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Fri Sep 7, 2012, 12:30 PM

GOP Congressman Tells Voters That Comparing Immigrants To Dogs Was Really A ‘Compliment’

Source: Think Progress

GOP Congressman Tells Voters That Comparing Immigrants To Dogs Was Really A ‘Compliment’
By Adam Peck on Sep 7, 2012 at 12:26 pm

Congressman Steve King (R-IA) participated in a radio debate with Democratic challenger Christie Vilsack last night, and was given a chance to explain a comment he made in May comparing immigrants to dogs.

But instead of apologizing, or even explaining how he simply misspoke, King told the audience that the comment was really meant as a compliment, and that anyone who interpreted it as an insult — namely, everyone — was simply motivated by partisanship and incapable of cooperation:


VILSACK: Frankly, he’s been a bully, and he’s an embarrassment to the people of Iowa when he talks about immigrants as animals. If my mother were here she would say to Congressman King ‘show some decency.’

KING: …This American vigor that we have that comes from legal immigrants who came to this country with a dream — we get the cream of the crop of every donor civilization on the planet — and people that can take a compliment and turn it into an insult are not going to be constructive working across the isle. But that’s what that was, was a compliment. And everyone who was there that heard that knows that.

Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/election/2012/09/07/812831/gop-congressman-tells-voters-that-comparing-immigrants-to-dogs-was-really-a-compliment/

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Reply GOP Congressman Tells Voters That Comparing Immigrants To Dogs Was Really A ‘Compliment’ (Original post)
kpete Sep 2012 OP
mac56 Sep 2012 #1
Kingofalldems Sep 2012 #2
Angry Dragon Sep 2012 #3
mac56 Sep 2012 #4
Angry Dragon Sep 2012 #8
mac56 Sep 2012 #10
Angry Dragon Sep 2012 #13
mecherosegarden Sep 2012 #5
mac56 Sep 2012 #6
Bigredhunk Sep 2012 #7
Frustratedlady Sep 2012 #12
Stuart G Sep 2012 #9
surrealAmerican Sep 2012 #11
Ian David Sep 2012 #14
valerief Sep 2012 #15
Comrade Grumpy Sep 2012 #16
aint_no_life_nowhere Sep 2012 #17
Neoma Sep 2012 #18
PossumSqueezins Sep 2012 #19
sakabatou Sep 2012 #20
CBHagman Sep 2012 #21
bitchkitty Sep 2012 #22
tabasco Sep 2012 #23
tanyev Sep 2012 #24
Bohunk68 Sep 2012 #25

Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 12:32 PM

1. Every time I think they've surprised me all they can with the depth of their gall and arrogance

They surprise me yet again.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 12:35 PM

2. Notice how he played the victim card

They all do this. There must be a training course they are given.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 12:36 PM

3. You have to remember that michele bachmann and steve king love each other

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #3)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 12:38 PM

4. But.. but.. she's happily married, right?!

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Response to mac56 (Reply #4)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 12:49 PM

8. one rumor is that she is a beard ....... just saying

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #8)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 12:54 PM

10. Hey neighbor, I'm from MN too!

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Response to mac56 (Reply #10)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 01:27 PM

13. Nice weekend coming up




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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 12:40 PM

5. Then congressman, I tell you that

My pedigree is better than yours , and it came with a brain and a heart. Yours is only a carcass filled with hatred and bigotry.

Signed: A proud immigrant who became a more proud American Citizen.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 12:42 PM

6. mac56 says: Congressman King, you're an asshat.

If you take that compliment and turn it into an insult, you're not going to be constructive working across the aisle.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 12:43 PM

7. It's So Embarrassing

That this douche is from IA (and, hell, the US).

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Response to Bigredhunk (Reply #7)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 01:18 PM

12. Amen! He loves to stir up these controversies...

then sits back and watches the reactions.

He is a dangerous person to have in Congress. Hopefully, Vilsack can knock him out of the House and we won't have to put up with him humiliating comments.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 12:53 PM

9. Christie Valsack is running against this piece of garbage..link to site:

Here is where to contact her and her people..Maybe we can get rid of this bully. Not likely, but maybe..

http://www.christievilsackforiowa.com/

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 12:56 PM

11. The offending offensive quote:

... saying that the United States should be selective when admitting them by choosing the “pick of the litter.”
...
King anecdotally likened immigrants to bird dogs, and explained to the silent audience that the country should admit “friskier” immigrants, “not the one that’s over there sleeping on the corner.”

Amazingly, this is not the first time King has compared immigrants to animals.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 02:14 PM

14. "...choose the pick of the litter of immigrants. And encourage their mothers to eat the placenta."nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 02:20 PM

15. How do creeps like this stay alive? I'm truly baffled. nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 02:25 PM

16. Steven King is a total asshat.

I've had the misfortune of hearing him bloviate regularly on WNAX radio out of nearby Yankton, SD. The jocks on that station are wannabe Limbaughs, but embarrassingly bad at it.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 02:29 PM

17. If being treated like a dog is nice, his opponent should show up at the next debate with a

muzzle and a leash and offer to take him for a walk if and when nature calls.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 02:48 PM

18. This isn't the onion?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 03:19 PM

19. And Steve King is a corn-laden stool

and I mean that as a complement.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 03:33 PM

20. Where's my clue-by-four?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 03:41 PM

21. At a campaign event in Iowa today, Romney was practically kvelling about King...

...said he wanted him for his "partner in Washington, D.C." Yeah, of course the Republican nominee for president is going to endorse a Republican incumbent...but King is just so odious on multiple levels.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 03:46 PM

22. This guy is scum of the earth.

A quote:

nd in July, King advocated for the legalization of dog fighting, a felony crime punishable with severe jail time and hefty penalties.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 03:52 PM

23. He didn't mean it as a compliment.

But, in fact, dogs are better than people.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 05:08 PM

24. Paging Stephen Colbert....

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 09:28 AM

25. I would suppose that this

cretin is also a child of immigrants and since he thinks that immigrants are dogs, does that make him a son of a bitch? Just asking?

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