If a Republican Congressman said something like this the MSM would be all over them. A Dem says it and there is deafening silence. This is a United States Congressman.
Pete Stark's comment Thursday on the floor of the House of Representatives in the midst of arguments over the SCHIP issue:
“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.”
Bobby Eberle of GOP USA wrote:
In today's society, especially in the political arena, we have seen the steady erosion of civility, manners, and common courtesy. More and more rhetoric is directed as personal attacks, and too often, the comments made by Democrats get completely overlooked in the media.He includes YouTube video here.
Gen. Petraeus is a "liar." Rush Limbaugh is "on drugs." We have heard it all. But Thursday's comments from Rep. Pete Stark (D-CA) take political "discourse" to a new low. His comments on the floor of the U.S. House in which he said that troops are dying in Iraq for President Bush's amusement are outrageous and have no place in politics.
Inexcusable ... Mr. Stark owes our President an apology.