I just read Politico’s take on Obama’s speech (“Wilson’s rallying cry – Glenn Thrush – Thu Sep 10, 12:44 am ET) and find it quite interesting.
The night’s defining moment—which Democrats hope to transform into a turning point—came when Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) shouted “You lie!” as Obama claimed his plan wouldn’t offer free care to illegal immigrants.
Wilson’s boorishness—for which he quickly apologized—enraged audience members on both sides of the aisle.
It also overshadowed a speech that included some of Obama’s harshest attacks on his GOP critics to date, including a denunciation of “death panel” alarmists as liars—a veiled swipe at former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin—and a warning to Republicans who want to “kill” reform.
Wilson is boorish? Well, I find Obama and his pals manipulating bullies and liars, when they try to deny that there are “death panels.” I find it worse than boorish that the President of the United States would dare call people liars (or suggest they are), when in fact they aren’t liars — they merely don’t agree with him and have proof of things that either he wants to turn a blind eye to or is in his way. I don’t care what the reason, the president blatantly lying to the public about others is unacceptable.
No “death panels”? Tell that to Andrea Clark and her family!
No “death panels”? Tell that to Jesse Ramirez and his family!
No “death panels”? Tell that to Ted Stith, Sr.!
No “death panels”? Tell that to the little girl — Haleigh Poutre!
No “death panels”? Tell that to Gary Harvey and his wife Sara!
I don’t care how many times Obama & Pals deny the existence of “Death Panels” — the truth will not change! There are already “death panels” and there is proof all around that they do exist. So deny, deny, deny all you want, the truth will be the truth even when it gets in the way of the White House agenda.
Thrush also reported,
“The person who said it will pay a price,” Durbin said. “I think the average American thinks that the president and the office deserve respect, and that was a disrespectful comment. They’ll pay a price in the court of public opinion.”
I have been personally called a liar for bringing up the fact that there are “death panels” and yet I have readily presented actual cases that can be easily verified. Why is it acceptable for the president to lie and tell the world that I — and the others who call a death panel a death panel — are the liars?
The average American may have thought the president and the office deserve respect, but there are two sides to that coin. The president and his office have an obligation to deserve that respect.
Instead, we see Obama & Friends freely (and wrongly) calling American people liars and no one blinks?