October 20th, 2007
08:13 AM ET
7 months ago

Raving mad over Stark's comment

Rep. Stark's comments on Thursday were not the first controversial comments he has made on Capitol Hill. Dana Bash has more.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Democrats in the House of Representatives failed Thursday to come up with enough votes to override President Bush's veto of a bill that would have expanded funding for children's health insurance.  But, the words of a California Democrat during the debate on the legislation have garnered arguably as much attention as the stand-off between the President and Congressional Democrats over the bill.  Dana Bash reports on the reaction to comments by Rep. Peter Stark, D-California.

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soundoff (63 Responses)
  1. Don, Eureka Springs, AR

    Congressman Stark is right. Any way you look at it Bush is a tyrant, just as Saddam Hussein was. He keeps poking his nose in where it is not welcome, he governs for his cronies, and he can anticipate losing at least 60 American lives a month for the remaining time in office. I say send the twins, Jenna and Barbara, to Iraq and see how long this moron leaves our troops in Iraq.

    October 20, 2007 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  2. Ray, Phila, PA

    It's amazing that we're even talking about somebody's allegedly offensive words when we have incredibly offensive actions being taken by the government:

    Torture. Secret prisons. Surveillance without probable cause.

    This is absolutely disgusting. People who want to ignore those things and talk about flag pins and intemperate words are deranged.

    October 20, 2007 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  3. Karen,nj

    Well, do you know that when we went to war the first time(Iraq) and it has to be true this time that the Air National Guard shipped over thousands of caskets ahead of time?

    October 20, 2007 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  4. Rex, Toledo, Ohio

    Now if we could just get a presidential candidate to speak the truth as this man has, they'd probably get my vote. I admire a person that stands in the face of ridicule and tells it like it is. That my friends, is what this Country needs.

    October 20, 2007 09:42 pm at 9:42 pm |
  5. Ken

    The irrational lunatical comments made by Stark reveal how much hatred the democarts have. Similar to a little kid you does not get his way and will lash out at anyone and anything that is near with anything he can grab.

    October 21, 2007 12:29 am at 12:29 am |
  6. Ken Bakersfield, CA

    The lunatical raving by this man shows just how much hatred the democrats have. They could care less what it is as long as they think it will hurt the president they will say it. Similar to the house Speaker wanting to condemn Turkey with the single purpose of hurting the war in Iraq. Some of these democrats would cheer the USA being defeated in anything if it furthered their agenda. So much hatred, so little common sense. I feel sorry for anyone like these people who are consumed by hate.

    October 21, 2007 12:33 am at 12:33 am |
  7. Jeff, Houston, texas

    Thank you Rep Stark, thank you.

    October 21, 2007 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  8. Henry Tucker, Ga

    "Pete tells the truth and the warmongers get upset. Well, live with it."

    --

    If that is the level of "honesty" viewed by liberals then I look forward to the day a member of Congress expresses the TRUTH about Hillary:

    She is an angry lesbian worried her fake-marriage to a sexual predator might hurt her political aspirations. If any bimbo attempts to confess publically, Hillary intimidats the person to shut down any allegations. She sells socialism to the masses – pushing her Anti-capitalism ideology and "buying" votes in the process.

    Sadly, there is a large segment of the American population too dumb and too ignorant to think for themselves as they shout: You Go Girl!

    October 21, 2007 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  9. Jay, Washington, DC

    Was Stark over-the-top, yes. should he be reprimanded, perhaps. How about a deal: I'll go along with reprimanding him if the Right will lead the fight to impeach Bush-Cheney for over-the-top policies, lies and deceptions that have endangered the military and economic strength of this nation and raised the level of American division to levels not seen since Vietnam. How about it? You folks on the right–call home your dogs and we'll call home ours. In the meantime, at least none of Stark's words have cost lives.

    October 21, 2007 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  10. bprossersme

    There are two types of Americans at the present time. Ones that hate America and ones that love America, frightening.

    October 22, 2007 12:21 am at 12:21 am |
  11. r schier norwalk,ct

    There are two types of Americans at the present time. Ones that hate America and ones that love America, frightening.

    Posted By bprossersme

    And I'm confident that the neo-cons and those who support them, are the ones that hate it. Either that, or their impression of what was once collectively understood to constitute "America" has been altered beyond recognition.

    October 22, 2007 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  12. therealist

    Funny how liberal hate always finds a prominent place on CNN.
    Hmmm.... bias political opinion maybe??

    October 22, 2007 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  13. roger, conway sc

    Rep. Stark has his right to speak his opinion as a democrat...which is not allowed in the republican party...you have to speak whatever message they want spoken and can not have a mind of your own...that is what the republican party is all about...a bunch of judgemental hypocrites...examples craig, vitter, gw, cheney, gingrich

    October 22, 2007 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
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