Tuesday, September 15, 2009

What's Their Excuse?

Joe Wilson shouting "You lie!" during President Obama's speech to Congress was idiotic and shameful. (And for those of you who don't care about that, it wasn't even good strategy.) The only good thing I can say about it is he recognized what a jerk he was and apologized immediately.

But before I could put up a post about the issue, his opponents have been driving against him so hard that they're doing what I thought was impossible--they're making me feel sorry for him. The President accepted his apology, but that's not enough for the House Dems, who are demanding he rent his garment in front of them. Then there was Maureen Dowd, who, in her fevered imagination, heard "You lie, boy!"

Wilson's outburt was stupid, but it was spontaneous. These people have had time to think about what they're saying.

PS Speaking of outbursts, President Obama allegedly called Kanye West a "jackass." (The outburst I'm referring to is West's, not Obama's.) The President's statement was off the record, and I believe he really meant it to be off the record, even if there's near 100% agreement among voters. If I didn't believe that, I'd say he's doing a soft Souljah on us.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

While the Democrats officially play Rebuke the Republican, they're also involved with Defend the Democrat, such as Charles Rangel.

12:58 AM, September 15, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't these guys realize its stupid (politically) to pile on. What Wilson did speaks for itself and will be rebuked without extra noise. The House Republicans made a similar error in pushing Clinton's intern-boinking ten years ago

4:21 AM, September 15, 2009  

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