This guy makes me ashamed my name is Pete.
Fortney Pete Stark (D-CA) is the new Chairman of the House Ways & Means Committee and in one fell swoop has become one of the most powerful men in Congress. If you are queasy about this prospect, ponder these Starkisms. They’ll send you straight to the vomitorium:
Stark slanders a sitting President of the United States in a time of war:
Stark accuses George Bush of being a serial killer:
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.
The truth is that Bush just likes to blow things up. In Iraq, in the United States and in Congress.
Talk about giving aid and comfort to the enemy!
In true hypocritter form, Stark was reportedly outraged when Joe Wilson shouted “you lie” at Barrack Obama during an address to Congress last year. It was disrespectful to a sitting President, you know.
Stark calls fellow committee member “c_sucker”, “fruitcake” and a “wimp”:
According to an official committee transcript, Stark physically taunted fellow Ways and Means Committee member Scott McInnis (R-Colorado) while [Chariman Bill] Thomas attempted to hold a voice vote on the bill at hand.
In response to McInnis’ demand that Stark be quiet while the bill was being read, Stark blurted out:
“[O]h, you think you are big enough to make me, you little wimp? Come on. Come over here and make me. I dare you.”
Further goading McInnis, a married Republican gentleman, Stark lashed out:
“You little fruitcake. You little fruitcake. I said you are a fruitcake.”
Witnesses say Stark then hurled a 10-letter homophobic insult (starts with c and ends with r) at McInnis.
Stark accuses HHS Secretary Louis Sullivan of being a disgrace to his race:
Stark lambasted former Bush 1 Health and Human Services Secretary Louis Sullivan, an accomplished doctor and medical researcher, as “a disgrace to his race and his profession” because he opposed Stark’s health care schemes.
Stark threatens to throw a reporter out of the window
This is just the temperment you’d want to see in a man who has to deal every day with the complexities of the United States Tax Code. By the way, I bet you didn’t know that the more debt a nation has, the richer it is. That’s what your new tax writer thinks.
Stark tells elderly American citizen he wouldn’t “waste the urine by pissing on his leg”
You only need watch the first two minutes of this tour de force:
Stark accuses a welfare worker of wanting to kill babies:
Stark attacked former conservative California state welfare director Eloise Anderson in 1999 as a baby-killer, complaining at a public forum that she would “kill children if she had her way” simply because she opposed cradle-to-grave government welfare entitlements.
I’m missing Charlie already!
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