President Obama, tonight:
…There are also those who claim that our reform effort[s]
willwould insure illegal immigrants. This, too, is false [voice: “Liar!”], the reforms, [the reforms] I’m proposing would not apply to those who are here illegally [voice: “Lie!”]…
jessicapodhola I can not believe in my lifetime I saw a member of cong yell at the president during a joint session wtf does he think this is a town hall?? 35 minutes ago from web
SharkFu RT @jenlabarberaRT @theuptake CNN’s Dana Bash reports: shout of “you lie” [ … ] came from Rep. Joe Wilson (SC) #hometrainingfail 15 minutes ago from web
They must have had the same people attending their town halls in South Carolina.
Senator Claire McCaskill:
clairecmc Biggest disappointmnt of evening, the total lack of respect shown by one member for the President.Never acceptable to behave like a jerk. 1 minute ago from UberTwitter
Senator McCaskill would know, having been on the receiving end of boorish behavior during the previous month (see above).
Statement on President Obama’s speech by Senator Claire McCaskill:
“After hosting town halls throughout Missouri, I think the President did a good job correcting all the misinformation that has been spread. Now with the stakes made clear, it’s time to work on reasonable health insurance reform that will bring down the cost of health care, improve the way care is provided, and do it in a way that doesn’t saddle our grandchildren with our debt.
“He did a great job of explaining that the price of doing nothing is much too steep and those who are blocking health care reform are engaged in very risky behavior.”
Democratic candidate Rob Miller is challenging Rep. Joe “I like to yell at the President during his speech” Wilson (r). As WillyK pointed out in the comments below, there’s an ActBlue page where you can throw some coin to help out a good Democrat challenging a boorish republican.