18 October 2007

Stark Contrast

Rep. Pete Stark (D-CA) exposes the mean-spirited lunacy
of President Bush's veto of legislation that would expand
the SCHIP program:

First of all, I'm just amazed that they can't
figure out-- the Republicans are worried that
we can't pay for insuring an additional ten
million children. They sure don't care about
finding $200 billion to fight the illegal war
in Iraq. Where are you gonna get that money?
You gonna tell us lies, like you're telling us
today? Is that how you're going to fund the
war? You don't have the money to fund the war
or children, but you're going to spend it to
blow up innocent people, if we could get enough
kids to grow old enough for you to send to
Iraq to get their heads blown off for the
President's amusement.

Sadly, Stark's speech couldn't convince Republicans to do
the right thing and override President 24%. I guess they
were afraid it might make him feel irrelevant.