Tuesday, September 15, 2009

House Passes Resolution Disapproving of Joe Wilson, 240-179

The resolution contains no sanction of Wilson but it is important and necessary for the historical record. What Mr. Wilson did was to not only disrespect the first African American president of the United States, but in the process he disrespected the Office of the President and the people's House. Most of all, it was an insult to the decorum of the House, in particular its African American members, who properly felt it was important to send this message, draw this line in the sand in rebuking Joe Wilson. This isn't the antebellum South.

I wonder who were the five profiles in courage among the Democrats voting present ... can anyone say Blue Dogs? Seven Republicans, to their great credit, voted with the Democrats.

By the way, say it ain't so, Joe ... Now the question's come up that your claim to being an immigration lawyer may in fact be a lie. Is anyone, other than the teabagger know-nothings (who were applauding Wilson in the House chamber), surprised?

We need to be discussing issues specifically to help the American people. And that would not include illegal aliens, these are people -- I'm for immigration, legal immigration, I've been an immigration attorney. But people who have come to our country and violated laws, we should not be providing full health care services.

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