I understand that people will hold different opinions than I do. I am actually interested in hearing what other people think, and sometimes I learn something that can alter my own views. Pete Stark does not listen or think, and in this video, illustrates perfectly everything that is currently wrong in our government.
He mocks the citizens, insults them and what makes this particularly maddening, is that he is not even responding to what they are actually saying to him. He is having a dialog with a non-existent caricature of his perceived political opponents, when real, live people are trying to get a straight answer to real problems.
Instead they get nonsensical gibberish.
What a complete and total LOSER!
And I have to say, people in Alameda, San Leandro, Union City, Fremont and Hayward - is this the best you can do? This guy? I know y'all are busy running around up there in the bay area patting yourselves on the back for being so much smarter than everybody else in the country, but this guy totally blows it for you.
If you want to pull off the arrogance thing, you need somebody who doesn't hold conversations with non-entities. I am sure his blathering goes over just dandy at the organic potlucks and hippie-fests, where the only response he gets is the rattle emanating from the group of synchronously nodding pea-brains, but as soon as a few words are strung together in the form of a question, it just all falls apart.
And frankly, it is just irresponsible to let this yokel loose on the rest of us. You may not believe it, but there are problems in need of immediate attention that are not going to benefit from the usual recitation of "progressive" platitudes and subsequent Starbucks coffee order.