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Wilson calls White House to apologize [submission to The One] [talks to Rahm Emanuel]
CNN ^ | 2009-09-09

Posted on 09/09/2009 8:22:21 PM PDT by rabscuttle385

WASHINGTON (CNN) — CNN's Deirdre Walsh reports that Republican Rep. Joe Wilson called the White House Wednesday night to apologize for his outburst during President Obama's speech, and spoke with White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel.

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: 111th; apology; bho2009; bho44; bhohealthcare; bhotownhalls; emanuel; gopfailure; gopimplosion; healthcare; joewilson; obama; rahm; rino
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1 posted on 09/09/2009 8:22:22 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
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2 posted on 09/09/2009 8:23:24 PM PDT by Question Liberal Authority (Why buy health insurance at all if you can't be turned down for any pre-existing conditions?)
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To: Question Liberal Authority

He got his point across.


3 posted on 09/09/2009 8:23:42 PM PDT by Senator Goldwater
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To: rabscuttle385

Wilson is going through the motions. His own political survival depends on that. This is a pre-emptive strike to nullify the 0bama zombies.

This ‘apology’ won’t be remembered, Joe Wilson’s two-word salute WILL.


4 posted on 09/09/2009 8:24:02 PM PDT by mkjessup (0bama?!?!? **************** YOU LIE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *******************)
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To: Senator Goldwater

What did he say?


5 posted on 09/09/2009 8:24:06 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: All
Darn it anyway Wilson, we 'were' proud of you!!


6 posted on 09/09/2009 8:24:16 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: Senator Goldwater

So did Obama.


7 posted on 09/09/2009 8:24:16 PM PDT by Question Liberal Authority (Why buy health insurance at all if you can't be turned down for any pre-existing conditions?)
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To: rabscuttle385

Wonder what kind of fish he will be receiving.


8 posted on 09/09/2009 8:25:00 PM PDT by pennboricua
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To: rabscuttle385
Communists lie, and Americans know it.
9 posted on 09/09/2009 8:25:12 PM PDT by roses of sharon (If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - forever. - Orwell)
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To: rabscuttle385

For a second I thought we had a guys with balz. Sadly, no.


10 posted on 09/09/2009 8:25:28 PM PDT by Mobile Vulgus
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To: mkjessup
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11 posted on 09/09/2009 8:26:10 PM PDT by Bodleian_Girl
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To: rabscuttle385

I can already feel that this is HUGELY important in political history.

People will be cutting back to this split-second video for DECADES.


12 posted on 09/09/2009 8:26:16 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: ConservativeMan55
Obama just got finished calling Sarah Palin a liar. Then he started in on saying that his bill wouldn't cover illegal aliens. Joe Wilson shouted "YOU LIE". Then the libs threatened his children and Joe Wilson apologized.

Some of those facts didn't make it into the CNN story. Edited for space and all that.
13 posted on 09/09/2009 8:26:19 PM PDT by Question Liberal Authority (Why buy health insurance at all if you can't be turned down for any pre-existing conditions?)
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To: rabscuttle385

A typical spineless OP wimp. He apologizes to the very people who seek to destroy our Democratic Republic and replace it with socialism. No wonder the OP lost the election and control of Congress. Their too busy kissing socialist *ss.


14 posted on 09/09/2009 8:26:43 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! FairTaxNation.com)
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To: Question Liberal Authority

bttt


15 posted on 09/09/2009 8:27:37 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: ConservativeMan55

He loudly shouted “YOU LIE..!” while Obama was....lying. In his speech. And everyone looked over, and Zero had to briefly stop.

It was a pretty big deal.


16 posted on 09/09/2009 8:27:45 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Senator Goldwater
He got his point across.

So true and it went into the homes of many liberals. Damn I wish I had a camera in some of those homes to see the libs react.

17 posted on 09/09/2009 8:27:49 PM PDT by dragonblustar ("... and if you disagree with me, then you sir, are worse than Hitler!" - Greg Gutfeld)
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To: mkjessup

This ‘apology’ won’t be remembered, Joe Wilson’s two-word salute WILL.
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Did Wilson flip him off, too?


18 posted on 09/09/2009 8:28:59 PM PDT by unkus
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To: rabscuttle385
The story is not "OBAMA LIED". The story is "WILSON APOLOGIZES TO OBAMA".

Another Republican wuss giving ammunition to the enemy. I was proud of Joe Wilson for a couple of hours. But that's now water under the bridge.

19 posted on 09/09/2009 8:29:25 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: Question Liberal Authority

I was going to donate. He saved me some money by folding. Shame.


20 posted on 09/09/2009 8:29:45 PM PDT by HospiceNurse
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To: gaijin

In the great scheme of history, NO ONE will remember that Joe apologized —just that SOME ONE yelled at him LIAR.

Imagine that the kid who yelled “The King has no clothes..!” was made to apologize —would anyone care?

No.

Joe didn’t CAUSE Zero’s slide in popularity —his yell was just an effect.

But more and more people will understand that. I feel down to my bones that Obama is a one-termer, who might even slide lower than Jimmy Carter.


21 posted on 09/09/2009 8:31:46 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: rabscuttle385

Geez...lost my vote! He obviously succumbed to political pressure...too bad. Seems like nobody has the guts to tell it like it is these days regardless of circumstances.

Yes...I can barely understand the argument by others that this was a Presidential Address to the Congress... Well, maybe that is the problem - after all, 2/3rds of the populace despise the Congress and who knows about the President. I think it may be time to act more like the British do - ridicule when necessary since the media does not do it.


22 posted on 09/09/2009 8:31:52 PM PDT by Deagle
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To: Man50D
Wilson lost his balls.
23 posted on 09/09/2009 8:32:01 PM PDT by DHSMostWanted (Why do Jews vote for the party that holds Anti-Israeli views?)
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To: HospiceNurse

Let’s see.... Mike Duvall quits because he has been caught, BUT Charlie Rangel insists on staying because he’s been caught.... EFFING REPUBILCANS, Grow some balls!


24 posted on 09/09/2009 8:33:34 PM PDT by theyreallthesame
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To: rabscuttle385

Crap, now i need to request a refund of the donation i just sent him.


25 posted on 09/09/2009 8:34:23 PM PDT by fatrat (extremely extreme right-wing radicalized veteran)
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I bet Joe clarifies his comments and apology tomorrow. He will say it was an inappropriate forum to call the President a liar but what the President was saying was not truthful.

LET THE GAMES BEGIN AND LET THE PUBLIC DEBATE CONTINUE. The Dems will lose on this one.


26 posted on 09/09/2009 8:35:05 PM PDT by truthandlife ("Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Ps 20:7))
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To: P-Marlowe
I hope it brings light to a fact that up until this point, Illegal Immigrants have been covered by this Health-care Proposal. Obama is now unquestionably on record saying Illegals will not be covered.
27 posted on 09/09/2009 8:35:09 PM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: theyreallthesame

I bet Joe clarifies his comments and apology tomorrow. He will say it was an inappropriate forum to call the President a liar but what the President was saying was not truthful.

LET THE GAMES BEGIN AND LET THE PUBLIC DEBATE CONTINUE. The Dems will lose on this one.


28 posted on 09/09/2009 8:36:01 PM PDT by truthandlife ("Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Ps 20:7))
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To: theyreallthesame

Folks, its a step in the right direction....lets let our congressmen know this.


29 posted on 09/09/2009 8:36:15 PM PDT by Blue Turtle
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To: rabscuttle385

But unless they`ll be turning away all illegals at the hospital doorway,we will be paying for them.So Barky did lie.Why doesn`t anyone have the courage to say so?


30 posted on 09/09/2009 8:36:40 PM PDT by nomad
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To: Senator Goldwater

Yup. Like a judge telling the jury to disregard a statement they’ve heard. Can’t un-ring that bell.


31 posted on 09/09/2009 8:37:28 PM PDT by MayflowerMadam (POWER TO THE PEOPLE)
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To: DHSMostWanted

Wilson lost his balls.

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I disagree. He got his point across and he obviously understands how so many of us feel. It was bad decorum (I hate that word... makes me think of drapes and candlesticks) and an apology was not out of line.

Even in apology he still said he disagreed.

He still gets my check. We need a little more fire like that in congress instead of the dead fish “we all still profit” congresscritters on both sides of the aisle.


32 posted on 09/09/2009 8:37:39 PM PDT by volunbeer (Dear heaven.... we really need President Reagan again!)
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To: Rational Thought
I hope it brings light to a fact that up until this point, Illegal Immigrants have been covered by this Health-care Proposal. Obama is now unquestionably on record saying Illegals will not be covered.

Obama lies about everything. The Big Story is now "Wilson Apologizes to Obama".

33 posted on 09/09/2009 8:39:17 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: truthandlife
I bet Joe clarifies his comments and apology tomorrow. He will say it was an inappropriate forum to call the President a liar but what the President was saying was not truthful.

I hope to see that tomorrow. He has that huge opportunity to speak out. The apology takes away the left's ability to spin it. Let's hope he backs it up.

34 posted on 09/09/2009 8:39:23 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: rabscuttle385

If I was calling the WH to apologize and I got routed to Emanuel, the apology would be out the window.


35 posted on 09/09/2009 8:39:26 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: rabscuttle385

Doesn’t matter. We’ll still be donating to Rep. Wilson’s re-election campaign


36 posted on 09/09/2009 8:40:17 PM PDT by fso301
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To: unkus
Did Wilson flip him off, too?

Rhetorically, he most certainly did. Later 'apology' notwithstanding, Wilson stripped the bark off that little bastard in fine style!
37 posted on 09/09/2009 8:41:11 PM PDT by mkjessup (0bama?!?!? **************** YOU LIE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *******************)
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To: Mobile Vulgus
Yeah, he has ballz ~ but you have little knowledge of the traditions regarding Joint Sessions with a visiting President.

The standards of decorum have to do with the Separation of Powers doctrines and not partisan politics.

The Houses of Congress INVITE the President who comes, presumably on his best behavior, to visit the Congress, also on its best behavior.

Joe Wilson violated the rules.

At the same time he "Spoke Truth to Power", and caused Nazi Pelosi to dislodge her jaw momentarily.

Of course he's going to apologize for having disrupted the tradition of decorum. I would too.

But that stupid, lieing SOB wouldn't come over to the Congress again and tell us that half the country are a bunch of lieing thieves and money grubbers.

38 posted on 09/09/2009 8:43:23 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Blue Turtle

A step in the right direction?

BULLS%$t, these guys make a career out of lying...I correct my kids for not being straightforward. Why reward the notsochosenone for this agenda. Step up or step out... Now is the time.


39 posted on 09/09/2009 8:43:44 PM PDT by theyreallthesame
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To: fso301; All

You can bet I’ll be donating to Wilson’s re-election campaign, it pisses me off the way these little petulant children are all whining ‘ohhhhh he lost his balls, he has no spine, i want my monnnnney baaaaack’, fer GODSAKES quit yer bitchin’ ok?!?!?

Joe Wilson singlehandedly changed the political equation tonight, and whether or not he ‘apologized’ later does not undo the good that he did.


40 posted on 09/09/2009 8:45:10 PM PDT by mkjessup (0bama?!?!? **************** YOU LIE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *******************)
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To: P-Marlowe

I hope you’re wrong, but you may be right.


41 posted on 09/09/2009 8:45:18 PM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: mkjessup

He sure did.


42 posted on 09/09/2009 8:52:08 PM PDT by unkus
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To: truthandlife
He will say it was an inappropriate forum to call the President a liar but what the President was saying was not truthful.

The non apology-apology approach couldn't be more disingenuous or weaker. There was no need for Wilson to apologize since he was stating fact.
43 posted on 09/09/2009 8:55:54 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! FairTaxNation.com)
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To: gaijin

:)But.


44 posted on 09/09/2009 8:56:08 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: rabscuttle385

See Tagline.


45 posted on 09/09/2009 8:57:06 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Which was the lie, 0bummer: 47 or 30 million uninsured?)
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To: Senator Goldwater
Death Panel of One:

- Ezekiel Emmanuel, Rahm's brother, key Administration Official on Health Care.

46 posted on 09/09/2009 8:57:15 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Which was the lie, 0bummer: 47 or 30 million uninsured?)
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To: unkus

Here’s a video of it:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090910/ap_on_go_pr_wh/us_health_care_heckling


47 posted on 09/09/2009 8:57:45 PM PDT by carolina71
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To: mkjessup
Joe Wilson singlehandedly changed the political equation tonight, and whether or not he ‘apologized’ later does not undo the good that he did.

Whatever good he did was negated by the non apology-apology. Now he appears as the typical OP wimp cow towing to the very people who are violating every Constitutional rule of law to destroy this country. It's disgusting.
48 posted on 09/09/2009 8:59:43 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! FairTaxNation.com)
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To: carolina71

Thank you very much carolina71

Pelosi’s skin cracked. LOL


49 posted on 09/09/2009 9:01:51 PM PDT by unkus
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To: gaijin
It will aways be a big deal. Somebody had to be the one to yell it first. Wilson was it. Politicians "apologize" for one thing or another every day. It has never undone whatever they did. BO's so called speech will always contain this interlude. He has now wasted his time making it. Let the complete beclownment of this "administration" begin. (with appropriate apologies and sincerest regrets, of course.) If we 'follow our own rule book', how can they 'hit us with it'?
50 posted on 09/09/2009 9:05:44 PM PDT by Seven plus One
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