Steve King — Riding Off Into The Sunset?

Well, it looks like U.S. Representative Steve King from Iowa may have finally crossed one line too many.  Maybe.  King is an unapologetic bigot in every sense of the word, and yet his district has re-elected him every two years since 2002!  Says something about the people in Iowa, doesn’t it?  A recap of some of his most egregious offenses …

  • He has a long history of white-nationalist affiliations. The Washington Post described King as the “Congressman most openly affiliated with white nationalism”. His racist comments resulted in him being stripped of all his committee assignments earlier this year.
  • In an interview with the New York Times, King questioned why “white nationalist,” among other terms, are deemed racist language.
  • On the House floor in July 2006, King suggested building a border wall along the country’s southern border and said the top of the fence could be electrified. “We do that with livestock all the time.”
  • In March 2008, King said terrorists would celebrate a Barack Obama presidency and that al Qaeda “would be dancing in the streets in greater numbers than they did on September 11 because they would declare victory in this war on terror.”
  • While talking about “Dreamers” in a July 2013 interview for Newsmax TV, King claimed that for every young immigrant who becomes a school valedictorian there are “100 out there that, they weigh 130 pounds and they’ve got calves the size of cantaloupes because they’re hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert.”

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This is but a sampling of his atrocious views … in fact, I awarded him my coveted Idiot of the Week award in March 2017 … check it out to read about more of his idiocy!  In short, he is against anyone who is not white, straight, Christian and preferably male.  But his latest seems to be, perhaps, the straw that broke the camel’s back, even in ultra-conservative Iowa.

King has long been a foe of women’s rights, particularly the right to choose to have an abortion.  On Wednesday, he was giving a speech at the Westside Conservative Club in Urbandale, Iowa, when he attempted to justify his reason for refusing to support abortions even in cases of incest or rape …

“What if we went back through all the family trees and just pulled those people out that were products of rape and incest? Would there be any population of the world left if we did that?  Considering all the wars and all the rapes and pillages taken place and whatever happened to culture after society? I know I can’t certify that I’m not a part of a product of that.  I’ve got 174 people who say they don’t want exceptions for rape and incest because they understand it is not the baby’s fault, to abort the baby, because of the sin of the father, and maybe sometimes the sin of the mother too. And so I refused to do that.”

Even the republicans were riled over that one … well, some of them anyway.  House Republican leaders broke from their August recess to publicly chastise him.  Liz Cheney, the party’s third highest-ranking member, tweeted that King’s comments were “appalling and bizarre … it’s time for him to go.”

Representative Kevin McCarthy of California, the minority leader, and Steve Scalise of Louisiana, the minority whip, both said Mr. King’s comments underscored why he had been removed from his committees.  Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds has said she will no longer support Mr. King. Even #MoscowMitch McConnell has said that King should resign!

King faces a republican contender in the primary, State Senator Randy Feenstra, and a number of republicans have said they will support any republican who is not Steve King!  If campaign donations are an early indicator, Feenstra stands a good chance, with $260,000 in donations as compared to King’s significantly lower $62,000.  And, even if King survives the primary race, he will face democrat J.D. Scholten who almost beat him in 2018, losing by only about 10,000 votes.  Perhaps the people of Iowa are tired of King’s perversion, his hateful rhetoric, his bigotry?  Let us hope so.

32 thoughts on “Steve King — Riding Off Into The Sunset?

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    • Exactly! They voted for him again, and again, and again! I have concluded there is something toxic in the drinking water in this nation that causes some to simply lose all sense! I, personally, drink bottled water and even make my coffee with it, for our tap water tastes like bleach. I think that’s why I still at least have a bit of sense left, although I seem to forget what I am doing, or where I am going from time to time. 😉


  2. Annoyingly just about to send comment and a power cut deleted everything. So 2nd try. Corbyn any day of the week. Is he a good leader NO but we don’t have any which come to mind. Boris is in it for himself. He has no idea what real life is like and he doesn’t care a fog. Boris and his gang want to take us back the bleak Victorian times when power was bought, the richer got richer and the rest just served. Corbyn does seem to be the complete opposite. He does seem to care. Some of his policies back that up. He does get the environment. But he has let his party become controlled by some very reactionary individuals who have some unsavoury views. Corbyn probably wants Brexit to happen but a softer version. Boris and Corbyn will probably lead us to ruin. But at least a will be a little bit fairer on a Corbyn. And I go back to the point we don’t have any other viable alternatives.

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    • Thank you! I read as much as I have time for in sources like Reuters, the Guardian, and yes, even the BBC, but it’s better to have the views from a person who lives there, who sees and hears what is happening on a daily basis. From what I’ve read, I think your analysis is spot on. Lesser of two evils, and as you say, there are no class acts waiting in the wings. Sigh. ‘Tis the same here.

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  3. Jill, this is an example of why the GOP needs more elected women. Yet, is also a reason why some girls f the few elected women are deciding not to run. White nationalists are on the rise because the party turna s blind eye, because they are part of the GOP electorate. While it is unfair to paint all Republicans with this brush, it is fair to say white nationalists are voting Republican in significantly high percentages. Between King, Cuccinelli, Miller snd Trump, there is a lot of racist, anti-LGBT and xenophobic rhetoric ban-tied about. Keith

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      • 🤣 I am the same! I have a program on my laptop that lets me do text messaging through my phone, using my laptop keyboard, but every now and then, if I’m away from my computer and need to text, I am terrible at it! I used to do okay when my phone had actual keys, but this touch screen thing just doesn’t work well for me. I did figure out what you meant, but admittedly I puzzled over it for a minute 😉


  4. Can we put Mitch in the same boat with King and sail it out to sea? He is more than likely going to remain in office until several years after he dies of old, rotten age, still being re-elected by the people who are too lazy to go out and vote in someone who will be for Kentucky. And if Twitchy Mitchy is ticked off at King then I hope the good people of Iowa will get him out of there and on a slow boat to anyplace other than this country. And if they can give him a couple of companions on that boat, might I suggest McConnell and Trump. That should make for some interesting conversations before one or more of them gets fed up and pushes the others overboard.000

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    • Hello my friend!!! I owe you a letter … I’m so sorry to be so negligent! Yes, that is a wonderful idea … I have a list of about 100 that I’d like to ship out to sea … preferably in a leaky boat … and #MoscowMitch is very near the top of the list! In fact, only Trump is ahead of him. You are closer to it than I, but I keep reading that McConnell’s approval rating is in the tank, so I had hopes that he might actually lose next year? Sigh.

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  5. So because mankind had rape and pillage in it’s past it’s OK to keep the ‘ol rape thing going is it? That poor solitary brain cell must be so lonely floating around in his head.He is a really good example and living proof of why abortions should be allowed.Even in your banner picture of him it looks as though he’s staring ahead vacuously.Not fully connecting.

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    • I’m not convinced he even has a single brain cell … he certainly has no heart and no conscience. I suppose he and Trump have much in common in that sense. He’s easy to peg, though, whereas there are others who think like he does, but are smart enough not to say it — those are the more dangerous ones. Yeah, he always looks goofy, like maybe the lights are on, but nobody’s home.

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  6. Would someone please shoot him full of sodium pentathol so we can find out what he truly thinks? I would hate to be a mindreader inside of his mind. It would he scarily horrible in there. But it goes to show you, it really does take all kinds. Take him, please. As far away as you can…

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    • Seems that on both sides of the pond, we say that a lot lately. Speaking of which … I was skimming the Guardian today and saw something about the possibility of Jeremy Corbin becoming temporary or acting PM? I’ll read the whole article later, but it made me wonder … I think Corbyn and Johnson are both fools, but would you prefer Corbyn to Johnson? And is that a viable possibility?

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