Conservatives aren't laughing at a California Democrat's dismissive remarks to an anti-illegal immigration activist at a recent town hall.
CNN's Political Ticker notes, "Rep. Pete Stark must like going viral, at least amongst his conservative detractors."
"Who are you going to kill today?" is how he solicited a question from a self-proclaimed Minuteman - the volunteer organization, which tries to prevent illegal crossings of the U.S. border - at a recent town hall meeting in Fremont, California. It went from there.
The questioner continued, seen on a video posted by The Golden Gate Minuteman on Youtube, questioning the California Democrat over what the government will do to "to seal our borders so that we're a solvent country again."
Stark's answer: "We can't get enough Minuteman armed. We'd like to get all the Minuteman armed so they could stop shooting the people here," Stark said.
The questioner defended himself: "That's not our job Ã¢â‚¬â€œ we're just citizens looking for the United States government to constitutionally protect us."
"We'll try to get you some more arms and get you down there to shoot people," Stark responded.
CNN notes that "[i]n September of last year [Stark] told a man he wouldn't 'waste the urine' to pee on his leg.
"'I don't have to make fun of you, sir, you do a fine job all by yourself,' Stark retorted later referring to the questioner as a 'wacko,'" CNN adds about the Minuteman confrontation.
In 2007, Stark accused President Bush of sending troops to Iraq "to get their heads blown off for the president's amusement."
He also once called former Colorado Republican Rep. Scott McInnis a "fruitcake."
Suggesting that Minute Men are Ã¢â‚¬Å“killing peopleÃ¢â‚¬Â (not true Ã¢â‚¬â€œ they donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t carry) and that our borders are secure (also obviously not true) Pete Stark ridicules a constituent when he demands to know why the government isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t doing its job in securing the borders
This arrogant condescending SOB deserves to be voted out of office. What a shameful display of behavior over such a serious issue. What disrespect and contempt for his constituents.
He kept taunting them as a Ã¢â‚¬Å“devilÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s advocateÃ¢â‚¬Â, saying sarcastically they should arm the Minute Men so they can kill more people and then suggested everyone should have more guns. The Minute Men have never killed anyone, but our towns along the border are being taken over by the self-described Latino Marxist Revolutionaries who run drugs and traffic humans, destroy property, and kidnap and kill.
At her eponymous blog, conservative pundit/author Michelle Malkin complains that "Stark pissed all over voters concerned about border security" with his flippancy, blogging, "Just when I think Pete Stark Raving Mad canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t sink any lower in his vulgar contempt for voters, he sinks ever lower again."