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Sat Jul 27, 2013, 05:58 PM

Steve King: In Private, Republicans Actually Agree With My ‘Cantaloupe-Sized Calves’ Comments

http://thinkprogress.org/immigration/2013/07/27/2365921/steve-king-in-private-republicans-actually-agree-with-my-cantaloupe-sized-calves-comments/

A growing number of Republicans are publicly distancing themselves from Rep. Steve King’s (R-IA) claim that many undocumented youths are drug mules with cantaloupe-sized calves, but the conservative congressman claims that GOP lawmakers are backing him in private.

During an appearance on Fox News on Saturday, King said that Republicans are in fact standing by him, but are afraid to publicly support him for fear of sparking outrage and losing their legislative leverage.

“My colleagues are standing by me. They come up to me constantly and talk to me and say, you’re right, I know you’re right,” King said. “Is the description such that they have to go out to the press and do a press conference or can they come and tell me, I know you’re right, I support you? They can do that privately,” he said:

KING: You know, they have a lot at stake here. There is a leverage within the House of Representatives and they all need to be concerned about their own leverage, so I’m not asking them to step forward, I wouldn’t ask them to step forward. I don’t want them to take repercussions.

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Once more, into the woo.

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Reply Steve King: In Private, Republicans Actually Agree With My ‘Cantaloupe-Sized Calves’ Comments (Original post)
deminks Jul 2013 OP
quinnox Jul 2013 #1
warrant46 Jul 2013 #3
MrSlayer Jul 2013 #2
AlinPA Jul 2013 #4
jwirr Jul 2013 #5
roamer65 Jul 2013 #6
Thinkingabout Jul 2013 #7
bhikkhu Jul 2013 #8
Turbineguy Jul 2013 #9
Lancero Jul 2013 #10
msanthrope Jul 2013 #11
Jamaal510 Jul 2013 #12
CTyankee Jul 2013 #13
Berlum Jul 2013 #14
Mike Daniels Jul 2013 #15
Scurrilous Jul 2013 #16
Bill USA Jul 2013 #17
spanone Jul 2013 #18
arely staircase Jul 2013 #19

Response to deminks (Original post)

Sat Jul 27, 2013, 06:01 PM

1. he seems very proud indeed of his racist and ignorant comment

 

God help the voters and good people of Iowa.

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Response to quinnox (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 27, 2013, 06:24 PM

3. They will return him with Gusto in 2014

Sad Sad-- but then again--

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Response to deminks (Original post)

Sat Jul 27, 2013, 06:13 PM

2. Of course they do.

 

That's how they think. I don't know anyone that is outraged by those comments.

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Response to deminks (Original post)

Sat Jul 27, 2013, 06:27 PM

4. He's right. I haven't heard any republicans disagree with him. He is a hero to them all.

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Response to deminks (Original post)

Sat Jul 27, 2013, 06:34 PM

5. Keep talking stevie boy. You are putting a stake in the heart of the gop all by yourself. Good.

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Response to deminks (Original post)

Sat Jul 27, 2013, 06:40 PM

6. Keep dragging that party right down the crapper, Stevie.

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Response to deminks (Original post)

Sat Jul 27, 2013, 06:56 PM

7. King is a melon head, what is not an airhead is seedy.

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Response to deminks (Original post)

Sat Jul 27, 2013, 06:58 PM

8. In private, republicans are much worse than they are in public

which is really saying something.

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Response to deminks (Original post)

Sat Jul 27, 2013, 06:58 PM

9. Proving that legs

are not the same as black teenagers, the murder of which can be publicly agreed with.

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Response to deminks (Original post)

Sat Jul 27, 2013, 07:30 PM

10. Steve King...

Has a brain the size of a grape.

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Response to deminks (Original post)

Sat Jul 27, 2013, 07:42 PM

11. Give that man a microphone! nt

 

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Response to deminks (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 11:21 AM

12. Many of us know that they agree with his comments,

but jeez...this is the type of information that is supposed to be kept secret for a party that is trying to reach out to a wider electorate. The least his stupid self could've did was not admit this, and still have voters give other Republicans the benefit of the doubt regarding whether they don't actually condone this.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Reply #12)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 12:12 PM

13. God love ya, Steverino! Keep on talkin' into the microphone...

Don't worry, we'll play it back for ya come next election cycle...

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Response to deminks (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 12:35 PM

14. So he's saying Republicans are stupider & meaner than most Americans already thought?

OK. I guess we just have to take him at his word.

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Response to deminks (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 12:39 PM

15. "Republicans are in fact standing by him, but are afraid to publicly support him"

So in other words they're a bunch of cowards unwilling to say what they really think. Even if their base agrees with the sentiments I'm sure a number of financial backer types would be willing to pull their funding.

If I were King I wouldn't consider this legitimacy for his POV if his co-workers are more than willing to let him twist in the wind.

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Response to deminks (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 12:53 PM

16. No @#$% Steve. n/t

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Response to deminks (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 03:48 PM

17. recommended!

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Response to deminks (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 03:48 PM

18. and you know they fucking do.

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Response to deminks (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 03:50 PM

19. I believe him nt

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