Where was all the outrage during past transgressions?
October 6, 2009
To the Editor:
Why all the outrage from Democrats in Congress toward Congressman Joe Wilson (R) who said to Obama “you lie” during Obama’s speech to the joint session of Congress? Why indeed.
Where was the outrage when Senator John Kerry (D) equated our troops in Iraq to terrorists? Where was the outrage when Senator Harry Reid (D), Senate Majority Leader, called President Bush “a liar and a looser”? Where was the outrage when Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi(D), the House Leader, called the CIA “liars” and called town hall attendees this August “like nazis” and “un-American”?
Where was the outrage when Congressman Jack Murtha (D) said “our Marines killed innocent civilians (in Iraq) in cold blood”? Where was the outrage when Congressman William Jefferson (D) was found with $90,000 cash in his freezer? (He was recently found guilty of 11 charges of corruption.) And of course, I must bring up Congressman Charlie Rangel (D), who is currently the subject of two separate investigations for evading taxes between 2002 and 2006 to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars – not to mention the hundreds of thousands of dollars in assets he has failed to report to the IRS. Remember, Mr. Rangel chairs the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, which writes our tax code. (Think of this: a tax cheat writing our tax code. Are you kidding me?) Where’s the outrage?
Where’s the outrage when in his recent speech our president purposefully misled Americans regarding HR 3200 and what’s actually in it? Go read the Capps Amendment that has been added to the original bill and you’ll understand my question … then compare it to the Hyde Amendment of 1976.
And finally, where was the outrage for the eight years of vitriol and name-calling from the left that President Bush endured? I’ll tell you where the outrage was: It was all politics coming from the left. That’s the only reason Joe Wilson became a target. It has nothing whatsoever to do with “decorum” on the floor of the House … these outbursts have occurred many times on the House floor – most recently, of course, toward President Bush.
Our leaders are out of control. The real change we need is leadership (think 2010 elections). President Obama is right when he says we need change … only his change is a change for the worse and is extremely reckless and harmful to this great country. This is where the real outrage should be directed.