A Ham-Handed Perspective

Steve King represents Iowa’s first congressional district in the House of Representatives. In the past he’s been waaaaaaay out there on some issues, such as…

He’s suggested that non-white people have made very few contributions to our civilization.

He rushed to the defense of that member of Congress who spoke of “legitimate rape.”

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He opposed a law to make it a felony to bring a child to an animal fight.

He called for the resignation of the judges who ruled that same sex marriage was legal in Iowa and called for a residency requirement so that Iowa did not become a “gay marriage Mecca.”

He voted against Hurricane Katrina aid.

He said of undocumented residents that “For every one who’s a valedictorian, there’s another 100 out there who weigh 130 pounds—and they’ve got calves the size of cantaloupes because they’re hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert.”

He said of Barack Obama’s candidacy in 2008 that

I don’t want to disparage anyone because of their race, their ethnicity, their name—whatever their religion their father might have been, I’ll just say this: 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-Quaida, the radical Islamists and their supporters, will be dancing in the streets in greater numbers than they did on September 11.

He called concern about global warming a religion, displayed a confederate flag on his desk even though Iowa is not a southern state, and described the Abu Ghraib prison torture as “hazing.”

There’s more, but The Curmudgeon trusts that you get the point.

Well, ol’ Steve is in the news again lately because he wants to prevent meat-packing plants in his district from…

… hiring Somali Muslims.

Say whaaaaaaat?

I don’t want people doing my pork that won’t eat it, let alone hope I go to hell for eating pork chops.

And King is serious about this, too, tweeting that

I draw the line here and, if need be, will fight for freedom of choice — in our diets. Iowa’s 4th Congressional District is the #1 Pork district in America. No takin’ bacon off our tables.”

 Sounds like someone’s been takin’ brain cells out of his skull.

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