News From the Swamp: Wilson Rebuked and This Week's 'Braying Jackass' Award

PatriotPost.US On Tuesday, the House voted 240-179 -- largely along party lines -- to "disapprove" the behavior of Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC), who shouted, "You lie!" at President Barack Obama during a particularly galling portion of the Obfuscator-in-Chief's speech to a joint session of Congress last Wednesday. Wilson had already apologized and Obama had accepted, but that wasn't good enough for House Democrats. It is noteworthy that just prior to Wilson's outburst, Obama said that the charge of "panels of bureaucrats with the power to kill off senior citizens" was "a lie, plain and simple." He then called the claim that ObamaCare would cover illegal aliens "false." It was this straw that broke Wilson's back. Oddly enough, immediately after this bit of truth-telling, Wilson's fellow lawmakers began working on health care reform language that would explicitly deny coverage to illegals, while Obama began advocating legalizing illegals so that they can get health care coverage.

In other news, the president has yet to apologize for calling his opponents liars, and the House did not vote to disapprove.

Meanwhile, The Wall Street Journal reports, "Earlier Tuesday, the House Rules Committee circulated guidelines on how lawmakers may refer to the president or his team. It is acceptable to call a presidential message 'a disgrace to the country,' the memo said, or refer to 'our half-baked nitwits handling foreign affairs.' But a lawmaker may not call the president a 'liar' or 'cowardly.'" All of the above easily apply to the current administration.

This Week's 'Braying Jackass' Award

"[Congressman Joe Wilson] did not help the cause of, uh, of uh, diversity and, uh, tolerance with his remarks. If I were a betting man I would say that it instigated, uh, more, uh, racist sentiment, feeling that it's okay, you don't have to, you don't have to, uh, bury it now, you can bring it out, talk about it fully. And so, uh, I guess we'll probably have, uh, folks, uh, puttin' on, uh, white hoods and white uniforms again and, uh, riding through the countryside intimidating people. And, um, you know, that, that's the, uh, logical conclusion if, uh, this kind of, um, attitude, uh, uh, is not, uh, rebuked. And uh, uh, Congressman Wilson represents it -- he's the face of it, and, uh, that's why I support the resolution." --Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA), exhibiting the same verbal tic as Obama -- indicating that both are either lying or spouting B.S.