Friday, October 19, 2007

Pete Stark Gets Blunt, Republicans Howl

Pete Stark has represented the San Francisco East Bay area for 18 terms, he's seen a bit and isn't always real calm in his responses to what he sees. He was pretty unhappy about the SCHIP vote, and took some floor time to express that.

"You don't have money to fund the war or children, but you're going to spend it to blow up innocent people if we can get enough kids to grow old enough for you to send to Iraq to get their heads blown off for the President's amusement."

It seems he's had it with BushCo's war and sticking the public. Naturally the Republicans blew a gasket and trotted out their bigest blown gasket, John Boehner.

"Congressman Stark's statement dishonors not only the commander in chief, but the thousands of courageous men and women of America's armed forces who believe in their mission and are putting their lives on the line for our freedom and security." He also demanded a retraction.

What he got instead was an expression of support for the troops and called out for, "chicken hawks in Congress who vote to deny children health care."

I get pretty tired of people calling Democrats in Congress "spineless" and other terms of cowardice, I've call out some of them by name and district - they had it coming - but that is a different thing than blanket criticism. Pete Stark is on the record on the floor and Republicans don't like it. More, please...

1 comment:

Vigilante said...

Pete Stark is basically saying to the GOP that "You can't handle the truth!" and the truth is their leader is a bald-faced liar.

Up with Stark, a member of the Democratic Wing of the Democratic Party. Down with that DINO, Pelosi!