The gay-stream media compares Arizona’s refusal of service bill to Jim Crow laws, but Rep. Steve King argues that “self-professed behavior” doesn’t qualify for civil rights
Tag: Steve King
Mar 16 2014
Sep 30 2009
The Congressional Democrats’ stampede to join Republican efforts to defund ACORN was stupid on many levels, as Paul Rosenberg explained in this post. Among other things, Rosenberg argued, Democrats empowered and validated the GOP’s strategy of demonization. They may have thought cutting off ACORN’s funding would cause Republicans to stop exploiting the issue, but of course, the opposite is true.
Sep 15 2009
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!
More from thinkprogress.org
[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.
More of teh stupid below the fold
Apr 04 2008
(I apologize in advance for writing about a different King on the anniversary of Dr. King’s death)
Everyone should have an arch-enemy, right? Someone who is the very antithesis of everything you stand for and believe in? I’ve been looking for just the right candidate in an arch-enemy and a clear frontrunner has emerged: Rep. Steve King of Iowa’s 5th congressional district.
King, a Republican (duh!), was recently in the news for his remarks about Barack Obama. He said if Obama was elected president that al-Qaida “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.” King also said of terrorists’ reaction to a potential Obama victory that “he will certainly be viewed as a savior for them.” A savior for terrorists, Congressman? Remarks like this are, sadly, just another day at the office for King.
Dec 13 2007
Rep. King is furious. Nine democrats in the House voted “No” on resolution he proposed stating that “the Christian faith as one of the great religions of the world.” The resolution recognized “the international religious and historical importance of Christmas and the Christian faith.”
What could those nine have been thinking? Could it have been something related to the separation of Church and State?
More importantly, what was Rep. King’s motivation for such a resolution?
Speaking with FOX News Wednesday, King said he was motivated to push the resolution because of liberal activists and “secularists in the country who are trying to eradicate Christ from Christmas.”
“It’s time we stood up and said so and said to the rest of America, ‘Be who you are, and be confident, and let’s worship Christ and celebrate Christmas for the right reasons’,” he said
Below: Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir in the Mall of America.