Saturday, March 08, 2008

Rep. King waxes Anti-Semitic

Republican Congressman King: Terrorists Will "Dance In the Streets" With Obama Victory

ABC News, March 08, 2008 11:19 AM

Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, speaking to a local Iowa radio station, said that terrorists would dance in the streets if Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, is elected president -- precisely because of not only Obama's position on withdrawing US troops from Iraq, but because Obama's middle name is "Hussein," his father's Muslim roots, and his appearance -- or "optics," as King put it.

"It does matter, his middle name does matter. It matters because they read a meaning into that in the rest of the world, it has a special meaning to them. They will be dancing in the streets because of his middle name. They will be dancing in the streets because of who his father was and because of his posture that says: Pull out of the Middle East and pull out of this conflict. More ...
Politicians like Rep. King illustrate just how shallow the congressional talent pool has become. There was a time when a public outburst like King's would have resulted in his being quietly asked to resign. Today, our professional politicians routinely transgress ethical, legal, or sexual boundaries with little or no reprimand from their fellow members. Our professional political class believe there's some inalienable birthright that secures their legislative careers. Gone is the time when just the hint of scandal was sufficient to cause one to step down for the good of the country. Our fallen politicians now have to be shamelessly dragged kicking and screaming from the halls of government.


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