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  • Yes However if Wilson continues to repeat his lies I would call him out on it.
  • Hmmm I don't know. Let's take a quick look at past politics, shall we? http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2009/09/10/flashback_democrats_boo_bush_at_2005_state_of_the_union.html I wonder if any dems apologized for that outburst?
  • Yeah, why wouldnt somebody? Its not that big of deal nor should a person hold resentment for it...that would just be silly. lol.
  • Since I highly doubt that he apologized because he really wanted to and not because his staff pushed him to do it to save face...no. I would just ignore it and move on but I certainly wouldn't accept the apology when it's clear he didn't mean it.
  • I think it was admirable of Representative Wilson to offer an apology and admirable of President Obama to accept it.
  • Yes, I would have accepted Rep. Wilson's apology. However, I think the Speaker of the House, Nancy Polosi, who is supposed to maintain order should have gavelled Rep. Wilson. The other congressmen chose to boo him. That was probably also out of order. The President, just smiled and kept on speaking, taking complete charge of the situation.
  • He could have him drawn and quartered or beheaded. Oh wait...we don't do that anymore...so yes he does have to accept his apology as much as many would prefer he not. Free speech even at awkward times is what makes this country great!
  • I applaud Rep. Wilson for shouting out the truth! Obama is a liar! Good for Rep. Wilson.
  • If Obama didn't accept he would seem stubborn and unforgiving. And who wants a President like that?
  • I personally would not. He was forced to do that by the Republican Leadership. He is only sorry for the bad publicity he is getting and sorry for the additional money being donated to his Democratic opponent so it would be a waste of time. There is no percentage in Obama refusing to accept the apology. He has already taken much more crap than I would from these people. He is a conciliatory person beyond anything I have ever seen. I am not that good! :)
  • Of course. It's good for the prez to take the high road - makes the others look SO bad!
  • Yes. I think it shows good character and etiquette to offer and accept an apology.
  • At this point, I really don't think he should be accepting apologies. Everyone in the country knows by now that no one is sorry for anything they say, and they are especially not sorry for how they say it.
  • I wouldn't have, but I'm not the president.
  • Yes, accept the apology and move on. You don't want the health care reform to be side tracked. +5
  • That's a no-brainer. No matter what you'd like to say, you maintain poise and dignity, publicly accept the apology, and let it go. To win in politics you have to maintain the appearance of composure.
  • what exactly was said?
  • If that is how he truly felt, why apologize? If you lie to my face, I will kya.
  • Of course. It shows who the better person is. If he didn't accept the apology then it would have made him look bad. I believe the President handled the entire situation very well.
  • he didnt really have any other option.
  • I forgive way too much of others! I probably would icy!
  • if i were obama, yes, i'd publicly accept representative wilson's apology. but, personally, i think i'd stuff his mouth full of stinky used socks.
  • I would; but that's just the type of person I am
  • Yes I would have. I also think it was the most sensible thing that Obama could have done.
  • But Wilson was only telling the truth! WHY should he have to apologize for the TRUTH????? The Republican leadership is truly lost.
  • With the entire country watchin yes, privately: maybe after I taught him some manners.
  • Yes, because it's the gracious thing to do. Why stoop to his level and behave like an ill-mannered clod?
  • Seeing as Wilson was the one speaking the truth, it's a travesty that the cowardly GOP leadership made him apologize. OF COURSE OBAMA IS LYING! If he and his partisans are telling the truth about Obamacare not covering illegal aliens, they way do they systematically kill every ammendment to the plan that explicitly states that they aren't and that proof of citizenship is required?
  • Political apologies are not usually worth the time they take to utter. They are after all only prated as politic in a particular situation because the outburst has been badly received. The accepting of the apology is usually for the same reason and is face value .The perpetrator is very rarely forgiven and the sleight is not forgotten.
  • If I was Wilson I wouldn't have apologized. I want to see the actual part of the bill that states Illegal aliens will not be covered. So far I haven't seen it.
  • i agree with why he feels so strongly about it..but i don't agree with the method of showing his disagreement
  • I would have. But inside Obama knows that guy is a douchebag. Rep. Wilson embarrassed himself & the GOP.
  • Yes~besides Obama told five great big lies Obama knows he is the liar here Rep Joe Wilson is a true hero just like the guy who threw the shoes at George W. Bush Jr.
  • Yeah, why not. I'm surprised it only happened once.
  • What else is one to do- never give an idiot more play time than they deserve. The outburst was wrong and he is incorrect about the issue but there are a whole lot of people that think, or don't think just like him.
  • Joe Wilson has received over $200,000 dollars from contributors 48 hours after his outburst. I think he would of made more if Obama didn't accept his apology.
  • I do not think he should of had to apologize. For disrespect yes. For giving his opinion absolutely not.
  • He should have stopped with the out burst. Now he's also a liar.
  • yes I would because im the president I have 300 million people to serve and I cant serve the nation as a whole if I hold grudges with certian individuals

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