The problem with Republicans is that they don't practice what they preach. The problem with Democrats is that they do.
And Republicans hardly ever protest anything. But when they do, they always seem to manage to get it wrong. A cynic might say they like being the minority party because there's no pressure. Me, I just think they're more idiotic than Democrats, which is really saying something!
I mention this in light of Joe Wilson's interjection in the midst of the President's healthcare speech before a joint session of Congress where what was really missing were the joints!
At the point where Obama said that illegal immigrants would not be covered under his plan, Wilson blurted out, "You lie!"
But a "lie" is defined as "a false statement made with deliberate intent to deceive." Thus Wilson was saying that Obama knew illegals would be covered under his plan, and that he was intentionally misleading people.
However, another Republican who didn't speak a word that night nevertheless said it all – and pointed out Wilson's mistake at the same time - I don't know his name, but he sat silently with a sign in his lap that read simply: "WHAT BILL?"
See, how could Obama be lying when not only is there no language in his bill that permits illegals to get health coverage, he hasn't even got a bill!?!
Oh I know there are a lot of other bills floating around Congress… actually they're too heavy to float, and no one knows what's in them because no one has read a single one of them. Which is disgraceful because it's been demonstrated that a number of Congressmen can read!
Furthermore, the President admits that he doesn't know what's in them. So you see, Wilson was clearly out of line when he yelled, "You lie!" He should have yelled, "You're clueless!"
By the way, this is not the same Joe Wilson who went around saying amazingly stupid things when his unmentionable wife's unmentionable job was intentionally mentioned, appropriately enough, by someone named Dick.
That Wilson never apologized for wrongly accusing the Bush Administration of outing the little woman, and he subsequently went down in Plames.
The irony is that Joe Wilson, the Representative whose State is named after Caroline Kennedy from the waist down, not only apologized, he sent the President some yellow cake as a goodwill gesture! (anyone needing an explanation can send a stamped, self-addressed email to firstname.lastname@example.org)
Meanwhile, seven of Wilson's Republican colleagues in the House voted to slap him on the wrist for his outburst. Coincidentally, seven Democrats in the Senate voted against slapping ACORN with penalties for counseling people on how best to get kids involved in prostitution..
The moral? Nuts are a far greater threat than flakes!