Wednesday, September 9, 2009
(Via: Gateway Pundit)
The congressman was Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) who made the outburst. While I feel situations like this expect a certain propriety, it is difficult to ask the Republicans to sit on their hands as the leader of the free world blatantly and knowingly lies to the American people.
Civility has always been stationed firmly in the Republican corner, and after a month of bludgeoning from the Democratic leadership, this type of running commentary is probably not that out of line as one man seeks to take control of one-sixth of the economy.
Plain and simple, Republicans have never been good at playing hard ball, and I'm glad to see them stepping up.
Jim Treacher tweeted it best:Which is more disrespectful, lying to the world for an hour or pointing it out for one second?
Update: Jake Tapper reports via twitter so @RepJoeWilson [Sic. @CongJoeWilson] issued a statement: "This evening I let my emotions get the best of me when listening to the President’s remarks regarding the coverage of illegal immigrants in the health care bill. While I disagree with the President’s statement,...""