Wonder what you would find if you frisked the Republicans during President Obama’s health care speech last night?
Answer: A Republican with enough balls to speak up and object to Obama.
If you were watching the Messiah speak last night about the coverage illegal immigrants would receive with socialized health care reform you probably heard a Republican yell out “You lie!” That risky individual is Rep. Joe Wilson, a Republican from South Carolina.
Props to you Joe! Obama said his plan wouldn’t fund illegals, but we all know there’s nothing in there that says it won’t. But like all politicians, including Rep. Wilson, they always have to stay political savvy and make a statement apologizing for an ‘out of the box’ comment:
“This evening I let my emotions get the best of me when listening to the President’s remarks regarding the coverage of illegal immigrants in the health care bill. While I disagree with the President’s statement, my comments were inappropriate and regrettable. I extend sincere apologies to the President for this lack of civility.”
I wouldn’t feel too bad Joe. After all, at least your not Van Jones apologizing for:
- Being connected/founder of STORM (Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement) – a multi-racial activist group with Marxist influences.
- Blaming white people for poisoning minority neighborhoods.
- Calling Republicans “A**holes.”
- Signing the official 9-11 Truth Document believing the Bush Administration was behind 9-11 and demanding a further investigation.
Yeah, I’d say you got it good buddy. Why? Because when it comes down to it, you were absolutely correct. Unless Obama is reading something between the lines (he’d have to read the bill first), he would see there is nothing in there that restricts illegal immigrants from being covered in his plan:
Taxpayer-Funded Benefits for Illegals. The House bill, as currently structured, does not offer clear guidelines to ensure that illegal immigrants cannot access taxpayer-funded health care benefits. Rep. Dean Heller (R-NV) introduced an amendment that would use two citizenship status verification systems, the Income and Eligibility Verification System (IEVS) and Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) programs, to establish an individual’s eligibility to obtain the bill’s proposed affordability credits or enroll in the public insurance option. Both programs are currently used to determine citizenship status and eligibility for public assistance programs. Safeguards to guarantee that only citizens can access federal health care benefits are necessary, considering that the US Census Bureau currently estimates that 9.6 million of the uninsured are not US citizens. The first Heller amendment failed on a straight party-line vote.
Keep misleading liberals… You’ll go up a couple points in the polls this week, but in a couple weeks you’ll be right back to where your at before Obama’s speech.