What an epic prevarication-fest Obama’s healthcare reform speech to Congress was! I’ll link to others who have covered it tomorrow, including my favorite moment, the outraged cry, “You lie!” when Obama claimed Obamacare will not cover illegal aliens.
It was very decent of Obama to rile up the conservative base that way just before our 9/12 Tea Party in Washington, D.C. Why, if there were conservatives who felt apathetic about opposing Obamacare, and the mad rush to enact healthcare reform that won’t be put into action until 2013 — by which time Obama almost certainly will STILL not have found the church in D.C. where he wants to worship because SOME decisions are so important they require that amount of time and deliberation — then Obama succeeded in getting them fired up! Ready to go!
Prof. William Jacobson explains that Obama was indeed lying when he claimed the healthcare reform he is pushing will not cover illegal aliens. He also has video of Pres. Bush getting booed at Obama’s inauguration AND a transcript showing Democrats booed and hissed their way through Pres. Bush’s 2005 State of the Union speech. So the Democrats’ double standard about respect for the office of the presidency is intact and fully operational.
I found the video below at Gateway Pundit of the moment when South Carolina Congressman Joe Wilson shouted, “You lie!,” to Obama when he was lying about his healthcare reform package not covering illegal aliens. The video also includes Obama lying that his healthcare reform would not create death panels that would ration care to the elderly — does he think we can’t hear or see his advisor, Ezekiel Emanuel, M.D., or make sense of the bill ourselves? See Gateway Pundit for additional links on Obama’s death panels denial and Gov. Sarah Palin’s response. Gateway Pundit also goes into detail on the AP’s fact-checking of Obama’s speech.