Blue on blue: Pelosi knocks Stark’s Iraq rant as “inappropriate”

posted at 8:04 pm on October 19, 2007 by Allahpundit

A mild surprise, as it always is whenever the Democratic leadership dares to speak up against nutroots-flavored demagoguery. She had no choice this time, though. After two weeks of groovin’ on Graeme Frost’s Absolute Moral Authority, she didn’t want to lose the alleged high ground over one of her loose cannons popping off in another round of Who Hates Bush the Mostest.

Yesterday’s debate in the House to override the President’s veto of bipartisan legislation to cover 10 million children was heated on both sides. While Members of Congress are passionate about their views, what Congressman Stark said during the debate was inappropriate and distracted from the seriousness of the subject at hand – providing health care for America’s children.

Go see which side Air America’s listeners came down on in this contretemps, as if you couldn’t guess. Exit question: She’s only picking on him because he’s an atheist, right? I knew it.

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She’s only picking on him because he’s an atheist, right?

right ;)

trailortrash on October 19, 2007 at 8:05 PM

Notice that she’s barely scolding him though, and trying to bring it back to how it is just a distraction from “children’s health care.”

What Stark said is unforgivable. There truly should be a movement to force his resignation. I mean, the same should be said for Reid, Durbin, Murtha, and Kerry (among others), but let’s deal with today’s story (someone else will try to outdo him next week I’m sure). Am I the only one who thinks this is unacceptable behavior, and that he should be tossed from the house immediately?

Exit Question: Why has Howard Dean been so silent of late? Is he actually writing these lines for the other Dems who’ve been stepping over the line over the last couple years?

RightWinged on October 19, 2007 at 8:09 PM

The segment was not without entertainment value. At one point Stephanie Miller [who did acknowledge that Stark’s “amusement” crack crossed the line] revealed that:

98% of the callers to my show this morning were saying ‘you go, Mr. Stark.’

There’s a surprise, 98% of her listeners could pass a lie detector stating that Bush killed the dinosaurs, caused the Chicago fire and is frequently seen tying Nell to the railraod tracks just so Starks can do his Dudley Do-Right impersonation.

trubble on October 19, 2007 at 8:10 PM

Both of them are just plain old numb-skulls.

Zorro on October 19, 2007 at 8:13 PM

So 98% of her audience were saying “You Go, Mr Stark”. I wonder what the other 2 listeners had to say?

mugged on October 19, 2007 at 8:15 PM

She likes turtles too I hear.

Sorry, my first thought.

I’ll post something more relative a little later.

Sgt. Khe Sahn

1GooDDaDDy on October 19, 2007 at 8:17 PM

If she came down too hard she would have to order more Porta-Potties for her front yard.

Limerick on October 19, 2007 at 8:23 PM

When idiot #1 chews out idiot #2 who cares?

duff65 on October 19, 2007 at 8:28 PM

BSD is more rampant in his district.

Kini on October 19, 2007 at 8:31 PM

I fully believe Stark should resign, now. For his constituents, for his State, for the United States of America. He is an embarrassment.
The House (& Senate) should be a place of leaders, people that have honor, morals and integrity. I will never agree with all of them but we should be able to respect them.
I do not now, and never will respect Stark. And he has now set an even lower standard for the House, a weak link, a bad person, a bad apple that if left alone in the batch will spoil the whole pot. ( others are also rotting away)
Stark represents Americans. Americans in his ‘home town’ and THEY should be demanding his resignation.
His statements proves he is a man without integrity, has an utter lack of morals to his inner core.
If he stays, that shows us the Dems condone his act, or that anyone can do and say anything (provided you have a (D) by your name) with impunity….even with out botched jokes or an apology.
Do we want more like him?


shooter on October 19, 2007 at 8:34 PM

The DU kids were ripping on her too in their loving netroots manner. If the GOP doesn’t retake the House in ’08, the only way she goes is if the lefties frag her. The same goes for Reid as well. How many Motions to Recommit does she get beaten by before the netroots figure out how ineffective a leader she really is?

rw on October 19, 2007 at 8:38 PM

“Inappropriate” . . . my backside, it was insane.

rplat on October 19, 2007 at 8:46 PM

As for the stark,the USS Stark wore an exocet,how many
servicemen or servicewoman had their heads decapitated
in that attack I don’t know,but I don’t think at that time the presiding President was amused,so for Liberal Democrat
Mr.Stark making such a statement about President Bush,there should only be one outcome,MR.STARK—-RESIGN!

canopfor on October 19, 2007 at 8:51 PM

Exit stage left.

Poor performance from a poor leader.

madmonkphotog on October 19, 2007 at 9:03 PM

Anyone else think that the Dems’ll circle the wagons when if people start calling for Stark’s resignation?

ZK on October 19, 2007 at 9:45 PM

Hey Nancy! I bet the beating his wrist received from that feather really hurt. He learned his lesson.

Helloyawl on October 19, 2007 at 11:39 PM

Off subject. Why does Stark remind me of Paul ?

SIJ6141 on October 19, 2007 at 11:58 PM

Isn’t this sort of a major piece of proof the Nutroots are a nuisance vs. a force in the Democrat party?

Or were Pelosi and Reid just sething mad at Stark at a time Rush Limbaugh garnered 2.1 million bucks on a phoney phoney-soldier sematic gambit and loose cannon dummy Stark pipe out some REAL unpatriotic sewer talk?

Or both?

Topsecretk9 on October 20, 2007 at 1:35 AM

sething = seething

Topsecretk9 on October 20, 2007 at 1:36 AM

Stark is an evil, ignorant person.

He must resign immediately because he is unfit.


georgej on October 20, 2007 at 3:32 AM

Personally I like Stark. His nutjob ravings define exactly who is the enemy of this Republic much better than the Pantsuit Ponzi Person or Reaper Reid or even No Sense Nancy. The MSM can pretty much ignore the fact that this “Children’s Health Care Bill” would have shifted billions of dollars in health care to adults who are middle class but they can’t ignore Stark’s demented ravings. It defined the democrats to tens of millions of people who are looking at who they want in not only Congress but the White House the next series of years. So I like Stark and hope he stands up and spews his insanity loudly and often.

Buzzy on October 20, 2007 at 6:34 AM

I think the main thing Ms. Pelosi disliked about “Pete the Mouth’s” ranting was that it was public. As a general rule, “Progressives” prefer that the “great unwashed” (i.e., the stupidly non-progressive rest of us) don’t find out what they really think of us, or the President.

Or what they say about both behind closed doors, for that matter.

By the way, isn’t Stark the one who started a fistfight in a conference room because his own fellow Dems refused to back him when he wanted to “redo” a committee vote he lost? It seems that tantrums are a consistent thing with him.

Pete Stark- the poster boy for what “Modern Liberalism” really looks like.



eon on October 20, 2007 at 8:20 AM

Bring back dueling, and this crap will end.

T J Green on October 20, 2007 at 11:47 AM

Hey Nancy, speak up!! I can barely hear you with those pom-poms in your face!! BWahahahahahahahahaha

DfDeportation on October 20, 2007 at 12:52 PM

I fully believe Stark should resign, now. For his constituents, for his State, for the United States of America. He is an embarrassment.

shooter on October 19, 2007 at 8:34 PM

This man is a lunatic and he will never resign.

He should be expelled from the Congree immediately, put in a straight-jacket and committed to the closest mental facilty available. This MF’er is crazy!

OBX Pete on October 20, 2007 at 3:43 PM