About a month ago Rep, Omar made a comment about AIPAC and the MSM went batcrap crazy calling it antisemitism (actually it was not but the MSM wants to poke that toad)…..
When a true bigot and racist and bigot gets very little press, Rep. Stephen King of Iowa…..just a few of the verbage from this d/bag….
Rack up another racially tinged remark for Steve King. The Iowa representative Thursday compared Iowa flood victims to Hurricane Katrina victims in New Orleans in 2005—and the Iowans come out a little better in his eyes, CNN reports. “Here’s what FEMA tells me. We go to a place like New Orleans, and everybody’s looking around saying, ‘Who’s going to help me? Who’s going to help me?'” he said at a town hall in Charter Oak, Iowa (see Facebook video here). “We go to a place like Iowa, and we go, we go see, knock on the door at, say, I’ll make up a name, John’s place, and say, ‘John, you got water in your basement, we can write you a check, we can help you.'”
“And John will say, ‘Well, wait a minute, let me get my boots. It’s Joe that needs help. Let’s go down to his place and help him.'” He went on to say FEMA is “always gratified when they come and see Iowans take care of each other.” FEMA, however, wasn’t quite on board: “@SteveKingIA’s recent comments about @FEMA comparing recovery efforts are inaccurate,” tweets FEMA spokeswoman Lizzie Litzow. Louisiana lawmakers also struck back, with House Minority Whip Steve Scalise calling King’s remarks “absurd and offensive,” while CNN notes that Katrina killed over 1,500 in Louisiana alone, a far higher death toll that the few victims of flooding in Iowa and Nebraska. King recently turned heads by asking how “white nationalist” and “white supremacist” became offensive terms, the Hill recalls.
King just cannot keep his mouth shut……
Congressman Steve King has been lobbying to have his House committeeships restored after he was stripped of them over incendiary comments, notes Roll Call. This won’t help. The Iowa conservative posted a jokey meme about a modern civil war. King has since deleted the post, but you can see it at various sites, including the Hill. It reads: “Folks keep talking about another civil war; one side has about 8 trillion bullets while the other side doesn’t know which bathroom to use.” King then added his own line, “Wonder who would win,” accompanied by a smirking emoji. The image shows two robot-like figures fighting, one blue, one red, each made up of states based on their political leanings.
Both Roll Call and the Washington Post note that King apparently didn’t realize that his own state, Iowa, is in blue, not the side he would pick in that fight. King has not commented about the image or his decision to delete, but he took lots of flak almost immediately. King “isn’t actually COMMITTING treason, but he is fomenting and inciting it,” tweeted Harvard law professor Laurence Tribe. “Ample reason to expel him” from the House. King lost his committeeships over a quote to the New York Times—he insists he was misrepresented—in which he said, “White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization—how did that language become offensive?”
It is WRONG to equate Nationalism with patriotism.
Then King gets attacked with a glass of water…..
Iowa congressman Steve King may be used to hearing criticism over controversial statements, but that criticism took a much more personal turn on Friday. Police in Fort Dodge, Iowa, arrested a man after they say he threw a glass of water on King at a restaurant, reports KCCI. Blake Gibbins, 26, went to the table where King was eating lunch with a group of people and threw the water when King confirmed he was the GOP congressman, say police, per ABC News. Gibbins faces charges of simple assault and disorderly conduct.
Police say the attack was politically motivated, but they didn’t mention specifics. Most recently, King has taken flak for unfavorably comparing victims of Hurricane Katrina with victims of natural disasters in Iowa, with critics accusing him of playing on racial stereotypes. Before that, he got into hot water in Congress for his comments on white nationalism.
I dislike the toad King but Being attacked in an eatery is just wrong…..you can attack him verbally but not physically….
Still waiting for a more in-depth analysis of King’s racism and bigotry……and I wait……
Speaking of AIPAC…..
Several Democratic presidential candidates will skip the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s policy conference this year after a prominent progressive group called on them to boycott the event.
Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., will all ditch the conference, the Associated Press reported, and a spokesman for former Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-Texas, told NBC News that he also will not attend.
Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, will not be going, The Jewish Week reported, and former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro also won’t show, according to HuffPost.
Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, who is considering running for president as an independent, will also skip the conference, the Associated Press reported.
WE will see who gets the cash……and if these people do not then maybe the statement months ago, deemed antisemitic, is accurate.
Just a thought!
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