Skip to comments.House to Discipline Wilson for 'You Lie!' Outburst (Democrat hypocrites run amuck)
Posted on 09/15/2009 3:37:39 AM PDT by tobyhill
The House Democratic leadership has decided to bring a "resolution of disapproval" Tuesday afternoon against Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) for his jeer last week at President Obama during a Joint Session of Congress.
Wilson bellowed "You lie!" at Obama during his address. It's against House rules to call the president a "liar" or accuse him of "lying" when the House is in session.
"We're not the British parliament for a reason," said Kristie Greco, spokeswoman for House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-SC)."Ignoring the issue sets a precedent for bad behavior."
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Meanwhile, crooks like Charlie Rangel keep their positions...
I hope Rep. Wilson points this out. But heck, am official seal of disapproval from the Democrat party? I'd be wearing that like a badge of honor.
Not ok to call this marxist pos a liar but it IS ok for these congressional vermin to call Bush hitler?
Pleas GOD a plague on this congress.
This is what the Republicans get for playing nice for the first 6 years under President Bush. They better learn to fight back or they’re going in the way of the Whigs.
A racist demagogue's mouthpiece talking about setting precedent for bad behavior? How precious.
Wear it as a badge of honor in this cesspool of a Congress, Joe.
The Dems are digging their own graves, and they’re too stupid to know it.
Can’t say I’m surprised. We now live in a world where brave, truthful and honest folks are crucified and liars, cheaters and thieves are elevated to the highest offices in the country.
War is Peace
Freedom is Slavery
Ignorance is Power
I, for one, won’t die peacefully in a world such as this and I’ll bet most Freepers are of the same mind.
But it’s perfectly ok for Dems to boo and hiss at President Bush’s addresses to Congress. Double standard.
Do the rules cover someone calling said Extinguished Visitor to the House a “flaming mo-fo”?
Well that's true. If an MP lies to the British Parliament and is caught in the lie, he is finished.
Wear it like a Badge of Honor Joe.
Thank you for pubically speaking the truth in Congress, probally for the first time, for anyone, in decades.
What, no discipline for Rahm Emanuel, running up and down rows waving his finger under the noses of Congresspersons, screaming and spitting saliva in his anger into their faces? Now there’s someone who should be censured for rudeness!!! And if Maureen Dowd can “investigate” and “discover” that Joe Wilson is a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, why can’t she “discover” where our President was born and who these thugs are with whom he associates?
I think watching Parliament on C-Span is a hoot - especially, though, because we don’t have to live under their policies.
Yet the same House who will bring a resolution against Rep Joe Wilson for merely say two words, will not and never did bring a resolution against Charlie Rangel or Rep. William Jefferson, the Louisiana Democrat who had $90,000 in payoff cash in his freezer.
You people dont understand: There is a rule against calling the Kenyan a liar, but there is no rule against stealing from the American people by not paying taxes or by giving your family jobs and government contracts, or by stealing from Ssamoans by not including them in minimum wage laws.
Being censured by this Democrat pack of Jackals is a badge of honor.
Hve you re-watched videos of George Bush’s State of the Union addresses??? And heard the boos and seen the behavior of the entire democrat party? Did you see Hillary Clinton smirking and nodding her head when George Bush talked about defeating al Qaeda? The democrats booing when Bush talked about saving social security? Do you remember the hearings when democrat staffers sneaked the crazy code pinks into the Chamber to run amok?
And Pelosi’s winged monkeys want to lecture anyone about maintaining the “decorum” of the House?
In the end, what does this actually mean besides an on the record rebuke? Asking becuase I don’t know.
As the arbiters of manners, good taste, and appropriate behavior, weren’t the democrats the ones that BOOED REPUBLICANS AT PAUL WELLSTONE’S FUNERAL?
Nothing other than giving Wilson a great sound bite for re-election! Pelousy just can't stop digging that hole!
He’ll have to sit in the... COMFY CHAIR!
This will only bury Dims further in their self-inflicted pain and raise more money for Joe Wilson.
Idiots! If they worked in my business, someone would take them out back by the dumpster for a gentle conversation. They would come back ready to play nice.
My post deserves another read by you. I watched all of President Bush's addresses to Congress when they happened and remember the behavior of the left side of the aisle. I remember them booing so badly once that they had to applaud themselves. One of Congress's most creepy moments. I also remember last week hearing the right side of the aisle mummer and boo right before Wilson's outburst. There have always been mummers and boos when a controversial President is speaking about sensitive issues. I understand all that. The point I'm trying to make is that Congress, especially the minority needs a chance to debate the President whenever the President is there to speak and sell a Bill that is being hotly debated. In this case, invited by the party in power. In a case such as this, I would propose that the minority opposition be the only group that can stand and question any part of the President's address and that the party in majority would have to keep their mouths shut, since they have the President speaking for them. The numbers of Senators or Congressmen that can stand and take issue would have to be worked out.
What goes around comes around!!
They’re still trying to “play nice,” both in media interviews and on FR where they’re insisting Wilson was somehow “boorish” for pointing out the obvious in Obama’s speech. Personally, I call it courageous.
Not to mention the disgusting display at Ozero’s inaugeration ceremony of his invited “guest thugs” booing W.
I hate these bastards!
I was at the DC Tea Party on Sat. (4 friends came up from Georgia) and it was a blast. I can’t wait until the next one. Things like this make me want to march on the capital every weekend.
He should buy a really, really nice frame for it and hang it in his office. Or Rush Limbaugh could auction it.
Can we be serious for a moment?
Would not the best, and I mean best in the most literal sense, greatest, most satisfactory, and surpassing all others, way for such an august body as our House of Representatives to discipline Joe Wilson for his rude outburst be to demand than he prove his assertion that the President lied?
What else could be fairer to the President, to the Congress, and to the nation than to learn the truth; did President Obama lie?
Will this hurt him (on commitees etc...) when the Republicans regain control?
Republicans will likely make him a chairman of the "Diversity" Committee.
Membership on committees is voted on by the conference/caucus, I don't know of any standing rule that a letter of reprimand hurts re: committee assignment. I think censure includes a ban on speaking on the Floor for a determined amount of time, as I've said on another thread, it may be restrictive but not unbearable, only look to Barney Frank.
You make a fair point, however, the Constitution provides for each House to determine the Rules of its Proceedings and that they may punish its Members for disorderly Behavior. While exchange between the president and Congress would be a valid exercise, calling the president a liar has already been made a rule punishable, even if it weren't, to shout out the way Wilson did, emotion, heat of the moment, was indeed disorderly behavior.
The Dems hyping this not only expose their own hypocrisy but that of some GOP members, those who did NOT rebuke Democrats who behaved in a disorderly manner their own selves, called G.W. Bush a liar on the Floor time and time again. Why they did not, they will have to answer, I cannot, other than to observe yet again that they really do not know how to play the game of politics.
Q. How many times must a Republican apologize for (fill in the blank)?
A. As many times as the RATs tell him/her to. And then he/she must resign.
Q. How many times must a RAT apologize for (fill in the blank)?
A. NOT ONCE — NEVER — EVER. And then keep his/her position or be promoted to a higher position with more perks and more pay.