Joe Wilson to Barack Obama: You Lie!

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U.S. President Barack Obama was giving a speech to Congress Wednesday night about health care. Until Rep. Joe Wilson of South Carolina decided to interject.

Here's how the exchange (if you can call it that) went:

  • Barack Obama: " ... There are also those who claim that our reform efforts would insure illegal immigrants. This, too, is false ... the reforms I'm proposing would not apply to those who are here illegally."
  • Joe Wilson: "You lie!"

Truly, the classiest, most effective way to disagree with someone.

Check out the video of Joe Wilson's "You Lie!" moment ...

You might expect such a response to Obama's address to school children ... actually, no you wouldn't. Five-year-olds typically have better manners than this.

Perhaps it was a perfect storm of controversial topics helped evoke Wilson's bizarre, negative and universally-criticized outburst. It was the South Carolinan who had been reinforcing the belief that health care reform includes "Death Panels."

Wilson called it an "end-of-life counseling program, which has been highlighted by former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as a program which could lead to seniors being encouraged to seek less care to protect the government´s bottom line."

Minutes before Wilson's outburst, Obama's speech debunked that: "It's a lie, plain and simple," he said, which brought most of Congress to its collective feet.

After the speech, reaction to Wilson's remark was bipartisan.

Sen. John McCain, among many others, said the outburst was "totally disrespectful" and demanded that Rep. Wilson apologize to the president, which he did.

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That sounds about right Jeff. Like our Assemblymen Mike Duvall here in Orange County Ca, a pro-family values republican lawmaker, who resigned after being caught on tape boasting about his sexual conquests. Typical republicans.

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He is another "family values" self-righteous republican who is probably cheating on his wife too.

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In the battle of the public image (what much of politics is) Joe Wilson may have just cost the republicans their non-partisan request. I imagine the GOP is well aware of that. I am a self admitted foul mouthed lout and even I would not disrupt the decorum of the halls of congress during a presidential speech in such a way. Hopefully he's screwed up his political future.

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I SUPPORT JOE HE IS A LIAR PLAIN AND SIMPLE OBAMA IS JUST A LIAR YOU CAN"T BELIEVE A WORD THAT MAN SAYS

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One more thing....
If we had someone like that to lead our country, they probably wouldn't live long. Someone would have them killed.

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A congressman calling our president a liar while he adresses the nation is deplorable...he should resign like NOW.

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Under health care reform, illegal aliens would be able to buy private insurance or the public option. Since taxpayer funds are going into this program it would be transferred to illegals who buy into the public option. There is nothing in the bill itself that would hinder an illegal from purchasing it.

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It's about time someone spoke the truth in the whitehouse. Thanks Joe Wilson.

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i'm half black, like obama.
i think he's a liar.
does that make ME a racist?

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HE SHOULD RESIGN LIKE ANYBODY ELSE...

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