Holding back applause is something that has become the acceptable and traditional way of showing disapproval with the president in power. Despite all the stuff that Bush pulled, which enraged Democrats, Independents and some Republicans I don't remember Democrats yelling out insults and heckles at Bush during such formal settings for addressing Congress, American and the world. If they did then they were wrong. It's one thing to yell at protests and such but not in formal, official setting such as during a joint address to Congress. Wilson has become the unplanned poster child for everything crazy about today's Republicans party.
Wilson's behavior showed the entire country and the world just how out of control and irrational that party has become. They say that they aren't being consulted on health care reform despite the Democrats accepting over 100 Republican amendments to the bills in Congress right now. And despite Obama sacrificing the left's main bargaining chip of single-payer health care reform to try and bring in Republicans. Well now it turns out that Wilson is a big taker of "donations" form the health insurance industry. So maybe we should say that the Wilson comment is brought to you by the health insurance lobby. It would make sense if he was put up to this because Wilson doesn't seem like the sharpest knife in the drawer:
Whether because of his outspokenness or in spite of it, Wilson is a major recipient of contributions from the health care industry. In fact, over his entire congressional career, health professionals represent Wilson’s top industry contributors, donating a total of $244,196 to his campaign, according to the Center for Responsive Politics OpenSecrets.org database. He received another $86,150 from pharmaceutical companies, $73,050 from insurance companies and $68,000 from hospitals and nursing homes.
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