Cross-posted by Gary Fouse
I had never heard of Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC) until his outburst at President Obama's speech before Congress. I remarked at the time that he had apologized and that such apology was appropriate. That should have been the end of it. But of course, it's not.
As anyone with half a brain could have predicted, the Democrats and their allies in the media won't let go of the story. The Dems want Wilson to apologize before Congress, apologize here, apologize there. The media keep writing about it, and of course, it is being used as a prop to condemn everybody who is against Obamacare.
One point seems to be lost in the furor over Wilson's calling the President a liar ("You lie!") over the illegal alien health care coverage issue. Obama, in his own words, had referred to his health care opponents' positions as "lies", "false" and "misinformation". And he was looking directly at the Republican side of the aisle when he said it. So who is calling who a liar?
In addition, what will happen when the government passes a new amnesty and all those illegal aliens become-LEGAL? You know that's on the "to-do" list.
At any rate, the new tact (or is it the old tact?)is to denigrate all those people you saw marching in the streets of Washington last week, all the people who go to the tea parties, all those 1.3 million who signed the Save Our Health Care Now petition and accuse them of being Nazis, un-American, extremists, uninformed, etc.
And, of yes; we are also racists. We are "revolting against the idea of having a black man in the White House". Jeanine Garofalo was "right" months back when she told an agreeing Keith Olbermann that we are all "red neck racists".
This is how the White House, the Dems in Congress, the leftists and, of course, the media are portraying us. It is wrong, it is unfair, and it is a lie. How many times do you have to watch the videos of these tea parties to realize that these are ordinary adults, mostly middle-age or older, who are genuinely concerned about what Obamacare will do to them. They are concerned about the massive government takeover of power and control over our lives. They are outraged over the all-too-clear government corruption.
And how many violent episodes have you seen in the tea parties? None. A couple of town hall events were marked by scuffling-committed by pro-Obama health care goons from the SEIU. How many riots have broken out at these tea parties? None. How much property damage has been committed? None. How many racist posters have you seen or racist comments have you heard? None. Yet, to hear the left and media describe it, these participants are all from the "lower social orders". And it is all about President Obama's race.
That is a lie.
So as for Joe Wilson, as far as I am concerned, he has done the right thing and apologized. I am glad that he has stated that there will be no more apologies; no "sack cloth and ashes" tour for him. The President has accepted his apology, and that is sufficient. Wilson-and the rest of us- should tell Congress and the media to, as they like to say, "move on".