Friday, October 19, 2007

Congressman Pete Stark on "Bad Sam" Graves

Here's what the Congressman from California's 13th District has to say about people like Sam Graves:
First of all, I'm just amazed they can't figure out, the Republicans are worried we can't pay for insuring an additional 10 million children. They sure don't care about finding $200 billion to fight the illegal war in Iraq. Where ya gonna get that money? You going to tell us lies like you're telling us today? Is that how you're going to fund the war? 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. This bill would provide healthcare for 10 million children and unlike the President's own kids, these children can't see a doctor or receive necessary care. [...]

But President Bush's statements about children's health shouldn't be taken any more seriously than his lies about the war in Iraq. The truth is that Bush just likes to blow things up. In Iraq, in the United States and in Congress.
Believe it or not, Sam Graves still voted against insuring children. He needs to go. If you're outraged, go here to make a contribution to Kay Barnes.

Labels: , ,

17 Comments:

Blogger Bull E. Vard said...

Sam Graves voted against the government insuring kids in households above the poverty line and paying for it by taxing the poor. A pretty brave vote in my book because you can characterize it by saying "he voted against insuring kids".

10/19/2007 10:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Voting to keep kids off insurance they can't afford is brave? Funding it with a method that would, in itself, have public health benefits, is wrong?

Do you know what the poverty line is? Have you ever tried to raise children on a poverty budget? Do you believe that only the most destitute and the most fortunate children deserve decent health care?

Sam Graves, "bravely" harming children. Yes, indeed, that is a brave thing to do. Especially when Kay Barnes is there for decent people to vote for.

10/19/2007 10:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

'Illegal War' taints enything else this guy writes

10/19/2007 12:41 PM  
Blogger Capt. Geoffrey Spaulding said...

Heh- now the Republicrats are "demanding" an apology for those remarks.

Funny- I have demanded an apology from Republicrats for several years now- for running America headlong into a bridge abutment....

-Groucho

10/19/2007 1:47 PM  
Blogger les said...

Hey, thanks for the bull, vard.

10/19/2007 5:15 PM  
Anonymous travelingal said...

Despicable statement used to raise money for Barnes. I'm not sure Barnes would associate herself with that statement.

Even Pelosi issued statement against what Stark said.
http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5ifc9ATNAgcr4tfkoAW2ZXonnf6jQD8SCIR5O0

10/19/2007 6:28 PM  
Blogger Dan said...

We'll see if Barnes issues refunds. I hope not - Graves deserves whatever condemnation he receives for supporting Bush in his assault on the health of children . . .

Didn't get your email about coming to the party, Travelingal! I hope you'll be joining us.

10/20/2007 9:05 AM  
Blogger Dan said...

You, too, Les.

10/20/2007 9:07 AM  
Blogger Dee said...

"...supporting Bush in his assault on the health of children."

Nice twisting of the truth. I doubt Barnes is going to raise much money using the beyond the pale words of Pete Stark except from the Moveon.org types she's already gotten money from.

10/20/2007 12:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A Congressman who allows his frustration to override his good sense is not helping anyone. Using that kind of language completely derails the debate and allows the republicans to focus on "for the president's amusement" instead of the health care issue.
Shame on you, Congressman, for your lack of self-discipline.

10/20/2007 12:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did Graves also poison the water, kill the ederly help facilitate global warming?

10/20/2007 7:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here Dan, another quote from another lunatic. You seem to like them.

"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."

10/20/2007 7:30 PM  
Blogger thepaintman said...

How ridiculous this sounds about Bush not giving money to insure kids but yet there is still abortion in this country.


I'm voting for Graves.

10/20/2007 10:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I DO NOT want to pay for insurance for kida in a $80,000 income out of my SSI and pension. A reasonable goal would be $40,000 for us in the 20-40 thou range. Maybe there is so any of us is why the hit.

Old and not forgetful

Me to for Graves

10/21/2007 10:42 PM  
Blogger Dan said...

How many people at $80k get covered? How many people are in those families? Why would they go with this program if "socialized medicine" is so horrible?

And, if you won't want to pay for it, stop smoking.

10/21/2007 11:00 PM  
Anonymous Rob said...

"Even Pelosi issued statement against what Stark said."

Yes well Pelosi should be fired. We voted in the Democrats to make a change and we did not get what we voted for.

As far as the statement

"'Illegal War' taints enything else this guy writes"

The war is illegal. We entered into it under false pretense. The executive branch lied to congress as well as the American people.

"A Congressman who allows his frustration to override his good sense is not helping anyone. Using that kind of language completely derails the debate and allows the republicans to focus on "for the president's amusement" instead of the health care issue.
Shame on you, Congressman, for your lack of self-discipline."

Did you also chastise Cheney when he told Pat Leahy to go F#$K himself? Or John Boehner when he said that the 3800 dead soldiers were a "A small price to pay"?

Simple fact is that Bush can allow more money to be lost and unaccounted for in Iraq than we are asking fro to insure Americas children. As for the poverty level, it varies among states and I don't think 80,000 is very much a year when I pay about 40,000 a year just for my family to have a roof, food, and clothes.

10/24/2007 6:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not only is Sam Graves denying poor children, but he is running ads like this (see below) instead of getting anything productive done in Washington.
http://tpmelectioncentral.talkingpointsmemo.com/2008/05/gop_congressmans_ad_hits_oppon.php

5/20/2008 3:15 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home