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Mon Jul 29, 2013, 09:21 AM

Pic Of The Moment: Steve King DREAM Act Update: In Private, GOP Colleagues Agree With My Racism



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


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Reply Pic Of The Moment: Steve King DREAM Act Update: In Private, GOP Colleagues Agree With My Racism (Original post)
EarlG Jul 2013 OP
matthews Jul 2013 #1
Enrique Jul 2013 #13
think Jul 2013 #2
ctsnowman Jul 2013 #3
heaven05 Jul 2013 #4
The Wizard Jul 2013 #5
oldandhappy Jul 2013 #6
progressoid Jul 2013 #7
Thinkingabout Jul 2013 #8
gordianot Jul 2013 #9
AlbertCat Jul 2013 #10
Caeser67 Jul 2013 #11
SwankyXomb Jul 2013 #12
TRoN33 Jul 2013 #14
Bill USA Jul 2013 #15
MADem Jul 2013 #16
Vogon_Glory Jul 2013 #17
Caretha Jul 2013 #18

Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 09:25 AM

1. I swear I know that you're never supposed to judge a person by their appearance BUT

 

every picture I've ever seen of this guy just screams 'the lights are on but there's nobody home'.

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Response to matthews (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 12:58 PM

13. Colbert called him a "haunted ice sculpture"

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 09:25 AM

2. Disgusting.....

 

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 09:29 AM

3. Probably true

We should Mic them all up when they are on duty. Nothing to hide... just like the rest of us.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 09:34 AM

4. ALL

 

these individuals are evil, hateful people who sow racial and ethnic discord to their benefit. The last two election cycles have shown me that. They're evil! Divide and conquer is their creed.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 09:42 AM

5. Other than the Klan members

No one wants to be seen near him. That's why they talk to him in private. Maybe he could name some names of those who agree with enslaving minorities.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 09:52 AM

6. too bad cantaloupes are so heavy.

Would love to have us all sending him cantaloupes! Since the congressional mail takes about a month to get thru the security, the stink would be awesome.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 10:10 AM

7. Steve...

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 10:14 AM

8. I think his brain is like a cantaloupe, what is not air is very seedy. The GOP, the party who keeps

on giving stupid statements by their members.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 10:22 AM

9. I suspect they are trying to desensitize the public so that raw racism can once again be spoken.

That would assume there is actually someone out there with enough intellect to organize and orchestrate a plan basically a conspiracy. Actually the Republican Party has become such a collection of howling ignorant demagogues it would be impossible to contain them so such as Representative King can occasionally utter extreme bigotry. The imagery he manages to create by the cantaloupe comment is equal with the old cartoons used by truly dangerous political despots and political movements. Representative King thought up (or used a process that passes for thought) to come up with a truly repulsive mental image. It would not be hard for a cartoonist to draw this vile image. As a matter of time and effort it would be interesting to know how long it took for Representative King to come up with this or is it a rare original thought? Every interview by the press from now on with Representative King should include a question about cantaloupes.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 10:25 AM

10. "All my colleagues are standing by me.

 

Both of them."

All your colleagues are also in the DC bubble and haven't a clue what is going on elsewhere.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 11:13 AM

11. Honestly, I Believe You Mr. King.

I believe that they do come up to you privately and say: "Good Job, keep saying things like that, so we can rebuke you, and look like moderates on this issue." You're playing the dutiful, ignorant, intolerant, GOP follower.

Proceed.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 12:15 PM

12. The Usenet equivalent to this was

"The lurkers support me in email."

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 02:57 PM

14. The main question is that...

 

Do we trust his words? He seem expect us to believe him and have to be humble to accept his claim. Its not going to happens. He is not very good person and he is not very bad either but he already knew he is total asshole.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 03:47 PM

15. recommended.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 04:49 PM

16. Someone oughta kick that jerk in his cantaloupes! nt

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 06:25 PM

17. You Know, I Think He's Right. I Think A LOT Of Republican Congresscritters Think That Way

I am just about as appalled and incensed at Congressman Steve King's as most people here, but as much as I don't like to admit it, I suspect there are a LOT of REPUBLICAN congressional reps and their staffers, male and female, who DO think that way and are quietly giving Congressman Steve pats on the back for saying out loud what they think in private.

For the benefit of recent arrivals here, I'd like to point out that I do NOT agree with Congressman King's comments. I think they're nasty, bigoted slurs typical of that part of the political spectrum where the ultra-conservative Republican politicians and activists start co-mingling with the white-racist right. And, unlike those bigots who formed the Dixiecrat block of the Democratic Party (Who have long since departed the Democratic Party and turned Republican), they don't have to watch their mouths among their Tea-publican pals; there are few voices within the Tea-publican Party to challenge these politicians' utterances and views.

Most Dreamers came here as young children and grew up as Americans, even if they are not legal immigrants or US citizens. It's hardly the fault of young children when their parents take them across rivers or through miles of hostile desert. I believe that those DREAMers who grew up as Americans ought to be given the chance to become American citizens.

As many of us know, "illegal immigrant" is none-too-subtle right-wing code-speak for ALL Latinos, not just those folks who either came to the US without papers or whose parents lacked them. It is up to Latino voters to stand up to right-wing dog-whistle bigotry and repudiate it by registering and voting against the Republican congressional incumbents in their districts. It is up to the rest of us to do the same, by registering to vote (If we have not already done so) and vote in the fall 2014 elections to send Steve King's congressional buddies (and hopefully Steverino, too) packing.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 09:15 PM

18. Fuckn Word Salad

 

what the hell does that mean?

I suspect it means .....he's INSANE

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