What Sinfonian Said.
If I may dust off an old chestnut:
Seriously, what the fuck is wrong with my party? Haven’t any of these fucks ever been in a fight?
You know, for as many problems as I have with James Carville, that’s one thing I admire about the guy. He knows how to fight. I’m guessing it’s the only way he can deal with his sea-hag spouse, but fuck it. I’m applauding the guy here.
Who the fuck ever apologizes after telling the truth (Galileo excepted)?
Fight, you motherfuckers! Fight!
DID FUCKING NEWT GINGRICH TEACH THEM NOTHING????
FUCK being nice. we need to be RIGHT and fucking ANGRY WITH JUST CAUSE!
RULE OF LAW!
You know, if everyone is saying your opinion is batshit crazy, at some point, you have to ask if you really are batshit crazy. For all of Stark’s “truth to power” speak, the absurdity of his opinion really added nothing to the public discourse. His apology was over due and now we can move on. The Rethugs didn’t win this one, Sparks lost it.
Because of people like you, we always keep caving to the Republicans. Just who comprises “everyone” condemning Pete Stark’s position as “batshit crazy”?
You see, when a Republican congressperson or pundit says something, no matter how outrageous or patently insane it is, the rest of them close ranks and defend that statement.
Stark’s opinion wasn’t even “absurd.” Look at this:
You don’t have money to fund the war or children,” Stark said on the House floor. “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.
What’s so absurd about that?
You can’t find money for children’s healthcare, but you can find money to blow up people who recently were children (ignoring, for the minute, all the Iraqi casualties). That’s not absurd. That’s a fact. The Bush administration hasn’t batted an eye at any expense for Iraq. We’re not just talking about bullets and MRE’s here. There hasn’t been a contract turned down. As far as the actual supplies for the troops, well, we know how poorly they’ve been equipped. But if you’re a well-connected contractor, the President’s lack of concern about the expenditure of trillions of dollars has been nothing but good news for you.
Stark publicly said what needed to be said. The only absurdity here is what Stark pointed out–that we can find endless reserves of money to pay for a pointless, unwinnable war in Iraq, but a relative pittance for a wildly popular domestic program is beyond the pale.
Christ. Get to fighting, or get out of the way.
With all the things that need doing, the best Congress can do is to debate whether a bit of hyperbole may have hurt the Chimp’s feelings (and we know that when it comes to suffering in Iraq, Shrub has suffered the most of anyone ).
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