Comments on: The First Draft: Congressman Wilson’s big moment Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 By: Patricia Bloomstine Sat, 12 Sep 2009 17:37:00 +0000 I applaud Congressman Wilson for speaking up for me and every other American who is tired of the blatant lies being spoken in Washington. It may have been the “wrong venue” but he spoke from his gut, which is always right. When will Washington get it and wake up. We are not stupid and we are not taking it anymore.

By: Mark Fri, 11 Sep 2009 11:59:24 +0000 Wilson blurts out an emotional exclamation and because it is the only thing newsworthy about the night’s activities it makes the headlines.

Wilson quickly gives a real apology (points out his lack of self control, points out the specifics of the offense, and says that he is sorry), as opposed to BHO who has never apologized for his absurd accusation of stupidity relating to the Cambridge police incident (he only said that he was sorry that his comments caused such an uproar – basically blaming the hearers rather than the speaker of the comment).

There are issues that are unclear in the possible bill. There is a clear history that anything not stated specifically is interpreted by the courts later to have broader not more narrow application. The Congress is again making the language so vague that they are abdicating their positon in the three part government of the USA to the judiciary who are in most cases appointed by the latest leader/ruler rather than elected and thus answerable to the people.

Joe Wilson did not cry out because he is a (choose one):


He cried out because he is as frustrated as 75% of American citizens. We are all tired of the newsmedia shaping our thoughts, it is time that they brought straight reporting to the debate, and stopped with the damaging commentary. We have plenty of commentators (Beck, Olberman, Hannity, Maddow, Limbaugh, Blitzer), lets get some straight news for once.

By: 21st Century American Fri, 11 Sep 2009 11:40:47 +0000 I find it silly that opponents to the health care bill are more concerned about illegal aliens being covered than about your own family and friends being covered.

So what if aliens are getting healthcare? I know you ingrates don´t want any of your income going to anything that doesn´t keep you drooling. But really, would it be that big of a price to pay? After all nearly no civilized country would allow people within its borders (legal or not) to die on the street.

It´s time for Americans to join the party. The reality is that people in Europe are happier, wealthier, dress better, live longer, and have more vacation to enjoy than you boneheads. And yes they do have universal healthcare and much more. Get it? Open your eyes.

By: pete martino Fri, 11 Sep 2009 00:11:49 +0000 Its about time someone speaks the truth!! Thats true representation! The president is an elected official and can be heckeled like anyone else. Is he exempt from hearing views or opinions opposite his?

By: chris Thu, 10 Sep 2009 23:27:00 +0000 Obama was speaking half a lie and half a truth…..anybody here familiar with the concept of “guile” ?
Yes, the health care proposal states that it will not cover
illegal aliens medical costs….but then also states that verification of citizenship will not be required. The net result ? Illegals are covered. It is a simple concept.

Thank you, Congressman, for showing us that there are other dances besides the ” Potomac Two-step “

By: Tammi Thu, 10 Sep 2009 22:31:46 +0000 You say there is no race mention. Then you must be listening to the sound of your on voice. Thank God teabaggers aren’t running this country. Oh and thanks alot for believing in no healthcare reform. You just told me and my family, my children that we are underserving of health care. By the way I’m white and grew up in the South. I don’t understand why we even bother voting for a leader. Whats the point if we don’t listen to the leader. The opposer of health care reform reminds me of the movie, “The Day After” when they’re telling the people to stay and inside but the people don’t listen and go out in the storm and freeze to death. You are saying we are leaving our children with debt is we pass it. What good will it do them if they are not here to spend it because they died from not being able to get healthcare. Peace and love. PLEASE. God Bless Barack Obama.

By: brian lee Thu, 10 Sep 2009 19:47:24 +0000 Eric h does that also mean democrats will not expect them to vote as well!that will be a shame here in the CA,the democrats might loose some seats!

By: Paul Thu, 10 Sep 2009 19:38:06 +0000 Joe Wilson from South Carolina, is just another good old boy where in the morning these married men preach to you that there should be prayer in our schools and in the evening they are on their cell phones setting up a date with their other women on the side, hypocrisy has been bred in. I am not surprised that he felt compel to yell like he was at some Friday night game. He is a hater not a debater like most of his side of the isle.

By: Steve Thu, 10 Sep 2009 18:41:51 +0000 You stay classy, Teabaggers. Joe Wilson South Carolina has never been more than a right-wing backbencher. He’s never been the chair or ranking member of a committee; he’s never sought or held statewide office; and he’s not known for championing or showing leadership on any major legislation.

After last night’s outburst, however, Wilson is, all of a sudden, very well known.

Today, the far-right House member came out of hiding to make a brief statement.– “Well I, uh, last night heard from the leadership that they, uh, wanted me to contact the White House, uh, and state that, uh, my, uh, statements, uh, were inappropriate. I did, I’m very grateful that the White House, in talking with them, uh, they indicated that they appreciated the call and that we needed to have a civil discussion about the health care issues. And I certainly agree with that.”

From there, Wilson proceeded to argue that reform would extend coverage to “illegal aliens,” a claim that continues to be false. He then ran away.

The incident has also brought some attention to Wilson’s record of how he conducts himself. In a 2003 incident, Wilson lashed out at Strom Thurmond’s illegitimate daughter. In a 2002 incident, Wilson attacked a Democratic House member who had the audacity to note that the Reagan administration supplied weapons to Saddam Hussein’s regime. The claim was accurate, but Wilson attacked the lawmaker for his “hatred of America.”

President Obama has been gracious and accepted Wilson’s apology. Speaker Pelosi told reporters, “It’s for us to talk about health care and not Mr. Wilson.”

On the other hand, the DCCC is raising a boatload of money off of Wilson’s outburst, and his Democratic opponent’s coffers are filling up in South Carolina.

By: Frank Thu, 10 Sep 2009 18:18:14 +0000 At least somebody in Congress has what it takes to stand up for what he thinks. I wish they all would, but they’re so cowed down and afraid to speak up that it makes me sick. We obviously don’t need and don’t want any so-called healthcare reform in this country, at least not government controlled. Joe is my hero.