Hurray! Alan Wilson finally apologized to the Republicans!
Haha, gotcha! No, he apologized to the Anti-Defamation League for calling the healthcare situation a “holocaust in America.” However, he remains unwilling to apologize to Republicans for saying their healthcare plan tells people to “die quickly.”
You can see the hypocrisy of the Democrats on this issue. When Rep. Joe Wilson told Barack Obama “You Lie!” he was hounded for weeks, and is still being hounded for it. He had to apologize (which was supported fairly bipartisanly) AND face a “resolution of disapproval” (which was almost exclusively pushed by the majority Democrats). When Alan Grayson insults every Republican by calling them killers, he apparently has to do nothing.
If you look at it fairly, “die quickly” is really the Democrats’ response to “death panels.” However, I don’t recall a member of Congress saying such things, though I’m sure someone will let me know if I’m wrong. Yes, Sarah Palin started that ball rolling, but she’s a private citizen again, isn’t she? Quite a bit different than an elected official, who should be expected to hold higher standards, though no doubt it will come back to bite her if she throws her hat into the 2012 ring for one office or another. Grayson should not expect to be held to different standards, even if his intended target wasn’t necessarily a personal attack.
On a final note (since I can anticipate some of the counter arguments), I understand that Wilson was held up as a hero by many Republicans. But Grayson is a hero to a lot of Democrats now, too. I don’t like this attitude from either side. The problem is that the Democrats are the hypocritical ones here because they’re the ones who started the game of hounding a Congressman for being disrespectful.