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The House of Hypocrisy Rebukes Joe Wilson
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So, the House officially “rebuked” GOP Rep. Joe Wilson for calling out President Obama’s health care lie and another Kabuki moment of manufactured outrage is over:

On a largely party-line vote, the House voted 240 to 179 to ratify a “resolution of disapproval” against Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) for interrupting Obama’s speech last week before a joint session of Congress. Just 12 Democrats opposed the resolution against Wilson, while seven Republicans supported the disapproval motion. Five Democrats voted “present,” rather than cast a yes or no vote.

During the hour-long debate, Wilson refused to apologize, saying his private phone call to White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel was sufficient because Obama himself said the matter was closed the day after his speech.

“It is clear to the American people that there are far more important issues than what we are dealing with now. . . . [Obama] graciously accepted my apology, and this issue is over,” Wilson said in brief remarks.

I like GOP Rep. John Carter’s characterization last night of the Democrats’ chamber — he called it the House of Hypocrisy.

Nary a peep about corruptocrat Charlie Rangel or CIA-smearing Nancy Pelosi or unhinged Pete Stark Raving Mad, etc., etc. etc.

But now we have revised rules of decorum dictating which insults are acceptable and which are forbidden.

The House Democrats refuse to police unethical behavior, but they are all for policing Republicans’ sharp tongues.

The Etiquette Czar approves.

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Here’s the roll call vote.

The seven Republicans who voted for rebuke:

Cao

Emerson

Flake

Jones (NC)

Petri

Rohrabacher

Inglis

The twelve Democrats who opposed the rebuke:

Arcuri

Delahunt

Giffords

Hinchey

Hodes

Kucinich

Maffei

Massa

McDermott

Moore

Taylor

Teague

The Democrats voting present:

Engel

Foster

Frank (MA)

Shea-Porter

The members not voting:

Democrats…

Ackerman

Lynch

Sestak

Tanner

Republicans…

Barrett (SC)

Conaway

Hoekstra

McHugh

Sestak

Tanner

(Republished from MichelleMalkin.com by permission of author or representative)
 
• Category: Ideology • Tags: Health care, Politics