Wednesday, October 24, 2007

The Swamp: Rep. Stark apologizes for sharp anti-Bush remark

Am I the only one who thinks that Congress could get a lot more done if they stopped wasting time crafting resolutions to commend, condemn, and censure people and offering pointless apologies? Whether it's Rush Limbaugh, or MoveOn.org, or Pete Stark, I don't give a crap about official condemnation of their words, or about silly apologies* they were forced to give. You have more fucking important things to do. Especially with this week being Islamo-Facism Awareness Week.


* Seriously, he apologized to the troops? For what exactly? None of his comments in any way disparaged the troops.

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6 comments:

Chris Howard said...

I was unfamiliar with Stark, but I now have no respect for him after that spineless, shameful apology. I could have accepted him explaining his remarks while not retracting them. Politics is politics. His voice cracking was probably the sound of his self-respect shattering.

Rob said...

Any attack on Bush is a attack on the troops, or so the right wing feeble mind thinks. This way any disagreement with the Bush administration, can be classified as Anti-Patriotism, because he is the troops guy!

Toast said...

I have no problem with apologies as long as it's Republicans making them. But it's not. Ever. It's always a Democrat apologizing, usually for saying something completely accurate that needed to be said. Meanwhile, loathesome Republican toads can say whatever they want and they're never required to apologize for it.

John Howard said...

I have no problem with apologies as long as it's Republicans making them.

Well, if they have any sincere ones to offer, that's one thing. But if they're forced to apologize through public outcry, then I don't want to hear that either. But yes, it would be nice if people would care as much about all the horrible shit they say and do as they seem to about the legitimate things that Democrats say. But it all goes back to the Democrats being spineless. They're too afraid to stand behind what they say, even when it's accurate. The Republicans, on the other hand, stand by whatever they say, even when it's completely stupid and ridiculous.

Chris Howard said...

Yeah, did Limbaugh ever apologize for his phone soldier thing?

maurinsky said...

John, I 100% agree with you that these sort of resolutions are a complete waste of time. I mean, really, I almost don't give a crap what any of them say, I only care about what they do, which is often either completely at odds with what they say or much, much worse than what they say.