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Obama should be apologizing, not Congressman Wilson

UPDATE: ACLJ legal memo analyzing Planned Parenthood health clinics inside public schools under HR 3200.

President Obama owes the American people an apology for the "lies" he continues to spew on health care.  Rush Limbaugh was right today when he said, "I'm going to tell you something. One of the things that really irritated me all morning and last night was listening to Republicans, even after [Congressman] Wilson has apologized, and I wish he had not."

How can conservatives and Republicans "condemn" Congressman Wilson's outburst when he merely echoed the same message conservative activists did at town halls meetings during the August recess?  Last evening,  I wrote about the President's "lies" regarding abortion during his attempt to sell health care to the American people with the deceptive tactics his party and administration have been using since the beginning of the propaganda-laced push for a public option.  There is something equally repulsive in the now famous HR 3200 - I turn your attention to pages 993-1001.  

Under HR 3200, "School-Based Health Clinics", run by the largest abortion provider in the United States and the world, Planned Parenthood, will be placed in US public schools.  This means that US taxpayer dollars will be paying for Planned Parenthood clinics in your children's school.  It gets even worse.  In an attempt to vest more power into the hands of the federal government, the taxpayer funded Planned Parenthood clinics will report directly to the US Department of Health and Human Services with absolutely no accountability to the schools in which they would reside.  Do you want HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, famous for her abortion rights advocacy, overseeing Planned Parenthood clinics in public schools?

I understand why Congressman Wilson shouted at President Obama and if I had the guts he did, I'd hope I would have done the same thing.  Was it a distraction that hurt the fight against government run health care?  We'll see.  Was it the "right" thing to do? Probably not.  But, do I like the fact that he stood up to the President just like thousands of Americans who stood up to their representatives during the August recess?  You bet I did.  Why?  I was enraged when Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called President Bush a "loser" and when Democrats booed President Bush during his 2005 State of the Union address.  President Obama is getting a taste of the tactics used by the DNC, Organizing for America, and ACORN.  The gloves have come off and the fight is real.  Conservatives can beat this regime at its own game and the President is sweating.

President Obama, you should apologize to the American people for the lies and deceptions you and your party continue to preach.  Mr. President, tell the American people the truth - you want Planned Parenthood clinics in public schools and mandatory abortion coverage in "your" ideal health care plan.

Jordan Sekulow is the Director of International Operations at the American Center for Law and Justice and co-host of Jay Sekulow Live.  For more information visit www.ACLJ.org.
 

Comments

  • Sara Lee 4 years ago

    You should apologize for being an idiot!

  • Dave Martin 4 years ago

    It is so funny how when the libs do these things it is ok. However, when a conservative does it, it is horrible. I have to agree with this article. What I would like to know, as a veteran, what is this president going to do for veterans? Also being a working American, and working in the insurance industry, what does the future hold for seniors, and for insurance agents? I wonder, if the president wants reform, why is'nt he also looking at the medical side also? Hmm something to think about! Guess he does'nt want to rub the doctors and the pharmacies, who are lining his pocket, the wrong way!

  • Dave Martin 4 years ago

    Who is the idiot? Being a veteran, I don't have to apologize!

  • Will 4 years ago

    I agree with Sara your a idiot! Dave LoL!! anyway Republican or Democrat both are full of you know what.

  • Dave 4 years ago

    Will I would have to say you are also an idiot! There is still freedom of speech. Calling people names is not going to cut it. Just because you don't believe in people's views does not make them wrong!

  • Dave 4 years ago

    Will, I would have to agree with you on the subject of Republican or Democrat though. We have seen failure and side stepping on both sides.

  • Sara 4 years ago

    Guys, I was responding to the writer of the article who said Obama should apologize.
    I have the utmost regard for veterans and it seems that Obama does too.

  • esteban 4 years ago

    The butchery of children in the womb, in the guise of "health care," how pathetic!!! Barack and the death factories of Planned Parenthood are one and the same, so interested in death-dollars that their consciences are blinded by their greed. What don't you get about killing children? Well, let's see now- maybe if we play with words we can create death from life, and no one will be the wiser... And just think, we can live high on the hog if we get this into where the kids go to school, and into a national health plan! Wow! A real bonanza! This is better than Sutter's Mill and all that Klondike stuff. We're talking big-time buckaroos here! C'mon America! Let's vote this in! As a nation, we are only at 55 million pieces of tissue mass pulled from the womb since 1973. We need to shoot for the stars! We are getting too crowded, and should also consider legislation to cull 1-3 year olds from the population, and certainly 50 year-olds and beyond.

  • Joyce 4 years ago

    Will and Dave, What happend to "Ask not what your country can DO FOR YOU BUT ASK WHAT YOU CAN DO FOR YOUR COUNTRY. Then there was Nathan Hale and a whole bunch of other people who gave-and you want to take!

  • Lychee 4 years ago

    Stop bickering, Americans, and pay attention. Your country is being taken away from you by your government. If you don't understand that, you probably are to young to have actually studied American history. You may think you're getting a freebie paid for by people who make more money then you, but what you are ignoring is that you will pay dearly with your freedom.
    Not only that, but you will pay more taxes then you can ever imagine. Do you use: gas? Alcohol? Tobacco? Soda, big macs, light bulbs....? Nothing will be exempt from taxes. It will be your government that will dictate what's good for you, and you'll be taxed on the rest, while you're still allowed to have it.
    Grow up and take back control of your government.

  • stormnnorman1 4 years ago

    Sara Lee you appear to be a leftist leaning person. You also do assume allot about Obama to be truth. What has Obama done for Veterans since being elected. I know what he stated he would do for wounded warriors. He has done nothing as has Duck-worth.
    Right now the VA has a little booklet speaking about continued living and what makes your life worth living. Should you be in a wheel chair and all kinds of stupid stuff.
    Obama is a liar and disregards human life. I can prove this by his signature for killing of the unborn. When you start calling people idiots for what they believe. We must then consider the source of the writer in having made this statement. Who then is the idiot, Sarah?

  • stormnnorman1 4 years ago

    Obama should have been the one making the apology to Wilson. What we do know is that Obama will accept and apology but will not give one. Remember the policeman he called stupid. Show me where he ever apologized. He never did!!!!!!
    Obama is a pathological liar. He believes whatever comes out of his mouth is the truth. The fact is Wilson was right to call this person out. Had no one done so it would have been acceptable that Obama was right.
    In 2005 the Democrats booed then President George Bush, State of the Union Message. never got an apology from on stinking Democrat on the record. Obama believes he is the Messiah or the Great Imam.

  • Bob Diamond R.Ph 4 years ago

    Good article, Jordan.

    You have a link to the proof for every statement you made.

    Keep them coming.

  • Ken 4 years ago

    I agree. Despite the red tie, it was a partisan speech. Wilson had a right to heckle!

    www.examiner.com/examiner/x-19977-Allentown-Fiscal-Responsibility-Examiner~y2009m9d10-GOP-feeling-their-oats-after-speech

  • KIPLING 4 years ago

    jordan sekulow go F&^K YOURSELF WITH YOUR ARTICLE! THAT PK FROM SOUTH CAROLINA SHOULD TAKE HIS APOLOGY AND SHOVE IT! THIS OUTBURST NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE IN HISTORY IN A JOINT CONGRESS SESSION - HAVE SOME DAMN RESPECT..BUSH AND CHENEY SHOULD BE PROSECUTED FOR STARTING A WAR ON SCARE TACTICS..INNOCENT LIVES LOST BECAUSE OF THOSE 2!

  • JOHN SMITH 4 years ago

    WILSON SHOULD RESIGN TODAY

  • gloria cirolo 4 years ago

    Yes Obama should apologize for being deceitful to the American people, he will say anything to get what he wants, such as Rationed Healthcare! Sorry day when he was elected president. he needs to go back to being a professor not running the country!

  • sinnersunited 4 years ago

    We know there is somthing wrong with the things this admin are doing to this nation, and we know that mr.o can say sorry but he does it to the wrong people. any and all Christians should be praying for mr.o but there is no way we are to support his views on abortion or Gays. Lets be real and honest if any of our elected officials claim to follow Christ but support the things that are against him , are in reality against us aswell seeking only to serve themself and satans will for mankind. The only purppose for the seperation of Church and state is to allow people to live in sin and to say that we dont need Gods laws interfering with us. What many are lost on is that you can not legislate ourselves from under Gods laws.If any one claims to know right from wrong,then they know that that knowledge is shown by what they support,how they live,act,and what they say.

  • John 4 years ago

    Shut up, pussy

  • New Examiner 4 years ago

    I like it when articles provide links to the actual documents discussed so we can be informed. Page 999 explains that the school based clinic is "(B) is organized through school, community, and health provider relationships;" and "(D) provides...comprehensive primary health services ... in accordance with State and local laws and regulations, established standards, and community practice."

    This disputes directly that authors assertion that Planned Parenthood will be forced into schools by the fed. The community itself will partner with a provider it chooses and it will abide by community standards and state and local law. If your community doesn't want PP, they partner with some other provider. It's that simple. There's no reason to reinvent the wheel when it comes to providing health care. Partnerships work.

    Now if we could keep the tirades to a minimum and have legitimate discussion, we could really find the solution that's best for all of us.

  • Don 4 years ago

    Congressman Wilson was rude, but factually correct. President Obama was factually wrong, and probably lying.

    ObamaCare will indeed cover abortion and illegal aliens, as the Congressional Research Service, the Washington Examiner, and others have noted with regard to illegal immigration, and many media fact checkers have noted with regard to abortion.

    But Wilson should not have called the President a liar during his speech.

    Most presidents lie, and if they were interrupted every time they told a lie, there would be lots of interruptions.

    Should Bush have been interrupted and heckled when he made false claims about weapons of mass destruction? (although it is possible that Bush was deluding himself, as well as the country, about that, and not deliberately lying).

    There is a time and place for everything.

  • Sharon S 4 years ago

    Thank you Joe Wilson. We need a thousand more like you that will call a liar a liar

  • Samantha 4 years ago

    I am appalled at this president. He is trying to push something down our throats that the American people do not want. I thought we were his boss and not the other way around. I do believe the constitution says "By the people and for the people" not "By the president to force the people".

  • New Examiner 4 years ago

    I like it when articles provide links to the actual documents discussed so we can be informed. Page 999 explains that the school based clinic is "(B) is organized through school, community, and health provider relationships;" and "(D) provides...comprehensive primary health services ... in accordance with State and local laws and regulations, established standards, and community practice."

    This disputes directly that authors assertion that Planned Parenthood will be forced into schools by the fed. The community itself will partner with a provider it chooses and it will abide by community standards and state and local law. If your community doesn't want PP, they partner with some other provider. It's that simple. There's no reason to reinvent the wheel when it comes to providing health care. Partnerships work.

    Now if we could keep the tirades to a minimum and have legitimate discussion, we could really find the solution that's best for all of us.

  • angelstars1 4 years ago

    Wilson was right to call Obama a liar .Obama is a true dictator . Obama is making a fool of himself by brainwashing all americans . He's not brainwashing me . How bad of him to include taxpayer funding for planned parenthood in the schools . Shame on him . He's a bad influence on young americans . God will put him to shame . He will be judged like the rest of us . I've already signed my name on plenty of petitions to stop abortion funding .

  • Examiner Reader 4 years ago

    Sometimes the truth just hurts! Why aren't we hearing so much outrage about the untruths that are shoved down our throats every day by that entire collection of so-called representatives of his?

  • Kyle, New York 4 years ago

    Its shameful that as a country we are way too focused on pointing fingers than finding solutions. Hmm how about we point fingers for lets say 4 more years, and after that lets point fingers for 4 more years...and when we get yet another new president lets point fingers for 4 more years. Freedom of speech is a wonderful thing, it allows us to exprees our views no matter what. For someone to say that Wilson deserves a medal well thats their right to say that But to idolize someone for being disrespectful hmmm, well thats just kind of odd. Maybe we should idolize him if he actually came up with a solution for the good of our country. I will say (and I have freedom of speech as well) Obama, though he may not have the solutions as of yet, has taken further strides for health care reform than any other president in recent history. If we continue to bicker and point fingers sooner or later the mighty giant that once was America shall surely fall...stop fanning the flames...find answers!!!!!!

  • Don 4 years ago

    Congressman Wilson was rude, but factually correct. President Obama was factually wrong, and probably lying.

    ObamaCare will indeed cover abortion and illegal aliens, as the Congressional Research Service, the Washington Examiner, and others have noted with regard to illegal immigration, and many media fact checkers have noted with regard to abortion.

    But Wilson should not have called the President a liar during his speech.

    By the way, the commenter "Kyle" below is a spam poster who has posted the same things under other names at other Examiner blogs critical of the president's speech.

  • kengles 4 years ago

    This is not Health Care reform it is Health Insurance Reform ie. government taking over as our health provider. There is little talk about access or even dental care (which is a quality of life issue) Do not sell out for socialism. I live in Oregon where there IS a state run health insurance option and Assisted Suicide. Believe it. Money rules. Pain pills ARE pushed over expensive surgery. Ask those who have been denied treatment..oh wait...they are DEAD.

  • James Adams 4 years ago

    Thankfully, U.S. District Jusitce David O. Carter has set hearings in January for a case regarding the STILL UNPROVEN BY CONSTITUTIONAL STANDARDS eligibility of Barack Hussein Obama.

    This is a judge who is not afraid to address the facts of this case, namely which is that Obama's long-form Certificate of Birth has to this very day STILL NOT BE RELEASED(not the fraudulent "certification" he has tried to pass off on everyone)!

    Contrarily, he has spent over 1.5 million dollars on law firms such as Perkins Coie and Strumwasser and Woocher to keep this and other vital documents sealed.

    One might ask themself.......WHY?

    Barack Obama claims Christianity but his actions bear witness to ties with Satan.

    May our nation wake up and take heed before its too late.

    James Adams
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL

  • Past amusement 4 years ago

    I listened to Jay's radio show, and made a mental note to find his link to "proof".

    Yep, Jay's (still) a liar. Unashamed, bald-faced liar.

    All you fools are just going to pretend New Examiner didn't post, aren't you?

  • Past amusement 4 years ago

    Oh goody! Speaking of liars, now we have a "birther" chiming in!

  • Mary Brown 4 years ago

    It is beyond comprehension how "Americans" would tolerate such low-life behavior toward a sitting President!! Where was Integrity Joe when Hurricane Katrina happened? Where was he when no weapons of mass destruction were found? Where is HIS plan for health care? You and all of the others who don't have enough respect to disagree on the facts while respecting the President's authority are dangerous animals! Your disrespect mocks the very country you claim to love! The only for people like you is the status quo: Let the affluent and titled plunder and destroy this nation: as long as none of them are brilliant, peace loving Black men who shows more dignity and respect for a country that has never respected anyone of his color, than the rest of you with the same skin color as those who created the cesspool in the first place!

    You can't address him as "boy," so you disrespect him by calling him: Obama! Like it or not, it's PRESIDENT Obama! You're all a disgrace to this country!

  • James 4 years ago

    FACT:

    Barack Obama has spent upwards of 1.5 million dollars with law firms Perkins Coie and Strumwasswer and Woocher to keep his ORIGINAL.....I said.....ORIGINAL LONG-FORM BIRTH CERTIFICATE, and other vital documents SEALED!

    This is not conjecture, speculation, or otherwise. This is a matter of public record. LOOK IT UP.

    And after you've finished confirming this truth, ask yourself the one question that MOST needs answered........................

    WHY?

  • Kathryn 4 years ago

    I thought you were a Christian and not a racist! I truly believe
    that is your problem and Rush Limbaugh's. I never heard this type of propaganda when Bush was in office from you and him.
    The problem is that you people hate the fact we have an African
    American President, who also happens to be half white in office.
    I could respect you better to say that! Senator Wilson is also
    full of hatred and racism and he could not help himself. That was
    totally out of line and has never happended to another president of the United States. No respect for the office or person.

  • James 4 years ago

    Speaking the truth is not racism. Open your eyes and see what is right in front of your face. Barack Obama IS LYING to the American people wilfully and deliberately. As I sated before...WHY?

    What is his goal and why is he spending millions to keep his ORIGINAL LONG-FORM BIRTH CERTIFICATE and other vital records SEALED from public viewing?

    Barack Obama also quotes the koran on one hand and the Bible on the other. He also stated that "whoever kills an "innocent" is guilty as if he's killed all mankind." I wonder where that leaves him with his unprecendeted and historically sinister abortion voting record, as shown with his 4 no-votes to help children who survived botched abortions. -WICKED!

    He is deceiving you and leading you to a place that you likely will not return from.

    My job is to give warning when necessary and it is now NECESSARY.

    As the Lord Jesus stated about the times we are now living in....

    BE NOT DECEIVED.

  • gmiller 4 years ago

    Have you read "The Obama Timeline?" see www.colony14.net. This 660 pp tome, with over 200 references, is an incredibly detailed work of breathtaking scope and is THE definitive work on the current White House occupant. I originally read the draft, before it was published at the end of July. You can get the enbook version from the publisher for only $6. Hardcover is more.

  • Anonymous 4 years ago

    Mr. Sekulow, I am disappointed that you clearly express understanding that what Congressman Wilson did was wrong and yet you praise him for it.

    Public discourse is diminished with this kind of incivility and rudeness and I'm sorry to see you call it courageous and admirable. It was neither; it was disrespectful of the office of the presidency no matter who holds it and he was quite right in expressing his contrition.

    I admire him for having apologized.

  • Anonymous 4 years ago

    Mr. Sekulow, I am disappointed that you clearly express understanding that what Congressman Wilson did was wrong and yet you praise him for it.

    Public discourse is diminished with this kind of incivility and rudeness and I'm sorry to see you call it courageous and admirable. It was neither; it was disrespectful of the office of the presidency no matter who holds it and he was quite right in expressing his contrition.

    I admire him for having apologized.

  • Anonymous 4 years ago

    Apologies for the double post. It must've been a software glitch because I would not intentionally post twice. Sorry kids.

  • OBGYN 4 years ago

    I have never blogged before, however, Mr. Obama's speech has my blood boiling. It is full of false statements, and conclusions. I have been a Registered Nurse since 1982, and have NEVER been without a job. My father had an auto repair business, and was NEVER out of work. He didn't always get paid by his customers, but he always worked hard. He gave back to those how couldn't afford his services, like college students, and widows.It's a choice. You find something you are good at and work hard at it. He has always had to pay for our health insurance, as well as contributing to his own Social Security benefits. We didn't have the best of everything, but we never went hungry. Learn a trade, go to school for a degree, whatever your aptitude is, but work hard. There is so much falsehood in Obama's speech, I don't know where to begin, and I only read the first page! First, hospitals and physicians are not allowed by law to refuse care based on the patients ability to pay, they do the surgery,

  • OBGYN 4 years ago

    He is speaking out of ignorance. I'm not saying he made it up. However that's not how things work. I don't know of any hospital or Physician that would refuse care or postpone necessary surgery. I have worked in an OB/GYN office, and scheduled such proceedures. I'm the one that had to deal with insurance companies. It's a clerk with a job to do, just prove the necessity. I was taught where there's a door, there's a window. It was my job to find it. I called the RN over the clerk, and asked what info do you need to approve this. We both know she needs it. She told me, I gathered the info. had the Dr. sign it, and she had her surgery in less than a week. People to people, looking out for the good of other people. It is the JOB of the insurance company clerk to weed out the fraud and unnecessary surgeries so our premiums are reasonable. (NOTE..job)It is the JOB of the nurse or billing person to prove medical necessity. Everyone is doing their JOB.

  • OBGYN 4 years ago

    The health Care delivery system works. What doesn't work is the liability. That's what need reform. There needs to be a ceiling on awards. Lawyers should not be the ones making money. If lawyers took a fair wage, not half of the settlement, they wouldn't have to go for such large amounts. I have never had to go to court, in 27 years. That's not to say I haven't made mistakes, things don't always go the way we want in life. You learn from it and move on. We need tort reform, and insurance company executives that are willing to make less than 300,000/year by exploiting health care. They should be not for profit or no-profit. People taking care of people. And they are out there. Right now, to add my children to my health insurance would be over 500.00/month through BC/BS. There are less expensive plans. Providing free healthcare to everyone is what put 60 County Hospitals out of business in California. We will be taxed 50%of our income instead of 30%. Look at Hawaii's system.

  • OBGYN 4 years ago

    I admire the senator for apologizing for his outburst, showing the office of the president respect. Saying he had an outburst because he is a racist is unfair, and, beside the point, really. I, also, would have had to call what Obama was saying, to be lies. Some seem to be forgetting the boos and comments that were made during President Bush's speeches. Your protests seem to have a bit of a double standard. Besides, he apologized. He is allowed to believe what he wants, and say so. For now. I am not an economist, however, this is not anywhere close to the depression. He is stiring up fear. We have had recessions before, and if we can keep our heads on straight, we will get through this one too. What we don't need is more government run programs, that tax us to the point where we can't help those less fortunate. People will take care of people. Keep the panic out, and the hoarding will be at a minimum. There will always be selfish people who want it all, most are lawyers.

  • Ann 4 years ago

    When will we, particularly Christians, wake up and use the discernment that has been given to us by God himself to judge the difference between good and evil. I am an African American woman and fed up with the lame blames of racism toward this president. He is morally bankrupt and does not have the best interest of the people of this nation at heart. He supports everything that righteousness abhors and yet we continue to make excuses for his immoral stances. Fact is, people fell for his charming and charasmatic speeches and have now placed in office someone who's totally in favor of snuffing out all that is morally right.

  • Jeb Bush/Lez Cheney 2012 4 years ago

    It was an outrage that comrade Hussien was even allowed in the Capitol. He is not American. He is Kenyan by birth. He has not shown anyone his placenta or umbilical cord blood. He is a giving speeches to our innocent snow pure children in swahili or some such african nonsense indoctrinating them in his muslim communist beliefs. We need to impeach him immediatly. We all long for the days when Gerorge W. Bush was our dignified American President.

  • susie clark 4 years ago

    You all are just racist!!! Too much for you to have a "brillant " scholar in the White house.

  • "Nubb" 4 years ago

    We the people of the UNITED STATES of AMERICA, should demand that all government officials who took the oath of office uphold that duty or we demand they be impeached as the constitution calls for. VOTE THEM OUT!!! CLEAN SWEEP. Now we know why Obama fouled up his oath in public.

  • Tina 4 years ago

    If anyone wants to see how amazingly crappy government health care is, just visit some of the Veterans clinics or better yet, ask the vets themselves. Our government has dropped the ball for decades on caring properly for our veterans, the very people who put their lives on the line so we can enjoy the FREEDOMS we still have (for now). They are refused treatment when the government denies they are at fault, and so many sit and die waiting on proper health care. That's what we have to look forward to if the government takes over health care.

  • Phil 4 years ago

    Hossain is the same as Mugabe, just with more power.

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