September 12, 2009
Massive Manos Award 9/12/09
Like a shot heard 'round the world, like Paul Revere's famous ride through the night, Joe Wilson (R-SC) joins a depressingly small list of people truly possessed of cast-iron....hands.
During Obama's speech to the House, Joltin' Joe apparently had enough of being forced to sit through lie after lie streaming from the Royal Oral Cavity. The President insisted that his health care plan would absolutely not cover illegal aliens, to which the Representative shouted out "You lie!" It was probably the only honest thing said in the House that day.
Democrats hurled epithets at Bush for most of the eight years he spent in office with no one saying boo about it, their jack-boots carried signs, calling him a murderer, a Nazi, a terrorist, demanding his removal and, in a few cases, his death. As he left office, he was booed and hissed at, shoes were thrown at him, and in the press, our elected officials called him a liar and a loser.
Setting the clear-cut hypocrisy aside, what this boils down to is Joe Wilson is being slammed for telling the truth, while Obama is praised for telling lies.
Of course, Obama was lying. He claims illegals won't be covered, and there is even a little line in the 1000+ page bill that says so. But what you won't find anywhere in there is how will we know if illegals are being covered. There is no provision to verify the legal status of a patient; in fact, the Democrats voted AGAINST provisions to clarify such a thing. There is no listing of penalties for illegals attempting to defraud doctors and hospitals. And in the nature of such bills, anything that is not included is deemed included.
Joe called Obama on his lie. And in what I can only describe as an act of cowardice, GOP leadership demanded he apologize. And so he did. Me, I would have said "Bite me. Obama is lying, and you want me to apologize for calling him on it? Fine. When Obama apologizes, I'll apologize."
So Joe phoned an apology to the White House. Like I said, not what I would have done. But after, Joe did the next best thing; he told the public he was basically ordered to apologize, and that he wasn't even the slightest bit sorry. Considering how many non-apologies we hear from the left, it's nice to see someone on the right throwing their tactics in their faces. And apparently We The People aren't too upset over this "lapse in decorum"...in 48 hours, Joe raised over a million bucks for his 2010 campaign war chest.
Another worthy pair of the Massive Manos award are James O'Keefe and Hannah Giles, the two budding reporters who went undercover into ACORN offices, posing as a pimp with political aspirations and his prostitute girlfriend, who wanted help buying a house to run her brothel. Oh, and the other girls would be illegals from El Salvador, all between 13 and 16 years of age. Rather than show these two the door, the ACORN people actually advised them on how to do this without getting caught, and even getting the tax payers to subsidize their little child prostitution ring. And it wasn't just one office, it was the Baltimore AND the DC offices that were caught on tape.
ACORN stands to receive over EIGHT BILLION DOLLARS from Obama's last stimulus bill, money taken from OUR pockets. Until this story broke on Fox, ACORN was going to running the 2010 US Census.
O'Keefe and Giles are risking their lives by doing this. ACORN is a ruthless domestic mercenary group and the White House is completely sympathetic to them. With this much money at stake, it would not be beyond the realm of possibility, or even probability, that certain people would pay handsomely to see these two young people the victims of some "accident." I imagine that, were he still alive, he'd be offering to take them on an all-expense paid tour of Chappaquiddick. The bridges are quite lovely this time of year, I'm told.
But the gargantuan grip doesn't end there; here's the linky goodness of a statement O'Keefe made to CNN's request for an interview, basically telling them to go...eh...do unmentionable things to themselves.
This Massive Manos award goes out to these three heroes.
Posted by TFMo at September 12, 2009 07:49 PM
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Just so you know, my husband Doc was literally cheering after he read this piece of yours...and that doesn't happen very often.
Posted by: christmasghost at September 13, 2009 06:47 PM
I'm glad he liked it! Tell him to stay tuned; I'm hoping this will be a weekly thing!
Posted by: TFMo at September 13, 2009 08:26 PM
I'm glad you are thinking along those lines because I had the same thought; the "Massive Manos" award really does need to be a weekly thing.
I'll tell Doc ...maybe he will feel better about the "enhanced interrogation techniques" that were used on him earlier....
Posted by: christmasghost at September 13, 2009 08:35 PM