Obama heckled by SC Congressman Joe Wilson

Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009 9:23 PM
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WASHINGTON -- The nastiness of August's health care debate reached into the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday as President Barack Obama tried to move his reform plan forward.

Rep. Joe Wilson  AP
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Rep. Joe Wilson

South Carolina Republican Rep. Joe Wilson shouted "You lie!" after Obama had talked about illegal immigrants.

It wasn't the only interruption during Obama's speech to a joint session of Congress in the House of Representatives. Earlier, Republicans laughed when Obama acknowledged that there are still significant details to be worked out before a health care overhaul can be passed.

Wilson's outburst caused Obama to pause briefly before he went on with his speech. Overhead in the visitors' gallery, first Lady Michelle Obama shook her head from side to side.

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iluvcollardgreens
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iluvcollardgreens 09/10/09 - 07:46 am
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he sould not have

he sould not have appologized.And Paul Broun is a good an i have met him myself.And i will vote for him again.

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Rhetor 09/10/09 - 07:53 am
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The sad thing is that

The sad thing is that thousnds of foolish people voted for this man to be in Congress. What does the rest of the country think of the Palmetto State now? We need to clean up our own house. Worse, of course, he was wrong, as no one has proposed giving insurance to illegal immigrants. This is just one of the many smears to which the president rightly objected.

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Georgiais1 09/10/09 - 07:54 am
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He may have been out of line,

He may have been out of line, but he told the truth. Obama has a little problem with the truth which most rational folks would admit. Of course people like cparker and the panthers would never admit it.

justthefacts
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justthefacts 09/10/09 - 08:11 am
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For the longest time it was

For the longest time it was 47 million uninsured. Last night the numbers changed to 30 million. The difference? Illegals. Who's lying?

convertedsoutherner
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convertedsoutherner 09/10/09 - 08:13 am
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Funny - Funny stuff. prezbho

Funny - Funny stuff. prezbho (the liar) calls others liars and no one complains. Someone says the truth and calls prezbho a liar and we have hysteria from the left. *** The best comment from this article is 'Overhead in the visitors' gallery, first Lady Michelle Obama shook her head from side to side'. *** Was that rattling they heard, or what?

justthefacts
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justthefacts 09/10/09 - 08:22 am
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I was hoping that Obama would

I was hoping that Obama would claim we could pay for HC by getting Charlie Rangel to pay his back taxes!! Now, THAT would have brought the chamber down.

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InChristLove 09/10/09 - 08:22 am
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My question is, if as the

My question is, if as the President states, no person in the US illegally will be offered medical insurance, who pays for their treatment. If someone who is here illegally comes into the emergency room with a real emergency and needs treatment, are we to refuse them treatment. If we treat them and they have no insurance, who pays? Just because we don't offer them insurance does not mean we have solved the problem....individuals without insurance will still get free treatment.

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InChristLove 09/10/09 - 08:25 am
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Another question, the

Another question, the President stated that every individual would be required to have health insurance but then he said for those small companies who can't afford to cover their workers or individuals who still can't afford coverage under the "medical exchange" plan, a hardship waiver would be available. Is it me or does that seem like a contradiction. I understand about small businesses who can't afford to cover their workers but the individual who is too poor to be covered under the new plan should qualify for medicare or medicaid, wouldn't they?

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justthefacts 09/10/09 - 08:27 am
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If anyone on here can tell me

If anyone on here can tell me the status of the "public option", I would appreciate it.

InChristLove
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InChristLove 09/10/09 - 08:35 am
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It is so sad that there are

It is so sad that there are some individuals who post on here that have such a hatred towards Christians. Christians may not be perfect but I can guarantee you that if you were in need and had to depend on a non-Christian or depend on a Christian for help, more times than not, the Christian would be the one to help you. cparker, you may not be a believer, you may not like Christians (conservative or not), but your obvious hate towards us is well noted. All I can say is one day you will have to bow before a mighty and just God and answer for your actions. I guess you can tell the Lord, the Southern White Christian Conservative made you do it.

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cparker 09/10/09 - 08:40 am
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Geoorgias#1... Obama did not

Geoorgias#1... Obama did not lie. Coverage to illegal aliens is specifically excluded. Even if they though he was telling a lie, there was a better way to deal with it than to insult the President before the world. As I said many times.... Southern white Christian Conservatives are hypocritical liars!!

convertedsoutherner
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convertedsoutherner 09/10/09 - 08:44 am
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prezbho talks out of both

prezbho talks out of both sides of his mouth and libs think he's giving them true information and facts. Most of the time that he's said something, it's been proven to be a lie. I was thinking the same thing about rangel (who by the way the dims protect). What a bunch of crooks we have in this admin and congress and because a conservative tells the truth they want to crucify him while libs ignore the crooks that prezbho surrounds himself with.

cparker
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cparker 09/10/09 - 08:48 am
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InChristLove.... There was no

InChristLove.... There was no double talk. He stated specifically illegal aliens would not be covered. He also said that companies with less than 50 employees can apply to not be mandated participate in the insurance exchange. However, the companies that don't provide the healthcare coverage can be subjected to an 8% penalty fee and allow their employees to seek coverage individually. Finally, when an illegal alien walks into the emergency room for care it is usually covered through indigent care. Although indigent care is provided from taxes, it is not provided from a national option such medicaid or medicare. This might be why Congressman Joe Wilson was confused.

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humbleopinion 09/10/09 - 08:55 am
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Joe Wilson told the TRUTH.

Joe Wilson told the TRUTH. Maybe he didn't do it quite the right way, but I sat watching the speech and yelled "BU**S**T" about every 30 seconds myself! That is all that speech was....more BS than I've heard out of this UNQUALIFIED President in the seven months he's been in office.

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goldie53 09/10/09 - 08:57 am
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Brian W. this isn't about

Brian W. this isn't about being Democrat or Republican> It is concerning the lack of civility of a Congressman in a appropriate setting. Lack of CLASS and respect. I don't remember this ever happening before when ANY President was speaking to the people in the Chambers!
As I stated before, several post here represents a lack of education by those who posts. As for converted southern you shows your lack of education. The first Lady is a very smart, educated lady who graduated from a top college in the USA.
No marbles there sir! Education people, learn to read, comprehend and spell.

cparker
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cparker 09/10/09 - 08:58 am
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InChristLove.... Pointing out

InChristLove.... Pointing out the disturbing conduct of Southern white Christian Conservatives doesn't mean I hate Christians. Tossing chairs in townhall meetings, insulting political opposition, and manufacturing lies to kill this legislation is not Christ like behavior to me. Christians are representitives of God even while under pressure and hardship. Wasn't it God himself that told Christians they had allowed their conduct to seem worst than the Gentiles? Christians have to be careful at all costs. Even when I point out their hypocrisy, they have no shame because this legislation is more important than representing godliness. I promise you, if they don't listen to my criticism it will have an adverse effect on every Christian because non-believers are witnessing this too. Christians are accountable one to another, not to the political party. Peace..

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InChristLove 09/10/09 - 09:04 am
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cparker, do you know for a

cparker, do you know for a fact that Congressman Joe Wilson is a Christian? Maybe he's just a Southern "white" Conservative. You said "He also said that companies with less than 50 employees can apply to not be mandated participate in the insurance exchange. However, the companies that don't provide the health coverage can be subjected to an 8% penalty fee" If a company can't afford to cover their employees and apply for what the President said was a "hardship waiver" (I don't recall him mentioning anything about a penalty when you use the hardship waiver) then what use is the hardship waiver?

convertedsoutherner
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convertedsoutherner 09/10/09 - 09:07 am
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You might want to use some of

You might want to use some of your education, read the article and then try again.

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Brad Owens 09/10/09 - 09:19 am
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I think I like the Brit House

I think I like the Brit House of Commons better than our own because they do get loud and shout when they think someone is wrong. Wilson may not have 'class' (whatever that is in OUR culture these days) but he was moved to outburst and if it makes him a target for the leftwing loonies I am sure it will make him a hero to the rightwing loonies. I would not get too excited over the 50K his challenger raised, you need at least 2million to win a Congressional race. Oh well. Wilson should have not shouted but I guess he can't be blamed for being upset.

convertedsoutherner
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convertedsoutherner 09/10/09 - 09:22 am
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Wilson didn't apologize for

Wilson didn't apologize for calling prezbho a liar, just for his outburst. There were other outbursts such as the laughter when prezbho was doing his spinning. No facts, no substance and just the same-o rhetoric. To say he's going to come up with $900 MILLION - WHERE? To say there are NOW 30MILLION (use to be 47-60million) uninsured out of how many millions in the country and we're going to change an entire system. Pay attention to the words he uses. To say this was a great speech is really a stretch and nothing more than his spin.

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Grasshopper 09/10/09 - 09:26 am
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Nancy called the CIA liars?

Nancy called the CIA liars? Her ordeal, was a threat to our national security.

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Boston93 09/10/09 - 09:27 am
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Obama was lucky that Glenn

Obama was lucky that Glenn Beck was not in the audience. At least SC has guts to tell the truth. Obama does stretch the truth often and needs bringing down to the people's level that pay his salary. Good job SC. Do we have another state that will stand up and be counted ?

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reddog 09/10/09 - 09:27 am
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All you angry folks need to

All you angry folks need to form an army and take back the nation you built. No need for name calling or anything else; we are not getting anywhere with all the theatrics. Let South Carolina be the first to secede and you all get you grey jackets and muskets and do whatever is necessary--since you are the only contributing humans on the planet. I agree whole heartedly with you plight. And make Wilson the first commanding general.

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OBX 09/10/09 - 09:32 am
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CParker I guess this is

CParker I guess this is "your" version of a Christian....Rev. Jeremiah Wright, and a few of his DOCUMENTED quotes....That African-Americans should not say "God Bless America," but rather "God da** America" for "killing innocent people"? or That 9/11 was a case of "America's chickens coming home to roost" and before you try and disclaim Obama's connection to Rev. Wright explain this...The Chicago minister married the Obamas, baptized their children and dedicated their house. He even provided the title of the senator's book, "The Audacity of Hope."
Is the Rev. Wright "your" idea of a good Christian???

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stillamazed 09/10/09 - 09:36 am
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"You cannot legislate the

"You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is the beginning of the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."*

stillamazed
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stillamazed 09/10/09 - 09:38 am
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That was sent to me by a

That was sent to me by a friend, not sure who the author was but I find it fitting for this time we are living in.

OBX
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OBX 09/10/09 - 09:45 am
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5:00smwhr Your quote comes

5:00smwhr Your quote comes from Adrian Rogers, a three-term president of the Southern Baptist Convention.

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HotFoot 09/10/09 - 09:47 am
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Sure, not-so-humbleopinion,

Sure, not-so-humbleopinion, you were yelling "bull[filtered word]" because, after all, you're so darned knowledgeable on the subject. YOU clearly know BETTER than our president, who is OBVIOUSLY lying, because.... Because why? Why would he lie about this? What's in it for him? Or are you one of those propeller-beanie-wearing numbskulls who thinks Obama's master plan is to turn the U.S. into a dictatorship...

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grinder48 09/10/09 - 10:01 am
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can someone show a list -
Unpublished

can someone show a list - maybe on a website - of lies told by Obama? Maybe "He said this" compared with "he did this"

OBX
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OBX 09/10/09 - 10:01 am
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Hotfoot, How knowledgeable

Hotfoot, How knowledgeable are you to Obama's policies??

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