I cannot believe the amount of attention being paid to a simple outburst during Obama’s speech. After eight years of the Democrats’ boorish behavior towards Bush, why are we now so stunned by a single Republican outburst? Is it because Joe Wilson said exactly what many of us were thinking as Obama bullshitted his head off?
As I said in my notes on Obama’s speech, Wilson was a fool to apologize. The left was going to pillory him no matter what, so he might as well reap the benefits of truly speaking his mind. I for one wish there were more outbursts of honesty in Congress. Anyone who watches C-Span will see the utterly phony theatrics of our elected officials. Such nonsense would never survive if our Congress were more like the British Parliament.
See these guys don’t get all squeamish when they get called out, instead they must stand and defend their actions and words. If Obama’s health care proposals are all that and a bag of chips, then let him take the heat and defend his policies. This childish notion that the President can say any old thing to Congress and they have to sit back, shut up and applaud like trained seals is utter nonsense. Such actions only serve to protect the image of the elected officials and does nothing to serve the needs of the people.
With that, lets move on to truly important matters like, where da jobs at?
Via: The Hill