

        Joe Wilson showed the world that he is low class and stupid, and so are his supporters.

      • mystical pippin permalink
        September 11, 2009 1:45 am

        To Matt Kirkland:

        OH yeah calling the president a liar while he is holding a congressional speech is really standing up for your rights…. that’s the problem right there buddy. You have no idea what standing up for your rights is. You think even if that were true that’s its acceptable to not only break the house’s rules of conduct, unable to conduct yourself as a mature adult and an inability to control your emotions in front of millions of people watching is standing up for one’s rights….. well I’ve said enough it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that you are the type to start a fist fight at town hall meeting. I’ll bet you can’t go one day without loosing it for no reason. I feel sorry for your family and neighbors.

    • Marty permalink
      September 10, 2009 10:48 am

      sounds like Jana and Marge are white trash that have been brain washed by the right.

    • Jeremy permalink
      September 10, 2009 12:38 pm

      You just showed the world that you want a KING rather than a leader.

      You are one of those losers who pees on himself every time Obama speaks and YOU are dependent others for your income. GROW UP and go to work. Obama declared WAR on captialism and the private sector and YOU are worried about him being called a liar. He WILL be called worse and things get worse. REAL unemployment is at 16%. Pass Obama’s health care CRAP and expect this figure to rise.

      YOU have NO economic education. YOU are ignorant.

    • B.H. Bailey permalink
      September 10, 2009 8:09 pm

      WELL YOU JUST SHOWED JUST HOW STUPID YOU ARE. IF I KNEW WHERE YOU WERE I WOULD TEACH YOU SOMETHING ABOUT CALLING THE STATE OF S.C. A ghetto. I AM PROUD OF JOE WILSON. HE IS THE ONLY ONE THAT HAD BALLS TO CALL OBAMA JUST WHAT HE IS. YOU SHOULD CHANGE YOUR NAME TO AsAIdiotThinketh

      • mystical pippin permalink
        September 11, 2009 1:56 am

        B.H. or perhaps it’s really B.S.! Go ahead and make more classless, low-life, GHETTO threats to your fellow americans just because they disagree with you. It’s funny to see how all them whack jobs have nothing better to do than name-calling and threats.

        “if I knew where you were I would teach you something”

        ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha too funny.

        But be careful little man somebody might report you for making physical threats here. Better keep an eye over your shoulder and don’t forget to look up because Dorothy might just drop a house on you!

        ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha OMG that was funny

        AsAnIgnoramusDoith!

  2. carolyn taylor permalink
    September 9, 2009 8:39 pm

    I cannot believe that you would be pleased for your grandchildren to witness your rudeness. It would be nice if our elected leaders would display mature and courteous behavior. The president of our great country deserves your respect whether you agree or disagree.

  3. Judith Persofsky permalink
    September 9, 2009 8:40 pm

    Mr. Wilson,

    As an American citizen and a lifelong republican I cannot begin to tell you how disgeaceful I find your behaviour at tonight’s presidential address. We all hear things about how much vituperativenss exists between the parties in Washington. But calling the president of the US a “liar” in a public forum is so far over the top and disrespectful that I plan to make it my personal business to see that whoever runs against you in the next election wins. There is no place in the congress of the US for someone like you!
    I’m so embarrassed by the behavior of the republican party lately that tomorrow I will be registering as a democrat. Thanks for putting me over the top.

    • Research the Facts permalink
      September 9, 2009 9:46 pm

      This was posted on Huffington Post

      rep joe wilsons home adress is 634 Sunset Blvd.
      West Columbia, SC 29169

      home phone number is-(803) 926-1413

      email- joe@joewil­sonforcong­ress.com

      he has a wife named roxanne call them and let them know how yall feel

      • September 9, 2009 9:56 pm

        That is about as classless as Joe Wilson breaking congressional law by calling the President a liar. Do not lower yourselves by doing what a Fox News producer would do out of anger. I disliked what he did to, but since he was there in the capacity of a Congressman, please use his place of buisness to voice complaints, not his home. Oh and one more thing, here in South Carolina it is a very lovely place. Please come visit and around election time we might be able to get this guy out of office.

      • chris permalink
        September 9, 2009 10:34 pm

        Joe … agree with you. Send your comments to Joe Wilson’s office, not to his home!

        Also, I’ve been to SC a number of times …. It is a lovely state.

      • Sonja permalink
        September 10, 2009 12:35 am

        I already e-mailed him.

      • Marge permalink
        September 10, 2009 3:38 am

        WE ARE PROUD OF YOU, JOE WILSON! YOU HAD THE INTESTINAL FORTITUDE TO SPEAK THE TRUTH! YOU ARE OUR SC HERO!

      • Marge permalink
        September 10, 2009 6:02 am

        MR. RESEARCH THE FACTS….YOU DIDN’T! “Huffington Post” isn’t worth the paper to wipe my butt on!!!! RESEARCH THE FACTS YOURSELF!!!! That is ugly and rude to pass such a thing on. YOU DON’T KNOW SENATOR JOE WILSON AND HIS FAMILY. I KNOW THE BACKGROUND OF ARIANA HUFFINGTON!!!! JUST THE FACTS, MAN! HOW DARE YOU SLANDER A GOOD MAN AND HIS FAMILY!!!

      • VALERIE permalink
        September 10, 2009 12:31 pm

        I think you are rude to infringe on their family’s privacy. He should be applauded for standing up to Obama for lieing to the American people like he has since before the election. He may be a smooth talker, but he does not know how to tell the truth. Way to go, Mr. Wilson, you have my contribution for your next election!!!!

      • mystical pippin permalink
        September 11, 2009 2:00 am

        yeah please don’t do that it’s wrong. We don’t want to put ourselves on that man’s low-life level. Reasonble people should send letters to this man’s office or email. PLEASE disregard the info above. It’s not right to harrass someone at their home and especially his family.

    • Kory Cochran permalink
      September 9, 2009 10:09 pm

      You aren’t kiddn anyone lib. Hell, Republicans all should have either not showed up and protested outside or got up and walk out in the middle of it. As a Republican, the President just spit in your face you morons. Have you not seen the legislation houses of most European countries and what they do in public forum? I mean it is Obama that wants us to be like Europe. Forget him, Joe, thanks for having some guts!
      Come to Texas, many will proudly vote for you!

      • joe permalink
        September 9, 2009 10:22 pm

        loser

      • Anonymous permalink
        September 9, 2009 10:24 pm

        I am from Texas and you are a pathetic piece of shit that give our state a bad name

      • chris permalink
        September 9, 2009 10:30 pm

        This is America. We still have some decency left. It is not the guts …. It is the civility, decorum, and respect.

        What Joe Wilson did today is disgraceful and disrespectful for the institution.

        I know a lot of Texans …. and not one of them will agree with you. Grow up, go back to school, and learn some manners for God’s sake.

      • Tinu permalink
        September 9, 2009 11:42 pm

        redneck, secede!

      • gail permalink
        September 10, 2009 12:08 am

        dumb hick

      • Anonymous permalink
        September 10, 2009 12:31 am

        shut up coch!

      • Sonja permalink
        September 10, 2009 12:37 am

        Your tax dollars pay for your representatives’ health care. That is govt. program paid for with your money. Why are you against insurance for all with same terms as our govt. has it?

      • Marge permalink
        September 10, 2009 3:37 am

        Thank you, Cory Cochran! We love Joe Wilson!

      • Jackie permalink
        September 10, 2009 12:07 pm

        What is wrong with you? Bush stood up there and lied about weapons in Iraq and how many dems. shouted out liar? Answer: Zero.

      • VALERIE permalink
        September 10, 2009 12:33 pm

        Notice that all the ones that say garbage DO NOT post for replys. And they say YOU”RE the loser???? Go figure:-)

    • Teresa permalink
      September 9, 2009 11:23 pm

      Write to joe@joewilsonforcongress.com and let him know how you feel.

      Write to Pelosi and Boehner and demand that he be censured by his colleagues.

      Support his opponent, Rob Miller. You can contribute to his campaign via the ActBlue web site. Already tonight alone Miller has received over $24,000 in donations. The people have had enough.

      • Teresa permalink
        September 9, 2009 11:26 pm

        Here’s the web site to make contributions to Rob Miller (Wilson’s opponent):

        http://www.actblue.com/entity/fundraisers/19079

        Hey everyone, let’s put our money where our mouths are, since most of us don’t live in SC and can’t vote for Miller. But we can surely support his campaign.

      • Marge permalink
        September 10, 2009 2:17 am

        I AM SO PROUD TO BE A TRANSPLANT FROM JOHN MURTHA COUNTRY IN PENNSYLVANIA 20 TEARS AGO! GOD BLESS YOU, JOE WILSON, FOR SPEAKING UP TONIGHT AT THE “PRESIDENTIAL LIAR’S ADDRESS.” YOU ARE SUCH A HERO HERE AND ON OTHER BLOGS ACROSS THE COUNTRY! THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING TEA PARTIES AND THE 9-12 PROJECT!

      • Marge permalink
        September 10, 2009 5:12 am

        Rob Miller has NO chance!

      • mystical pippin permalink
        September 10, 2009 7:33 am

        good job get this message out to as many sites as you can. I am going to copy this address and send it out to friends and family. And to various sites to keep it going. I’m also going to write that classless scumbag a letter myself and tell him he just added more fuel to the republican hysteria that’s already spiraling out of control. There is no denying it now – they have zero credibility.

      • mystical pippin permalink
        September 11, 2009 2:05 am

        Yea and as of today he’s up to $350,000.000 If everyone donates just one dollar think of how much he could raise!

    • Marge permalink
      September 10, 2009 3:34 am

      YOU ALREADY ARE A DEMOCRAT! MYSELF AND OTHERS KNOW THAT! WE DON’T NEED YOU, JUDITH! IT’S NOT ABOUT A PARTY BUT SAVING THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AS WE ONCE KNEW IT! OPEN YOUR MIND AND READ EVERYTHING LIBERAL, (PROGRESSIVE), CONSERVATIVE, THE FOUNDING FATHERS (CHRISTIANS), AND THE CONSTITUTION! WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT ANY OF THEM? UNTIL I DID, I WAS THE MOST NORTHERN LIBERAL GOING. THANK GOD I’VE HAD MY EYES OPENED 20 YEARS AGO!

      WE OF THE STATE OF SC ARE SOOOO PROUD OF YOU, JOE WILSON…..AND JIM DEMINT! YOU SPOKE UP AND TOLD THE TRUTH, JOE. THANK GOD FOR MEN WITH INTESTINAL FORTITUDE AND REFUSAL TO NAME CALL. THE PRESIDENT LIED; THAT’S FACT! AND, HE KEEPS LYING!

      IT’S TIME TO TAKE OFF THE ROSE COLORED GLASSES! I WONDER, JUDITH, DID YOU BELIEVE OR EVER SAY “BUSH LIED, PEOPLE DIED” OR OTHER MANTRAS? WHY ARE WE STILL IN IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN, AND PAKISTAN, JUDY? WE WERE TOLD THE DAY OBAMA WAS ELECTED OUR TROOPS WOULD COME HOME? WANT SOME MORE OBAMA LIES?

      I’M SOOO PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN AND NOT A PARTY. I CAN SPEAK OUT AND NOT BE UNDER SOCIALISM OR COMMUNISM AND NOT SURROUND MYSELF WITH CROOKED CHICAGOANS OF THE MOB MENTALITY MY FRIENDS USE TO JAIL YEARS AGO.

      I AM SMART ENOUGH TO KNOW THAT THE “APOLLO GROUP” WROTE THE “STIMULUS PACKAGE” AND NOT THE ADMINISTRATION. ARE YOU AWARE OF THEIR CONNECTIONS? WHAT ABOUT THE REPUTATIONS OF THE “CZARS” WHO HAVE NOT BEEN VETTED? GEE, DID’T ONE HAVE TO RESGN THIS WEEK AS A COMMUNIST? DO YOU KNOW WHO/WHAT “STORM” IS? WHAT ABOUT “ACORN”? EVER HEAR OF THE 1960’s “WEATHERGROUND MEN/GROUP” AND “BILL AYERS”? I HAVE KNOWN FOR YEARS! HE KILLED INNOCENT PEOPLE BY BOMBING FEDERAL BUILDINGS; HE SAYS TODAY AS A PROFESSOR, HE”D DO IT AGAIN! OBAMA’S ANNOUNCEMENT AND PARTY TO ANNOUNCE HIS CANDIDACTY WAS AT BILL’S HOME. OBAMA’S NEIGHBORS WERE THESE CRIME PEOPLE. HIS OWN HOUSE WAS A “SPECIAL DEAL.” LOOK INTO IT YOURSELF, JUDITH. DON’T TAKE MY WORD FOR IT.

      YOU NEED TO APOLOGIZE FOR EMBARRASSING YOURSELF FOR NAME CALLING JOE WILSON AND JUDGMENT OF HIS REPUTATION WITH SLANDER! THE SAME THING GOES FOR BUSH. THERE IS NO ERUDITE EXPLANATION FOR CALLING THE KETTLE BLACK WHEN YOU COMMITTED THE SAME DISGRACE AND PUT YOUR REPUTATION WITH YOUR NAME. NOW WE ALL KNOW WHO YOU ARE AND WHAT YOU ARE AND STAND FOR….NOTHING! GOOO JOOEE!…..WINNER OF THE NEXT REPUBLICAN SENATE SEAT! THERE’S ENOUGH OF US WHO WORK FOR HIM THAN ANY OTHER CANDIDATE.

      • mystical pippin permalink
        September 10, 2009 7:36 am

        you lost everyone by the 3rd paragraph sweetie. too much nonsensical babbling…..

      • Jackie permalink
        September 10, 2009 12:12 pm

        MARGE,

        WHAT IS YOUR PROBLEM???? YOU ARE A DISGRACE AND WE ARE GLAD YOU LEFT MY HOME STATE OF PA. WE DON’T NEED A REDNECK RACIST LIKE YOU HERE. WE ARE A BLUE STATE!!! JOE WILSON SHOULD RESIGN TODAY. I’M TRYING TO CALL HIS OFFICE BUT HIS PHONE HAS BEEN BUSY SINCE LAST NIGHT. YOU LOST MARGE, WE WON. GET OVER IT. WE HAVE A BLACK PRESIDENT!!

      • September 10, 2009 12:25 pm

        Marge,
        It is unfortunately clear that you have no idea of what you are talking about- you have not read the bills proposed, and what the president was discussing last night is in fact not in any particular bill- he was giving his goals and guidelines and saying what he will sign. If you don’t understand that you can have no possible evidence for claiming he is “lying,” then you aren’t capable fo basic reasoning.

        On top of that, your continual “shouting” in caps with long incoherent paragraphs says a lot about your sense of civility. Clearly you don’t value manners and reasoned debate, so of course you think your legislator should shout the opposition down and insult them. Most of his own party, and most Americans, disagree. We are still a “civil society” in every meaning of that phrase and intend to remain so.

      • Brenda permalink
        September 10, 2009 12:47 pm

        Where were you when Bush was in office? I guess if it is not white, it is not right. You are obviously a low life racist who can’t see the truth because of your blind hate. You and the likes of you are a disgrace and not true Americans. Hating on a high level does not make you an American.

  4. Pat Novak permalink
    September 9, 2009 8:46 pm

    I’m sure South Carolina is a lovely state. I wish I lived there so I could campaign for your opponent.

    • PaiaGirl permalink
      September 9, 2009 8:54 pm

      We CAN donate to his opponent. I surely will.

      • September 9, 2009 9:50 pm

        I already donated to his opponent.

      • Marge permalink
        September 10, 2009 5:14 am

        What a waste of money! And I suppose you KNOW YOUR candidate that well? Tell me about him, then?

    • lohy48 permalink
      September 9, 2009 9:40 pm

      I’ll happily contribute to Wilson’s opponent….

      • Mike permalink
        September 9, 2009 9:55 pm

        I’m in Texas, I’ll send $1,000.00 to his oponent tomorrow – who is it?

    • Marge permalink
      September 10, 2009 4:26 am

      Thank you, Pat Novak! Just pray for Joe Wilson as the search and detroy press will be after him from David Axlerod and Ron Emanuel and try to bring him down with their Chicago and Washington, DC thugs; AND PRAY for OUR COUNTRY and us to still have the same country that others hate.

      If this health care goes through, it cannot be changed… EVER! The government has been taking things over for years. Just look what they “took out” (destroyed) since January. Look at the trillions of debt we are in. Would the people stand for this if it were Bush? You better believe that Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid would stop the American people by going against the Bush Administration as well who were less devious and crooked than they ever were.

      Since when does a bill get passed overnight with over 1000 pages, handed to the Senate, and told they have 9 hours to read and sign it to save our country from bankruptcy?! That’s fear mongering and scare tactics. Have you seen any recovery in the economy or your own friends/family or neighborhood. No one I know has.

      Next comes the failing of commercial property (small businesses) just like the home subprime debt. Obama said this week that more jobs are going to be lost! WHY????!!!! What happened to the lost TARP money and Stimulus 2? The monies were to CREATE jobs and NOT save them.! The saving oif jobs were NEVER in the discussion. How many did they create? How many did they save? NONE!

      I worked for the federal government out of DC and saw so much waste and corruption. They’d spend $500 for a hammer or $2000 for a commode for years and years. Anything they ever took over has been raped of its money or destoryed. They have told us for years that social security, medicare, medicaid, is broken and headed for bankruptcy. THEY KEEP TALKING ABOUT TRUST FUNDS; there are NO social security, medicare, and medicaid trust funds. They DON’t exist!!! The same is so for the post offices.

      Their excuse is “well you all accept and love national government medicare, medicaid, and social security.” Well what’s this government’s excuse?; they bankrupt them! That’s good government run agancies?!! NO WAY! What will National Health Care do?
      Employers will find it cheaper to NOT pay health insurance as the fine/fees would be cheaper to pay; we’d all be in the National Health Care Plan.

      I have a friend from England who had to wait a year to get her hysterectory and thyroidectory that’s been cancerous! They forced both operations the same day with cancerous medication that’s not aggressive enoough. She JUST may die!!! She’s in her 50’s! She lost a 12 year old son, as well.

      IS THIS THE “KIND OF CHANGE WE BELIEVE IN?” IS THIS THE “KIND OF CHANGE WE EXPECTED?” IS THIS THE “KIND OF CHANGE WE FELL FOR?” IS THIS THE “KIND OF CHANGE FROM THE MANTRA “YES, WE CAN?” or “YES, WE DID?” GOD HELP US!!!

      If Bush was still President, they’d never put up with all these millions of jobs lost, trillions of dollars in debt, no health insurance (maybe they’re manipulating that to make people accept their National Health Care Plan or whatever it’s name is today) by destroying more jobs). Whirlpool will lose 1100 soon.

      • Jackie permalink
        September 10, 2009 12:14 pm

        I how all republicans now have friends in Canada or England and don’t like their healthcare. You are lying you don’t know anyone in England. I believe in OBAMA and you have some nerve talking about him. Your an idiot that voted twice for Bush for gods sake.

  5. Pete K permalink
    September 9, 2009 8:46 pm

    I agree with the statements above. Disgraceful display.

    • Marge permalink
      September 10, 2009 5:26 am

      HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW, JOE WEILSON, PETE K? YOU NEED TO READ ALL MY STATEMENTS.

      I’M HAPPY TO SEE ANOTHER PERFECT LIBERAL, PETE K! SHOW YOUR FACTS ON JOE WILSON! LOOK AT MINE ABOVE ABOUT THIS PRESIDENT. I GUARANTEE YOU THAT YOU DON’T WATCH AND LISTEN TO EVERY LIBERAL, PROGRESSIVE, MODERATE, CONSERVATIVE, AND OTHERS AS I HAVE DONE FOR QUITE A WHILE. GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT OR YOU WILL “GET YOUR CHANGE YOU BELIEVE IN” AND WISHED YOU HADN’T

      DON’T FOLLOW THE CROWD. THINK FOR YOURSELF, AND DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH. LOOK UP APOLLO GROUP, STORM, ACORN, BILL AYERS, WEATHER UNDERGROUND, CZARS (INCLUDING ONE COMMUNIST WHOI HAD TO RESIGN THIS WEEK). Bill Ayers is QUITE interesting. I remember when he and his group bombed federal buildings and as a professor said he’d do it again today. Look at the Chicago connections. FACT IS FACT. TRUTH IS TRUTH. WHAT IS BEING SAID HERE IS SLANDER AGAINST A GOOD MAN AND FAMILY FROM MY STATE.

  6. James Burdick permalink
    September 9, 2009 8:51 pm

    Congressman, your behavior tonight was a disgrace and I bet that it indicates that your character lacks what it takes to apologize.

    Abbeville is a nice town, you besmirch all those nice folks’ character.

    • Marge permalink
      September 10, 2009 4:30 am

      James, YOU DON’T EVEN KNOW HIM AND OUR STATE. HERE WE GO AGAIN, LIBERAL NAME CALLING! When’t the last time you examined YOUR character. Our Joe Wilson doesn’t need you.

      • mystical pippin permalink
        September 10, 2009 7:40 am

        boy you’re deep in it aren’t you?

      • Anonymous permalink
        September 10, 2009 3:21 pm

        Wrong, I do know the state. I have enjoyed it for years. BUT, what I said was not liberal, it was about common decency in a Joint Session… Sorry that you do not understand that. I would have been on a Democrat yelling that at Bush also — it is about decency.

  7. Julie permalink
    September 9, 2009 8:52 pm

    Joe Wilson, you acted like a disrespectful thug tonight. Who do you think you are?

    • Marge permalink
      September 10, 2009 4:32 am

      JULIE: HERE’S…MORE LIBERAL NAME CALLING. SHOW YOUR ERUDITE AND KNOWLEDGE ABOUT HIM AND OUR STATE! SO, THIS IS THE CHANGE YOU BELIEVE IN AND SOLD YOUR SOUL FOR.

      • mystical pippin permalink
        September 10, 2009 7:41 am

        ok margie – go take your pills now… you might have a heart attack here.

  8. Tim permalink
    September 9, 2009 8:52 pm

    I thought Minnesota had some coconuts that represent them in congress (Michelle no-brain Bachman) but now with this idiot from South Carolina, he takes the cake! Don’t ever show up in Wisconsin we have no time for idiots like you.

    • Marge permalink
      September 10, 2009 4:38 am

      TIM: AGAIN…MORE LIBERAL NAME CALLING! YOU DON’T LIVE HERE NOR KNOW OUR JOE WILSON! I KNOW ABOUT YOUR MICHELLE BACHMAN; YOU DON’T KNOW OUR PEOPLE! MANY OF US ARE TRANSPLANTS FROM UP NORTH….NEW YORK, PENNSYLVANIA, NEW JERSEY, OHIO, INDIANA, and the place people prefer to retire to than Florida. WE HAVE JOBS AND GROWTH.

  9. PaiaGirl permalink
    September 9, 2009 8:54 pm

    Joe Wilson. You showed the world that you have absolutely no class, no manners and no respect.

    You should be censured for your disrespect to our President.

    You should resign.

    SHAME ON YOU

    • Michael permalink
      September 9, 2009 10:58 pm

      I agree, Joe Wilson you should resign immediately, you are a disgrace to this country!

    • Marge permalink
      September 10, 2009 5:00 am

      PAIAGIRL: AGAIN, PAIAGIRL….ANOTHER LIBERAL COMMENT WITHOUT BACKGROUND INFORMATION AND FULL OF HATE. EDUCATE YOURSELF ON THE FACTS. YOU DON’T KNOW JOE OR HOW HE HAS ASSISTED SO MANY PEPOLE!

      Don’t you feel proud of yourself that you are SO PERFECT?! Where is YOUR class, manners, and respect?

      A person tells the truth, and he gets name called and asked to be censured for disrecting “our president.” Did you say anything positive when Bush was President of the U.S.? If NOT why? Did you support him at all to others and speak up for any good he did? After all, we are to respect EVERY President and pray for them.

      IS THIS “THE CHANGE YOU BELIEVE IN?” IS THIS “THE CHANGE YOU ASKED FOR?” ARE ALL YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS WORKING, HAVE INSURANCE, AND BETTER OFF THIS YEAR THAN LAST? HAS THE GOVERNMENT TAKEN OVER ANY COMPANIES AND BANKS AND LEFT YOUR FAMILY ABLE TO LIVE THE SAME LIFE ECONOMICALLY AS 1-4 YEARS AGO? HAS ANYONE HAD TO CUT BACK ON ANYTHING OR GIVE UP ANYTHING? HAVE ANY LOST HOMES?

      We are to honor ALL Presidents UNLESS they are egregious. Did you ever say, “Bush Lied, People Died?” or other such mantras? Why didn’t Obama keep his many promises to us including getting our troops out of Iraq, Afghabnistan, and Pakistan?

      As Colin Powel said to Bush “You break it, you bought it.” That’s Obama’s forte with Afghanistan and Pakistan. The tv never says on its news constantly or ever at all on their screen how many died today since Obama took over the other 2 countries? Why is that? Weren’t they suppose to come home the same day as he was elected? That’s a FACT. That’s NOT a lie.

      You just slandered my Senator Joe Wilson that you don’t even know.

      Where’s YOUR apology?

  10. Concerned Citizen permalink
    September 9, 2009 8:54 pm

    As a South Carolinian, I say with utter sincerity that you are a disgrace to my fine state and you should both apologize and resign immediately.

    • Marge permalink
      September 10, 2009 5:10 am

      CONCERNED CITIZEN: I AM AN AMERICAN…NO PARTY AFFILIATION.
      WE LOVE JOE WILSON. IT’S TOO BAD YOU DON’T KNOW HIM AS WELL! INSTEAD, WE GET LIBERAL RETERIC WITH NO SUBSTANCE AS TO WHY YOU HAVE THIS HATRED. HE TOLD THE TRUTH. I GUESS EVERYONE WHO IS TRUTHFUL IS A LIAR, A DISGRACE, NEEDS TO APOLOGIZE AND BE IMPEACHED.

      LIFE MUST BE PERFECT FOR YOU WITH EVERYTHING YOU DO AND SAY. WOULD YOU LIKE PEOPLE TO DO THE SAME TO YOU WHETHER YOU ARE A STUDENT AND/OR WORKER? IF I KNEW YOU WELL, I WOULD TELL PEOPLE YOU AREN’T WHAT THE MEDIA MAKES YOU TO BE. I’D STICK WITH YOU TO THE END. HOW SAD YOU DON’T KNOW THIS WONDERFUL MAN AND FAMILY!

  11. Pepe permalink
    September 9, 2009 8:55 pm

    You need to apologize for your childish outburst.
    What utterly boorish, disrespectful behavior you showed tonight, sir. You set a poor example and have brought embarrassment to South Carolina and to Congress.
    No matter what your opinion or your position on the issues, you need to show more respect for the office of the President of the United States and more respect for the duly elected president, Barack Obama.
    Is this an example of the kind of manners to be expected from a “Southern Gentleman”?

    • Marge permalink
      September 10, 2009 5:39 am

      PEPE….WHERE IS YOUR “SOUTHERN GENTLEMEN” MANNERS? YOU DON”T EVEN KNOW THE MAN AND HIS FAMILY, YET SLANDER HIM TO GO ALONG WITH TV AND THE CROWD. IT’S ABOUT TIME SOMEONE SPOKE UP WITH FACTS AS SENATOR WILSON DID. EVERYONE DEMOCRAT AND REPUBLICAN SHOULD HAVE WALKED OUT ON OBAMA FOR WASTING OUR TIME WITH THE SAME OLD SAME OLD.

      IT’S WONDERFUL TO KNOW YOU ARE SUCH A GOOD EXAMPLE TO ALL AND ARE NOT AN EMBARRASSMENT TO ANYONE OR EVER BEEN OR EVER ACCUSED OF SUCH! AND OF COURSE, YOU WERE NEVER CHILDISH AS WELL FOR YOUR PARENTS AND RELATIVES AND SCHOOL COULD VOUCH FOR THAT. IT’S AMAZING HOW WELL YOU KNOW SENATOR JOE WILSON! YOU IMPRESS ME!!!

      HAVE YOU ALWAYS SHOWED RESPECT FOR THE PRESIDENCY OF THE U.S. TO ALL PRESIDENTS? DID YOU SHOW RESPECT FOR BUSH AT ALL TIMES INCLUDING NEVER REPEATING “BUSH LIED, PEOPLE DIED?” WASN’T OBAMA’s PROMISES, ONE OF MANY, TO BRING HOME OUR TROOPS THE DAY HE WAS ELECTED? ARE YOU AWARE HOW MANY DIED THIS MONTH ALONE WHICH IS HIS WAR NOW? THE TV WON’T EVEN TALK ABOUT IT NOR SHOW NUMBERS ON THEIR SCREENS. WOULD YOU LIKE TO APOLOGIZE TO THE PARENTS AND WIVES AND CHILDREN WHOSE LOVED ONES DIED SINCE HE TOOK OFFICE? YOU SEEM TO KNOW SO NUCH ABOUT DOING AND SAYING THE RIGHT THING ALL THE TIME.

  12. Andy Klatt permalink
    September 9, 2009 8:56 pm

    It’s not surprising that the American people are pulling the plug on the Republican Party. Maybe Wilson’s and the party’s antics play well in KKK country, but not in most of our great country, and not for long even in the deep unrepentant morally challenged south.

    • Research the Facts permalink
      September 9, 2009 9:39 pm

      Nicely stated please send your comment directly to Joe “mentally” challenged Wilson. Prozac apparently did not kick in before the speech started.

      • lohy48 permalink
        September 9, 2009 9:42 pm

        Wilson and his ilk are the death knell of the GOP….

      • Research the Facts permalink
        September 9, 2009 9:47 pm

        rep joe wilsons home adress is 634 Sunset Blvd.
        West Columbia, SC 29169

        home phone number is-(803) 926-1413

        email- joe@joewil­sonforcong­ress.com

        he has a wife named roxanne call them and let them know how yall feel

  13. September 9, 2009 8:56 pm

    Before tonight I never heard of Wilson but after his outburst he is now the face of the GOP boogy man.

    • Marge permalink
      September 10, 2009 8:04 am

      RJ…Get out there and educate yourself about your local, state, and federal government. Everyone knew Joe broke a rule; he was as upset as Obama who wants his legacy and health care. I AM NEITHER REPUBLICAN NOR DEMOCRAT. I AM AN AMERICAN who researches everyone and makes up my own mind. I listen to them all on tv and radio.

      I WANT JOBS AND ECONOMY FOR EVERYONE….and NO NATIONAL HEALTH CARE as their way to change tactics lately as to what’s most important. Once it’s law, IT CANNOT BE OVERTURNED.

      Both guys made their “barbs” tonight. That’s politics; if one can’t take the heat, they don’t belong there nor need to listen or watch. Just as we had the Apollo group write the Stimulus Package Plan to say we had to have 1000 pages read at midnight and signed at 9 am, or the US would go bankrupt, the country fell for the scare tactics and fear mongering. Obama and the administration didn’t even make this one up nor read it. Nancy Pelosi was behind it along with Harry Reid whose numbers in the house are running out until he is defeated.

      Check out and research for yourself the Apollo Group, Storm, Czars (one communist in the administration resigned this week), Underground Weatherman or Weathermen Underground, and Bill Ayers.

  14. julia permalink
    September 9, 2009 8:58 pm

    Joe Wilson – you are a disgrace to this country and I will be supporting your opponent in the next election, whoever that may be.
    You owe my president an apology and I hope you have cause to appreciate the healthcare crisis we have on your hands.
    I hope you get cancer or something equally painful, and suffer to a terminal death.

    • Research the Facts permalink
      September 9, 2009 9:50 pm

      Please do not lower your self to his standard if you call. Just tell him honestly how you feel. No point in going to any extreme verbally or making threats. Please, Americans keep it civil.

      • mike permalink
        September 9, 2009 10:01 pm

        seriously? I agree he was 100% wrong and should resign immediately and he’s another black mark on republicans BUT YOU PUBLISHED HIS HOME ADDRESS AND PHONE NUMBER AND HIS WIFE’S NAME?

        Good job stooping to his level.

      • Jana permalink
        September 9, 2009 11:09 pm

        President Obama should resign for standing up and lying to the American people.

      • wordbloom permalink
        September 9, 2009 11:54 pm

        638 Sunset Blvd, you said 634… That is some automotive place. It is his campaign headquarters, not his home.

    • Faith permalink
      September 9, 2009 10:33 pm

      I agree. Lets don’t lower ourselves to this idiot’s level. His family must be out of bounds.

    • Marge permalink
      September 10, 2009 8:33 am

      JULIA….Isn’t that awefully harsh to wish cancer on someone?! Do you see it’s worse than what Joe Wilson said. Believe me, he’d never say that about you! Would you like that to be said about someone you love or to happen to you? I’ve lost enoiugh cancer friends this past year and another is shaky. She’s had National Health Care that makes people wait 1 year for cancer treatments. Then they gave her a hysterectomy and throidectomy at the same time!!! I don’t know if the chemo is in time!!!

      Woul you ever write a letter or say in person to his children and wife you wish their daddy and husband got cancer if it’s so nice to share? What we say, hope, or wish about someone comes back to us AND worse!

      It is obvious you are not from S.C. as I have been for 20 years giving up the northern states and 1 Southern: New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, New Jersey, Indiana, Washington DC (worked for the federal governemt), Virginia, and settled to my beloved S.C.

      It’s obvious you don’t know politics. Joe broke a rule and apologized. This has been blown out of proportion. He didn’t kill anyone. Obama wants his health care plan for his legacy and to say he did something for the Kennedy family and to get Americans eyes and speeches forgotten during the August congressional recess of town halls where the people spoke against this plan. His words weren’t nice at times either, tonight. That’s what anger does to people. Now, he believed to save his program he had to go out to the public as much as possible this week to try to change the democrats minds and the American people. That’s how Washington, DC works. Afterwards, they go out to dinner together and pal around and visit one another.

      The sick will be cared for, especially the children, as long as there are no jobs. Kids have the “schip” and medicaid. Doctors and hospitals do free work. We had to go to the free clinics and be with the strange scary homeless who live in parks and under bridges….a very humbling experience…but for the grace of God, go I or you or anyone else. WE had 5 years of no work and no one was in the same situation as us until we became employed. We were being denied everything. Now people are receiving all kinds of hope and help for themselves and children.

      Educate yourself. Learn about the parties. Research what each senator and congressman/woman do in your local, state, and federal government. What they do DOES affect you! I AM AN AMERICAN AND NOT OF A PARTY. I WANT TO KNOW AS MUCH AS I CAN TO LEARN THE TRUE FACTS FOR MYSELF.

  15. Jeffrey permalink
    September 9, 2009 8:59 pm

    South Carolina deserves better than this jackass.

    • eleano permalink
      September 9, 2009 11:55 pm

      South Carolina deserves better than this jackass?
      Well than they should call for is resignation now!!!!!

      rep joe wilsons home adress is 634 Sunset Blvd.
      West Columbia, SC 29169
      home phone number is-(803) 926-1413
      email- joe@joewil¬sonforcong¬ress.com
      he has a wife named roxanne call them and let them know how yall feel

      • this_is_wrong permalink
        September 10, 2009 12:11 am

        As repugnant as I think Good Ole Boy Joe Wilson is. This is by far MORE repugnant! This man has a family and they did not ask for this. You ought to be ashamed.

    • Marge permalink
      September 10, 2009 7:10 am

      Jeffrey….YOU DON’T KNOW SENATOR “Joe” WILSON NOR LIVE HERE. UNLESS YOU HAVE RESEARCHED FACTS ON HIM AND HIS STATE AND PEOPLE HERE, YOU’D RATHER THROW OUT A SLANDERING REMARK. I AM AN AMERICAN. I SPEAK UP FOR TRUTH AND WHAT I RESEARCH. BOTH SAID THINGS THEY SHOULDN’T HAVE TONIGHT.

      OBAMA IS UPSET AS HE WANTS THIS HEALTH CARE SO BAD. ALL PRESIDENTS WANT A LEGACY. THEY’LL EVEN USE THE DEATH OF ANOTHER SENATOR TO SAY WE HAVE TO DO IT FOR THEM. EACH PERSONH SHOULD MAKE UP THEIR OWN MINDS AFTER LEARNING AND RESEARCHING ALL FACTS. POLITICAL PARTIES HAVE ALL KINDS AND ARE NOT PERFECT.

      WHAT WOULD YOUR CHILDREN FEEL LIKE OR DO IF THEIR DADDY (YOU) WAS BEING SLANDERED HERE AND TALKED ABOUT LIKE IS HAPPENING WITH SENATOR WILSON HERE.

      EVERYONE: GIVE IT A REST.

  16. Mary M permalink
    September 9, 2009 9:00 pm

    While President Bush went before congress and said there were wmd in Iraq (a lie)nobody screamed liar to him and they should not have. If they had I would have called on them to resign. Now Mr Wilson I am calling on you to do the honorable thing and resign. Your behavior tonite was dispicable. A true low point in the history of our republic.

    • Kory Cochran permalink
      September 9, 2009 10:12 pm

      That’s because they saw the same intelligence and voted to go to war too, dipstick.

      • Susan J. permalink
        September 9, 2009 11:38 pm

        No, Congress saw the intelligence that was MANUFACTURED by the White House Iraq Group, directed by Cheney & Rumsfeld, for the purpose of selling an illegal invasion. By the way, Bush’s wars were never officially ‘declared’ by Congress, either, Bu$hco just went ahead and invaded Afghanistan and Iraq anyway.

        I am so sick of the GOP thinking that benign Presidential speeches, blowjobs, and legislation to stop rampant right-wing corruption is worse than lying a country into war, killing our troops and innocent people for oil, losing trillions of the defense budget, torture, murder of ‘inconvenient’ whistleblowers, bribery, and the wholesale fleecing of US citizens by the Federal Reserve and banksters.

        This is YOUR legacy, Kory dipstick, and you will never get the opportunity to do it again.

    • Marge permalink
      September 10, 2009 7:47 am

      MARY M….FIRST OF ALL I AM NOT OF A PARTY. I AM A PROUD AMERICAN. MY INFORMATION COMES FROM RESEARCH OF FACTS. MY TV OBSERVATIONS CONSISTS OF ALL LIBERAL, PROGRESSIVE, MIDDLE OF THE ROAD, CONSERVATIVE, C-SPANS, AND OTHERS. THEN I MAKE UP MY OWN MIND ON ALL ISSUES. NONE OF THESE PROGRAMS TURNS ME OFF. I WANT TO KNOW WHO OUR ENEMIES ARE WITHIN AND WITHOUT THIS GREAT COUNTRY.

      Colin Powell, said the same as Bush that there WERE wmds, and then Colin changed his mind for political convenience. There WERE weapons of mass distruction in Iraq. Congresss APPROVED the U.S. to go to war! Hillary approved the war.

      Obama PROMISED us on the campaign and when he won, the very first thing he was going to do was bring home our troops. PROMISE WAS AND STILL IS BROKEN. NOW IT’S HIS WAR…Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. Not one tv station will show the daily deaths or hardly mention it. WHY? WHY AREN’T OUR TROOPS HOME AS HE PROMISED US?!

      My family/relatives watched the whole thing about Iraq many nights into the wee hours of the morning. We saw on satellite wmd’s being moved by some type of trucks; they were sent to Iran and Russia. There was plenty of time to do this.

      We didn’t ignore the Jewish people (well almost too late, that is) who were in concentration camps and massed murdered. Didn’t you see the naked bodies in the TRENCHES that Saddam Hussein had told his men to be shot and placed there with his henchmen? What about the women and children being tortured, raped, not permitted to practice their professions, children not prmitted to go to school, body parts cut off, murdered by their immediate families if the young women were considered to do or say something dishonoring religion murdered by the father or brother(s) killing her? That was a war worth fighting as I watched it more and more to see the joy of the children and lives restored. Afghanistan and Pakistan is NONE of our business.

      We need to concentrate NOT on health care BUT jobs and the economy. This continuous push for National Health Care is a diversionary tactic to take our eyes off jobs. When people have jobs they usually have insurance. We need a better economy. Soon we are going to be facing another sub-prime situation…….
      commercial realestate with businesses closing. I’ve seen this coming for 2 years. Health care can wait a little longer. There is medicare, medicaid, and cities with free health clinics (with the homeless) my family has had to utilize though very scary at first, but we went.

  17. John H permalink
    September 9, 2009 9:01 pm

    Joe Wilson you have just become the poster child for what has tuned the republican party into a gang of losers. The high jacking and perversion of conservatism by your type and the right wing radio robots has put us into a death spiral.

    Ignorant, proud, and stubborn enough to stay that way is a horrible way to approach life or politics.

  18. September 9, 2009 9:02 pm

    Joe-the-jerk:
    There is ‘no good excuse you could ever give for such
    ‘bad’ and disrespectful behavoir toward the President tonight….Shame on you…Your name is ‘mud.’

  19. Wesley permalink
    September 9, 2009 9:04 pm

    Congressman Wilson is a disgrace to his profession. He is a redneck a**hole. If he had any real ideals, he could challenge the president in a debate. However, he is too ignorant to express himself intelligently.

  20. Tim permalink
    September 9, 2009 9:06 pm

    Why is it that suddenly when their is something that will help the American people the Republicans have found their fiscal responsibility? For the previous eight years dumping money into Iraq and oh by the way Haliburton the purse strings were wide open and any time the Dems tried to pull them closed they were Anti-American. What a bunch of hippocrites take a look at the money Wilson gets from Insurance companies and tell me if this guy has a dog in the fight.

    • lohy48 permalink
      September 9, 2009 9:43 pm

      Too bad Wilson was the liar…

    • Another Joe permalink
      September 9, 2009 9:50 pm

      You are a disgrace to S.C. I am so glad I do not live in your State. They should make you resign. National if not world wide T.V. and you disgrace not only yourself but our Nation. You Sir are the Liar the documents already written state that there is no undocumented aliens aid.

      Stop your fear tactics our country is at stake!!!
      Thanks Tim well said

  21. September 9, 2009 9:07 pm

    THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    You said what many Americans were thinking.

    • JoJoRae permalink
      September 9, 2009 9:20 pm

      No he did not

    • efp permalink
      September 9, 2009 9:26 pm

      ro, please explain your position.

    • Jim permalink
      September 9, 2009 9:45 pm

      Note that you are in the vast minority

    • Michele permalink
      September 9, 2009 9:48 pm

      You do know, right, that there is specific language in the bill that denies coverage to illegal immigrants? So it is Rep. Wilson who is lying, and you who are supporting those lies. Educate yourself, please, before you comment.

    • deeppeace permalink
      September 9, 2009 9:49 pm

      I see an apology on CNN. Sorta like unringing a bell.

    • Kory Cochran permalink
      September 9, 2009 10:13 pm

      Finally, a voice of sanity. Where did Americas guts go?

      • this_is_wrong permalink
        September 10, 2009 12:23 am

        Kory. Get a girlfriend and/or life.

        If a Democrat had screamed “inarticulate, lying, dim wit” at W during one of his speeches, I would have been appalled and you would have been crying treason. You don’t get it both ways lonely guy.

        And it doesn’t take guts, balls or even a little bit of nerve to yell at someone from a distance surrounded by your “buddies”. Joe-Joe just didn’t expect the deafening lack of support when he shot off his mouth.

        He’s feeling about as lonely as you right about now. I feel soooo bad for him…whaaaa

    • simone davis permalink
      September 9, 2009 10:13 pm

      Shame on you, Mr. Wilson! You epitomized in one little classless, baseless and embarrassingly inappropriate angry shout just what is wrong with the extreme right of your party.

    • September 9, 2009 10:23 pm

      Wrongo, buddy. Wrong wrong wrong wrong wrong.

    • September 9, 2009 10:32 pm

      Representative Wilson, saw the video clip of your demonstration in the House of Representatives to-night, and have to say that, in my opinion, it was disgraceful.

      Whatever differences you have with the Obama Administration over health care reform are yours to express, surely.

      But, to openly call anyone, especially in a public forum like the House of Representatives’ floor, and from the relative safety of the gallery, might I add, a liar, or to allege that someone is lying, whether President, Pope or pauper, is not only deeply offensive and hurtful, but helps coarsen the already coarsened and nasty tone of much of the health care reform debate in this country even further.

      You, Sir, are a public official, and a politician, so you know precisely the weight and meaning of words and gestures within a political context, or at least should know.

      That means that you, and others like you, regardless of ideology, party or faction, should know better than to indulge yourselves in cheap rhetorical stunts like the one you pulled to-night.

      You have brought shame upon yourself, Sir, and, though I hope not, upon the good names of the state and people of South Carolina through your words and actions to-night.

      You have also helped to dis-credit your cause, and shame on you for that as well.

      I should hope that you will make a full and public apology for your words and actions to-night, to-morrow, and make no excuses for them, either.

      That would do much, I think, to restore your good name in the eyes of much of the general public.

      Sincerely, Donald Rilea, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

      • Anonymous permalink
        September 10, 2009 12:22 am

        I’m soorry! I have always been soorry! It was the drugs, i tell you. Cocaine, heorin, acid, whatever!

        I could have been a contender!
        I’m on top of the world, Mom!!

    • Alice Renee Taylor permalink
      September 9, 2009 11:32 pm

      Dear Congressman Wilson,
      I understand your passion and your out burst. This is a very charged issue. What the President says and what he does are often two different things. The American People are not dumb. It may take them awhile but they know when they are being conned. I am glad to hear that you apoligized to the President. Respect for his office is paramont and necessary to keep a civil society. I wish you the best in the up coming congressional debates.
      Sincerely,
      Alice Taylor

      • ilse permalink
        September 10, 2009 12:54 am

        Sincerely, Alice Taylor, you are a dining room table.

    • Don permalink
      September 10, 2009 12:07 am

      Health… Mental healthcare needed. You prove it.

  22. Ike Credle permalink
    September 9, 2009 9:07 pm

    You Sir do not deserve even the courtesy I’m trying to demonstrate as a respect for the office you hold. I’ve served my country in peace time and conflict under commanders in chief I did not agree with politically, but I always respected the position of our President. You have brought discredit upon you, your family, the state of SC, and our beloved country. You Sir are a sad example for our children. Did you notice how well the President maintained his composure–he is a much better man than you. There is a saying that God does not like ugly. You are as UGLY as they come.

    • Tim permalink
      September 9, 2009 9:09 pm

      Very well said :)

    • this_is_wrong permalink
      September 10, 2009 12:30 am

      Bravo Mr. Credle! Spoken like a true, rational gentleman. Mr. Wilson could learn a lot from a man like you.

  23. Arly Wilson permalink
    September 9, 2009 9:07 pm

    You can rest assured that there is a $500 contribution going to ANY politician who challenges you in ANY re-election, scumbag.

  24. JRT permalink
    September 9, 2009 9:12 pm

    A Wilson, a Presbyterian, and a Southerner…Sir, you are a disgrace to each of the three!! Is tonight’s behavior what you are teaching your grandchildren?

    • lohy48 permalink
      September 9, 2009 9:44 pm

      A Presbyterian??? Not like any Presbyterian I know in my congregation….

      • brendy permalink
        September 10, 2009 1:29 am

        “A Wilson, a Presbyterian, and a Southerner…Sir, you are a disgrace to each of the three!! Is tonight’s behavior what you are teaching your grandchildren?”

        ***

        If we think something is a lie, are we NOT supposed to call it as we see it? Or, are we just supposed to ‘accept’ it, even KNOWING it’s a lie?

        Liberals/democrats are always try to play the religion card when trying to bring down conservatives/republicans – but yet THEY ARE THE ONES WHO support abortion and homosexuality, and when THESE topics are discussed – we are insulted and told to keep religion out of it, while THEY try to get their ABOMINATIONS passed.

        Bunch of hypocrites!

  25. Blame the demons permalink
    September 9, 2009 9:13 pm

    Money and status can’t buy class. How Ghetto can one be?!

  26. Robert D permalink
    September 9, 2009 9:15 pm

    I have watched many presidential addresses to the joint sessions of congress. I have never seen a more disrespectful action toward a President of the USA than what you provided during the president’s address. Hopefully, you have come to your senses and will mitigate the damage you caused to your reputation by offering a sincere apology for your childish, boorish shout out.

  27. punky permalink
    September 9, 2009 9:15 pm

    Whether you agree or disagree with what YOUR President has to say it was disgraceful to sit in your sit and shout LIAR at him. We need to teach our children that even though we disagree with another, out of respect will will listen to what they have to say. You acted no better tonight than those at the Town Halls screaming and yelling at each other about ideals that they truly knew nothing about. Our country will not stand tall if people like you continue to scream those who disagree with you down. What you did was not only disrespectful but cowardly as well and you owe your president an IMMEDIATE and sincere apology.

    If those in the republican party choose not to stand and cheer our president as he makes statements that they disagree with that is their right. But you sir, Booed him, called him a liar and down right disrespected the man that we all must pray for and put some form of faith in that he will lead this country, with the assistance of others, in the correct direction. You sir are obviously NOT one of those people

  28. Janelle Barlow permalink
    September 9, 2009 9:15 pm

    I realize I’m shocked that I’m not shocked by Joe Wilson’s behavior. As I read all the previous comments, I can hear the dismay in so many of them as to what our public discourse has become. I’ve gotten so used to hearing people scream at Obama, that nothing shocks me any more. Actually, I’d much rather be shocked. Joe Wilson’s outburst was a new low, and from an elected official.

    • lohy48 permalink
      September 9, 2009 9:46 pm

      Well, Sarah Palin did set a very low bar for political discourse…

  29. Sue permalink
    September 9, 2009 9:16 pm

    Shame on you for your rudeness! Hannity, Rove, Limbaugh et all lead by lies, vindictiveness, and hate. You are an embodiment of their hate. Your brand of Republicanism defames and lies. You have shown who you are.
    Our president is an honorable man, which is more than we can say for you.

  30. September 9, 2009 9:18 pm

    Joe Wilson must apologize. It was pathetic behavior. I hope he is censured.

  31. duncan heath permalink
    September 9, 2009 9:19 pm

    Disgraceful – in front of the entire world. Your legacy, now, will always tainted and your name will be loathed through the ages. LOATHED.

  32. Rachel permalink
    September 9, 2009 9:19 pm

    What a disgraceful comment. He needs to apologize.

    • Research the Facts permalink
      September 9, 2009 9:45 pm

      This was posted on Huffington Post

      rep joe wilsons home adress is 634 Sunset Blvd.
      West Columbia, SC 29169

      home phone number is-(803) 926-1413

      email- joe@joewil­sonforcong­ress.com

      he has a wife named roxanne call them and let them know how yall feel

      • lohy48 permalink
        September 9, 2009 9:47 pm

        Gee, the number is busy…Any guesses why???

      • Prakosh permalink
        September 9, 2009 9:58 pm

        I got through. It’s an answering machine at his office. But I left a stinging message.

  33. efp permalink
    September 9, 2009 9:21 pm

    Mr. Wilson,
    Respect the office of the President of the United States. You set a terrible example. Thank goodness THAT wasn’t beamed into our nation’s classrooms. Your lack of respect and decorum demeans your office and your constituents. Shame on you.

  34. SteveinSC permalink
    September 9, 2009 9:22 pm

    In South Carolina we value good manners and Joe Wilson has proven he has none. Worse he has called the President a liar, when in fact what the President said was true. The liar, Mr. Wilson, is you.

    • Another Joe permalink
      September 9, 2009 9:58 pm

      Don’t worry most realize that the residents of S.C. are not even anywhere near as arrogant and ignorant as your rep. God bless, you all hope you get him out soon.Many southerners are very smart well educated and very respectful.To bad you have this LIAR as a rep. Get him out

  35. Susan permalink
    September 9, 2009 9:23 pm

    I am sickened and appalled by Wilson’s behavoir. He should resign and Congress should censure him. There were many times that Democrats could have screamed liar to Bush, but they didn’t because they had respect for the office, respect for their country and respect for themselves. This man does not deserve the honor and privelage that SC has bestowed on him. He had the impulse control of a 2 year old.

  36. Jarrett permalink
    September 9, 2009 9:27 pm

    Joe Wilson, you are entirely right and a credit to our state it is time that people stand up to the President!

    • September 9, 2009 9:31 pm

      Bravo, Bravo, Bravo Joe!

      • Michele permalink
        September 9, 2009 9:46 pm

        You both know, right, that there is specific language in the bill that denies coverage to illegal immigrants? So it is Rep. Wilson who is lying, and you who are supporting those lies. Educate yourselves, please, before you comment.

      • lohy48 permalink
        September 9, 2009 9:49 pm

        Lies and the lying liars who tell them….Wilson is a liar…

      • chris permalink
        September 9, 2009 10:40 pm

        That’s a cowardly and despicable act …. NOT a brave act!

    • Jim permalink
      September 9, 2009 9:44 pm

      Nice to see his kids still love him.

    • Michele permalink
      September 9, 2009 9:50 pm

      H.R. 3200: Sec 246 — NO FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR UNDOCUMENTED ALIENS
      Nothing in this subtitle shall allow Federal payments for affordability credits on behalf of individuals who are not lawfully present in the United States.

    • September 9, 2009 10:31 pm

      You know, I think its high time people stand up to stupidity. You sir, are an idiot. Please go lay by your dish.

  37. Joni permalink
    September 9, 2009 9:30 pm

    I hope that the good people of South Carolina will show Joe the door the next time an election rolls around. I think the whole country has seen enough of Joe the Boorish Lout. Boo on you.

  38. STL permalink
    September 9, 2009 9:31 pm

    Wow, a display of stupidity and childishness on live national TV.
    You have disgraced your state and your party.
    .
    You owe our President an apology

  39. Sara Michaels permalink
    September 9, 2009 9:31 pm

    Mr. Wilson–I am in independent who sides Republican and I even voted for McCain. You today, have shown me that the Republican party does not have any interest in what is good for me, but what is good for the corporations who donate to you.

    You were a disgrace tonight and need to apologize to the President of the United States. You showed that you do not have 1/10 th of the class and grace that he showed today.

  40. Anna permalink
    September 9, 2009 9:37 pm

    Wilson, you should be ashamed. You disrespect my President, and my state by representing me.

    I am shamed, absolutely shamed to know what people must think of the citizens of South Carolina. Trust me, please, we do not all think like this yahoo.

  41. FlynnGirl permalink
    September 9, 2009 9:38 pm

    Rep. wilson,

    Your behavior was a disgrace. You have brought shame to yourself, your district, your state, and your country.

    I have already sent an email to my Congressman asking that he support a censure.

    What would have been your reaction if a Democratic congressman had shouted “You lie!” during an address by former President George W. Bush? I’m sure you would have joined the chorus of conservatives who would have stated how “unpatriotic” it is to “criticize our President during a time of war”.

    Your credibility is gone, sir.

  42. Darrell permalink
    September 9, 2009 9:38 pm

    Totally disrespectful. You need to resign immediately. You have disgraced the people of SC and your party.

  43. deeppeace permalink
    September 9, 2009 9:39 pm

    To quote the honorable gentleman from South Carolina:

    “Liar!”

  44. CDG permalink
    September 9, 2009 9:40 pm

    I just finished watching the Presidential address on health care and I am writing to express my displeasure at Representative Wilson’s disrespectful outburst at President Obama.

    He should be deeply ashamed at his behavior, it was immature and underlined Obama’s point about Republicans behaving badly on this issue.

    Representative Wilson should apologize immediately and publicly. He may disagree with the President, but to call him a liar is an insult to the office of the President, this nation, the people of Wilson’s district, and the Congress in which he serves.

    I will be making a significant campaign contribution to whomever runs against Wilson during his next campaign.

  45. reader090 permalink
    September 9, 2009 9:40 pm

    Once again, you proved how far the Republican Party has fallen in recent years. Oh, I’m sure you’ll get some positive feedback from the ditto-heads in your constituency. But, you otherwise proved yourself to be a liar and a man with no integrity. How proud your grandchildren will be. “Hey kids, gather ’round and let me tell you how I heckled the president with something that wasn’t true.”

    By the way, “congressman” perhaps you should do some basic research.

    H.R. 3200: Sec 246 — NO FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR UNDOCUMENTED ALIENS
    Nothing in this subtitle shall allow Federal payments for affordability credits on behalf of individuals who are not lawfully present in the United States.

    • Another Joe permalink
      September 9, 2009 10:03 pm

      Very well put. It amazes me that many regular citizens know more than him. Better make sure he has his facts straight.Republican Liar.. Shows how low his party has sunk. I am an independent and consider myself a bit conservative leaning but would now rather vote for a liberal. One more vote lost.Republicans

  46. Michele permalink
    September 9, 2009 9:41 pm

    Disgraceful, absolutely disgraceful.

    And those who agree with your rude behavior are even more disgraceful. Shame on you all. Where has civility gone?

  47. Hoosier permalink
    September 9, 2009 9:41 pm

    Shameful behavior Rep Wilson. Shameful. You should apologize immediately to the President of the United States, as Senator McCain recommended. In any case I hope that tomorrow congress censures you for your totally distasteful, disrespectful and shameful behavior this evening. You have robbed your constituents of being represented with honor.

  48. Kim permalink
    September 9, 2009 9:42 pm

    Watching from Canada tonight, I am disgusted and appalled at your childish and disrespectful behavior in front of your peers, your country and the world.

    Disgraceful!

  49. Jim permalink
    September 9, 2009 9:42 pm

    Mr. Wilson,

    There is nothing I can say that will shame you as it is clear have no class or sense of decorum. I wish for you the worst in all ways and things and will spend my hard earned money on behalf of your opponent in the next election you encounter. One might think that Mark Sanford would have been enough humiliation for the good people of South Carolina, provided one is capable of rational thought.

  50. Republican Air Force Colonel permalink
    September 9, 2009 9:43 pm

    You have shamed my President, my country, my state, and my party.

  51. September 9, 2009 9:43 pm

    I will remember this when 2010 comes around and make a generous donation to your opponent.

  52. ARRECHO permalink
    September 9, 2009 9:43 pm

    You are a liar and an Anti-American.

    Time to be a man and do the decent thing, apologize to OUR President and to US, the American people.

    I will most certainly cooperate to unseat you if you do not do so.

  53. Shannon permalink
    September 9, 2009 9:44 pm

    Do you talk to your Mother like that?
    Show some respect for our electoral process and the citizens of the United States.

  54. enid permalink
    September 9, 2009 9:45 pm

    S.C. deserves better and the President of the USA deserves respect, even if he is as corrupt and vile as was George Bush: You Do Not Shout Rude Things at A Speaker.

  55. R Edwards permalink
    September 9, 2009 9:46 pm

    Crazy Mr. Wilson ..did it again. He has not been the same since Dennis moved away.

    Told him not to the speech without his meds. He crapped pants also, But that’s OK he has health care.

    Let’s all send money to the person who runs for his seat!

    PS If you work for Joe…time to dust out the resume!

  56. September 9, 2009 9:46 pm

    Your outburst was despicable. You embarrassed yourself, your party and your country. Your utter disrespect for the office of the President of the United States and to President Obama himself will be reflected, at the very latest, in the upcoming mid-term elections.

    You should be ashamed MR. Congressman and YOU should RESIGN!!

  57. Teresa permalink
    September 9, 2009 9:47 pm

    Count me IN for helping your opponent getting you out of office if they don’t throw you out sooner!!!

    SC. you have my condolences, the rest of the country has your back.

  58. September 9, 2009 9:48 pm

    You are a sore LOOOOOOOOOSER. You are going to be history.

  59. Dan permalink
    September 9, 2009 9:48 pm

    As a citizen of South Carolina, please resign, go far away, and take Sanford with you.
    Who were the smiling agreeable co-horts seated on your left and right?

  60. Republican permalink
    September 9, 2009 9:48 pm

    I had to explain your bad behavior to my children. We are Republican and it was a terrible display of disrespect. We try to teach our kids how to get along and yet you heckle and bully because you simply have an opposing view. This was not the forum to act like a birther. You shamed the Republican party who hold our country and our president dear. Cantor’s twittering was shameful as well. I suppose you all twitter in church or synagogue as well. Be adult.

  61. Paul permalink
    September 9, 2009 9:49 pm

    Joe Wilson should resign, immediately. What a disgrace to the United STates of America.

  62. Davey permalink
    September 9, 2009 9:50 pm

    Senator Wilson, I was shocked and dismayed by the rudeness you showed the president, the other members of congress and the entire nation during the president’s address. Sadly, it seems that this is the level to which Republicans strive to lower political discourse. In your particular case, I hope that your brutish behavior does not represent the people of South Carolina, at least not for very much longer.

  63. Laura in Phoenix permalink
    September 9, 2009 9:50 pm

    Your behavior tonight was appalling. You’re a disgrace to the republican party.

    I will also do what I can to see that you lose your seat.

  64. JulieConrads permalink
    September 9, 2009 9:50 pm

    How much money did you get from insurance companies to be a liar? To protect their precious profits they get from inhumane treatment of Americans? You republicans think it’s acceptable for someone to bring a gun to a presidential event, so why not heckle the president during a joint session of Congress??? Who do you people think you are? The supreme race? This is beyond despicable. I never imagined it would be like this. Unbelievable. Resign you little POS. You aren’t respectable enough to be a United States Congressman!

  65. Kevin permalink
    September 9, 2009 9:50 pm

    Congratulations clown; judging by the comments here, it looks like your little outburst went over real well.

  66. Prakosh permalink
    September 9, 2009 9:52 pm

    As a Vietnam veteran I learned to respect the office even if you didn’t respect the man. I also learned that the President of the United States deserves our respect. Acting in the manner that Yo did tonight sir shows that you do not have the common decency to be in the House of Representatives and that your parents should be ashamed of themselves because they did a very bad job raising you! And you sir obviously haven’t learned anything that they forgot to teach you. Perhaps you should seek employment elsewhere. Maybe something without health insurance so you can see what it is like.

  67. September 9, 2009 9:53 pm

    You are an insufferable lout, Mr. Wilson. As a Republican, you are indicative of how low the party has sunk. Here’s to not seeing you in office after 2010.

  68. September 9, 2009 9:55 pm

    Was that tobacco spittle I saw running down congressman Wilson’s chin?

  69. Carol Gonzales permalink
    September 9, 2009 9:57 pm

    Congressman, your behavior tonight was rude and unbecoming an elected official. You disrespected the President of the United States, both Houses of Congress, and the American people. You poorly misrepresented the people of South Carolina. You owe the President, the Congress and the American people, as well as the people of South Carolina, an abject apology. Failure to do so proves that you are unfit to govern.

  70. cmolson permalink
    September 9, 2009 9:57 pm

    such disgraceful behavior from an elected official. the example you set tonight is how NOT to behave…

  71. September 9, 2009 9:58 pm

    I propose a muzzle on Congressman Joe Wilson during the next speech. That type of insolence was not necessary; that impertinent cretin ought to apologize and remain silence for a while. We can all disagree on certain issues without the snide remarks. Joe Wilson you are a schmuck who has a lot to learn about tact.

  72. Screw you Wilson permalink
    September 9, 2009 9:59 pm

    Do yourself a favor and resign now you disrespectful moron. The nation is now mobilized to get your arse out of there. We will shower anyone, ANYONE who runs against you with generous checks.

  73. ann permalink
    September 9, 2009 9:59 pm

    He is a disgrace to the U.S.A and to southern hospitality. He need to Resign effective immediately.

  74. Lisa permalink
    September 9, 2009 9:59 pm

    Joe Wilson’s behavior tonight was absolutely inexcusable, and his apology was only lukewarm at best. He owes not just the President, but also his fellow lawmakers on both sides of the aisle and, indeed, all Americans a real and heartfelt apology for the disrespect he showed tonight not only to our elected leader but to our country as a whole. And then he should step down as someone clearly not sensible or grown-up enough to hold public office.

  75. kelly permalink
    September 9, 2009 9:59 pm

    Wilson is a disgrace to the United States. Wilson owes a PUBLIC apology to the president and the American people. Wilson is a typical GOP hack. No Class.

  76. September 9, 2009 10:00 pm

    Joe Wilson, your breeding is showing.
    Shame shame on you
    You are a disgrace to Congress!!!

  77. cdub1991 permalink
    September 9, 2009 10:01 pm

    Wilson, has sacrificed the right to be taken seriously by anyone about anything. You respect the office, even if you don’t respect the man. If Wilson can’t lead like a man, then he should step aside and let a grown-up take his seat.

  78. W Freed permalink
    September 9, 2009 10:02 pm

    Your behavior was beyond rude. This President continues to reach his hand across the aisle, and you and your ilk continue to slap it. Perhaps you didn’t note the outcome of the last election. It was an overwhelming rebuke of one party rule.
    The American people are sick to death of this sort of behavior. Grow up!

  79. Bill Farley permalink
    September 9, 2009 10:03 pm

    You have disgraced your office and the House of Representatives. The decent people of South Carolina are no doubt ashamed that you ever even passed through their state, let alone live there. Despicable vile racist pig is about the best thing I can say about you. Resign, leave America, just go.

  80. mike permalink
    September 9, 2009 10:04 pm

    Just when I think the republicans can’t sink any lower.

  81. Morgan Fayette permalink
    September 9, 2009 10:05 pm

    Childish, loud mouthed, knuckle draggers such as yourself, who are unable to control their emotions nor behave in a rational and civil manner, both disgrace our nation and weaken our nation.

    You juvenile outbursts are a disgrace. You are not fit to serve in a national legislative body.

    Grow up.

  82. Jason permalink
    September 9, 2009 10:06 pm

    The outburst tonight, regardless of party lines, was despicable. However, regarding party lines, not unexpected. An outburst like this from the other side of the aisle would’ve been labeled “unpatriotic” and in the current climate, probably “socialist” too. The GOP, and the entire state of South Carolina should be embarassed and demand public apology. I’m relatively sure the rest of the country does as well.

  83. Eric permalink
    September 9, 2009 10:06 pm

    I have been to South Carolina and I met some of the nicest people I have ever seen. Joe Wilson’s disgusting and rude comment was beyond the pale for anyone. I would attack a Dem who did it to Bush, and Wilson must apologize for real to the President and the American people. This fake apology will not cut it Congressman. You have brought shame to yourself, your family, your district, your state and your country. Shame on you! I urge everyone to write and call his Congressional office and let him know how sickening his outburst was.

  84. Tom K. permalink
    September 9, 2009 10:06 pm

    Well, congratulations, Congressman Wilson! You have single-handedly propagated the stereotype that the rest of the country has of South Carolina – gap-toothed, rednecked morons still waiting for the Civil War to resume. Your phony apology is NOT accepted.

  85. mike permalink
    September 9, 2009 10:07 pm

    to the poster “Research the Facts” that posted his home address, phone number and wife’s name you do realize in your anger you stooped PAST his level and put his family at danger. Yes he was 100% wrong in what he did and should resign.

    Also please note that while illegals are 100% exempt from INSURANCE in the plan, they haven’t repealed EMTALA so illegals will still be covered in the system FOR NO COST to them. They should be deported and the employers that employ them should lose their ability to do their jobs and face severe fines.

    Also when and if the Democrats “path to citizenship” that’s coming down the pike is approved then they won’t technically be illegals anymore will they? Then they will have just jumped the line in front of millions of LEGAL immigrants. How is that fair??? Every single one of us that are Americans already has a story of a family member at one time or another emigrated here legally. What makes them any different??

    • September 10, 2009 12:39 am

      Illegal immigrants only get EMERGENCY services under EMTALA, do you suggest we let them die?

  86. Dan permalink
    September 9, 2009 10:08 pm

    Here’s the latest on loser Wilson:

    http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2009/09/wilson-apologizes-for-calling-obama-liar-during-speech.php

    Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) has apologized for breaking with protocol and calling the President a liar during his speech before Congess this evening.

    “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,” Wilson said. “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 guess that’s 90 percent of an apology, but politically, it may be too late to undo the impression that the GOP is handling the health care fight uncivilly.

    Late update: 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.

    • Carol Taylor permalink
      September 9, 2009 10:15 pm

      Good, I’m glad he didn’t get to speak to the President, he never deserves the honor of speaking to him after his awful display of behavior.

      And, I would have loved to have heard that conversation too :)

      • bamaguy permalink
        September 10, 2009 1:17 am

        Of course that means that Obama and most of the democrats no longer have a right to speak to the American people. They have certainly called Americans worse in the last 3 months.

        Of course to liberals, that doesnt count does it.

  87. Danny Shihtzu permalink
    September 9, 2009 10:08 pm

    Jeez, as a Texan I can now be proud! South Carolina has proven without a doubt it has the capability of find people dumber than Rick Perry John Cornyn to represent it. Congratulations! And your Governor is a class-act too! You really need to learn to speak when spoken to and respect your superiors…..your momma didn’t raise you up right I can tell….

    STARS AND BARS FOREVER!

    I WANT MY COUNTRY BACK!

  88. Anna permalink
    September 9, 2009 10:09 pm

    Shame on you for the disrespect you showed tonight to President Obama. My family and I have been struggling with medical bills for five long years and we support President Obama 100%.

    The word LIAR would have been better used on former President Bush who – along with his cronies – sent our children to war to die – they were the REAL liars.

  89. kasinca permalink
    September 9, 2009 10:09 pm

    Congressman Wilson: You and your party offer nothing in the way of solutions. You think that throwing spitballs, yelling at the president and sitting on your hands and pouting is governance. I have a suggestion for the entire GOP. Turn in your badges and quit taking taxpayer dollars for not doing the job you were sent to DC to do. The GOP is a dying breed, displaying the vile hate for the US that we do not need. Go back to being a horse doctor or whatever you were before you decided to steal taxpayer dollars as a republican.

  90. Michelle permalink
    September 9, 2009 10:12 pm

    Representative Wilson, I was disheartend and disgusted by your behavior tonight. Have you no sense of decency or respect for the office of the President!!
    You may not care for the man or his polices, but, your actions tonight, showed America your true self – Absolutely and utter classless!

  91. Carol Taylor permalink
    September 9, 2009 10:12 pm

    Just heard Joe Wilson apologized, well, it’s too late. Man, he sure showed what an a$$ he is, I was absolutely appalled that a Congressman would shout that OUR President is a liar. It’s no wonder we have people packing heat outside town halls with loons like Joe Wilson representing the Republicans, and misrepresenting the truth.

  92. Roy Briggs permalink
    September 9, 2009 10:12 pm

    Well, Joe, yur a gud learner, yessiree. Yur mentor Strom Thurmond taught you your thinly disguised racism and Karl Rove taught you the new Republican comportment.

    You, Sir, are a disgrace to those who like me who volunteered to fight and die for a respectable America.

    You have turned Congress into an adolescent right-wing Huckabee spectacle as the world watched first with disbelief and then with smug amusement. Resign now if you have any integrity at all.

    What used to be the GOP is going to learn the hard way Americans don’t take kindly to publicly and childishly disrespecting the Constitutionally elected President of the United States, especially in the House Chamber.

  93. Carl permalink
    September 9, 2009 10:14 pm

    Yet another blemish on the state of South Carolina. You should resign from office.

  94. Lars permalink
    September 9, 2009 10:15 pm

    Rep. Wilson is an ignorant and ill-mannered disgrace to the people of South Carolina he supposedly represents. He has also proven himself to be a pathetic failure as a man.

    I’m sorry South Carolina. You deserve so much better. I sent a contribution to his honorable opponent, Rob Miller, via ActBlue. I did so for all the reasonable and decent South Carolinians out there…and also so I could sleep tonight.

  95. MickeyG permalink
    September 9, 2009 10:16 pm

    Joe tells it like it is! There are NO provisions in the bill to weed out illegal aliens. So, in effect, they get COVERED. Further more, government health care is UNCONSTITUTIONAL! The powers of the federal government are numerated in the constitution. NONE of the powers given to the congress allows for health care. The commerce clause does not apply to anyone who’s doctor is in the same state as the patient. That is INTRASTATE commerce, and all pertaining laws are left for the states. Read the damn thing or STFU!

    • Lars permalink
      September 9, 2009 10:25 pm

      You STFU, you worhtless little turd.

      • Lars permalink
        September 9, 2009 10:27 pm

        That was supposed to be “worthless.” As in Mickey G. As in member of a dying political party.

    • Maureen permalink
      September 9, 2009 10:30 pm

      Here let me give you some advice.. saying something over and over again DOES NOT MAKE IT TRUE. Why don’t YOU read the bill AND STFU!

      H.R. 3200: Sec 246 — NO FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR UNDOCUMENTED ALIENS
      Nothing in this subtitle shall allow Federal payments for affordability credits on behalf of individuals who are not lawfully present in the United States.

      Oh and none of the powers given to the Congress FORBIDS Health Care. Please stop with the Libertarian BULLSHIT. Does the term “Promote the General Welfare” ring a bell” or has living in a state of cognitive dissonance left you completely brain dead?

      Promote the General Welfare, and the next part of the Preamble, are the culmination of everything that came before it — the whole point of having tranquility, justice, and defense was to promote the general welfare — to allow every state and every citizen of those states to benefit from what the government could provide. The framers looked forward to the expansion of land holdings, industry, and investment, and they knew that a strong national government would be the beginning of that.

      Go tell it to Hannity.

    • Danny Shihtzu permalink
      September 9, 2009 10:36 pm

      Yeah, and there’s nothing in the Constitution that says that corporations are people and that their bribery of congress is free speech and that profit is more important than life. What does any of that have to do with INTRASTATE COMMERCE and who cares? This conversation is about an unpatriotic, cowardly ass that insults the President of our country (and yours too, unfortunately). If you don’t like it, leave it!

    • September 9, 2009 11:20 pm

      The American people take very seriously the protocol set forth for elected officials in OUR GOVERNMENT. The House Chamber is not a place for childish, repulsive outbursts! This is not only disrespectful to OUR president but it is disrespectful to the American people and this country! This will be a scar for the republican party. Also the behavior we have seen from all republicans in past few months. The GOP is a disgrace to this country!
      And YOU need some ACTUAL information! You obviously have no idea what you are talking about. Is Medicare unconstitutional? What an idiot!

    • September 10, 2009 12:36 am

      health care is as unconstitutional as the FDA, the CDC, the FCC, NOAA, Medicare & countless other gov’t agencies. Wilson and his ilk have proven that they are indeed the fringe party.

  96. Maureen permalink
    September 9, 2009 10:17 pm

    Just when I think Republicans can’t sink any lower you go and prove me wrong. It is one thing to spread lies, fear and misinformation at town halls or on Fox news but it is quite another to call the President of the United States a liar while he is addressing the Congress and the Nation. Have you no decency or at the very least some MANNERS?? You may have pleased the loony “birther” crowd but you gave the rest of America a chance to see just how low the Right has sunk and how utterly lacking you and your party are when it comes to solid ideas to advance the cause of working men and woman of this country. No, all you have are lies and insults and the temperament of a 2 year old. Oh and I might live in Rhode island but I just donated a chunk of change to your Democratic opponent. I expect he is going to raise a tidy sum off your idiocy. More power to him!

  97. Luke permalink
    September 9, 2009 10:20 pm

    he is a disgrace to SC>

  98. September 9, 2009 10:23 pm

    wilson your a faggot!

    go get a hooker

  99. Sue permalink
    September 9, 2009 10:23 pm

    As we say down in Mississippi, “You must not have had any home trainin’ Senator Wilson.” In any other position, you would have been told to pack your bags and resign immediately. I hope your own constituents will tell you the same. You don’t deserve to hold the office to which you were elected.

  100. amber permalink
    September 9, 2009 10:23 pm

    I DEMAND that this guy be officially reprimanded per the Rules of Decorum and Debate of the House.

    *Refrain from speaking disrespectfully of the Speaker, other Members, the President or Vice President.

    respectfully, the citizens of the USA

    http://rules.house.gov/archives/house_decorum.htm

  101. diane permalink
    September 9, 2009 10:23 pm

    your opponent rise $15,000 tonight………..Thank

    Go Rob miller

  102. diane permalink
    September 9, 2009 10:25 pm

    Also………..i glad you took off your hood tonight so we could see you!

  103. miss mollly permalink
    September 9, 2009 10:26 pm

    Rep. Wilson represents the party of lies, hate, and do nothing for the people. Your behavior tonight was disgraceful. And, I’m ashamed of the Republican party (the party that I once belonged too-but no more).

  104. Sue permalink
    September 9, 2009 10:27 pm

    Here’s Rob Miller’s website. There is a link for contributions.

    http://robmillerforcongress.com/sunset

  105. Patrick permalink
    September 9, 2009 10:30 pm

    Mr. Wilson,

    You are a disgrace for the great state of South Carolina.

  106. Mark permalink
    September 9, 2009 10:30 pm

    ditto to eveything said above. I am shocked and dismayed by the precedent this sets.

  107. Bob permalink
    September 9, 2009 10:32 pm

    Here is a link to a site giving information about Joe’s opponent and how to donate:

    http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2009/9/9/779525/-Fight-Joe-Wilsons-LiesHelp-out-Rob-Miller

  108. Randy permalink
    September 9, 2009 10:33 pm

    Disgusting Mr Wilson,do you have any decency left?
    You lost respect for the institution that the
    Congress represent and your fellow members,you outburst is out of line

  109. Maura permalink
    September 9, 2009 10:38 pm

    Mr. Wilson,

    I wish to thank you most sincerely for putting the final nail in the coffin of the GOP. Perhaps a hike in the political wilderness with the sleazy Sanford is in order.
    Thank you for helping all moderates to make up their minds on health-care reform. I trust that the classy President, that drives you to such racist envy, will send you a thank you note tomorrow. I have personally thanked you by contributing $1000.00 to your next electoral opponent.
    You stupid fool. There is a saying in Ireland, “Many’s a man’s mouth broke his nose…”

  110. Lesley Lane permalink
    September 9, 2009 10:42 pm

    So holding the government accountable is no longer acceptable in this country? Thank you Mr. Wilson for doing just that!

    • Jona from Canada permalink
      September 10, 2009 12:56 am

      There is nothing wrong with holding the government accountable but not in The House Chamber, not when the world is watching. I am a Canadian and I have to say that I feel sorry to other GOP representatives.
      Mr. Wilson did not shame the President. Mr. Wilson manners and behavior have badly damage and shame all republican representatives and their party as well as Americans as a nation

  111. September 9, 2009 10:46 pm

    Leave Rep. Wilson’s family out of this. Clearly he was raised wrong, but it’s probably too late to do much about that.

    BUT you can & should tell Wilson’s political $$ enablers to stop contributing to his campaign! Info on the top contributors is @ http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?CID=N00024809 — I have already written to the American Hospital Association asking them to turn off Wilson’s money faucet.

  112. Maura permalink
    September 9, 2009 10:46 pm

    If the GOP idea of ‘holding the Government accountable’ is name-calling and lies- well it explains their predicament doesn’t it?

    Oh Mr. Wilson, I forgot to mention, many many thanks for ensuring health care reform with your racist outburst. Now put your hood back on and slither off.

  113. judithod permalink
    September 9, 2009 10:50 pm

    Joe Wilson’s outburst was justified on 3 counts:

    1. Obama and the Democrats have given only lip service to bipartisanship on health-care reform. The White House has excluded Republicans from any discussions on the legislation since the end of April.

    2. Obama lied. Illegal immigrants are indeed covered in the House bill by reason of the fact that they are not excluded. The Republicans added an amendment that definitively excluded immigrants, and the Democrats cut it out.

    3. Obama sullied his speech with his attacks on “the opposition” and accusing them of peddling misinformation. He, by the power of his office, is more to blame than anyone for the misinformation circulating about the 5 different health-reform bills written by committees. His town hall meetings never clarified the provisions of the bills nor defined how a public option would enhance care, efficiency, or competition, much less be paid for.

    Moreover, why did Obama want legislation passed before the August recess when he wasn’t prepared to lay out his ideas until today?

    And did everyone grasp the fact that health-care legislation will not go into effect until 2013? Just a coincidence that the date falls after the 2012 election?

    • LDarian permalink
      September 9, 2009 10:58 pm

      “2. Obama lied. Illegal immigrants are indeed covered in the House bill by reason of the fact that they are not excluded. The Republicans added an amendment that definitively excluded immigrants, and the Democrats cut it out.”

      I read the bill when it was first put out. Please read article 246 of HR 3200. It specifically states: “NO FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR UNDOCUMENTED ALIENS” It was there from the beginning. President Obama probably didn’t know how much the right wingers would press the lies onto the American people.

    • Joe Wilson = Ghetto permalink
      September 9, 2009 11:07 pm

      “And did everyone grasp the fact that health-care legislation will not go into effect until 2013? Just a coincidence that the date falls after the 2012 election?”

      Per the experts this is a cost control mechanism. And point number one is obviously wrong, Grassley Snowe and Enzi are supposed to be working on this thing… it’s all over the news. Do you even watch the news?

      Joe Wilson outburst was totally justified if he wanted to show how ingnorant, ill mannered, disrespectful and GHETTO South Carolina is.

    • September 9, 2009 11:29 pm

      It doesn’t matter if he was right or wrong. Wilson insulted and disgraced the American people with his outburst. He disrespected this nation, it’s people, Congress, and the office of the President of the United States.

  114. Tara permalink
    September 9, 2009 10:53 pm

    Even if you disagree show some respect for the office…I am confused by the above comment… how does this behavior hold the government responsible? acting like a child…..yelling out
    shame shame shame on you

  115. Anonymous permalink
    September 9, 2009 10:55 pm

    I could not believe what I just saw with my own two eyes and heard with my own two ears. My children would never act this way and my eldest just entered first grade.

    What the hell was this man thinking?

    South Carolina is officially off of my “States of Relevance” list. In a very short period of time, too much nonsense has come out of that place. Their politicians are CRAZY & TACTLESS!!!!!!!

  116. lisa permalink
    September 9, 2009 11:07 pm

    I am sure he won’t sleep well tonight..what a immature way to respond when you disagree/ This is the President of the United States. I do not remember anyone yelling out at Bush ~~ who actually did tell some white lies….

    good grief .resign and go to Argentina with the other freak from SC

  117. Albert Johnson Jr. permalink
    September 9, 2009 11:18 pm

    Dear Sir,

    You disgraced your office tonight, and your apology was unacceptable. Barack Obama is the elected President of the United States and deserves the respect of not having his integrity called into question while he is speaking to the people of the United States and their representatives. Your apology needs to be to more than just the President you also need to apologize to the people of our country, and if your district still cares to be represented by you that is their decision, however I will contribute to any primary challenger you may have and your opponent in the general election as people of your obvious lack of charachter do not deserve and should not be trusted with the peoples business.

  118. Herman Grishaver MD permalink
    September 9, 2009 11:29 pm

    Wilson’s congressional website is conveniently down this evening – what a coincidence. “Joe” is a disgrace to his office, as well as being wrong on the part of the health bill that mentions illegal alien health care insurance. He’s the liar, not the President. Any human being presenting to an emergency room gets evaluated and treated, if necessary. It’s the law, it’s common human decency, and it makes good sense. You don’t want anyone roaming around the community with communicable diseases, whether they are ‘legal’ or ‘illegal’. But isn’t it the point about health care reform, that our society should consider the general welfare and not make health care availability just based on the ability to pay.

  119. LPM permalink
    September 9, 2009 11:30 pm

    Dear Representative Wilson,
    You shame the office and the people you serve. No wonder Town Hall meetings and thoughtful, meaningful discussions on Health Care, the Economy and sending more troops to Afghanistan can’t happen when you have chosen to Represent Your District in this way, no wonder people think that who ever shouts the loudest wins! You have proven a disservice to the people you represent and have shown the world why the United States will never evolve. However you don’t deserve to be harassed at home so I hope people will show you the respect of your office and address their dismay through your website and phone lines. I bet your Office Staff will be excited to report for work tomorrow!

  120. Charlie in Oklahoma permalink
    September 9, 2009 11:30 pm

    Below is the letter I have sent Representative Wilson by e-mail.

    Dear Mr. Wilson:

    Being from Oklahoma I am used to rude and disrespectful behavior from many people when it comes to politics, even our own Oklahoma politicians. Tonight you have shamed yourself, your wife, your children, your church, your community, your entire state, and all of America. Someone of your background and experience should be setting an example of behavior for our youth and all Americans. Civility should be at the core of potential achievement in congress.

    You and others in leadership positions, especially those who have served our nation honorably in the military must be held to the highest standard. A simple apology is not enough in this case. You sir should resign.

    What example have you set this evening? What message have you sent through your actions to those who are now wearing the uniform and to those that will in the future if our nation again comes under attack. Should they respect the Commander-In-Chief or should they take the lead from you sir? What do you say for yourself? Do the honorable thing for your family, your church, your fellow veterans, and your country and resign your position in the U.S. Congress today.

    Sincerely,
    Charlie J.

  121. ssldenver permalink
    September 9, 2009 11:38 pm

    Shame on you, Mr. Wilson. Everyone in this country needs to show the President respect. He was duly elected to lead this country and, must I remind you, we are at war. I abhorred Bush but I listened to him speak because he was the President of the country that I love. You are spitting on this country and our traditions when you shout at the President while he is addressing the country. And you were in the military – I know we train our soldiers better than that – what happened to you? For shame!

  122. Thomas permalink
    September 9, 2009 11:42 pm

    It doesn’t matter whether you agree with the Obama or not, whether you dislike him for political reasons or think he is the devil incarnate, as President he represents the highest office in this beautiful country. The respect shown to him is not solely because of the man he is but of what he represents. Disrespecting him the way Joe Wilson did was a slight to the American people, here an elected member of congress disrespected the office of the President NOT Barack Obama alone. In my book he disrespected all our Presidents (Past and Future) by not showing the proper courtesy to the incumbent. Shame on you Joe Wilson

  123. John permalink
    September 9, 2009 11:55 pm

    You must be real proud of yourself. I am leaving the Republican Party.

    How CLEAR can the president be about what will be in the healthcare bill that he will sign and what will not?

    How dare you call the American President a LIAR or national Tv? ALL Presidents Republican or Democrat are OUR Presidents. They deserve respect!

    Maybe you should have stood up and called W. Bush a liar when he said Iraq had nucleeer weapons!

  124. September 9, 2009 11:59 pm

    Congressman Joe Wilson is an embarrassment.

  125. Camille permalink
    September 10, 2009 12:00 am

    Shame on you. Disrespectful. Censure.

  126. Stuart permalink
    September 10, 2009 12:04 am

    Why didn’t we string all of his treasonous descendents up post-Civil War?

    This man is what I scrape from the bottom of my shoe after a walk through the local dog park.

  127. meemers Garrity permalink
    September 10, 2009 12:06 am

    One Defeat Joe Wilson site raised $61,391 so far. Averaging about $5000/hr right now.

    http://www.actblue.com/entity/fundraisers/19079

  128. chris permalink
    September 10, 2009 12:08 am

    Do not let up …. These lousy politicians like Joe the “liar” from SC and their very vocal ill informed cronies are taking us (a silent majority) for a ride! Please do not let this happen any more!

  129. Christian Felix permalink
    September 10, 2009 12:11 am

    You make me ashamed to be an American. You retard our country’s progress with your antics of disrespect. Bottom line: this health care plan will not offer coverage to people who should not be here. You are an IDIOT. No wonder we are in the shape we’re in with people like you running our Country. Might as well be called Rep. Katrina. You give yourself and your family a bad name.

  130. Roger permalink
    September 10, 2009 12:13 am

    In my lifetime it never occurred to me that I would witness a President of the United States being heckled during an address to congress. You, Joe Wilson, brought shame to yourself, the Republican party, and to the state of South Carolina. I am totally disgusted with your behavior. My thanks to John McCain for calling you on it immediately. He, sir, is someone you should try to emulate.

  131. independent permalink
    September 10, 2009 12:17 am

    Congressman Wilson, these people claiming to be “lifelong republicans” are posers. It is human to have genuine emotion and it is also OK to apologize for a breach in decorum. And IMO it was not the business of other Republicans to be talking about what you “should” do before you even have a chance to do it. The independents pay attention to this stuff and we can see the differences between individual representatives of each party. Just to let you know. Hang in there

    • Disgusted permalink
      September 10, 2009 12:22 am

      You have some nerve. When have you ever seen a President be so disrespected? I’ll tell you. NEVER thats when. You should be ashamed of yourself for supporting such base behavior from an elected official.

    • gail permalink
      September 10, 2009 12:48 am

      you’re crazy. as an adult he should be able to manage his emotions, especially in his position and be able to express himself like a normal human being, not a child with no home training.

  132. Disgusted permalink
    September 10, 2009 12:18 am

    Mr. Wilson, you are a liar and a bigot, not to mention a dispicable little man who has no buisness representing the good people of South Carolina. How dare you disrespect the President? Were you imbibing prior to staggering into the congressional hall to screech your disdain for OUR President? Shame on you. As far as I am concerned nothing short of your resignation will do.

  133. Jim S permalink
    September 10, 2009 12:20 am

    Is this really how you wanted to be remembered?

    What’s done is done. I hope the fine people of SC will find it in their best interest to consider you done.

    It seems that your children are all now or have been in the military. How do they treat their Commander in Chief?

    It seems that it has become easier to lie to cover up your own vested interests (and those of your family I’m sure) than to do what is morally right for your constituents.

    Your self-importance and showing and it’s not pretty.

    You should be ashamed of yourself. You’re a white priviliged “good old boy”. Perhaps you should check your fraternity attitude for certain events.

  134. Angel Avenger permalink
    September 10, 2009 12:22 am

    Joe Wilson:
    I am so mortified and embarrassed for you! You just made a total ass of yourself in front of the whole country and actually the whole world (as they watch our crazy antics on The Web in horror, like a slow-moving train wreck). You poor thing, you have drank the Repug neo CONS Kool-aid by the barrel. Do yourself a favor: turn off the Glenn Beck, Michael Savage, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and all the rest because listening to all of that crap is rotting your mind. You are badly brainwashed. You put your whole state and your whole party in a very bad light. You should fall on your sword in shame–submit your resignation tomorrow. You are obviously no longer fit for command.

  135. lothaire permalink
    September 10, 2009 12:28 am

    I don’t buy the “let my emotions get the better of me” story. Wilson was just the most egregious of the Republican hecklers. Their strategy is to foster disrespect for Obama by being disrespectful themselves. Being forced to apologize was perhaps not in Wilson’s own game plan, but the rejectionist wing of the Republican party sees this as part of the strategy to derail health care and “break” Obama, as that other bright light of South Carolina politics, Jim DeMint has vowed to do.

  136. rick permalink
    September 10, 2009 12:43 am

    Rude, ill bred behavior tonight Mr. Wilson. What an embarrassment you are to America. You called the President of the United states a liar, yet what the President was saying was true. You are the liar sir!

  137. Dean permalink
    September 10, 2009 12:45 am

    I am a republican, I am TOTALLY ASHAMED at this man’s behavior, as I may not be in full aggreement of the democrats position, I RESPECT THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENCY, THE AMERICAN PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN, THEY ELECTED BARACK H. OBAMA TO BE PRESIDENT.. HE DESERVES OUR RESPECT..

    JOE WILSON YOU ARE A DISGRACE TO OUR PARTY, I AM ASHAMED TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH SUCH A PARTY, MY PARTY DOES NOT HAVE ANY SOLUTIONS TO FIX THIS BROKEN HEALTH CARE SYSTEM..

    I AM A REPUBLICAN AND I LOST MY JOB, I AM NOW UNINSURED , I CAN NOT AFFORD HEALTH INSURANCE AS I AM 55 YEARS OLD W/ DIABETES, AND I CAN NOT EVEN FIND AN INSURANCE PROVIDER TO COVER ME AT AN AFFORDABLE RATE THAT I CAN AFFORD ON UNEPLOYMENT.

    I AM SICK TO MY STOMACH OF THE GOP.. I AM GOING TO LEAVE THE REPUBLICAN PARTY, THIS IS NOT THE PARTY OF GOLDWATER..

    • Anonymous permalink
      September 10, 2009 12:50 am

      Thanks for the honest words

    • bamaguy permalink
      September 10, 2009 12:58 am

      So what are you saying. I should now pay for your health care? You want to take from your neighbor because you did not save for just such a possibility. That is not very American is it.

      If you need help, why don’t you just go an ask your neighbors. I would suspect they would do all they can. Stealing from them is not the moral thing to do.

      • Jim S permalink
        September 10, 2009 1:01 pm

        Your sense of charity is only exceeded by your own blind self-centered attitude!

        WOW–hope you don’t ever have a pre-existing condition (real or imagined). Hope you’re saving thousands and thousands of dollars to pay for your health insurance on top of trying to buy food.

        Steal from your neighbors–really?

    • brendy permalink
      September 10, 2009 1:14 am

      Weren’t you ever taught to ‘save for a rainy day’? I guess those who DO are supposed to help out those who DON’T? Sorry.

      • _mytwocents permalink
        September 10, 2009 11:39 am

        “Rainy Day”???? Do you have any idea how much an insurance policy costs? Annually???? For an individual (not part of a large group purchase)?? And even if this man finds a job with health insurance, will he be excluded because of his “pre-existing condition” (his diabetes)? You might have a neighbor with an extra $15,000 for your health insurance, but not everyone is so lucky.

  138. Anthony permalink
    September 10, 2009 12:45 am

    Hi y’all,

    I don’t know if any of y’all noticed but right on this page in the meta-tags is “black label strategies larry marchant”. Using the trusty google machine for those keywords reveals that Mr. Marchant is a longtime political operative for the health insurance business, and the Dishonorable Mr. Wilson is his client. Another of Marchant’s clients was Enron. Hey, he’s lookin’ out for the little guy – so he can screw him…

    Here are the highlights:

    In 1990, Marchant was recruited by the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce to advocate on behalf of the business community. He initiated the first South Carolina Business Agenda, a pro-active effort for the state’s business community. No anti-business legislation passed during Marchant’s tenure at the State Chamber of Commerce.

    His legislative insight and aggressive strategy at the State Chamber was recognized by healthcare industry executives and in 1995, Marchant took the position of executive director of the South Carolina Managed Care Alliance- now operating as the SC Alliance of Health Plans, – formed to advance the issues of the health insurance industry. He has successfully led the organization through many heated and contentious debates over the past 13 years and still serves the organization on a contractual basis.

    He also founded Marchant Consulting which provided services not only for the SC Alliance of Health Plans, but also for other clients such as Michelin, City of Columbia, Enron, and BlueCross and BlueShield of South Carolina.

    http://www.tppg.com/about_larry.asp

    Contact Larry Marchant
    lmarchant@TPPG.com
    803.771.1507

  139. rick permalink
    September 10, 2009 12:46 am

    Defeat Joe Wilson
    http://www.actblue.com/page/kossacks4miller Too late for apologies Wilson, you rude, ill bred a whole, I already donated to your opponent in SC and I live in California! Time to kick rude, nut job republicans out of political power!
    Enough!

    • bamaguy permalink
      September 10, 2009 12:51 am

      Please keep throwing your money away like that It will only make it easier for conservatives to win back congress in 2010.

  140. bamaguy permalink
    September 10, 2009 12:51 am

    What Obama said was a lie. Joe Wilson only said what many were yelling at their tvs tonight. The President calls Americans liars for disagreeing with his socialist agenda on health care but can not take it when he is called out for the lie he was telling.

    Libs are such hypocrits

    • learn to think permalink
      September 10, 2009 1:00 am

      Socialist? Are you really that big a moron? Drink some more repug kool-aid. And have a nice day…

    • Erin permalink
      September 10, 2009 1:20 am

      Your representative was a total disgraced tonight
      I am a Canadian, we often disagreed with our prime minister, but we would never be disrespectful to the prime minister’s office as long as he represents our great country.

      Mr. Wilson behavior was unacceptable by both Republicans and Democrats alike. “Professionalism” is what he should have, unfortunately, he didn’t seem to have any. Pretty sad to have someone like Mr. Wilson in the office representing SC
      He might as well handed deliver the health care reform to Mr. Obama.
      The address was televised and watched around the world. Mr. Wilson’s manners and behavior not only damaged his own party and American people, but the nation as a whole. Keeping someone like him who has no regards or respect his own leader and the people house said alot about America.

      H.R. 3200: Sec 246 — NO FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR UNDOCUMENTED ALIENS

      Nothing in this subtitle shall allow Federal payments for affordability credits on behalf of individuals who are not lawfully present in the United States.

  141. this_is_wrong permalink
    September 10, 2009 12:51 am

    Joe Wilson felt safe behaving this way because for too long many on the right have watched and listened to Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin and Dick Cheney show utter contempt, disrespect and disdain toward President Obama. Joe Wilson thought that he was going to get a pat on the back and high fives from other Republicans because he figured that the popularity of those mentioned above meant that he had a free pass. I’m glad to see that many Republicans are also appalled by this childish, hateful and unacceptable behavior. I hope that this has presented an opportunity for civil-minded Republicans to finally call Rush and Beck on their hateful, incendiary rhetoric before the worst happens. This was a wake up call for those who have let decency fall by the wayside. It’s time for good people to stand up and not just do nothing!

    • bamaguy permalink
      September 10, 2009 12:53 am

      He just treated the President the way the president treated the American people. Remember the “tea bagger” comments. You libs started a war this summer. I hope you are ready to fight.

      • this_is_wrong permalink
        September 10, 2009 1:17 am

        There is no fight to be had with Republicans. You guys are headed the way of the dinosaurs (which roamed the earth millions of years ago no matter what Sarah says).
        The GOP has become an embarrassment and a joke. You may as well change the party’s name to the Ku Klux Klan because the reaction to “Republican” is quickly becoming just as nauseating. The current state of your party represents the worst instincts in people and more and more people are becoming ashamed to be associated with it. So you guys can keep fighting against decency, intellect, and change from the status quo, but you will lose…again.
        According to Huffington Post, Wilson’s Democratic opponent has received over $70K in donations since his childish outburst a few hours ago. This California Democrat is about to click on the link and make a little donation as well. Good luck Bama.

      • Marge permalink
        September 10, 2009 5:57 am

        BAMGUY….MAY GOD BLESS YOU! PLEASE READ ALL MY BLOGS ON HERE!

      • Terry B permalink
        September 10, 2009 12:17 pm

        fight what- you have no brain. You are a loser my friend. Just like Palin. Talk about a liar, WOW. Grow up.

    • Oregon permalink
      September 10, 2009 1:13 am

      What do you want to bet they offer him a job instead? He became a hero to the wingnuts tonight, especially if he is ousted.

      Sheesh.

    • Marge permalink
      September 10, 2009 7:00 am

      DEAR “this_is_wrong:” YOU CAN’T SEE THE FOREST FOR THE TREES! I AM AN AMERICAN AND NOT A PARTY. All I see in your blog is hate for people you don’t even know. I listen to them and all democrats to MAKE UP MY OWN MIND as you should do, too, instead of reactionary answers to a speech. What happened tonight was a rule was broken….not to say anything negative to a president or high official during a speech. Remember, President Obama had his “barbs” as well against republicans and people who are DISCOVERING AND REVEALING FACTS about certain people in this administration, too, tonight that was obvious as I heard this speech more than I cared to learning what was going on that I missed. He was NOT bipartisan. I know he’s been angry as he wants what he wants passed. Not all of us want that nor things done in the middle of the night with a 1000 page paper at midnight with a vote at 9 am not time to read or change it but a “fear mopngering” “scare tactic” sign it, or the USA will be bankrupt! That wasn’t fair.

      Nancy Pelosi pushed that Stimulus Plan which wasn’t writen by Obama nor his people. It was the “Apollo” group. They have a “history” that goes way back with criminal activity and communism and marxism. JUST FOLLOW THE RESEARCH, ITS FACTS, AND COME TO YOUR OWN CONCLUSIONS.

      BUT THE NAME CALLING OF ANYBODY HAS TO GO….EXCEPT THE PARLIMENT IN ENGLAND! THERE’S IS OPEN, AND THE LAWMAKERS SPEAK OUT ALL THE TIME! THEY INTERRUPT, LAUGH AT OTHERS IDEAS, AND DEFEND THEIR POINTS. WHEN THEY ARE ROWDY, THE SPEAKER YELLS “ORDER, ORDER” LET THE GENTLMAN/GENTLELADY SPEAK.” THEY GET ALONG VERY WELL AFTERWARDS.

      NO, many republicans are NOT upset with what Joe Wilson said, BUT the democrats…especially Nancy Pelosi with her constant disdainful looks at Joe said one thing…she will try to use her power to make something of it as she runs Obama’s life as well.

      YOU DON’T EVEN KNOW SENATOR WILSON. Shame on you for slandering him and the others. I may not agree with lots of parties ideas or their spokespeople, but I better be sure of MY RESEARCHED FACTS before I judge, castigate, ruin someone’s reputation, or hurt the heart and soul of someone’s daddy or husband.

      • gail permalink
        September 10, 2009 10:11 am

        if you could talk to your repubs on the name calling, ignorant, racist dialogue and lie spreading, i could probably agree with some of what you said. but you guys are letting your most ignorant speak for you and that is why people are defensive and tired of the craziness.

  142. rose permalink
    September 10, 2009 12:53 am

    THE CHARACTER OF OUR COUNTRY

    ~
    Remember how Congress rose again and again to GeorgeBush’s speeches? I did not see the Democrats sitting with their hands on their laps like the impolite and rude Republicans did today.

    The character of the Republicans is obvious to all: shouting l.iar, displaying protest signs and not politely clapping. The problem is that so much of the THE CHARACTER OF OUR COUNTRY has been shaped by Republicans with the result that the world recognizes the “u.gly American.”

    Eg:Folks wearing T-shirts at a GeorgeBush event arrested and charged, while folks carrying assault rifles with extra ammunition clips plainly in their pockets are allowed to patrol outside President Obama appearances.

    Got BIAS?

    • Marge permalink
      September 10, 2009 6:33 am

      Ms. Rose: What you are saying is hogwash! How long have you been watching political speeches or watching C-spans especially when there is a presidential address? They ALL do what you just said. ALL OF THEM DO no matter who’s president! Research your facts.

      This is a democrat house, senate, president, and administration. That’s why democrats were so excited.

      They all also do the same whomever is in power. It could be people yelling liar, holding up signs, clapping or not. That’s the LONG history of the “well of Congress.” I HAVE HEARD WORSE FROM EACH PARTY!

      YOU NEED HISTORY LESSONS. I’d suggest NOT what the public school has made heros and heroines into losers.

      You have the story about the t-shirts and ammo so incorrect, but you will believe what you want.

      The problem here with this name calling and jumping on a party is NOT what this country is all about. WE SHOULD BE AMERICANS….NOT PARTIES. LOOK FOR AND SEARCH FOR THE TYRUTH OUTSIDE YOUR BOX AND WHAT OTHERS TELL YOU. HAVE A MIND AND RESEARCH ON YOUR OWN BEFORE YOU JUDGE AND SLANDER GOOD PEOPLE.

      FORGET ABOUT PARTIES. LOOK AT THEIR HEARTS. STUDY THEIR RECORDS. SEE HOW THEY VOTE AND WHY. ASK WHY THEY DON’T GIVE EXACT ANSWERS TO THE QUESTIONS AMERICANS ARE ASKING AND NOT GETTING. FOR INSTANCE, WHO WROTE THE STIMULUS PACKAGE? WHO ARE THEY CONNECTED TO? WHAT WAS THE HURRY TO READ & SIGN 1000 PAGES DELIVERTED TO THE SENATE AFTER MIDNIGHT WITH ONLY 9 HOURS TO READ AND SIGN WITH THE “HURRY UP AND DO THIS OR WE WILL BE BANKRUPT.”

      WHAT YOU SEE AND HEAR IS NOT ALWAYS THE WHOLE TRUTH! PEOPLE HAVE AGENDAS…BOTH PARTIES!

      DON’T BELIEVE EVERYTHING IN THE NEWSPAPER NOR TV NOR ITS NEWS. WATCH PROGRESSIVE, LIBERAL, CONSERVATIVE, AND OTHER STATIONS. LISTEN TO THEM WITHOUT BIAS. DOES WHAT THEY SAY SOUND RIGHT, OR IS IT FULL OF HARTRED AND ANGER AGAINSTY ANOTHER GROUP?

  143. Will permalink
    September 10, 2009 12:53 am

    Joe Wilson,

    You are not only a rude, disrespectful excuse for a human being, you are apparently illiterate as well. If you had taken the time to read the proposed legislation you would know that illegal aliens are expressly EXCLUDED from healthcare coverage. Please resign.

    • bamaguy permalink
      September 10, 2009 12:55 am

      No they are not you idiot which is why an amendment was offered by the republicans. Guess who voted it down. Thats right democrats.

      So who is the liar now, huh?

    • asassyvic permalink
      September 10, 2009 2:55 pm

      Since Obama does nothing but lie, even if it should actually say that they are excluded they will back track and change it if they get their welfare medical program passed. You read the thing? Don’t lie….

  144. bamaguy permalink
    September 10, 2009 12:54 am

    Remember how democrats booed Bush during the SOU speech on social security.

    Libs are such hypocrits.

    And Obama is a liar.

    • Sam - UK permalink
      September 10, 2009 1:26 am

      Talk about The Character of Americans People

      Mr. Joe Wilson take the “Gold” medal for #1 Schmuck of the USA

      Bravo

    • asassyvic permalink
      September 10, 2009 2:56 pm

      I remember. I am always disgusted with the way liberals don’t like it when conservatives do the same thing. boo hoo. All they do is name call.

      • mystical pippin permalink
        September 12, 2009 1:41 am

        yeah and DENIAL is not just a river in Eygpt. It’s always the name callers who call others name callers.

    • mystical pippin permalink
      September 12, 2009 1:38 am

      your kidding right? iF you’re not you’ve got a WILD imagination or could it be……….ANOTHER REPUBLICAN LIE? hmmm? thought so

  145. marc antony permalink
    September 10, 2009 12:55 am

    SC Rep Joe Wilson of the District 2 not only embarrassed himself, he embarrassed his party and his country. And to make excuses and continue to lie about the President shows how truly despicable this man is in his contempt for Obama.

    Anyone with half a brain can read HR 3200 sec 246, which clearly states that NO FEDERAL FUNDING will be used for UNDOCUMENTED ALIENS. Liar, Liar, pants on fire – and that’s you Joe Wilson.

    Your opponent will defeat you. You have lost the civility of a democratic society where we can disagree in a civil manner.

    Your non-apology with a lie on top of your disgusting behavior only serves to reinforce that you are only mouthing the words to appease your party which have called you out on it!!!!

  146. rose permalink
    September 10, 2009 12:56 am

    Bamaguy,
    go back to the klan meeting.

    • bamaguy permalink
      September 10, 2009 12:59 am

      Wow. Did not take long to prove my point. Thanks Rose. Hypocrit.

  147. justwaitandsee permalink
    September 10, 2009 12:57 am

    Censure

    Everyone please start calling and emailing his office. Call your district Rep. Call Speaker Pelosi. Call the networks. Use this shameful act as a catalyst to move the debate away from the wrongful right.

    Joe Wilson Contact Information
    634 Sunset Blvd, West Columbia, SC 29169
    Home phone number (803) 926-1413
    joe@joewil­­­sonforco­n­g­ress.c­om
    Phone: 1-803-937-0041
    Phone: 202-225-2452
    Fax: 202-225-2455
    Email – Joe.Wilson­@mail.hous­e.gov

    http://www.facebook.com/JoeWilson

    Here’s the ActBlue fundraising page for Rob Miller, Joe Wilson’s Democratic opponent.

    http://www.actblue.com/page/kossacks4miller

    SEND THE COMPLAINTS TO NANCY PELOSI SO THAT SHE HAS A THICK STACK OF COMPLAINTS TO SHOW HIM:

    From House Decorum rules at http://rules.house.gov/archives/house_decorum.htm :

    Office of the Speaker
    H-232, US Capitol
    Washington, DC 20515
    (202) 225-0100

    http://speaker.house.gov/

    THIS MAN NEEDS TO BE CENSURED NOW

  148. Nick permalink
    September 10, 2009 12:58 am

    Shame on you Congressman Joe Wilson. This is a new low. Once again Congressman Wilson you’re a disgrace to all South Carolanians.

  149. bamaguy permalink
    September 10, 2009 1:00 am

    Democrats voted down an amendment that would assure that health care dollars would go to citizens only. Anyone want to guess why?

    Joe was right.

  150. Catherine O. permalink
    September 10, 2009 1:01 am

    Dear Rep. Joe Wilson,

    I am appalled by your behavior tonight during the President Obama’s speech on health care reform.

    I will be the first to admit that I have concerns about the president’s health care reform, but to shout out rudely during our leader’s speech, and to call him a liar in front of the nation and world is just downright disrespectful.

    I understand that you have apologized for your “lack of civility,” but the damage is done. How can you expect us to believe that the GOP wants to cross party lines to work for the good of the people when such behavior suggests otherwise. It is difficult to trust someone to lead us when he cannot keep his emotions in check, and to act and behave rationally in any given situation.

    I am embarrassed for and disappointed in you.

    • bamaguy permalink
      September 10, 2009 1:04 am

      Remember the “tea bagger” comments.

      Just saying….

  151. bamaguy permalink
    September 10, 2009 1:03 am

    Seriously, only liberal elitist will be upset about this. Conservatives have been called every name possible this summer just because we disagree with the President and the liberal agenda and dared to meet together to discuss our grievences. And liberals want to cry about a statement ( truthful statement) that was said in a moment of passion.

    Sure, go ahead with that guys.j

    Why don’t you man up a little.

  152. MIKE permalink
    September 10, 2009 1:03 am

    Joe Wilson is the face of the Republican Party.

    • bamaguy permalink
      September 10, 2009 1:07 am

      Just like Van Jones is the face of the democratic party.

      Come on America, seriously, which one would you pick.

      • hoser permalink
        September 10, 2009 2:20 am

        Van Jones.

  153. Susan permalink
    September 10, 2009 1:03 am

    It was a shameful embarrassing moment. Mr Wilson I hope you get booted from office. SC deserves better. Why use the telephone to apologize for what you did on TV? You need to show your face on television and apologize again to all of us who listened to you disrespect the President.

    • bamaguy permalink
      September 10, 2009 1:07 am

      Are you also calling for Obama to do the same. I mean he did call Americans liars because we disagree with him. He also said some pretty hateful things about Sarah Palin.

      Of course its ok if a liberal does it right?

  154. Mr. Derp permalink
    September 10, 2009 1:08 am

    That outburst was awesome!
    Love to see a little human emotion once and awhile!

    Sick of the lies from both sides of the aisle – tonight’s speech was no exception.
    If we are in a healthcare ‘crisis’ why does the proposed bill go into effect in 4 years?
    The Dem’s healthcare bill is another socialist power-grab, nothing more.

    • bamaguy permalink
      September 10, 2009 1:09 am

      Exactly and Obama got called on it. That is what is upsetting to some many liberals.

    • Jim S permalink
      September 10, 2009 1:10 pm

      What is “socialist” about leaving the private health insurance system in place?

      Do you even know what “socialist” means?

      Do a little research. Perhaps you might gain a bit of knowledge. Don’t worry, it won’t hurt.

  155. Oregon permalink
    September 10, 2009 1:10 am

    Joe Wilson just auditioned for a spot on Fox News, and I’ll bet he gets the job. Remember Ollie North? Failing upward seems to work for these guys who mess up in a very loud way.

    • bamaguy permalink
      September 10, 2009 1:10 am

      Actually it will be good. Because we can discuss the essence of the plan and see how Joe Wilson was correct and Obama did lie.

  156. bamaguy permalink
    September 10, 2009 1:14 am

    Amazing, libs are upset about what Joe Wilson said which was true by the way but love Van Jones and what he says.

    Libs are disgusting…

  157. ilse permalink
    September 10, 2009 1:18 am

    A half a s s apology from Joe Wilson is unacceptable. Only a resignation will suffice. It’s time they start paying the price for the circus atmosphere they keep creatubg. I’m not interested in Jerry Springer type republicans. The lies and mudslinging the republicans have been throwing at president Obama is cheesy. One of these days the republicans will get payback, and I’m hoping it’s soon.

    • ilse permalink
      September 10, 2009 1:19 am

      A half a s s apology from Joe Wilson is unacceptable. Only a resignation will suffice. It’s time they start paying the price for the circus atmosphere they keep creating. I’m not interested in Jerry Springer type republicans. The lies and mudslinging the republicans have been throwing at president Obama is cheesy. One of these days the republicans will get payback, and I’m hoping it’s soon.

    • bamaguy permalink
      September 10, 2009 1:20 am

      He can resign as soon as we hear calls from the libs for Charlie Rangel to resign. Or what about Nancy calling Americans nazis. Or “tea baggers” anyone?

      Libs are such hypocrits.

      Oh, and bring on your paybacks. We have fought evil before and have won. This time will be no different.

  158. brendy permalink
    September 10, 2009 1:19 am

    In Obama’s speech, he was accusing ‘others’ of spreading ‘misinformation’ or lies about his healthcare plan – will HE apologize for calling THOSE people liars?

    Obama was calling ‘other’ peoples’ opinions as ‘lies’ – so why gang up on Wilson for calling Obama a liar? Fair is fair.

    • bamaguy permalink
      September 10, 2009 1:21 am

      Libs are hypocrits plain and simple.

  159. barbara permalink
    September 10, 2009 1:24 am

    “Democrats voted down an amendment that would assure that health care dollars would go to citizens only” Why shouldn’t legal immigrants receive the benefits of healthcare? Other countries that have universal plans provide healthcare to legal immigrants. To deny them health insurance is not only fiscally irresponsible but morally reprehensible. If they are here legally, they should be included in the healthcare plan.

    • bamaguy permalink
      September 10, 2009 1:27 am

      Well, not if they don’t pay taxes. However, this is not about legal its about illegal.

      Nice try though.

  160. brendy permalink
    September 10, 2009 1:37 am

    “Anyone with half a brain can read HR 3200 sec 246, which clearly states that NO FEDERAL FUNDING will be used for UNDOCUMENTED ALIENS. Liar, Liar, pants on fire – and that’s you Joe Wilson.”
    ***

    The bill DOES NOT INCLUDE WRITTEN LANGUAGE REQUIRING PROOF OF RESIDENCY/LEGALITY. Under current law, NO ONE CAN BE ASKED FOR their legal status; if ‘legal status’ PROOF is not asked for/actually WRITTEN in the bill, then illegals WILL CONTINUE TO GET FREE E.R. MEDICAL TREATMENT!

    So, Joe is NOT entirely wrong! I know – you just hate republicans and LOVE Obama ’cause of all the ‘freebies’ you THINK you’re going to get!

    • _mytwocents permalink
      September 10, 2009 11:46 am

      The health bill makes numerous inclusions of definitions contained in the IRS tax codes. Why don’t you try reading them before you say illegals are included in the health care bill?

    • mystical pippin permalink
      September 12, 2009 1:54 am

      Whenever you go to the hospital if it’s NOT the ER, You are REQUIRED to show ss# or proof of your Insurance as well as your legal status, i.e. passport, license and/or ss card. What makes you think that Hospitals are going to allow illegal aliens into admissions? They are entitled to ER care if it’s a real emergency but that is a world wide policy. And do you really want to be responsible for someone dying – because they couldnt’ get in the ER just because they are not a citizen? If you do – when your judgement day comes – you won’t be able to tell GOD – “Hey God, I’m an AMERICAN so that should just wipe out all of my evil, selfish deeds and lousy attitude towards non-americans that I did throughout my life right”?? What would you want for yourself if you were seriously injured or had a heart attack while visiting another country?

    • mystical pippin permalink
      September 12, 2009 2:10 am

      Brendy that is so NOT TRUE. whenever you are hired or if you have to be admitted into a hospital your are REQUIRED to show proof of citizenship and/or legal documentation AND show your insurance card as well for hospital admissions. Where are you getting your information from? I’ve worked in Hospital admissions and this is a standing policy for MANY years.
      ER’s legally HAVE to treat anyone who walks in with a serious condition. Why do you think the health care reform bill is SUPPOSED to CHANGE that law? It doesn’t and it CANNOT change a MEDICAL HUMANE ACT created from the United Nations?

      And by the way What makes you think it’s OK to NOT treat the very sick no matter what country they are citizens of? How in the world do you sleep at night? I’d really like to know what makes self centered, cruel, evil people like you tick.

  161. Clark Lacat permalink
    September 10, 2009 1:39 am

    If we’re totally honest with ourselves, we know what that outburst is about.

    And we know what’s bugging the birthers, and the teabaggers, and the socialist mongers and all the rest.

    The irrefutable fact of the matter is, these people hate the fact that a black male is running the show.

    They’re bigots. Every last one of them.

    Stay classy South Carolina.

    • brendy permalink
      September 10, 2009 1:42 am

      Ann Coulter was right! If liberals had brains, they’d be republicans!

      • Jim S permalink
        September 10, 2009 1:15 pm

        Perhaps you (& Ann Coulter) don’t recognize the critical thinking powers of the human brain and therefore believe that listening and repeating talking points (ear – mouth) is the actual function of the human brain.

        Think for yourself – it really works.

      • mystical pippin permalink
        September 12, 2009 2:20 am

        But if REPUBLICANS had brains – They would realize what incredible prejudiced jerks they were. they would be shocked with the realization that they really were just sheep who belived the LIMBAUGH/HANNITY/COULTER machines and that they never had an original thought in their entire life. they’d fall down on their knees and BEG FORGIVENESS for their shallow, despicable, disgusting, evil & perverse attitude towards the less fortunate.

        ALL of that would happen if only the republicans could just grow a brain and think for once in their life on their own.

        SADLY – it’s never going to happen folks. So the reasonble minded people will just have to wait until the GOP implodes from it’s own volotile ire.

  162. Not Surprised permalink
    September 10, 2009 1:53 am

    Joe, apparently you forgot that you weren’t wearing your hood tonight. Too bad.

    • bamaguy permalink
      September 10, 2009 2:03 am

      Another liberal hypocrit. How surprising.

      • hoser permalink
        September 10, 2009 2:38 am

        Brendy and bamaguy have single handedly shown the nation how despicable we libs. really are. In so doing they have saved the honor of the repub. party and shown the world what real intelligence is. There’s talk of putting up a statue of them right next to the one of Joe Wilson. They are fortunate to have saved up the money needed to pay over $250,000 for bypass and the like. And, there will be plenty left over for the mortgage, the kids, college (?),
        food, car ……. wow, they truly are my heroes. I’m ashamed that we do not care enough about ourselves so we could be wealthy and smart and hardworking as they are.

        See you in Beverly Hills (it’ll come to you).

  163. Charlie in Oklahoma permalink
    September 10, 2009 2:14 am

    Dear Bamaguy:

    Perhaps after Wilson is ousted from office and accepts his new position on Fox News as an editorial entertainer you may be available to perform as his sidekick. I am certain that you are well qualified to work with your friends spreading rumor, innuendo, insult, falsehoods, lies, hate, racism, etc. behind the notion that you are a God fearing Christian, a true American, and a real patriot unlike most of your neighbors that may disagree with you. You can enlighten the rest of us that just have not yet recognized the conspiracy staring us in the face.

    Hell, maybe you can be the one to out-do your hero, Wilson. Maybe you can be the one to really steal the spotlight and really take care of business. Will you be the savior of our gullible nation and finally assassinate this Obama guy and liberate us all? Will you be the one to make Obama a martyr?

    Just checking,
    Charlie

  164. george permalink
    September 10, 2009 4:43 am

    Whats even worse than what he did , is that he lied about it. The bill specifically says illegals would not be covered. Hes either a moron that cant read or a liar. Maybe hes both.? He should resign. Because why should the people pay a congressman that lies, or that cannot read? We dont need that. We dont need corporate shills. Dont worry about him, Rush will get him a job at pharma, like Billy Tauzin got.

    • Terry B permalink
      September 10, 2009 10:32 am

      George, once again your facts are in error. Rush is an idiot, so if your “facts” are from him, you are a moron as well. Read the bill let don’t Rush read it for you. Rush is a sick man.

  165. Mikeeee S. permalink
    September 10, 2009 6:57 am

    Representative Joe Wilson is a HERO and a PATRIOT!

    You libtards simply CANNOT handle the truth.

  166. Janine permalink
    September 10, 2009 7:23 am

    Thank you Mr. Wilson for calling a spade a spade.

  167. Carolelynne permalink
    September 10, 2009 7:23 am

    South Carolina is a beautiful state with some of the most gracious people in the world. I don’t think you all deserve the ‘Appalachian Trail hiker’ or the lunatic ‘overwhelmed by my emotions’. But I seriously hope you get rid of both of them. (DeMint doesn’t seem any too stable either. Just sayin’.)

    If the lunatic’s mother was watching, I bet she just wants to die. Or throw him under a bus. I go for the second one.

    Hang in there S.C. The rest of us have your backs.

  168. September 10, 2009 7:29 am

    Joe Wilson – ever hear “light a candle, don’t curse the darkness.”?

    What a horrid example you set as a man and a father tonight. What will boys think when they see a national leader standing up in a public forum, interrupting, and yelling out a falsehood.

    You are a disgrace and set a terrible example tonight. Your apology rings insincere and is insufficient for your offense. You should resign your office and make amends in public service.

  169. Sarah Mead permalink
    September 10, 2009 8:28 am

    Thank you. The President is trying to bully the American public into accepting government-run health care by using the media. Our country was founded on people voicing their freedom of speech. Since when was the floor of the Congress the wrong place for a Congressman to speak out against policies that would destroy our way of life in this country? Thank you for saying what many of us have been thinking. I wish I could vote for you.

    • gail permalink
      September 10, 2009 9:12 am

      sarah, if you guys were able to put a respectful sentance together instead of yelling out like a kids with no home training, people wouldn’t think the whole lot of you are turning into crazed morons. get an intelligent person who thinks before they speak to be your spokesperson and maybe people will take you seriously.

    • Jackie permalink
      September 10, 2009 12:18 pm

      Since it is a sign of respect to not call the President a liar.

    • mystical pippin permalink
      September 11, 2009 2:53 am

      Sarah – Apparantly, you don’t know what the congressional house rules of conduct are. These rules were set up by the congress and in those rules you do not shout out hate speech by calling the president a liar or say “You Lie”. During a presidential speech the rules are NO ONE shouts ANYTHING! If you think disrepecting the congressional house rules is a form of free speech then you need to go back to school and learn some tact.

  170. Terry B permalink
    September 10, 2009 8:35 am

    Senator Wilson, I am sorry that I am a republican. How dare you. Marge and Janine you are both ignorant human being.

  171. Terry B permalink
    September 10, 2009 8:37 am

    Sarah, you are a moron.

  172. Proud American permalink
    September 10, 2009 8:58 am

    “Avoid characterizing another Member’s personal intent or motives and discussing personalities. Refrain from speaking disrespectfully of the Speaker, other Members, the President or Vice President.”

    http://rules.house.gov/archives/house_decorum.htm

    Rep. Wilson needs to re-read the House of Representatives’ rules of decorum.

  173. 7cedars permalink
    September 10, 2009 9:54 am

    I commend Congressman Wilson. He said exactly what most Americans were saying in their own living rooms… YOU LIE!

    Congressman Wilson took the stance of our founding fathers, he, like most Americans, see what this administration is turning our country into, he STOOD UP and said, YOU LIE! Isn’t this what America is about?

    This is not the time for protocol, this is the time for action against a tyrannical government…

    Congratulations, Congressman Wilson, you just voiced our concerns. And you should NOT apologize to anyone… your job is to the American people, NOT CONGRESS, NOR THIS ADMINISTRATION!

  174. Terry B permalink
    September 10, 2009 10:04 am

    To bamaguy: You a sick man. I sick of you Born Again Idiots. Your Evil as well.

  175. Terry B permalink
    September 10, 2009 10:07 am

    Grow up 7cedars.

  176. bamaguy permalink
    September 10, 2009 10:24 am

    The Real Reason for Joe Wilson’s Rude, Ill bred behavior. Joe Wilson is managed by a longtime Health Insurance industry Political Operative named Larry Marchant.

    Here are the highlights from Marchant’s own BIO:

    In 1990, Marchant was recruited by the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce… He initiated the first South Carolina Business Agenda, a pro-active effort for the state’s business community. No anti-business legislation passed during Marchant’s tenure at the State Chamber of Commerce.

    His legislative insight and aggressive strategy at the State Chamber was recognized by healthcare industry executives and in 1995, Marchant took the position of executive director of the South Carolina Managed Care Alliance- now operating as the SC Alliance of Health Plans, – formed to advance the issues of the health insurance industry. He has successfully led the organization through many heated and contentious debates over the past 13 years and still serves the organization on a contractual basis.

    He also founded Marchant Consulting which provided services not only for the SC Alliance of Health Plans, but also for other clients such as Michelin, City of Columbia, Enron, and BlueCross and BlueShield of South Carolina.

    http://www.tppg.com/about_larry.asp

    Contact Larry Marchant
    lmarchant@TPPG.com

  177. magnanimous permalink
    September 10, 2009 10:25 am

    The Real Reason for Joe Wilson’s Rude, Ill bred behavior. Joe Wilson is managed by a longtime Health Insurance industry Political Operative named Larry Marchant.

    Here are the highlights from Marchant’s own BIO:

    In 1990, Marchant was recruited by the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce… He initiated the first South Carolina Business Agenda, a pro-active effort for the state’s business community. No anti-business legislation passed during Marchant’s tenure at the State Chamber of Commerce.

    His legislative insight and aggressive strategy at the State Chamber was recognized by healthcare industry executives and in 1995, Marchant took the position of executive director of the South Carolina Managed Care Alliance- now operating as the SC Alliance of Health Plans, – formed to advance the issues of the health insurance industry. He has successfully led the organization through many heated and contentious debates over the past 13 years and still serves the organization on a contractual basis.

    He also founded Marchant Consulting which provided services not only for the SC Alliance of Health Plans, but also for other clients such as Michelin, City of Columbia, Enron, and BlueCross and BlueShield of South Carolina.

    http://www.tppg.com/about_larry.asp

    Contact Larry Marchant
    lmarchant@TPPG.com

    bamaguy
    September 10, 2009 at 10:24 am

  178. Andy permalink
    September 10, 2009 10:54 am

    How dare you Joe Wilson; how dare you disrespect the office of the Presidency and the joint session with your lack of self-control and basic manners. Your outburst during President Obama’s address tonight reflects poorly not only on you personally but on other members of the Republican party and the state of South Carolina. Who the hell do you think you are? Resign now!

    BTW folks, even though the Brits yell and scream over each other in the House of Commons, they do not insult.

  179. Stephen permalink
    September 10, 2009 11:55 am

    KKK + NAZI=WILSON

  180. Jesse Hudson permalink
    September 10, 2009 12:08 pm

    Wow. I don’t really know how to react to your behavior during Obama’s speech. I must say that it really comes as no surprise. Perhaps you were hoping for a spot on the Glenn Beck show?? Because it’s people like you that allow the insanity of these lies to continue to thrive. And, that’s what they are: Lies. Dangerous lies, in fact. So perhaps someone should call you and all your Republican friends out and tell you the truth. Which is, simply put: YOU lie. But, I guess I must thank you for your behavior too. You showed everyone what a bunch of fools the Republicans have been. You gave a voice to the foaming at the mouth, death panel obsessed, inane idiots that your party seems to be made up of. Congratulations. And it really isn’t a surprise that you come from South Carolina either. And I know what the South is like; I’m from Georgia. So I guess you could say that you stood up for the South as well. The South and all of its backward ignorance. I saw in the news not too long ago that someone from South Carolina (I’m pretty sure) tried, for the second time, to have intercourse with a horse. Was that you? Oh no, wait. You ARE the horse. The horse’s ass. And if our country has any decency, you and your party are f**ked.

  181. Doctor Wang permalink
    September 10, 2009 12:13 pm

    For any of you who now consider Joe Wilson to be your new hero (meaning you loud-mouthed teabaggers), keep this in mind. Wilson couldn’t wait to get out of the congressional chamber to run to the phone and beg Rahm Emmanuel for his forgiveness. Pelosi biyatch-slapped the wus (rightfully so)….and Wilson crumbled just like the cr@cker he is. Now he’s running away from reporter’s questions with his tail between his legs. Face it, the guy your putting up there on that pedestal is a little pansy-boy. Think about this: if you all consider him to be your ‘hero’, what does that make you?

  182. Ms. Honey permalink
    September 10, 2009 12:30 pm

    Congressman Wilson was completely out of line. I’ve never seen a president disrespected in such a manner in front of a joint session of congress. Your party keeps reaching for new lows. Just disgusting. And I contributed money to Wilson’s Democratic opponent Rob Miller. I urge others to do the same.

    • Ron permalink
      September 10, 2009 12:40 pm

      I will do that right now !

  183. ramal permalink
    September 10, 2009 12:35 pm

    I amazed at the childish antics and bullying tactis of Joe Wilson. He should be ashamed of himself and resign his office at once. Since when does a display of bad manners, rudeness and boorish behavior make one “a hero?” This was not a Republican Town Hall Meeting, these people were hearing an address by the President of the United States. Shameful and disgraceful. What has happened to the People of South Carolina to elect such buffoons to public office?

  184. Ron permalink
    September 10, 2009 12:38 pm

    The republicans showed just what they are ignorant racist ! You can scream, lie, call people names, scare old people, but you will still loose. Your days are numbered and there is nothing that you can do about it. And to the people in SC. You are not REAL AMERICANS, YOU ARE NOT EVEN REAL HUMANS!

  185. September 10, 2009 12:38 pm

    Cong. Wilson,
    you have essentially confirmed what so many of us have believed for quite some time; that there is a segement of our population that would rather see this nation burn in the fires of another Civil War, than to accept that an African American is President of the United States. You never shouted “you lie” while President Bush mis-represented intellegence about Iraq, false yellow-cake sales from Niger, or torture or any number of things. You did not show much disdain while Pres. Bush sank this country nearly 1 Trillion dollars in the Red, or while he presided over the worst U.S. economy since the Great Depression. Now all of a sudden, you are “emotional” “Upset?” Your racism shines through. Another reason why people like you are making it difficult for those of us who believe in a peaceful, beloved community. You actually cause us to wish the South had succeeded in seceeding!

  186. Paul Johnston permalink
    September 10, 2009 12:38 pm

    20 of the saddest years of my life were spent in North Augusta in Aiken County and those years were 1-20 . I left SC and never looked back and it was because of jerk wad @$$holes like Joe Wilson and Strom Thurmond and their like . You really deserve a govenor like Sanford and a congressman like Wilson, because they represent your values as a people so well

  187. Gillian Peters permalink
    September 10, 2009 12:43 pm

    Congressman Wilson I feel sorry for you. Clearly your heart is about to spontaneously explode from TOXIC OVERLOAD.

    While I can understand forgiving you on a personal level…. I believe you deserve to pay the highest possible PROFESSIONAL PRICE for your COMPLETE DISRESPECT for the Office of the Presidency.

    I just gave Rob Miller 50 bucks….AND I LIVE IN MIAMI!!??!

  188. Dan permalink
    September 10, 2009 12:43 pm

    Congressman, kiss your seat goodbye. You’ve proven once again that the GOP is the old white guys party, and that the GOP way is to simply yell louder than everyone else. Get your facts straight and keep your mouth shut until you do.

  189. YOU'retheLIAR permalink
    September 10, 2009 12:55 pm

    “In fact, over his entire congressional career, health professionals represent Wilson’s top industry contributors, donating a total of $244,196 to his campaign, according to the Center for Responsive Politics OpenSecrets.org database. He received another $86,150 from pharmaceutical companies, $73,050 from insurance companies and $68,000 from hospitals and nursing homes.

    Among Wilson’s top contributors are the American Hospital Association, a lobby group that represents the interests of hospitals and health networks, and the American Medical Association, which represents physicians.”

    http://rawstory.com/08/news/2009/09/10/obama-speech-disrupter-a-health-industry-darling/

    • YOU'retheLIAR permalink
      September 10, 2009 1:01 pm

      JOE Yeller, why don’t you to tell your constituents who you’re really working for?

  190. asassyvic permalink
    September 10, 2009 2:52 pm

    I support a brave man called Wilson. For all you leftist, communist, you are ruining our country.
    More people believe Obama is a LIAR. If you can’t see that he says one thing and does the other you are just *ss kissing. All you do is call people who disagree with his policies racists. You are narrow minded and not to bright.
    Get real Obamam is a liar, liar and LIAR.
    Bless Wilson for telling the truth.

  191. asassyvic permalink
    September 10, 2009 3:01 pm

    Hear this you liberal communist *ss kissers.
    We are not taking anymore of your liberal *hit.
    We are fed up with paying, paying and paying for the unwed mothers, the lazy people who won’t work, the blood suckers of America. Disagreeing with the president does not make a person prejudiced. Nor does it mean conservatives are just spouting what they hear from Rush. What a cop out. You get your twisted thinking from he liberal news media. Quit watching t.v. and do your own thinking and research.

    • Stuart permalink
      September 10, 2009 4:40 pm

      So you’re fed up with our liberal *hit?

      What are you going to do?

      Put in your teeth and try to bite us?

      Inbred Southern cracker.

      Your days are numbered in this country.

  192. magnanimous permalink
    September 10, 2009 3:46 pm

    The apology is obviously not sincere, Obama is a gentleman for accepting the apology. But in actuality the modern Republican party is really a fringe party of dishonest fascists. The party that spent a trillion dollars in Iraq riding the country of imaginary WMDs is now frightened about fiscal discipline. The Republicans spent ten years of healthcare for every American chasing Don Quixote Bush’s mythical WMD dragons in Iraq.

    What exactly has the vile Republican party been right about oh the last 15 years:

    1. Free trade would benefit American manufacturing, actually it has decimated American manufacturing with millions of jobs shipped to mexico and china

    2. The Bush tax cuts would not grow the deficit

    3. We will be treated as liberators

    4. Deregulation will spur economic growth and innovation, sure did wonders for the financial industry

    5. Saddam is reconstituting his nuclear program

    6. The free market never fails, except for the Depression level financial panics of 1817,1837,1857,1873,1897,1906,1929, and 2008

    7. The bush tax cuts would lead to longterm growth for all Americans

    8. The occupation will last weeks maybe months, but certainly not years

    9. The fundamentals of the economy are strong

    CAN SOMEONE TELL ME ONE MAJOR ISSUE THE REPUBLICANS HAVE BEEN RIGHT ABOUT, AND WHY EXCATLY IT IS THAT THE MEDIA STILL COMMENTS ON THIS COLLECTION OF FRINGE LUNATICS AS IF THEIR IDEAS ARE SANE AND RATIONAL.

  193. magnanimous permalink
    September 10, 2009 3:50 pm

    Why hasn’t the conservative media reported that Joe Wilson is a birther?
    If you won’t click the link because you don’t believe huffingtonpost, well here’s a less scary and certainly non-partisan source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1o1p_ly7…

    Proof http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/09/09…
    Includes fellow GOP birthers. The birther movement is far more ridiculous than asking questions about what happened on 9/11 which Van Jones got mauled by Glenn Beck over.
    Glenn often asks the question, why doesn’t the liberal media ask ‘blah blah blah’ well… Et Tu?
    14 hours agoIN ADDITION TO BEING OWNED BY THE HEALTH INSURANCE COMPANIES, WILSON IS A BIRTHER.. JESUS CHRIST!

  194. Patricia permalink
    September 10, 2009 6:07 pm

    THANK YOU, JOE! I AM SO SICK OF BEING TOLD BY THE “FORKED TONGUE” PRESIDENT THAT CONCERNS THAT PEOPLE WANTED ADDRESSED STRAIGHTFORWARDLY ARE UNWARRENTED. SOME PEOPLE CAN READ AND ACTUALLY ARE READING THE PRESENT BILL WHICH WAS OBVIOUSLY PUT TOGETHER FOR CONGRESS TO QUICKLY APPROVE FOR THE LEMMINGS. PROBLEM FOR CONGRESS, IS WE ARE ON TO THEM AND TICKED OFF. YOUR OUTBURST WAS SOMETHING I HAVE YELLED AT MY T.V. SINCE THE CAMPAIGN DAYS. THE MAN IS VOID OF INTEGRITY…JUST SAY WHAT THEY WANT TO HEAR WHEREEVER YOU ARE IS HIS MOTIS OPERENDI.
    HE HAS DONE IT CONTINUOUSLY, IT IS NOTHING NEW. ABORTION IS NOT IN THE BILL, NO THE WORD IS NOT, BUT B.O TOLD PLANNED PARENTHOOD THAT WOMEN’S REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH ISSUES WOULD BE AND HE WOULD ALSO FORCE THE INSURANCE COMPANIES OF WOMEN WHO DO NOT WANT TO CHOOSE THE PUBLIC OPTION, TO ADD IT TO THEIR POLICIES.
    2 AMENDMENTS, THAT SPECIFICALLY ADDRESSED ABORTION WERE VOTED DOWN…THAT LEAVES A LOOPHOLE WIDE ENOUGH FOR A TRUCK TO DRIVE THROUGH FOR FEDERAL FUNDING. IT WOULD BE LEFT TO HHSS, KATHLEEN SEBELIS, WHO IS A SUPPORTER OF ABORTION THROUGH THE NINTH MONTH!

    HE HAS DONE THE SAME THING ON THE ILLEGAL ALIEN ISSUE.
    NO ONE CAN BE TURNED AWAY FROM MEDICAL TREATMENT IN OUR COUNTRY, WE ARE PAYING FOR THE ILLEGALS NOW. WITHOUT AN AMENDMENT ENFORCING PROOF A CITIZENSHIP, THEY WILL STILL BE GETTING A FREE RIDE ON OUR DIME.

    DURING THE CAMPAIGN, B.O. SAID HE WAS ALL FOR CLEAN COAL. WHILE ADDRESSING A “GREEN GROUP” HE SAID, “THEY CAN HAVE THEIR COAL, I’M JUST GOING TO TAX THEM INTO BANKRUPTCY.” ANYONE THAT LISENS TO HIS SPEECHES WILL FIND THEM FULL OF #^%$ AND CONTRADICTION.

    HE IS UNTRUSTWORHTY.

    • fivepearlz permalink
      September 10, 2009 6:26 pm

      It’s usually best to quote correctly..then argue your point. Here, let me help you.

      “So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can. It’s just that it will bankrupt them because they’re going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that’s being emitted. That will also generate billions of dollars that we can invest in solar, wind, biodiesel, and other alternative energy approaches. The only thing that I’ve said with respect to coal — I haven’t been some coal booster. What I have said is that for us to take coal off the table as an ideological matter, as opposed to saying if technology allows us to use coal in a clean way, we should pursue it, that I think is the right approach. The same with respect to nuclear. Right now, we don’t know how to store nuclear waste wisely and we don’t know how to deal with some of the safety issues that remain. And so it’s wildly expensive to pursue nuclear energy. But I tell you what, if we could figure out how to store it safely, then I think most of us would say that might be a pretty good deal.” San Francisco Chronicle January 2008.

      The Devil is in the Details.

  195. Dennis permalink
    September 10, 2009 7:06 pm

    The only thing Joe Wilson did wrong was apologize for his comments! Joe Wilson should have stuck to his guns. He simply spoke what was on his mind, and called Obama’s health care speech for what it was. Lies!

    We need many more congressional representatives who are willing to ignore “political correctness” and speak their minds! So many of them have sold their soles to lobbyists, and so few represent “We The People”.

    Some say it was disrespectful. I say GOOD! It’s about time someone stands up to the constant bullying! Let me ask you this? What is respectful of preparing a 1700 page bill, issuing at midnight and then demanding a vote on it the next day? Is that respectful? No! That’s bullying! You want my respect, EARN IT!

  196. LightLion permalink
    September 11, 2009 12:26 am

    lets donate him few cents. I guess CC Companies will bankrupt him charging processing fee.

    http://www.fivecentnickel.com/2009/07/03/credit-card-processing-fees/

  197. just human being permalink
    September 11, 2009 9:02 am

    EVERYBODY lie at somepoint, so there is no point calling anyone a liar. If you tell me you dont lie, that is a lie.
    Shouting down the US President while he was addressing health care reform was a poor manner. Please do not side with him simply because of the party line. I tell my kids what is right and wrong. I do not just tell them that everthing they do is right.

  198. September 22, 2009 4:23 pm

    For immediate Release 9-22-09

    Herobuilders jumps into the fray again with an all new Talking action figure of
    joe Wilson. He goes on sale for 39.95. Comes complete with the famous You Lie
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    • mystical pippin permalink
      September 23, 2009 2:16 am

      Isn’t it against the rules to try and sell something on a public forum?

      Anomymous must be a republican….figures

  199. September 23, 2009 6:52 am

    thank you :)

  200. mystical pippin permalink
    September 23, 2009 7:48 am

    also looks like someone else – “lightlion” above put a link in his/her post it looks like they’re trying to sell something… GEEZ people get a grip. This is NOT a forum for free advertising it’s for opinions – on a specific subject… So get lost.

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