Ed Driscoll

Stark's Raving Again

Sadly, for Fortney “Pete” Stark, this is staying classy:

A key House liberal suggested Thursday that party moderates who’ve pushed for changes in health care legislation are “brain dead” and out for insurance company campaign donations.

Moderate Blue Dog Democrats “just want to cause trouble,” said Rep. Pete Stark, D-Calif., who heads the health subcommittee on the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee.

“They’re for the most part, I hate to say, brain dead, but they’re just looking to raise money from insurance companies and promote a right-wing agenda that is not really very useful in this whole process,” Stark told reporters on a conference call.

At least now they’re simply “brain dead”, he “hates” to say, as opposed to some of Pete’s previous rhetoric, which has included such politically correct language such as “fruitcake” and a “****sucker.”