Saturday, September 12, 2009
If you strike him down, you will only make him stronger.
It is hard to imagine a more effective means of firing up the righty demonstrators marching on Washington today.
UPDATE: This bit suggests that the Democrats have backed off.
The "outrage" over Joe Wilson's outburst might be a bit more believable if the pushers of the house bill hadn't changed the bill to reflect Joe's immediate concern. Much like the "outrage" over Palin's, admittedly, hyperbolic "death panel" statements, where changes were made to the wording of the offending passages regarding end of life counseling and the incentivation of such counseling. These folks aren't unaware of the public's concerns, they just don't care and are going to force these abominable changes on us without regard to the consequences.
I guess that will mean that Harry Reid will finally have to apologize to the Senate for calling Beorge Bush a "Liar" and "loser" and "the worst president in history".
Of course, the funny thing is that Reid is getting ready to be voted out of office and Joe Wilson has collected almost a million follars in campaign contributions sent to him spontaneously over the weekend.
It used to be (in the 1960's) that the "Weathermen" were the ones that knew which way the wind blows...isn't it great the way the winds change!
I'm off to Washington...
I wonder if the Speech or Debate clause caused some discomfort:
"...shall in all Cases, except Treason, Felony, and Breach of the Peace, be privileged from Arrest during their attendance at the Session of their Respective Houses, and in going to and from the same, and for any Speech or Debate in either House, they shall not be questioned in any other Place."
"The "outrage" over Joe Wilson's outburst might be a bit more believable if the pushers of the house bill hadn't changed the bill to reflect Joe's immediate concern."
It is the Senate Finance Committee that is changing its legislation.