This is the madness that oozes from our House of Representatives and the Republican Party. Our old friend Rep. Steve King is palling around with G. Gordon Liddy these days, brewing a nasty cauldron of hate to "see if it will come to a boil."
If it does, I only hope it spews its poison back on King and Liddy.
This is a clip from King's appearance on Liddy's show. It begins with Liddy referencing Mexicans and ice cream cones and segues into King being "offended" by Holder and the President.
King: When you look at this administration, I'm offended by Eric Holder and the President also, their posture. It looks like Eric Holder said that white people in America are cowards when it comes to race. And I don't know what the basis of that is but I'm not a coward when it comes to that and I'm happy to talk about these things and I think we should. But the President has demonstrated that he has a default mechanism in him that breaks down the side of race - on the side that favors the black person.
I see. A default mechanism. Got it. As if this wasn't bad enough, today King went on Radio Iowa to defend his comments.
During an interview on the G. Gordon Liddy talk show, King said President Obama has a “default mechanism” that “favors the black person.” King also accused U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder of not pursuing a series of cases because those accused were minorities.
“I have no regrets about what I said. I stand by what I said because what I said is accurate. It’s factual,” King said during a telephone interview with Radio Iowa late this afternoon. “I think the president should answer and Attorney General Holder should answer for the justice department being used in the way it is, but what I said was accurate and it was objective.”
Hmmm. What part is factual? The part about prosecutions or the part about default mechanisms?
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. "
These are just a few examples. Who is it with the default mechanism on minorities? Projection, much, Representative King?
Just in case you thought it was safe to be something other than white in this country, Steve King wants to make you a little nervous:
“I actually, when this first popped…I told my people here that handle my media: ‘Let’s let this cook for a couple of days and see if this pot will come to a boil,’” King said. “I don’t want to put it away in the first day because I think the American people need to have this debate about what appears to me to be an inclination on the part of the White House and the justice department and perhaps others within the administration to break on the side of favoritism with regard to race.”
Whacko racism isn't new in this country at all. But it's really disturbing when it comes from someone who is involved in forming the laws of our land. Really disturbing.