Thursday, September 10, 2009

Mr. Wilson goes to Washington

At last there's someone in Washington who'll say what we're all thinking! Joe Wilson, come on down!

One of the most persistent conservative concerns about health care legislation is that it will provide health care to illegal immigrants -- and the heated claim spilled onto the floor of President Obama's address to a joint session of Congress this evening, where one Republican member called the president a liar for denying it.

"There are also those who claim that our reform effort will insure illegal immigrants. This, too, is false - the reforms I'm proposing would not apply to those who are here illegally," President Obama said.

A loud voice from the Republican side of the hall answered, "You lie!" -- my colleague Glenn Thrush reports it was Rep. Joe Wilson (R - S.C.) -- drawing a second "It's not true," from Obama and a shake of Nancy Pelosi's head.
Team Elephant leadership: take notes and take note. THIS is how you battle radicals like Il Duce. Not by acting like prissy parliamentarians. Not by playing by the Marques de Queensbury rules. No, defeating Saul Alinsky tactics takes Saul Alinsky tactics.