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Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) Calls Obama a Liar During Health Care Speech

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Those of you watching the President's address on health care heard the word "lie!" shouted clearly from the Republican section of the joint session of Congress when Obama said that the reforms he is proposing wouldn't apply to illegal immigrants.

The disrespectful heckler was apparently Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC). His Twitter is @CongJoeWilson.

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  1. Disgusting. The behavior displayed from the Republican party in tonights speech sums up their ideology and maturity. They should be ashamed.

    Posted by: CJ | Sep 9, 2009 9:35:12 PM


  2. Oy Vey.

    One wonders why Pelosi's even there.

    After Mr. Heckler did his thing and the Democrats started to boo in response, she should've stood up and said "Order!"

    Not exactly large and in charge there, Nancy.

    Worse...Speaker...Ever...

    Posted by: John | Sep 9, 2009 9:39:52 PM


  3. @ 1:32, Pelosi says 'Joe Wilson' to Biden. I love that look on her face.

    Posted by: Jeremiah | Sep 9, 2009 9:40:54 PM


  4. Apparently, some people just can't get their heads around the fact that a black man is the President of the United States.

    Posted by: Ben | Sep 9, 2009 9:42:13 PM


  5. The look on Pelosi's face is priceless.

    Posted by: bunker | Sep 9, 2009 9:48:41 PM



  6. I'm sure Joe Wilson was among the Republicans chanting "disrespect for the President is unpatriotic (tm)", back when that mentally retarded guy was President last year.

    Yeah. Such moral consistency. Pffffttt!

    Posted by: JoeTheNonDumbass | Sep 9, 2009 9:52:24 PM


  7. How disrespectful can you get! Get over yourself. Your mommy did not teach you very well. This was the President for god sakes.

    Get it together, man.

    Clearly, lynch mob mentality.

    Posted by: Lee | Sep 9, 2009 9:53:35 PM


  8. Rep Wilson is not fit to serve, or reside in, the United States. He should resign congress and leave the country immediately.

    Posted by: Bruce Illig | Sep 9, 2009 9:56:23 PM


  9. Yeah!!!! Tell it like it is. Way to go Joe

    Posted by: Theresa | Sep 9, 2009 9:57:22 PM


  10. Way to go JOE

    Posted by: nancy | Sep 9, 2009 9:59:37 PM


  11. So it's not a lie? Hmm... interesting.

    Posted by: nun | Sep 9, 2009 10:03:09 PM


  12. Miss Pelosi was about to cut a bitch. "Girl, hold my gold..."

    Posted by: The Milkman | Sep 9, 2009 10:04:28 PM


  13. My 17 daughter was shocked and said he was being petulant and disrespectful. Sad day when a 17 year old has more sense than 62 year old congressman. GOP should call him out on this.
    Imagine if a Democrat had done this w/ Bush. Imagine the outrage from the GOP and right wing talk show folks.

    Posted by: Rick | Sep 9, 2009 10:09:19 PM


  14. Contact Rep. Joe Wilson via Web Form.

    Website: joewilson.house.gov

    Washington, D.C. Office:

    212 Cannon House Office Building,
    District of Columbia 20515-4002
    Phone: (202) 225-2452
    Fax: (202) 225-2455


    Beaufort Office: (more district offices)

    903 Port Republic Street
    Beaufort, South Carolina 29902
    Phone: (843) 521-2530
    Fax: (843) 521-2535

    Happy dialing!

    Posted by: JD | Sep 9, 2009 10:14:50 PM


  15. Joe Wilson's behavior was shameful, disgraceful, and pathetic. He should be impeached.

    Posted by: patriot | Sep 9, 2009 10:20:01 PM


  16. Is that it, Ben ? Because Obama is African-American? I guess that's, in reality, the real reason we're having the gay Equality March on DC this October. I'm so ashamed.

    Posted by: JT | Sep 9, 2009 10:24:46 PM


  17. GOOD, these law makers need to have others of their own kind call them names and disagree in a most disgusting way. For FAR TOO LONG American politics has been for the Rich, by the Rich, and of the Rich with most Americans being content because they have generally been comfortable.

    Yes it's childish behavior but it's POLITICS NOT CHURCH.

    Grow up America. And You Gay Americans, you better learn from this, if you want attention, MAKE NOISE, DON'T BE MR NICE GAY. Otherwise NO ONE will turn their head and mutter your name, No One.

    Posted by: Sargon Bighorn | Sep 9, 2009 10:27:42 PM


  18. the repugs are spinning out of control.

    Posted by: nic | Sep 9, 2009 10:41:07 PM


  19. I am ashamed that I am paying for Joe Wilson's health care with my tax dollars. Is Joe that anti-American? At least he took off his hood.

    Posted by: brotherman | Sep 9, 2009 10:43:02 PM


  20. Why do politicians from my state make all of us look so bad....really all of South Carolina isn't like this......


    Don't forget to call his Columbia office 803-939-0041

    Posted by: vinny C | Sep 9, 2009 10:44:12 PM


  21. Obama is a liar ? Tell us something we don't know. (And that goes for every President).

    Posted by: Let'sFaceIt | Sep 9, 2009 10:46:28 PM


  22. Wilson should be censured, shamed and thrown out. Disgusting! Wilson: "You f*ck!"

    Posted by: CKNJ | Sep 9, 2009 10:47:32 PM


  23. JT,

    I'm sure for a small minority in the gay community, that "the President is black" is a good enough reason to have a march against him. I'm sure others will attempt to use the march as an opportunity to criticise Obama on taxes, the war, and other non-related issues too.

    That's just an ugly fact. And small as they might be, I'm sure those folks will attract cable news like the proverbial carnival freak show.

    These events will always attract an element within our community that has an agenda other than the one promoting equality. But I have to believe that most of us will be doing it for more legitimate reasons.

    Posted by: John | Sep 9, 2009 10:49:01 PM


  24. John : Every Vermont-style moron out there, so quick to blame any criticism of Pres. Obama on racism, will surely be calling us gays "racists" too. Be prepared for that.

    Posted by: JT | Sep 9, 2009 10:52:49 PM


  25. Obama is a socialist PIG and he is a liar! im so glad we finally have someone in congress that is willing to stand up and speak out against this guy. I really hope this makes more people stand up and say "LIAR!!" Ive been saying it since he started running. Wake up and see what he is doing people. He is the one that will bring down our great country. He has already brought our national debt up to 9 TRILLION!!!! Bush wasnt perfect by NO means but Ill take him over obama any day hell i will take clinton over this looney

    Posted by: steph | Sep 9, 2009 11:07:57 PM


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