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GOP lawmakers behaved badly

Some GOP lawmakers apparently learned something from the August town hall meetings: how to be disrespectful and disruptive. During President Obama's speech to Congress on health care Wednesday night, Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., yelled "You lie" when Obama refuted the false claim that the reform proposals would provide benefits to illegal immigrants. Such an outburst could draw a formal reprimand if delivered at a routine session of the House, let alone a joint session with the president. Other lawmakers yelled "not true" and hissed or laughed during Obama's address, which, ironically, called for civil conversations and made significant policy concessions to Republicans.

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