Surrounded by middle-aged white guys — a sepia snapshot of the days when such pols ran Washington like their own men’s club — Joe Wilson yelled “You lie!” at a president who didn’t.
But, fair or not, what I heard was an unspoken word in the air: You lie, boy!
And so does CNN, covering Saturday’s 1-million-strong anti-Obamacare march on Washington.
I can think of no better reason to vote against Obama than the prospect of an administration where any criticism of the President is treated as racism.
But what else are Obama’s fans to do? Today’s Washington Post reports this:
[H]is speech was no game-changer: Americans in this ABC News/Washington Post poll divide by 48-48 percent on his handling of the [health care] issue and by 46-48 percent on the reform package itself, both essentially the same as their pre-address levels.
More continue to think reform will worsen rather than improve their own care, costs and coverage. There’s still a nearly even split on whether it’ll improve care for most people in general. More think it’ll weaken rather than strengthen Medicare. And nearly two-thirds think it’ll boost the already vast federal deficit.
Crying racism–the last refuge of Obamacare-supporting scoundrels.