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House Slaps Joe Wilson For Anti-Obama Shout Out

Rep. Joe Wilson, the South Carolina Republican who infamously shouted "You lie" at President Barack Obama during the the president's big health care speech to a joint session of Congress was officially rebuked by the House. The vote was 240-179 and was along decidedly partisan lines.

Rep. Joe Wilson shouting "You lie" at President Barack Obama during a joint session of Congress. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Rep. Joe Wilson shouting "You lie" at President Barack Obama during a joint session of Congress.

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The resolution of disapproval is essentially a slap on the wrist by House Democrats.

Wilson apologized the same night of the offense to the president. But Democrats wanted more, namely an apology delivered from the well of the House.

Wilson rejected that idea. Now Wilson and Democrats will most assuredly go to their respective party bases and attempt to use today's congressional action to raise money.

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