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S.C.'s Wilson Rakes In $750,000 in Less Than 48 Hours; Opponent Tops $1 Million

Updated 7:50 p.m.
By Paul Kane
With a political arms race in full force, Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) has raised almost $750,000 in less than 48 hours since his shout of "You lie!" to President Obama during the Wednesday address to Congress, almost matching the Internet-fueled haul of his likely Democratic opponent.

A senior GOP official said Wilson, who apologized to White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel after the health-care speech but has since refused a more public apology, has turned his own previous sleepy campaign machine into an Web-friendly effort. Just as liberals have poured cash into the campaign of Rob Miller, who lost to Wilson by almost eight percentage points in 2008, conservatives are pouring contributions into Wilson's campaign at an astonishing rate.

Miller, a former Iraq war veteran, has raised more than $1 million for his 2010 rematch with Wilson, according to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

Republicans expect Wilson to also top more than $1 million by Monday because of the immense publicity he's received in the last 48 hours. In the relatively inexpensive South Carolina district, which takes in the southern portion of the state, the two opponents will likely have their two-year budgets filled in less than a week, strategists say.

To put this fund-raising haul in perspective, Wilson, by early next week, could equal the total amount of money he raised in the entire two-year-election cycle of 2008, when he raised a little more than $1.1 million.

Miller, by contrast, raised just $390,000 in donations for the entire 2008 cycle and lent himself another $235,000 of his own money, according to records filed with the Federal Election Commission. So he's already doubled, in just two days, his total donations over a two-year period.

The controversy will definitely go on through the weekend, as Wilson -- a quiet backbench lawmaker who's never been in the national spotlight -- is scheduled to appear on the Sunday morning news show "Fox News Sunday." If he continues to refuse to make a public apology on the House floor, Democrats plan to offer a resolution admonishing his comments to Obama.

After liberal Internet activists turned Miller into a cause celebre in their effort to extract revenge on Wilson, conservatives joined the fray. Wilson, who hired GOP web strategist David All, now has ads running on conservative-leaning web sites such as the Drudge Report.

By Paul Kane  |  September 11, 2009; 7:01 PM ET
 
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Thank you Rep. Wilson! The people of the United States are NOT stupid and you said what many of us shout at our televisions whenever Barack Obama appears and begins to speak.

Posted by: caddywompass | September 11, 2009 7:50 PM | Report abuse

WOO HOO!!!

Posted by: JakeD | September 11, 2009 7:52 PM | Report abuse

Wilson was wrong, but he was right! Will the Messiah now apologize for lying to the American people about illegals being covered under his healthcare proposal.

Posted by: cschotta1 | September 11, 2009 7:53 PM | Report abuse

I sent him a contribution yesterday and I'm going to send another later today. Obama IS a liar! Someone had to say it. I was screaming at my TV throughout his entire lying speech. GO Wilson!

Posted by: WilliamJB | September 11, 2009 7:54 PM | Report abuse

At least one Republican did not remain silent during the flood of half-truths, innuendos, and deception issued by Obama. Fortunately for America, you cannot fool all of the people all of the time.

Posted by: student1776 | September 11, 2009 7:55 PM | Report abuse

They all need to be fired, both Democrats and Republicans, ALL OF THEM! "They" are the problem not the solution, Politics should never be a career. It's about "We the people"
and we need to take back our country from them NOW!

Posted by: russfinch | September 11, 2009 7:57 PM | Report abuse

How can Rep. Wilson be considered "a former Iraq war veteran" if he's still alive? Once a vet, always a vet.

Sorry to be a grammar nazi, but jeeze...

Posted by: skojec | September 11, 2009 7:58 PM | Report abuse

While the decorum was broken, the thought voice was true. When these illegal aliens appear in the ED for care, who will pay....your taxes will and their care will be free (otherwise know as covered by the government). Go Joe.

(of course booing the president is completely okay as they did President Bush)

You do not owe the senate or representive floor an apology...you have already done all you need to.

Posted by: s97batess1 | September 11, 2009 8:00 PM | Report abuse

Thank you Mr. Wilson. Obama is a liar. I wish more republicans would get some gonads and speak up also.

Posted by: DieHardFredHead | September 11, 2009 8:00 PM | Report abuse

With hardcore partisans like Eugene Robinson screaming day after day what a jerk Joe Wilson is, it is no wonder Wilson is cashing in big time on his fame.

The is no excuse for his discourtesy, nor is there any excuse for Robinson's "outrage" to the extreme. You would think it was a capital crime. Robinson's uncritical, unabashed adulation and praise for the president is way over the top.

Posted by: alance | September 11, 2009 8:01 PM | Report abuse

How can Rep. Wilson be considered "a former Iraq war veteran" if he's still alive? Once a vet, always a vet.

Sorry to be a grammar nazi, but jeeze...

Posted by: skojec | September 11, 2009 7:58 PM | Report abuse
MILLER IS THE VET.

Posted by: DieHardFredHead | September 11, 2009 8:02 PM | Report abuse

He said it like it is. No details just half truths and lies!

Posted by: Rank1 | September 11, 2009 8:02 PM | Report abuse

Thank You, S.C. Rep. Wilson...
...it is about time someone told THE ONE he is a liar. Maybe if more people used plain truthful language like that, there would be less lying in Washington.
For the LIAR-IN-CHIEF to come out and lie to our faces like that is just too much, and I thank God Mr. Wilson finally said what all informed Americans know.
I don't care if the death-care bill has a line that says, "Illegal aliens are not covered". They still will be covered, because the lying anti-American liberals have made it illegal TO ASK ANYONES STATUS! How do you keep them out of the system if you can't ask for their status?
Does anyone believe for an instant that the death-care bill will, "not add one cent to the deficit?" How stupid does he think the American public is? Govenrment has NEVER touched anything without making it cost 5 times what it cost in the private sector.
Not cover abortion? No bill will come out of the house without it. I would love it if that were true, because it would mean there will be no bill.
No "death panels?" The LIAR-IN-CHIEF himself said to a woman, on national TV, who asked if her mom would recieve treatment under his plan or die, that, sometimes, "it's better if we just give her a pill", rather than the hip replacement she needs.
Who will make that decision? Will it not be a group of people, like in England, that will say, no you're too old and not worth the money?
Will they not do as THE LIAR-IN-CHIEF has said, and stop doing research and finding new drugs?
They may not call them death panels, but that is exactly what they will be.
More people should point out the blatant lies being thrown around. Stop this politically correct BS. If your being lied to, call them on it publically. Maybe when people start speaking non-pc English, the results will be less lies.
The sleeper agent in the white house, trying to destroy American capitalism and the country as a whole, is a danger to us all and must be stopped. Pointing out publically that he is a blatant, bold-faced liar might be the start.
Enough is enough!
Thank you again, Rep. Wilson, for your courage to "speak truth to power!"

Posted by: realetybytes | September 11, 2009 8:02 PM | Report abuse

While questionable as to time, place and appropriateness, Joe Wilson's words were the most honest words spoken during the entire health-care speech.
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Obama is a liar. I’ll believe his new promises AFTER he keeps some old promises.
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Watch this video. You’ll see obama lie like a dog in his very own words.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3JKDTBOYKg
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Posted by: steveb777 | September 11, 2009 8:03 PM | Report abuse

God bless Joe Wilson. He had the courage to stand up and say what millions of Americans were yelling at their televisions. The deception must be "called out" and the lies are from Obama, Pelosi and their merry band of socialist puppets.

March on Washington!

Posted by: PupsMcCann | September 11, 2009 8:04 PM | Report abuse

This is great. Joe wilson is a patriot to call out obozo the liar. Let's make sure he gets re-elected. We need to get rid of the freedom hating democrat socialist party members.

Posted by: charlietuna666 | September 11, 2009 8:05 PM | Report abuse

I'll bet Valerie Plame's husband is having fits that his name doesn't show up at the top of the Google search anymore...

Posted by: NDSue | September 11, 2009 8:05 PM | Report abuse

Well, what do you know; it does pay to have a backbone and be willing to tell it like it is.

Let the Democrats tremble, the backlash is coming and like a tsunami it is going to swamp their party and wash it out to sea with the rest of the trash

Posted by: dmacwired | September 11, 2009 8:05 PM | Report abuse

Thx Joe Wilson! I'm sick of liars. Let me hear the truth!

That's also why I'm watching Glenn Beck every day now too. I don't want the party line. I want the truth!

Posted by: steveb777 | September 11, 2009 8:06 PM | Report abuse

I find it very telling that the author of the article chose to include a link to donate money to Miller's campaign, but not Wilson's. "Fairness Doctrine", where art thou?

Posted by: justme33 | September 11, 2009 8:07 PM | Report abuse

Go Joe! What a great feeling to have at least one honest man in congress. Don't bend to the liberal scum in congress and that includes the spinless rinos' in congress go CONSERVATIVE and we will beat the liberal/socialest scrum back into the muck they creeped/craweled from under. I'm sending you $100.00 and belive me in these hard times I cannot afford it. GOD BLESS.

Posted by: blue_penquin | September 11, 2009 8:07 PM | Report abuse

He's still an Iraq war veteran. You're in the communications business! Please hire some trained communicators! This is the Washington Post, for crying out loud. Good grief. How the mighty have fallen.

Posted by: screwjob | September 11, 2009 8:07 PM | Report abuse

Go Joe! See what telling the TRUTH will getchya. Wooooooo Hoooooo!

God Bless and go get 'em!

Posted by: chic1 | September 11, 2009 8:09 PM | Report abuse

I just ripped up the Republican Party Fund raiser letter and am sending my money yo Wilson WE NEED SOMEONE LIKE WILSON RUNNING THIS PARTY IF YOU PUT UP ANOTHER WIMP LIKE MCCAIN NO MONEY FROM ME-

Posted by: mynav2k | September 11, 2009 8:09 PM | Report abuse

About, Rob Miller, I always get "Wee Wee'd Up" when the Democrats run a war vet for a seat in congress. The Democrats despise the military. Just remember all the things the leadership of the Democrats have said about our soldiers, airmen, and Marines - for instance comparing them to "jack-booted thugs" (John Kerry), or Obama talking about them bombing innocent civilians in Iraq and Afganistan? When the Dems get one elected, he turns out to be like John Murtha, an ex-Marine who falsly accused Marines of cold-blooded murder of civilians in Iraq. As an ex-Marine myself, I don't care if Wilson never served a day in the military. At least he'll represent my political and social views if re-elected.

Posted by: wooten_mw | September 11, 2009 8:09 PM | Report abuse

If the dem's offer up a resolution over this, then the Repubs should offer one up for every time Pres. Bush was called stupid, idiot, monkey, dumb-a$$, etc. I could go on and on............

Posted by: steelman1 | September 11, 2009 8:09 PM | Report abuse

I kicked in $25. However, I want to make it clear that Wilson should have waited until after the speech to point out that the President was lying.

Posted by: mikwil84 | September 11, 2009 8:12 PM | Report abuse

I contributed to the only man with the heart to tell the truth. Don't let em make you apologize again Joe. It is just a sign of weakness. When stretch Pelosi apologizes for her Nazi comments and Murtha for his anti-military rants or Durbin Pol Pot etc. yeah, it will never happen. Give em Hell Joe!
We support ya.

Posted by: sailorman | September 11, 2009 8:12 PM | Report abuse

Joe's saying what I'm thinking. Keep up the good fight, Joe.

Posted by: laraidah | September 11, 2009 8:13 PM | Report abuse

It's Miller who's the Iraq War vet. Obama was disrespectful to the American people by continuing his lies. Besides, isn’t he the one who said if mischaracterization of the healthcare debate is made we’ll call you out - well, he was called out. Breach of protocol; Obama breached protocol by lying to the American people without interruption. )And, Mccain calling on Wilson to apologize; everytime I hear McCain speak, I wonder how he could have been the Republicants candidate - of course the cross-over primary voting by the dems helped a heckava lot, too.) How will illegals not be covered when there is no provision in any of the bills for ascertaining citizenship or valid visas? And, there is a 1986 law on the books proscibing care for all in all ERs. The only good thing single payer will do is do away with medical malpractice suits, because the patients and medical practitioners will be under the government’s thumb, because the government medical panel will be in charge of determining the ‘proper course of treatment’, and the government cannot be sued unless the government approves the suit. This will be the civilian version of the military’s Ferris Doctrine. I do not disrespect the president; because I have no respect for the fascist social welfare collectivist and his willing, lack of knowledge (ignorant) minions, because they have no respect for the majority of Americans or their opinions.

Posted by: BeanerECMO | September 11, 2009 8:14 PM | Report abuse

Joe Wilson is ignorant, RUDE, and low class. But he can count on hatemongers to throw $$$ at his unChristian posterior parts. I think they should flush the whole state of SC down the toilet with their confederate flags. Yuk. Karma will get him and his supporters.

Posted by: xyz333 | September 11, 2009 8:15 PM | Report abuse

Let the liberals pour their money into this district, there exists no chance of them ever winning this seat now.

Posted by: thebigdog1 | September 11, 2009 8:15 PM | Report abuse

Why is there no link to Wilson's website in this article but there is one to Miller's?? Total Bias on the part of the Washington Post. Shame on you!!!

Posted by: mixmoseslake | September 11, 2009 8:18 PM | Report abuse

It's not always proper to generate such a response as Joe Wilson did. Nonetheless, the present environment is such that voices will be silenced or go unheard unless extraordinary measures are taken.
Mr Wilson showed a great deal in indiscretion in his outburst but all conservatives must salute him for his honesty. Just like Joe the plumber from last year, Joe's struck a chord. I will be send his campaign money. In this environment, he's a hero. Well done you American!

Posted by: mdabe80 | September 11, 2009 8:19 PM | Report abuse

President Narcissist must apologize to the American people. He lied several times during his speech on Wednesday night. Illegals are covered under the health care bill because the DEMarxists have voted down two bills by Republicans to include enforcement provisions in the health care bill that would require proof of citizenship. Obama is a master of deception as are the DEMarxists in Congress. Secondly, Obama lied about the inclusion of $10 Billion dollar payout to his union cronies in this bill which will be billed to you and I. This by itself is nothing short of massive grand theft.

Posted by: WeMadeAmistake | September 11, 2009 8:19 PM | Report abuse

God Bless You Joe Wilson! Finally someone has the balls to tell it like it is!

Posted by: psvis | September 11, 2009 8:19 PM | Report abuse

Screw protocol and decorum! The politeness and courtliness of the Republican party has been working against us for too long. It's time to play by the liberals' rules - no holds barred, take no prisoners!

I hope Joe's timely outburst will give the rest of our timid representatives the courage to tell the emperor he forgot to put on his clothes.

Thank you, Joe, for remembering that your bosses are the citizens of South Carolina - not Princess Nancy. Don't back down!

Posted by: grapedanish | September 11, 2009 8:19 PM | Report abuse

Kudos to Joe Wilson, an American hero when we sorely need one.

Posted by: jcarob | September 11, 2009 8:19 PM | Report abuse

Was thrilled to see someone call Obama on one of his many lies. Only regret is the apology afterwards. Stick to your guns Joe Wilson!!!

Posted by: JCM-51 | September 11, 2009 8:20 PM | Report abuse

thank you Joe Wilson, for your courage to stand up against a liar and untruthful person!

on another note, I read today something about Glenn Beck.

http://didglennbeckrapeandmurderayounggirlin1990.com/

I REALLY hope it isn't true, but like the site says, he should come out and deny it! HE HAS NOTHING TO HIDE!!

Posted by: screwjob | September 11, 2009 8:21 PM | Report abuse

Finally, from Washington state, I was happy and encouraged to make a donation to a Republican that took a stand and told the truth! Keep it up and encourage your colleagues to do the same.

Posted by: Buckyoneshot | September 11, 2009 8:21 PM | Report abuse

I think Wilson's website crashed - a trick Obama's thugs pulled during the campaign! I am contributing to Congressional races all over the country - I live in Oklahoma and we only have one Dem and he will be out next year, bet on it!

Posted by: Cezanne | September 11, 2009 8:23 PM | Report abuse

Big Joe Wilson fan, and I pray he sticks to his guns with no more apology. I donated a bit to his campaign, and it made me grin all day. Technically, Obama wasn't totally dishonest...making the illegals ...legal is on next years agenda.

Posted by: mikie092257 | September 11, 2009 8:25 PM | Report abuse

God Bless you.....Now lets all bring down this president who is out to destroy America. Obama is a Marxist..lieing communist. Impeech this president for illegal activity..and his 32 1960's radical communist CZars..Dump this democrate party.

Posted by: welovetheUSA | September 11, 2009 8:25 PM | Report abuse

Probably money from the stimulus... acorn?

Obowma lied and he is a LIAR! He's the prefect leader for the party of hate.

Obowma is an embarrassment to this country and to himself! This administration has a lot of nerve demanding apologies... where's Obowma's apology for Van Jones?? I guess only Republicans are required to apologize. Democrats lack the maturity to know right from wrong and therefore can't be held responsible for their actions. This administration is full of self-righteous, hypocrites! It's a complete disgrace.

Thank you Rep. Wilson... you've kept the fire burning and that fire is burning strong!

Posted by: landonmae | September 11, 2009 8:25 PM | Report abuse

Kudos to Congressman Wilson! Yes, it may have been "uncivil" to the delicate genuises in Congress, but he spoke the truth! It apparently is okay for King Obama to attack, slam, ridicule and slander the GOP but Heaven forbid if anyone calls him on it. He has repeatedly lied about what is in the House bill. The American people are waking up to this phony, slick, con artist. I just wish they had seen this before they voted for the fraud...

Posted by: denves | September 11, 2009 8:26 PM | Report abuse

Rude: Check
Truthful: Check

Why is this man wasting time raising funds for his next Congressional election when he should be our man for 2012?

Posted by: DavetheCanuckiRepub | September 11, 2009 8:26 PM | Report abuse

All Joe did was lose his cool and we all got a close-up look at the frustration so many of us feel over a president who spews lie after lie. He makes the Clintons look like rank amateurs.

Posted by: HostileKnowledge | September 11, 2009 8:27 PM | Report abuse

Someone had to tell the Emperor that he's buck naked. The rest of us have known it for quite sometime now.

I'd be proud to by Wilson an adult beverage and shake his hand.

Posted by: jasonn13 | September 11, 2009 8:28 PM | Report abuse

Go Joe go!!! Bout time for some honesty!!!

Posted by: houston123 | September 11, 2009 8:29 PM | Report abuse

Rest easy... and recognize satire when you see it!

Notice: This site is parody/satire. We assume Glenn Beck did not rape and murder a young girl in 1990, although we haven't yet seen proof that he didn't. But we think Glenn Beck definitely uses tactics like this to spread lies and misinformation.

Read the last sentence again. That's the point. Read it a third time and ignore the name of the site itself, because anyone who believes that we're trying to actually get people to believe Glenn Beck raped and/or murdered is *whoosh* missing the entire point. So don't be dumb like a lot of people are. I greatly expanded this text because so many people *read* it, and *still* didn't understand.

Posted by: pfbshop | September 11, 2009 8:30 PM | Report abuse

I whole heartedly congratulate Joe Wilson. I can't tolerate another day when NO ONE stands ups for US! Joe, Thank you. I will admit that it was out of line to say it during his address but there would be no coverage at all unless he did say it! The media will NOT do their job and vet what this donkey of a president says or does. His policies are swallowed whole by the media without question. My governmenmt has to be held accouintable to ME and citizens like me! Notice how quickly the apology was accepted by the president? If there is a controversy, someone may actually have to look at why and at what point Joe Wilson so commendably yelled what I was yelling from my car listening to this "liar" speak without fear of being vetted for his comments. There is a "lovefest going on with the alphabet networks. It takes someone to rattle this president a little bit because he is WRONG in everything he is doing. America does NOT want his ideas of socialism. I want to remain free and fix what needs fixing. Not to be taken over by this president and his gang of goons. Look at who he appoints? Tells it all.

Posted by: jmjunk100 | September 11, 2009 8:30 PM | Report abuse

We REJECT the lier chimpanzee in cheif. I am so glad Gelnn Beck and Shawn Hannity and Rush are expossing "president" Obama for the traiter to our nation that he is.

Posted by: SavedGirl | September 11, 2009 8:30 PM | Report abuse

Joe, could you please come to my district to get rid of the dem that we have who's been there forever?!!!!

Posted by: houston123 | September 11, 2009 8:31 PM | Report abuse

Oh, I see. Wilson is a former Iraq Veteran. Was he Legal or Illegal in Iraq?

Posted by: newmanmk | September 11, 2009 8:31 PM | Report abuse

The voting citizens of the United States, the common folk, formerly known as the "silent majority", are spontaneously awaking again. We are a patient people but when push comes to shove, as it has over the past 8 months, we seize being passive spectators. And if you think this support for Rep. Joe Wilson is without foundation, keep your eyes on the turnout tomorrow in DC when the Tea Party Express contingency assembles. "Oh I forget", the major news outlets will not cover it and the ones that do will do their best to present it in a negative light...

Posted by: tom1969 | September 11, 2009 8:33 PM | Report abuse

Before Obama had even finished his speech, I had sent Joe Wilson an Email expressing my sincere "Thank You" for calling Obama out on his lies about ComradeCare. I have since sent Congressman Wilson a contribution from this Louisiana Cajun's family. It feels good knowing that theres someone out there that still is willing to challenge liars, even if they just happen to be the President. Its only too bad that the supposed "Journalists" in the Main Stream Media hadn't already handled that task. Kudo's, Joe. You have what America needs more of.

Posted by: eteeuwe | September 11, 2009 8:33 PM | Report abuse

Oh, the obambi can't take it when somebody has the guts and courage to call him what he is - a LIAR!

Being the "stereotypical" attorney, obama probably figured that just because it doesn't SPECIFICALLY SAY THAT "ILLEGALS" are prohibited from receiveing health care under this bill, the fact that the medical personnel, ie., the doctors and nurses and the other hospital staff CAN'T ASK ABOUT A PERSON'S LEGAL STATUS (the prohibition that IS in the bill!) essentially means that because no one can ASK about the patient's legal status means that illegal aliens ARE COVERED due to the inability of anyone to attempt to determine whether or not they are citizens and entitled TO such care!!

It's not "don't ask, don't tell" -- it's you CAN'T ask, so they DON'T HAVE TO tell!"

That being the case, Joe Wilson is totally correct in saying to obama, "you lie!" because he DID LIE -- his whole speech was riddled with lies!!!

Posted by: jammies | September 11, 2009 8:34 PM | Report abuse

screwjob... don't bring that disgusting link here to try and plant your liberal hate seed. You idiots try this every time you're exposed for the vile human beings you are.

Posted by: landonmae | September 11, 2009 8:34 PM | Report abuse

The second American revolution has officially begun - Joe Wilson fired the first salvo by revealing himself as a member of Congress who actually dares to speak the truth.

Will this behaviour become contagious, and spread throughout the House and Senate?

I wouldn't be surprised that Barack Obama will probably be the political last man standing when it comes to considering a conversion to speak the truth!

Posted by: Davole | September 11, 2009 8:34 PM | Report abuse

USA USA USA! OBAMA LIES! HE'S A MUSLIN ANTICHRIST! LIBERALS ARE ALL COMMIE NAZI HOMOSEXUALS! USA 4EVA. CONSERVATIVES ARE THE ONLY TRUE AMERICANS! OBAMA STOLE THE ELECTION.

you people are all being brainwashed by Fox News and Drudge. Believe me, I read them both everyday. BTW, where were all you fiscal conservatives when Bush decided to run up the deficit by $2-3 trillion for the Iraq war and $1 trillion in tax cuts for the wealthy?

Posted by: screwjob | September 11, 2009 8:35 PM | Report abuse

Dems say:"He's rude!" Well about time someone stood up for the truth!!!!

Posted by: houston123 | September 11, 2009 8:36 PM | Report abuse

It seems somebody forgot to tell Joe that the emperor's new clothes can't actually been seen.

Posted by: HolyCauseofLiberty | September 11, 2009 8:36 PM | Report abuse

Since when is it no longer a badge of honor to aspeak the truth as unpalatable as the comment might have been in that setting. The lie was told in a semi public forum, the response was given inthat same light. If I am lied to, spun and misrepresented to by a president, it is no different than anyone else who would be guilty of that transgression. I admire Joe's voice of the people who were thinking the same thing. Too bad to R's didn't have the cahonnes to back him up. Where is Micheal Steele in this. Where is his voice, conasidering all the ammunition we are being given.

Posted by: prgc33 | September 11, 2009 8:36 PM | Report abuse

The new rule seems to be that a Congressman can heckle the president if they think he's lying. So be it. Sooner or later there will a Republican president and this outrage will be repaid.

Posted by: Alon1 | September 11, 2009 8:37 PM | Report abuse

He could double his donations if he would publicly tell Sen Grahamnesty and McCain to quit pretending to be Repubicans.

Posted by: delquattro | September 11, 2009 8:38 PM | Report abuse

I just received a letter from my Insurance company - a Medicare Advantage plan. I;ve been told if the OBAma care goes through, the government will be dropping the option of medicare advantage and i will go on regular medicare where my deductibles, and copays will increase and i found out 2 of my doctors don't want to deal with medicare. SO MUCH FOR OBAMA DEBUNKING THE MYTH THAT I AS A SENIOR WILL LOSE MY INSURANCE PLAN>

MY MOTHER ALWAYS TOLD ME IF IT SOUNDS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE, IT'S TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE.

NO MORE APOLOGY CONGRESSMAN WILSON, NOT UNTIL MURTHA APOLOGIZES TO THE SERVICEMEN HE DEFAMED AND PELOSI, BIDEN, BOXER, AND THE OTHERS THAT CALLED AMERICAN PATRIOT TEA PARTY PARTICIPANTS - ASTROTURFF, NAZIS, RICH OLD PEOPLE, STUDID.

Posted by: apd920 | September 11, 2009 8:38 PM | Report abuse

"The new rule seems to be that a Congressman can heckle the president if they think he's lying. So be it. Sooner or later there will a Republican president and this outrage will be repaid."

Posted by: Alon1 | September 11, 2009 8:37 PM

Go back to your liberal POLITICO Alon!!!

Posted by: houston123 | September 11, 2009 8:39 PM | Report abuse

I don't know much about this kid but he's got a fantastic opportunity to cast himself as a leader in the "new conservatism" that's coming out in opposition to both the power-mad left and the spineless, aimless right. Americans are waking up to the fact that Washington serves only itself and its lackeys, and there could well be a viable third party in the near future if Dems and/or Repubs don't clean up their act. Wilson would be wise to keep his options open, and take full advantage of technology as a means of grassroots support (as I understand he is planning to).

Posted by: CppThis | September 11, 2009 8:39 PM | Report abuse

FANTASTIC!!

I personally don't think that Joe Wilson should have apologized - what is the need for an "apology" when you have the guts to "speak truth to power"??

I absolutely LOVED the "shocked" look on Nancy Pelosi's face as she realized that there was at least one person in the room who wasn't as adoring of obama as she thought they should be.....but I'll bet you she didn't have any problem booing President Bush in 2005 during his State of the Union speech....however, given that it's the Democratic god she's set up for herself that got "dissed"...now she's pissed....

And "hell hath no fury like a woman (whose little tin "god" got) scorned!!

Posted by: jammies | September 11, 2009 8:40 PM | Report abuse

The house chamber is probably the only place in America where it is more noble to say something about someone behind their back (ala what they did to Bush), then to say it right to their face. Go figure!

Posted by: mikie092257 | September 11, 2009 8:41 PM | Report abuse

Donate:

http://www.joewilsonforcongress.com

why does Paul Kane only include the Dem's web link in this story?

Posted by: JakeD | September 11, 2009 8:41 PM | Report abuse

"I absolutely LOVED the "shocked" look on Nancy Pelosi's face..."
Yeah and Harry Reid looked as dead as usual

Posted by: houston123 | September 11, 2009 8:42 PM | Report abuse

***PROOF OBAMA LIED UNDER OATH AND IS A FELON***
We also know that he abandoned his license to practice law after it was revealed that he lied on his application about not having any aliases, aka Barry Soetoro and he doesn’t want to go through the process of applying again.

Many attorneys think Obama was disbarred for lying under oath which is a felony and the Bar admits no felons.

And we also know that his wife’s law license was retracted by the state of Illinois.

if the Kenyan lied under oath, then He can certainly lie to Us and to Congress.
We know Obama is a pathological liar, he lies every single day when he refuses to admit He's Kenyan born and is Usurping the US Presidency.


ENOUGH!! OBAMA MUST BE CAPTURED BY THE ARMY AND IMPEACHED WITHIN 24 HRS OR ELSE AMERICA WILL GO DOWN ON FLAMES!!

Here is the proof of his birth in Kenya:
http://freedomtalk.lefora.com/2009/09/07/here-is-the-original-obamas-kenyan-birth-certifica/page1/

Posted by: Dashark1 | September 11, 2009 8:47 PM | Report abuse

Click on or copy and paste. http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/5388

Posted by: 1uncle | September 11, 2009 8:47 PM | Report abuse

Otrauma lied and grandma died

Posted by: WilliamGoat | September 11, 2009 8:47 PM | Report abuse

By reading these posts we see that republicans are still mostly braindead...they can't read, they dont' understand what they read, AND IF IT HAS TO DO WITH THE DEMOCRATS, they won't believe the truth when they read it...how darn dumb ignorant and stupid can you get when it says right in the bill...when it has been published, when it has been shown on TV in the papers and on the internet that....illegal aliens won't be covered. And they still jiggle and jump and hump and say Joe Wilson told the truth..gee what a bunch of losers, no wonder real Americans who are republicans are leaving that low class party by the droves.

Posted by: msealock | September 11, 2009 8:49 PM | Report abuse

You can see that the GOP paid bloggers are hard at work this evening. It is always so easy to tell when they are on. The comments are always pretty much the same thing with no substance what-so-ever.

Posted by: rcc_2000 | September 11, 2009 8:50 PM | Report abuse

"braindead" fits quite well for democrats, msealock

Posted by: houston123 | September 11, 2009 8:51 PM | Report abuse

Funny they say Miller has rasied over 1 million, yet the link to his site they give in the article says
22,757 Supporters
833,398 Raised

I donated yesterday to Wilson and will be donating again.

And an article yesterday said that 1 thousand people had donated and raised 200 thousand.

It already seems we cannot trust Miller's campaign finances reports and he hasn't been elected to anything yet.

Posted by: Talk2ThePaw | September 11, 2009 8:52 PM | Report abuse

Joe Wilson is probably related to one of our founding fathers who signed the Declaration of Independence. He tells it like it is. If someone lies right in his face, Joe calls him a liar.

There are two types of Americans. Ones that will defend America, the Bill of Rights and the Constitution. The others who are trying to change what they don't like about America anyway they can. The two cannot coexist.

I hope we can make a solid geographical division before our country self-destructs from this cancer.

Posted by: BobForsberg | September 11, 2009 8:52 PM | Report abuse

Joe Wilson? Thank you for saying what the supposed 500 lbs conservative Gorillas were afraid to say.

Checkbook is open and a pocket money is coming your way. We'll call it a personal loan with no expiration repayment date. Exemplary Mr. Wilson. Truth always prevails as we all will witness in this instance as well.

Tina Ferrer' RN

Posted by: spiderbyte88 | September 11, 2009 8:52 PM | Report abuse

Joe Wilson,I only wish you were in the Whitehouse,an honest man in the Whitehouse would be a real treasure,don't back off.

Posted by: bewolff_99 | September 11, 2009 8:53 PM | Report abuse

"It's rude to scream if someone picks your pockets, i.e.dems"

Posted by: houston123 | September 11, 2009 8:53 PM | Report abuse

I also want to ask republicans about their claim that Obama's speech was highly "partisan."
Every republican and conservative talking head I saw after Obama's speech said it was "partisan."

Obama praised Republicans like McCain and Hatch for working with Democrats on various issues. He mentioned issues which both Democrats and Republicans support, and both Democrats and Republicans gave Obama a standing ovation.

If by "partisan" they mean Obama pointed out the lies being spread by republicans and conservatives, then good for Obama. Someone needs to call them out. Palin started the "death panel" thing, and now it is part of our vocabulary. Other republicans/conservatives use this term often. The day of Obama's speech, Palin mentioned it again. This is a lie.

Democrats have already given up on the single payer option.....is that not a big compromise? What else do the republicans want? Obama won the election, as well did the majority of Democrats. The republicans only want health care reform, if at all, on their terms. They want a republican health care plan.

So, getting back to Obama's speech being partisan, I do have to ask this question: Why has Eric Cantor not spoken out against the becks and limbaughs who have called or inferred that Obama is a Nazi? After all, Mr. Cantor, a republican "leader," is the only Jewish member of the House. Nazis committed heinous and atrocious crimes against humanity, against Jewish people. It appears as if Mr. Cantor values his republicanism much more than his Jewish heritage if he lets stand the Nazi comparisons.

Why is this? Because Mr. Cantor is a highly partisan politician who wants republicans to get their way and to regain power, and other republicans take their lead from him.

Posted by: Denjudge | September 11, 2009 8:55 PM | Report abuse

While they are at the Demoncraps should apologize for booing President Bush during his speech to Congress.

Posted by: patmitchell1 | September 11, 2009 8:55 PM | Report abuse

Say it ain't so Joe, One apology is enough. Ask yourself a question? When was the last time a Dem made an apology for their behavior? Charlie, Harry, John?????
Nothing I loath more is someone who cry's outrage when their own behavior suggests otherwise.

Posted by: elcigaro1 | September 11, 2009 8:55 PM | Report abuse

Thank you Rep Joe Wilson! You are my hero! You were a voice for so many of us - we could not say anything as we watched the snake oil salesman do his gig - we are not dumb - and we were no fooled. Thank you for calling a spade a spade. May God increase your tribe.

Posted by: joyyork | September 11, 2009 8:55 PM | Report abuse

Good ! Joe is getting what he deserves.

Posted by: qqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqq | September 11, 2009 8:56 PM | Report abuse

I heard that Pelosi was so shocked that she has to get a face lift this week-end! GO JOE GO! DO NOT APOLOGIZE!

Posted by: Rank1 | September 11, 2009 8:57 PM | Report abuse

Joe Wilson my check is in the mail. Keep telling the truth about Obama's lies.

Posted by: dencal26 | September 11, 2009 8:57 PM | Report abuse

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THANK YOU JOE !!!!!

AND I WILL KEEP DONATING TO ANYONE ELSE WHO EXPOSES THAT THE LIAR-IN-CHIEF IS A LIAR

JOE SHOUTED THAT THE EMPEROR IS NAKED

THE EMPERORS CLOTHES, HIS WORDS, ARE LIES.
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Posted by: huntingmoose | September 11, 2009 8:59 PM | Report abuse

Joe,
$100 is coming from me, I wish more congressman had the guts to tell the
Emperor he has no clothes.

Posted by: devilstowerwy | September 11, 2009 9:03 PM | Report abuse

It is about time someone had the guts. Thank you JOE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now, when will one from his own party have the guts, I think very soon.

Posted by: mjno | September 11, 2009 9:03 PM | Report abuse

Honesty is not only the first step toward greatness--it is greatness itself.
Sad to say but our POTUS and all his pals have disqualified themselves from greatness for all time.
Thank you Joe and I'm proud of you! Never be afraid to speak the truth. It will raise you up on eagle's wings and make you loved in the common man's eyes.

Posted by: 1321er6 | September 11, 2009 9:04 PM | Report abuse

Joe, you are NOT afraid to rock the sinking boat!

Posted by: houston123 | September 11, 2009 9:06 PM | Report abuse

I think our little narcissist in the WH, he invoked "I" 51 times in his lame school speech, can deal with some congressional boos and hisses.

The pathetic wimp would be reduced to tears as British PM every day in the House of Commons.

Good for Wilson, he said what so many of us are thinking.

And in the under-reported good news criminal enterprise ACORN has been relieved of doing the Census. A real set back for the O Man and his smarmy troops.

Posted by: onecent100 | September 11, 2009 9:07 PM | Report abuse

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DRUDGE is not a conservative. IF it is relevant to this article to label him, he is a Populist in the truest sense of the word.

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Posted by: toddhuff | September 11, 2009 9:08 PM | Report abuse

Good job, Joe Wilson! Finally a Republican had the backbone to speak back to the Marxist-in-Chief. Obama lied at every opportunity during that speech and it is high time someone called him on it. I want an apology for all of the nastiness expressed by Eva Pelosi, Herr Reid, and Adolph Obama. Meanwhile, keep the contributions for Wilson pouring in. We can outdo the Soros gang, Yes We Can!

Posted by: KATZ66 | September 11, 2009 9:09 PM | Report abuse

Despite the years of disgusting affronts to GWB by liberals in Congress, pelosi claims she was SHOCKED by Wilson's great "YOU LIE!"

Now she want to try and humiliate Joe.

People need to call their Congressmen and tell them to BACK OFF Wilson.

He is truly a hero.

He said what millions and millions would say if they got the chance.

Don't let freak-show nancy sink her claws in him.

CALL and demand that nancy stuffs it.

Posted by: 2xy4k9 | September 11, 2009 9:10 PM | Report abuse

Oh, I think he should apologize. Something like, "I'm sorry I didn't realize that the President has no problem with calling his opponents liars from the podium, but he'd be crushed if I said it from my seat."

Or my favorite Dem apology: "If anyone was offended, I'm sorry."

Posted by: NDSue | September 11, 2009 9:10 PM | Report abuse

Wilson said just what I said everytime the O would speak! Except I sighed and had to leave the room as I could not view this cretin that we have for a 'prez'

Posted by: houston123 | September 11, 2009 9:10 PM | Report abuse

God decided to create the perfect brainless invertebrate. First, he created jellyfish. That was practice. Then he created Obama liberals and perfection was achieved.

Posted by: HostileKnowledge | September 11, 2009 9:10 PM | Report abuse

Joe Wilson...

The NEW Rosa Parks!

Hey Barry, Harry, and Nancy! (and McCain)
We are not going to sit quietly in the back of the bus no more!!!

$25.00 coming your way, Joe!
Stay Strong (but loose the teleprompter, Bro! Those are for Liars and other ACORN types.)

Posted by: Rufus697 | September 11, 2009 9:10 PM | Report abuse

Finally a Joe Wilson in the news who is not a s&@um bag.
It would have been better had all the Republican unics chanted in
unison - lier, lier, lier.......
If they had much of the country would have been heartened.
Never in my life have I seen such a brazen habitual lier
as this Anti-American Acorn fraud.
Some people compare him to Hitler. Of course this is not
accurate. For even though Hitler was a demented, psychopathic mass murderer.
As I read history I don't see where he was a chronic, serial, habitual lier.

Posted by: jon8 | September 11, 2009 9:12 PM | Report abuse

I don't have a problem with Congressman Wilson apologizing, but only after The nit wit twins, Pelosi and Reid, apologize for their verbal abuse to George Bush. Calling him an idiot and a liar.

Posted by: olbookie | September 11, 2009 9:12 PM | Report abuse

Awesome! I donated last night just hoping that other people were too, hoping that he would raise just half of what Miller raised from this. Now it looks like Wilson is kicking Miller's behind in donations stemming from his brave comment! I was shouting "You Lie!" right along with him!

Posted by: jnhermann | September 11, 2009 9:13 PM | Report abuse

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It's 1776 again. Decorum may have to take a back seat for a while.

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Posted by: steveb777 | September 11, 2009 9:13 PM | Report abuse

The way I see it. The arrogant President stood up there and lied repeatedly and then had the gall to call us liars. Rep. Wilson had just had enough! Democrats say horrible things about Republicans (especially President Bush) and they never ever apologize. While we don't want to be like those low lifes, we shouldn't just take it anymore. Fight back, stand up and speak out! CrusaderPatriot dot com

Posted by: CrusaderPatriot | September 11, 2009 9:13 PM | Report abuse

"Libs have left the building"

Posted by: houston123 | September 11, 2009 9:13 PM | Report abuse

For years we have watched the Democrats disrespect The Presidency of George Bush, calling him names, making fun of him. They were relentless and crude.
Now Joe Wilson says Two Words "You Lie" and the Democrats are coming apart. They can dish it out but they sure can't take it.
Good for Joe Wilson, He called them as he saw them. Obama was lying and he continues to lie.
I hope the Republican Party stands with Joe on this one. He is a Hero!
Good Bless Joe Wilson

Posted by: Barru38 | September 11, 2009 9:14 PM | Report abuse

Joe Wilson did a pardonable mistake and he apologized. But the left wants to skin him alive. In contrast ACORN's not even mentioned. So much for the fair people who want the fairness doctrine... bunch of political vampires! More like leeches.

Posted by: kvtassel | September 11, 2009 9:16 PM | Report abuse

The Teleprompter-in-Chief is a lying, coke snorting, pot addled, Chicago sewer rat and a socialist thug.

And that's putting it nicely...

Posted by: HostileKnowledge | September 11, 2009 9:16 PM | Report abuse

Here is a question for the media to ask Obama and/or his advisors: The President stated that illegal immigrants would not be covered by his plan. What do they intend to do if a pregnant illegal shows up in the emergency in childbirth labor? Do they intend to advise the illegal to go out into the field and deliver the baby herself? Or what about the fifty year old illegal who shows up in the ER with chest pain? Do they intend to send that person home? The point is that the current system of caring for illegals will be the same under his plan as now since our ERs (quite properly) will never refuse to care for these individuals. Since one third of the 47 million without health insurance are illegals, the Obama plan will fail to solve that problem. A solution might be to make these illegals "legal" and encourage them to purchase health insurance. However, the unions might not like the competition for jobs.

Posted by: levine17 | September 11, 2009 9:18 PM | Report abuse

Thank you, Joe!! Thank you for standing up for The People!

Posted by: Fish_Kungfu | September 11, 2009 9:18 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: 2xy4k9 | September 11, 2009 9:19 PM | Report abuse

Howdy Mark Levin!

Posted by: houston123 | September 11, 2009 9:20 PM | Report abuse

Way to go Joe. You didn't say anything that I haven't been screaming to my TV every time Mr. Obama is on. Come on everyone. Let's all contribute what we can to Joe's campaign!! We need to keep this guy in Congress.

Posted by: chbroussard | September 11, 2009 9:21 PM | Report abuse

I don't know why Rep. Joe Wilson is apologizing for interrupting Obama last night when he's lying to the American people on the floor of the US Congress. Obama stands infront of the American public in a highly anticpated prime time speech and continues to misrepresent the number of uninsured in America - "46 million" and insists that ObamaCare will not insure illegal aliens. This number has been debunked way back before the election, and the left continues to use it and inflate it every chance they get. The problem for Obama is that over 20% of his "46 million uninsured" are illegal aliens (9.7 million - US Census). This isn't a Clintonian "what the definition of 'is' is" twisting of rhetoric, and more serious than "I did not have sex with…". This is a carefully crafted obfiscation of the truth - or more simply - a lie. Joe Wilson is right, and we should honor him for having the balls to stand and say "The King has no clothes!" And as far as the honor and decorum of the halls of Congress, it stopped having that a long time ago.

Posted by: The_Bobfather | September 11, 2009 9:25 PM | Report abuse

Barru38... you nailed it! Dead on... Amen!

Posted by: landonmae | September 11, 2009 9:26 PM | Report abuse

I will donate to individuals like Wilson, but no more dollars to the linguini-spined GOP who forced him to apologize to the White House.

Posted by: stesse | September 11, 2009 9:27 PM | Report abuse

Joe Wilson, James O'Keefe, Hannah Giles, Matt Drudge, Glen Beck, and of course, El Rushbo.

We Conservatives DO HAVE FEELINGS!!!
...and I feel sorry for all you Liberals.

YOU JUST GOT SERVED !!!

Posted by: Rufus697 | September 11, 2009 9:27 PM | Report abuse

With the Drudge link you got all the rightwing dickheds crawling out of the woodwork on this one.

Posted by: irratical | September 11, 2009 9:28 PM | Report abuse

"We Conservatives DO HAVE FEELINGS!!!
...and I feel sorry for all you Liberals.

YOU JUST GOT SERVED !!!" Rufus

Alright Rufus!

Posted by: houston123 | September 11, 2009 9:29 PM | Report abuse

Wilson will never apologize on the house floor because he does not want to kill the golden goose. I can't wait for the Dems to pass their petty resolution next week because the donations to Wilson will go through the roof. People are getting pretty sick of the liberal hypocrites who try to demonize Republicans for displaying the same behavior that the Democrats wrote the book on years ago.

Go Joe! Keep on telling the Emperor that he has no clothes!

Posted by: laskfno | September 11, 2009 9:29 PM | Report abuse

Real Americans will get behind and back people that stand up. Wilson should never have sent an apology.
He's acccountable to Sc, not Buggs-lousi.

Posted by: jp111 | September 11, 2009 9:30 PM | Report abuse

I just contributed to Joe Wilson. My husband actually beat Wilson to the punch by about 10 minutes.

Posted by: nickelflipper | September 11, 2009 9:30 PM | Report abuse

Thanks Joe. I chipped in $50 yesterday. you spoke truth to power in a brief emotional moment. Mr. Obama called ANYONE who disagrees with him liars in a prepared speech fed to his TOTUS (Teleprompter of the United States).

Mr. Obama owes us all an apology.

Your Republican colleagues need to back off. You are the only there with any cajones.

Posted by: MarkPeterson-Houston | September 11, 2009 9:30 PM | Report abuse

Obama's speech was nothing but a string of lies. Even the CBO has said there is no law in the bill that would preclude illegals getting coverage.

Obama lies.

The only thing Wilson did wrong was to apologize to the lying jerk on the podium.

Posted by: rufous1 | September 11, 2009 9:33 PM | Report abuse

Way to go joe. In another few days you're going to be sitting pretty. Funny how the main stream media is fixating on his outburst, but no one wants to fact check whether Obama was lying or not...read 9/11 eight years later, and Is Obama a snake oil salesman? at.....http://cooperscopy.blogspot.com/

Posted by: ronsuev | September 11, 2009 9:34 PM | Report abuse

Though you might be kickin yourself for your spontaneous outburst I just
wanted to forward this to you: Message sent to the following recipients:
Senator Lautenberg Senator Menendez Representative Smith September 11,
2009 "Brendan Daly, a spokesman for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, said
Friday that party leaders decided they will likely move forward with a
resolution of disapproval against Wilson if he doesn't apologize to
Congress." Great! After Wilson's done YOU ALL can apologize to America for
the "mess" you've made. And Pelosi can go first.

And then I read this:

Negotiators on the Senate Finance Committee thought they'd already
resolved the question. That was before Republican Rep. Joe Wilson's shout
of "You lie!" as President Barack Obama said in a speech Wednesday that
illegal immigrants wouldn't be covered under his health plan. That led
senators to revisit the issue to make sure they have provisions in place
to enforce prohibitions against illegal residents getting federally
subsidized coverage.

So Rep Wilson you didn't do so badly. Brought the issue right up front
where it belongs. And who knows? Did the President lie? I'd rather this
be settled now, in black and white, before the taxpayers are steamrolled
once again..

Posted by: njtou | September 11, 2009 9:34 PM | Report abuse

"I'd rather this be settled now,
in black and white"
Sorry, he's both

Posted by: houston123 | September 11, 2009 9:36 PM | Report abuse

Pasty fat ass Republicans. HA!

Posted by: irratical | September 11, 2009 9:36 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Wilson only shouted out exactly what we've been shouting for months: HE LIES!!!! Myself, I wouldn't have shouted at him, I would have thrown my shoe.

Posted by: hrtuvau | September 11, 2009 9:37 PM | Report abuse

Obama scripted his accusation that those who oppose his health care takeover are liars.

Joe Wilson is a hero for telling the truth.

Posted by: HostileKnowledge | September 11, 2009 9:40 PM | Report abuse

If we reward crude we get crude. What a shame.

Posted by: kieferj001 | September 11, 2009 9:41 PM | Report abuse

I cannot think of a better enemies list for any South Carolina Republican to have than one that would include Nancy Pelosi, Barack Obama, and Harry Reid.

I say, let the jousting begin. Similar to attacks on Limbaugh and Beck, this too will be such good sport.

Posted by: pgould1 | September 11, 2009 9:42 PM | Report abuse

YAY!! Way to go Joe!!
I sent him some money, and I'm so glad to see that I wasn't alone!

Posted by: MissButterfly | September 11, 2009 9:43 PM | Report abuse

THANK YOU JOE WILSON!!! DO NOT APOLOGIZE ANYMORE! You spoke for the majority of Americans who have been frustrated and we are fighting for a VOICE!!! I live in California and am surrounded by liberals but my family and I are fighting the fight and we need people like you.

BTW-the look on Pelosi's face was worth every penny of the money I contributed to your campaign!

Posted by: hdmdpicn | September 11, 2009 9:45 PM | Report abuse

Wilson was correct, Obama lied. It was an artful lie and because of Sec 246 of HR 3200, some people will be confused by the lie. Wilson understands Sec 246 says the government will not pay doctors and hospitals for treating illegal aliens but there is no mechanism for doctors to screen out illegals. This means illegals will be treated and doctors will not be paid. Amendments were put forward to clear this up and the Democrats defeated the amendments. See the YouTube video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHmJozGYnjk

Posted by: RonInIrvine | September 11, 2009 9:46 PM | Report abuse

Oh, yea...for the first time I was grateful that cheeseball McCain wasn't our president either. The glowing smile on his face as Obama praised him was disgusting. Made me want to slap him!

Posted by: hdmdpicn | September 11, 2009 9:48 PM | Report abuse

BTW, I am all for a civil discussion. But how can one be civil when one knows the other person is lying? What is the civil thing to do? It is disrespectful to publicly call Obama a liar, but it is disrespectful to the American people not to point out he is lying. Obama is the one who needs to apologize to the American people. His lies are the reason for this dustup. If he would quit lying, it would not put honest Congressmen like Wilson is such a difficult position. President Obama, stop the lies!

Posted by: RonInIrvine | September 11, 2009 9:49 PM | Report abuse

Joe Wilson should NEVER have apologized for a damm thing! Nobody said BOO when Democrats were heckling Bush during his numerous State of the Union addresses. This was all meant to distract from Obama having to show the public the numbers on his plan, which inevitably will be outrageous, especially in this economy. Obama IS a liar (aka a lawyer).

Posted by: alan19 | September 11, 2009 9:50 PM | Report abuse

Thanks a million, Joe! Don't apologize to these dumb-o-rats, let them censure you. John Boehner and the GOP needs a spine to stand up with you. We should throw all RINOs under the bus, let the conservatives roll. We will take back this country in 2010.

Posted by: proudamericans | September 11, 2009 9:51 PM | Report abuse

It would be a real man bites dog story if the press ever investigated President Obama with even a tenth the effort they went after Joe the Plumber, Joe Wilson, or Bristol Palin. Or if you absolutely can't go after Obama, at least look into Charlie Rangel, Chris Dodd, or Van Jones. Or this thing called ACORN that gets billions of tax dollars from the Democrats.

Of course that wouldn't help the cause. But see how they blow up the "spanking" incident with the California state senator. That's not how they covered John Edwards who should be a bigger media target. What's the difference, why do they cover for one and expose the other? Because John Edwards - as a good Democrat - wants to raise your taxes and give it to unions and winos.

Posted by: RezkoLot | September 11, 2009 9:53 PM | Report abuse

Chicago politician - Democrat - Liar. What part of this don't you understand?

Posted by: decodenny | September 11, 2009 9:55 PM | Report abuse

I have not yet donated money to Joe Wilson. But here is my solem vow: If the dems censor Wison, I will not only donate, I will email every contact I have and ask them to donate as well

Posted by: ac7880 | September 11, 2009 9:55 PM | Report abuse

The only problem I have, with what Joe Wilson did, was it gave the Democrats and the Washington Post the opportunity to completely skip over what the President said and use this as the issue of the day.

The President of the United States loses over 16,000 people and no one questions him on it, no one. How does that happen?

We know the Washington Post has never gone after Democrats for the way they treated George Bush so I would expect them to give Republicans a little leeway in their treatment of Obama. Let's face it, Mr. Congeniality was exactly a tower of Bi-partisanship during his speech, but you couldn't expect the Post to point that out either.

So, all you Post folk, your "macaca" moment is over, time for you to actually start doing your job and analyze the President's speech and explain why Joe Wilson is wrong. Oh, by the way, point out how the Senate covered up for the President today inserting legislation so the bill can't cover illegal aliens.

Posted by: bflat879 | September 11, 2009 9:56 PM | Report abuse

If some of you say your sending money donations to Mr. Wilson, that's great. But don't forget your local Con. or Sen. that will need money to take over the House & Senate in 2010.

Many of us in South Florida are having BBQ Fundraiser Parties for the GOP Folks down here. At 200.00 a head it includes a Band & Dancing, all you can eat. If you really want some change to get the Country back, go to the taxpayers and workers who make this Country run. Not the free hand-Out Folks waiting for the next wellfair check to get here.

Posted by: inventour | September 11, 2009 9:58 PM | Report abuse

ALON1 "The new rule seems to be that a Congressman can heckle the president if they think he's lying. So be it. Sooner or later there will a Republican president and this outrage will be repaid."
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oh of course when President Bush was booed loudly during one of his speeches by democrats that is all right. If you conduct some research you will find there were many times during sessions the democrats were hissing and booing at Bush. So give me a break.

Kudos to Mr. Wilson. Hopefully it will give the Republicans some backbone and they will start to stand up for themselves. (and I am a Republican). obama couldn't tell the truth if his life depended upon it - we don't even know what his real name is (it isn't barack obama) or where he was born. we do know he hates this country and wants to destroy it. He wants to control everything to suit his agenda of turning us into a socialist society that he and his communist czars can control. (check out their backgrounds almost everyone is a socialist or communist) Once this happens he will have successfully circumvented the system and the congress and senate will become null and void. We cannot allow this to happen. This man should be impeached, but as long as the MSM still get tingles up their legs, the public will continue to believe the lies. I believe I can make a great guess in that a lot of democrats better brush off their resume because they won't be in office ater the next election.

Posted by: MKB1 | September 11, 2009 10:01 PM | Report abuse

Hey Joe,Thanks for having the nads to tell the Liar in chief that we are on to him!I wish i still lived in SC so I could vote for you.Keep up the good work.

Posted by: bellsheadboy56 | September 11, 2009 10:03 PM | Report abuse

YEAH!!! Where can I contribute! These are the kind of people I want to straighten this country out! Woooo! Go Joe!

Posted by: lunchbox1 | September 11, 2009 10:06 PM | Report abuse

NO, he should NOT have waited. That is the McCain "respect" strategy. Say it when no one will hear it? Fagetaboutit! Say it now and then and later and say it loud. The dems lie and lie and lie and lie and a lot of people when I point it out say "well, if it was a lie they couldn't say it" yes, people are that stupid. they need to be shown the truth when they are looking. they watch 4,5,6 hours of entertainment shows a day and have "doctors" and "policemen" and "lawyers" and "intelligent beings from space" for crying out loud spout dem propaganda and research has PROVEN again and again that video can shut off the reasoning centers of the brain. The brain, when involved in a tv show, does not go "wait a minute. this guy isn't REALLY a doctor. " House IS a doctor to them in that unthinking hypnotic state, just like when you get people to chant chant chant change now change now change now for an hour waiting for a speaker they are HYPNOTIZED and will believe anything they are told. just LOOK what they elected. would a person that was awake and thinking elect a man with 3 years in the senate who never sponsored a bill, who chaired the Afghanistan committe and never held a meeting although he campaigned saying that Afghan. was the war we should be fighting, would a person that was awake make him president? N O.

Posted by: flyingtree | September 11, 2009 10:06 PM | Report abuse

Hey Joe! When Nazi Palosi tell you to apologize on the House Floor for your remark; tell her what Brigadier Gen. Anthony Mc Auliffe told the Germans at the Battle of the Bulge when he was told to serender,"Nuts!"

Posted by: bglmngr | September 11, 2009 10:08 PM | Report abuse

http://www.bloggingstocks.com/2009/09/05/job-market-expected-to-recover-in-2014/
Job market expected to recover in 2014

Obama says the economy is recovering. He is a bald faced LIAR!!! And the jobs won't return in 2014 with Obama's fecal socialist hands at the economy's reins.

Obama is doing everything in his power to destroy the free market and our freedoms.

He said we should look at who he associates himself with. Well, take a look!

The Honduras SUPREME COURT ousted Zelayas for violating that country's constitution. So what does Obama do? He aligns himself with Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro in an effort to install a dictator wannabe. As well, he cut off $11 million in aid to these poverty stricken people. God Bless Honduras and Hondurans. Obama, Chavez and Castro will all burn in hell!

Obama is the antithesis to everything that is honorable and good. He is EVIL from the top of his head to the bottom of his feet.

His "czars" are a who's who of radical socialists - misfits and lunatics - maggots who have no ends to accomplish other than their own warped visions.

Marx would be proud of Obama. I suggest that from now forward that Obama should be addressed as Comrade Obama. It's much more befitting his ideological identity.

COMRADE OBAMA!!!

Posted by: HostileKnowledge | September 11, 2009 10:09 PM | Report abuse

Thank you Senator Wilson!!!! Brave man to stand up to that jerk. I applaud you and wish you the very best. He is a LIAR and you were right to say so.

Posted by: nancycato | September 11, 2009 10:13 PM | Report abuse

I want to sincerely thank Joe for having the bravery to call it like it is.

What people need to understand is that Obama uses words to outsmart and beguile people. He leaves enough wiggle room in each sentence just like a typical lawyer does, to make it hard to prove he is lying.

Whats worse is he is deceiving people. He tried pulling the public in by saying just a few days before the speech that there would be no public option. Then when you listen to the speech, he seems to suggest that is still very viable. He plays both sides of the fence, and shifts like a fart in the wind.

Its really sickening how he uses his intellect and oratorical skills to basically get away with murder.

You know one other thing he really gets people on. He loves to lambast his opponents by saying alls they do is try to scare people and suggest they are the ones bickering and fighting, rather than doing honest debate. Problem with that statement is he and the democrats dont want or allow honest debate.

So he throws this garbage out there, making it like anyone against him is just slinging mud. Nothing could be further from the truth. He won't allow honest debate because he knows his side of the debate doesn't hold water when put up to the real light of scrutiny.

His plans will no doubt costs trillions that we don't have. His plans will involve more government interference in our lives, not less. There is not one item in his plan that truly demonstrates that the reform will lower costs.

Again, nothing in the plan shows any details or methods about how costs will be lowered. Its all rhetorical mumbo jumbo just like his speeches are.

What makes him think he is the only one who wants more healthcare for people. He acts like republicans are against that. That is not true. Republicans and many demoncrats want to do rightfor the american people, but they know the reality of reform comes in incremental changes that will lower costs. Whats wrong with at least first getting people catastrophic coverege. That is what people lack, and its those tough illnesses that wipe people out. and that won't cost trillions or even billions of taxpayer money.

Thats only one example. Alls I know, is Im so sick of obama and pelosi and all those people who just lie lie lie lie. They are dogs, and when you lie with dogs you get fleas. When you lie with these dogs you will get fleeced out of your hard earned money.

Joe Im in chicago, but i will send you my money for your campaign. You are doign teh right thing. Now help us get obama impeached !

Posted by: zbigkid | September 11, 2009 10:14 PM | Report abuse

Joe Wilson is a man's man and not the normal wimp in politics. This is the type of person I want running my country. Thanks Joe for the courage to speak out and the guts to not apologize. We need more white males like you in politics that will speak out and not sit there and listen to all the drivel coming out of the oval office.

Posted by: alhmiel | September 11, 2009 10:14 PM | Report abuse

read you history.they used to have fist fights in the Congress as well as challenges to duels and gun fights........... civility.since when has the Dems used that word... hell I didn't think they even knew the word existed...... I will be contributing to Mr. wilsons campaign next pay check.. can you get me a "T" time in your fair state? Being from Kalifornia, it's nice to see a pol that has some "huevos"...

Posted by: cebenes | September 11, 2009 10:15 PM | Report abuse

And those moron liberals thought 2010 was going to be a pushover for them. Remember when they started telling us "we won - shut up"?? DID WE???? Bleep NO!

Just for the record.. the Obammy sin of omission is that illegals by dummycrat sponsored FEDERAL LAW cannot be refused treatment. They are not in the bill... THEY DON'T HAVE TO BE!!!!! We STILL PAY.

Posted by: DickTuck | September 11, 2009 10:15 PM | Report abuse

I watched the Youtube video posted by Steveb777 and thought,"Hmm,what are the classic signs that people that lie show(subconsciously)?" Obama shows the "mouth guard" and the "nose touch" that are dead giveaways,if you know what to look for.He is trying to deceive us...After all,didn't he "promise" to have the health care discussion shown on CSPAN and have the American people involved?It's been one lie after another and Congressman Wilson just couldn't take it anymore!!!Start paying attention to Obama when he talks.You can find all sorts of info on this by Googling "lie gestures".Thank you,Congressman Wilson for telling the truth!

Posted by: Tabbysmom | September 11, 2009 10:16 PM | Report abuse

I'm with you mynav2k. Let’s employ the novel idea of the free market in our campaign contributions. No more $$ to the spineless RNC. The candidate that stands up to runaway intrusive government gets my hard earned money and vote, Republican OR Democrat.

Posted by: Sheltiman | September 11, 2009 10:18 PM | Report abuse

Do you remember Gen. George Patton?
He is known for slapping a GI for cowardice and he apologized for it.
Rep. Joe Wilson will be remembered for telling Barack H. Obama "You lie!", that he has no clothes.
Soon Dr. Orly Taitz will prove too that Obama is not even U.S. citizen and is not eligible to be U.S. president.

Posted by: rajska | September 11, 2009 10:21 PM | Report abuse

Yes, what Joe Wilson said was the only honest thing we heard in the presidents speach. But do Conservatives really think that the Republicans will field a conservative as the party candidate in 2012? The Rino Republicans are already counting on liberals voting in Republican primaries and electing another liberal for their candidate. We will be back to the same old which is the "lesser of two liberals" as our choice for voting in 2012. Conservatives need to take back the Republican party before they can even hope of rescuing this country from the socialists. This may require voting third party until the RINOs are no longer running the Republican Party. Send money directly to the candidates that truely represent your views. Boycott the "Party" until it is under "new management".

Posted by: MrGOP | September 11, 2009 10:23 PM | Report abuse

I donated $100 to him today and I live in NJ. I found his donation site through an email from an online newspaper site which I monitor. Hopefully he can close the gap on the Democrat.

C'mon conservatives. I am laid off and I found the money. It's worth it. Any guy who stands up to Barrack the liar is a friend of mine.

Posted by: worlok | September 11, 2009 10:24 PM | Report abuse

Congressman Wilson has shown himself to be totally unfit to serve in Congress. What good can one honest man be mingling with that herd of thieves and cowards? Forget Congress, America would be far better served with him in the White House! The Republican Party is in shambles simply because all the "R" candidates have shown themselves to be nothing more than Liberal Sycophants. I think that the sound of "President Wilson" has a very nice ring to it.

Posted by: eagan1705 | September 11, 2009 10:27 PM | Report abuse

Dude said the Emporor has no clothes. Rock on Miller.

Posted by: DaMan2 | September 11, 2009 10:27 PM | Report abuse

BRAVO!!! Congressman Wilson... I'm only sorry that he apologized. Dingy Harry Reid called President Bush a liar and he NEVER apologized. I called Congressman Wilson's SC office this morning and stated how GREAT his outburst was. He represented the feelings of the majority of Americans.

DONATE $$$$$ to his campaign and show the socialists that Republicans are fully behind Wilson.

Posted by: RickBlaine1 | September 11, 2009 10:27 PM | Report abuse

Once again the Democrats and the Media have a double standard.

Flashback: Democrats Boo Bush At 2005 State Of The Union

President George W. Bush is booed and heckled by Democrats at his 2005 State of the Union address.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2009/09/10/flashback_democrats_boo_bush_at_2005_state_of_the_union.html

Posted by: bpardee | September 11, 2009 10:29 PM | Report abuse

YEEHAW! Finally someone in that Congress that has the you know whats to tell it like it is.... one big lie after another. No wonder that president needs his teleprompters. He's got to move his head back and forth to read his lies instead of memorizing them and looking us in the face. Thanks Joe Wilson for speaking up.

Posted by: bubba_n_texas | September 11, 2009 10:31 PM | Report abuse

Obama was lying and Wilson was telling the truth. Seems pretty cut and dried to me. Obama is the one that should be apologizing - and apologizing to America for his lies and half truths.

Posted by: fenoy | September 11, 2009 10:31 PM | Report abuse

Thank you Rep. Wilson!!!!

You should have added a word from Van Jones vocabulary also.


Posted by: playfair109 | September 11, 2009 10:41 PM | Report abuse

Joe Wilson spoke the mind of the American people; he will continue to and thereby win and win, and win.

I counted so many lies I had to stop counting as this man has trashed the office even worse than Bill Clinton. I never thought I'd miss Bill Clinton, but Barack Obama, or whoever he is, has made that come true. God save America from this Communist hate monger.

Posted by: adrianvance | September 11, 2009 10:42 PM | Report abuse

I laughed so hard I nearly choked when the scum traitors behind the JOKER twitched their heads simultaneously toward the one American in the room! Fugly mugs anyway- but that disdain and pain combined on the witch of the western bay's face was priceless. The only thing more entertaining would have been if ten or twenty CIA folks stormed in with phosphorous grenades, testing the jury system out. That would have kept America laughing for years. But, that would have endangered Joe....

Posted by: starvingactor | September 11, 2009 10:44 PM | Report abuse

Go Joe Wilson:) I am very proud that someone actually stepped up to the plate and said what a lot of people have been thinking/wanting to say for a long time! Mr Wilson is our voice and I hope in the future others will pipe up as well. I wish that they had during the election and it probably would have gone differently. The GOP is too much into being politically correct these days. I didn't agree with everything during the Bush administration, but I do like the straight talk that he and Cheaney do (which is what a lot of people don't like about them). What Obama says sounds pretty, but it is all lies (which the teleprompter tells him to say:)

Posted by: mom2_3boys | September 11, 2009 10:45 PM | Report abuse

By reading these posts we see that republicans are still mostly braindead...they can't read, they dont' understand what they read, AND IF IT HAS TO DO WITH THE DEMOCRATS, they won't believe the truth when they read it...how darn dumb ignorant and stupid can you get when it says right in the bill...when it has been published, when it has been shown on TV in the papers and on the internet that....illegal aliens won't be covered. And they still jiggle and jump and hump and say Joe Wilson told the truth..gee what a bunch of losers, no wonder real Americans who are republicans are leaving that low class party by the droves.

Posted by: msealock

When are people like you ever going to understand that proof of citizenship will never be a requirement. It is so easy for the Democrats to lie because their followers believe everything they say regardless of how ridiculous it is.

Posted by: liberty4usa | September 11, 2009 10:46 PM | Report abuse

The right decimated America, now when the left is trying to heal and repair, the right insults, heckles and profanes. Wilson typifies the worst of the worst and is unrepentent and ignorant.

Posted by: ruralcanuk | September 11, 2009 10:46 PM | Report abuse

I live in IL, and I will be giving my share to make sure this guy gets reelected. Hell, he may be on the big ticket in a couple of years. Rep. Wilson, you are completely right.

Posted by: jeditanker72 | September 11, 2009 10:51 PM | Report abuse

Joe Wilson is my Hero.

The emperor has no clothes, humility, or birth certificate.

3 strikes.....................and he's OUT!

Posted by: dbs313 | September 11, 2009 10:54 PM | Report abuse

Obama is a liar.

He constantly lies--on healthcare, by playing a shell game with bills scattered around congress and his bill--which no one has ever seen.

Why the Democrats defend him is bizarre.

He's lied on 90% of his liberal pledges ie, out of Iraq, Afghan masterplan, "killing" Osama, remissions, torture, on and on and on.

John Kerry and W Bush showed their college records. Why won't Obama? Are his academic awards and honors all phony too?

Where's the birth certificate?

Posted by: chazz60 | September 11, 2009 10:57 PM | Report abuse

Why is it so hard to believe that out of 535 people elected to serve us that at least one could have the spine, temerity and will to say what everyone else knows to be true? Obama is a lying thieving piece of Chicago trash and he has bankrupted the country. He is the fifth column and useful idiots elected this moron. McLame told Joe to apologize but the old RINO should learn when to speak and when to keep the festering gob shut. Be sure to email Joe and thank him. Be sure to go to GOP.COM and tell the leadership they are a bunch of gutless, spinless neutered house cats that aren't worth a plugged nickel.

Posted by: RedRuffansore | September 11, 2009 11:01 PM | Report abuse

So basically Representative Joe Wilson has succeeded in bringing nearly two million private dollars into his district and got people on the left to pour a million dollars into a race that he has almost no chance of losing. Sounds like a win for Joe Wilson and his district all around to me.

Posted by: Question_Assumptions | September 11, 2009 11:01 PM | Report abuse

This article has a direct link to the OPPONENT's campaign
contribution page? The DEMOCRATIC opponent ... NO link to the target of
the story. No bias in the MSM, none at all, wink, wink, nudge, nudge.
Link both, or link neither.

Posted by: Hanky | September 11, 2009 11:05 PM | Report abuse

Joe Wilson is my new HERO! I hope he will stick to his guns with no more apology.
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU......... and a million more. Don't Back Down JOE; We need you on that wall and we want you on that wall! Make it happen!
Semper FI!

Posted by: Tacticalkid | September 11, 2009 11:09 PM | Report abuse

Here in California my former party has killed our prosperity, murdered our hope and smashed our children's opportunity. We've pre-Obama-ized the nation, leading the O'Pied Piper's way to national calamity. Once we believed this enviro-Dem non-sense constantly hewn by MSM, whose lies have purchased false Demo election victories. Joe is our hero for side-stepping MSM deception by openly saying we know about Obama's Chicago-style corruption.

I'm surprised this MSM operative publishes these truthful statements from We The People.

Posted by: Miguel3 | September 11, 2009 11:11 PM | Report abuse

Joe Wilson and his family may very well need protection in the form of professional and armed guards. The huffington post is diplaying his address, he and his wifes phone numbers, and other personal info. I applaud you Joe Wilson, but please be vigilant, and watch your back, because you and your family's well being could very well be endangered. If something happens to Joe Wilson and his family it will be WAR, and it won't be very civil. Then again, maybe it will be...........Civil War?

Posted by: dbs313 | September 11, 2009 11:12 PM | Report abuse

Joe Wilson is the man of the hour among those who are still free-thinking and right in their minds -- and he is now catapulted into being a political household name. And all he had to do was UTTER THE TRUTH and have the guts to do it at an optimum moment. Imagine that! A politician telling it like it is, with the bark on. He called that cozening liar Obama out. Two simple words: "YOU LIE." Cuts through all the detestable BS. Good for Joe Wilson.

Posted by: finsher771 | September 11, 2009 11:15 PM | Report abuse

Rep Wilson speaks the truth. And if Pelosi and company decide they want to hear him apologize on the floor of the Jouse, I suggest that Rep Wilson ask Rep Charlie Rangel to walk with him to the microphone. Hand the mic to Charlie and say, "You first." Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha . YOU ROCK, Joe!!!

Posted by: JoeCollins1 | September 11, 2009 11:24 PM | Report abuse

Joe Wilson for President!
or
Palin/Wilson 2012 !!!!!

The truthful:
G Washington: "I cannot tell a lie!"
Joe Wilson: "You lie!"

The sad:
BJ Clinton: "Depends on the meaning of is."
B Hussein Obama: "No coverage for illegals...no coverage for abortion...no death panels...keep your coverage...transparency...no lobbyists in my admin...stop the wars...unemployment won't go over 8%...never heard Rev. Wright speak like that...57 states...Bill Ayers who?...I was born in Hawaii..."

Posted by: hank29 | September 11, 2009 11:26 PM | Report abuse

You should not have to apologize on behalf of your constituents.. Obama and Congress are not truthful.. they have yet to show the citizens a copy of the draft in plain English .. I will not support the health care reform until the verbage has been revised and abortion support has been eliminated.. REWRITE, OR LET IT GO. PLAIN ENGLISH.. HALF OF THE CONSTITUENTS ARE DID NOT GRADUATE PASS 12 THE GRADE AND DON'T UNDER STATE LEGISLATION TALK..

Posted by: jjlmd4u | September 11, 2009 11:29 PM | Report abuse

Bravo to Joe Wilson for being the ONLY Republican with the cajones to speak his mind. As far as I'm concerned he owes NO ONE an apology especially Nancy Pelosi. I sent off to Wilson One Hundred Dollars and if I had a deeper bank account he would've received a hell of a lot more. Oh, and as for Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid: F YOU TOO!!

Posted by: rfrancismatthew | September 11, 2009 11:30 PM | Report abuse

I don't know which is more discouraging the fatuous and nearly bankrupt idiot Joe Wilson, or the pigs who cheer him on. If only the supporters of the right would see that their leaders would hang them out to dry for a thirty thousand dollar big pharma donation and that they could give a rat's ass about family values, unless by that you mean date raping a constituent's underage daughter (or son, in the case of a Foley or Craig,) back at C Street. Congratulations! You make your country so very proud.

Posted by: CTSadler | September 11, 2009 11:40 PM | Report abuse

God Bless Joe Wilson for having the courage to tell the "KING" he has no clothes!

The Difference between Eddie Murphy in "Trading Places" and Obama in "I won" is, Eddie Murphy "Got It"!

Obama moved into the White-House and is raping and pillaging the public! Yet you have this "Group of Idiots" who, every morning, drink the Kool Aid and buy the line! What really suck is that the people that end up rescuing and bailing them out will be those of us who "Aren't Kissing Obamas Ass"

I am a Texan who is Pro Secession.......I believe in Abortion to the degree that we "Abort the rest of the Union" AND, any Texan who buys the BS, I'll Pay them to Leave!!!

God Bless the America our Founding Fathers Envisioned!

Posted by: ProudAmerican5 | September 11, 2009 11:50 PM | Report abuse

Why is there no link to Joe Wilson's website? Why only to Miller's?

Bias????

Posted by: jasjfarrell | September 11, 2009 11:51 PM | Report abuse

Mr Wilson. Never apologize to pelosi and her ilk. Please go to the floor and look straight in pelosi's eyes and tell her to apologize to the american people for continually degrading them. Then tell harry reed to apologize for calling Bush a liar.

Posted by: timm4322 | September 11, 2009 11:55 PM | Report abuse

Thank You, Joe Wilson!!! You are the only person in Congress with the courage to call a Liar a Liar. Don't you dare apologize, speaking the truth does not require apologies. You heard all of us at home screaming "You Lie" at the TV and voiced what you heard.
Everyone send money to Joe instead of the GOP-they, along with RINO McCain enabled the Joker to win.

Posted by: Ruffin1 | September 11, 2009 11:55 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: emptysee | September 12, 2009 12:00 AM | Report abuse

I am 43 years old and I sent money to Rep Wilson. It's the first time in my life that I have ever donated to a politician. I live in the San Francisco Bay Area, and my views mean nothing to the elected officials here or the newspapers here or the tv stations here. When I write letters to the local newspapers, they never get published. When I post to local newspaper websites, they always get deleted. I am tired of having journalists say they speak "truth to power" but meaning that they only report good news for liberal/left viewpoints and bad news about anyone who disagrees.

I don't make much money, but for the first time in a long time, it looks like I have seen one man stand up for me. And I will stand up for him. I will send more money as soon as I can.

Posted by: ulno13 | September 12, 2009 12:05 AM | Report abuse

Comrade Obama MUST RESIGN!

Posted by: HostileKnowledge | September 12, 2009 12:10 AM | Report abuse

Why can't we settle these political disputes like in the good ole days.
On the morning of July 11, 1804, Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr raised their dueling pistols and took aim. Hamilton, the former secretary of the treasury, and Vice President Burr were longstanding political rivals and personal enemies. Burr might have been the president instead of vice president, had it not been for Hamilton's interference. When the Electoral College deadlocked in the election of 1800, Hamilton's maneuvering in the House of Representatives caused Thomas Jefferson to be named President and Burr Vice President.
When Burr's term as vice president was almost over, he ran for governor of New York. Hamilton, once again, prevented Burr from winning by opposing his candidacy.
Burr retaliated by challenging Hamilton to a duel.
Standing on the heights of Weehawken, New Jersey, Hamilton and Burr fired their pistols. Some people said that Hamilton purposely missed Burr. Burr's shot, however, fatally wounded Hamilton, leading to his death the following day.

Aaron Burr escaped unharmed. But harsh criticism and animosity directed toward him would bring about an end to his political career and force him into a self-imposed exile.

He died in 1836 in Staten Island, New York, never having apologized to Hamilton's family.

We could put the duals on PPV and all proceeds would go toward our national debt. Which stood at $11,799,945,699,661.61 (that reads eleven trillion seven hundred ninety nine billion nine hundred forty five million six hundred ninety nine thousand six hundred sixty one dollars and sixty one cents) as of 12 Sep 2009 at 04:04:47 AM GMT.

The estimated population of the United States is 306,904,410
so each citizen's share of this debt is $38,448.28.

I say "Get dualing boys and girls".


info from americaslibrary.gov, wikipedia,US national debt clock, me, et al.

Posted by: dbs313 | September 12, 2009 12:13 AM | Report abuse

*** W I L S O N ... FOR ... P R E S I D E N T ***

...need I say more....

Posted by: friendlymanfromtexas | September 12, 2009 12:18 AM | Report abuse

Rep. Wilson has disgraced his state, and the institution of Congress and the Presidency.

He is despicable, but unsurprisingly so given his noxious and dangerous views. Fortunately, his outburst made this evident to all the American people on Wednesday night.

Posted by: Oomingmak | September 12, 2009 12:20 AM | Report abuse

Thank you, Joe Wilson. It had to be said aloud about the president. My contribution will be in the mail shortly.

Posted by: prattsr1 | September 12, 2009 12:26 AM | Report abuse

Republican is French for trailer trash.
Clearly it's time for the North to head back down south and issue another ass whippin'. Pretty soon the filth will be screaming to bring back separate drinking fountains. God what a riot. Hey cooter, roll off your sister and let out the dog!

Posted by: Original1 | September 12, 2009 12:34 AM | Report abuse

"Why can't we settle these political disputes like in the good ole days."

Too much estrogen in the water. How else do you explain the party in power?

Posted by: stemkowskip | September 12, 2009 12:34 AM | Report abuse

I am sorry Joe that it took me so long to send you my support...Your website was jammed. Keep speaking the truth...Oh yes, the rumor is that you will be on the Rush Limbaugh show Monday...I look forward to hearing you.

Posted by: ringmaster76120 | September 12, 2009 12:35 AM | Report abuse

Oomingmak opined:

"Rep. Wilson has disgraced his state, and the institution of Congress and the Presidency. He is despicable, but unsurprisingly so given his noxious and dangerous views. Fortunately, his outburst made this evident to all the American people on Wednesday night."

You never heard of him prior to Wednesday night. When you did, you thought the media was talking about Mr. Valerie Plame.

Posted by: stemkowskip | September 12, 2009 12:44 AM | Report abuse

I am so happy someone had the guts to speak out... maybe it wasn't at the most appropriate time, but I would sure like to hear more honesty come from our elected officials...

Posted by: golo8 | September 12, 2009 12:47 AM | Report abuse

Isn't it amazing how the Democrats go on and on about Mr. Wilson for uttering TWO WORDS. They demand that he apologize, threaten him with censure, for TWO WORDS. Huffington Post publicizes his personal information for TWO WORDS. Writers analyze his political beliefs and conclude that he is a racist on the basis of TWO WORDS. Is anyone else scared by this totalitarian response to TWO WORDS?

Posted by: KTMR1 | September 12, 2009 12:47 AM | Report abuse

Where was the outrage when Harry Reid called President George W Bush a loser, AND a liar IN FRONT OF a bunch of school kids???

The hypocracy is mind numbing, and unbelievable.

Posted by: dbs313 | September 12, 2009 12:57 AM | Report abuse

Mr wilson do not say your sorry, if the shoe was on the other foot the libs would run you for president. The bigO does lie and i would not be surprised if he resigns before his term is over.

Posted by: xrayman7555 | September 12, 2009 1:08 AM | Report abuse

Joe Wilson/Joe the Plumber-------my 2 Joe heroes of the age!

Posted by: marcjoan | September 12, 2009 1:10 AM | Report abuse

A RECESSION is when your neighbor loses his job.
A DEPRESSION is when YOU lose your job.
A RECOVERY is when Obama cream of crap loses his! Should Joe Wilson appologize for being honest? HELL NO! More money is coming your way Joe........and soon!

Posted by: rfrancismatthew | September 12, 2009 1:17 AM | Report abuse

So many sermons, diatribes, and crazy opinions. Way to Go Congressman Wilson. Where do I make contributions.

Posted by: rustycleet | September 12, 2009 1:24 AM | Report abuse

Joe Wilson/Joe the Plumber-------my 2 Joe heroes of the age!

Posted by: marcjoan
Don't forget the hard working, tax paying, America loving............Joe Six-pack.

My 3 favorite Joe's.

Posted by: dbs313 | September 12, 2009 1:29 AM | Report abuse

Joe Wilson embarrassed himself and the country. As a military guy he should know better not to disrespect the commander-in-chief. You salute the rank not the man.

He got so passionate about this one topic?? Illigal Aliens? Really? Kicking them out is what get's him up in the morning? really? So much so that he had to denegrate the sacred chamber of congress to call the president a liar? He couldn't wait? Wow, he must really hate Latinos....which is a great strategy to win back the White House...right..right.

Wilson is a tool

Posted by: burgundee | September 12, 2009 1:35 AM | Report abuse

http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2009/09/11/2065287.aspx

MSDNC even reports that Wilson is right and the White House admits the bill needs to be amended to prevent illegals from getting Obamacare. Do any of you Dems think that, perhaps, your folks have not really read this bill? Even your president (not mine) is not apparently familiar with the bill.

Posted by: jdean10 | September 12, 2009 2:00 AM | Report abuse

Original1:

Keep in mind that the GOP (Lincoln) went to the South to whup the racist Democrats and to emancipate the slaves. Even in 1964 the Democrats voted against the Civil Rights Act, but the GOP carried the day (just ask Robert Byrd who tried to filibuster it).

As a Republican and a northerner, I say to you: you're welcome. I would also say that perhaps the next time a Civil War occurs, the South and Midwest will liberate the North and the Left Coast.

Posted by: jdean10 | September 12, 2009 2:06 AM | Report abuse

39% of Americans believe in evolution. My god. America, with all it's nuclear weapons, and yet it's lack of understanding of science, evolution, and thus, reality, will soon destroy the world. It's inevitable.

I'm joining the Russian side. Its politicians are batshiat insane, but at least the electorate is smart enough to know to just get drunk.

In America, it's the electorate that's batshiat insane.

Didn't used to be that way. The things that made the country great, are gone.

The wrong side one. The end is near. Bye bye, USA.

Posted by: crispyorganic | September 12, 2009 2:08 AM | Report abuse

Reelect Palin-Jones 2016.

Posted by: HostileKnowledge | September 12, 2009 2:22 AM | Report abuse

Well, there may be hope for us yet. While the left wingers and radicals are ponying up bucks for their candidate, the conservatives are apparntly doing the same. With even money, it will come down to the issues at election time. Question is, do the voters of South Carolina want the socialist agenda that the Democrats are pushing, or will they rally to the "Retake America" revolution that is coming across the land? What say you South Carolina?

Posted by: Lpar | September 12, 2009 2:50 AM | Report abuse

Mr. Wilson was right and wrong on what he said. The message was right, it was where and when he said it that was wrong. The left in America says "do what we say, not what we do". It's ok for the dem's to say what they want, however it's not ok for the gop to say what they want. With 95% of the media behind the President where's the free press? The press is sleeping in the pockets of the White House. After all, the press, the left, the unions, and the White House feel they're much more smarter than the rest of Americans. Sad.

Posted by: Blue_Navy | September 12, 2009 3:16 AM | Report abuse

Historically, this is much ado about nothing as much worse has happened on the floor of the Senate. In May of 1856, another South Carolinian, a pro-slavery Democrat (remember folks, the GOP was the party of Lincoln, the Great Emancipator) named Preston Brooks, beat Massachusetts Senator Charles Sumner, an ardent abolitionist, savagely about the head with his cane. The reason was that Sumner had, in the previous few days, delivered a speech in which he had spoken harshly of South Carolina and its practice of slavery in general, and fellow Senator Andrew Pickens Butler of South Carolina in particular, whom, according to Sumner’s assailant Brooks, was a kinsmen of Brooks, and recuperating from a stroke and so in no condition to defend himself, either from Sumner’s verbal assault, or, in the practice of the day, to seek satisfaction in the form of a duel. Brooks broke his cane over Sumner’s head. So admired was his action in the South, that his supporters helped him by sending hundreds of new canes instead of the cash that has been sent to Representative Wilson for saying what many wish they had the courage to say.

The sort of overheated rhetoric and recriminations that are flying about the halls of Congress these days pales in comparison to that which found its way into people’s ears in the years ramping up to the Civil War. We aren’t there yet, but I fear that if this Congress and this Administration continue to try to shove half-baked, socialist leaning ideas down the throats of an electorate that nationally leans center-right, they are going find out if Thomas Jefferson’s admonition that the tree of liberty requires refreshment from time to time with the blood of tyrants and patriots has any currency.

Posted by: desertswo | September 12, 2009 3:19 AM | Report abuse

Obama will never apologie for trying to run a country like he stirred up minorities as a Community Activist that's a given.

Mr. Wilson should not have apologized but understand why he did. He has class unlike Harry Reid calling Bush names etc.

What was pathetic and shameful was the Ninconpoop McCain going off on Mr. Wilson, seeing the GOP throw this guy under the bus because they are too timid - that friends, warrants an apology, to us.

Apologize to Obama? - Never

Posted by: Hammerhead11 | September 12, 2009 3:28 AM | Report abuse

"God forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion. The people cannot be all, and always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented, in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions, it is lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty... And what country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not warned from time to time, that this people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to the facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure."
~ Thomas Jefferson

Posted by: HostileKnowledge | September 12, 2009 3:34 AM | Report abuse

If America's Founding Fathers could be alive today to witness what is going on, arrest warrants would be issued to hunt them down and they would be prosecuted for sedition.

Posted by: HostileKnowledge | September 12, 2009 3:38 AM | Report abuse

WaPo, could you give me a link to Mr. Wilson's fundraising website like you did for Mr. Miller so I can donate to him? Thanks!

Posted by: conversefive | September 12, 2009 3:53 AM | Report abuse


Why don't we have a better press?

Here is what Obama said

"There are also those who claim that our reform efforts would insure illegal immigrants. This, too, is false. The reforms -- the reforms I'm proposing would not apply to those who are here illegally."

Here is an exact quote from the proposal

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


Posted by: T_Dubya | September 12, 2009 4:03 AM | Report abuse

Way to go Joe! It's about time we had a man in DC with true passion. Don't get distracted, and stick to your guns!

Posted by: imaaden | September 12, 2009 4:09 AM | Report abuse

You racist fascits are a joke. Spare us your hate. If you want a race war.. BRING IT ON!!!! You few racist American crackers will be DESTROYED and then the world will know a peace like NEVER before.

Posted by: Crackerplease1 | September 12, 2009 4:43 AM | Report abuse

Dear Crackerplease1,

Go back to your crack pipe and STFU!

Posted by: HostileKnowledge | September 12, 2009 4:47 AM | Report abuse

@ Hostileknowledge. Quit hiding behind your computer cracker. Make yourself know coward!! Anytime!! Any place!!

Posted by: Crackerplease1 | September 12, 2009 4:48 AM | Report abuse

Dear Crackerplease1,

Try installing a small window pane in your belly. This way, as your head slides even further up your a$$, you can look out to see what's going on in the rest of the world.

Posted by: HostileKnowledge | September 12, 2009 4:53 AM | Report abuse

Go, Joe! You were correct, Obama was lying.

Look what the White House put out with their Friday night dump!!!

"Today, for the first time as far as we know, the administration is backing a provision that would require proof of citizenship before someone could enroll in a plan selected on the exchange."

WH On Health Care, Illegal Immigrants

Posted: Friday, September 11, 2009 6:04 PM by Domenico Montanaro

From NBC's Mike Viqueira

The White House tonight is providing the below clarification on what the president's health-care proposals would mean when it comes to the issue of illegal immigrants.

The question, as we all know, arises from the Wilson "You lie" outburst, and the core claim that notwithstanding specific bill language barring illegal immigrants from participating in the "exchange," as a practical matter, there is no way of verifying the citizenship of applicants -- which is the current state of play. Republicans say that then means illegal immigrants would end up being enrolled in plans -- bill language or no bill language.

Today, for the first time as far as we know, the administration is backing a provision that would require proof of citizenship before someone could enroll in a plan selected on the exchange.

Here, the administration also concedes that hospitals would be compensated with public funds for the care of undocumented immigrants.

The bullet points sent tonight by the White House:

* Undocumented immigrants would not be able to buy private insurance on the exchange. Those who are lawfully present in this country would be able to participate.
* Undocumented immigrants would be able to buy insurance in the non-exchange private market, just as they do today. That market will shrink as the exchange takes hold, but it will still exist and will be subject to reforms such as the bans on pre-existing conditions and caps.
* Verification will be required when purchasing health insurance on the exchange. One option is the SAVE program (Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements) which states currently use to make sure that undocumented immigrants don't participate in safety-net programs for which they are ineligible.
* There would be no change in the law that requires emergency rooms to treat people who need emergency care, including undocumented immigrants. There is already a federal grant program that compensates states for emergency room costs associated with treatment of undocumented immigrants, a provision sponsored by a Republican lawmaker.

(http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2009/09/11/2065287.aspx)

Posted by: anna_78750 | September 12, 2009 4:54 AM | Report abuse

Crackerplease1, would you say your views represent black Americans?

Just curious...

Posted by: HostileKnowledge | September 12, 2009 4:55 AM | Report abuse

YAY!!!!!!!!!! Joe Wilson. XOOXOOXOOX
Congratulations from Australia!!!!!! :)
I stood up clapping when I heard him say that on the telly. At LAST someone has the googlies to confront that lying ( ---- )
As for Glenn Beck "allegedly" committing a crime, don't believe everything you read.
Go Republicans.!

Posted by: K8FromOz | September 12, 2009 5:11 AM | Report abuse

It is time for conservatives and independents who realize what an orifice we have as The Leader, and spolke out more forcibly concerning the lies and disinformation he and his minions put out.
Not intolerably rude, but effectively countering his arguments.

What's funny, is that the Left think the UK way of doing things is great. They yell at the other side as they speak, all the time. So when Bush was booed during a State of the Union speech by Democrats, were they protesting Wilson, also protesting the intolerant, hateful Dems at that time? If not, STFU or be branded a hypocrit.

Posted by: Keltin1 | September 12, 2009 5:51 AM | Report abuse

conservative-leaning web sites such as the Drudge Report.

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DRUDGE? Conservative? LOL, Leave it to the Left wing water carrying WP to put such a handle on a web site which does nothing other then link to other web sites all over the world. They favor neither Left or right but include links to this paper, the NYT, LAT, NYT, all the liberal networks, columnists from both sides of the isle, etc

The simple fact is the liberals will define any media source which reports on anything other then the Lefts point of view as "conservative". It is the way they attempt to minimize any disagreement with their agenda.

Posted by: jjv4012 | September 12, 2009 6:22 AM | Report abuse

TWO ITEMS - roughly in chronological order; for readers inside the DC Beltway that means in the time sequence of occurrence! ;-) #1 - of 2 = FOR THE LIFE OF ME, I can't understand WHY Cong. Joe Wilson "apologized" when neither House Speaker Nancy Pelosi nor [her aide-d'- camp] Steny Hoyer UN-APOLOGETICALLY called anyone not supporting a phantom ObamaCare "UN-AMERICAN" [in "USA Today" op-ed piece] - when ABSOLUTELY NO SPECIFICS had been made public - nor have they as of this posting - THEN district constituents after the Labor Day recess were STILL NOT PERMITTED to get copies of the 1,000+ pages draft bill from their duly elected representatives who are now back in the relatively safety [arguably] of the DC Beltway! ITEM NEXT = #2 of 2 = "THEY CAN RUN, but they can't hide"! Coming to DC on Saturday [Sept 12th] is a moving Tea Party! And guess who showed up for guest appearance during Fox News = DICK ARMEY formerly of Congress from Texas, who used to chastise "The Guchi Gulch" lobbyists -- NOW HE ARE ONE! ;-) Welcome back, Dick!

Posted by: gogosian2001 | September 12, 2009 6:36 AM | Report abuse

I am 43 years old and I sent money to Rep Wilson. It's the first time in my life that I have ever donated to a politician. I live in the San Francisco Bay Area, and my views mean nothing to the elected officials here or the newspapers here or the tv stations here. When I write letters to the local newspapers, they never get published. When I post to local newspaper websites, they always get deleted. I am tired of having journalists say they speak "truth to power" but meaning that they only report good news for liberal/left viewpoints and bad news about anyone who disagrees.

I don't make much money, but for the first time in a long time, it looks like I have seen one man stand up for me. And I will stand up for him. I will send more money as soon as I can.

Posted by: ulno13

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Sorry to hear about your problems about living in 'liberal la-la land'. God Bless You. I have visited California several times (LA/Hollywood, 'Frisco) in the 70's and LOVED it, but I can imagine how much it has changed (for the worse) since then - so VERY SAD. I have never donated any money to political campaigns either, but if Joe Wilson needs my help in the future, I will definitely send him a contribution.

Posted by: brendy | September 12, 2009 6:36 AM | Report abuse

skojec said on September 11, 2009 7:58 PM:

"How can Rep. Wilson be considered "a former Iraq war veteran" if he's still alive? Once a vet, always a vet.

Sorry to be a grammar nazi, but jeeze..."

What do you want, accuracy? C'mon, get serious. It was written by a journalist.

Posted by: humbleradio | September 12, 2009 6:42 AM | Report abuse

Goodonya mate ulno13. Well done for supporting Joe. I hope lots of folks turn out for the DC tea party bonanza tomorrow.

Posted by: K8FromOz | September 12, 2009 6:45 AM | Report abuse

Until WRITTEN language is included in the healthcare bill REQUIRING proof of residency/legality/citizenship - be it a social security card or other legal documentation, the bill as written is meaningless. Also, the bill should state that the documentation MUST BE VERIFIED with the SS Adm Office or Immigration Office that said document/ss#'s/names match the document(s) presented. No more 'just looking' at the SS card/document and 'assuming' it's legitimate

When Pukelosi apologizes to US for calling us nazis, astroturf, manufactured, mobs - then Joe Wilson should apologize for his outburst. I bet THAT never happens. Also, Obama accused those of us who disagree with him as spreading 'bogus' information. And, what about Bawney Fwank - insulting one of his constituents; somebody that PAYS FOR HIS 'SALAWY'. Shouldn't THEY apologize? Oh, I forgot - we 'subjects' are beneath them!

Posted by: brendy | September 12, 2009 6:48 AM | Report abuse

"You Lie!!!"--September 9, 2009

Joe Wilson's Historical Declaration of Truth to Obama

The You-Tube clip is very instructive as to the immediate context, as Obama gave a long boring speech

just before Rep. Joe Wilson corrected Obama by stating the historic words "You Lie!"

Obama had been berating those opposing ObamaCare for telling the truth.

Posted by: JaxMax | September 12, 2009 7:06 AM | Report abuse

One thing Wilson did was bring the issue to the public's attention and FORCE the MSM to report it. The White House has caved. Obama is going to put restrictions in place that would REALLY make it harder for illegals to get insurance. However, they still have not done anything to stop them from repeatedly using our ERs and thereby running up our costs. Perhaps they might want to consider deporting illegals after treating them once?

Posted by: cjones210 | September 12, 2009 7:17 AM | Report abuse

This article misses one big point, dollars don't vote, people do. Individuals are making contributions to Joe Wilson, we the voters, see that he actually has passion for what is right. He's not just a political actor. There is no passion for Rob Miller, how could there be, no one knows him. His contributions are from the left wing political machine. Big donor and organizational contributions from those that want to keep their puppets in office and in power.

Those of us that live in Joe Wilson's district know him and will vote for him again. He got my vote but next election I will be activley working to help him win re-election with the same level of support that I have for our Senator, Sen. Jim DeMint.

Now my hope is that our Sen. Lindsey Graham will be inspired by the public support for Joe Wilson and will stop trying to be John McCain Jr.. Thoose two make me puke.

God save the Republic!

Posted by: circlehook | September 12, 2009 7:27 AM | Report abuse

nobama lied! here is a quote from the constitution, 14th amendment/section 1.
Amendment XIV
Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws

deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, thats the key part that will allow the illegals to gain health insurance.
the people better wake up and pay attention before this socialist/commie and his cronies get what they want and we become no more than slaves to the system (even more so than already).

Posted by: bigtruk1954 | September 12, 2009 7:31 AM | Report abuse

Thank you Joe Wilson. And never apologize to those slimebags that follow that lying thieving resident of the White House.
Impeach Obama.

Posted by: LarryinMD | September 12, 2009 7:34 AM | Report abuse

This is hilarious. . . So Obama really has been lying all along.

http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2009/09/11/2065287.aspx

And these miserable hypocrites are asking Wilson to apologize

If anything Obama and the democrats need to apologize to the American people for continuingly lying about illegal aliens receiving government funded insurance.


Posted by: hunter340 | September 12, 2009 7:35 AM | Report abuse

I have serious doubts Wilson will come away with a victory next time around. You know how the RNC is on polls. If they see Wilson has no chance of winning they won't squander resources on a losing campaign. No life raft for an undignified politician carrying a losing message. GO MILLER!

Posted by: srd1 | September 12, 2009 7:44 AM | Report abuse

Personally, I am fed up with the democrats determining for everyone what is acceptable speech, I have never been one to hold my tongue and never will regardless of threats, intimidation's or scare tactics, my freedoms are not taken for granted by me, I understand how they came about and I also understand that there are hundreds of thousands in this country who are busy trying to take my freedom from me, history repeats its self, America was won by people willing to sacrifice themselves for the sake of freedom and we are everywhere and will not be bullied.

Posted by: eyesjamesq | September 12, 2009 7:51 AM | Report abuse

In 2003, Wilson voted to provide federal funds for illegal immigrants' health-care. The vote came on the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003, which contained Sec. 1011 authorizing $250,000 annually between 2003 and 2008 for government reimbursements to hospitals who provide treatment for uninsured illegal immigrants. The program has been extended through 2009 and there is currently a bipartisan bill in Congress to make it permanent.

Posted by: srd1 | September 12, 2009 8:02 AM | Report abuse

"The right decimated America, now when the left is trying to heal and repair, the right insults, heckles and profanes. Wilson typifies the worst of the worst and is unrepentent and ignorant.

Posted by: ruralcanuk

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One of the reasons the "right" is so angry is because of liberals like you, who wash your hands of your own abuses of power and who hurl ugly insults at everyone who disagrees with you. The average conservative has silently tolerated this for so long, depending on people like Rush and Hannity to do our talking for us. No more.

WHAT, pray tell, is the left trying to do to "repair" and "heal" anything? Are Pelosi and Reid the "healers" when they call American protesters everything from Nazis to "evil-mongers"?

BTW, when it comes to heckling and profaning, some of us still remember how you liberals have behaved for the last eight years and how your behave today - with your union and ACORN thugs - even if you have conveniently forgotten!

Posted by: sharon22 | September 12, 2009 8:13 AM | Report abuse

I have waited for years for someone to tell the truth and call a lair a lair. The lies and hypocrisy of the Democratic Party (I’m not happy with the Republicans either) have been vast and largely unchallenged by the media.
Speaking of hypocrisy why do the Democrats have their panties in a wad about this, but continue to ignore the antic of the Tax Evader Charlie (The Revised) Rangle.

Posted by: LiesandPolitics | September 12, 2009 8:27 AM | Report abuse

Whew, that is a relief -- contributions to the hero Wilson -- and yesterday, all I heard of was that the world was rebuffing Wilson and piling money onto his Dim opponent. Two headlines from the Drudge Report "Agrees verification needed to ensure illegals don't receive healthcare benefits..." "Census bureau cuts ties with ACORN..." Isn't this proof of his lying and deception? The Census Bureau mentions cutting ties with ACORN volunteers who get paid. That one requres a bit of follow-up.

Posted by: frujtr | September 12, 2009 8:36 AM | Report abuse

How do I make a contribution?

Posted by: tsapp77 | September 12, 2009 8:38 AM | Report abuse

Fed up with Obama? Love Joe Wilson? Check out this song at: www.myspace.com/rogerweber

You'll feel better! And that's "no lie".

Posted by: Roger9 | September 12, 2009 8:46 AM | Report abuse

The only mistake Wilson made is apologizing in the first place. Off to donate!

Posted by: atravetti | September 12, 2009 8:58 AM | Report abuse

"I want you to argue with them, get in their faces...you guys are the ones who can make the change." Barack Obama

Now THAT I agree with. Just sent Joe Wilson a contribution.

Posted by: seanfitz2004 | September 12, 2009 8:59 AM | Report abuse

Only you right-wing garbage heads would make a hero out of Joe the jackass. You racist idiots are an embarrassment to the entire U.S.

You stupid hicks should apologize to President Obama, just like your pitiful hero Jackass Joe did! And don't give money to wilson's loser campaign --- please buy some soap and mouthwash instead. You all stink!

Posted by: Glimpy | September 12, 2009 8:59 AM | Report abuse

Why no link to Rep.Joe Wilson's donation site? That would only be fair since you have a link for his opponent. It is very apparent who the Washington Post supports!!!

Here is is: http://www.joewilsonforcongress.com/home/

Posted by: boomerbiker | September 12, 2009 8:59 AM | Report abuse

Contribute to Rep. Joe Wilson:

http://www.joewilsonforcongress.com/home/

Posted by: boomerbiker | September 12, 2009 9:01 AM | Report abuse

Repesentative Wilson is getting this support because he stood up and publicly told the president of the United States he lied when he claimed the Healthcare bill did not include illegal aliens.

The people of this country want the truth--which Obama and the MSM won't give--told. We will applaud the truth from whoever is untimidated enough to speak up. Mr. Wilson has done it, and has nothing to apologize for. I hope Pelosi and company try to censure him. Can you define B-A-C-K-L-A-S-H?

Especially now the White House has essentially agreed Mr. Wilson told the truth, by agreeing to prohibit illegal aliens from getting regular coverage undetr the bill, though continuing the abominable free emergency room visits.

Posted by: rphillips1 | September 12, 2009 9:09 AM | Report abuse

Incumbents tremble in their cess pools at our approach!

Posted by: FreddyPizza | September 12, 2009 9:09 AM | Report abuse

The GOP leadership and members in general showed their real stripes. They condemned Wilson rarhet than standing with him.

I SUGGEST THAT EVRY GOP REPRESNETATIVE BE FORCED TO COME PUBLIC WITH THEIR CONSTITUENTS AS TO WHERE THEY SATND ON WILSON. I INTEND TO DO SO WITH REP VIRGINIA FOXX OF NC'S 5TH DISTRICT

Posted by: CaptainMoroni | September 12, 2009 9:12 AM | Report abuse

what can we say ? Joe knows a liar when he sees one - I will gladly send a contribution to this real American - Thank you Joe


http://Group912.org

Posted by: GringoBob | September 12, 2009 9:14 AM | Report abuse

Joe Wilson said what most people think when Obama opens his mouth. My friends and I made contributions to his campaign even though he doesn't represent us. Way to go Joe!

Posted by: dan511 | September 12, 2009 9:18 AM | Report abuse

Uh oh ... the lefties have kicked the sleeping giant one too many times. Get ready for Democratic incumbents' heads to roll in 2010, and there's nothing the loony left's nutroots can do to stop the fun.

By the way, some free advice to the Obama administration (offered only because I know they won't take it): Stop your lying, spinning and nuance parsing. Level with the American people in terms they understand and accept their verdict. Otherwise, you are on your way to another 4-and-out presidency.

Cheers.

Posted by: Lavaux | September 12, 2009 9:18 AM | Report abuse

Apparently Wilson was correct on the facts...late last night the White House agreed to tighten up requirements to allegedley prevent illegals from getting tax payer health care. I guess Obama did lie!

Posted by: DaMan2 | September 12, 2009 9:28 AM | Report abuse

It's interesting to see how far the Republican party has fell. They pin their hopes on a representative from South Carolina. Confederate flags and all. I would say to all the right wingers throwing their dollars into a South Carolina congressional race to have at it. Because that sums the Republican party up about as well as you can put it. South Carolina the Republican Party's last best hope. Well I did forget Alaska the state that wants to secede from the union. See any correlation?

By the way I'm a proud southerner that still believes in the greatness of this nation. Warts and all(South Carolina and Alaska)

Posted by: UncleCharley | September 12, 2009 9:29 AM | Report abuse

Let's see... it is OK to vocally disrepect Mr. Bush, but not Mr. Obama when addressing a joint meeting of Congress... OK, I guess that is in the Constitution... I must have missed it.

Rep Wilson only stated what most Americans already know...democrat and republican... whether they will say it in public or not... including many of Mr. Obama's supporters...

Read the history of the rhetoric from South Carolina representatives just before the Civil War. "Liar" is a tame comment in that context. Thank the Lord that Rep Wilson used words and not bullets as some are increasingly advocating.

His apology to the president, the people and congress should suffice and move on. Our country is in deep trouble (economically, internationally, defensively, politically) and this is no time to be polarized by either extreme conservatism or liberal fascism. We are moving to anarchy here and it IS time for the truth... from the president, the press and congress.

The underlying truth of Rep Wilson's statement ("liar") needs intensive scrutiny by the press (which is NOT occuring). Half-truths and truths saddled with nuance, unstated conditions, or incomplete facts are, indeed, lies... something the press has to relearn.

The Washington Post needs to stop investigating the last administration and put its resources on this one... as it is clearly dividing the country and driving us toward another civil war... something none of us want.

Posted by: DrBob3 | September 12, 2009 9:31 AM | Report abuse

Wilson is in a super conservative state, a super conservative district. His opponent will have to raise a billion dollars to defeat him.

But, that being said, I donated to joe's cause just for spite :)

www.joewilsonforcongress.com

Posted by: screwjob | September 12, 2009 9:34 AM | Report abuse

Wilson is an embarrassment who doesn't know when to exit the stage. I hope his supporters continue the racist BHO bashing. Wilson's district is 26% black so he's going down this time. Look away Dixieland...

Posted by: broadwayjoe | September 12, 2009 9:37 AM | Report abuse

The mainstream media has seen fit to censor any adequate response on prime-time or talk show mediums. We call it media manipulation.

The Obummer-Nutzi contingent has manipulated the network news to the point that it has become obvioius that they must think we're stupid.

Well Joe Wilson spoke-up and I wish Jim DeMint and the rest of the Republican members would have stood-up in solidarity.

HR3200 is being rammed down our throats and we the working stiffs of America, are being forced to pay for the enabled losers of America.

The "Oracle of Omaha" sez we don't pay enough in taxes. Well screw him and Berkshire-Hathaway. Without the reduced rate of taxation on dividends and capital gains, there is no real new investment in the capital markets. Without investment, there is no new jobs, if not a reduction of jobs.

If I have a choice between the potential of making $100k or receiving a guaranteed $25k payout, I'll take my chances on making the $100k.

In America, it isn't about giving people things, it's about achieving great things and then providing for those of your own free will not the Government's mandates.

King Obimbo, YOU LIE!!!

Posted by: Computer_Forensics_Expert_Computer_Expert_Witness | September 12, 2009 9:43 AM | Report abuse

Finally a politican speaks the truth for America to hear. Mr. Obama is a liar , and he will be exposed overtime that our current president is nothing more than an empty shirt brought about by the corrupt Acorn organization which is now being exposed.

Posted by: surfer1104 | September 12, 2009 9:48 AM | Report abuse

Respect for "decorum" from the liberals! Don't make my cat laugh. Has anyone seen the video of how the democrats hectored George Bush during his 2005 State of the Union Speech? He took it, carried on, and handled himself with dignity. But Obama, Pelosi and Biden are shocked, shocked I tell you, that someone would have the audacity to offend the pious dignity of The One. The plain truth of it all is that for once, the chambers of Congress sounded a bit like any day in the British Parliament, and it was refreshing. And oh yeah, Wilson was right. Obama's catalog of lies would be longer than an unread House bill.

Posted by: burningtree1 | September 12, 2009 9:52 AM | Report abuse

Thank you Joe Wilson. You must have heard the collective screaming of millions of citizens across the nation as we watched this FRAUD lie to us before our eyes. Sickened by the clapping hands of mindless Democrats at every word he uttered, I was screaming from my seat that he is a liar. And, then you said it out loud.
Interesting, not one single outrage when Bush was booed during his speech. Now there is outrage. These days call for screaming from the rooftops and mountain peaks.
I'll be contributing to your campaign from up here in Maine.
You are a good and honest man!!!

Posted by: drathous | September 12, 2009 9:53 AM | Report abuse

God Bless you, Joe Wilson! You truly are America's Congressman!
Gwen

Posted by: gwenmoose | September 12, 2009 9:54 AM | Report abuse

As the old saying goes "THE TRUTH HURTS", And what Joe Wilson said was definitely the truth.Obama has lied ever since he has been in politics

Posted by: dbsb1 | September 12, 2009 10:09 AM | Report abuse

Keep standing tall Joe! Call up that little clone of Joseph Goebbels, Rahm Emanuel, and tell him you that you are retracting your apology.
You said what all of us were thinking, and watching the look on Pelosi's face was priceless, and so very revealing. These people really believe they are above us all. Thank You, and keep up the good work.

Posted by: rcarpenter1 | September 12, 2009 10:11 AM | Report abuse

And what continues to distress me and the American people to the point of apolplectic rage is the utterly pathetic, Casper Milquetoast spinelessness of the Republican members of Congress. It begins with the doddering foot-shuffler, John McCain, who will say anything to earn the approbation of the liberals, and ends with the smug, RINOs like Susan Collins and Olympia Snow. Thank our lucky stars for the courage of Joe Wilson, and others who are finally standing up and saying what we all feel, that They Lie! and we aren't going to let them turn our Free Democratic Republic into an Orwellian Socialist Republic. Joe Wilson has NOTHING TO APOLOGIZE FOR. His cowardly colleagues do.

Posted by: burningtree1 | September 12, 2009 10:16 AM | Report abuse

http://www.factcheck.org/2009/08/seven-falsehoods-about-health-care/
One Republican congressman issued a press release claiming that "5,600,000 Illegal Aliens May Be Covered Under Obamacare," and we’ve been peppered with queries about similar claims. They’re not true.[b] In fact, the House bill (the only bill to be formally introduced in its entirety) specifically says that no federal money would be spent on giving illegal immigrants health coverage[/b]:

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.


Also, under current law, those in the country illegally don’t qualify for federal health programs. Of interest: About half of illegal immigrants have health insurance now, according to the nonpartisan Pew Hispanic Center, which says those who lack insurance do so principally because their employers don’t offer it.

Misleading GOP Health Care Claims July 23

Posted by: Kuni_Leml | September 12, 2009 10:17 AM | Report abuse

As for the latest lie Conservatives are spewing: That “the emergency room” is “health insurance”.

The emergency room is not health insurance. It never has been health insurance, and it never will be health insurance.

http://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/health%20insurance
Main Entry: health insurance
Function: noun
insurance against loss through illness of the insured; especially : insurance providing compensation for medical expenses

http://www.webster-dictionary.org/definition/insured
Noun 1. insured - a person whose interests are [b]protected by an insurance policy; a person who contracts for an insurance policy that indemnifies him against loss of property or life or health etc.

Posted by: Kuni_Leml | September 12, 2009 10:18 AM | Report abuse

That's why we love Rush, Sean, Beck, Krauthammer, Sowell, Maulkin, Ivestor Business Daily, others, and now Joe Wilson. They say for us what we are already thinking. No more, no less. 2010...then 2012. Get the broom. God I love America!

Posted by: Phocus | September 12, 2009 10:19 AM | Report abuse

In my opinion obama and congress should apologize to the American public for attempting to force a bill through when they clearly do not understand what the bill contains. One loophole found - how many others? Scrap the bill.

Posted by: OJ32141 | September 12, 2009 10:26 AM | Report abuse

Joe Wilson made one of the few truthful remarks of the entire evening. Good for you Joe!

Posted by: psr2 | September 12, 2009 10:32 AM | Report abuse

This is too good to be true! I loved Speaker Pelosi's facial contortion when she heard it! I 'certainly' understand that the forum is considered hallowed ground; but it was a shot heard around the world. It needed to happen...and that was the time and place.

Now the Black newspaper publishers are calling him a racist! Folk's this is NOT about racism; the Prez has no idea of 'what's what'!

His first pen to paper act was to close Gitmo and he was heard asking an aid "Where are we sending them"? That pretty much sums up this 'liar'.

Rep. Wilson is raking in a war chest of doubloons and will rise from the back bench with this. The Dems are unleashing a barrage that will back lash in their faces.

Wilson has four military Officer children and likely will not tolerate this liberal Acorn. Expect this one too go Public, I plan to watch Fox Sunday for sure. Hang tough Rep. Wilson!!!

Posted by: UncleBuck2 | September 12, 2009 10:47 AM | Report abuse

The gang of six will be adding language to address the subsidization of illegal immigrants under health insurance reform. It appears Wilson won that argument even though he was a poor host to the President. He treated him like a British Priem Minister. He was impolite. However, the House health care bill is a travesty. It is filled with vague and ambiguous language that any regulator writing a rule can drive a truck through. It is also apparant that whatever language on illegal immigrants is put int he bill will be challenged in federal court. I suggest we amend our protocols for the invitation of the President to the House Chamber and allow a leader of the opposition to address the full House and Senate for five minutes after the President. Then we can watch the opposition party walk out and inform us that they are a bit two faced on this issue aftr the howls and remarks thrown at President Bush in his address in 2005.

Posted by: rsalomone02 | September 12, 2009 10:52 AM | Report abuse

Way to go Joe, I admire your enthusiasm, and if you make another outburst like the one you made the other night, I might just have to move to South Carolina . You are one of the few to stand up to the tyranny of the Federal Government. They have no place in providing health insurance to all; it is not a constitutional right. It is not proper as the President would say “to lend a hand up”, while at the same time stomping others down. I appreciate the backbone. You have my support and I will donate to your next campaign.

Pete from Houston, Texas

Posted by: plauzon | September 12, 2009 10:59 AM | Report abuse

Wilson is a disrespectful, small minded little man. I'll be happy to see him lose to his opponent.

Posted by: liscott1 | September 12, 2009 11:01 AM | Report abuse

The Atlas is Shrugging!

This is how far it goes - Ayn Rand would see it that way as well, if she had the internet and talk radio in today's form. The time is now!

Posted by: JohnGaltLives | September 12, 2009 11:11 AM | Report abuse

The Republican Leadership is the story here. There spineless instruction to have Wilson apologize is why we are where we are. We elected many of these guys on a certain platform then they govern like girlie men, and now we the people realize they will not do what they say they will do unless they are afraid of WE THE PEOPLE! Yay Joe WIlson even defiant in his apology "my leadership told me to.." tha't great! Booh to the Leadership for not standing by their man and saying the President telling BOLD FACE LIES!

Posted by: JohnGaltLives | September 12, 2009 11:14 AM | Report abuse

@xyz333 Thank God there's no such thing as karma.

Go, Joe. You only voiced what we're all thinking.

Posted by: momma59 | September 12, 2009 11:17 AM | Report abuse

My God, I loved that moment in the Liar in Chief's speech - the only honest comment made all night. The look on the two dunces' faces behind Obama was worth sitting through the entire farce. If any sort of bill comes out of this Congressional ship of fools, you can bet it will be rushed through in the worst way possible and we'll all rue the day (again).

Posted by: DennisinOhio | September 12, 2009 11:19 AM | Report abuse

You people are deluded. The GOP has destroyed this country. Our financial markets are in ruin, energy costs are highest they have ever been, and you got nutjobs screaming down the President in Congress. What a sad state we are in, and you pukes are cheering them along. I see now how the Nazis got in power.

Everyone here supporting Joe Wilson is not an American but a Republican partisan. You are all pathetic.

Posted by: screwjob | September 12, 2009 11:20 AM | Report abuse

Please do Better Journalism than this and try to actually verify Wilson's preposterous numbers instead of just taking anonymous source's word for it. Stenographic Journalism is a grave disservice to your readers. Wilson's numbers are very likely an utter fabrication because:

- Last night he was claiming $750,000 raised, but that turned out to be total cash on hand NOT new cash.

-There is no way to independently verify them, we are basically taking his campaign's word for it

- There is no GOP analogue of ActBlue, no central web-based system for people to quickly and easily organize a group to donate to a campaign via the web.

- Most of Miller's cash has been small web-based donations, I'd like to see Wilson give us a similar break down of how and where his cash came from. Did he just call up several big donors and have them give early to create a story of has there really been the same grass-roots response?

Posted by: Heywood21 | September 12, 2009 11:20 AM | Report abuse

Republicans are mostly stupid, but in this case ignorant. The idiot who said John Kerry called American troops "jack booted thugs" is dead wrong. That's what the NRA called federal agents nearly 20 years ago, a comment that caused G.H.W. Bush to drop his membership in the organization. Personally, I'm contributing to Rob Miller and looking forward to the Dems crushing the rude S.O.B. next year and wreck the chances of Wilson's son running for office in S.C.

Posted by: jdfoster1 | September 12, 2009 11:21 AM | Report abuse

Joe Wilson can use that money to pay off his debt.
http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2009/09/no-lie-rep-joe-wilsons-money-w.html

Posted by: clintt5 | September 12, 2009 11:22 AM | Report abuse

The truth is always appropriate under any circumstances and Joe Wilson was truthful and correct in his outburst. It was totally refreshing when compared to the "let's make nice-nice" tactics of a John McCain and other Republicans like him -- especially the "gang of 6" presently trying to find a way to capitulate to the radical left Democrats. I don't want compromise with the opposition -- I want them defeated!

Posted by: grndmrbby | September 12, 2009 11:22 AM | Report abuse

Thats how you have to fight the enemies of the country (most spineless democrats) money and support...hell they are funding our enemies like ACORN with our money...the President has direct ties to them....lets support the people who care...like one famous criminal democrat said..."money talks and bull**** walks"

Posted by: phillysmart | September 12, 2009 11:25 AM | Report abuse

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

In the absence of a way of determining who's legal here (we have no national id), and in the absence of any punishment to an illegal for enrolling, where's the teeth? In the absence of any punishment, there's no incentive to obey this well-meaning paragraph.

Kuni covers his/her behind rather neatly by not mentioning the Senate bill, which lacks the aforementioned paragraph; the Senate is now scrambling to figure out what their text should be on this topic. Given that Republican attempts to insert wording has repeatedly been rebuffed, one wonders what broke the logjam -- was it perhaps Wilson's statement?

Furthermore, what's to stop the Congress, during the reconciliation process (in which the House and Senate bills are made identical), from dropping the House provision? Nothing -- it's been done before.

This bill is partisan -- Republicans are locked out of conference, just as the Democrats were last locked out in 1868 during the conference process on the 14th Amendment -- you know, the one that guarantees everyone the same protections, and makes a black person a whole person, not three-fifths of a person?

Obama may say there's a need for bipartisanship, but his words about self serving political hacks certainly was not bipartisan -- it's self serving political hackery.

The Democrats have the votes without the Republicans to pass this thing. Why don't they?

Posted by: unclesmrgol | September 12, 2009 11:27 AM | Report abuse

Do you hear that you spineless House Rebuplicans? A man speaks the truth and money starts flying into his coffers!!!!

Wake up, grow a spine and speak the truth!!!!!

Posted by: sheridiane1 | September 12, 2009 11:27 AM | Report abuse

Joe Wilson is a disgrace to this country. If during a joint session of Congress where Bush was giving an address, a Democrat has shouted out 'you're a liar', the hysteria on the right would have been deafening with cries of treason for attacking a war time president or cries that the Democrats have no respect for the office of President.
Well, this is war time and such conduct is the height of disrespect but if a Republican acts like a classless fool, it seems to be okay.
The irony that all the Republicans have done is lie about health care or that all Bush did was lie about Iraq seems to loss on dimless masses that follow the fringe.

Posted by: mimi424 | September 12, 2009 11:27 AM | Report abuse

Somebody tell the esteemed Post writer Mr.Kane, that Mr.Wilson is an Iraq War veteran, NOT a 'former' veteran. His writing though, is par for the course nowadays.

It reminds me of the Boston TV reporter whom I heard the other day. She said that so-and-so was 'indicted', pronouncing the 'dict' syllable as you would in the word 'addicted'!

Posted by: petercmichaud | September 12, 2009 11:28 AM | Report abuse

About time someone had guts enough to speak the truth. Most Americans know that what Obama is proposing is going to put us and our country in debt for many years to come.

Posted by: inferno50 | September 12, 2009 11:32 AM | Report abuse

Conservatives are pulling the bricks out of our democracy one by one. They have NO ethics, no ideas, no class, no awareness, no tolerance and little education on anything but hate. This elected "representative" is a disgrace and accurately reflects the limited scope of his party's message. The GOP is our country's past - not our future. They are as close as we have to domestic terrorists. They are our taliban. They clutch bibles and guns a little too tight and fear the unknown - what we in the real world call the future.

Is it any wonder that they majority of the GOP is now rural, little educated and intolerant? That's about all they have left elected too . . . . .

Posted by: bgfsh | September 12, 2009 11:34 AM | Report abuse

Now Joe should be given the medal of freedom for getting the dems to admit they'd voted down every amendment that the GOP introduced to get basic verification of citizenship before receiving health care under their bill....http://cooperscopy.blogspot.com/

Posted by: ronsuev | September 12, 2009 11:35 AM | Report abuse

burgundee:

This morning at 11:35 a.m., you posted
"Joe Wilson embarrassed himself and the country. As a military guy he should know better not to disrespect the commander-in-chief. You salute the rank not the man".

It appears as though reality is beyond your ability to comprehend.

As a military veteran, Joe Wilson disrespected Barack Obama - the lame excuse for what some gracious people would call "a man".

And Joe Wilson also disrespected the Joker and Lier who lied to all members of Congress, and all other persons who listened to his propaganda speech.

But it is Barack Obama who, by his LIES, disrespected his own rank of commander-in-chief and president.

Yes, Barack Obama has demonstrated that he is as rank as rank can be!

Posted by: Davole | September 12, 2009 11:38 AM | Report abuse

Mr. Wilson's comments were out of order but true, nonetheless. If this is what it takes for conservatives to become motivated to action, then I applaud and encourage his emotions and his deeds. Keep the fire in your bellies but base your arguments on facts and work within the system. Get on'em and stay on 'em!
Godspeed, My friends!

Posted by: exposureindex2000 | September 12, 2009 11:45 AM | Report abuse

As the Media/Press headline Insurance worker Rep. Wilson and his bonus he received for a job well done, Rob Miller is getting millions from people who want someone to represent them. Iraq put a man in jail for showing disrespect to a visiting President but the Greatest Nation in the World supports a Law Maker who disrespects our President in the People's House live on TV. Well at lease President Obama shows he remembers and applys the manners and respect he was taught by accepting the fake apology by Wilson. It was interesting to hear Wilson say to his few supporters he would do it again, I guess if paid enough again. Wilson's son is running for Office is this a case of Like Father Like Son? If so the voters of South Carolina might want to look for a candidate that shows the respect and manners we were taught by our parents.

Posted by: qqbDEyZW | September 12, 2009 11:45 AM | Report abuse

You are entitled to your own opinions, but not your own set of facts. Rep. Wilson was out of line, show me once that a Dem ever yelled 'you lie' to a Repub Pres during a speech to the joint session of congress...

also, if Wilson is so against healthcare for illegal immigrants perhaps you should check his voting record...in 2003, Wilson voted to provide federal funds for illegal immigrants' healthcare. The vote came on the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003, which contained Sec. 1011 authorizing $250,000 annually between 2003 and 2008 for government reimbursements to hospitals who provide treatment for uninsured illegal immigrants. The program has been extended through 2009 and there is currently a bipartisan bill in Congress to make it permanent.

Posted by: Checkurfacts | September 12, 2009 11:48 AM | Report abuse

It pays to have a congress member whose words speak the truth. Rep. Joe Wilson is already vindicated for standing up for his constituency by stating the obvious, in Congress, to the Obama who has by now proven to be a habitual liar.

If only we had more people like Joe Wilson who will speak for the people right to the President's face.

Posted by: rsbnola | September 12, 2009 11:49 AM | Report abuse

To read the comments here is totally disheartening. President Obama is no more a liar than any other politician and all of this smells of racism. The truth is illegal aliens already have some coverage under medicaid due to a bill signed by President Reagan. At the most the new bill being proposed could expand coverage under medicaid; something that could still be negotiated out of the bill. To say anything else is a lie. The real liars are the ones spreading the myths about the bill, "death panels", losing your private insurance, a socialist takeover, etc. How anybody buys this garbage is incredible. To believe liberals are in this vast conspiracy is just insane. The sad thing is that real issues are not being discussed and debated and good people are being demonized by idealistic claptrap. At this point the Obama haters only consist of less than 30% of our population, certainly not the mainstream they contend. And it's out of this 30% that mindless violence is going come from and I have no idea how that can be avoided. I just hope that when the dust settles that the enablers of the coming violence, like Joe Wilson, will get their just desserts.

Posted by: Twhitehill | September 12, 2009 11:50 AM | Report abuse

He shouldn't have apologized for the content of his outburst, just for the departing of the decorum of the washington brass. Wish the rest of the republicans would get their juliannies out of the drawer and get tough. THAT was a good start. As it is, the repubs are a bunch of yellow bellied wusses. As soon as they get voted in, they do unbelievably stupid stuff like try to make it a crime to burn the flag. And they spend just like demorats.

Posted by: wolverite | September 12, 2009 11:50 AM | Report abuse

thanks Joe,

now tell Queen Bug-Eyes she can stick her write up where the sun don't shine.

Posted by: shoey64 | September 12, 2009 11:50 AM | Report abuse

Funny, The press has given more ink and time to Joe Wilsons rather minor outburst than to Congressman Charlie Rangel's criminal activity involving his income tax evasion illegal offshore investments, and false reporting on his federaly required election forms.

Posted by: alstrd | September 12, 2009 11:57 AM | Report abuse

There were already bumper stickers up for sale on the net on Thur.! The "Yes WE Can" slogan has turned into "YOU LIE!"

Now every time Obama attempts to pull a fast one on us he'll be hit w/ "You Lie".

So much for his TV stint.....Ramming too much toooo quick is not working - the trust is gone...

Posted by: stacie1 | September 12, 2009 11:59 AM | Report abuse

There are two forms of lying to non-believers that Islam permits under certain circumstances, taqiyya and kitman. One of those circumstances is to gain the trust of non-believers in order to draw out their vulnerability and defeat them.

Joe merely called him out on this one.

Posted by: Thunderchild | September 12, 2009 12:00 PM | Report abuse

DO NOT APOLOGIZE. Republicans stand up for Joe. The American people deserve the truth.

Obama - tied with the drug companies.
Obama - where is the C-Span coverage you promised
Obama - no more lies

Posted by: kstrus | September 12, 2009 12:03 PM | Report abuse

Do unto others.

No one would want Reagan to be heckled while speaking at a joint-session of congress. It doesn't matter if you disagree with Obama (or hate him as it appears with many of you)you honor the office. Let's grow up people.

Posted by: thegraneys | September 12, 2009 12:05 PM | Report abuse

Screw protocol and decorum! The politeness and courtliness of the Republican party has been working against us for too long. It's time to play by the liberals' rules - no holds barred, take no prisoners!

I hope Joe's timely outburst will give the rest of our timid representatives the courage to tell the emperor he forgot to put on his clothes.

Thank you, Joe, for remembering that your bosses are the citizens of South Carolina - not Princess Nancy. Don't back down!

Posted by: grapedanish | September 11, 2009 8:19 PM
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THIS BEARS REPEATING! Thanks,and God Bless you, Grapedanish!!

Posted by: grandmanicoles | September 12, 2009 12:18 PM | Report abuse

I am from South Carolina,Born & raised,And very proud,I am also friend's with A GREAT AMERICAN PATRIOT [ JOE WILSON],He is a good man,A true American, It is about time at least one AMERICAN HAS been HEARD !!,I am sorry for these people that have immigranted down here,They are a total embarrassment to us & America,WE all are sick of the way the goverment lies to us,Did reid appoligize to Pres. Bush.[NO].Did pelosi appoligize,For lieing on the CIA or The AMERICAN.[NO]. And they DID LIE, JOE told the truth,If the communist lieing party or hussein obama would have told the truth,Joe WOULD NOT HAVE HAD TO CALL HIM WHAT HE IS A LIER!.WE ARE AMERICAN'S NOT SHEEP,Well some of us are not,The non-owned goverment media PROVED hussein LIED,I just wish more MEN in congress had a back bone like JOE WILSON & JIM DeMENT,And not on the take like muthar,franks, axelrod,kerry,graham boxer,polosi,& the weasell reid.hussien has omitted [HE DOES NOT KNOW WHAT IS IN IT & HAS NOT EVEN READ IT].Joe doe's NEED THE DIRTY MONEY MILLER IS GETTING,MORALS will let him win,Why would people add one more DEMONCRAP in office.We need AMERICAN'S IN OFFICE NOT MORE COMMUNCIST!.

Posted by: dickiesnhogheaven | September 12, 2009 12:20 PM | Report abuse

Thank you Joe Wilson for saying what we all were thinking. I have never voted for a Republican candidate until this year and I don't regret it. Obama is turning out to be what I first suspected. I have raised my family and taught school so I have heard and seen all the manipulative behavior out there. Obama is just a full grown teenager. I have sent Mr. Wilson money. It sure is not going to the senators from ny state.

Posted by: Polly5 | September 12, 2009 12:22 PM | Report abuse

Wilson should join the Orly Taitz lawsuit that Obama must reveal his documents, likely including his college applications as a dual citizen that disqualify him. Wilson has a particularized interest because of being admonished to show that Obama is not eligible to be president. The DOJ is trying to get the suit dismissed on the grounds that the service people only have a generalized interest.

Posted by: OldAtlantic | September 12, 2009 12:25 PM | Report abuse

JOB WELL DONE Mr. Wilson. I'm GLAD to see SOMEONE STAND UP and speak their mind.

Posted by: jlosc1 | September 12, 2009 12:27 PM | Report abuse

I am Joe Wilson

Posted by: indianhotelone69 | September 12, 2009 12:40 PM | Report abuse

This article is misleading! The headline states "S.C.'s Wilson Rakes In $750,000 in Less Than 48 Hours; Opponent Tops $1 Million"

Leading you to think his opponent ranked in over 1 million in the last 48 hours when IN FACT you read further down it says, "Miller, by contrast, raised just $390,000 in donations for the entire 2008 cycle and lent himself another $235,000 of his own money, according to records filed with the Federal Election Commission. So he's already doubled, in just two days, his total donations over a two-year period."

Do the math:$390k + $235k= $625k
He now has $1.1 mill which means he ONLY raised $475k in the last 48 hours NOT topped over 1.1 million!

God I can't believe how the f'n liberals spin the facts!

Go Joe! Thank you for calling out Obama's lies!

Posted by: HappyChix | September 12, 2009 12:40 PM | Report abuse

Apologize on the floor of the House to nimrods like Nazi Pelosi, Muddy the Waters, Charlie Wrangler, Jim Moron, Barney Fwank, Henry Taxman, and Joe Gurtha? Say it ain't so, Joe - tell them you'll apologize again when Harry "Pencil-Neck" Reid apologizes for calling Bush a liar. Joe, my $250 check's in the mail!

Posted by: ddaly7 | September 12, 2009 12:40 PM | Report abuse

Congressman Wilson my $25.00 check is already in the mail to you. What you said last week I scream every time I see the President on TV and hear his inaccurate statements!!

Posted by: paulbopko | September 12, 2009 12:40 PM | Report abuse

Glad to see someone call Obamadinejad out! It is about time We The People stopped drinking the kool aide and stood up for what is right.

Posted by: Bowhunter | September 12, 2009 12:46 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Wilson spoke the only truth that was spoken that night the president spoke. I don't think that he should have had to apologize. Because Medicare, our taxes will be effected and illegal aliens will have access to insurance.

Posted by: jtw1 | September 12, 2009 1:01 PM | Report abuse

The Vet is Miller, he has raised $1.1M in the last 48 hours and he just got another $1000 from me. Wilson is a disgrace to America and needs to be shown the door.

Miller lost by 8 points last time and was outspend 3:1, now he has a fund raising lead. This one will be interesting to watch.

The Cook Report just moved the election from "solid Republican" to "leans Republican."

Posted by: NoeValleyJim | September 12, 2009 1:03 PM | Report abuse

SOUTHERN WHITE IGNORANCE AND VIOLENCE

($1,000.00 donation being sent to Rob Miller)

My wife and I agree that most of the posts here are based on ignorance and immature behavior. Clearly, the approval of Joe Wilson's statement does nothing for bi-partisanship, which would help unite our country. Especially since it was made during a presidential statement and not during a debate. Also, the republicans had an opportunity to rebut the president's statement at the end.

We have witnessed how some of the republican politicians and their supporters are not only ignorant and immature; but they tend to resort to violent behavior. It does not supprise us that most of the republican party are WHITE MEN. The majority of serial killers, mass murders,child rapists and rapists of women are white men. They have a history of violence. And this history does not suprise us now that they would resort to such ignorant and agressive behavior (e.g. at townhall meetings). This is their down fall as they are looked at as wild people out of control by intelligent and educated Americans.


We have decided to donate $1,000.00 to Rob Miller and to give him our full support. As needed, we will donate additonal funds to Rob Miller and offer him additonal support to get him elected in 2010.

The tide has turned in American and there is no more room for ignorant and immature behavior. There is certainly no more room for violent behavior as exhibited by southern Americans.

Posted by: David4Change | September 12, 2009 1:04 PM | Report abuse

For all of you that would have preferred that Joe Wilson remain silent and allow President Obama to continue his lies..Let me point out that had Joe not spoken up, we would have never heard his comments via the liberal press. There are so many Americans that do not receive cable T.V., Fox News, or the Internet (such as my elderly mom) and they will never hear the sincere outrage of other Americans. They don't know what is about to be done to their healthcare or to them. Those of us that are able, need to get this information out to them and Joe Wilson did just that! God Bless Joe Wilson and other brave Americans willing to stand up and take back this country. The reality is that the only true way to take back our country is to vote for true American Leadership in the next election. Short of that, we will become a socialist country and will look back sadly to this day when we let our country be taken away from us. Do ANY of you want to live in a socialist country? It is amazing that the rich celebrities and politicians living in mansions and flying around on private jets, pretend to speak up about defending the poor. Who are they kidding...They don't care about you or I... They're rich and they just want to stay that way, so they tell you what they think you want to hear! We need to stand up for ourselves and be heard.

Posted by: Patriot32 | September 12, 2009 1:18 PM | Report abuse

Can we get an apology from John Murtha? How about from John Kerry? Is an apology forthcoming from Harry Reid?

Will Barack Obama apologize for his disrespectful comments about George W Bush since at least 2004?

Posted by: JBaustian | September 12, 2009 1:25 PM | Report abuse

clinton complained he didn't have a "truth detector." unfortunately for him, obama does.

God Bless, Rep. Joe Wilson.

Posted by: nineminehair | September 12, 2009 1:26 PM | Report abuse

While I do not condone any outburst that disrespects the President, which Joe Wilson's certainly did, Joe was right.

In our society I hope we will not allow a sick or injured "illegal" or any other human being to go untreated. We will treat them, as we should, and the "system", whatever it is will pay for it.

Joe Wilson was correct. Obama was not telling the truth.

Posted by: dreyer1 | September 12, 2009 1:26 PM | Report abuse

grandmanicoles - great post

politics is not non-partisan and never will be. it has been rough and tumble from our very founding.

We have to fight every day to keep the dream of America alive. throw the Dem bums out in 2010! I have sent a contribution to Congressman Wilson so that he may keep pressing the fight.

Posted by: genxpatriot | September 12, 2009 1:31 PM | Report abuse

did clinton ever apologize to America for monica lewinsky? uh-uh. in fact, he never even admitted to soiling her pretty blue dress.

Rep. Joe Wilson needs offer an apology to no one.

Posted by: nineminehair | September 12, 2009 1:32 PM | Report abuse

Wow David4Change, your prejudice against Whites and Southerners is blinding. All I can say is…kiss your $1000 goodbye.

Posted by: Thunderchild | September 12, 2009 1:37 PM | Report abuse

Joe Wilson/Joe the Plumber-------my 2 Joe heroes of the age!

You're an idiot.

Posted by: CTSadler | September 12, 2009 1:38 PM | Report abuse

Checkurfacts:

Today at 11:48 a.m.you posted to the viewers on this website -
"You are entitled to your own opinions, but not your own set of facts."

By that statement you have demonstrated that you are deluded by what you believe to be your own set of facts.

You allege that Joe Wilson voted in 2003 "to provide federal funds for illegal immigrants' healthcare".

In your own words, you attempt to justify your assertion by stating that "The vote came on the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003, which contained Sec. 1011 authorizing $250,000 annually between 2003 and 2008 for government reimbursements to hospitals WHO provide treatment for uninsured illegal immigrants".

Do you not realize, FACTUALLY, that hospitals are not persons? So therefore the personal term WHO is not logically correct - you should have used either of the words "THAT" or "WHICH".

And it’s current federal government policy that all persons who require emergency medical care at any American hospital receive that care, without any obligation for the patient to provide proof of citizenship.

Section 1011 merely stipulates a limiting financial cap by which any hospital will be reimbursed by the government for providing obligatory service to illegal aliens. Try to be FACTUAL - that section does not endorse medical treatment for illegal immigrants - it just stipulates the available remuneration which a hospital can receive for having provided obligatory medical services to illegal immigrants.

Yes, your purported FACT has come back to discredit you!

Posted by: Davole | September 12, 2009 1:43 PM | Report abuse

Well.........how refreshing, finally someone reports on Joe Wilson's campaign contributions. Up until now, all I had heard about were Miller's "war chest".

Now, if someone in Congress would make it their job to see that IF a health care bill of any kind is passed there is a provision in it that in order to receive any government paid services a valid social security number must be provided. I wonder just how many American citizens would then find out that their SS# have been hijacked!!

Posted by: OregonStorm | September 12, 2009 1:45 PM | Report abuse

No apology, no time, on the floor of our corrupt congress, and that includes the Rino's as well as the Demoncrats. The only way to get along with the looney and traitorous left is by capitulation, as comrade Obummer has just done with N. Korea. Their timetable for the destruction of the US is now facing massive opposition from patriot dissenters. We may have to fight "volunteers" from Cuba and Venezuela, but bring it on all you libtards and marxists! We need more plain talk and standing up for America, regardless of the cost.

Posted by: wyoming6 | September 12, 2009 1:45 PM | Report abuse

I have been a conservative, Christian Republican all of my adult life. Ever since Obama was elected, I have been embarrassed by Republican behavior. They act like childish, radical bloggers. Nothing they say represents what I think, believe and feel is important to this country. There is only a small viral, vocal minority (blogger types, radio talk show types) who shout out this vitriole as if it is credible and rational. Actual experience says we need health care for all -- in any way we need to get it. If you had friends without it, friends who had lost it, friends with cancer, unemployed friends, etc. et al, you would sing a different tune. The problem is that the Republicans and their fanatic followers do not care about us (didn't they demonstrate that during the prior two terms -- giving money to corporations and the wealthy?). That is all the Republicans want to do now. Senator Baucas is supported by medical provider companies, so of course he doesn't want a "public option".

Posted by: ymous | September 12, 2009 1:48 PM | Report abuse

Three comments here:
FIRST, I see that the Post is still crowing about & emphasizing the accomplishments of Teddy "the Swimmer" Kennedy" . Get over yourselves, he's gone, thats it . Latch onto a new Liberal tub of lard,how about Barney Frank, he's a guy you'd love to love.
SECONDLY..Everybody should be listening to & reading Charles Krauthammer. His recent comments at the Center for The American Experiment,should scare the bejesus out of you regarding Pres BO, his ilk & his plans
THIRDLY... Joe Wilson did what a good many of us want to say, but no one will hear us. Your a LIAR, PLOTTER & SCHEMER, Mr BO. If it was up to me Wilson could have thrown a bag of cat crap at you. No more civility, lets do like the English,when they berate his holiness the PM & Taiwan where they have riots in their Parliament. Civility is only a pretext to suppress the truth.
I'm sending 5 Grand(yes I have it,no BS) to Wilsons campaign vs anyone who challenges his seat. We need more truth tellers & less BOs, Clintons,Emanuels et al.

Posted by: nevets829 | September 12, 2009 1:51 PM | Report abuse

Bravo, Joe, for stating what all of us know. The 'anointed one' is afflicted with CLS - chronic liar syndrome - - every time he opens his purple mouth, deliberate falsehoods pour out.

As for any 'verification to ensure illegal aliens don't receive healthcare benefits' - - the courts have ruled time and again that any program that is open to all MUST be open to ALL, whether they be citizens, legal residents, OR ILLEGAL ALIENS.

So when 'the law professor' with the purple lips spouts the prevarication that his socialized lack-of-healthcare legislation will prevent illegal alien access, he KNOWS that that is a falsehood. Either that, or he was a most incompetent and stupid law professor.

And my financial contribution to Joe's re-election is in the mail.

Posted by: segeny | September 12, 2009 1:54 PM | Report abuse

HOUSE BILL H.R. 3200 PROHIBITS BENEFITS TO ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS:

Quote:

"No Federal Payment for Undocumented Aliens: Nothing in this title shall allow federal payments for affordability credits on behalf of individuals who are not lawfully present in the United States."

unquote.

(Joe Wilson has NOT denied this fact...)

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VERIFICATION IS INFERRED:


Providing medical coverage to illegal aliens would be against the law. Therefore, verification of illegals is inferred to prevent legal liability.

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PROPOSED HEALTH BILL:


The details of the health bill was still being negotiated. Republicans could have insisted on an "express" form of verification to be inserted into the bill. Negotiating this detail would be bi-partisian behavior. Yelling out "you lie" was not. Rather, it was immature and ignorant behavior. Any intelligent and educated American understands this concept.

However, it is clear that most of the comment posts here are ignorant. It is hard to take those people seriously.

(Joe Wilson's son, Alan Wilson, told a news station that his father made an improper statement at the wrong "venue")

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CONCLUSION


Obama was correct (The bill prohibits health benefits to illegals under H.R. 3200)

Joe Wilson lied


Posted by: David4Change | September 12, 2009 1:55 PM | Report abuse

Wilson is the liar and the cause of the illegal alien invasion by his very opposition to national and international family planning. Coerced childbirth is the biggest cause of skyrocketting maternal disabilities, deaths, divorces, disabled children, related bankruptcies, foreclosures, neglected children, overburdened schools and hospitals, jobs outsourced to overpopulated Third World SLAVES, and UNPROSECUTED PEDOPHILE PRIESTS AND GOP PERVERTS! Available family planning and abortions save billions of women from ruinous stinky bladder and bowel childbirth incontinence, lethal face- and breast-eating cancers, strokes, multiple organ failures, murders by cheating fathers, you name it. America's middle class is being destroyed by the Nazi-electing, child-raping, mother-killing Vatican and Wilson's supporters are too stupid, bigoted and selfish to see their own complicity.

Posted by: clonedlamb | September 12, 2009 1:59 PM | Report abuse

"This will not add to the deficit"

= LIE

It is 100% IMPOSSIBLE for him to guarantee that after he signs ANY bill !!!!

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Posted by: oldnova | September 12, 2009 1:59 PM | Report abuse

So Wilson won his last election by 8%. Not much--voting day is going to be swamped with voters. Ya gotta love it--democry at its finest. Finally people woke up and vote since 2004. Never in my 40 years have I seen so many rise up and use there voting right.

Posted by: mac7 | September 12, 2009 2:08 PM | Report abuse

I CHAllENGE YOU TO PROVE IT:

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(I'm going to prove how ignorant you are ....)

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Prove your position with facts:
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(1) If the proposed health bill allows illegal aliens to obtain health benefits under its terms, post the section, which specifically allows this.


(2) If you believe it fails because it does not "expessly" provide for "verification", prove how verification is not "inferred".

*Remember, restrict your comments to the health bill the president was addressing and be prepared for a rebuttal... I promise I won't yell "liar"; but instead, I will present you with an intelligent and respectful bi-partisian response (Unlike Joe Wilson).


Lets see how smart you are....However, I believe I'm going to show others how ignorant you truly are...lets go...

Posted by: David4Change | September 12, 2009 2:09 PM | Report abuse

Mr Obama called members of congress liars in his speech. What is the difference? Mr Obama has lied to congress and the american people repeatedly. It is time someone called him on it.

Posted by: waylon714 | September 12, 2009 2:10 PM | Report abuse

In the topsy-turvy world of Conservatives, facts simply don't matter. Even though every news organization, including Fox News and Factcheck.org agrees that Obama was telling the truth, they stubbornly cling to the false notion that Rep. Wilson was the correct one.

No wonder only 34% of Americans have a positive opinion of the Republican Party. They have been taken over by the Birthers, the Tea Baggers and the shouters. It is kind of astonishing to watch the destruction of what was once a proud tradition.

The crazier the lie, the greater amound of "faith" required to believe it, the smaller and more extreme the faithful grow. So what we have left of the GOP is a stump regional party, representing only the White South and a few rural regions. A long fall for a group that a short decade ago imagined a "Permanent Republican Majority." Comments here indicate that they still haven't learned the humility they need to, to reach out to the middle and belong their long climb back from irrelevance.

Posted by: NoeValleyJim | September 12, 2009 2:14 PM | Report abuse


I OFFER ANYONE TO THE ABOVE CHALLENGE....

lets see how smart you are.

Posted by: David4Change | September 12, 2009 2:17 PM | Report abuse

I love you Joe Wilson!
Thanks for speaking the truth!!!
Big Bucks are coming your way!!!

Posted by: HankRearden | September 12, 2009 2:20 PM | Report abuse

today: Rep. Joe Wilson... "truth detector";
jan 2013: POTUS Joe Wislon

Posted by: nineminehair | September 12, 2009 2:21 PM | Report abuse

I felt a tingle running up my leg when Joe made his comment.

Posted by: bb88101 | September 12, 2009 2:22 PM | Report abuse

re David4Change's challenge:
"I OFFER ANYONE TO THE ABOVE CHALLENGE..."

grammar, youngster, grammar

we know how smart you are.

Posted by: nineminehair | September 12, 2009 2:24 PM | Report abuse

The WaPo and the author of this article, Paul Kane, show yet more scurrying-maggot servitude toward their leftist Democrat-party overlords: as seen by the gratuitous LINK in the article to the site collecting contributions for Wilson's opponent.

Yet another detestable display from the mealy-mouthed hypocrite leftist propagandists who have defiled the fourth estate.

Give 'em Hell, Joe Wilson!

joewilsonforcongress.com/

Posted by: finsher771 | September 12, 2009 2:26 PM | Report abuse

QUOTE... "waylon714: Mr Obama called members of congress liars in his speech. What is the difference? Mr Obama has lied to congress and the american people repeatedly. It is time someone called him on it."...UNQUOTE

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REBUTTAL:

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It is clear you do not understand the "issue" here. The issue is whether the proposed health bill allows illegal immigrants to obtain health benefits. Which would make Joe Wilson's statement correct. Your general assertion that Obama is a liar presents no facts to support your statement. It is merely a hope, wish or desire of yours that it is true.

Your statement is flawed as it is irrelevant to the above challenge.

Posted by: David4Change | September 12, 2009 2:27 PM | Report abuse

QUOTE: "nineminehair: re David4Change's challenge:
"I OFFER ANYONE TO THE ABOVE CHALLENGE..."

grammar, youngster, grammar

we know how smart you are. "

REBUTTAL:


Again, immature and childish behavior. No suprise from a Joe Wilson supporter. As you can see, these people are truly ignorant and when it comes down to proving their statements, they fail.

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Again, prove that the health bill allows illegal immigrants to receive health benefits...


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Posted by: David4Change | September 12, 2009 2:32 PM | Report abuse

YOU ARE BEING CHALLENGED:


Prove that the proposed health bill mentioned in the presidential speech allows illegal immigrants to receive health benefits...

See the details of this challenge supra...

(My assumption is that you are ignorant...prove me wrong)

Posted by: David4Change | September 12, 2009 2:38 PM | Report abuse

reminded me of the cowards that would yell at schoolchildren to

keep them from attending school with white students. They never

really go away because they are cowards, looking for a way to stop

the voices in their head that tells them the white race needs saving.

Posted by: angriestdogintheworld | September 12, 2009 2:40 PM | Report abuse

Paul Kane: Nice of you to provide a hot link to Miller's fund raising site.

Posted by: bgober | September 12, 2009 2:44 PM | Report abuse

David4Change -- blow it out your ear. While you're at it, take your "change" and your hypocrisy and cram 'em sideways.

You clearly have nothing to contribute other than the insufferably worn-out, eternally regurgitated "talking-points memos" fed to you by MSNBC and your socialist Philosophy 101 professor.

Change? HAH! Your false idol is a pathological liar and a power-grasping totalitarian.

You want immature? Look at your wacko lib buddy using terms like "dickhed" in his "analytical and scathing" rebuttal.


http://joewilsonforcongress.com/

Posted by: finsher771 | September 12, 2009 2:45 PM | Report abuse

****HERE IS HOW OBAMA LOST HIS LICENSE TO PRACTICE LAW***
What about Michelle Law license? Yes, she too!

We also know that he abandoned his license to practice law after it was revealed that he lied on his application about not having any aliases, aka Barry Soetoro and he is not allowed to applying again by the Illinois Bar Association.

Illinois attorneys affirm Mr.Obama was disbarred for lying under oath which is a felony and the Bar admits no felons.

And we also know that his wife’s law license was retracted by the state of Illinois.Actually her license was "court ordered inactive" Holy smokes, what this woman do to offend the court so much?

if the Kenyan lied under oath, then He can certainly lie to Us and Congress.
We know Obama is a pathological liar, he lies every single day when he refuses to admit He's Kenyan born and is Usurping the US Presidency.

***YOU LIE**IT WASN’T WILSON, IT WAS THE CRY OF THE LAND AGAINST THE USURPER!**

Here is the proof of his birth in Kenya:
http://freedomtalk.lefora.com/2009/09/07/here-is-the-original-obamas-kenyan-birth-certifica/page1/

Posted by: Dashark1 | September 12, 2009 2:46 PM | Report abuse

QUOTE: "angriestdogintheworld: reminded me of the cowards that would yell at schoolchildren to

keep them from attending school with white students. They never

really go away because they are cowards, looking for a way to stop

the voices in their head that tells them the white race needs saving...UNQUOTE

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Please do not sink to the level of the Joe Wilson supporters. The additional assumption is that the majority of Joe Wilson supporters who are posting here are "white men" with little education. Their own words here will exhibit their ignorance to other intelligent people who are undecided. These words will push Rob Miller to victory in 2010.

In rebutting their comments, use intelligent statements based on facts instead of name calling. You will win every time.

Posted by: David4Change | September 12, 2009 2:51 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Wilson should not be supported unless you want this behavior to be perpetuated on both sides of the aisle. If a neoconservative president is ever elected again, imagine if the other side starts screaming "you lie!" repeatedly knowing there'll be supporters availing such a behavior.

Posted by: edmondd | September 12, 2009 2:53 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: finsher771 | September 12, 2009 2:55 PM | Report abuse

David4Change: Apparently the Obama administration disagrees with you.

MNBC First Read:
"Today, for the first time as far as we know, the administration is backing a provision that would require proof of citizenship before someone could enroll in a plan selected on the exchange."

Or are they ignorant?

Posted by: bgober | September 12, 2009 2:57 PM | Report abuse

QUOTE: David4Change -- blow it out your ear. While you're at it, take your "change" and your hypocrisy and cram 'em sideways.

You clearly have nothing to contribute other than the insufferably worn-out, eternally regurgitated "talking-points memos" fed to you by MSNBC and your socialist Philosophy 101 professor.

Change? HAH! Your false idol is a pathological liar and a power-grasping totalitarian.

You want immature? Look at your wacko lib buddy using terms like "dickhed" in his "analytical and scathing" rebuttal.
QUOTE.

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REBUTTAL:

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As you can see, supporting Joe Wilson will cause you to be associated with people like finsher771. The majority of Joe Wilson supporters tend to be uneducated white men from the South. Their motives here are based on a deep seeded anger due to their belief that they are losing their power in America.

Pushing these types of people out of our way as we have been doing for years, which explains why they lost the 2008 election, will bring us together as a nation and make us stronger in the eyes of the World.

As you can see by the posts being made here by the Joe Wilson supporters, they clearly exhibit ignorant and immature behavior.

Posted by: David4Change | September 12, 2009 3:01 PM | Report abuse

YOU ARE BEING CHALLENGED:


Prove that the proposed health bill mentioned in the presidential speech allows illegal immigrants to receive health benefits...

See the details of this challenge supra...


(My assumption is that you are ignorant...prove me wrong)


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Posted by: David4Change | September 12, 2009 3:03 PM | Report abuse

Way to go Mr. Wilson! About time an elected official with some balls is starting to shout out against this president and his evil agenda.

This administrations' goal is only about controlling us. Once this abomination of government controlled health care rationing passes, the United States of America ceases to exist as we have known.

Posted by: littledoc | September 12, 2009 3:09 PM | Report abuse

I had no idea so many conservatives read the Washington Post! Wow! So maybe they are open to hearing unbiased reporting and learning the truth afterall? Or, were they instructed to come here? Anyway, they don't realize how misled they have been into believing that Obama is a liar and that Wilson is telling the truth. Fox News works directly with corporations and Republicans in reporting what they want their viewers to believe even tho it comes from the health care industry directly or the obstructionists in Congress, the truth be damned. It's all about undermining Obama and fanning the flames of of intolerance and paranoia. Obama gave me hope but I fear for our country now more than ever.

Posted by: renrat1 | September 12, 2009 3:13 PM | Report abuse

QUOTE: "Apparently the Obama administration disagrees with you.

MNBC First Read:
"Today, for the first time as far as we know, the administration is backing a provision that would require proof of citizenship before someone could enroll in a plan selected on the exchange."

Or are they ignorant?


Posted by: bgober
UNQUOTE

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RESPONSE:

REBUTTAL:

Your statement that "the Obama administration disagrees with you" is logically flawed.

Again, another ignorant statement. The statement above displays a continued bi-partisian behavior on the democratic side by continuing to negotiate the terms of the proposed health bill. It references additional "enforcement" other then making it illegal to give illegal immigrants health benefits.

However, the statement above does NOT prove that the proposed bill, during the president's speech, allowed the payment of health benefits to illegal immigrants. In fact, H.R. 3200 specifically prohibited such payment.


Your statement is logically flawed.

Posted by: David4Change | September 12, 2009 3:17 PM | Report abuse

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YOU ARE BEING CHALLENGED:


Prove that the proposed health bill mentioned in the presidential speech allows illegal immigrants to receive health benefits...

See the details of this challenge supra...


(My assumption is that you are ignorant...prove me wrong)

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Posted by: David4Change | September 12, 2009 3:19 PM | Report abuse

Truly amazing.

Rob Miller, the unknown Democratic opponent has raised almost twice as much as Wilson, yet your story forcuses on the success of the Republican fund raising.

WaPo once again ingnores the truth to benefit their own bias toward the far right.

The real headline should be how an unknown Democrat has raised an astounding amount of money, yet you focus on the bullying rightwing.

Posted by: Continuum | September 12, 2009 3:19 PM | Report abuse

Barach H. Obama and his neo-fascist wing of the Democrat Party are the biggest liars America has ever had to endure. I don't think his hippie mother ever taught him that it is wrong to lie. He is a pathological liar, intellectually incapable of ever telling the truth. Rep. Joe Wilson was the last Repbulican to show any backbone. Why aren't the other Republicans exposing the Supreme Leader's lies? Why doesn't the major media subject his statements to fact checks? Americans who value the truth are so grateful to Rep Wilson, and will be supporting him long after the Obama lackies have forgotten who his opponent is.

Posted by: angelofmercy | September 12, 2009 3:20 PM | Report abuse

Wilson lied when he said it was not a planned outburst ...the proof is in the tweet .....all politicans are liars both REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS

Posted by: mitchbupp | September 12, 2009 3:25 PM | Report abuse

Anyone notice how when the leader of the Democratic Party is called a liar, They can't refudiate that claim by providing proof that he is not a liar? All they seem to be able to do is scramble to cover for him after-the-fact by adding to the bill, and then threaten censure of the person calling him out. Typical.

Posted by: CaptainChlorine | September 12, 2009 3:25 PM | Report abuse

QUOTE: "Truly amazing.

Rob Miller, the unknown Democratic opponent has raised almost twice as much as Wilson, yet your story forcuses on the success of the Republican fund raising.

WaPo once again ingnores the truth to benefit their own bias toward the far right.

The real headline should be how an unknown Democrat has raised an astounding amount of money, yet you focus on the bullying rightwing.

Posted by: Continuum "

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RESPONSE
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The Washington Post is supporting a conservative candidate. This is American and more power to them. We should support this because this is being a true American.


However, my dispute here forcuses on the ignorance posts of the Joe Wilson supporters.

My assumption is that the Joe Wilson supporters are white men from the South who have little education. So far, they are proving me correct as to their ignorance.

Posted by: David4Change | September 12, 2009 3:30 PM | Report abuse

You can't blame a politician for lying.. it's just part of the business.. it's business it's not personal..

Posted by: newbeeboy | September 12, 2009 3:30 PM | Report abuse

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YOU ARE BEING CHALLENGED:


Prove that the proposed health bill mentioned in the presidential speech allows illegal immigrants to receive health benefits...

See the details of this challenge supra...


(My assumption is that you are ignorant...prove me wrong)

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Posted by: David4Change | September 12, 2009 3:31 PM | Report abuse

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OK....IT'S CLEAR NOW...

NO JOE WILSON SUPPORTER IS CAPABLE OF PROVING THAT OBAMA LIED DURING THE PRESIDENT'S SPEECH....THEIR JOY COMES FROM THE FACT THAT OBAMA WAS MERELY INSULTED.

AS I ASSUMED, THE MAJORITY OF JOE WILSON SUPPORTERS ARE IGNORANT (This is why Rob Miller will win in 2010).


Good bye and peace to you....


(If an intelligent comment is posted, I will respond. If not, have a good life)

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Posted by: David4Change | September 12, 2009 3:38 PM | Report abuse

David4Change you dear ignorant man. Democrats have voted down every amendment to provide oversight to the health care bill.

Posted by: waylon714 | September 12, 2009 3:49 PM | Report abuse

QUOTE: "angriestdogintheworld: reminded me of the cowards that would yell at schoolchildren to

keep them from attending school with white students. They never

really go away because they are cowards, looking for a way to stop

the voices in their head that tells them the white race needs saving...UNQUOTE

----------------------------------------

Please do not sink to the level of the Joe Wilson supporters. The additional assumption is that the majority of Joe Wilson supporters who are posting here are "white men" with little education. Their own words here will exhibit their ignorance to other intelligent people who are undecided. These words will push Rob Miller to victory in 2010.

In rebutting their comments, use intelligent statements based on facts instead of name calling. You will win every time.

Posted by: David4Change | September 12, 2009 2:51 PM
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who the heck are you. I meant every frickin' word you creep. There is no way to address unintelligible racists with facts. Did you just fall off a turnip truck?

Posted by: angriestdogintheworld | September 12, 2009 3:51 PM | Report abuse

Joe Wilson - we need more politicians like you. This is the first time in my 50 years on this earth that I have given to a political campaign. Joe Wilson for President!

Posted by: Numbers29 | September 12, 2009 3:52 PM | Report abuse

"Republicans are mostly stupid, but in this case ignorant. The idiot who said John Kerry called American troops "jack booted thugs" is dead wrong. That's what the NRA called federal agents nearly 20 years ago,..."
Posted by: jdfoster1

You're both wrong. The NRA was quoting Rep. John David Dingell, Jr. (D-Mich.), who was referring to ATF agents.

Posted by: gosseyn | September 12, 2009 3:55 PM | Report abuse

The post about Glen Beck,,,it is a SATIRE BLOG....READ THE BOTTOM OF THAT PAGE IT SAYS.....
Notice: This site is parody/satire. We assume Glenn Beck did not rape and murder a young girl in 1990, although we haven't yet seen proof that he didn't. But we think Glenn Beck definitely uses tactics like this to spread lies and misinformation.

Posted by: madgeowens | September 12, 2009 3:57 PM | Report abuse

Wilson was right, Obama and the Dems lie. They say the Republicans don't offer up any plans of their own, they have no ideas. Wrong. They have introduced over 30 health care reform bills, all blocked by the Democrats. Get the full story at the Washington Examiner http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/Democrats-stifle-Republican-health-care-plans-8224780-58644807.html

Here's another story the Washington Post could check out: How much money does Obama spend every time he goes on Air Force One to promote his agenda? I thought he and his gang were supposed to be so tech savvy...have they ever heard of the teleconference? They just love to run up the debt.

Posted by: lostein | September 12, 2009 3:59 PM | Report abuse

I am so Proud Of Joe Wilson........I am sick of the likes of Linsey Graham and John McCain who weigh in when they see which way the wind is blowing....I am sick of Republicans who wont stand up for we the people!!!!!!

Posted by: madgeowens | September 12, 2009 3:59 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: bgfsh

"Conservatives are pulling the bricks out of our democracy one by one...."

It's a republic, not a democracy. Says so right there in the Constitution; see for yourself.

"... They have NO ethics, no ideas, no class, no awareness, no tolerance and little education on anything but hate...."

And I'm seeing SO much tolerance and love from the Left in this Comments section. ;)

Posted by: gosseyn | September 12, 2009 4:06 PM | Report abuse

I was slapped with insubordination once for refusing to lie to my employer's spouse in regards to his extramarital affair. This was one of the best decisions of my life; I stood up for what I believed in and 'yes' I was chastised by my employer but my sales team applauded my decision to STAND UP against big brother. Right On Mr. Wilson. YOU TOOK ONE FOR YOUR TEAM. We respect you and support you. Run for President, you've got my vote.

Posted by: wickenburgoil | September 12, 2009 4:12 PM | Report abuse

Thank you Joe Wilson for the testicular fortitude to call BoBo the liar that he is, while so many (including that 'pinhead' O'Reilly) say he is a very smart man. He is a smart, slick, con-artist, and that is as far as I will go. America is being 'conned'. While 'PC' David4Change continues to soak his 'nads in Kool-Aid.

God Bless you Congressman Wilson, and God Bless America.

Posted by: jackmoll | September 12, 2009 4:17 PM | Report abuse

By: Onie1

Obama Liars EXPOSED
I was googling Rep. Joe Wilson and off to the left (no pun) was a link that read, "Do You agree that OBAMA lied? I clicked on it and it gives you a over-sized Yes or No option... Knowing the scheming little tricks of the Dems I read everything tiny word on that I could see. It looked legit, then I spotted it! Top left of the screen was a open tab that read, Do you believe Obama is doing a good job (small sized font). I couldn't believe the Dems would stoop so low as to link to search engine for Joe Wilson. Can you imagine what the health bill is really about? They Do LIE!!!

Posted by: wickenburgoil | September 12, 2009 4:25 PM | Report abuse

By Onie1

Dear racist David4change,
How dare you mention color...talk about uneducated and lowclass; gO bAK 2 sKooL Ursellf (there, I spelled it so even you can understand)...EBONICS!

Posted by: wickenburgoil | September 12, 2009 4:33 PM | Report abuse

Most of the dumbed down Wilson windbagger posters here prove that the antiabortion CATHOLIC Nazis of WWII won the war when the PEDOPHILE VATICAN helped the Nazi Dulles and Bush families smuggle 100,000 Nazis to America for their Fourth Reich. Leave it to these hypocrite bigot "pro-lifers" to oppose ALL family planning AND affordable, available LIFE-SAVING health care for all resulting forced birth people, especially our Mexican neighbors. You Wilson suck ups are saving the "precious zygote-containing bath water, while THROWING AWAY ALL mothers, babies, grannies, minorities, injured war vets, your families and yourselves! If you really believed your own crap, you'd be holding coffee-miscarried zygote "baby" tampon funerals for your OWN "missing" family members! You sanctimoniously ignore your OWN priest-molested kids, caffeine and surgical abortions, and adulterous male enhancement prescriptions, then protest women's clinics! When you're not bashing intersexed-born gays, you're voting in wife-dumping, lobbyist- and escort-banging, Wall St.-thieving, foreign bribe-taking traitors like HASTERT, BLUNT AND BURTON! Check out Sibel Edmund's shocking testimony on Hastert, Blunt and Burton.

Posted by: clonedlamb | September 12, 2009 5:02 PM | Report abuse

The Washington Post throws out numbers like that without any reliable sources? In one newspaper it was an aide that said he had a received $200k in contributions within 24hrs. An aide, the same guy who gets his coffee and pants from the dryers.

On this article there is no source whatsoever. At least with Miller you can go to a site and see who is giving him the actual cash.

Posted by: wlockhar | September 12, 2009 5:06 PM | Report abuse

by Onie1

Dear David4change.
I appologize for my 'Ebonics' outburst.
I have no authority to judge you.
I have no desire to counter you.
I would never consider converting you, however on occasion I would like to salute you by farting in your general direction.
PS I am a woman not a male as your described and I bet that you could never guess my ethnicity and since you are so BAD with colors, I don't think that you should even try. Hint: The defintion of the color white. White is produced by reflection of all the rays of the solar color spectrum.
This should abait your insults as to the racial make-up of this site you silly man. Take up painting instead of politics, then its okay to debate color without being seen as a biggot. The truth hurts doesn't it.

Posted by: wickenburgoil | September 12, 2009 5:08 PM | Report abuse

David4Change:
"Your statement that "the Obama administration disagrees with you" is logically flawed.

Again, another ignorant statement. The statement above displays a continued bi-partisian behavior on the democratic side by continuing to negotiate the terms of the proposed health bill. It references additional "enforcement" other then making it illegal to give illegal immigrants health benefits.

However, the statement above does NOT prove that the proposed bill, during the president's speech, allowed the payment of health benefits to illegal immigrants. In fact, H.R. 3200 specifically prohibited such payment."

I'm not disputing the language in the bill. The fact that there is no corresponding provision to insure that only citizens will be able to enroll is what would allow anyone to enroll. Illegal aliens included. The administration has thankfully agreed that this is case and is seeking to add an enforcement provision.

Posted by: bgober | September 12, 2009 5:09 PM | Report abuse

By Onie1

I see somebody saw the new Brad Pitt Movie!
Hello ClonedLamb, I am so happy that David4Change brought a friend to the party.
Sidenote: Anger is really just outward sign of depression. I know this really great therapist...just in case you guys ever want help for your venomous personalities. Ciao

Posted by: wickenburgoil | September 12, 2009 5:20 PM | Report abuse

Regardless of where Wilson represents... when he said "YOU LIE...!" he represented me more than my own elected officials ever have...!

Joe is my hero and the emperor isn't wearing any clothes...!

I am from Maryland and I am ASHAMED to call Steny Hoyer my representative...!
And Nancy Pelosi is the daughter of former Baltimore City Mayor Tommy DelAnsandro, one of the most corrupt and racist polticians ever to reside in Baltimore City. Why do you think Nancy moved to California...?

Go Joe... my checkbook is open to you...!

Posted by: wilsonforpresident | September 12, 2009 5:32 PM | Report abuse

Wickenburgoil, YOU need the therapist for your white supremacy anger and blinders -- Wilson probably has his own sex scandals and you'd vote for him anyway.

Posted by: clonedlamb | September 12, 2009 6:07 PM | Report abuse

Wickenburgoil, I'll bet you voted for "family values" INJURED WIFE-DUMPER McCain! About 10 years ago, Tommy the Matchmaker of the SINGLES Bethesda Yacht Club introduced me to him. McCain left the bar with a Vietnamese woman. Wilson is probably no better. By the way, we may be neighbors -- Hoyer is my rep too. Ciao!

Posted by: clonedlamb | September 12, 2009 6:23 PM | Report abuse

Oops! Sorry -- "wilsonforpresident" is my neighbor.

Posted by: clonedlamb | September 12, 2009 6:32 PM | Report abuse

KEEP GIVING YOUR MONEY TO MR WILSON. REMEMBER YOU HAVE TO MOVED TO SOUTH CAROLINA TO VOTE FOR HIM.....GOOD LUCK YOU WILL ALSO BE VOTING FOR A NEW GOV...ALSO THE NEXT TIME YOU VISIT YOUR DOCTOR TELL HIM YOUR POLITICAL PARTY CHOICE AND HE WILL GIVE YOU PRESCRIPTION(S) TO CLEAR YOUR MIND. BECOME A SOUTH CAROLINA RESIDENT NOW.

Posted by: acorolla | September 12, 2009 6:40 PM | Report abuse

We have a custom in America. It's called respecting the office of the Presidency whether you voted for a President or not. That tradition is even stronger in the House of Representatives and the Senate. We call that custom patriotism. When did America so lose it's way that people behave like this and some, who call themselves patriotic Americans, condone it? There are limits. Mr. Wilson is free to disagree, but not to be rude to the President during a speech to a joint session of Congress and to the American people. As for illegals----there is definitely a clause in the bill that forbids them any government help in paying for insurance. They'll probably, because of this controversy, make it illegal for them to buy insurance on the exchange at full price. But that's too bad because it will cost us more money. Every hospital in the country is required to treat any one who comes to any emergency room and the government picks up the bill. We would save money on every single person, illegal or not, who purchased insurance at the full price because then we wouldn't have to pay the high cost of emergency room care for that person if they became ill. Talk about cutting off your nose to spite your face! All the exchange does is provide a large enough group to get good rates. Citizens of the country would receive help to purchase insurance if they were poor. Illegals would have to pay the whole price without help. But it won't happen that way now because of Joe Wilson. Illegals won't be allowed to buy full price insurance and we'll have to pick up the tab when they get sick and have to go to the ER. Crazy.

Posted by: karela | September 12, 2009 6:43 PM | Report abuse

I live in Michigan. They tried to make sure that illegals wouldn't get any Medicaid by requiring proof of citizenship here. They found very few illegals but a great many people who were citizens were cut off because they couldn't prove that they are citizens. They eventually had to drop the program because there were so many citizens being denied. If you think it's easy, try to prove yourself at the Licensing Bureau. Most of us have never had to do that unless we travel far enough to need a passport. Many elderly people were born at home and many others have never had a certified copy of their birth record. These are also the reasons that so many fought against this requirement for voting. In rural areas and in poor areas, many people can't legally prove their citizenship, but they're still citizens.

Posted by: karela | September 12, 2009 6:49 PM | Report abuse

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CHALLENGE:
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QUOTE: "David4Change:
"Your statement that "the Obama administration disagrees with you" is logically flawed.

Again, another ignorant statement. The statement above displays a continued bi-partisian behavior on the democratic side by continuing to negotiate the terms of the proposed health bill. It references additional "enforcement" other then making it illegal to give illegal immigrants health benefits.

However, the statement above does NOT prove that the proposed bill, during the president's speech, allowed the payment of health benefits to illegal immigrants. In fact, H.R. 3200 specifically prohibited such payment."

I'm not disputing the language in the bill. The fact that there is no corresponding provision to insure that only citizens will be able to enroll is what would allow anyone to enroll. Illegal aliens included. The administration has thankfully agreed that this is case and is seeking to add an enforcement provision."

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Your statement "I'm not disputing the language in the bill" confirms that the proposed health bill did NOT provide benefits for illegal aliens.

However, your present argument is based on a possible "failure" of agencies to enforce the prohibition under H.R. 3200 preventing the payment of health benefits on behalf of illegal aliens.

First, the details of the bills are still being negotiated and the president was asking for bi-partisanship in negotiating such details, which Joe Wilson's statement did nothing for.

Second, the bill specifically made it illegal to provide such health benefits to illegals. Thus, verification is "inferred" and does not have to be expressed in the bill because violating the law produces legal liability. However, the democrates are willing to agree to additional enforcement measures. This is bi-partisan behavior, which Joe Wilson failed to show the democrates.

Thank you for agreeing that the proposed health bill does NOT provide health benefits to illegals. Therefore, Joe Wilson was incorrected when he suggested otherwise with his "You Lie" statement.


Also, thank you for your intelligent and respectful post....it is amazing how many ignorant and immature people are posting here, and sad for America.

THE WORLD IS LAUGHING AT AMERICA RIGHT NOW

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Posted by: David4Change | September 12, 2009 8:17 PM | Report abuse

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GOOD NEWS:

It is clear that ignorance no longer dominates America as it once did.

When America was young, there were a multitude of ignorant people who controlled the state of affairs. This appears to no longer be true due to a more educated and intelligent population that is taking over. A majority of thhem voted Obama into office.

However, the fustration of these ignorant people from the loss of such power is becoming evident on boards like this and being witnessed on TV. They are incapable of intellectually expressing their beliefs and such inability causes them fustration, which inturn causes them to act violenting.

This was witnessed today by people carrying guns at the rally in Washington.


THIS IS THE FACT....THESE PEOPLE ARE LOSING POWER IN AMERICA AND THEY ARE BEING PUSHED COMPLETELY TO THE SIDE BY MORE INTELLIGENT AND SOPHISTICATED AMERICANS.

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Posted by: David4Change | September 12, 2009 8:41 PM | Report abuse

Joe Wilson (R-SC)
The LYING HYPOCRITE:
However, in 2003, Wilson voted to provide federal funds for illegal immigrants’ healthcare. The vote came on the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003, which contained Sec. 1011 authorizing $250,000 annually between 2003 and 2008 for government reimbursements to hospitals who provide treatment for uninsured illegal immigrants. The program has been extended through 2009 and there is currently a bipartisan bill in Congress to make it permanent.

Posted by: edlharris | September 12, 2009 8:47 PM | Report abuse

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THANK YOU JOE WILSON....FOR THE GIFT


The two magic words, "You Lie", did more for your opponent, Rob Miller, then thousands of dollars in TV commercials or dozens of volunteers...$1 Million in donations and growing, and leading in the polls.

Keep up the good work for us.

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Posted by: David4Change | September 12, 2009 9:02 PM | Report abuse

This is an odd assessment of the fundraising so far. How could almost $750,000 ALMOST match over $1,000,000 raised?? Does the reporter not understand that there is over 25% difference between those numbers?

Posted by: suenaustin | September 12, 2009 9:04 PM | Report abuse

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Should Wilson apologize to the Nation on the House Floor?

http://www.youpolls.com/details.asp?pid=6132

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Posted by: usadblake | September 12, 2009 9:06 PM | Report abuse

TO ALL WHO CALL ME "RACIST" JUST BECAUSE I ASKED PREZ. OBAMA AND CONGRESS TO GIVE ME MORE DETAIL ON THIS BILL IS OUTRAGEOUS!! What about many of the BLACK CONSERVATIVES who are asking same questions??? When confronted with the "truth" or when unable to defend an argument, many Dem's resort to calling the "opponents" a RACIST,FASCIST, ETC. PLEASE READ OUR HISTORYY. IT WAS THE GOP WHO LIBERATED BLACKS IN 1860 (lINCOLN) 1964 CIVIL RIGHTS WERE CHAMPIONED BY GOP LEADERS AND FOUGHT THE SOUTHERN DEM'S OPPOSITION, AND JOE WILSON DID VOTE TO PAY HOSPITALS FOR TREATING UNDOCUMENTED RESIDENTS...THUS, HE AND GOP LEADERS OR TRUE CONSERVATIVES ARE INDEED COMPASSIONATE AND NOT THE SELFISH MONSTERS, UNCARING AND UN AMERICAN BIGOTS THAT THE MEDIA AND DEM'S HAVE MADE THEM OUT TO BE. PLEASE READ YOUR HISTORY!

MR. WILSON IS NOT A HYPOCRITE FOR VOTING TO PAY FOR UNDOCUMENTED PEOPLE'S HOSPITAL BILLS. BUT IN THIS MASSIVE HEALTHCARE BILL...HE HAD TO SPEAK UP...BECAUSE WE ARE FACING THE BANKRUPCY OF OUR NATION AND OUR CHILDREN'S FUTURE AND THE PREZ/CONGRESS HAVE NOT GIVEN THE TAXPAYERS THE FULL STORY. WE ARE THE ONES WHO WILL FOOT THE BILL!!!
Please do NOT distort the facts to justify your dislike of a different view. Remember, we live in a Democracy, where debate is the name of game!! Would you rather live in China or Cuba or Venezuela, No. Korea where if YOU DARE critize their leaders...you end up in Jail!! ????

Posted by: tikarina12 | September 12, 2009 9:11 PM | Report abuse

Oh great, another way for politicians to make money -- shouting insults during presidential addresses.
It'll be right up there with PACs and speaking engagements.

Posted by: kls1 | September 12, 2009 10:41 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Kane, there is no such thing as a "former veteran".

Who the hell is editing this paper? Anyone?

Posted by: nut-meg | September 12, 2009 11:52 PM | Report abuse

Also, it's funny how Wilson's alleged campaign earnings are attributed to an anonymous GOP source, while Miller's are completely verifiable.

Wilson shouldn't worry though, his campaign will get a big wet make up kiss from the health insurance and pharmaceutical industries that have made his career thus far.

Posted by: nut-meg | September 12, 2009 11:56 PM | Report abuse

QUOTE: "who the heck are you. I meant every frickin' word you creep. There is no way to address unintelligible racists with facts. Did you just fall off a turnip truck?

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You sound like a racist yourself against white people.

You also seem ignorant too. Your behavior will only end you up in jail like the rest of your friends.

The best way to deal with people like that is intelligently. You use the system against them. Your way is the ignorant and foolish why that will take you down.

Good luck though.

Posted by: David4Change | September 13, 2009 12:56 AM | Report abuse

QUOTE: "by Onie1

Dear David4change.
I appologize for my 'Ebonics' outburst.
I have no authority to judge you.
I have no desire to counter you.
I would never consider converting you, however on occasion I would like to salute you by farting in your general direction.
PS I am a woman not a male as your described and I bet that you could never guess my ethnicity and since you are so BAD with colors, I don't think that you should even try. Hint: The defintion of the color white. White is produced by reflection of all the rays of the solar color spectrum.
This should abait your insults as to the racial make-up of this site you silly man. Take up painting instead of politics, then its okay to debate color without being seen as a biggot. The truth hurts doesn't it.

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Yet another ignorant person.

Posted by: David4Change | September 13, 2009 1:01 AM | Report abuse

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Is this what the republican party can offer. A bunch of ignorant and immature individuals who are incapable of putting together an intelligent sentence except to insult each other.

Forgive me for saying this; but I truly do not see any intelligent people here except fools.


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Posted by: David4Change | September 13, 2009 1:06 AM | Report abuse

Historically, both of my parents are GOP but Mr. Wilson pisses me off. I have no interests anymore, and no motivation to vote for GOP. Remember, GOP is a party of lying, a party for the rich, a party of no.

Posted by: wkwk | September 13, 2009 1:06 AM | Report abuse

QUOTE: "By Onie1

Dear racist David4change,
How dare you mention color...talk about uneducated and lowclass; gO bAK 2 sKooL Ursellf (there, I spelled it so even you can understand)...EBONICS!

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I told you that you were ignorant. You are clearly a person of little intelligence. You couldn't even distinguish between my comments and someone responding to me.


Posted by: David4Change | September 13, 2009 1:13 AM | Report abuse

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ARE YOU INTELLIGENT?


If you are intelligent then you will realize how ignorant and foolish these people are praising Joe Wilson for his "You Lie" comment. Joe Wilson did more for his opponent's campagn then Rob Miller ever did promoting himself. $1 million in donations and growing and leading in the polls.

All I have to say is THANK YOU JOE WILSON FOR THE GIFT.


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Posted by: David4Change | September 13, 2009 1:20 AM | Report abuse

QUOTE: "Historically, both of my parents are GOP but Mr. Wilson pisses me off. I have no interests anymore, and no motivation to vote for GOP. Remember, GOP is a party of lying, a party for the rich, a party of no. Posted by: wkwk" UNQUOTE


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I think both parties lie.

Posted by: David4Change | September 13, 2009 1:25 AM | Report abuse

QUOTE: "David4Change you dear ignorant man. Democrats have voted down every amendment to provide oversight to the health care bill.

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Another ignorant statement. The democrates have agreed to additional enforcement measures in the proposed health bill that the republicans wanted....

These people posting here are ridiculous. Entertaining though. But not to be taken seriously.

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Posted by: David4Change | September 13, 2009 1:32 AM | Report abuse

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VERY ENTERTAINING:


I have to admit...reading the posts here was very entertaining. I've had fun. It just amazed me how ignorant and immature people posting here are.

Thank God I go to law school and I work within the Court system, which exposes me to some very intelligent people who can put together an intelligent sentence that makes sense.

Next week I'll be going to the United Nations to hear Obama speak. Power to Obama and to Rob Miller who will win in 2010.

Again, thank you Joe Wilson for the gift you have given us.


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Posted by: David4Change | September 13, 2009 1:45 AM | Report abuse

When is Obama going to apologize for Calling Sarah Palin a liar in his speech?

Posted by: MaxEntropy | September 13, 2009 2:15 AM | Report abuse

The Post brushes Mr. Wilson off as a mere "backbencher" but, to quote the congressman himself, they "lie." We don't have a Parliament, we have a representative democracy. Every congressman has one vote and represents almost three-quarters of a MILLION people. Their voices deserve to be heard. If you want "Barry Hussein" to run roughshod over the US Congess and The People, by all means vote for Mr. Miller in 2010.

Posted by: vivalamigra | September 13, 2009 11:01 AM | Report abuse

Joe Wilson is an ignoramus. As for all these people posting about Obama being a liar, where were you when Bush baldfacedly lied his way into a stupid and costly war that we'll never get out of, that costs us $1.9 billion every week, and is bringing home thousands of young disabled vets we have to take care of??? Conservative hypocrisy says everything we need to know about how seriously to take Joe Wilson. See the Iraq Veterans Against the War website for the facts.

Posted by: dsw68 | September 13, 2009 11:43 AM | Report abuse

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DEMOCRATES ACCEPTED 167 REPUBLICAN AMENDMENTS IN THE PROPOSED HEALTH BILL

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Posted by: David4Change | September 13, 2009 12:43 PM | Report abuse

QUOTE: "When is Obama going to apologize for Calling Sarah Palin a liar in his speech?

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SARAH PALIN IS A LIAR...AND THE GOP ARE HYPOCRITES


"End of Life Counseling" is NOT synonymous with a "Death Panel" that decides whether you live or die. Hospice organizations have been employing this procedure for years with no problem.

More important, the republicans are hypocrites. In 2003, the GOP supported "End of Life Counseling" in the Medicare Prescription Drug Bill. 204 GOP house members and 41 GOP Senators voted for that bill.


Also, don't forget, we are talking about Sarah Palin who caused the lose of the republican run for president......"the plane, the plane". "I can see Russia from my window"....hahaha...she's a clown.


BTW, the Saturday Night Live comedian, Tina Fey, won an Emmy for her portraying Sarah Palin on the show.

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Posted by: David4Change | September 13, 2009 1:03 PM | Report abuse

Republicans, you lost. You lost the house. You lost the senate. You lost the presidency. Yet, you still haven't gotten the message the majority of Americans sent.

You are cry babies and poor losers and vulgar to boot. Show a little class here and stop supporting what Wilson did.

Dissent and public debate are good for the country. Be the party of honest opposition. Stop the lying, the vulgarity and the just plain being hateful. It only hurts your own causes.

Posted by: claire2 | September 13, 2009 2:26 PM | Report abuse

I too have loved the comments. An Aussie calling the President a (----). Hmm, I wonder what those dashes were meant to represent? Why is there a particular reason to not say openly what it is that you really want to say? And to those who will defend or agree with that posting, what do those dashes really represent in your mind?

Uh-huh. Thought so.

President Obama doesn't own Palin an apology. She lied from saying she was against the "Bridge to Nowhere" to the whole "Death Panel" garbage.

The TRUTH is not partisan.

To the foaming at the mouth, rabid moronic mouth breathers, please don't mistake the loud noise and tantrums of the right as being representative of America.

The largest audience of Beck, O'Reilly, Limbaugh, Coulter and that group represent less than 5% of the American people.

You aren't in the lead of a great movenent, you are a joke.

Posted by: DPETERSON251 | September 13, 2009 3:52 PM | Report abuse

Where were these right wing tools when Bush was lying his head off? How stupid are you people? The right wing loonies are being used by the greedy corporate interests that propped up the Bush administration for 8 years. Get a brain!

Posted by: newsie247 | September 13, 2009 4:39 PM | Report abuse

The posts here supporting Wilson are lunacy and tabloid loving myth-mongering. But hey, be gleeful over fiction.

It was bad enough the minor Congressman was the first person to ever insult a President during this type of meeting. There are even formal rules that he broke. It was bad enough that Wilson came from the south of the south that never gave up on lost causes.

The thing is Wilson is both naughty and a liar. He is a big liar, pants on fire. The President was talking about "his plan" and that is something Wilson had never seen or heard about before. This was all new stuff. It was not the House or the Senate plans. Wilson was rude, a liar, and though and opportunist, as shameful as a wet worm.

Posted by: lucy2008 | September 13, 2009 6:28 PM | Report abuse

Well, obviously the right wing spin machine is at work. How else would you explain otherwise decent human beings justifying ANYONE shouting "liar" at the President of the United States in the middle of a speech to a joint session of Congress? Joe Wilson has a difference with the President. Great! That's what democracy is made of. He is wrong, of course. Obama did not lie to us, and that is very easy to verify. Joe Wilson and his cronies are simply playing for political advantage, and they are playing shamefully on the racist fears of an ignorant electorate.

Posted by: dave96 | September 13, 2009 6:39 PM | Report abuse

joe wilson, you are a new hero. hope you turn out to be better than other politicians. at least you had the nerve to say what we ALL know to be fact.
bush and obama hussein had a deal,bush wuold start bailouts,and obama would put spending and govt takeover on hyperspeed.
these kind of thugs should never be allowed to hold any kind of office again for life.
fact remains,wilson told truth.
cost of obambi election,trillions of dollars,wilson calling him out with impecable timming,PRICELESS.

Posted by: silusdogood | September 13, 2009 10:15 PM | Report abuse

DPETERSON251:

You may want to reconsider your detrimental categorization of opponents as "mouth breathers" - the democrat revered Teddy Kennedy was one, especially as a result of his notorious swimming episode.

Posted by: Davole | September 14, 2009 12:24 AM | Report abuse

dsw68:

It's blatantly obvious that your pathetic attempt to refute the fact that Barack Obama is a liar by casting aspersions on George W. Bush is juvenile and illogical.

Nice try though!

Posted by: Davole | September 14, 2009 12:37 AM | Report abuse

Headline insinuates Republicans are donors of $750,000. I contributed and Im not a Democrat. Beginning to think that American "free" press is presenting bias views. That can't be in happening in free speech America, can it?

Posted by: wormyc1 | September 14, 2009 1:46 AM | Report abuse

Ahhhhhh-someone speaking what we are thinking-nice----about time someone told Obama what is thought os him-all his promises to us and then changing his mind-we are so sick of being lied to-our needs being ignored-things not being done that the hard working americans want done-thank you so much joe wilson for speaking up for us!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: dragonflyleap | September 14, 2009 9:58 AM | Report abuse

Lets talk about the real Addison "Joe" Wilson. A great piece by Gordon Duff:

Joe Wilson, real name "Addison" presents himself as a hard boiled combat veteran, retired Army colonel and all around tough guy.

He belongs to "white supremacist" organizations, fought hard to keep the Confederate flag in South Carolina and, when an aide to the notorious racist Strom Thurmond admitted Thurmond had a half African-American daughter, Wilson abused and threatened the woman in an attempt to shut her up.

Yeah, but at least he doesn't lie like President Obama does, right? So what if he's partial to white?

Born in 1947, Wilson was prime material for the Vietnam War. After taking deferment after deferment for college and law school, in 1972, Wilson was glided into a coveted Army Reserve billet, protecting him from service in Vietnam.

He quit in 1975 with the fall of Saigon and transferred to the National Guard where he was a Judge Advocate, a "lawyer."

Wow, he must be pooped after all that combat!

Wilson has one of the worst records in Congress, having voted against Veteran funding 11 times. The only "veteran" Wilson has helped is himself.

That's Rushpublican for "sacrifice".

Though ending up with full health insurance and a fat military retirement, Joe Wilson, like Senator Lindsay Graham, both passed more qualified serving officers who were deployed to combat and moved into high paying positions as full Colonels, all done using political clout.

That's Rushpublican for "self-made man".

This gives both Wilson and his good friend and reportedly highest ranking gay officer in the US military, Lindsay Graham, substantial "double dip" retirements without ever having to actually serve in the real military and, especially, not during the Vietnam War.

Quit being so petty. I'm sure his political rival never even set foot in a recruitment office, let alone a combat zone. What a girly man!

Wilson's opponent in the upcoming election is Rob Miller, 13 year US Marine with 2 combat tours in Iraq.

Never mind.

Wilson, close friend and confidant of Fox Entertainment reality show host Glenn Beck is a strong advocate of private health care.

In fact he received over $ 400,000 in political donations from the health care industry in support of his position.

That's Rushpublican for "sex".

Insiders say that Beck helped stage the Wilson "impromptu theater" during the Presidents address to Congress, offering full support from Fox News in exchange for Wilson's violation of traditional Southern good manners, something Wilson has little familiarity with.

That's Rushpublican for "honest".

About the author:

Gordon Duff is a Marine combat veteran and a regular contributor to Veterans Today. He specializes in political and social issues. You can see a large collection of Gordon's published articles at this link: VeteransToday.com.

Posted by: thea2b | September 14, 2009 11:36 AM | Report abuse

This is exactly what president Obama was trying to prevent. People need to understand that Wilson has freedom of speech under his constitutional right. The timing and place was completely inappropriate. This is the same thing that is happening through out town hall meetings with people not being civil. Lets have some respect for each while we disagree. Note that a lot of these interrupters are paid or funded by insurance companies.

Posted by: pda4geeks | September 14, 2009 11:47 AM | Report abuse

I agree, the time for being civil is over. Obama should start kicking ass. He won the election, the democrats won the house and the senate- so they should forget about any dreams of bi-partisan nonsense and just roll over the whining republicans. As for Wilson, we'll see what 2010 brings, they weren't that far apart in 2008 and maybe his rude comment has woken up the sleeping middle Americans who don't have health care or who live in fear of their insurance company not covering a major expense or dropping them completely.

Posted by: tedkuhn | September 14, 2009 2:00 PM | Report abuse

Why is it when the truth is uttered in Washington, the media and politicians go ballistic but when lies are continually uttered they are silent? Wilson responded instantly to what he knew to be untrue upsetting the decorum of the Halls of Quid Pro Quo. It's a shame that honesty is so misplaced in the Capital that the outburst was even necessary. Weasel wording, obscure language, grandiose profundities, favor trading are all acceptable....only honesty is banned.

Posted by: pmichaelis | September 14, 2009 2:19 PM | Report abuse

The end of the era of ignorant red necks and good ole boys. The New South is rising.

Instead of white robes at night time we have lies and Glenn Beck, Rush Limabugh and Fox news with their LIES. Why aren't they being sued for defamation of character and slanderous lies or how about treason. Or how about the internet where the privacy of my home is invaded with racist emails then these people say oh this has nothing to do with race--yea sure and pigs fly.


Posted by: mac7 | September 14, 2009 3:34 PM | Report abuse

I actually do support many of the Obama's proposed reforms and hope that something good comes out of them for our benefit. However I am disgusted with the self-righteous name calling of Rep. Joe Wilson. Obama threw the first punch as showed in a printed copy of his speech: I was concerned when I heard President Obama use the rarely used l-word in his health care speech to the Congress. That's right–Obama said lie-L.......I........E–about a lie being spread about his proposed health care reform. He didn't say mislead, misinform, misspeak, factually inaccurate, disingenuous, or any other trendy word or non-word instead of the direct, straightforward word lie. Here's that part of the speech:
OBAMA: Some of people's concerns have grown out of bogus claims spread by those whose only agenda is to kill reform at any cost. The best example is the claim, made not just by radio and cable talk show hosts, but prominent politicians, that we plan to set up panels of bureaucrats with the power to kill off senior citizens. Such a charge would be laughable if it weren't so cynical and irresponsible. It is a lie, plain and simple....This, too, is false. The reforms -- the reforms I'm proposing would not apply to those who are here illegally.
Congressman Wilson: You lie!
THE PRESIDENT: It's not true. And one more misunderstanding I want to clear up -- under our plan, no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions, and federal conscience laws will remain in place.
THE TRUTH: Mandatory 'end of life' counseling in HR 3200 'shall' include counseling every 5 years to the elderly, giving doctors a monetary incentive to persuade you to sign a 'do not resuscitate' (DNR) order to pull the plug on Grandma, just like the Obama administration already pressures all Veterans to sign them. (Confirmed by the Washington Post and Wall Street Journal, read extensive details at www.prayinjesusname.org.)

Posted by: SgtSavage | September 15, 2009 5:33 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Kane

"Miller, a former Iraq war veteran...."

I don't mean to be pedantic, but if Rob Miller was ever an Iraq War veteran, he still is.

Posted by: gradyphilpott | September 15, 2009 9:06 PM | Report abuse

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