HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Latest Breaking News (Forum) » Steve King nabs Mitt Romn...
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 10:24 PM

Steve King nabs Mitt Romney endorsement, Obama campaign pounces [View all]

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

21 replies, 7994 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 21 replies Author Time Post
Reply Steve King nabs Mitt Romney endorsement, Obama campaign pounces [View all]
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