Go Joe Wilson, Go Joe Wilson, Go Joe Wilson Go!
Last night, during his health care speech, after Barack Obama lied about Republicans, he moved on to lying about the coverage of illegal aliens:
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.
There are also those who claim that our reform effort will insure illegal immigrants. This, too, is false — the reforms I’m proposing would not apply to those who are here illegally. 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.
Of course, the plans in Congress do set up an unaccountable board that will have the power to deny medical treatment to senior citizens, thereby killing them. This is a cost saving measure and to the Democrats, it’s a feature, not a bug. It would be “cynical and irresponsible” to deny that’s what is going to be done, but to accuse the people who are truthfully pointing out what’s going to happen of telling a “lie, plain and simple,” is getting into “big lie” territory. Obama only dares to try something that audacious because the mainstream press is so servile to him that few of them will be willing to admit the truth.
After falsely accusing Republicans of lying about what was in the Democrats’ health care plans, Obama moved on to lying about abortion and illegal aliens. Abortion is covered by default and although there is a passage written into the bill that technically prevents illegals from getting coverage, the Democrats have blocked Republican attempts to make it enforceable. In other words, any illegal who shows up at a hospital and asks for it will be given treatment.
Since then, there has been much hand wringing on the Right about that break in protocol. Republicans, John McCain included, called on Wilson to apologize — and he already has.
However, let me say this: After a month of seeing Republicans called brownshirts, mobs, un-American, and thugs for daring to speak out against this health care plan AND after watching Obama being given a free ride by the mainstream press for lie after lie that he has told AND after yet another intelligence-insulting speech filled with lies, I’m glad that Joe Wilson shouted out the truth.
With that in mind, there is no way in hell that I am going to sit here and criticize Joe Wilson for shouting, “You lie,” at a shameless liar who was in the midst of yet another shameless lie.
There was a time when I might have joined the hand wringers and complained that Wilson was being rude. “Why gosh, Wilson broke protocol just like all the Democrats who booed Bush during the State of the Union speech in 2005. We don’t want to be jerks like those guys! We better be nice!”
Meanwhile, the Democrats are methodically destroying this country to such an extent that we literally may never recover. By that, I mean this country may be a declining socialist backwater with a mediocre future in 20-30 years because of the things we’re doing today.
To hell with civility, to hell with politeness, and to hell with the hand wringing over whether we’re going to lose some kind of moral authority if we’re only three times better, fairer, and more moral people than the Democrats rather than four times better.
The future of the country hinges on stopping Barack Obama’s socialistic agenda, including Chappaquiddickcare. If the Democrats’ feelings get hurt in the process, too bad. I didn’t see any Democrats worried about decorum or upsetting Republicans during the Bush years. Heck, there still aren’t any Democrats who care about it now.
So, if Joe Wilson shouting, “You lie,” gets more Americans to notice that the President is actually lying through his teeth, it was worth it. Let them go ahead and complain. Let them gnash their teeth. Let them try to lie to cover up Obama’s lies and blame those mean old Republicans who won’t go along with them. At the end of the day, Wilson told the truth and showed more fire than we’ve seen from 98% of the Republican sad sacks in Congress, who are treating what Obama is doing like politics as usual, instead of a mortal threat to this country’s future success and prosperity.
PS: The Democrats are already chipping in money to Wilson’s Democratic opponent and talking about how they’re going to beat him in 2010. Let me tell you something: It’s going to be a big Republican year and Wilson’s in a +9 Republican district. Absent a Mark Foley/Mark Sanford style scandal, they’ve got no chance in hell of knocking off Wilson.