September 12, 2009
Townhall videoclip of the week courtesy of Rep Pete Stark (D-CA) in Fremont, California.
It’s not the Pledge of Allegiance, not screaming and asking what planet a constituent is on, not a whispered shutup lady so I can move on – this invoves an old codger and body functions. By now the politicians know it’s being videotaped so he answers in YouTubeable fashion. No matter what he would have said it would have made it.
Video STEVE KEMP, Conservative, Minnutemen, Tea Partier via cvminutemen
You mucked up everything you got your hands on. Final line is: Mr Congressman, don’t pee on my leg and tell me it’s raining.
Audience clapped and laughed.
CONGRESSMAN PETE STARK (D-CA):
Well, I wouldn’t dignify you by peeing on your leg. It wouldn’t be worth wasting the urine.
Some claps — most booed. The old guy was just using a saying – Stark was outright rude on par with Barney Frank.
Gets a quetion about proof of citizenship…an ongoing theme. Gonna need it for healthcare but not to run the country. He says going to an ER there wouldn’t be a demand for citizenship. He wouldn’t dignify the elderly gent but he’ll swear at the elderly woman.
CONGRESSMAN PETE STARK:
I don’t know how the hell I would prove my citizenship if I had to if I had a heart attack and they hauled me off.
Hello. You already do. When you register to be treated, you show your insurance card and your license.
You think we should require everyone to have proof of citizenship?
Loud round of applause.
What they don’t seem to realize that no matter what the insurance plans end up being – the ER physicians have to evaluate everyone who comes to the ER. It’s not going to change that much appreciably – in fact it will probably worsen it.
Folks ask a bunch of questions and then a man brings up two different emails from Stark.
My question is: Were you lying then, or are you lying now?
You must come from South Carolina.
And whether you think I’m a liar or not, I still wanna get your input and I’ll make up how I’m gonna lie about it after I get it.
Somehow I don’t think that will require much effort.