During the debate on the SCHIP children's health care legislation veto override, Representative Pete Stark, Democrat from California, fell to new depths in the gutter of politics. In a childish tantrum Stark ranted: "You don't have money to fund the war or children. 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."
Disgusting rhetoric and behavior, but this is the evil spirit of the mad left roiling to the surface, spewing out and destroying any dignity, decorum and decency it comes in contact with.
House Republican Leader John Boehner issued the following statement: "Our troops in Iraq are fighting against al-Qaeda and other radical jihadists hellbent on killing the people we are sent here to represent. Congressman Stark's statement dishonors not only the Commander-in-Chief, but the thousands of courageous men and women of America's armed forces who believe in their mission and are putting their lives on the line for our freedom and security. Congressman Stark should retract his statement and apologize to the House, our Commander-in-Chief, and the families of our soldiers and commanders fighting terror overseas."
Whatever measures can be taken against Stark for this intolerable outburst should be pursued and to the extreme. The man is unfit to serve this nation in any capacity.