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    Re: Wilson apologizes: 'I let my emotions get the best of me'

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassman View Post
    No, whoever told Rep. Wilson to go and kiss Obama's ass, If I were him, I would have told him to KISS MINE!!!. Rep. Wilson had the balls to stand up to Der Komissar.
    Yeah, being a big man from so far away sure convinces me you would have acted any differently had you been put into the same situation.
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    Re: Wilson apologizes: 'I let my emotions get the best of me'

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    I could say "I'm glad he apologized", but it is standard practice to do so. I'm sure the man feels quite embarrassed over his behavior (especially after the backlash), but it is a little sterile. I also do not expect more from the guy, because while it was rude, a simple apology is good enough for this small moment of egotistical outburst.
    Why would Mr. Wilson be embarrassed? Only a Liberal would be embarrassed by the truth. I will grant you that this was not the proper venue but it is no less rude than the Democrats booing Mr. Bush during a State of the Union speech.

    There's that Democrat standard again....the double one.
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    Re: Wilson apologizes: 'I let my emotions get the best of me'

    I thought it's a responsibility of a US House member to voice the opinions of his constituency?

    ...just not the right venue, but worth saying nonetheless.

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    Re: Wilson apologizes: 'I let my emotions get the best of me'

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    I could say "I'm glad he apologized", but it is standard practice to do so. I'm sure the man feels quite embarrassed over his behavior (especially after the backlash), but it is a little sterile. I also do not expect more from the guy, because while it was rude, a simple apology is good enough for this small moment of egotistical outburst.
    Who cares? The halls of Congress ceased being a respectable place a long time ago. Let them act like savages. It suites them perfectly.

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    Re: Wilson apologizes: 'I let my emotions get the best of me'

    Quote Originally Posted by The silenced majority View Post
    Interrupting the President and specifically calling him a liar in the middle of his speech and grumbling in the back ground are quite different. Both are in bad taste but one more so then the other.
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    Re: Wilson apologizes: 'I let my emotions get the best of me'

    Quote Originally Posted by a777pilot View Post
    Why would Mr. Wilson be embarrassed? Only a Liberal would be embarrassed by the truth. I will grant you that this was not the proper venue but it is no less rude than the Democrats booing Mr. Bush during a State of the Union speech.

    There's that Democrat standard again....the double one.
    People become embarrassed when they legitimately have an a moment where their emotions overturn their composure. It overshadows how they feel about the substance of the matter, because we place value in procedural manners.

    Of course Democrats have acted inappropriately in the past. I certainly hope you aren't applying the double standard to me, because I was plenty upset at the yelling and screaming of the opposition on the left.
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    Re: Wilson apologizes: 'I let my emotions get the best of me'

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    Who cares? The halls of Congress ceased being a respectable place a long time ago. Let them act like savages. It suites them perfectly.
    Most of the time, it is perfectly respectable. It is so respectful and procedural that most people would find it boring. And, really, lost respect a long time ago? What does "long time ago" mean?
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    Re: Wilson apologizes: 'I let my emotions get the best of me'

    Quote Originally Posted by Gibberish View Post
    Interrupting the President and specifically calling him a liar in the middle of his speech and grumbling in the back ground are quite different. Both are in bad taste but one more so then the other.


    It's either wrong on all counts or not wrong at all.

    I'll even go further. Sooooo many Dems were bitching during Bush's speech, it's hard to make out what any of them were saying.

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    Re: Wilson apologizes: 'I let my emotions get the best of me'

    Quote Originally Posted by The silenced majority View Post
    It's either wrong on all counts or not wrong at all.
    Like I said both are wrong. One more so then the other.

    No one said anything about the boos and jeers following the statement before Wilson's outburst.


    Quote Originally Posted by The silenced majority View Post
    I'll even go further. Sooooo many Dems were bitching during Bush's speech, it's hard to make out what any of them were saying.
    You don't know who was bitching or the number of them bitching. The fact is none of them called out the President as a liar to his face.
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    Re: Wilson apologizes: 'I let my emotions get the best of me'

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    For those who stood up and supported Joe Wilson's outburst, your legs have just been taken out from under you by Joe Wilson himself. As for Wilson himself, although there is no excuse for such an outburst in the chambers of Congress, it takes a big man to do the right thing and apologize. Your apology is personally noted by me, and you have my appreciation and respect. Now lets all get back to business and forget about....... Hmmm, what did Wilson say? I forget. Yea, that's the ticket.

    NOTE: To err is human, but to be a real douchebag takes a Congressman. Joe Wilson just showed that he is human like the rest of us, so give him a break, folks. Today, he did good.

    Article is here.
    It's certainly obvious that he let his emotions get the best of him. I wish him the best. It's probably best to move on now.

    (At least he never left a girl drowning under a bridge, as far as we know...)

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