I didn’t watch the Obama health care lecture last night. The sound of that man’s lying voice grates on me too much. This is…what?…his 28th speech since taking office? If only he were as good as running the country as he is at campaigning for office…
Anywho…these people did watch it (and write about it) so that I didn’t have to:
Live-blogging President Obama’s ‘Hail Mary’ pass to try and save socialized medicine: the lies are coming so fast and so furious, I’m having a hard time keeping up.
Rick Richman at Commentary Magazine:
In his speech to Congress last night, President Obama said there are “now more than 30 million American citizens who cannot get [health insurance] coverage.” In his July 22 press conference (when he urged immediate passage of ObamaCare before Congress could adjourn and meet constituents), the president said there were “47 million Americans who have no health insurance.”
Was Obama lying then? Or is he lying now? I vote “both.”
Philip Klein at The American Spectator:
At one point during his health care speech to a joint session of Congress, President Obama drew cackles for remarking that “there remain some significant details to be ironed out.”
Uh huh. Like, “How do we pay for it?”
Michael W at Q&O:
I’m really wondering if anyone else sees the same thing I do with respect to Obama’s demanding a bill that includes absolutely everything essentially killing any chance of health care reform being enacted. If the progressives won’t accept anything less than a public option, and the Blue Dogs won’t vote for a public option, and Obama vetoes any bill that adds to the deficit, how the heck is Congress going to pass anything at all?
Hopefully, they won’t be able to pass this craptastic health care take-over bill.
And then there was Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC), who inappropriately (but AWESOME) yelled out “You lie” during Obama’s speech.
Just because Liberals rudly booed and heckled President Bush during his 2005 State of the Union speech, doesn’t mean it’s appropriate for Republicans to act like typical Liberals. Or maybe it is.
If this is the beginning of UK Parliament style proceedings, with lots of yelling and cat calls, so be it. That can be Barry’s legacy. The man who promised to end divisiveness will go down as the man who’s shameless and audacious lies inspired an uprising not only amongst an alarmed citizenry, but also amongst Washington pols forced to listen to them.
I don’t believe he intentionally set out to insult Obama, deserved, or not. I will say it was refreshing to see someone with a passion for truth unthinkingly inject some into a hall all too lacking in it last night thanks to Obama. In that sense, as cliche and leftist as it might sound, I very much am Joe Wilson in this case. And I am delighted to have seen at least one person there who actually spoke for me.
Yep. Rep. Wilson was speaking for me, too.
The Sundries Shack: “Another boring Presidential Speech Enlivened by a Shouted Truth”
The president was deliberately poisoning the well, claiming that his opponents are dishonorable and ill-intentioned. And, as AllahPundit and Mark Tapscott point out, the bill will of course cover illegal aliens. Even the Congressional Research Service says so.