Friday, October 19, 2007

Unitarian Atheist Congressman Pete Stark (D-CA)

He lays into Bush for the SCHIP veto:

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.

Sullivan gave Stark a Moore award nomination (for "intemperate left-wing rhetoric") for making this statement. Frankly, I'd like to see more Democratic legislators engaging in some intemperate left-wing rhetoric. Better yet, let's get some intemperate left-wing action happening. Heck, I'd settle for some cautious center-left action.


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