Friday, September 18, 2009

What a Crock Part II

Part I

If you read the text of Okenya's health care deform speech to Congress, you'll discover that he, too, was accusing people of lying just moments before Joe Wilson set his preapproved script aside and uttered the unvarnished truth. Here's a relevant excerpt:

Some of people's concerns have grown out of bogus claims spread by those whose only agenda is to kill reform at any cost. The best example is the claim made not just by radio and cable talk show hosts, but by prominent politicians, that we plan to set up panels of bureaucrats with the power to kill off senior citizens. Now, such a charge would be laughable if it weren't so cynical and irresponsible. It is a lie, plain and simple.

There are also those who claim that our reform efforts would insure illegal immigrants. This, too, is false. The reforms -- the reforms I'm proposing would not apply to those who are here illegally.

Judging by media reactions, it seems that accusing people of lying during a speech given before a joint session of Congress is perfectly acceptable -- if you happen to be the president.


Our illustrious president making false accusations before Congress of radio and cable talk show hosts and prominent politicians lying about his health care plan = good.

Joe Wilson rightfully pointing out before Congress that Okenya is lying about his health care plan = evil.

Clearly, the Mulatto Messiah is held to different standards than the rest of us peons -- far lower ones.

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