Steve King Strikes Again!

The collective maturity level of the republicans in Congress is somewhere around that of a third-grader.  The one that blipped onto my radar tonight is none other than Representative Steve King, who was already awarded the Idiot of the Week award in March, but apparently that was not good enough for him and he is now working toward the coveted Idiot of the Year award!  What has he done now? Two things, actually … the man is a multi-tasking idiot!

He is threatening Democrats in Congress that if they don’t stop talking about Russia and the ongoing, ever-expanding investigation into the Trump campaign’s connection, he will initiate a new investigation into Hillary Clinton.  During a CNN interview yesterday morning, days after the news broke about Don Trump, Jr. and his illicit meeting, King said …

“If this continues — this immobilization of the presidency over these kind of things — it’s gonna force Congress to do an investigation, a complete and thorough investigation, and that means go back all the way to the 650,000 emails of Anthony Weiner and look at Comey and his activities. What I’m saying is this, that the Comey investigation — now him picking the special counsel on top of it — on its face, appears to be collusion.”

First off, Special Counsel Robert Mueller was not chosen by Comey, but rather by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein after Trump fired Director Comey! King has apparently been sleeping through most of the past two months.

King is not the first to attempt to draw the media’s attention away from the Russian investigations by invoking the Clinton emails, however this was the most blatant attempt to bully, to threaten, that I have seen thus far.

But I said there were two things, so hold on …

“Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) is calling for using federal funding for Planned Parenthood and food stamps to help pay for President Trump’s southern border wall.” – The Hill, 12 July 2017

On Tuesday, the House Appropriations Committee introduced a spending bill that would allocate $1.6 billion toward building the wall separating the U.S. from Mexico. That is already $1.6 billion too much for an unnecessary wall that is not desired by the American people or Mexico, and which, contrary to Trump’s rhetoric, Mexico will not pay for, nor should they. But Steve King said he would prefer an additional $5 billion for the wall — and suggested taking the extra funding from Planned Parenthood and federal welfare programs.

“I would find half of a billion dollars of that right out of Planned Parenthood’s budget. And the rest of it could come out of food stamps and the entitlements that are being spread out for people that haven’t worked in three generations. We’ve got to put America back to work, this administration will do it.”

King went on to say that he believes the border wall would create millions of new jobs and reduce the amount of public assistance people would need. King added that food stamps were created to fight malnutrition but that the people who benefit from these programs are now overweight. If you are not growling yet, go back and read those last two sentences again.  Better yet, re-read the Idiot of the Week post.

One of his most egregious statements from that post was …

“You’ve got to keep your birth rate up, and that you need to teach your children your values. In doing so, you can grow your population, you can strengthen your culture, and you can strengthen your way of life. If you go down the road a few generations, or maybe centuries, with the inter-marriage, I’d like to see an America that is just so homogenous that we look a lot the same.”

He has voted against LGBT rights, against protections for animals, against immigrants, and even voted against aid in the wake of Hurricane Katrina!  Now he is against the poor also.  The man is a bigot and a white supremacist, yet the people of Iowa have voted him into office eight times.  If anyone reading this post lives in Iowa, you need to start now trying to awaken your fellow Iowans before next year’s mid-term elections, for this man has got to go!




40 thoughts on “Steve King Strikes Again!

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  2. Does this man really believe the things he is saying??? The one about the child needing to bond with his rapist father, so better not put the rapist in prison for too long … that almost made me choke. What kind of person comes up with such a reasoning?

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  3. Who is this bigoted wazzock? He sounds as though he’s advocating selective breeding and eugenics.
    Long prison sentences for rapists are unjust!??! Calves the size of cantaloupes through carrying marijuana?
    Anyway, historically Iowa is French / Spanish ~ so deal with that one Steve King.
    Jill, thanks for letting me in on the stupid end of American politics.
    Love ❤

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  4. Dear Jill,
    What has happened, is that it has become more acceptable to state racist views. This disease of racism is a lot more pervasive throughout this country than I would have liked to believe, and republicans with their silence are in effect condoning this.

    Two long time republicans, Joe Scarborough and George Will have openly and publicly announced their departure from the republican party to become registered as an independent because of this racist strain in the republican party.

    Hugs, Gronda

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    • In the words of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” I think that is one of the most apt quotes today.
      I always liked George Will, even though I often disagreed with his take on matters, but he was intelligent and respectful, so I have followed him for many years. I think it speaks volumes that he and Scarborough have changed their party affiliation due to DDT and his policies, rhetoric, and behaviour. That speaks volumes, I think.

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  5. Jill, my Congressman continues with the “Russian thing,” as the President calls it, being a media frenzy. As you note about Mr. King, there are Republican leaders in charge of these committees and the Special Prosecutor was appointed to investigate. And, as the nominated FBI Director Christopher Wray said yesterday, “I do not believe Robert Mueller is conducting a witchhunt.” He was under oath, as was Comey. Both are men of integrity and both hold Mueller in high regard, with Wray saying Mueller is a “straight shooter,” a term I would not use to describe Mr. King or Mr. Trump. Keith

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    • Yes, I think Christopher Wray will do nicely. I had concerns, primarily because of his prior affiliation with Chris Christie (who I used to greatly admire, but I now see him as a class A jerk!), but given his answers regarding the investigation and Mueller, I think he will do. I also read an article that back when he, Comey and Mueller were all in the DOJ, Mueller and Comey were ready to resign based on Alberto Gonzales and Andrew Card trying to force a hospitalized John Ashcroft to sign papers reauthorizing the domestic surveillance program. As Deputy AG, Comey was in charge, and there was some dirty pool there. When Wray found out that Mueller and Comey were set to resign over it, he went to them and said he would resign also. So yes, I think he has integrity, and that, at the moment, is in short supply in Washington!


    • Our entire country seems to be dystopian at the moment. I keep hoping to wake up from this nightmare, but so far no luck! I do love your expression “mouth-muck” though! I must remember that one, for it is so fitting!


  6. Right now I’m thinking Alzheimer’s with good old Steve. Either that or the good people of Iowa are under stress and losing ‘their’ minds. DT has the slogan “Make America Great Again”. Someone needs to start using the slogan “Make America Smart again”. Those people are forging bravely right into the 19th Century. I’ve lived a long time and have ‘never’ seen such a bunch of idiots in the White House as there is now. Those who are intelligent grownups–and there seem to be a few–should be afraid, very afraid. They’re greatly outnumbered. —- Suzanne

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    • I agree completely! I read earlier today that an increasing number of republicans think a college education is a bad thing … could this, perhaps, be part of the problem? The other thought I had is that since Iowa is an agricultural state, perhaps some of those chemicals they use on the crops have caused a restructuring of brain cells? I am at a loss to explain how they keep re-electing this wazzock!

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      • The growing number of Republicans, if they’re farmers, probably can’t afford to send their kids to college. The kids, who may be among the growing number still living at home, no doubt have to work on the farm and can’t take the time to go to college so everyone is reasoning higher education is unnecessary. People try to save face. The rest may be those who want to “Make America White Again”, and they’re living in the past when higher education was not as common or thought necessary. They’re idiots as who else would want to become a Republican with DT in the White House making blunder after blunder? The colleges are beginning to find out how important the students of color are to them. Any college or university that alienates them is courting disaster. —- Suzanne

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        • All good points! However, with Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education, things are likely to go from bad to worse. Sigh. Instead of ‘draining the swamp’, Trump re-stocked it with even deadlier species of alligators.

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    • As one of my other UK friends, Jack, taught me a new word last week, this seems the perfect time to try it out … Steve King is an utter Wazzock!

      But joking aside, dear David … I am getting frightened. These guys like King, and there are many more in Congress and around the nation … they seem to have been placed under some sort of spell where all the norms, the conventions, the rules that applied yesterday are … poof! … gone up in flames! Steve King is but the tip of the proverbial iceberg, I do think! :

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      • Yes, I like wazzock too. I ticked like though obviously I don’t like this.
        I was reading a Gronda piece this morning that finally someone is going to court to challenge Trump with the Russian collusion. I’m happy and it’s not before time. But then I wonder, is this too frivolous an action so that no serious result can be had from it meaning in the public perception it’s been asked and answered and shown to be meaningless. I’d like to be comforted and told it’s real and it’s serious and that it could have serious consequences at the end like the removal of Trump and anyone else tainted by Russia (hopefully all of them).
        xxx Much love xxx

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        • Yes, I read Gronda’s piece also and had some of the same thoughts. I applaud the action, but have reservations that it may be used to discredit the key players, and with the way Trump’s mind works, plant seeds of doubt in other places, such as the FBI investigation. Time will tell, and I would love to see this lawsuit gain momentum and truly make a statement. We shall see.
          xxx Cwtch Mawr xxx

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