I didn't watch Barack Obama's puhleeeeez-support-my-health-care--plan! speech last night. I just wasn't in the mood for another smarmy "charm" offensive from Dear Leader. Imagine my pleasant surprise when I learned on the radio this afternoon about Rep. Joe Wilson's (R-SC) spot on "outburst" during Obama's monologue. For those of you who don't know--and I can't imagine who you would be--Rep. Wilson shouted out, "You lie!", when Obama claimed his health care plan wouldn't cover illegal aliens. Again, I say YEAH!
Rep. Wilson has apologized for his words, saying that his emotions got the better of him, but he has nothing to be sorry for. He was right. He said what a lot of us are thinking. Someone needs to shout, "You lie!", every time Barack Obama opens his mouth. Liberals, predictably, have criticized Rep. Wilson but they are in no moral position to do so. They claim that the debate over health care should be civil and, again, they're in no moral position to do so. Liberals now shout, "Decorum! Decorum!", forgetting that they had no use for decorum! when George W. Bush was president. Their hypocrisy is shameless.
Rep. Joe Wilson did the nation a great favor. His spontaneous act exposed the double standard exploited by leftists in all segments of society. If there's going to be civility in our national debates it has to be practiced by BOTH sides. Unilateral civility is the political equivalent of unilateral disarmament, which is way liberals want conservatives to engage in it. WE MUST NOT! If liberals truly want civil debate they should prove it by apologizing for the visciousness they traded in during Bush's presidency. Of course, that's not going to happen. We, then, have no obligation to uphold a standard liberals' glibly ditch when it doesn't serve their purpose. Joe Wilson spoke the truth at exactly the right time. No mea culpa is in order. Obama lied. Wilson called him on it. Now, lefties, get over it.
Free speech is beautiful!