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Obama, Not Joe Wilson, Deserves Condemnation

Tuesday, 15 Sep 2009 03:52 PM

By Phil Brennan

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The hypocrites who run the House want Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., to stand in the well of the House and do what he has already done: apologize for calling President Barack Obama a liar.

He says he won't, and bully for him. He has already apologized to the president, the vice president and the House. They have accepted his apology, and he says enough's enough. He's right.

Moreover, nobody in this body, which under Nancy Pelosi has become a genuine house of ill repute, has suggested that if Wilson grovels before the House for calling Obama a liar, Obama should apologize for lying to it, which should be an impeachable offense.

Wilson freely acknowledges his offense was uncalled for in that it demeaned the dignity of the House. Obama, meanwhile, hasn't uttered a word of apology for flat out lying to the House, which given the office he holds was a far more grievous offense.

A president who lies to the Congress is a president who will lie to the American people. As Human Events has noted, Obama lied five times during his speech to the House. According to Human Events:

  • Obama lie No. 1: "No federal dollars will be used to fund abortions."

  • Obama lie No. 2: He “would not sign a plan that adds one dime to our deficits, either now or in the future. Period."

  • Obama lie No. 3: Pay no attention “to those scary stories about how your benefits will be cut . . . That will never happen on my watch. I will protect Medicare."

  • Obama lie No. 4: "If you lose your job or change your job, you will be able to get coverage."

  • Obama lie No. 5: "The claim, made not just by radio and cable talk show hosts, but prominent politicians, that we plan to set up panels of bureaucrats with the power to kill off senior citizens, such a charge would be laughable if it weren't so cynical and irresponsible. It is a lie, plain and simple."

    It is a sad commentary that only one member of Congress was so shocked by the spectacle of a president telling blatant lies that he temporarily lost control and called the president the liar that he is. Wilson’s colleagues should have risen from their seats as one and called him on it.

    It isn't Wilson who needs to be condemned by the House. It's Barack Hussein Obama, who showed his contempt for its members by deliberately attempting to mislead them. And the members who let him get away with it.

    Let the House lay the blame where it belongs: on the liar. And on themselves for tolerating his lies.

    Phil Brennan writes for Newsmax.Com. He is editor and publisher of Wednesday on the Web and was Washington columnist (Cato) for National Review magazine in the 1960s. He is a trustee of the Lincoln Heritage Institute and a member of the Association For Intelligence Officers. He can be reached at pvb@pvbr.com.

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