Thursday, September 10, 2009

Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) Calls Obama A Liar During Address to Congress (Video)

Republican Congressman Joe Wilson behaved badly last night while the nation was watching on prime time teevee. The South Carolina Congressman interrupted the President's address to Congress by yelling: "You lie!" After which, Wilson's Democratic opponent raised $3,000 in just minutes almost $100,000.

Watch it in the video below. John McCain and Dem leaders are calling for Wilson to apologize for acting like a rude thug. I tried repeatedly to link to Wilson's website, but it seems to be busy. I suspect his phone number is also busy, or will be all day tomorrow. DU posted it: 202-225-2452. But phone calls and e-mails are nothing compared to having Rahm Emanual after you.

After the speech, Rahm Emanuel, the White House chief of staff, approached lawmakers on the floor to ask who had accused Mr. Obama of lying. Mr. Emanuel was told it was Representative Joe Wilson, Republican of South Carolina. “No president ever has been treated like that, ever,” Mr. Emanuel told reporters.

WASHINGTON — The nastiness of August reached from the nation's town halls into the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday as President Barack Obama tried to move his health care plan forward. South Carolina Republican Rep. Joe Wilson shouted "You lie!" after Obama had talked about illegal immigrants. . Wilson's outburst caused Obama to pause briefly before he went on with his speech. Overhead in the visitors' gallery, first Lady Michelle Obama shook her head from side to side.

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