Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) showed a grave lack of respect towards OUR PRESIDENT and congressional protocol when he shouted, "You lie!" at President Obama during his speech last night about health care reform. For the first time in history, a member of Congress stood up on the Congressional floor and called our President a LIAR. What disrespect, not only towards our President, but towards the office of Presidency. Never before, in American History, has a represenstative from Congress, stood on the Congressional Floor and disrespected a President in such an outrageous manner. Even in the depths of the Clinton presidency, when Newt Gingrich was speaker of the House, or even through the Clinton impeachment hearings, did any Republican disrespect the office of President, or the President himself in such a manner.
Joe Wilson embarrassed himself and his entire constituency. He racistly and racially assaulted the office of Presidency towards our first minority President. By calling our President a Liar on the Congressional floor, he not only demeaned himself, but revealed himself for the racist he is.
My husband and I listened to the President's speech last night. We were both stunned when we heard Wilson's outrageous remarks and disrespect towards our President. It is beyond words. Such Racism!! The audacity!
I go back to my previous blog. Wilson disrespected the office and the man. Would he have held his tongue to Clinton or to Carter? Of course. It is very disturbing that he lashed out against President Obama.
Wilson should be censured!
Meanwhile, Eric Cantor blackberried during the President's speech. Outside the Capitol's walls, an assassin attempted to sneak into a secure area near the Capitol with a gun in his car as the President gave his health care address to Congress.
What disrespect by the republicans and the far right towards our President and towards our Country.
I ask all true Patriotic Americans to stand behind our President and to show your support. Register to vote and VOTE. Vote Democrat in 2010 and 2012.