So Obama stood in front of the country and again campaigned by promising everything to everybody. He's going to magically cover tens of millions of new people without it costing us a cent. The big story coming out of tonights speech though is that Congressman Joe Wilson called him out as a liar when Obama said his plan would not cover illegal aliens. Whether you think it was right or not for him to do this, lets look at the claim. As Hot Air points out
CRS also notes that “undocumented aliens” who have a “substantial presence” in the US would be required to buy health insurance (page 4) through the exchanges in HR3200. They would also become eligible for “emergency Medicaid,” although not normal Medicaid (page 6) for up to five years.
So Obama was in fact lying. Wilson called Obama a liar literally 30 seconds after Obama had finished saying that Palin was lying (using the exact same word as Wilson, "lie") about "death panels."
Now take a guess at what John McCain did right after the speech finished? Did he:
A) call on Obama to apologize for calling Palin a liar
B) call on Wilson to apologize for calling Obama a liar
C) call on both Wilson and Obama to apologize for calling people liars
If you guessed B you were paying attention during the campaign and know exactly why Republicans didnt have a prayer. His own former running mate is trashed by his former opponent and he is silent. His former opponent is trashed and he speaks out IMMEDIATELY in his defense.
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