Skip to comments.Dems heckled Bush, but Wilson was different
Posted on 09/10/2009 7:13:36 AM PDT by indcons
Joe Wilson's 15 minutes of infamy notwithstanding, Democrats were pretty rough on George W. Bush during a joint sessions a few years back.
In 2004, Democrats delivered a “Chorus Of Boos” during Bush's Bush’s State Of The Union when he called for renewal of the Patriot Act., according to the Washington Times.
In 2005, Dems howled, hissed and shouted "No!" when Bush pushed for Social Security reform in the SOU: "Foreshadowing the contentiousness of the coming debate, Democrats broke decorum and booed twice," according to the National Journal.
At the time, CNN's Bill Schneider remarked, “It was unusual. I had never heard it at least at that level before. The Democrats clearly were booing, heckling, saying no when the president talked about the crisis in Social Security."
Moreover, Obama's claim that illegal immigrants won't be covered -- which sparked Wilson's outburst -- while technically accurate, doesn't quite tell the entire story. Some of the bills being considered in the House and Senate contain provisions locking in local statutes that prevent providers from inquiring about immigration status prior to treatment. And illegals are treated, and are bound to be treated, in ERs, covered by local, state and federal uninsured pools.
So why the outcry over Wilson?
(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...
Of course, this tool then proceeds to claim that Rep. Wilson's reaction was "worse" because of Wright's Law - all criticism of Hussein Obama's policies is based on racism and is personal.
I strongly suspect that Barack Obama was told “You lie!”, because he was lying, has lied, and will lie again.
“You lie!”, our new death panel. Thanks Joe!
What part of “Lie” was untrue?
Obama can kiss my Obama.
He’s slime mold.
He’s below the septic tank.
He sucks green Pelosi eggs.
I have to believe from history that those sessions had to be more raucous than today.
And ther is plenty of video of those events...
Then this idiot apoligizes. What a bunch of crap!
Hypocrites, I thought so.
If he had said, “That’s not true” it would have been more akin to the treatment Bush got.
But saying “You Lie” is a direct personal attack - a bit different.
Even though he is the Liar-in Chief
The Lie was obvious to even the most casual observer. Maybe he just wasn’t suppose say verbally what everyone was thinking.
Exactly! This idiot should have stood his ground. After all, he merely told the truth about the muslim-in-chief.
They've done little to discourage the party's fringes from questioning Obama's legitimacy to serve through the birther movement
Really? So it was never ugly or personal with Bush, eh?
So the Dims discouraged their party's fringe from going on for months and years about Bush's illegitimacy because of "stealing the election". Why, Mme Sec. herself made reference to Bush's illegitimacy only a couple of weeks ago.
Pfft. What nonsense.
Hot Air has the video:
How is it an “attack” if what Obama is saying is a lie?????
He apologized for breaking the rule- not for what he said.
It was a rather Palinesque apology.
The entire story COULD have been told by our side but good ole' McCain chose not to when asked on The Today Show whether the claim was accurate. A resounding NO was all he could muster, which insures future invitations to get face time.
Watching that video is just a momentary morale booster but since he groveled at the feet of the almighty Zero and his minions, it’s irrelevant—and HE’S irrelevant (Wilson).
Back to real leadership with Palin and Bachmann, put them ON THE TICKET TOGETHER, and forget the Repubs, they’re worthless.
He apologized for his outburst, not for the content. He apologized and got his point across-A win/win!
Obama had JUST called Republican critics “liars” in his speech.
Barack went before Congress so he could get Democrat applause on the key lines. That opened him up to counter response.
The Democrats were SILENT when a Code Pinko heckled John McCain at the GOP Convention in 2008 DURING his Presidential nomination acceptance speech.
Saying “You Lie” is personal, whether you want to consider it an ‘attack’ or not. It’s from saying “that’s not true”
Calling a liar a liar is gutsy, but necessary to maintain control of the agenda.
We know taking anything from government at face value is ceding complete ignorance of the consequences.
It’s *different* from saying “That’s’s not true”
Yes, they should have been filming me for how many times I yelled at the TV, “you are a @!%^ing LIAR!!”.
If I say that Mohammad Atta was not part of the 9/11 attacks, you could call me a liar without it being a “personal attack”.....BECAUSE IT IS A LIE!
Same with Obama and his claims.
It’s personal whenever the the word “you” is inserted
Did he ever apologize?
I disagree — don’t any of you get that this wasn’t polical or about manners — it was a GESTURE that was inspired from a truly spiritual source, to wake the sleepwalkers from their trance.
If he had said, Thats not true it would have been more akin to the treatment Bush got.
But saying You Lie is a direct personal attack - a bit different.
Even though he is the Liar-in Chief
A lie is a lie.
I do not care one whit if I offend the sensibilities of a liar, as they have no character.
I left my thoughts on the Politico site re this article and among the things I said was the following:
Would the outcry from the loony Left be any different id Wilson had stood and shouted, instead of “Liar”, the word “Prevaricator”?
I think not.
“it was a GESTURE that was inspired from a truly spiritual source, to wake the sleepwalkers from their trance.”
That’s fine. I’m just pointing out that it was different from booing or saying ‘No’ as was done to Bush.
Why do people always apologize when they speak they’re mind. Geeshh!!!!!
He should’ve done as the heckler at Bob Dylan’s first British concert with electric guitar did and called him “Judas”. America is being sold out.
Maybe they should be called the “Hypocratic party”
I notice in this article that the Democrats booed President Bush over the Patriot Act renewal. And have they repealed the Patriot Act yet?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
I agree. If I had said it I would stick with it. I only apologize on substance not this not the venue for that. Really? I listened to Barry O. calling everyone under the sun LIARS.
Do understand that? LIARS! Did he say people are misinformed? NOPE, YOU ARE a LIAR!
Did he say the bill is very long and complicated and it would be understandable if you couldnt take it all in? NOPE... LIARS.
He called out, specifically, people in talk radio, on the web, certain news outlets and even some in this roomsic(Senators) and pointedly told them they were involved in a campaign of misinformation and that THEY ARE LIARS.
So why would one apologize when the are being called a LIAR?
Is the Presidential Podium sacrosanct? Off Limits?
Baloney, YOU LIE!
Liberals are, by definition, hypocrites.
And then there are the promises he broke:
Socialists lie. Always.
They cannot win a debate in the arena of ideas so they lure the public into acceptance of their misguided and unsustainable system with lies.
If Illegals aren't going to be covered then why did the House Committee vote to turn down the proposed amendment that would have made sure illegals weren't covered?
The Rats aren't fooling anyone and that's the only problem Obama is having.
Barack should be happy. This is the first “watercooler momenet” I can recall from an episode of The Obama Show on tv.
the truth hurts....
Ronald Reagan knew.
Now THAT’S “Must See TV!”