Pete Stark apology – Bigger, Badder Man than ANY Republican

First off – I would NOT have apologized.

stark-at-protest.jpgSecondly – when will Bush apologize to the country for the lies he and his administration have blanketed the country with since 9/11 brought this “new world?” Nothing changed with 9/11 – the United States just ramped up the stakes. We lost our golden opportunity. It’s nothing more than a self-fulfilling prophecy on Bush’s part. What about Valerie Plame? Making light of looking for WMD’s at the Correspondent’s Dinner? Veteran care in this country?
Soooo, John Boehner (R-OH) filed a censure motion over Rep. Pete Stark’s (D-CA) remarks last week during the SCHIP debate. Boehner apparently forgot about Rep Steve King’s (R-IA) bald-faced lie and attack on a sitting member of Congress (although in the Senate) earlier that same day.

Boehner’s resolution, which he plans to introduce Tuesday, states that Stark “by his despicable conduct, has dishonored himself and brought discredit to the House and merits the censure of the House for the same

The censure failed, 196-173. Not ONE goddamned Republican voted against tabling the censure. But, ya know what? Five (5) Democrats voted with those Republicans and here they are. They need to be ‘slapped around a bit.’ No goddmaned backbone. As described in the article, these are ‘freshmen’ congressional members who are from “contentious districts.” You’ll be losing more Democratic support there, buckos.

Altmire (D-PA) / Carney (D-PA) / Donnelly (D-IN) / Ellsworth (D-IN) / Shuler (D-NC)

The censure resolution did not pass, however Pete Stark apologized.

“I want to apologize to my colleagues — many of whom I have offended — to the president and his family and to the troops,” Stark said. He added that he hoped the apology would allow him to “become as insignificant as I should be” as the House moves forward on critical, divisive issues.

According to ‘The Hill’ – Stark then left the podium, wiping away tears as Democratic colleagues surrounded him with supportive handshakes.

From Josh Marshall’s TPM troupe:
Photos:
– Congressman Stark and his son Fortney at an anti-Iraq war protest in Washington, DC

 

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6 Responses

  1. Hey, nice site! How I’ve missed it all this time is anybody’s guess. I’m with you on the apology–I wouldn’t have done it either. Hell, if I were Pete Stark I would never have left the floor after saying I wanted to return to being “insignificant.” It is going to take men and women like Pete Stark to get the rest of Congress, Washington, and the nation to sit up and take note of the mess we are in and the cost of that mess–over three-thousand dead soldiers.

  2. Now I think he should apologize for his apology. Pelosi’s role in this was downright ugly, exposing the Democrats for what they are – Republicans with blue ties.

    Now, as we well know, we’re a Lieberman or two away from the kind of one-party rule that’d make Stalin say, ‘Goddamn, wish I’d’ve thought of that.’ ” — The Rude Pundit

    Get with the program guys – it’s OPPOSITION, not opossum. The latter is a timid marsupial known for curling up into a ball and hiding during stressful times.

  3. Yeah, but SBT, opposums are mean little shits! Or am I thinking of moles? I KNOW raccoons are mean little shits.

  4. Never have I been so embarrassed for what’s left of the DemocraPtic party. Stark spoke the truth, and now he’s been humiliated like a scorned infant. It’s disgusting. Absolutely and unforgivably disgusting. Pelosi is a snake in the grass.

  5. Hey, nice site! How I’ve missed it all this time is anybody’s guess.

    Oh….it’s doesn’t matter, you found it now. I’ve stumbled onto and over some amazing blogs, many of them local either here or somewhere else around the country.

    I really felt bad for Stark watching that apology on CSPAN. Goddammit! Just thinking about my blood boils.

  6. Never have I been so embarrassed for what’s left of the DemocraPtic party. Stark spoke the truth, and now he’s been humiliated like a scorned infant. It’s disgusting. Absolutely and unforgivably disgusting. Pelosi is a snake in the grass.

    That damned Pelosi…..how wrong could we be about her. As my friend, SadButTrue, points out – they’re just Republicans with blue ties.

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