Rep. Pete Stark – the gift that keeps on giving (E-Verify video)

This guy seems either totally confused, or thinks this town hall meeting is above him and totally unnecessary since – of course – he knows EVERYTHING and the little people know nothing. Could Rep. Pete Stark (D-Calif.) be such a fool?

I really am not quite sure if the guy is being sarcastic or suffering from dementia. He says E-Verify is what “the Arizona issue is all about.” The audience seems to want to help the guy out explaining how the system works and why it is in place.

Their efforts to guide the congressman, well … fail.

E-Verify program is voluntary for some companies and mandatory for others. Either way, federal law requires employers to only employ individuals who may legally work in the United States. E-Verify is one of the tools employers can use to help ensure a prospective employee can legally work in the country.

Of course, there is that huge problem with the E-Verify system that may ‘approve’ more than half of illegal aliens who are run through the system. The big issue seems to be identity theft, which happens to be a federal crime.

Come to think of it, since the federal system is letting half of all illegals through the system, shouldn’t Stark be happy about that?

Hat tip to Michelle Malkin, with video provided by the Golden Gate Minutemen and Bay Area Patriots who seem to be quite the thorn in the side of the California congressman … go get ’em, and Remember in November.


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  1. GdavidH on August 3, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    This man is an idiot. Who votes for him repeatedly??? Does he actually believe he's the only one in the room siding with the constitution???

    I would love to see a campaign add from him so I could evaluate how he cons people into voting for him. 

  2. Dimsdale on August 3, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    Given current events and legislation, I wonder just how atypical he is of our "representatives".   Whatever little knowledge he has of the Constitution is no doubt used to defeat it.  His condescending attitude, with grins and a general disregard for the mood of the audience, was particularly galling, and he isn't even my congresscritter!  I had the definite feeling he was daydreaming or having a stroke, given the mumbling and confused answers.


    I was torn between thinking I was watching either Mr. Magoo or Elmer Fudd.

  3. cherwin on August 3, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    Sadly he is one of many. They are a bunch of delusional boneheads. They are so wrapped up in the position they hold they don't know how to act like a normal person.

    It is sickening everytime I see one of these bafoons and realize that they are making decisions and policies for this country. Is it any wonder that we are in the mess we are in?

  4. Lynn on August 4, 2010 at 2:55 am

    Yeah know, if he just said, "I don't know". I could understand. If he actually let those people explain the real world to him and showed he cared about his responsibility.

    Please, please everyone in Connecticut, go to debates, forums and coffees, find out about these bozos. Pick a candidate and help them. Many people that are running now are neophytes to the political world. We don't want them getting their advice from the Spinmeisters and the professional political machine. They NEED YOU, real people to tell them what YOU want. They need money, of course. But I have seen grass root efforts work. Call your friends, urge them to meet your candidate. Take them to fairs, coffee shops and community functions introduce them around and wear their buttons. It's NOT too late.

  5. Dimsdale on August 4, 2010 at 3:42 am

    But remember!!  It is Palin that is the idiot.  /sarcasm

  6. BEA on August 4, 2010 at 4:44 am

    GUYS!!!!!!  Come on…that cannot be real!!!!  I feel horrible for this man…he honestly has no clue, maybe dementia, or he's got to be on medication.  He's got to be!!!!  I'm not kidding.  I went back to watch it a second time…I can't do it.  The audience is more aware and knowledgeable than Mr. Stark.  How on earth can this be????  What rational human being could possibly think that verifying someone's citizen status before giving them a job is unconstitutional????

  7. brianh on August 5, 2010 at 10:54 am

    In all seriousness…I've watched a couple of these videos closely and could believe that Rep Stark has experienced mini-strokes and suffers from vascular dementia.


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