MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough Calls Rep. Joe Wilson a Dumbass


During President Obama’s speech tonight to a joint session of Congress, GOP Rep. Joe Wilson called Obama a liar when the president said that illegal immigrants aren’t covered in the healthcare bill. This led MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough to tweet that anybody who calls the president a liar is a dumbass who should show the president respect.

Wilson’s outburst was triggered by Obama saying, “There are also those who claim that our reform effort will insure illegal immigrants. This, too, is false — the reforms I’m proposing would not apply to those who are here illegally.”

In response to Wilson’s inappropriate claim that Obama is a liar, the conservative Scarborough tweeted, “Whoever shouted out that the president was lying is a dumbass who should show the President respect. I hated when Democrats shouted at Bush.”

It should be noted that Rep. Joe Wilson was one of the Republicans who helped the spread the death panel claim, and he is definitely on the right wing fringe. On CNN, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) has already called on Wilson to apologize. McCain called his outburst, “totally disrespectful” and said he should apologize. McCain also said there was “no place for it in that setting or any other and he should apologize immediately.”


Just when you thought that the Republicans could not come up with another way to embarrass themselves, along comes Joe Wilson. The last thing that the Republicans needed tonight was some right winger disrespecting the president and the etiquette of the Congress. I can guarantee you that the big news on the GOP end of this story tomorrow, will Joe Wilson, not the GOP rebuttal to Obama’s speech.

Scarborough has it right. Wilson is a dumbass. He is so stupid that he didn’t realize that his outburst only hurts his own party, not Barack Obama. However, this incident is symptomatic of the problems that ill the current GOP. The wing nuts have taken over, and they are going to continue to alienate and embarrass the party every chance that they get.

11 Replies to “MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough Calls Rep. Joe Wilson a Dumbass”

  1. I agree Joe Wilson is a dumbass. He represents the right wing nut cakes that now dominate the Republican party. They are so out of touch with normal Americans and only represent their masters.

  2. I’m almost embarrassed to say I live in S.C.
    So many things have gone wrong here. I’m a democrat and something like this makes me have have less pity for Republicans. It really is a shame.

  3. Say what… shaming the president? Where are all you democratic sirens who blatantly used to boo & hiss President Bush when he spoke before joint sessions of congress? I think we are all making much ado about nothing as again we see the double standard exemplified by the “holier-than-thou” libs running the government. Kudos to Congressman Wilson…

  4. Joe Wilson’s outburst is “much ado about nothing?” Do you consider all the Repug lies about insurance reform “nothing”?

    Here’s a new thought for you: How about truth and honesty in public discourse? Wilson defended a lie while disrespecting the Prez. In your twisted world, both his defense of the lie and his disorderly disrespect deserve kudos.

    What a morally bankrupt, racist ignoramus you are. You don’t deserve to be called an American. Go on, please — leave the room, secede from the Union — we’re happily waiting for the moment when all you drunken inbred right-wing hillbillies only have one another to bash. Now THAT’S entertainment!

  5. No its all about the a black man that happens to be a muslim terroist lover and wants to socialize this country. People who has never run a buisness Ie anyone from you all the way up to the president will never understand the true fiber of what made this nation great!!!! If you just work for others or steal from others (like bureacrats) then you will never get why a growing wave of people want to through this asshole and anyother spender out on their can

  6. good lord, you’re a moron. i hate to come off sounding like a grammar or spelling nazi, but jesus christ. the idea that a man writing and thinking at a 2nd grade level is allowed to pretend he has the intellect to converse with the grown-ups about politics is frightening. the idea that you seem to imply you run a business is absurd, unless you’re talking about a lemonade stand. ladies and gentlemen – i give you the average republican. and liberals wonder how bush got elected twice.

  7. while you have a somewhat valid point, the article itself states that the guy hated it when democrats shouted at bush. and are you really arguing that something that was bad when someone did it to you is okay when you do it to someone else? i don’t recall it showing up in the news that obama idiotically yelled at the top of his lungs that bush was a liar on national television while bush tried to explain something. the fact that there are dumbass democrats who booed and hissed bush doesn’t make it alright to yell at any democrat in the world. give me a break.

  8. people who respond to criticism by TURNING INTO A TWO YEAR OLD AND THROWING A TANTRUM IN ALL CAPS are dumbasses.

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