Skip to comments.Return of the chicken hawks
Posted on 10/23/2007 7:46:23 AM PDT by SmithL
Rep. Pete Stark, D-Fremont, has become the Democrats' Ann Coulter - he keeps saying things that aggrandize him while discrediting his political persuasion.
Last week, after President Bush vetoed a bill to expand the State Children's Health Insurance Program to cover not only poor but also middle-class children, Stark accused Republicans of wanting "to blow up innocent people if we can get enough kids to grow old enough for you to send them to Iraq to get their heads blown off for the president's amusement." Speaker Nancy Pelosi rebuked Stark for his "inappropriate" comments.
Stark then issued a new statement: "I have nothing but respect for our brave men and women in uniform and wish them the very best. But I respect neither the commander in chief who keeps them in harm's way nor the chicken hawks in Congress who vote to deny children health care."
Careful, congressman, you might want to think twice about calling folks chicken hawks. It's not in your party's interest.
Sure, in 2004 Democrats hurled the "chicken hawk" epithet at George W. Bush, who took America to war in Iraq even though he only served as a pilot in the Air National Guard. Then-Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe, who had no apparent qualms about President Bill Clinton's evasion of the draft, charged that Bush was "AWOL" during Vietnam.
You see, Democrats had nominated John F. Kerry, a decorated Vietnam combat veteran, who had voted for the Iraq war resolution. So, just years after President Clinton put U.S. forces into the former Yugoslavia and sent bombers over Iraq, Democrats argued that only a combat vet was suited to serve in the White House and put U.S. troops in harm's way. In that mind set, Kerry addressed the Democratic National Convention in martial terms:...
(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...
“Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe, who had no apparent qualms about President Bill Clinton’s evasion of the draft, charged that Bush was “AWOL” during Vietnam.”
I used to point this out to the libs over on the Yahoo boards (R.I.P.)
As usual, they had no response.
“Speaker Nancy Pelosi rebuked Stark for his “inappropriate” comments.”
Of course, she didn’t do it until AFTER the media jumped on Starks insane remarks. She THANKED him immediately after they were made.
And, ahem, SF Comical (who runs the SF Gate website) — Ann Coulter is a writer - Pete Stark is in a position of responsibility in government. They are NOT the same thing.
Now I say, I say, hold on there boy....you need to slow down. Nice boy but about as sharp as a bowling ball.
This article ought to start those San Francisco tongues wagging that weren’t already wagging.
Ann Coulter is a private citizen.....Stark is an elected official, it is not quite the same. Stark should apologize and step down.
That F-102 that President Bush flew in the National Guard was known as the Widow Maker. I would like to have seen any of those people who hate him fly one. Even that a-hole Tom Harkin.
Pelosi thought they were “inappropriate” because they hurt the Dems, not because they were inaccurate.
Better a chicken hawk than a Pelosi Turkey Vulture.
I miss Warner Brothers cartoons. Those were some of the best.
“I miss Warner Brothers cartoons. Those were some of the best.”
Definitely better than the crap that’s on now. I introduced my son to Speed Racer and Tom and Jerry recently...he LOVES them.
Why was it called the Widow Maker? It was very unstable in flight?
Chickenhawks Clinton and Obama would also be dis-qualified from talking about war.
Whenever I listen to Fred Barnes or Bill Kristol—”chickenhawks” is exactly what comes to mind.
LOL this is a keeper... I can't wait for them to retire to some gated community.
you got that right. You had to be on it all the time. If not you would be in the dirt. It was one of the first delta wing fighters.
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