Rep. Steve King is the epitome of the disgusting Bircher-Randian megalomaniacs that have overtaken the Republican party. Day after day, he says things so unseemly that I wonder if Congress might cause his health-hazardous remarks to be stricken from our ears. In his latest transgression, he uses babies born in trash cans to defend his positions on HCR repeal.
Testifying that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional before an emergency Rules Committee meeting on the GOP's repeal bill this morning, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) offered a very specific argument.
"There've always been," King said, "babies that were born, lived, and died within the jurisdictions of the individual states, who never cross a state line, access no health care, and therefore do not impact interstate commerce."
When Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) challenged King to "find the baby that was not born at a hospital or with a midwife, who did not receive inoculations," King upped the ante. "I hate to tell you, but they show up in garbage cans around this country, sir
This man is a shameless product of the conservative mind that has been radicalizing the GOP since the rise of Goldwater. That mind is destroying the political process in our country, not to mention helping create a zombie army of brainless idiots.
Speaking of default mechanisms, let's review Steve King's record.
- October, 2009: ...the hate crimes bill results in a "pedophile protection act," and is meant to create "thought crimes" and protect "sexual idiosyncrasies."
- February, 2010: "It’s sad the incident in Texas happened, but by the same token, it’s an agency that is unnecessary and when the day comes when that is over and we abolish the IRS, it’s going to be a happy day for America." (Referencing the attack on the Austin IRS office that killed one agent)
- March, 2010: King declared that a peaceful uprising, a la the successful overthrowing of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia on the streets of Prague in 1989 "would be fine with me."
- May, 2010: "Gay people should stop wearing their sexuality on their sleeve."
- May, 2010: "The ACLU, SEIU and the Muslim American Society are calling the shots at the Justice Department. The 'draft complaint' DOJ has prepared to challenge the Arizona law is a 'cut & paste' version of the class-action lawsuit the ACLU filed in United States District Court on May 17th. "
And here's a few more.