There were a few moments during last night's speech in which Republican members were less than respectful to President Obama, given the usual tradition in this country of deferring to the President during a speech to Congress.

The real star of the night, of course, was Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) who shouted out "You lie!" after Obama said the health care plan would not cover illegal immigrants, and was then himself booed by other House members.

Kudos to TPM



Holte Ender said...

Karen - If you have seen debates in the British House of Commons, you know it can get pretty rowdy, but even there you can't call people a liar, unless you want a suspension from the House.

Karen said...

Holte~ The rethuglism always seems to seep out!