Those Good Ol’ Boys Aren’t So Good Lately!

So I don’t usually use French Kissez to talk about politics, even though I have a degree in Poli Sci, and it’s one of my passions. But today I have no other choice.

By now, you’ve all heard about Rep. Joe Wilson (R-South Carolina) heckling the President of the United States last night during his speech addressing his plans for health care reform. When President Obama was attempting to quell the rumors that illegal immigrants would be covered under his plan, Rep. Wilson decided it was appropriate to yell out “You lie!” — more than once! After he yelled it the first time, and Pres. Obama looked over at him and said “that’s not true”, he felt the need to repeat himself! Just in case someone missed it the first time. Smh – what’s up with these South Carolinian Republicans lately??

I couldn’t believe the blatant disrespect! I was also surprised that he was not removed from the venue. Seriously, I don’t understand why he felt it was OKAY to speak to (read: yell at) someone in such a high position of power in that manner. It was not the time or place. Of course we are all allowed to voice our opposition, that’s one of the great things about the US constitution and bi-partisanship. However, there are appropriate ways to do it. Never is it okay to heckle a President!

Even members of his own party condemned his actions.

I don’t know what’s going on with the Republican party but they are quickly losing their grip on credibility. Who is leading them? They don’t even know. They’re drowning quickly and can’t seem to save themselves. Since McCain – Palin ticket lost they’ve been scrambling to reconstruct themselves, and fighting amongst their party members on what the next move for them should be. I say, find a direction and go with it. quickly! I feel like another conservative/radical (oxymoronic?) party may emerge in the next few years… okay maybe that’s a stretch but I feel like I can no longer predict they’ll do next. From saying he’s not a US citizen to calling him a liar during an important national address, they’ll try anything to discredit the PoTUS.

On the bright side, Joe Wilson’s 2010 opponent Rob Miller raised $100,000 OVERNIGHT due to the outburst! LOL, think before you speak Mr. Wilson!

In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past few hours: Joe Wilson Heckles Obama << visit for story & video

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