Pete Stark (D-CA Alameda, etc) on the Limits of Federal Power: There are None

Elected 18 times to "serve" CA's 13th District, Congressman Pete Stark was asked at a Town Hall what the Federal Government can not do. Let's take a peek into the mind of a mild mannered yet Radical Socialist Revolutionary, shall we?

In case you can't get the video, Pete Stark (D-CA) says,

- "The Federal Government can do most anything in this country." and

- "I think that there are very few Constitutional rules that would prevent the Federal Government from rules that would affect your private life."


Unknown said...

I am appalled that this moron is serving Calif. What an arrogant SERVANT of the people's govn't!

W.C. Varones said...


It's nice that even in a loony-left district, the crowd still has a hazy memory that we used to have a Constitution and it used to mean something.

Sic Ibid said...

WC, I took the same from the video. If you watch the entire video, you'll see that the people were really asking intelligent, important, fundamental, and challenging questions, and they were citing the Constitution with some specificity. Of course, Stark is utterly removed from it all. He doesn't care one bit. He acts like Bill Murray's character in "Lost in Translation", when he shows up to do shoot that commercial in Japan. Stark is just completely disinterested here, and not nearly as funny as Murray.

W.C. Varones said...

I recently talked to a long-time Congressional staffer. He said you wouldn't believe how many of these old farts are senile/Alzheimer's/etc (e.g. Hank "the island of Guam is going to tip over" Johnson).

Looks like Pete Stark is a pretty good example of that. Even if he's always been a fascist, surely he could hide it and articulate excuses better before he started losing his mind.

Negocios Loucos said...

Wow that's a whole lotta dissing on the East Bay'ers WC and SI. I'll have you know that they recently repealed the law against show laces and we can all throw our Velcro Zips away!

Sic Ibid said...

Now, that's good comedy, NL.

Happy Super Tuesday!