The Jim of the United States

Joe Wilson: Liar!

Posted by TheJOTUS on September 10, 2009

grim-obamaYeah, the same Joe Wilson who screamed “liar” during Obama’s 467th speech last night on healthcare. But we will get to Mr. Wilson here in a minute.

So I watched most of Barry’s speech last night. And the entire time I was watching, I couldn’t get the movie My Cousin Vinny out of my head. Specifically the scene where the prosecutor presents his opening arguments, and then Vinny gets up and says to the jury: “Everything that guy just said is bullshit.”

As expected, it was ugly, partisan, offensive, counter-productive and completely lacking in leadership. He accused his opposition of lying and not bringing any ideas to the plate. Even though on the latter, Republicans do have a bill in committee and even brought copies of it to the speech. But details, minor details right?

Since his Inauguration, this was Obama’s 28th speech on healthcare. And like the 27 speeches before, he offered no new arguments and insulted the people who didn’t buy his crap the first, well, 27 times. Since his last speech six weeks ago, he has made numerous townhall appearances trying to sell this boondoggle plan and ended up taking a 19 point ding on the chin in the polls. I guess he thought one more speech would push people over the edge.

He insulted everyone who raised a legitimate concern during the month of August:

“Well the time for bickering is over. The time for games has passed. Now is the season for action.”

Bickering because concerned Americans gathered to share their worries about Obamacare?  Games, cause normal people read the healthcare bills and their congressmen couldn’t be bothered?

He lectured listeners about the lack of honest debate and scaretactics, but like a hypocritical jackass, throws out this gem:

Everyone in this room knows what will happen if we do nothing. Our deficit will grow. More families will go bankrupt. More businesses will close. More Americans will lose their coverage when they are sick and need it most. And more will die as a result.

You have got to be kidding me.

He called Sarah Palin and other opposition liars because they suggested their would be “death panels” or “panels of bureaucrats with the power to kill off senior citizens”.  This isn’t a lie.  The Democrats’ public option will require some government bureaucrat to decide what level of care is appropriate.  This will include consideration of the costs and it will include rationing.  Just like in every other socialized healthcare.  So yeah, a government bureaucrat is going to decide whether or not little granny is going to get costly end-of-life care.  “Death panel” just has a better ring to it, no?

At about this time is when Congressman Joe Wilson shouted “liar!”  Why?  Well because he flat-out lied about whether illegal immigrants are covered under Obamacare (although Rep. Joe Wilson was wrong to interrupt, which Wilson himself quickly apologized for–not the comment, but for interrupting). 

Or you could take the high road and say Obama is just misleading us.  I’m going to go with liar.  In HR 3200, the House version of Obamacare, mandates that all individuals in the United States—including illegal aliens—be covered by health insurance. Although it does not provide subsidies for illegal aliens, it does allow them to participate in the “healthcare exchanges.” It also contains a provision which prevents anyone from checking on the citizenship status of any person seeking healthcare.

He tells us Obamacare will only cost $900 billion, yet the “plan will not add to the deficit.”  He says we will find the cost savings through government efficiencies.  What??  This is complete bullshit.  If this were true, why have we not found those savings with Medicare and Medicaid?  And if there is money left on the table, wouldn’t it stand to reason the private insurers would have found it?  The eeevil profit driven private insurers?

Lie, upon lie, upon lie. 

The American people know this idea is a steaming pile of shit.  Government run healthcare?  You will have the compassion of the IRS, the efficiency of the post office and the effectiveness of Katrina.  What could go wrong?

In the end, if Obama intended to fire up the left wing, then this speech was a success.  If he intended on selling ObamaCare to the majority of Americans who oppose it, Obama’s speech was a complete failure.


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