Friday, October 19, 2007

More Like This, Please

On Wednesday, 10/18, regarding the upcoming SCHIP vote, Rep. Pete Stark had this to say:

“First of all, I’m just amazed they can’t figure out, the Republicans are worried we can’t pay for insuring an additional 10 million children. They sure don’t care about finding $200 billion to fight the illegal war in Iraq. Where ya gonna get that money? You going to tell us lies like you’re telling us today? Is that how you’re going to fund the war? 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. This bill would provide healthcare for 10 million children and unlike the President’s own kids, these children can’t see a doctor or receive necessary care. […]

“But President Bush’s statements about children’s health shouldn’t be taken any more seriously than his lies about the war in Iraq. The truth is that Bush just likes to blow things up. In Iraq, in the United States and in Congress.”

Of course, the Republicans in Congress and the media all got their little red-state panties in a serious twist over this shocking, shocking!! statement, because they absolutely hate it when any Democrat goes so far as to paint an accurate picture of our sociopathic Torquemada In Chief. Of course they're all calling on Stark to apologize, and asking other Dems to condemn his comments, because it was just so *gasp* uncivil. This from the party that regularly calls us "faggots" and traitors and worse, and smears war heroes and seniors and little kids with alarming regularity. Here's my response to the delicate wingnuts out there, clutching their pearls and falling on their crying couches: Screw that noise, you wussies. I hope you choke on the vapors. Pete Stark has nothing to apologize for, and nothing to back down from. It's about goddamn time that someone in Congress displayed the guts and the backbone to fight fire with fire, and I hope that more of his colleagues will learn from this episode.

Pete Stark is my hero.
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