Obama accepts apology for Wilson outburst
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama accepted a South Carolina Republican’s apology for shouting, “You lie!” during his speech to Congress, and House Democratic leaders showed no interest in sanctions against Rep. Joe Wilson.
Obama said Thursday that Wilson apologized “quickly and without equivocation” and the congressman told reporters the shout-out was “spontaneous.”
“We all make mistakes,” Obama told reporters, a day after Wilson stunned the president and his colleagues with his outburst.
Infuriated Democrats briefly considered sanctioning the four-term congressman, but decided early to look beyond it.
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Obama accepts apology for Wilson outburst
Last night, briefly, I looked upon Joe Wilson with the greatest of respect. He actually called Barack Hussein Obama a LIAR. On the floor of Congress! For ALL the world to see. It was indeed a moment for the ages.
Then, almost as suddenly as he made his outburst, he withdrew it and made an apology. Tact and decorum be damned, truth is truth and it WILL stand the light of day. A man should NEVER apologize for telling the truth and standing his ground, no matter who opposes him.
Though stunned and visibly furious at the interruption, Pelosi said she opted not to gavel down Wilson on the spot. Obama, she said, was right to pitch right back into his speech and not “give it any more attention than it deserved.”
As was said here on this blog recently, in this thread: Freedom of speech in the United States,
comment number 1 by: rwehousewife: Fred! A bunch of liberals got their panties in a wad because of what you said? Good going! Keep it up!
comment number 8 by: extex_cop: I’m very new to this blog ( just wish I had known about it sooner ) and knew right from the start it was a ‘No Holds Barred’. Glad you do it that way… I probably would not have stayed if it were any other way.
comment number 9 by: Robert: You want to know the real reason your blog is so successful and folks like Glenn Beck and a few others are as well? It’s called CONSISTENCY…
And that my friends is only a small cross section of the comments on my Freedom of Speech post. A man is known by his enemies, if the TRUTH angers the left, the libbers, the progressives, whatever they are calling themselves, too bad.
Conservatives must stand their ground, they must speak nothing but the truth, they must speak without fear from the persecutions of the Obamabots. Joe Wilson did just that, albeit briefly, for one grand moment a man stood and spoke the truth to the entire world, and the Halls of Congress shuddered.
Back on Wilson’s home turf, the uproar turned into a boon for Democrat Rob Miller, his opponent in next year’s midterm elections.
In the first 24 hours after Wilson’s outburst, Miller’s campaign coffers swelled by $200,000, according to Jessica Santillo of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. The contribution, she said, came in from 5,000 individual contributions.
And that is, in my opinion, not so much a backlash from Wilson calling Obama a LIAR on the floor of Congress as it is a surge in Democratic solidarity over a perceived weakness in Wilson and his resolve.
Political correctness is KILLING this nation. People are to afraid of offending their fellow man. Well, as I told a close friend and business associate today, “If you want to make an omelet, you gotta break a few eggs, and I break eggs, but, I make things happen”.
Last night Joe Wilson broke a few eggs. Then he mopped up the mess, ran away and immediately began kissing asses in an effort to instigate a big group hug and a few verses of Kumbaya.
He should have followed through and given them an ALL YOU CAN EAT breakfast buffet of hard scrambled eggs! Civility is one thing, backing down from your rightful position of TRUTH is defined by an entirely different definition.
That’s what a REAL leader would do, stand his ground. But alas, I fear that we have no REAL leaders left in this nation. I haven’t seen too much in the way of leadership, not from the White House, the Congress, the Senate, right on down the line to state and local governments. Even in some of the *grass roots* groups, there appears to be a serious fear of offending those that truly NEED to be offended and alienating those that NEED to be alienated.
Once in a while you have to bitch slap some moron upside the head just to get his attention. Joe Wilson did just that, he bitch slapped the entire Obamanation, and then he tucked his tail, ran away, and became the bitch, giving Obama and Company a ton of ammunition to use.