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Front Page: Obama Addresses Congress on Health Care, Congressman Tells Obama "You Lie!"

Front Page: Obama Addresses Congress on Health Care, Congressman Tells Obama "You Lie!"

  • President Obama told Congress last night to stop playing games and reform health care. During the speech he was heckled by Rep. Joe Wilson who shouted: "You lie!" — CNN
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CHOOCHOO CHOOCHOO 6 years
I just have to say that I can't believe the people who think it's okay to wait 3 to 10 weeks for an MRI. Do you know what a cancerous mass can do to a body in that amount of time? I had a doctor tell me to get an MRI and it was scheduled for that very week. I can't imagine having to wait almost three months to find out what's growing inside me! Ignore the long waiting periods of those countries with socialized health care, to your own detriment. But, really, this isn't really about health care. It's about when "You Lie!" was inserted. I believe it was right after it was declared that illegal aliens would not benefit from the public option. Interestingly, the language of the bill did not restrict illegal immigrants from receiving benefits. I believe there was a change that now indicates citizenship must be verified. Was this because of the outburst? Probably. But what will be used to verify citizenship? Fake social security numbers? That'll work...or not. And slo, you are incorrect. You can NOT choose to have no insurance. If that is your choice, you are probably going to be fined $3,800, as Max Baucus suggests. I'll end my book by asking everyone to look at California and their issues. They are in debt up to their eyeballs. Someone should figure that out one of these days...
sloane220 sloane220 6 years
and how are the discriminatory actions of conservatives, such as fighting to maintain the rebel flag, and fighting bills that stop gays from getting fired NOT a part of the conservative ideology?
sloane220 sloane220 6 years
@kjerabek-no it's a public OPTION. which means that you are more than free to partake in it, maintain your own private insurance, or not have any insurance at at all. you still haven't explained why it's fair for republican congressmen to have this taxpayer funded insurance option while other americans don't. isn't that just as unconstitutional?
sloane220 sloane220 6 years
@anonymous 12:11- is reading comprehension a problem for you? because i acknowledged that i said i was disgusted, i did NOT state that i HATED anyone. why don't you take your head out of the elephant's derriere long enough to read the words i've ACTUALLY said. and there's nothing to refute in my "lefty" arguments, particularly if you're the same jerk who had the nerve to call all uninsured americans lazy.
KJerabek KJerabek 6 years
She has, she already quoted gerafalo and olberman. Funny that Fox was brought up though since Ive seen no quotes from Fox news. Space I can't take this to the supreme court if it is passed, the supreme court doesn't really work that way. But I would like to know why you disagree with my assessment of the constitution, can you show me something from the constitution that says otherwise? Also I have always respected the constitution, no matter the President. I am an American first, a conservative second. You have nothing to back up your statement that I only care about the constitution for selfish political agenda reasons.
Popple100 Popple100 6 years
WOWWOWWOW you think the liberal media is a conservative lie?! That is the most radical statement I ever heard.
Popple100 Popple100 6 years
So believe everything Obama says SpaceKat? Maybe YOU have been propagandized by the wildly liberal media.
KJerabek KJerabek 6 years
"i have to say that in my lifetime, i have never seen the president so disrespected in congress. bush junior didn't even get this much disrespect in congress." "And yet not once did an elected Democratic official shout out during one of George W. Bush’s speeches and call him a “liar.” " Umm this happened to Reagan, Bush Sr, Clinton, and Bush jr. Let's not pretend everyone was nice and respectful to Bush now. Democrats in congress booed him at the state of the union address in 2005. I'm telling you google is your bff. (oh yea the national review didnt do the study, it was done by a prof Arthur c brooks, but that was just one study, others have been done and say the same)
KJerabek KJerabek 6 years
Ok let me explain this again for you... This bill is unconstitutional not because of people paying for other people through taxes. Taxes are Constitutional. (see the 16th amendment) It is unconstitutional because the government wants to make it mandatory for everyone to have health insurance. The government can't say YOU MUST do this/purchase this/pay this/etc. (unless it is spelled out in the Constitution). I mean if they could do that then what's to say they couldn't say "everyone must own a pink pony, it will better society because pink ponies make people happy." We have the constitution for this reason.
KJerabek KJerabek 6 years
Slo you are linking conservatives with things that are not even part of conservative ideology. Not sure if it's because you think they are connected, were on a rant, or are just picturing what one conservative did and thinking it is how all conservatives are. I'm not going to go over and explain reasoning in your list that do adhere to conservative ideology on here it is too long and too off topic but if you would like I could private message you, why conservatives believe in certain things you find disgusting. Being disgusted with conservatives and being disgusted with the actions of some conservatives are two different things. One acceptable on just plain ugly. I'll reply to the Constitution bit in a minute. Be back.
sloane220 sloane220 6 years
sorry for the essay....and thanks spacekatgal, you know i HAD to add my 2 cents to this. and i'm glad to see your husband in on the discussion. WELCOME!!! i hope to see a lot more from you!
sloane220 sloane220 6 years
@kjerabek- are you serious? did i say i hated conservatives, or did i say i was disgusted? and i'm going to expound on that thought, i'm disgusted by conservative ideology and i think i have every right to be, not only by the behavior republican lawmakers and citizens have displayed over these past few months, but by the fact that most conservative iniatives appear to be designed to marginialize everyone who is not a christian wealthy white straight male. i still don't think you can come up with a reasonable or cogent explaination for why we taxpayers should "forced" to "unconstituionally" subsidize the healthcare of those in congress, particularly for those republicans who don't want to extend the kind of healthcare THEY have the option to partake in to rest of the country. please, i respectfully welcome you to do it. and as for the anonymous coward who wanted to denigrate uninsured americans, they remain anonymous simply because they are cowardly and they don't want their discriminatory comments attributed to them. i don't have that problem and stand behind EVERYTHING i say. and i AM a lesbian and openly and proudly a lesbian, and i've openly expressed that on this website. if anybody has a problem with it, since we all have free speech, they can express that. i can also openly express my response that they can kiss my ass. i don't allow anyone to make me feel uncomfortable for having qualities that might not be promoted by american society in general but that i take pride in possesing. as for my second quote i never said that i don't acknowledge conservatives humanity, but do they acknowledge mine? as a black lesbian would conservatives acknowledge my humanity, acknowledge the systems of oppression i have to contend with at ALL being a woman, a black person, and a lesbian, and are they willing to enact laws and social programs to help someone like myself have the same opportunities as a someone who doesn't have deal with the same amount of discrimination? or would they not only like to maintain the status quo, but do things like fight for the rebel flag to be displayed on state buildings, fight against affirmative action, fight against a bill designed to stop people from getting fired for being gay, fight against comprehensive sex education, birth control, and abortions? having to fight against people who CLEARLY want to see you either disappear or end up in the gutter makes you angry.
KJerabek KJerabek 6 years
"conservatives DISGUST me on every level possible." "basically, people aren't the same, and that's okay, but everyone deserves to be acknowledged as a human being" Both of these are quotes from you Sloane. Do you not see the hypocrisy? You should listen to your own words that second quote is pretty amazing.
KJerabek KJerabek 6 years
Slo- I could explain to you why those things aren't comparable where the constitution are concerned, but I see you don't want to have a respectful debate/conversation. "conservatives DISGUST me on every level possible." You should never hate a group of people because of their beliefs. What makes you any different from the girl in the other story who yelled remarks at the Muslim girl? You are blind to anything I say by your hatred, you should think about taking people in on an individual basis rather than hating a whole group of people. It's just not attractive on anyone. Do you really wonder why this individual wants to remain anonymous? If you were gay and people on here (maybe people you've formed friendships with) were saying gay people disgust them would you want to say hey that's me knowing they would no longer be kind to you and you would no longer feel comfortable on the site? I enjoy a good debate, I enjoy current events, I like to hear what others have to say, perhaps bring my attention to a point I didn't consider. I really thought this was a group of intelligent individuals who enjoyed a good discussion/debate as well. I find that I was very wrong. Slo I hope you think about and reconsider your hatred of others, hate does no good I promise you.
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