Wednesday, September 09, 2009

A Shameful Display

Tonight, while watching the President's address to the joint session of Congress, I heard something I've never ever heard before. The President of the United States was called a liar from the floor of the House of Representatives.

Republican Representative Joe Wilson of South Carolina shouted, "You lie!" as the President stressed that his proposed health plan would not cover illegal aliens.

I have never seen anyone interrupt any President while speaking to Congress, much less do so so rudely. While Rep. Wilson apologized soon after, this incident demonstrates how far away this country has gotten from civil discourse.

Unlike Craig Ferguson, I feel it is not a "good day for America."

-- Posted from my iPhone