Barack Hussein Obama addressed both chambers of Congress during a live, nationally televised speech last night. But instead of hitting a home run, Obama struck out.
Among the biggest lies Obama told last night was his oft-repeated claim that he wouldn't add to the size of the deficit, and his plan to eliminate wasteful spending and abuse in medicare to pay for health care reform.
As many critics pointed out after Obama's speech, if Washington was good at cutting out wastefulness in its government programs, it would have been done already.
Members of the GOP booed, heckled, jeered and laughed at Obama's outright lies and half truths. One GOP member, South Carolina Rep. Joe Wilson yelled "Liar!" as Obama assured Americans that his bill wouldn't pay for the health care of those who are here illegally. Another, John Shimkus, stood up and walked out as Obama delivered his speech.
Wilson later apologized to White House chief of staff Rham Emanuel for his outburst during Obama's 55-minute speech. But the reality is that illegals will most certainly benefit under ObamaCare -- and taxpayers will be forced to eat the cost in the form of higher taxes.
During his speech, Obama magically downsized the number of Americans without insurance from 47 million to just 30 million. The difference being the number of illegal aliens that had been added in that category all along -- until last night.
Now we're supposed to believe that those 17 million illegal aliens just up and disappeared into thin air overnight?
The stakes were high for Obama last night as his approval ratings continue to dwindle. Just hours before his live televised speech to Congress, an Associated Press-GfK poll showed 52% of Americans disapproved of the way Obama was handling health care, while 42% approved.