“Will the real Rep. Pete Stark, “Come on down!”


Rep. Pete Stark (D-Calif.) recently said the following on the floor of the House:

“I yield myself two minutes. Madam speaker, I, first of all, I’m just amazed that they can’t figure out — the Republicans are worried that they can’t pay for insuring an additional 10 million children. They sure don’t care about finding $200 billion to fight the illegal war in Iraq. Where are you going to get that money? Are you going to tell us lies like you’re telling us today? Is that how you’re going to fund the war? You don’t have money to fund the war on children. But you’re going to spend it to blow up innocent people if he 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.”

[His comments can be viewed on video here. You can read the whole story, Republicans Outraged at Stark’s Comments at Human Events.com]

So, who is this person, Rep. Pete Stark, that he can make such callous and disrespectful comments before Congress about our President and our troops? I say person because he is far from my idea of a man; and, because calling him what I want to call him could get me in trouble!

Here are some of Rep. Stark’s affiliations:

  • Progressive Majority’s Advisory Committee
  • Priorities, Inc. [parent organization of TrueMajority]
  • Progressive Caucus (DEMOCRATIC)

What are these groups all about and how do they impact our country?

1.] The Progressive Majority’s Advisory Committee is:

* Political networking group whose aim is to elect as many leftwing politicians as possible
* Most of its Advisory Committee members are also members of the radical Progressive Caucus
* Advocates socialized medicine, radical environmentalism, and taxpayer-funded abortion-on-demand

Progressive Majority focuses on Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Health Care, Education, Environment, and Reproductive Freedom.

2.] PRIORITIES, INC.

  • * Seeks to redirect military spending to social welfare spending

Priorities, Inc. is the parent organization of TrueMajority, and describes itself as “an unusual mix of citizens — from former military brass and businesspeople to religious leaders and ordinary citizens — who believe America can have a more humane government.” Priorities, Inc. condemns the “wasting [of] billions of dollars on nuclear weapons, Star Wars, [and] other outmoded weapons, while … one out of every six of our own kids live in poverty and millions of children worldwide die each year from hunger-related illnesses.” Through its persuasion of political leaders, the organization seeks to “increase America’s investment in programs that benefit children (schools, health care, Head Start, etc.) by cutting Cold War weapons systems and shifting the savings.” By Priorities’ estimate, such a reallocation of resources would make an extra $60 billion available each year for social welfare spending.”………..
“In March 2006, Priorities, Inc. lent its support to H.R. 4898, legislation intended “to reallocate funds toward sensible priorities such as improved children’s education, increased children’s access to health care, expanded job training, and increased energy efficiency and conservation through a reduction of wasteful defense spending, and for other purposes.” This bill was sponsored by Representatives Lynn Woolsey, Barbara Lee, Raul Grijalva, Dennis Kucinich, Danny Davis, Jerrold Nadler, Jim McDermott, Major Owens, Jim McGovern, William Lacy Clay, John Conyers, Michael Honda, Sheila Jackson Lee, Pete Stark, and Jan Schakowsky, and Cynthia McKinney. All except Mr. Honda are members of the radical Progressive Caucus.”

3.] PROGRESSIVE CAUCUS (DEMOCRATIC)

  • * Radical caucus of nearly six-dozen members of the House of Representatives
  • * Until 1999, worked in open partnership with Democratic Socialists of America

“The Progressive Caucus is an organization of Members of Congress founded in 1991 by newly-elected House Representative Bernie Sanders (Independent-Vermont), the former mayor of Burlington and a member of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), which describes itself as “the principal U.S. affiliate of the Socialist International.”

As of April 2007, the Progressive Caucus included Sanders (who became a U.S. Senator in 2006), Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio, and 69 members of the House of Representatives, all of them leftist Democrats and almost all in districts heavily gerrymandered to guarantee the re-election of any Democratic Party incumbent, no matter how extreme.”……

In order “to bring new life to the progressive voice in U.S. politics,” the Progressive Caucus has worked closely with Progressive Challenge, a project of the Institute for Policy Studies. Progressive Challenge is a coalition through which the ctivities and talking points of leftist groups are synchronized and harmonized with one another, producing coordinated, mutually-reinforcing propaganda from some 200 seemingly-unconnected groups.”

As of June 2006, the following Members of Congress belonged to the Progressive Caucus: Neil Abercrombie; Tammy Baldwin; Xavier Becerra; Madeleine Z. Bordallo; Corrine Brown; Sherrod Brown; Michael Capuano; Julia Carson; Donna Christensen; William “Lacy” Clay; Emanuel Cleaver; John Conyers; Elijah Cummings; Danny Davis; Peter DeFazio; Rosa DeLauro; Lane Evans; Sam Farr; Chaka Fattah; Bob Filner; Barney Frank; Raul Grijalva; Luis Gutierrez; Maurice Hinchey; Jesse Jackson, Jr.; Sheila Jackson-Lee; Stephanie Tubbs Jones; Marcy Kaptur; Carolyn Kilpatrick; Dennis Kucinich; Tom Lantos; Barbara Lee; John Lewis; Ed Markey; Jim McDermott; James P. McGovern; Cynthia McKinney; George Miller; Gwen Moore; Jerrold Nadler; Eleanor Holmes Norton; John Olver; Major Owens; Ed Pastor; Donald Payne; Nancy Pelosi; Charles Rangel; Bobby Rush; Bernie Sanders; Jan Schakowsky; Jose Serrano; Louise Slaughter; Hilda Solis; Pete Stark; Bennie Thompson; John Tierney; Tom Udall; Nydia Velazquez; Maxine Waters; Diane Watson; Mel Watt; Henry Waxman; and Lynn Woolsey.”

Do we really give a rat’s “@$$” what this politician has to say? What a poor excuse for an American elected official! Enough said!

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~ by devildog6771 on October 26, 2007.

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