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Invisibleluvdemshrooms
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Liberal Double Standars
    #1766369 - 07/31/03 04:37 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

I think this article strikes so close to the truth it's scarey. Look at what happened to Trent Lott, makes a toast at a party (it was stupid), and he's gone. Yet Byrd can say nigger on TV, and nothing happens to him.

This is more of the same and I don't like it.






The foul-mouthed poster boy for liberal double standards


http://www.NewsAndOpinion.com | Rep. Fortney "Pete" Stark (D-Calif.) is the foul-mouthed poster boy for Liberal Double Standards.


There he was on Capitol Hill last week, sounding more like Eminem than an eminent lawmaker, hurling epithets such as "fruitcake" and "c--ks----r" at Republicans during a mark-up session on pension funds legislation of all things.


Most of the mainstream media coverage of the fracas has focused on the handling of the meeting by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Bill Thomas , who is accused by Democrats of summoning Capitol Hill police to the scene in order to prevent them from meeting in a committee library to discuss procedural objections.


But while Beltway types squabble about whether Thomas was technically out of order, Stark's blatantly thuggish behavior has once again gotten a pass from the establishment Left.


According to an official committee transcript, Stark physically taunted fellow Ways and Means Committee member Scott McInnis (R-Colorado) while Thomas attempted to hold a voice vote on the bill at hand. In response to McInnis' demand that Thomas be quiet while the bill was being read, Stark blurted out: "[O]h, you think you are big enough to make me, you little wimp? Come on. Come over here and make me. I dare you.''


Further goading McInnis, a married Republican gentleman, Stark lashed out: "You little fruitcake. You little fruitcake. I said you are a fruitcake." According to Fox News Channel, witnesses say Stark then hurled a 10-letter homophobic insult at Thomas better suited for an anti-gay rap records than the Congressional Record. Stark's press office refused to answer my questions on the record about these remarks.


Homosexual rights groups, whose fax machines and phone lines would have been on fire had the comments been made by any prominent conservative, shrugged at Stark's remarks. "I think he meant nothing by it," Human Rights Campaign official Winnie Stachelberg told Fox News. In his own defense, Stark claims "fruitcake means inept, crazy, a nut cake to me."


No word on what liberally construed definition Stark cites for "c-ks----r."


And no word of protest from magazine writers at The Advocate, who went ballistic when "antigay" Texas Rangers baseball player John Rocker called a couple of restaurant patrons who were harassing him last summer "fruitcakes."


The silence over Stark is no surprise. Liberals have long looked the other way at Stark's bigoted boorishness over the course of his three decades in public office. In 1995, when he called Rep. Nancy Johnson (R-Connecticut) a "whore" for the insurance industry and suggested that her knowledge of health care came solely from "pillow talk" with her physician husband, not a single Democrat objected. Not a single of the proud feminists on Capitol Hill signed a letter, supported by 35 Republican House members, demanding that Stark apologize.


Nor did the Congressional Black Caucus emit a peep when Stark lambasted former Bush I Health and Human Services Secretary Louis Sullivan, an accomplished doctor and medical researcher, as "a disgrace to his race and his profession" because he opposed Stark's socialist health care schemes. "I guess I should feel ashamed because Congressman Stark thinks I am not a 'good Negro,"' Sullivan observed after the 1990 incident. "As a Cabinet member who has spent almost four decades of my life dedicated to healing, ... (I) am unable to express my own views without being subject to race-based criticism by those who are not ready to accept independent thinking by a black man."


Then there was the time Stark attacked former conservative California state welfare director Eloise Anderson in 1999 as a baby-killer, complaining at a public forum that she would "kill children if she had her way" simply because she opposed cradle-to-grave government welfare entitlements. Not a single, finger-wagging editorial from the media elite about the need for decorum and decent behavior in public debate appeared in either the California or national op-ed pages.


The lesson couldn't be more stark: Only the self-anointed preachers of tolerance and civility on the Left can have their fruitcake and eat it, too.



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Re: Liberal Double Standars [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #1766524 - 07/31/03 05:17 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

This guy is a dipshit. No doubt about it.

And since he's a democrat, who has yet to be fired (and let me just point out that Trent Lott did not lose his job, he was simply asked to step down and majority leader - an honorary position), that means, of course, that there is a "liberal double standard" for which we should all feel deeply ashamed.

Dude, you make some good points every so often, but you are so full of rhetoric-as-fact that it makes my head spin.


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Re: Liberal Double Standars [Re: GernBlanston]
    #1766554 - 07/31/03 05:23 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

I should have been more clear on what I meant by "gone".

I don't think I've claimed any rhetoric-as-fact.


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that means, of course, that there is a "liberal double standard" for which we should all feel deeply ashamed.



Glad you agree.  :wink:

Do you not think that had a republican said this, that there wouldn't be a major outcry? I do think so. (notice the key-word "think") I'd hate to be accused of spouting rhetoric-as-fact.


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You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity. What one person receives without working for another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for that my dear friend is the beginning of the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it. ~ Adrian Rogers


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Re: Liberal Double Standars [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #1767061 - 07/31/03 08:10 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

There are plenty of biggots in Congress, and it's never excusable, but there's a difference with Trent Lott: he was Senate Majority Leader. That puts him a bit more in the spotlight than other Congressmen, thus his remarks recieved more press coverage. That's also probably why the same comments didn't recieve press coverage when he said them about 20 years ago.


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