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10/20/2007

Pete Stark Unhinged Update

Filed under: Politics — DRJ @ 11:39 am



[Guest post by DRJ]

You may recall this post’s mention of Rep. Pete Stark’s rant during the SCHIP debate. Now Gateway Pundit notes an odd reaction at Crooks & Liars:

“Crooks & Liars” Discovers Best Way to Defend Rep. Pete Stark:

Lie.”

The link is primarily video-based so you need to click there for the details.

H/T Instapundit, who also has a link to Nancy Pelosi’s eventual rebuke of Stark’s rant.

— DRJ

21 Responses to “Pete Stark Unhinged Update”

  1. It has been evident in just the last week with the powder burns on the Democrats faces from the blowback of their attempt to violate Rush Limbaugh’s First Amendment rights that will require massive amounts of Neosporin to treat and the exhibition of another foul mouthed lunatic with a (D) behind his name that major damage control is now in order. Remember Stark [raving mad] also questioned, on the floor of the House, the legitimacy of the birth of J.C. Watts (R-Ok) and referred to a female member of the House as a “whore” to the insurance industry. Had any Republican acted in such a manner the Justice Brothers would have been mounting massive protests and boycotts.

    If the New Democratic Socialist Party of America ever has to deal with the issues in an intellectually honest way, they are doomed.

    One wonders, what with the Hsu tales, foul mouthed morons on the floor of the House, attempted violations of the First Amendment, etc., etc., etc., how long the MSM can continue to cover for them? Or is the total demise of the New York Times on tomorrow’s horizon as middle American wakes from it’s MSM induced coma?

    retire05 (69ca18)

  2. TPM’s take scores:

    There’s just no reason for apoplexy here. Stark said something mean about Bush during a congressional debate. The president is a big boy; I think he can handle it. But by throwing a tantrum, congressional Republicans are suggesting that they can’t handle it. They’re not grown-ups. Random, intemperate criticism of Bush is just too much for the fragile, virgin ears.

    In other words, by throwing a fit, Republicans end up looking weak and hysterical.

    http://www.talkingpointsmemo.com/

    steve (1c66cc)

  3. Steve, it has nothing to do with the President being able/not being able to handle himself. It has to do with civility amoung those who we have elected on the basis that they are smart enough to speak for us. If you think that a lack of civility is in order, you are the problem, not the solution.
    It also has to do with the double standard where Democrats can act as cretons and nothing better is expected from them.
    Do you think if John Cornyn called Ted Kennedy a fat drunk on the floor the Democrats would be saying “nothing to see here, move on”? No, they would be up in arms demand Cornyn apologize and be censured.
    No one is apopletic, we are just sick and tired of foul mouthed Democrats who seem to think that their gutter talk is acceptable.

    retire05 (69ca18)

  4. No one is apopletic, we are just sick and tired of foul mouthed Democrats who seem to think that their gutter talk is acceptable.

    All this ‘sick-and-tired’ manufactured outrage does is move SCHIP off the front pages. A smokescreen that seeks only to draw attention away from the important issue: providing health insurance for one of the most vulnerable sectors of our society — children.

    Bush at the 2004 GOP Convention:

    “In a new term, we will lead an aggressive effort to enroll millions of poor children who are eligible but not signed up for the government’s health insurance programs. We will not allow a lack of attention, or information, to stand between these children and the health care they need.”

    Now both sides are SHOUTING and hurling childish epithets. It robs the nation of an important dialogue.

    steve (1c66cc)

  5. It has to do with civility amoung those who we have elected on the basis that they are smart enough to speak for us.

    Indeed, Republican Bob Dornan used to get dinged for intemperate remarks about Bill Clinton — by a Republican House. Little thing called “comity.”

    Nice to know that’s apparently a Republican concept, rather than a bipartisan one.

    McGehee (25adee)

  6. Steve, the left claims there are 500,000 children not on SCHIPS. Why is that? If they are eligible, could it have to do with the responsiblity (or lack of) taken by their own parents?
    Could it be that the left did not want to have pointed out that in Michigan along, 800,000 adults are on SCHIPS. What is it about the word “child” in SCHIPS you don’t seem to understand?

    So when a Democrat is called down because of his lack of social graces, it is now a “smoke screen”? Remind me of that the next time you libs are screaming about something a Republican says.

    The only smoke screen is the one put out by the Democrats who are trying to impliment their socialist health care system by covering up the truth and using children as pawns in their propaganda.

    If you want to argue your right to have health insurance for your kids that you chose to not provide for by digging your hand in my pocket, then do so. Otherwise, realize that there is no smoke screen except the one put out by the left.

    Rather, I think you are using the smoke screen of SCHIPS to cover for a rude, foul mouthed Democrat.

    retire05 (69ca18)

  7. Could it be that the left did not want to have pointed out that in Michigan along, 800,000 adults are on SCHIPS.

    Could it be you have no source for that?

    There are roughly 55,000 covered in Michigan right now and the vetoed bill would have added 80,000.

    CHILDREN.

    steve (1c66cc)

  8. 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!

    Vigilante (d2dd41)

  9. Way to go, Vigilante #9. Vote that San Francisco madam out of office. I’ll contribute.

    nk (da3e6b)

  10. “All this ’sick-and-tired’ manufactured outrage does is move SCHIP off the front pages. A smokescreen that seeks only to draw attention away from the important issue: providing health insurance for one of the most vulnerable sectors of our society — children.”

    Steve, tell that to your congressman, Pete Stark. Brilliant strategist and politican that he is, having 30-odd years of experinece at it, maybe he’ll worry about “The Children” next time he opens his mouth on the issue, or at least consult with Pelosi beforehand so he doesn’t screw things up and allow his words to again move the issue of S-CHIP off the front pages.

    Dusty (e28a9f)

  11. Pete Stark Speaks for America.

    Nancy Pelosi is a KAPO.

    President Low Normal now has a 25% approval rating.

    And falling.

    David Ehrenstein (b743cb)

  12. Nancy Pelosi is Kaitsepolitsei?

    nk (da3e6b)

  13. From the founder of what is now known as the Democratic Party:

    “Let us then, as fellow-citizens, unite with one heart and one mind. Let us restore to social intercourse that harmony and affection without which liberty and even life itself are but dreary things.

    And let us reflect that having banished from our land that religious intolerance under which mankind so long bled and suffered, we have yet gained litte if we countenance a political intolerance as despotic, as wicked, and capable of as bitter and blood persecutions.

    Thus spoke Thomas Jefferson upon his inaugruation on March 4, 1801.

    It seems the discourse, such as Jefferson warned about, has been forgotten by the very party that he was a member of that later became know simply as the “Democratic” Party.

    And no, Stark does not speak for America. It would seem to me, that such political vitriol does not even speak for the citizens of Mr. Stark’s own district. I cannot, will not believe that our nation has been so reduced to hate speech.

    And while David refers to the President’s low ratings, they are better than the current Congress which is now at 11%. Americans are tired of the in-fighting and mud slinging. And Congress’s approval ratings reflect that.

    retire05 (69ca18)

  14. David:

    Guess this is why the dhimmierats have a 11% approval rating, or about a third of the president. Guess according to your logic this means the dhimmierats are on the right track?

    Looking more like a 1972 blowout every day. But then again McGovern was so much more mainstream than the Hildabeast.

    Thomas Jackson (bf83e0)

  15. [nk — 10/20/2007 @ 3:42 pm]

    Nah, probably just a spelling error by yet another brilliant lefty strategist who is focusing all his efforts on the winning the S-CHIPS debate with cogent arguments.

    Dusty (e28a9f)


  16. Could it be that the left did not want to have pointed out that in Michigan along, 800,000 adults are on SCHIPS.

    Just pick a number, retire05. The echo chamber is a blank check.

    steve (1c66cc)

  17. Dusty #16,

    David is better than that. I truly wonder what he meant. (Or what he was drinking. 😉 )

    nk (da3e6b)

  18. PETE STARK is out of his mind i mean he is completly unhinged and out of his mind wheres the guys with the streight jackets?

    krazy kagu (a6e311)

  19. Thanks, nk. I happened to see Patterico noted in a subsequent post that he had met him, and I realized I likely reacted too casually to what I thought a troll-like comment. My bad.

    Dusty (e28a9f)

  20. Stark needs to be kicked in the pussy, since like all demos he is dickless and has no balls. He called Representative and Committee chair Bill Thomas a cocksucker. Stark is obviously very familiar with cocksucking since he has been representing Bay Area cocksuckers for many years. Much as i dislike it, I defer to his expert opinion on cocksucker-identification. He obviously is the best cocksucker Representative in all of Congress.

    angelofdemodeath (3ff005)


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