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npk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:23 PM
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Anyone else find it odd that Joe Wilson says he apologized to President Obama, when he didn't
Joe Wilson keeps saying that he already apologized to the president and that should be the end of it. Actually he apologized to Rahm Emanuel and Joe Biden. So why didn't Wilson go straight to the man he actually needed to apologize to. I mean if I insult you I don't go and apologize to your friend I apologize to you. It's just funny how Wilson could scream "You Lie" while pointing at the president, but couldn't make one phone call to the President himself. Very telling.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:24 PM
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1. Really? Do you have a link? I hadn't read that. Thanks. nt
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npk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:39 PM
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13. Link here
Edited on Wed Sep-16-09 07:39 PM by npk
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0909/26972.html

Yeah I know it's politico, sorry.

It says he called the white house and got Rahm Emanuel. I just find it odd that he didn't make an effort to set up an appointment with President Obama for a face to face apology, which he had every right to do as US congressman. The President would have been more than happy to accept. It seems he didn't really make much of an effort. Almost like "Well I called the white house told Rahm I was sorry, guess I'm off the hook." Seems he should have seek out the President if he was really sincerely sorry.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:58 PM
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16. Yea, politico. I wonder why and/or wish the WH would set the
story straight, whatever it is. They probably prefer this 'very important episode' will just die. I can't blame them there either.
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Bolo Boffin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:24 PM
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2. He called the White House and Rahm is as far as he could get.
He also insulted Congress, though, by his behavior, and that's what the whole vote was about. Meanwhile, Joe Wilson is using it all to raise campaign funds.
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11 Bravo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:25 PM
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3. Why would anyone find it odd that a Republican is not telling the truth?
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virgogal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:25 PM
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4. Uuuummmm,maybe the president wouldn't take his call. :-)
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:27 PM
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8. That would be sweet, but I think we'd hear outrage from the Right if that had occurred. nt
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:55 PM
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15. Would they know?
:shrug: That goes both ways.
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npk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:29 PM
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10. The President would have taken his call. He is the President. n/t
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:25 PM
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5. Tweety pointed that out last night. I personally don't think Wilson would
deign to speak to a black man who is far more important than he is -- don't think he can quite come to grips with that.
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janedum Donating Member (374 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:25 PM
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6. Wilson is a COWARD. And furthermore ...
Edited on Wed Sep-16-09 07:26 PM by janedum
Instead of calling Kanye West a jackass, Obama should've called Wilson a jackass.

Wilson should be fired.
If I called MY BOSS a liar, do you think I'd still have my job???

NOT!!
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:30 PM
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11. President Obama was asked a question about
Kanye did and he answered "off the record". Here it is on youtube..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mlnf6uDNXCg

The President is not the boss of joe wilson..his constituents are..but, wilson broke the Rules of The House and still some Dems thought it wasn't worth their time to call him on it.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:51 PM
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14. Obama is NOT Wilson's boss.
The Congress is a co-equal NOT SUBORDINATE branch of government. The Supreme Court doesn't take orders from Obama, either.

The people of Wilson's district are his boss.

What an odd idea of American government you have.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:25 PM
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7. No, I don't find it odd that they lie. joe wilson called the White HOuse
and Rahm took the call.

I hadn't heard anything about Biden being in on it?
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H2O Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:29 PM
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9. Not at all.
He is utterly incapable of telling the truth.
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DefenseLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:35 PM
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12. I actually heard Glenn Beck (I think) on the radio this morning
Going into great detail about how Joe Wilson called the President and apologized and he went so far as to say how he gave credit to the President for "picking up the phone" and accepting Wilson's heartfelt apology. I'm pretty sure it was Beck anyway. Whoever it was was certainly happy to be lying.
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