Speaking the Truth to Power

Rep. Pete Stark stood on the floor of the House during the SCHIP and spoke the truth to power. Now the Rebublicans are feigning outrage over Stark’s comments and demanding an apology. If you haven’t seen Stark’s comments on the floor watch it here:

Here’s Stark’s response to Rep. Boehner and the 153 Republican’s who voted to “uphold President Bush’s veto of Congressional legislation that would have provided health care to 10 million children.”

“I have nothing but respect for our brave men and women in uniform and wish them the very best,” said Stark. “But I respect neither the Commander-in-Chief who keeps them in harms way nor the chickenhawks in Congress who vote to deny children health care.”

“Our uninsured children in America are fighting cancer, cystic fibrosis and other diseases that take their lives,” continued Stark. “Leader Boehner’s vote against overriding the President’s veto dishonors not only these children and their parents, but also the thousands of courageous men and women who President Bush and Republicans in Congress have kept in harms way. These brave men and women are in Iraq to protect our children – as should Republicans in Congress. Leader Boehner and his Republican colleagues should apologize for their votes and join us to provide health care to 10 million children.”

Go vote in the C&L poll on whether Stark should apologize — the vast majority there say no he shouldn’t. I cast my vote that Start shouldn’t apologize. Bush, Boehner and all the Republican’s that voted to uphold Bush’s veto are the ones who should be apologizing. Vote them all out of Congress.

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5 Responses to Speaking the Truth to Power

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  2. john stone says:

    Stark might have come on a little strong,but what he said is correct. The right does not get outraged by Dick Morris,Sean Hannity,Ann Coulter,Rush Limbaugh or Bill Kristol do they?

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  4. Darrell Prows says:

    I’m not sure what the odds are that Stark meant to say exactly what came out of his mouth, and is ready to stand by it for that reason, but I’d feel safe betting there will be no retrenching from the likes of him.

    Now if we could get whatever it is he’s smoking and pass it around the rest of the Dems, the rest of this Term might turn out to be worth watching after all.

  5. ironxl84 says:

    Uncanny resemblance to this scene IMO…


    A decent man speaks to the crooked power structure in Washington, DC.

    How many times do we need to relearn this lesson again?