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Posted by on Sep 10, 2009 in Breaking News, Health, Politics, Society | 21 comments

Is There a Politician Lower Than Joe Wilson?

Yeah. His name is Joe Wilson. This is not the Joe Wilson who apologized to Pres. Obama last night for screaming, “You lie! Lies!” in the middle of the President’s speech to a joint session of Congress. This is the Joe Wilson who, the day after the speech (that would be today), made a YouTube video using his (in his words) “inappropriate” behavior to ask for money and continue telling his own lies (see my added emphasis) about Obama’s health care reform proposals. The video is below the quote:

“On these issues, I will not be muzzled. I will speak up, and speak loudly, against this risky plan. … The supporters of the government takeover of health care, and the liberals who want to give health care to illegals, are using my opposition as an excuse to distract from the critical questions being raised about this poorly-conceived plan. [T]hey want to silence anyone who speaks out against it. They made it clear they want to defeat me, and pass the plan.”

“Health care is a matter of life and death for so many,” he later adds. “I choose life, with health-insurance reform.”

Hat tip to Josh Marshall.