ANSWERS: 31
  • Out of line? Yes. Did it take balls of steal? Hell Yes! Did I laugh my ass off? YES!
  • In a country that has abandoned manors it comes as no surprise to hear it's leaders are acting like small children.
  • To say the least. Totally disrespectful to the office of the presidency, congress and really was an embarrassment to his party. No matter what his beliefs, that was totally uncalled for.
  • Yes; Congressional leaders should be setting examples for their country people to follow .... Mr. Wilson's outburst was uncalled for and he needs to be SANCTIONED before the full Congress for his childish - imature actions ... +5
  • Out of line, yes. Was he correct, yes.
  • By the response of the rest of the congressmen who booed him, I would say, "I think he was".
  • No. It's time someone pointed it out.
  • I don't think he was out of line-I know he was out to line.
  • Yes, it was way out of line, but I am sure that Fox Echo Box will make him out to be a hero now.
  • Completely out of line.....inappropriate and unprofessional . I don't care if that is what he thinks, but he could have handled him self with a little bit more self control
  • Rude much...but like the southern gent he is he apologized pretty quickly sayin he was overemotional....this whole bloody thing is emotional and it is a good thing that there is some passion about it...sometimes your mouth opens before your brain thinks...
  • That's what freedom of speech gets you.
  • Try watching British prime ministers questions...its a circus, they shout all kinds of crap at each other and their party laugh in a furore
  • No more so than Obama lying to the American people during that joint session of Congress.
  • Yes, he violated the GOP's own decorum rules, he himself lied (there is no provision to provide care to illegals in the Obama health care bill) and if you are the religious sort he also violated a commandment. Exodus 20:16 "Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.
  • We all have moments of stupidity. Open mouth; insert foot. He screwed up big time.
  • Yes! It doesn't matter if he was right or wrong, his conduct was unbecoming. Send him back to preschool and put him in the sandbox with the other babies until he can learn manners!
  • I think it would be really fascinating to go back over all of GWB's addresses to Congress and compare the behavior in those with what happened during Obama's health care speech. I'll be anyone $0.05 that you won't find ANY similar rudeness directed at GWB as Obama had to endure. I hope Obama got the subtext of the GOP's behavior: They have ZERO interest in working with him. A combustible mixture of Birther fanaticism ("Obama isn't really the President") and desperate self-interest ("What have we go to sell? Nothing. We'll just throw mud at Obama") means that Obama's calls for 'bipartisanship' are delusional and self-defeating.
  • LOL! Obviously you've never seen any videos taken when the British House of Commons is in session. Sometimes, the speaker can't even be HEARD over the cacaphony of cat-calls from the opposition!
  • Wilson apologized for being rude not for his lie. Here is some information on Wilson's lie. http://politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2009/sep/09/joe-wilson/joe-wilson-south-carolina-said-obama-lied-he-didnt/ We've been monitoring claims about health care reform and illegal immigrants for some time now. Most notably, a chain e-mail claimed that page 50 of the House bill gave free health care to illegal immigrants. That page didn't say that. Rather, it included a generic nondiscrimination clause that said insurers may not discriminate with regard to "personal characteristics extraneous to the provision of high quality health care or related services." So we rated the chain e-mail's claim Pants on Fire. We read all 1,000-plus pages of the health care bill and were struck by the fact that it is largely silent on health care for illegal immigrants. Keep in mind that experts estimated there were 6.8 million uninsured illegal immigrants in the United States in 2007, out of a total of 11.9 million illegal immigrants. Right now, most states have laws on the books that require hospitals to treat severely ill people who arrive at the hospital, regardless of immigration status, and we didn't see anything that would change those laws, either. Most illegal immigrants are also now excluded from Medicaid, the government-run health care for the poor. We didn't see anything that would change that. One place where the bill does mention immigration status is for "affordability credits." These are tax credits for people of modest means need to buy health insurance. The credits would help them buy insurance on a national health insurance exchange. The bill specifically says that people in the United States illegally are not eligible for tax credits, on page 132, section 242.
  • "Try watching British prime ministers questions...its a circus, they shout all kinds of crap at each other and their party laugh in a furore" -cake or death Wrong. You cannot call any member a liar in the House of Commons at any time. It's considered unparliamentary language*. If you do not apologize and withdraw such a charge immediately, the Speaker will have you removed or sent out of the House like a naughty schoolboy. The "circus" is during debates and Question Time and unparliamentary language is not tolerated there either. Although I agree the knockabout can be great fun. If the Prime Minister or anyone else makes a statement to the House, Members are obliged to listen without any interruption. A statement to the House is analogous to what President Obama was doing. *http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unparliamentary_language
  • To the anonymous coward who downrated me: If you read, you will see that I simply asked a question and am having a healthy discussion - EVERYONE was uprated +5 even those I disagreed with. Speak up and tell me what your problem is.
  • it is where he chose to say it... he has lost respect from all sides not for what he said but where he said it. +5
  • he is an idiot rightwing rascist .that was the wrong place and the wrong person to say it to.that would be like telling your boss right to his face to kiss your ass.there is a place and time to vent ,but that was not the correct place or time.
  • Out of line Yes. Correct. YES!
  • I believe that the way the same thing is said normally is to in a clam voice suggest that one may have misstated the facts. . I think this approach makes it much easier to work together productively in future hence would be more appropriate.
  • No not at all. Obama did lie, and is still lieing.
  • Yes, he should have waited to the conclusion of the speech. No matter how we disagree with the President, we must show respect the office.
  • I don't care if he was out of line. It's all just a distraction.
  • I cannot believe the crap we put up with in this country. CANNOT BELIEVE it. That jackass would have been arrested in half the business meetings I've been privy to. That is disturbing the peace on a grand scale and to insult the Chief of the Nation? Unheard of ignorance. He should have been removed from his position too. Pig from hell.
  • Like the man said, "Call a spade a spade and not a bloody shovel." It is refreshing to know there is at least one member of Congress who doesn't believe every utterance of oblama.

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