Anatomically speaking, this isn't earth-shattering news. What is a matter of importance is that Nancy Pelosi does not have the heart to stand up for her fellow Democrats when they speak from their heart. Fellow San Fran Bay Dem Pete Stark had harsh but justifiable words for the President and Republicans that opposed S-CHIP for its costs while pouring billions of money that we do not have for the war in Iraq. So what did the Majority Leader have to say?
From The Huffington Post:
"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," Pelosi said.
Stark's comment came as the House failed Thursday to override President Bush's veto of legislation to expand the popular State Children's Health Insurance Program.
"You don't have money to fund the war or children," Stark accused Republicans. "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."
After numerous Republicans called on him to apologize, Stark said it was they who should be apologizing, for failing to provide the votes to override Bush's veto.
Stark continued to stand up for himself and the American people want to see exactly that. Eighty-eight percent of those polled by CNN believe he should not succumb to right wing pressure by apologizing for his beliefs. This type of bullying by right wingers is the hypocritical code that they live by. Rush, Coulter, Hannity and the rest can trash libs all day long, but when a Dem does it back they get their panties in a wad.
Good for Stark and his continued perseverance, don't give up buddy.