Hey, I can not let the left wingers have all the fun in denigrating! Sorry if the headline is a bit offensive.
Who is Fortney Stark and why is he an idiot?
Fortney Stark is a Democrat congressman from the Bay Area of California, of course, and quite possibly one of the most vowedly left-wing member of congress.
The reason Fortney is an idiot is the comment he made today, on the floor of the House of Representatives no less, regarding the fact that he and the Democrats fell short in overriding President Bush's veto of the SCHIP scam to make middle-class children "poor" and in desperate need of government provided health care.
Here is the gospel according to Fortney: http://FoxNews.com
Where are you going to get that money? Are you going to tell lies like you're telling us today? Is that how you are going to fund the war? You don't have the money to fund the war or the children. But you're going to spend it to blow up innocent people if we can't get enough kids to grow old enough for you to send to Iraq to get their heads blown off for the president's amusement.
The whole comment is obscene because, when the left wing is going down, they use "the children" as Saddam Husein used the human shields before the United States liberated Iraq. And the thought that any president, Democrat or Republican, somehow is enjoying seeing brave, young Americans give their lives for something greater than themselves. Unlike Fortney's comments, these young Americans who are volunteering to join the armed services with absolute knowledge that they may go to Iraq and or Afghanistan or another theatre in the War Against Islamofascist Terror and not come back alive are brave, not cowering behind "the children."
Also, I would like to ask Fortney what he means by innocent people. Does he mean the al-Queda fighters targeting Americans? How about Iranian agents who may also be trying to harm Americans?
This stream of consciousness, and I believe the real way many Democrats feel about President Bush, is telling for the stark-no pun intended!-no holds barred honesty.
But worse it is led by the first vowedly atheist member of congress. And, I think that has a lot to do with the vitriol.
Fortney, or as he has been called in the DDBMSM "Pete", had listed his "religion" as Unitarian Universalist. It is not really a religion as it basically promotes an anything goes religion. Believe in anything or nothing. And Fortney, openly admits that he does not believe in God. It is prerogative and his right. But, just as someone like Fortney would accuse some conservative and or fundamentalist Christian of making awful comments and calling for their repudiation, I call on Fortney to at the very least take back his comment about President Bush wanting to see young American's heads blown off for some kind of amusement. And, I would feel absolutely the same way is a Republican congressman had said the same about a Democrat president in a time of war.
It is not as President Bush wants no increase in the SCHIP scam, just not as expanded and not as much.
And I for one wish that the Democrats would make a valid argument as to the merits of their expansion of the SCHIP program without trotting out unsuspecting children. And if they are, they should at the very least find truly needy children, not middle class children that may not ever be in need of government health care.
Here is a clue. When the Democrats trot out the children, hide your wallets and make sure to lock up your children so they are not part of the Democrat victim parade.
There is a time and place for political hyperbole. And even some rough language. But, there is no place to accuse any president that has our young men and women in the armed services in harm's way of having some perverse enjoyment seeing their heads blown off.
Fortney Stark not only owes the president an apology, but our truly brave young Americans who are in the armed services in the War Against Islamofacsist Terror, and "the children" for using them as props to make political points.
America is better than this.