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Fri Sep 7, 2012, 10:24 PM

Steve King nabs Mitt Romney endorsement, Obama campaign pounces

Source: Huffington Post

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), a conservative firebrand known for taking controversial positions on a variety of issues, picked up an endorsement from GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Friday, a move that drew a quick response from an Obama campaign seeking to paint its opponent as an advocate for antiquated policies.

Speaking at a campaign event in King's 5th Congressional District, Romney excitedly expressed his support for the 5-term congressman.

"I'm looking here at Steve King," Romney said, according to BuzzFeed. "He needs to be your Congressman again. I want him as my partner in Washington!"

BuzzFeed reports that the comment quickly made the rounds on Twitter, and within the hour Obama campaign spokeswoman Lis Smith was out with a statement targeting Romney's endorsement.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/07/steve-king-mitt-romney-endorsement_n_1865734.html




Like Trump and Nugent, this is yet another example of Romney happily embracing his party's lunatic fringe.
The GOP's presidential nominee has no sense of shame, and should be immediately disqualified by sane people as a candidate for any office.

Some of King's greatest hits

Pushing birtherism:
"It would have been awfully hard to fraudulently file the birth notice of Barack Obama being born in Hawaii and get that into our public libraries and that microfiche they keep of all the newspapers published. That doesn't mean there aren't some other explanations on how they might've announced that by telegram from Kenya."
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/01/steve-king-birther_n_1729613.html

On the election of Obama in 2008:
"When you think about the optics of a Barack Obama potentially getting elected President of the United States -- I mean, what does this look like to the rest of the world? What does it look like to the world of Islam? I will tell you that, if he is elected president, then the radical Islamists, the al-Qaida, the radical Islamists and their supporters, will be dancing in the streets in greater numbers than they did on September 11 because they will declare victory in this War on Terror."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_King#Remarks_about_Barack_Obama

On rape:
Medicaid also covers abortions for victims of statutory rape or incest - for example, a 12 year old who gets pregnant.
Congressman King says he's not aware of any young victims like that.
"Well I just haven't heard of that being a circumstance that's been brought to me in any personal way, and I'd be open to discussion about that subject matter." he said.
http://www.kmeg14.com/story/19324372/rep-steve-king-on-the-campaign-trail

Supporting dog-fighting:
“When the legislation that passed in the farm bill that says that it’s a federal crime to watch animals fight or to induce someone else to watch an animal fight but it’s not a federal crime to induce somebody to watch people fighting, there’s something wrong with the priorities of people that think like that,” King said.
http://www.salon.com/2012/08/03/what_theyre_saying_steve_king_on_animal_fighting_america_and_immigration/

On immigrants:
King suggested lazy immigrants should be avoided as well. “You get the pick of the litter and you got yourself a pretty good bird dog. Well, we’ve got the pick of every donor civilization on the planet,” King said. “We’ve got the vigor from the planet to come to America.”
http://www.salon.com/2012/05/22/rep_steve_king_immigrants_like_dogs

Steve palling around with a convicted felon and being a race-baiting scumbag:
On G. Gordon Liddy's radio show, King said, "The president has demonstrated that he has a default mechanism in him that breaks down the side of race - on the side that favors the black person."
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20007729-503544.html

And Steve endorsing secession, terrorism and other violence:
"After being informed of an attempted right-wing suicide attack on an IRS building, King expressed empathy with the terrorist’s motives, saying “It’s sad the incident in Texas happened, but by the same token, it’s an agency that is unnecessary and when the day comes when that is over and we abolish the IRS, it’s going to be a happy day for America.” Further, after the passage of the health care law, King intimated that parts of the country may need to secede from the Union, claiming that “we wouldn’t have to do that” if his audience could beat “the other side” to a pulp and chase them down."
http://thinkprogress.org/election/2012/09/07/815901/meet-rep-steve-king-romneys-new-partner-in-congress/?mobile=nc

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Adenoid_Hynkel Sep 2012 OP
Angry Dragon Sep 2012 #1
DallasNE Sep 2012 #11
catbyte Sep 2012 #2
Angry Dragon Sep 2012 #3
47of74 Sep 2012 #4
Ikonoklast Sep 2012 #6
Adenoid_Hynkel Sep 2012 #5
Cha Sep 2012 #7
progressivebydesign Sep 2012 #10
Cha Sep 2012 #14
progressivebydesign Sep 2012 #8
cyberswede Sep 2012 #9
SoapBox Sep 2012 #12
Iliyah Sep 2012 #13
lexw Sep 2012 #15
winstars Sep 2012 #16
Zoeisright Sep 2012 #17
oldsarge54 Sep 2012 #18
Hab Habit Sep 2012 #19
central scrutinizer Sep 2012 #20
jwirr Sep 2012 #21

Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 10:30 PM

1. Steve King is such a big ass I do not know how he fits in Iowa

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 11:14 PM

11. King's District Is Up For Grabs This Year

His district has been redrawn and is now competitive. Council Bluffs and south have been taken out and replaced by the much more liberal Ames. His opponent is the wife of a former Iowa Governor and current Secy. of AG. Another Iowa race pits an incumbent Republican against an incumbent Democrat and that race is very tight with a very slight edge for the Democrat. Iowa is one of the few States that do not gerrymander districts. It should be the model for the nation.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 10:30 PM

2. King also pandered to Birthers so here's another one

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 10:47 PM

4. King is a disgrace and embarassment to all of us here in Iowa

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Response to 47of74 (Reply #4)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 11:02 PM

6. It's almost unbelievable that this guy can find enough other cretins to vote for him.

They must agree with his racism, bigotry, and hatred.

King is an embarrassment to this entire country.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 10:49 PM

5. I'm sure Willard will get yet another pass from the media for this one

Imagine if, a few years ago, Obama had made a similar statement of support for Cynthia McKinney after her 9-11 troofer comments (or done the same following any controversial statement from a Democrat). The media would have hounded him for months over it.

And what Rev. Wright said is pretty mild, compared to King's vile words. But I doubt Romney will get grilled in a debate over King, as Obama was over Wright.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 11:06 PM

7. Romney would endorse

a vile bigot if he thought it would get him some votes. Oh wait..

I sometimes wonder if mitt even knows what he's doing. He seems kind of slow. Like when he said out loud that he didn't think the Troops were important enough to talk about in his big fat acceptance speech.

"Mitt Romney told Bret Baier on Fox News today that he did not talk about the troops in his convention speech because, “You don’t go through a laundry list; you talk about the things you think are important.”

http://www.politicususa.com/mitt-twit-strikes-again-romney-troops-important.html

Evidently, ol vile bigotmonger, Steve King, is "important enough".

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Response to Cha (Reply #7)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 11:12 PM

10. can anyone imagine what would have happened had the President said that???

He would be forced to withdraw, after weeks of intense attacks by the media, but a long list of military officials who would denounce him publicly, etc. But Mitt? Well the media doesn't give a shit, and apparently no one but us, does.

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Response to progressivebydesign (Reply #10)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 11:42 PM

14. I know.. The Occupiers should be Occupying the US

CorporateMedia.. that is the crux of our Country's cancer.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 11:10 PM

8. It's all calculated. Romney has decided he can only win if he shores up the white extremists.

The sudden shifting of ad money to particular states. His "big" event today in the most conservative/christian County in Iowa, at a Christian college, filled with bused in Christian school students. His paling around with King.

Truly.. I think they finally got a clue that there is no way in HELL that they can package him and Lyin' Ryan, to the mainstream independents, and the swing voters. THey realize now that their ONLY hope is to energize the Chuck Norris, Gary Bauer, Steve King, crowd, if they have any chance at all.

The calculation is that between suppressing the vote, and being so outrageous that they fire up the crazy ass evangelicals and racists, they can do this without a hint of the young voters, the voters of color, and the independents.

This is their strategy: Lie. Attack facts blatantly. Carpet bomb the States where they can get the ignorant voters angry enough to vote for Romney and not stay home.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 11:12 PM

9. Excellent response!

I know the Obama campaign released this response to show swing voters that Romney is willing to consort with loony-tunes, but I hope this also helps Christie Vilsack, King's Democratic challenger!

King needs to go!

On that note:

King, Vilsack Meet for First Debate

The Democratic challenger in Iowa’s new Fourth Congressional District, Iowa's former first lady Christie Vilsack, came out swinging in the first face-to-face debate of the campaign.   Incumbent Republican Congressman Steve King was caught a little off guard.   

More: http://news.iowapublicradio.org/post/king-vilsack-meet-first-debate


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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 11:14 PM

12. Mittens standing with this Terrorist...




...says it all.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 11:23 PM

13. Mittens is also losing seniors

and hopefully Pres O and his admin. can quail most of the suppression laws and purging. Mittens looks like he also lost alot the military as well. The crazy ass so called "Christians" probably, ummmmmmmm 15-20% will stay home especially the ones who figure out what Mittens religion is all about. The bigots are included with maybe 75% who will come out to vote, y'know, the skin heads and KKKs and oh, the 60% of the rich.

Hey, the rich women are about as misinformed as the crazy RW. Women for Mittens claim its the DEMS who have the war on women.

O = 55%
R = 40%

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 01:07 AM

15. What a useless vessel of flesh and bone

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 01:18 AM

16. I guess that Stretch grill Willard on this Sunday MTP... Not Likely!!!

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 01:52 AM

17. Steve King is a complete douchebag.

Of all the repulsive repukes out there, he's one of the very worst. Fuck you King.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 07:15 AM

18. Remember When

Remember when Rev Hagee gave his endorsement to McCain, McCain promptly gave it right back, refused it. For those outside the Texas political loop, Hagee is part of the crew that ran Perry's day of prayer.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 08:53 AM

19. The Sad Thing?

 

Romney probably thinks Steve King wrote a lot of very popular horror novels!

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 11:08 AM

20. another flip flop

after calling on Todd Akin to quit his race, he now endorses a Todd Akin clone. It would take a subatomic physicist to design an instrument sensitive enough to detect a difference between these two assholes.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 05:46 PM

21. That recommendation is an insult either way.

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