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President Obama’s State of the Union Speech (text) is at:
Addison Graves “Joe” Wilson (b. July 31, 1947)
Joe Wilson serves as a Republican Congressman representing South Carolina’s 2nd congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives. Wilson’s district extends from the state capital of Columbia, and goes down to the Carolina coast to the resort towns of Beaufort and Hilton Head Island. Representative Wilson is a member of the Republican Party’s conservative wing, and is best known nationally for his outburst against President Obama on September 9, 2009, in which Wilson called Obama a liar in regard to the President’s health-care reforms.
Rep. Wilson is a conservative Republican, who, until his shouted “You Lie” comment to President Obama, was perhaps best known as one of only seven Republican State Senators to vote to continue flying the Confederate battle flag over the state capitol, stating that, “The Southern heritage, the Confederate heritage is very honorable.” The South Carolina Senate voted 36-7 to remove the Confederate flag. Joe Wilson’s affiliations include membership in the organization Sons of Confederate Veterans.
Since his outburst on national television during the President’s speech, Congressman Wilson’s campaign has registered over a million dollars in donations from conservatives around the nation.
Given all the heat regarding President Obama’s upcoming speech to the Nation’s students, it is a good time to reflect on how past presidents have communicated to American Youth. Take the first President Bush for example; he spoke to students at Alice Deal Junior High School in Washington City back in October of 1991. Did Democrats raise a fuss? And this right before the ’92 election season. For the video and full transcript of President George H. W. Bush’s talk to students, kindly go to: http://www.historyguy.com/biofiles/president_bush_speech_to_school_kids_1991.htm
Bush Public Papers-1991-October–From the Bush
Presidential Library and Museum