|
Movies Books Music Food Tv Shows Technology Politics Video Games Parenting Fashion Green Living more >

Showing 1-1 of 1
“Joe Wilson shouts "You lie!" while President Obama gives a speech about health care.”
#21 of 35 from A Stroll Down Memory Lane 2009 by
1
Photos
Joe Wilson
About this topic

Wiki

From NPR: 

By Mark Memmott

The two words said -- shouted, actually -- in the Capitol last night that are getting much of the attention this morning are "you lie!"

If you haven't heard by now, that's what Republican Rep. Joe Wilson of South Carolina screamed when President Barack Obama said that none of the health care programs he's proposing would apply to illegal immigrants.

Here's what it sounded and looked like last night when Wilson heckled the president:

Wilson has apologized. "I let my emotions get the best of me," he said in a statement issued shortly after the end of the president's address. "While I disagree with the president's statement, my comments were inappropriate and regrettable. I extend sincere apologies to the president for this lack of civility."

The condemnation of his actions has been broad. And there's some talk on the Hill about Congress punishing Wilson in some way -- perhaps with a censure.

The Washington Post's Dana Milbank says "the nation's rapidly deteriorating discourse hit yet another low" with Wilson's outburst.

There's a defense of Wilson, of sorts, from Townhall.com's Meredith Jessup -- who says the look on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's face when Wilson shouted was "my favorite part of Obama's speech."

view wiki

Tags

Politics, Barack Obama, Joe Wilson

Details

Related Topics

President Obama's Inauguration Speech - January 20, 2009

Sgt. Crowley, President Obama, Professor Gates

The arrest of Harvard Professor and African American leader,

The 2009 Presidential Inauguration of Barack Obama

© 2014 Lunch.com, LLC All Rights Reserved
Lunch.com - Relevant reviews by real people.
()
This is you!
Ranked #
Last login
Member since
reviews
comments
ratings
questions
compliments
lists