August 14, 2014

I know I was waiting with baited (!) breath for Rep. Steve King's reaction to the state-sponsored mayhem in Ferguson. Weren't you? Wait no more, it's arrived.

Right Wing Watch:

King, of course, saw no need for such an investigation, claiming that these members of the CBC are basically "saying don't enforce the law," linking the issue to the sporadic looting and vandalism that has taken place by asserting that there is no need to racially profile those responsible for those actions because they are all black.

"This idea of no racial profiling," King said, "I've seen the video. It looks to me like you don't need to bother with that particular factor because they all appear to be of a single origin, I should say, a continental origin might be the way to phrase that."

"I just reject race-based politics, identity politics" King concluded. "I think we're all God's children. We all should be held to the same standards and the same level of behavior":

Which is why he should be speaking those words of condemnation to those of his own "continental origin." Or did he miss last night's party on the streets, where police tear-gassed journalists and unleashed sonar cannons on the people standing with their hands in the air?

King's statement is too stupid to respond to with facts. I understand that. But everyone listening should have no doubt about who he is and what he believes about race relations in this country. Assume the worst of him as he leads the right-wing retreat away from immigration reform.

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