Rep. Stark speaks truth to power

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  1. Ex-Fundy

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    Link to video

    Problem was, he was doing during a debate on SCHIP, which I don't support.

    but he was 100% correct.
     
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    Anyone who thinks Bush is amused by dead soldiers is seriously wrong. There is no president that has ever been amused by dead soldiers. The fact that you agree is absolutely adn unquestionably disgusting. It is why America is in the shape it is. People have no idea how to disagree without making this kind of silliness up.
     
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    I don't support President Bush' Iraq policy but Congressman Starks was way out of line with that comment.
     
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    Stark is also an atheist btw.


    "Rep. Pete Stark of Fremont might have crossed what some are calling "one of the last frontiers" in politics when he delighted atheists this week by acknowledging that he does not believe in a supreme being.
    Just a generation ago, says Democratic political strategist Dan Newman, "you couldn't go anywhere near'' such a statement, which "would have been political suicide.'' Stark's frank declaration that he is "a Unitarian who does not believe in a Supreme Being'' indicates, says Newman, that a significant page has been turned -- and maybe it's not such a political liability anymore."
     
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    It was just reported on radio that he has apologized today for his remarks.
     
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    The old Blurt and Apologize routine
     
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    He was about to be censured
     
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    His rant made no sense at all, and served only to vent his frustration of the S-CHIP veto, which was absolutely 100% the right thing to do. He was wrong on every count, even Charlie Rangle admonished him. I would not be suprised to see him unemployed next cycle.
     
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    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/10/23/AR2007102300779_pf.html

    House Bid to Censure Stark Falls Short

    By CHARLES BABINGTON
    The Associated Press
    Tuesday, October 23, 2007; 11:26 AM


    WASHINGTON -- Republicans failed in an effort Tuesday to have the House censure Rep. Pete Stark, D-Calif., who said in a congressional speech last week that U.S. troops are being sent to Iraq "to get their heads blown off for the president's amusement."

    Without debate, the House voted 196-173 to kill the proposal to censure Stark for "his despicable conduct." The vote was mostly along party lines, with all 168 Republicans on hand supporting the measure offered by Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio. Five Democrats joined them.
     
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    Stark's comments will get him re-elected in his district in CA, no doubt.
     
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    Bush's time has almost past. We would be much better served about being concerned about the Presidency over the next four years than all the mistakes that have been made in the past. They cannot be undone. We still can do something about the next one.
     
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    Stark Apologizes for Saying Troop Deaths Amuse Bush
    By Nicholas Johnston

    Oct. 23 (Bloomberg) -- Democratic Representative Pete Stark of California apologized today for saying last week that U.S. troops were being killed in Iraq ``for the president's amusement.''

    "I want to apologize first of all to my colleagues, many of whom I have offended, to the president and his family, to the troops,'' Stark said on the House floor after lawmakers voted 196-173 to reject a Republican measure calling for his censure.

    - www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aR7EKUN.uU74&refer=home
     

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