Lies and Consequences: Joe Wilson was Right

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January 6, 2010 | Comments

During the 2008 presidential campaign, the President insisted repeatedly (each statement now being presented on Breitbart TV) that the health-care-reform process would take place on CSPAN with the entire Congress in attendance, in full view of the American public. My, what a difference a year makes.

Yesterday the President — after lecturing us (again!) as if we are children (again!) about how everyone around him messed up and almost caused an isolated extremist to take down a plane bound for Detroit on Christmas Day — completely ignored CSPAN’s very public request that he keep his campaign promise and permit the health-care-reform process to be broadcast on their airwaves. Yesterday Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, in his typical inept fashion, dodged questions about this alleged transparency from a lapdog media that surprisingly pressed him on the matter. And today, the President, his advisers and the democratic leadership locked themselves in an office to manipulate and massage their health-care bill privately, to cut all those vital sweetheart deals, without intrusion from republican Congress members or the vast majority of Americans who oppose this monstrosity.

When Nancy Pelosi emerged from the closed-door meeting, she was asked about transparency and the promise to keep the American people engaged in the health-care process. Channeling the spirit of Robert Gibbs, she gasped, eyes bulging, that promises are always made on the campaign trail. Wink, wink. Tee hee. Next question.

So yes, South Carolina Congressman Joe Wilson was right months back when he shouted to the President in that legendary moment of emotion: “You lie!” You were right, Joe. He does lie. And they lie. All of them. They will say and do whatever they need to say and do in their mission to destroy this country. Catch them in the lie.…Wink, wink. Tee hee. Next question.

I teach my children that they are judged by the company they keep and by their actions. I teach them, too, that there are consequences to the choices they make. On election day a little more than a year ago, adults coast to coast willingly chose to disregard their candidate’s sketchy past; his suspicious associations and the company he has kept; his complete lack of professional experience; and his blatant disregard and disdain for the greatness of our nation, our history and our Constitution. In doing so, they cast their votes against our country, against our greatness, and against our children — my children and yours.

I’ve said it before, and I will say it again and again and again: Our country is being attacked daily by those within our own ranks who seek to bring it to its knees for twisted and very personal reasons. The resulting blood of our nation’s wounds is on the hands of every person, well-meaning and otherwise, who voted for this man, his agenda, and his agents of “hope and change.”

Many of the voters who made this happen now regret their votes. Claiming they were misled or mistaken, many now seek absolution for their devastating, even catastrophic, choice. Sorry. No. I don’t want to hear it. You knew what you were doing, people, and when you made that very deliberate, conscious choice, you assaulted my children, my family, my country. Now you are suffering the consequences of that choice, but unfortunately we are, too. You feel bad now? I should hope so.

Betsy Siino | Comments