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  • Tribute to FReepers who lost their lives on 9/11.

    09/11/2009 8:26:16 AM PDT · by mnehring · 44 replies · 2,967+ views
    BKOBarbara K. Olson1955 - 2001Member since 11/5/1999 Tributes                                Homepage   BCMJohn Moran1959 - 2001Member since 9/28/1998 Tributes                                Homepage  
  • Post your THANK YOU's TO Joe Wilson

    09/10/2009 12:51:35 PM PDT · by pollywog · 133 replies · 2,912+ views
    9/10/09 | pollywog
    Excuse this simple post.... I really feel we need to set aside a thread to THANK Joe Wilson!! Joe singlehandedly spoke up AGAINT the despicable LIES of President Obama last night! Whether or not you feel it was the appropriate place for him to speak out or not, he DID say what most of us were thinking while listening to the President spew out bold faced LIES. Joe Wilson's website has been down since last night! Let's use FreeRepublic right now to say THANKS!! THANK YOU JOE WILSON!!!!! I have donated $$ towards your re-election!! Polly
  • AUDIO: Specter: Rep. Joe Wilson Should Be Censured

    09/10/2009 10:42:32 AM PDT · by ianschwartz · 57 replies · 1,373+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | September 10, 2009 | Real Clear Politics
    Sen. Arlen Specter on Rep. Joe Wilson calling President Obama a liar at last night's address: "But there ought to be some rebuke, reprimand, censure -- something that will discourage that kind of conduct in the future. If you do that to the President, it's open season."
  • Contributions for Joe Wilson's Democratic opponent after outburst (Libs Up to No Good alert!)

    09/10/2009 12:03:00 PM PDT · by pillut48 · 39 replies · 1,515+ views
    BNOnews (via Twitter) ^ | Sept. 10, 2009
    From the BNO Newsroom. COLUMBIA, South Carolina (BNO NEWS) -- A day after South Carolina Republican Rep. Joe Wilson's outburst in Congress during President Obama's speech, political figures from all fronts are condemning his actions. But not only political leaders are voicing their outrage, also citizens are taking part. About 18 hours after his outburst, Wilson's Democratic opponent, Rob Miller, had received more than 11,000 individual grassroots contributions raising more than $400,000, a spokesman for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee told BNO News. "It's a shattering amount," he said, while adding that contributions are still coming in.
  • 'We All Make Mistakes': Obama Accepts Rep. Joe Wilson's Apology

    09/10/2009 11:50:40 AM PDT · by Nachum · 54 replies · 1,487+ views
    ABC ^ | 9/10/09 | HUMA KHAN, KAREN TRAVERS, SUNLEN MILLER and JAKE TAPPER
    Republicans Distance Themselves From Heckler Who Shouted "You Lie!" During Obama's Speech President Obama said he accepts the apology of Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., who interrupted the president's speech last night to yell, "You lie!" after a line about how health insurance would not be provided to illegal immigrants. Share The president brushes off Rep. Joe Wilson's outburst during health care speech. "I'm a big believer that we all make mistakes," the president told reporters today following a meeting with his Cabinet members. "He apologized quickly and without equivocation, and I'm appreciative of that."
  • Latest MoveOn Missive: "You Lie"

    09/10/2009 12:18:32 PM PDT · by FrdmLvr · 16 replies · 800+ views
    9/10/09
    Dear MoveOn member, Last night, President Obama challenged Congress to "meet history's test" and finally fix our broken health care system. He pledged to seek common ground between Democrats and Republicans, and assured them all: "My door is always open." Republicans responded by heckling, booing, and hissing. Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) screamed out "You lie!" as the President defended his health care plan against false right-wing attacks. We can't afford to let right-wing extremists like Joe Wilson hold health care reform hostage. As Obama put it, "the time for games has passed. Now is the season for action." Let's send...
  • Dr. Nancy: Wilson's Outcry 'A Gut Punch To Me'

    09/10/2009 11:18:39 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 51 replies · 5,180+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Talk about an empathetic doctor, someone who really feels her guy's pain . . . On her MSNBC show this afternoon, here's how Dr. Nancy Snyderman described her reaction to Rep. Joe Wilson's "you lie!": "It was a gut punch to me." Snyderman was kibitzing Pres. Obama's health care speech to Congress with NBC chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd. View video here.
  • Obama talks tough -- about consensus building ( President tries to get foes in line ..., sort of

    09/10/2009 10:13:34 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 6 replies · 847+ views
    Marketwatch ^ | Sep 9, 2009, 9:53 p.m. EST | Russ Britt, Los Angeles bureau chief
    LOS ANGELES (MarketWatch) -- President Obama tried to talk tough on health care Wednesday night but his threats, like his recent communications on his plan, remain vague. The Republicans know it and they aren't exactly trembling.Obama tried to cover all the bases, vowing that the public option would be only a small part of his health-care plan, yet he spent the last fourth of his speech talking about how government needs to step in. The president promised the plan would not add to the federal deficit, yet said it would cost $900 billion.And he promised to listen to "serious" proposals...
  • Obama's Big Speech Didn't Quite Do It

    09/10/2009 11:06:58 AM PDT · by AJKauf · 26 replies · 1,403+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | Sept. 10 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The President really has to watch this constantly return to these soaring cadences that deliver banalities. One cannot sound like Lincoln if there really is no message. It is time to move on, ignore criticism, and offer something that most can work with; instead, after 9 months we are getting a ‘they are mean to me’ whine at about every speech and photo-op, in the manner of biblical prophets who lash out at doubters. Obama never gives many concrete details, nor gets precise and concise, and now one wonders whether it is because he simply thinks he can go to...
  • Joe Wilson becoming folk hero after calling Obama a liar?

    09/10/2009 11:00:52 AM PDT · by usalady · 31 replies · 1,229+ views
    examiner.com ^ | September 10, 2009 | Martha
    Will Rep. Joe Wilson become a folk hero after accusing Obama of lying during his speech before Congress?
  • VIDEO: Rep. Joe Wilson Apologizes For Calling Obama A Liar

    09/10/2009 10:09:39 AM PDT · by ianschwartz · 32 replies · 1,385+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | September 10, 2009 | Real Clear Politics
    South Carolina Republican Joe Wilson says his party's leadership told him to apologize to the White House for his outburst during President Barack Obama's address when he shouted out, 'You lie!'
  • Obama is lying about end-of-life care. He is lying. He is lying.

    09/10/2009 9:35:19 AM PDT · by rhetorica · 14 replies · 621+ views
    Loyal Opposition Blog on Politics4All ^ | 09/10/2009 | Susan Fillippeli
    If Mr. Obama were truly serious about creating a bipartisan agreement on health care reform, he would take some responsibility for the misinfirmation he and his own team have been spreading and own up to the fact that he HAS been talking about making decisions to cut treatment for end-of-life care. The following is a quote from an interview Mr. Obama gave in May to the New York Times Magazine. Mr. Obama: "Now, I actually think that the tougher issue around medical care — it’s a related one — is what you do around things like end-of-life care. . ....
  • SARAH PALIN TAKES BARACK OBAMA TO TASK OVER HIS PATHETIC SPEECH AND PERSONAL ATTACKS

    09/10/2009 10:37:22 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 5 replies · 1,331+ views
    The Cypress Times ^ | 9/10/09 | Gary P.
    Barack Obama really showed himself Wednesday. Acting more like he was a two bit politician on the campaign trail rather than the President of the United States, Obama belittled his office to no end with cheap rhetoric, lies, and attacks on those who disagree with him.
  • Response to President's Health Care Speech (Sarah Palin)

    09/09/2009 9:52:51 PM PDT · by PhatHead · 172 replies · 7,013+ views
    Sarah Palin's Facebook ^ | 9 September 2009 | Sarah Palin
    After all the rhetoric is put aside, one principle ran through President Obama’s speech tonight: that increased government involvement in health care can solve its problems. Many Americans fundamentally disagree with this idea. We know from long experience that the creation of a massive new bureaucracy will not provide us with “more stability and security,” but just the opposite. It's hard to believe the President when he says that this time he and his team of bureaucrats have finally figured out how to do things right if only we’ll take them at their word. Our objections to the Democrats’ health...
  • DRUDGE: CNN SPIN SPEECH 'POLL' SAMPLED DOUBLE THE AMOUNT OF DEMS...

    09/10/2009 9:29:56 AM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 90 replies · 6,332+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 9-10-09 | Matt Drudge
    '45 percent Democratic and 18 percent Republican'... in sample. CNN poll here: http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2009/09/10/cnn-poll-double-digit-post-speech-jump-for-obama-plan/
  • "You Lie!": Rep. Joe Wilson Shouts to Obama during Speech

    President Barack Obama’s address to Congress this evening was moving along fairly smoothly until he pledged that there was nothing in the legislation that would provide health care to the millions of illegal immigrants residing in the nation. A cry of “You lie!” was audible from the Republican side of the aisle. The Associated Press reports that the heckler was South Carolina Republican Rep. Joe Wilson. “It’s not true,” the president responded to the outburst, while House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, seated behind the president, offered her mother-of-five glare towards the Republican side of the chamber. First Lady Michelle Obama was...
  • Freep this poll on Joe Wilson. Please.

    09/10/2009 9:05:33 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 43 replies · 2,926+ views
    2009-09-10 | E. Pluribus Unum
    This poll is about to be swamped by reddit.com cretins. Please make them feel like they don't matter. http://www.greenvilleonline.com/article/20090910/NEWS/90910001&referrer=FRONTPAGECAROUSEL
  • Congressman Joe Wilson Speaks Truth to Power

    09/10/2009 8:34:00 AM PDT · by Sudetenland · 34 replies · 974+ views
    the houston conservative ^ | 9/10/2009 | Will Malven
    "Oh, The humanity!" During President Obama's speech last night, Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC) shouted out "You lie!" when the President asserted that no illegal aliens would be covered by Obama's health care reform proposal. Although Representative Wilson immediately apologized for his outburst...even calling the White House to apologize directly to the President (I mean a genuine apology, not one of those non-apology apologies that Democrats make after they misbehave)...Democrats and liberals have taken great pains to demonstrate the humbrage at such an assault on the decorum of Congress and such a show of disrespect towards the President
  • Operation Rescue to Obama: "You Lie"

    09/10/2009 9:15:37 AM PDT · by mlizzy · 13 replies · 1,089+ views
    Operation Rescue ^ | 09-10-09 | Operation Rescue
    Obama’s statement that abortions will not be paid for with federal money is a bold-faced deceptionWashington, DC – President Barack Obama made the statement during last evening’s address on Health Care Reform that before a joint session of Congress that was meant to deceive the American people on the matter of tax-payer funding of abortions. Obama stated, “One more misunderstanding I want to clear up – under our plan, no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions, and federal conscience laws will remain in place.” “Every fact-checking organization tells us that this is just not true. The reality is...
  • Support South Carolina Rep. Joe Wilson

    09/10/2009 7:41:17 AM PDT · by Syrin23 · 49 replies · 2,619+ views
    I urge everyone to contact Representative Joe Wilson's office to offer their support of his actions. The president looks into the camera and to the american people and LIES, and we're supposed to believe that Wilson is in the wrong for calling him out on it? We need MORE of this kind of response, and he should not be apologetic about it. This is the future of the US we're discussing. Civility be damned. The democrats are not constrained by truth, civility, honor, the Consitution, the law, etc. We need MORE Joe Wilson's up there fighting for the good of...
  • Specter wants Wilson censured

    Specter wants Wilson censured Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Penn.), who's looked at POTUS from both sides now, was just on the Bill Press radio show suggesting the South Carolina firebrand Joe Wilson be censured for his heckle heard round the world. Said the Republican-turned-Dem: "He apologized immediately afterward but I don't think that’s adequate... If an apology is the consequence of an outburst I think we can expect more – that’s not a sufficient penalty that’s not a sufficient price to pay.. I'm not saying the guy should be kicked out of the House… But there ought to be some rebuke,...
  • Both Sides Condemn Outburst; Wilson Apologizes (Truth yelling Congressman chastised)

    09/10/2009 8:08:30 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 79 replies · 2,765+ views
    Republican Rep. Joe Wilson shouted "Lie! You lie," at President Barack Obama during Wednesday's address to a joint session of Congress, earning repudiations from his own party and from Democrats. Wilson took exception to a passage in Obama's speech on health care in which the president said illegal immigrants would not get health insurance coverage under the overhaul. "There are also those who claim that our reform effort will insure illegal immigrants. This, too, is false -- the reforms I'm proposing would not apply to those who are here illegally," Obama said. Wilson answered the comment with his outburst, loud...
  • The things I thought that were good about the speech. (dangerous vanity around here)

    09/10/2009 7:31:57 AM PDT · by Scythian · 158 replies · 2,455+ views
    I watched the entire speech. At least it felt like he was talking and not just "reading" and had a grasp on the material. I think he's learning, here are the things I agree with Obama on. 1) Insurance haggeling and denying benefits and procedures over trivial "gotcha's" on enrollment forms is pure evil. 2) Being denied benefits because of prexisting conditions, I agree with Obama, that practice should end. 3) There are many area's with very little health insurance competition which isn't great. 4) Insurance companies dropping the sick is wrong. 5) Employees need to be able keep the...
  • Should Rep. Joe Wilson Be Punished For Shouting 'You Lie!' At Obama? FREEP THIS POLL

    09/10/2009 7:35:11 AM PDT · by snowrip · 145 replies · 4,707+ views
    NPR ^ | 9/10/2009 | NPR
    The two words said -- shouted, actually -- in the Capitol last night that are getting much of the attention this morning are "you lie!"
  • Response to the President's Health Care Speech (Sarah makes Zero her personal chew toy AGAIN!)

    09/10/2009 6:17:45 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 53 replies · 2,386+ views
    Sarah Palin's Notes ^ | 09/10/09 | Sarah Palin
    After all the rhetoric is put aside, one principle ran through President Obama’s speech tonight: that increased government involvement in health care can solve its problems. Many Americans fundamentally disagree with this idea. We know from long experience that the creation of a massive new bureaucracy will not provide us with “more stability and security,” but just the opposite. It's hard to believe the President when he says that this time he and his team of bureaucrats have finally figured out how to do things right if only we’ll take them at their word. Our objections to the Democrats’ health...
  • Caption last night's farce

    09/10/2009 6:15:16 AM PDT · by Sig Sauer P220 · 32 replies · 1,551+ views
  • Freep this poll! is obama right that death panels are a "lie"?

    09/09/2009 7:43:15 PM PDT · by AKReportz · 24 replies · 1,030+ views
    Do you think Sarah Palin's use of the term "death panels" is a lie as President Barack Obama implied tonight? Yes 47% No 50% Unsure 3%
  • Wilson calls W.H., apologizes to Rahm (Joe calls his outburst "inappropriate and regrettable")

    09/10/2009 2:12:12 AM PDT · by library user · 174 replies · 7,956+ views
    Politico ^ | Sept. 10, 2009 | by JONATHAN MARTIN
    ~ EXCERPT ~ Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) apologized Wednesday night to White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel for shouting “You lie!” during President Obama’s healthcare speech before a joint session of Congress. Emanuel accepted Wilson’s apology on behalf of the president, according to a Democratic source familiar with the call. In addition to his phone call to Emanuel, Wilson also issued a statement separately, calling his comments “inappropriate and regrettable.”
  • *Excerpts of Obama's Speech for Tonight Released*

    09/09/2009 2:51:05 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 1,090 replies · 27,380+ views
    Breaking News Online ^ | September 9, 2009 | BNO.com
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- The White House released the following excerpts from President Obama's address to a joint session of Congress later on Wednesday. "I am not the first President to take up this cause, but I am determined to be the last. It has now been nearly a century since Theodore Roosevelt first called for health care reform. And ever since, nearly every President and Congress, whether Democrat or Republican, has attempted to meet this challenge in some way. A bill for comprehensive health reform was first introduced by John Dingell Sr. in 1943. Sixty-five years later, his...
  • Thank you Joe Wilson!!! [The shout heard around the world - "YOU LIE!"]

    09/10/2009 5:18:00 AM PDT · by Grumpybutt · 79 replies · 2,396+ views
    Grumpybutt
    Thank you Joe Wilson for making sure Obama heard EXACTLY what I was yelling at my tv!
  • Live Thread - Obama Health Care Speech

    09/09/2009 4:59:00 PM PDT · by Chuck54 · 1,622 replies · 80,223+ views
    Did not see a thread. Give it a go. All comments welcome. Keep it clean.
  • FACT CHECK: Obama uses iffy math on deficit pledge

    09/10/2009 5:29:48 AM PDT · by fiscon1 · 16 replies · 731+ views
    AP ^ | 09/10/2009 | CALVIN WOODWARD and ERICA WERNER
    President Barack Obama used only-in-Washington accounting Wednesday when he promised to overhaul the nation's health care system without adding "one dime" to the deficit. By conventional arithmetic, Democratic plans would drive up the deficit by billions of dollars. The president's speech to Congress contained a variety of oversimplifications and omissions in laying out what he wants to do about health insurance.
  • Biden says congressman's outburst was embarrassing

    09/10/2009 5:30:29 AM PDT · by icwhatudo · 74 replies · 1,939+ views
    AP ^ | 9-10-09 | Ben Evans and Jim Davenport
    WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden says a Republican congressman's outburst during President Barack Obama's health-care speech Wednesday night "demeaned the institution." South Carolina Rep. Joe Wilson shouted "You lie" after Obama said extending health care to all Americans would not mean insuring illegal immigrants. Appearing on ABC's "Good Morning America" Thursday, Biden said the incident made him "embarrassed for the chamber and a Congress I love."
  • Unruly moment, manufactured outrage (Michelle Malkin, in spirited defense of Joe Wilson)

    09/10/2009 5:03:05 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 95 replies · 3,641+ views
    MichelleMalkin.com ^ | 09/10/09 | Michelle Malkin
    GOP Rep. Joe Wilson apologized for his outburst last night when he called out one of President Obama’s many lies. I’ve never seen Nancy Pelosi’s face show so much emotion in my adult lifetime. The Left is in high dudgeon — never letting a moment of manufactured outrage go to waste. Sure, members of Congress should leave the heckling to town hall protesters. But it was Obama who said himself in the speech: “If you misrepresent what’s in the plan, we will call you out.” That’s what Joe Wilson was doing, wasn’t it?
  • VIDEO: Biden: Heckler Joe Wilson "Embarrassed The Institution"

    09/10/2009 5:43:38 AM PDT · by ianschwartz · 83 replies · 1,987+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | September 10, 2009 | Real Clear Politics
    TODAY’s Meredith Vieira talks to Vice President Joe Biden about President Obama’s speech on health care reform and Rep. Joe Wilson’s outburst during the president’s speech.
  • Challenger to "You Lie" Congressman Cashes In After Speech

    09/10/2009 3:42:01 AM PDT · by vg0va3 · 87 replies · 3,076+ views
    The Nation ^ | 9/10/09 | Ari Melber
    The words "you lie" will live in infamy for Joe Wilson, the overheated Republican Congressman who shouted at President Obama during his address to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday. Beyond criticism and a swift apology, the incident has already provided a fundraising bonanza for Wilson's opponent, Rob Miller, a Democrat and Marine Corps veteran. Miller raised over $50,000 in just a few hours after Wilson's outburst, after activists and small donors flooded his page on ActBlue. Bloggers and readers at Daily Kos, a popular liberal blog, also used the site to instantly create a dedicated fundraising page highlighting...