Whereas on September 9, 2009, during the joint session of Congress convened pursuant to House Concurrent Resolution 179, the President of the United States, speaking at the invitation of the House and Senate, had his remarks interrupted by the Representative from South Carolina, Mr. Wilson; andSo is the reprimanding of Representative Joe Wilson Republican of South Carolina.
Whereas the conduct of the Representative from South Carolina was a breach of decorum and degraded the proceedings of the joint session, to the discredit of the House: Now, therefore, be it
Resolved, That the House of Representatives disapproves of the behavior of the Representative from South Carolina, Mr. Wilson, during the joint session of Congress held on September 9, 2009.
There are seven words that you can’t say on television, that’s the old George Carlin comedy shtick. And apparently there are six things that Congressman and women can’t do in the House they are the following:
• call the President a “liar.”
• call the President a “hypocrite.”
• describe the President’s veto of a bill as “cowardly.”
• charge that the President has been “intellectually dishonest.”
• refer to the President as “giving aid and comfort to the enemy.”
• refer to alleged “sexual misconduct on the President’s part.”
Even if some or all of the above is true you just can’t say it, unless of course, you are a Democrat and unless the president that you are calling a liar is President Bush.
Last year Democrat Rep. Peter Stark of California called President Bush a liar and a murderer on the floor of the House but did he get the same resolution of disapproval that Rep. Joe Wilson received days ago for Wilson’s shout-out to President Obama? Of course not!
What Rep. Stark got was a warm and friendly reminder that he had broken the House rule by the Chairwoman of the House. (see 2:40mins video)
What are we to conclude except that Democrats again took this occasion to show how hypocritical and partisan they can be?
No reprimand for Democrat Peter Stark who called Republican president Bush a liar and a murderer but a reprimand for Republican Joe Wilson who shouted out “You Lie!” in the middle of a speech given by Democrat president Barry Soetoro. A speech that was full of lies!
This House of Representatives is discredited, but not by Joe Wilson this House is discredited by their invited polite liar and their hypocritical members who voted to reprimand Joe Wilson when just a year ago calling the president a liar was in fashion on the floor of the House and the most that one could get for such an offense was a gentle reminder from the Chairman that one had broken the rule.
One has to wonder just how many times was George Bush called a liar on the floor of the House.