Skip to comments.Flashback... Democrats "BOO" Bush during SOTU address.
Posted on 09/09/2009 8:45:38 PM PDT by Lachoneus
TED KOPPEL (ABC host): When the president talked about the bankruptcy of Social Security, there were clearly some Democrats on the floor who thought that that was taking it too far. And they did something that, apparently, no one at this table has ever heard before. They booed. [ABC, Nightline, 2/2/05; Koppel's panel consisted of former Bush adviser Mary Matalin, former Reagan chief of staff Ken Duberstein, and former Clinton speechwriter Michael Waldman]
JOHN ROBERTS (CBS White House correspondent): At a couple points in this address, it looked more like the British Parliament than the United States Congress. I've never heard the minority party shout at the president during the State of the Union address. [CBS, post-speech coverage, 2/2/05]
JOE SCARBOROUGH (former U.S. representative (R-FL) and MSNBC host): After the Democrats booed and hissed, Republicans were on the floor saying, you know, we never once did that to Clinton. So every time he would talk about Social Security, the roars got a little louder. And they got behind their president. [MSNBC, Hardball, 2/2/05]
BOB BARR (former U.S. representative (R-GA) and CNN contributor): It will be a very, very difficult battle as we saw by the unprecedented and, I think, highly improper virtual booing of the president when he simply said that the system is going to be bankrupt and the time is now to fix it. [CNN, Inside Politics, 2/3/05]
JOE WATKINS (radio host and CNN substitute host): Did you hear it? Certainly not the polite protocol usually practiced when a president speaks to Congress. If a Democrat one day delivers a State of the Union address, I hope the Republicans won't lower themselves to such a disrespectful level. I hope last night's behavior by a few lawmakers doesn't set a new precedent, that both parties can agree to remain civil, even when voicing disagreements.
PAUL BEGALA (CNN host): Let me correct your history -- 1993, I was with President Bill Clinton in that House chamber when he addressed a joint session of Congress. And Republicans heckled him when he cited Congressional Budget Office statistics about the deficit. [CNN, Crossfire, 2/3/05]
JOHN GIBSON (FOX News host): Maryanne Marsh, what did you think of those audible jeers, boos, for the president? It sounded a little like the House of Commons: that grumbling that comes from the back-benchers when they don't like something [British Prime Minister] Tony Blair said. That isn't very common for state of the union speeches, is it?
MARYANNE MARSH (Democratic strategist): I don't ever remember hearing it, and was very surprised. But I have to say at least the good news is the Democrats are fighting and they're on offense. And they're more united than they've ever been against George Bush and the Republicans. [FOX News, The Big Story with John Gibson, 2/3/05]
Oh the hypocrisy!
Was it even a question that the DIMS are hypocrites? It was only a matter of time (less than an hour) before physical evidence was found.
Thank you for posting this...in the back of my mind, I knew something had happened to GWB that paralleled this to some extent. I knew a smart FReeper would remember it...
Don’t bother looking for the articles about all the speedy democrat apologies to GWB, though. I’m sure they don’t exist.
I will never forget Hillary Clinton and Dead Kennedy rolling their eyes, and refusing to stand.....nope never will.
Having said that, I laughed when I read that the Republicans were considering how if at all to punish Wilson. How about this: "We'll punish Wilson after the Dems punish Barney Frank for being such a large part of wrecking our economy"?
Snakes don't apologize. Don't suppose we can get a youtube of the dems being hypocrites.
Meanwhile, I posted this on another thread. It took place a year after your SOTU post.
Watch this STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS!
Also, take note of the person in the lower LEFT (no pun intended) corner for a face you may all recognize.
Listen through to 47:00 minutes to hear how a real leader responds.
Missed that tidbit. Were they honestly considering "punishing" Wilson?
If so, the republicans are more worthless than I originally thought.
Drudge should put this stuff up fast!
I think he gets too many “suggestions” to read them all. Anyone have a way to get him this so he will read it?
Never thought about Drudge putting it up. I have no idea how to get to him.
Could we at least just stand for the truth? Obama does lie; was lying; and still is lying.
STOP IT Repubs! Your 'mea culpas' are killing us!
What does this have to do with one representatve from SC making history and calling Obama out. He apologized for his decorum but that’s it. Dems booing a Republican or Republicans booing a Dem during a SOTU address doesn’t hold a candle to Obama trying to save his ass on healthcare. This guy did it ALONE!
It is a charade. Just like “bipartisanship”. It exists only inside of the beltway. Washington DC is one big charade. The only thing real about it is the fact that it is bleeding our country dry.
His e-mail on his site - have e-mailed him often re content!
Does anyone remember seeing Charles Rangel feigning being asleep during one of Bush’s speaches? I wish I could find it online. I remember thinking how rude THAT was.