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Instead of these different questions hinting at it, lets just put it in one.

Obama said there was no health coverage for illegals in the HCR. Wilson called him a liar. They are now revising the HCR to eliminate measures for illegals to have coverage.

If Wilson was wrong, and Obama was not a liar, why are they changing it? Now granted, if every politician had someone yell "you lie" every time they told one, they'd never open their mouths again, but it seems in this case, that yelling just might have been justified. So what exactly is the problem here - that Wilson called him a liar or that Wilson called him out in public?

 
NotPanicking

Asked by NotPanicking at 12:18 PM on Sep. 12, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • I don't have a problem with what Wilson did at all....it DID make people question and it did make them have to look at the bill again. I am glad he felt strongly enough about it to take a risk.
    metalcowgirl34

    Answer by metalcowgirl34 at 1:31 PM on Sep. 12, 2009

  • I see a bigger issue with him calling him out in a public place in the middle of him speaking. It's just bad form, no matter who you do it to.
    caitxrawks

    Answer by caitxrawks at 12:20 PM on Sep. 12, 2009

  • Bad form, maybe. He obviously felt very emotional about the president's words to call him a liar. Apparently he had a good reason to do so.
    mancosmomma

    Answer by mancosmomma at 12:24 PM on Sep. 12, 2009

  • why are they changing it?

    To make it PERFECTLY CLEAR to some of you... THERE is not nor will there be health coverage for illegals. Some people are just dense.
    Grandmarga

    Answer by Grandmarga at 12:33 PM on Sep. 12, 2009

  • It's just because it's bad manners. It is mildly amusing that the same people who were all upset about the tell didn't care how inconsiderate the white house was to England earlier this year. Plus he kind of was lying, lol.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 12:35 PM on Sep. 12, 2009

  • Some people are just dense.

    Like the one's who aren't coherent enough to understand what loopholes are and how much money special interest groups pay to make sure they stay where they want them.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 12:36 PM on Sep. 12, 2009

  • btw, isn't it about time for you to go anon and start spamming this question so it looks like other people agree with you?
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 12:37 PM on Sep. 12, 2009

  • Apparently he had a good reason to do so.

    Maybe he just hates Obama?The fact that Joe Wilson is from South Carolina...it strikes a lot of people as awfully close to the idea that maybe there was some sort of racist or bigoted element there.”
    http://newsbusters.org/blogs/kyle-drennen/2009/09/11/msnbc-hosts-rep-joe-wilson-white-southern-racist
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:38 PM on Sep. 12, 2009

  • Oh, and they are changing it because they want this bill passed because they think that will save their sorry asses in 2010.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 12:38 PM on Sep. 12, 2009

  • "To make it PERFECTLY CLEAR to some of you... THERE is not nor will there be health coverage for illegals. Some people are just dense."

    To make it perfectly clear to you - they wouldn't be bickering and trying to change the bill if that were the case. Obama was only telling a half-truth - - While the bill in question doesn't cover illegals, it also doesn't PREVENT their being covered. This is something that numerous amendments have tried to correct, but those amendments keep getting shot down without discussion because the dems prefer to keep the language vague and pliable so that the rules can be bent later without actually being broken.
    TiffanyMarie80

    Answer by TiffanyMarie80 at 12:59 PM on Sep. 12, 2009

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