Joe Wilson (R-SC) demonstrated what is at the core of our nation's ills--a loss of civility. He called the President a liar in the middle of arguably the most important speech for the nation in recent times. It demonstrates a number of things to me: 1)Republicans are falling back on the old strategy of lying repeatedly until people believe the lie is the truth. 2)They are mean spirited, 3) They have no interest in bipartisanship, 4) They cannot stomach President Obama's victory because they cannot help but associate it with their defeat.
I don't recall any Democrat heckling Bush when he DID lie to Congress repeatedly. They sat quietly, respectfully, even though they vehemently disgreed with the President. Perhaps liberals are just nicer--some would argue, to a fault.
Why ARE Republicans so mean and nasty?