President Obama called a liar in Congress

  • GQjock

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    Sep 10, 2009 10:16 AM GMT
    President Obama was called a liar by a member of congress during his address on healthcare last night

    This had Never been done before
    and it was an embarrassment

    I think it's time for the repubican party to end its life as a political entity

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    Sep 10, 2009 1:20 PM GMT
    I was watching Larry King on the night of Edward Kennedy's death, and he was interviewing Nancy Reagan. She told stories about what good friends the Reagans and Kennedys were, and that that kind of cross-party friendship is unheard of these days. She sounded saddened by that lack of comradie.

    America is becoming so polarized these days that it scares me. When pastors advocate the death of a president (and death to gays, for that matter), people carry weapons to town hall meetings and the blocking of progress over partisan politics, we are heading in the wrong direction. Flat out calling the President a liar...fucked up. If the republicans keep it up, they may lose any middle ground support they have.

    I have had online chats with conservative folks here and, I was stunned at how "out-of-control" some of their responses were. I couldn't type fast enough to keep up with accusation after accusation. Death panels, Sarah Palin, health care, Obama's birth certificate. I stopped after a while and just watched the words come over and I just stopped typing. I was watching someone type their rage and fear. Is this what this country is becoming? Are we becoming as factionalized as the Middle east? Is this dangerous?

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    Sep 10, 2009 1:23 PM GMT
    As awful as it was to call him a liar, the look on Pelosi's face was priceless.

    But seriously, this helps Democrats. This guy gave them a huge gift.
  • Mikeylikesit

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    Sep 10, 2009 1:25 PM GMT
    Politics is nothing but blowing smoke & lies....So this is nothing new...LOL
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    Sep 10, 2009 1:26 PM GMT
    I was completely appalled that an elected official in the federal government would rudely interrupt the president of the United States in his speech calling him a lier. This man needs to be brought to task.

    This shows you how outrageously disrespectful some republicans are. This is the problem, this is why we need to pay attention. Real leaders do not behave this way!

    Kudo's to the president for maintaining his composure and not dignifying that pricks idiotic outburst.
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    Sep 10, 2009 1:26 PM GMT
    Not that I have any love for the Republican Party, but Hari Kari might be a bit too much to expect.

    How about holding this guy in Contempt of Congress, and sentencing him to some community service, providing healthcare assistance to the uninsured?

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    Sep 10, 2009 1:28 PM GMT
    Rob Miller, a Marine and Iraq War veteran, is running against Rep. Wilson. Overnight he raised $100k.

    Thanks for the fundraiser Joe!
  • HndsmKansan

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    Sep 10, 2009 1:33 PM GMT
    We've always had a history of opposition.....its a democracy, but if one wonders about the civility in congress, here is a prime example of how that has degenerated..... the right wingers of the republican party. Are the democrats without fault.... of course not, but I'm not surprised.

    ...and I hope a democrat defeats Wilson the next time around.
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    Sep 10, 2009 1:35 PM GMT
    n8698u saidI was watching Larry King on the night of Edward Kennedy's death, and he was interviewing Nancy Reagan. She told stories about what good friends the Reagans and Kennedys were, and that that kind of cross-party friendship is unheard of these days. She sounded saddened by that lack of comradie.

    America is becoming so polarized these days that it scares me. When pastors advocate the death of a president (and death to gays, for that matter), people carry weapons to town hall meetings and the blocking of progress over partisan politics, we are heading in the wrong direction. Flat out calling the President a liar...fucked up. If the republicans keep it up, they may lose any middle ground support they have.

    I have had online chats with conservative folks here and, I was stunned at how "out-of-control" some of their responses were. I couldn't type fast enough to keep up with accusation after accusation. Death panels, Sarah Palin, health care, Obama's birth certificate. I stopped after a while and just watched the words come over and I just stopped typing. I was watching someone type their rage and fear. Is this what this country is becoming? Are we becoming as factionalized as the Middle east? Is this dangerous?



    right, because when the old queens on here call for Bush to be killed thats ok, give me a break, there are always crackpots, and Im going to suspect the internet is a very comfortable venue for them to voice their most outrageous points of view, maybe even in an attempt to get under our skin because they think its entertaining to do so.
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    Sep 10, 2009 1:39 PM GMT
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    n8698u saidI was watching Larry King on the night of Edward Kennedy's death, and he was interviewing Nancy Reagan. She told stories about what good friends the Reagans and Kennedys were, and that that kind of cross-party friendship is unheard of these days. She sounded saddened by that lack of comradie.

    America is becoming so polarized these days that it scares me. When pastors advocate the death of a president (and death to gays, for that matter), people carry weapons to town hall meetings and the blocking of progress over partisan politics, we are heading in the wrong direction. Flat out calling the President a liar...fucked up. If the republicans keep it up, they may lose any middle ground support they have.

    I have had online chats with conservative folks here and, I was stunned at how "out-of-control" some of their responses were. I couldn't type fast enough to keep up with accusation after accusation. Death panels, Sarah Palin, health care, Obama's birth certificate. I stopped after a while and just watched the words come over and I just stopped typing. I was watching someone type their rage and fear. Is this what this country is becoming? Are we becoming as factionalized as the Middle east? Is this dangerous?



    right, because when the old queens on here call for Bush to be killed thats ok, give me a break, there are always crackpots, and Im going to suspect the internet is a very comfortable venue for them to voice their most outrageous points of view, maybe even in an attempt to get under our skin because they think its entertaining to do so.


    Dude you are missing the point by a mile ...

    did any democrat in congress shout out to bush or reagan - "you are a liar" while said men were making speeches before congress?

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    Sep 10, 2009 1:40 PM GMT
    FoxNews's online article on this story has generated 2000 viewer responses in just 12 hours. I'll go through some of it , but I have an idea already what they might be saying...
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    Sep 10, 2009 1:42 PM GMT
    Simply awesome. We need to keep people like this fucktard and Michelle Bachman in front of cameras 24/7. Every time they open their mouths they're working for their opposition. Even at the very height of debate over the war in Iraq, Democrats never sank to the level of heckling the president during an address. Once again, it defines overall party character and I want them to keep it up.icon_lol.gif
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    Sep 10, 2009 1:43 PM GMT
    I'm still in a state of shock! I have never seen anything like in my life. You have you give the president credit he didn't miss a beat with his response.
    That type of rabid disrespect is just uncalled for no matter what party you are in.


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    Sep 10, 2009 1:45 PM GMT
    RST2009 said

    right, because when the old queens on here call for Bush to be killed thats ok, give me a break, there are always crackpots, and Im going to suspect the internet is a very comfortable venue for them to voice their most outrageous points of view, maybe even in an attempt to get under our skin because they think its entertaining to do so.


    Don't you have a Tea Party or Birthers meeting you should be chairing?
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    Sep 10, 2009 1:51 PM GMT
    GuerrillaSodomite said
    RST2009 said

    right, because when the old queens on here call for Bush to be killed thats ok, give me a break, there are always crackpots, and Im going to suspect the internet is a very comfortable venue for them to voice their most outrageous points of view, maybe even in an attempt to get under our skin because they think its entertaining to do so.


    Don't you have a Tea Party or Birthers meeting you should be chairing?

    LMAO!!!! icon_lol.gif
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    Sep 10, 2009 2:00 PM GMT
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    RST2009 said
    n8698u saidI was watching Larry King on the night of Edward Kennedy's death, and he was interviewing Nancy Reagan. She told stories about what good friends the Reagans and Kennedys were, and that that kind of cross-party friendship is unheard of these days. She sounded saddened by that lack of comradie.

    America is becoming so polarized these days that it scares me. When pastors advocate the death of a president (and death to gays, for that matter), people carry weapons to town hall meetings and the blocking of progress over partisan politics, we are heading in the wrong direction. Flat out calling the President a liar...fucked up. If the republicans keep it up, they may lose any middle ground support they have.

    I have had online chats with conservative folks here and, I was stunned at how "out-of-control" some of their responses were. I couldn't type fast enough to keep up with accusation after accusation. Death panels, Sarah Palin, health care, Obama's birth certificate. I stopped after a while and just watched the words come over and I just stopped typing. I was watching someone type their rage and fear. Is this what this country is becoming? Are we becoming as factionalized as the Middle east? Is this dangerous?



    right, because when the old queens on here call for Bush to be killed thats ok, give me a break, there are always crackpots, and Im going to suspect the internet is a very comfortable venue for them to voice their most outrageous points of view, maybe even in an attempt to get under our skin because they think its entertaining to do so.


    Dude you are missing the point by a mile ...

    did any democrat in congress shout out to bush or reagan - "you are a liar" while said men were making speeches before congress?



    Right on man. I was just about to say that myself.
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    Sep 10, 2009 2:02 PM GMT
    TheIStrat saidBut seriously, this helps Democrats. This guy gave them a huge gift.

    Agreed, and Guerrilla also said similar here. This keeps the Republicans "off message" following the speech, when they'd rather be trying to focus on their arguments against health care, not responding to one of their member's unprecedented breach of Congressional protocol and decorum.

    Plus it weakens the Republicans' continued opposition, reinforcing a growing notion among the general public that they are not in loyal opposition to health care in principle, but merely following mindless blind fanaticism. So yeah, bring it on, let them slit their own throats. They may make points with the FOX News & Rush Limbaugh crowd (and a few mush-brains here on RJ), but are losing it everywhere else.
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    Sep 10, 2009 2:04 PM GMT
    The Republicans are falling apart, and it's delightful to watch.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Sep 10, 2009 2:09 PM GMT
    GQjock said

    I think it's time for the repubican party to end its life as a political entity



    I wouldn't hold your breath on that ever happening, GQ





    n8698u saidI was watching Larry King on the night of Edward Kennedy's death, and he was interviewing Nancy Reagan. She told stories about what good friends the Reagans and Kennedys were, and that that kind of cross-party friendship is unheard of these days. She sounded saddened by that lack of comradie.

    America is becoming so polarized these days that it scares me. When pastors advocate the death of a president (and death to gays, for that matter), people carry weapons to town hall meetings and the blocking of progress over partisan politics, we are heading in the wrong direction. Flat out calling the President a liar...fucked up. If the republicans keep it up, they may lose any middle ground support they have.

    I have had online chats with conservative folks here and, I was stunned at how "out-of-control" some of their responses were. I couldn't type fast enough to keep up with accusation after accusation. Death panels, Sarah Palin, health care, Obama's birth certificate. I stopped after a while and just watched the words come over and I just stopped typing. I was watching someone type their rage and fear. Is this what this country is becoming? Are we becoming as factionalized as the Middle east? Is this dangerous?




    False accusations and disrespect towards the President is nothing new, and it is certainly nothing isolated to just coming from Republicans. It comes from both sides. Granted, last night's "You lie" outburst was rude and out of line, but it isn't fair to label a whole party based on the outburst of one. I have no doubt this will be forgotten by next week, if not by the weekend.
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    Sep 10, 2009 2:11 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    GQjock said

    I think it's time for the repubican party to end its life as a political entity



    I wouldn't hold your breath on that ever happening, GQ





    n8698u saidI was watching Larry King on the night of Edward Kennedy's death, and he was interviewing Nancy Reagan. She told stories about what good friends the Reagans and Kennedys were, and that that kind of cross-party friendship is unheard of these days. She sounded saddened by that lack of comradie.

    America is becoming so polarized these days that it scares me. When pastors advocate the death of a president (and death to gays, for that matter), people carry weapons to town hall meetings and the blocking of progress over partisan politics, we are heading in the wrong direction. Flat out calling the President a liar...fucked up. If the republicans keep it up, they may lose any middle ground support they have.

    I have had online chats with conservative folks here and, I was stunned at how "out-of-control" some of their responses were. I couldn't type fast enough to keep up with accusation after accusation. Death panels, Sarah Palin, health care, Obama's birth certificate. I stopped after a while and just watched the words come over and I just stopped typing. I was watching someone type their rage and fear. Is this what this country is becoming? Are we becoming as factionalized as the Middle east? Is this dangerous?




    False accusations and disrespect towards the President is nothing new, and it is certainly nothing isolated to just coming from Republicans. It comes from both sides.


    Did any democrat ever get up in congress and call the sitting president a liar when he was making a speech?
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    Sep 10, 2009 2:17 PM GMT
    Curious,

    What you say is true but that has usuallly that has been done on Sunday morning news shows or evening news shows. I have never in my 25 years of listening to a presidential address witnessed and sitting president being heckled while adressing congress on national televison! The insanity that is going on between both parties has to stop because the we the AMERICAN people are caught in the middle. What is this grade school! These are adults acting like children it's SHAMEFUL. The rest of the world is watching!icon_mad.gif
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    Sep 10, 2009 2:18 PM GMT
    Blackguy4you said

    Did any democrat ever get up in congress and call the sitting president a liar when he was making a speech?


    I seriously doubt that in the 200 + years of congress that it has never happened that someone shouted something. Regardless, it's not like he pulled out a gun and aimed it at Obama. Let's put things in a bit of perspective. It was a stupid thing to do, totally out of line, but as I said it will likely be forgotten by next week.
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    CuriousJockAZ said
    Blackguy4you said

    Did any democrat ever get up in congress and call the sitting president a liar when he was making a speech?


    I seriously doubt that in the 200 + years of congress that it has never happened that someone shouted something. Regardless, it's not like he pulled out a gun and aimed it at Obama. Let's put things in a bit of perspective. It was a stupid thing to do, totally out of line, but as I said it will likely be forgotten by next week.


    Come now CJA, don't do that. Don't play this game. It is way below you.

    You are way more intellingent than this.
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    Sep 10, 2009 2:26 PM GMT
    He should have thrown his shoe at Obama.
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    Sep 10, 2009 3:03 PM GMT
    I heard this morning on CNN that Rep. Wilson apologized for his inappropriate behavior that night... and rightly so.