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Steve King is a white nationalist. A racist. And he's a GOP member of Congress. And the GOP doesn't seem to care.

It seems like this is a really big deal. How is he still getting elected? Does the GOP care? Are they happy he represents them?

 

The latest from Mr. King

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) is questioning how terms such as "white nationalist" and "white supremacist" became offensive in the U.S.

“White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?” King asked in an interview with The New York Times published on Thursday. “Why did I sit in classes teaching me about the merits of our history and our civilization?”

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I was searching for an appropriate thread to put this exact article in while you were posting.  Unbelievable.

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Merits? Yes the Renaissance and Enlightenment was pretty great but most of the rest involves wars, famine, plagues, pillaging, mass murder and slave trade. World History is less a tribute and more of a gigantic warning. 

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Just now, Henry Ford said:

I was searching for an appropriate thread to put this exact article in while you were posting.  Unbelievable.

 

Yea I thought about where it should go. But I think he kind of deserves his own thread.

THERE'S A WHITE NATIONALIST REPRESENTING IOWA IN CONGRESS. 

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You people always wanna call everyone on the right racists, and it's really childish and unfair.

 

 

 

 

Oh, right.

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I know there's a lot for the media to do in the age of Trump, but every Republican in congress should be asked for their thoughts on caucusing with an open white supremacist and badgered until they give a good answer.  The media has held Democrats more accountable for the utterances of two first-term members of their caucus who have been in congress for a week than they have with the GOP and its eight term member.

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1 minute ago, whoknew said:

Yea I thought about where it should go. But I think he kind of deserves his own thread.

THERE'S A WHITE NATIONALIST REPRESENTING IOWA IN CONGRESS. 

I was about to start a thread, but it would have been titled "Congressman Steve King asks when did "white nationalist" and "white supremacist" become offensive? (rather than label him one).

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The good news is that this comes up in an article where a Republican state senator is planning on running against King next year. So, he's getting primaried but we're stuck with him for a while yet. 

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2 minutes ago, Snorkelson said:

I doubt this is his first time making this kind of statement.

Oh he has a long history of making similar statements.

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2 minutes ago, squistion said:

I was about to start a thread, but it would have been titled "Congressman Steve King asks when did "white nationalist" and "white supremacist" become offensive? (rather than label him one).

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Its not like this is his first dalliance into white nationalism.

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11 minutes ago, TobiasFunke said:

I know there's a lot for the media to do in the age of Trump, but every Republican in congress should be asked for their thoughts on caucusing with an open white supremacist and badgered until they give a good answer.  The media has held Democrats more accountable for the utterances of two first-term members of their caucus who have been in congress for a week than they have with the GOP and its eight term member.

One down, 197 to go.  Good for Justin Amash:
 

 

Justin Amash‏ @justinamash

This is an embrace of racism, and it has no place in Congress or anywhere.

 

 

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16 minutes ago, whoknew said:

 

Yea I thought about where it should go. But I think he kind of deserves his own thread.

THERE'S A WHITE NATIONALIST REPRESENTING IOWA IN CONGRESS. 

Old news

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on the slightly-bright side, he almost lost in November

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1 minute ago, joffer said:

on the slightly-bright side, he almost lost in November

Yea, I’m having a hard time finding any bright side to this

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What the heck? 

How is this not even on CNN politics page? How did it get buried in like paragraph 9 of that NYT article? What am I missing here? How do you openly question how the term white supremacist became an offensive term and say that our country was built on white values from europe and not instantly become front page news everywhere??? 

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24 minutes ago, whoknew said:

The latest from Mr. King

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) is questioning how terms such as "white nationalist" and "white supremacist" became offensive in the U.S.

“White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?” King asked in an interview with The New York Times published on Thursday. “Why did I sit in classes teaching me about the merits of our history and our civilization?”

Ted Lieu‏ @tedlieu 1h1 hour ago

Dear Steve King (@SteveKingIA):

FYI this is one reason you get bad search results when people type your name in Google.

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I don't understand all the ruckus...since when is being a member of the KKK an issue?  

 

Trip Gabriel‏ @tripgabriel

‘You could look over there and think the Democratic Party is no country for white men,’ King said of House swearing-in day last week.

 

#MAWA

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2 minutes ago, Dickies said:

Yea, I’m having a hard time finding any bright side to this

he won last two times by 23 :shrug:

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Just now, Banger said:

I don't understand all the ruckus...since when is being a member of the KKK an issue?  

 

Trip Gabriel‏ @tripgabriel

‘You could look over there and think the Democratic Party is no country for white men,’ King said of House swearing-in day last week.

JFC

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2 minutes ago, parasaurolophus said:

What the heck? 

How is this not even on CNN politics page? How did it get buried in like paragraph 9 of that NYT article? What am I missing here? How do you openly question how the term white supremacist became an offensive term and say that our country was built on white values from europe and not instantly become front page news everywhere??? 

The comments have made "Steve King" a top trending hashtag on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/search?q="Steve King"&src=tren&data_id=tweet%3A1083399122768535553

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15 minutes ago, Snorkelson said:

I doubt this is his first time making this kind of statement.

 

13 minutes ago, whoknew said:

Oh he has a long history of making similar statements.

 

12 minutes ago, whoknew said:

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Its not like this is his first dalliance into white nationalism.

 

5 minutes ago, joffer said:

duh.

 

2 minutes ago, Dickies said:

Old news

Pretty much. He's been a white nationalist representing Iowa in Congress since 2002, and an elected official continuously since 1996. Iowans in his old district are hard core and he votes with the Republican majority 91% of the time.

There is reason for hope:

  • In August 2015, King was named the least effective member of Congress by InsideGov due to his persistent failures to get legislation out of committee.
  • A short time before the 2018 election, the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) withdrew funding for King's reelection campaign and its Chairman, Steve Stivers, condemned King's conduct.

Then again, they tried to redistrict him out of office in 2012 and he still won.

He's the worst. Literally. By a good margin, THE Congressman most openly affiliated with white nationalism

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Good ol' Homer Stokes:
 

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Give me the microphone. These boys is not white. These boys is not white. Hell, they ain't even old-timey. 

Look, I happen to know, ladies and gentlemen, that this band of miscreants here, this very evening, interfered with a lynch mob in the performance of its duty. Well, it's true. See, I belong to a certain secret society -- I don't believe I gotta mention it's name -- and these boys, here, they trampled all over our venerated observances and rituals.

Now, this here music is over, alright? 

Listen to me, these boys desecrated a fiery cross. And this ...fugitives escaped off the farm. Now, folks, these boys gotta be remanded to the authorities. Criminals.

And, I have it from the highest authority that that negra sold his soul to the devil.

[audience expresses disapproval]

Wait, wait a minute folks. It's true. It's true. Now, wait a minute, folks. Is you is or is you ain't my constituency? Is you is or is you ain't my constituency? Is you is or -- [plug pulled]

 

 

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2 minutes ago, doolin said:

Of course no one cared that Robert Byrd was in the KKK.  I guess it only maters when there is a "R" next to the name.

What year was that again?

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2 minutes ago, doolin said:

Of course no one cared that Robert Byrd was in the KKK.  I guess it only maters when there is a "R" next to the name.

There it is!

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4 minutes ago, doolin said:

Of course no one cared that Robert Byrd was in the KKK.  I guess it only maters when there is a "R" next to the name.

so you agree with what he's saying?

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1 minute ago, doolin said:

Doesn't matter at all. 

Of course it does.

Because you know as well as I do that today, Democrats would NEVER elect a white supremacist.

Can't say the same about the GOP unfortunately.

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1 minute ago, doolin said:

Of course no one cared that Robert Byrd was in the KKK.  I guess it only maters when there is a "R" next to the name.

Robert Byrd left the KKK in the last 1940s and has called his association with the organization "the biggest mistake of his life" ... and you and every other Republican on earth still cares enough about it to bring it up 70 years after the fact and almost a decade after his death.

Meanwhile it's 2019, this is a current member of the House of Representatives, and your decision to engage in nonsensical whataboutism about Byrd without even bothering to condemn King's statement first says a lot about you.

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5 minutes ago, doolin said:

Of course no one cared that Robert Byrd was in the KKK.  I guess it only maters when there is a "R" next to the name.

I was originally against white supremacists advancing a racist agenda in government, but your expertly-crafted Robert Byrd reference totally destroyed me.  I now support white supremacy.  Well done.

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4 minutes ago, doolin said:

Of course no one cared that Robert Byrd was in the KKK.  I guess it only maters when there is a "R" next to the name.

 

Also, I don't remember a lot of threads started on here complaining when Thomas Jefferson owned slaves!

Very convenient liberals. 

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3 minutes ago, doolin said:

Of course no one cared that Robert Byrd was in the KKK.  I guess it only maters when there is a "R" next to the name.

:sigh:

Byrd apologized for his past association with the KKK in his youth. He had a stellar record on voting for civil rights in his later years.

The NAACP praised Byrd after his death:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Byrd

For the 2003–2004 session, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)[70] rated Byrd's voting record as being 100% in line with the NAACP's position on the thirty-three Senate bills they evaluated. Sixteen other senators received that rating. In June 2005, Byrd proposed an additional $10,000,000 in federal funding for the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial in Washington, D.C., remarking that, "With the passage of time, we have come to learn that his Dream was the American Dream, and few ever expressed it more eloquently."[71] Upon news of his death, the NAACP released a statement praising Byrd, saying that he "became a champion for civil rights and liberties" and "came to consistently support the NAACP civil rights agenda".[72]

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48 minutes ago, Skoo said:

You people always wanna call everyone on the right racists, and it's really childish and unfair.

 

 

 

 

Oh, right.

Where is jon, since you almost bring him up?

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7 minutes ago, Skoo said:

Of course it does.

Because you know as well as I do that today, Democrats would NEVER elect a white supremacist.

Can't say the same about the GOP unfortunately.

And Byrd disavowed the group, apologized, and worked a lot towards race relations after that.  To even compare or bring up is disingenuous...but I think you already know that (which is why its always brought up by those who wish to excuse people like King).

Note also...that nobody here is defending Byrd having been in the KKK...and nobody ever will.  Yet...here you are not saying a word about King's words and behavior...just playing the whatabout card.

And now we get the "everyone is picking on me for disagreeing"..."cesspool"..."echo chamber"...nonsense that comes when someone posts some obvious bad fishing and people tear apart that narrative with facts.

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3 minutes ago, squistion said:

:sigh:

Byrd apologized for his past association with the KKK in his youth. He had a stellar record on voting for civil rights in his later years.

The NAACP praised Byrd after his death:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Byrd

For the 2003–2004 session, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)[70] rated Byrd's voting record as being 100% in line with the NAACP's position on the thirty-three Senate bills they evaluated. Sixteen other senators received that rating. In June 2005, Byrd proposed an additional $10,000,000 in federal funding for the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial in Washington, D.C., remarking that, "With the passage of time, we have come to learn that his Dream was the American Dream, and few ever expressed it more eloquently."[71] Upon news of his death, the NAACP released a statement praising Byrd, saying that he "became a champion for civil rights and liberties" and "came to consistently support the NAACP civil rights agenda".[72]

Robert Byrd was an ### that only got re-elected because he was a big at bringing pork into West Virginia.

But alas, I forgot.  He "evolved", so it is okay.

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15 minutes ago, doolin said:

Of course no one cared that Robert Byrd was in the KKK.  I guess it only maters when there is a "R" next to the name.

Many people cared. Now they don't, because he's dead.  But over a quarter century ago he had renounced the KKK and called it "the greatest mistake [he] ever made."

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2002/12/what-about-byrd.html

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Steve King said the quiet part out loud, but this is the GOP and their platform these days. I won't say there's a white supremacist in the white house but there's there's no denying Trump actively courts their support and encourages their beliefs. 

It's sad and tragic and I hope they someday return to sanity, but this is who and what they are now.

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what can congress do to a guy like this can they kick him out and what needs to occur for that happen take that to the bank brohans 

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Who remain Steve King’s biggest supporters? 

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/chuck-grassley-steve-king-752145/amp/

Fellow Iowan Chuck Grassley, Ted Cruz, and of course, President Trump. As early as 2014, Trump has gone out of his way to endorse Steve King, who he said is “my kind of Congressman” and of course King is an Uber Trump supporter. No doubt Donald Trump is his kind of President. 

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14 minutes ago, doolin said:

Robert Byrd was an ### that only got re-elected because he was a big at bringing pork into West Virginia.

But alas, I forgot.  He "evolved", so it is okay.

Your first statement here and him being an ### and why he was re-elected has zero to do with King or Byrd's past.  He went on to do a lot for race relations in this country and turned things around.  Again...King isn't doing that and is still pushing his brand of hatred and bias...and its telling that instead of saying anything about his behavior, you are still complaining about Byrd who is...you know...dead.

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36 minutes ago, doolin said:

Of course no one cared that Robert Byrd was in the KKK.  I guess it only maters when there is a "R" next to the name.

Robert Byrd sucked balls. Great defense of King comping him to a KKK anti Civil Rights anti LGBT congressman. You put the exclamation point on the anti-Steve King take.

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