Crossposted at Daily Kos
Rep. Steve King (R-IA) is proud of Confederate heritage, but confused about geography and American history.
Meet the Republican plan for the 2010 elections
Rep. Steve King (R-IA) has been circulating a letter to his House Republican colleagues, asking them to sign onto a petition in defense of Rep. Joe “You Lie!” Wilson (R-SC).
Save Joe Wilson and his right to lie and call others liars, in the name of the Confeduhracy!
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[Wilson] is an officer and a gentleman and everyone who knows him knows that. … Being a son of the South puts you in a different position when it comes to the Confederate flag. It means something entirely different to the people who have ancestors who fought in the Civil War on the south side of the Mason-Dixon line.
I have ancestors who fought for the Union, Mr. King, and they kicked your ancestors ass. Huh? How do ya like that!
Now, even if Rep. King’s ancestors fought for the Confederacy to defend secession and slavery over almost 150 years ago, I don’t think that is what the people of Iowa circa 2009 really want from their Congressmen today, but then again, judging by the teabaggers and their antics this weekend, maybe I am wrong.
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