Thursday, September 10, 2009

The Lie About A False Lie



From CNN: Joe Wilson shouts to Obama during speech: 'You lie'

Here's what I want to know:

1. Where was Joe Wilson in 2002 when Bush was addressing congress with actual lies about WMDs?

2. What would have happened, if in 2002, Democratic congressmen would have correctly addressed the President as a liar? I mean, besides Rush Limbaugh having a heart attack, Faux News replaying the clip for the next 6 months over and over, Toby Keith writing a song about traitors and Dick Cheney water boarding the person who did it.

3. What exactly is he lying about? If anything, the bill would require undocumented workers to purchase insurance so we no longer have to flip the bill for them when they end up in the emergency room like we are doing now.

4. And finally, what kind of pressure are the insurance companies and drug companies putting on these guys to oppose this? How many more hundreds of thousands of dollars did Joe Wilson just add to his reelection fund from the insurance industry for yelling that out on national TV?

Well, I think I have some answers for that last one. Health Professionals were the top contributors for Joe Wilson totaling $244,196. But that's not where it stops. He has also received $86,150 from pharmaceutical companies, $73,050 from insurance companies and $68,000 from hospitals and nursing homes. From the health sector alone he has racked up $414,246 in contributions over the last 4 elections.

In 2002, when confronted with the fact that the US Supplied Iraq with weapons during their war with Iran and that we exchanged weapons to Iran for hostages to fund the Nicaraguan Contras, he shouted out the following: “That is wrong. That’s made up, I can’t believe you would say something like that.”

Clearly this guy either doesn't know his ass from a hole in the ground or he watches too much Faux News.

1 comment:

trick said...

The simple answer is Joe Wilson says what he is paid to say - and clearly the taxpayers are not paying him nearly as much as others. Just imagine the fat paycheck he is going to get lobbying for these fuckers when he retires from public.