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Republicans are a bit upset over comments Stark made, like,

"You don't have money to fund the war or children," he said. "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."

On Fox Noise, John Gibson writes,

"Stark ought to be condemned. He ought to be turned out of office. Someone should inquire if he were under the influence of something at the time he uttered this horrible charge. Maybe it's time to think about afternoons at the dog track for Stark.

Americans getting killed for the president's amusement? And you wonder why political discussion has become so rancorous in this country?

The problem is that Stark isn't the only one who feels that way. It's just that his saying what he said where he said it gives the go-ahead to otherwise marginalized loony Americans to take center stage with the same such garbage

House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio said Stark should apologize, saying,

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  "Pete Stark's statements on the House floor this afternoon crossed all lines of decency and decorum. As a member of Congress, he should be ashamed. But as a senior member of the Ways and Means Committee - and the current chairman of its Health subcommittee - the Democratic leadership ought to be ashamed as well.

    "To claim our men and women in Iraq are serving there for the president's own personal enjoyment - and worse, to suggest he's actually 'amused' by the image of soldiers being killed - represents a crass appeal to the worst, most base elements of our population. It dishonors the continued sacrifice of our troops in the field, and disrespects their family and friends at home who pray for their safe return. The Democratic leadership should denounce these comments immediately, and Mr. Stark should apologize for making them as well."

Associated Press, being a bit less than unbiased, mentioned that Stark was the first member of congress to declare himself an atheist.  

Politico reports that, responding quickly, the National Republican Congressional Committee declared he had "trampled on the sacrifice of our troops."

Breitbart.com, associated with thedrudgereport.com, called Stark "Stark Raving Mad."

 Left wingers reportedly clapped their hands and smiled. DLC democrats are believed to be smugly whispering about driving progressives out of the Democratic party. (this paragraph is satire.)

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than two dump trucks of "Bravos!!" for b... by Ernest on Friday, Oct 19, 2007 at 3:54:19 AM
That was a great way to start my morning!"Ple... by Bob Gormley on Friday, Oct 19, 2007 at 5:55:41 AM
to make an omelet, you must break some eggs...&nbs... by C.Bid on Friday, Oct 19, 2007 at 6:15:40 AM
That is precious and so transparent of State Media... by Kathlyn Stone on Friday, Oct 19, 2007 at 8:20:24 AM
I wrote to Rep. Stark and thanked him for his comm... by Eckfan on Friday, Oct 19, 2007 at 9:23:41 AM
Wow!   The only honest congressional rep... by Dale Cooper on Friday, Oct 19, 2007 at 9:23:47 AM
To these phoney statements of phoney outrage at St... by mrk * on Friday, Oct 19, 2007 at 9:28:34 AM
Wow, am I impressed.  There just might be hop... by Judy Ramsey on Friday, Oct 19, 2007 at 9:43:30 AM
But the Rethuglicans don't speak truth to powe... by Charlie L on Friday, Oct 19, 2007 at 1:29:32 PM
Thanks to Rep. Stark for having the guts to actual... by paz love on Friday, Oct 19, 2007 at 10:27:32 AM
I too applaud his making the point about theis pre... by Andris on Friday, Oct 19, 2007 at 4:53:11 PM
Everyone with at least half a mind was thinking it... by Archie on Friday, Oct 19, 2007 at 11:03:15 AM
You know it's a shame Rob, that we live in a t... by Munich on Friday, Oct 19, 2007 at 1:23:28 PM
Pete Stark in the house and Chris Dodd in the Sena... by Jim Freeman on Friday, Oct 19, 2007 at 2:14:03 PM
Stark put candidates running for office in the sam... by Mad Jayhawk on Friday, Oct 19, 2007 at 2:39:51 PM
Now if only the rest of the Dems would get off the... by RLAnchors on Friday, Oct 19, 2007 at 2:53:55 PM
Maybe someone will even speak out against Israel w... by Anton Grambihler on Friday, Oct 19, 2007 at 4:06:53 PM
I have longed for it...finally the truth, out in t... by Susan Nelsen on Friday, Oct 19, 2007 at 5:52:44 PM
I think Rep. Pete Stark can say whatever he choose... by Dusty Nathan on Friday, Oct 19, 2007 at 5:58:24 PM
Finally.  A Dem that will actually tell the&n... by Rufus2 on Friday, Oct 19, 2007 at 9:28:11 PM
Disgusting, disgraceful comments from Stark. But t... by Scott on Friday, Oct 19, 2007 at 11:11:03 PM
You don't have money to fund the war or children, ... by Pappy on Saturday, Oct 20, 2007 at 2:58:46 AM
Disgusting, disgraceful comments from Stark. But t... by Pappy on Saturday, Oct 20, 2007 at 3:18:37 AM
Are you aware you gave a lot of "Doubters '' out h... by VGF on Saturday, Oct 20, 2007 at 6:20:52 PM
I said that Stark's previous comments to peopl... by Scott on Saturday, Oct 20, 2007 at 10:12:24 PM
Pete Stark is speaking from the heart and honestly... by Frank Hamilton on Sunday, Oct 21, 2007 at 3:35:26 PM
First off, what the f*ck does gut this fish mean? ... by Pappy on Monday, Oct 22, 2007 at 11:26:09 PM
Pete Stark can go crawl back into the same clump o... by Scott on Wednesday, Oct 24, 2007 at 6:18:44 PM
Pete Stark can go crawl back into the same clump o... by Pappy on Thursday, Oct 25, 2007 at 7:53:49 PM
Nothing left but the same old lies and 200% more i... by Scott on Thursday, Oct 25, 2007 at 9:35:04 PM
..no, really, whatever you say...Blessed be!Pappy ... by Pappy on Saturday, Oct 27, 2007 at 5:47:58 AM