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Showing posts with label Steve King. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Steve King. Show all posts

Saturday, March 16, 2019

"Small group of people"

A few days ago an image of SCOTUS Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was vandalized as such:

A few days before the yet another case of white supremacist mass murder.  Mass murder via an animal who left a manifesto and claims he was transformed t a racist during trips to Europe.

The following image represents a type of Trump supporter we are seeing much more than is healthy. 

After the terrorist deaths of 49 innocent religious worshippers in New Zealand (including children), it is pathetic anyone could capture an image as the sick exhibition above. Apparently, the image of a Trump nut case who strategically drove past a New Zealand massacre commemoration in Cleveland Ohio.

Trump supporter drives ‘build the wall’ float past New Zealand mourners at Cleveland City Hall

The image somewhat reminds of the Florida bomber who mailed bombs to CNN and members of the US Congress.  His abode looks as like a veritable propaganda van for  Trumpism.

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The Daily Mail UK is joining other credible media in reporting the extent to wh9ch the New Zealand terrorist (white supremacist) is a Trump supporter. According to Daily Mail policy, we have linked their latest article, here.  

How amazingly sad we live in a time in which the US President can sit on camera and deny the existential reality of growing white supremacy. As stated in a TPI piece we published yesterday, Trump's denials are longstanding, trite and laced with motive. CNN's Don Lemon best captured Trump's indifference.
Trump denies growing over racism but aren't we seeing and reading more cases of abuse against African-Americans in the State of Ohio? The answer is "yes." I recall recent reports of hangman nooses at a UPS distribution center and I believe similar reports from a GM plant in the state.

Alas, Trump would deny the proliferation of which nationalism, when his party has a long-term member of Congress, has the collar of the nation's most vocal elected racist: Steve King (R-IA)

Another look and listen.


Fox News recently suspended one of its more vile demagogue hosts for anti-Muslin rants. For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.  Wouldn't you know who came to the defense of Fox News's Pirro? The US President who stated he felt growing white nationalism is among a.. "small group of people." 

Media Matters

And how did 45 react?

....must stay strong and fight back with vigor. Stop working soooo hard on being politically correct, which will only bring you down, and continue to fight for our Country. The losers all want what you have, don’t give it to them. Be strong & prosper, be weak & die! Stay true.... the people that got you there. Keep fighting for Tucker, and fight hard for . Your competitors are jealous - they all want what you’ve got - NUMBER ONE. Don’t hand it to them on a silver platter. They can’t beat you, you can only beat yourselves!

We titled this piece as such for a reason. 

Is there any doubt Trump has a motive for his defense of all things bigoted and racist?

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

GOP Hypocrisy Is Shameful

As  Republican politicians labor to politically leverage an ill-advised remark for a newly elected Democrat, Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-MN), let's again approach the Republican scorn from a position of askance or "frowning" inquiry.

The Minnesota Congresswoman posted a Twitter comment this past Sunday: (paraphrased) "...that American political leaders’ support for Israel is “all about the Benjamins...” The Benjamins? One hundred dollar bills, for those who may not have caught the colloquialism. The implications of political support for Israel based in dollars. Anti-Semitic? Well......  Let's state inappropriate and consumed by Democrat Party leadership. The remarks were followed with an "unequivocal" apology from Omar.

The Democrat Party react to Omar as expected and in a totally appropriate manner. What about Republicans?  Well, now we place a large spread of hypocrisy on the Republican political sandwich. 

In December of 2015, Donald Trump delivered a speech to the Republican Jewish Coalition.  The speech included the following three possible Anti-Semitic remarks:
  • "Stupidly, you want to give money. ...You're not going to support me because I don't want your money."
  • "I'm a negotiator, like you folks."
  • "Is there anyone in this room who doesn't negotiate deals? Probably more than any room I've ever spoken."
If the words don't drive home a point about hypocrisy, how about an MSNBC Morning Joe video segment from earlier today? The salient part of the 11-minute video is at the 1:50 mark and ends around the 4:00-minute mark. The remainder of the video is everyday chatter and probably not worth the time sent in finishing the full video.

While House leadership stripped a committee seat from the GOP's to the racist representative from Iowa, it is worthwhile to not Donald Trump never spoke on word about Steve King's over-the-top racist remarks. As for the stopping of his committee seat, King has a long history of racist remarks which surely has solidified his pale in US white supremacy.


From the 2016 RNC Primary

"Good people on both sides", after a murder in Charlottesville and anti-Jewish chants like this:

Hypocrisy regarding Omar's remarks?

Really now GOP, really?


Saturday, January 12, 2019

Steve King: Racist, No Comment From His President

During the 2016 RNC/GOP Conference (and in the heart of growing Trumpism), Iowa's Representative to the US Congress performed as such for the nation's racists and bigots.

It is important to note King is a long term Congressman from a district in the State of Iowa which obviously has no issues with his overt racism. Members of his party and the greater GOP know he is the most outspoken white supremacists' in the US House of Representatives.  Actually, no a surprise from an elected official in a party which has a core component (subliminal or not) with vestiges of bigotry and racism.

So King is tolerated by some and probably a welcome voice by others who consider themselves conservatives. Of course, there are conservatives who do not share his overt racism, but those people elected are non-elected are reticent to call out a very ugly aspect of their party, movement, and ideology. 

Well, one member of Congress has gone public. Fellow Iowa Representative Ernst spoke out.

Of particular note; have you heard any condemning, disavowing or criticism of King from Trump. The question is rhetorical. I know the answer.

And why would a US President speak out against King's overt racism when his son compared immigrants to items for a zoo fence? A  matter of psyche, privilege, and common disgust.


Thursday, November 17, 2016

The Daily GOP Ignominious: Trumpism

The history which foretells the future.

Bannon joins others in the GOP who feel the white race is superior to all others in all ways.  Here we find noted racist from Iowa, Steve King and his proud desk Confederate Flag.

A proud member of the Republican Party embodies te essence of Trump's victory last week.

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Do you recall reveal insight into the GOP psyche after Trup's convention? Link


Why do you think this man wants his email archived ad vaulted or life?


Coffee anyone?  I wonder if this racist would have literally denied access to his "coffeeshop" upon discerning a potential customer was an African-American.

Larry Heafner (KTVQ)
“I completely apologize,” Coffee Tavern owner Larry Heafner told KTVQ. “It was the dumbest thing I ever did.”

I’m not going to sit and try to excuse my derogatory or negative comments because it was ridiculous,” Heafner continued. “I do want to say, I’m not racist by no means, and I’m not a woman hater.” | Q2 | Continuous News Coverage | Billings, MT


Opinion sites led the charge in 2016.

Jonathon Morgan ‏@jonathonmorgan 6h6 hours ago
Echo chamber in action - InfoWars topped the list of commentary/opinion sites shared by Trump supporters on Facebook during the election.


Saturday, July 18, 2015

TPI Morning Gazette: Planned Parenthood, Steve King, War On Women, 8 Months In Prison

Non-Progressive News...

If the following report surprises you, think about a serious check on your assimilation of news and current events. If the following pleases you, order a psychiatric exam as Dinesh D'Souza has been ordered to undertake.

The Republican Party is a conduit to a society molded by ultra Rightest oligarchs who are willing to spend lavishly to buy a nation.  As the recent SCOTUS ruling on same sex marriage rolled out of the Judiciary chamber, oligarch operatives without a doubt handed members of the Tea Party laden House model legislation to counted the decision and ruling. Legislation to skirt the Court ruling while striking back as if "we do what we want."  It appears such legislation also allows "Christianity" laden authoritarian companies/bosses to terminate the employment of single women who become pregnant. 

According to Huffington Post....
The First Amendment Defense Act prohibits the federal government from taking discriminatory action against a person -- which is defined to include for-profit corporations -- acting in accordance with a religious belief that favors so-called traditional marriage. This means the feds can't revoke a nonprofit's tax-exempt status or end a company's federal contract over this issue.
At a press conference on Thursday, Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho), who authored the House bill, strongly denied that it could be used this way. "It's just allowing people to continue to believe the way they do," he told The Huffington Post. 
His colleague, Rep. Bill Flores (R-Texas) said, "We're not going to try to dance on the head of a pin here. This legislation protects an institution based on its sincerely held religious beliefs from persecution." 
When NPR asked Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), who introduced the companion Senate bill, about a hypothetical university firing an unmarried woman for having sex out of wedlock, he said, "There are colleges and universities that have a religious belief that sexual relations are to be reserved for marriage" and they "ought to be protected in their religious freedom."
Now that is a War of women! 

It is also important to remind of the GOP War on Women. Unmarried women have in the past existed as a fairly consistent Democrat Party voting bloc. As you consider the following post from Occupy Democrats, hold the GOP War on Women in close mental proximity. 
The Republican Party's war on women just struck another blow.
Posted by Occupy Democrats on Friday, July 17, 2015
They really do not like women!
Criminal Update. Do you recall this from the former FBI New York Congressman? " Michael Grimm Tells Reporter He'll Throw Him Off Balcony"
The Staten Island rep best known for threatening to break a reporter in half "like a boy" was sentenced to 8 months for tax fraud. 
Posted by Talking Points Memo on Friday, July 17, 2015
Rep. Steve King reminds is of the embarrassing level of disgust in the US House of Representatives.  
Yes, white privilege is truly ugly. King's comments were as ugly as any racial joke, comment or slur against President and Ms. Obama. Wonder how Reince Priebus is reacting to that racist joining of today's Trumpisms?

When a federal appellate judge constructs and delivers this question to a court attorney, you have to know some in the nation are growing weary of conservative racism.
Judge Pregerson on the state's immigrant policy: “Does it come down to racism?"
Posted by Talking Points Memo on Friday, July 17, 2015
You think law enforcement is your cushion for safety?
Today is July 17, 2015.  Any thoughts about this trend and how we end the month?  

If you are an American who really hates to hear the word "racism", you are an existential facilitator of white privilege. We have seen the picture before, and the eventual outcome is a nation killer. When the socially ignorant are given free reign to run rampant in the worship of (any) ideology people die.

From the American Nazi group (The National Socialist Movement), comes that all too familiar refrain. "....we white people are under attack."

During an interview with a local news reporter two members of the group spoke frankly.  

Occupy Democrats
“So you think white people are under siege?” asks the reporter. “Absolutely. We’re facing extinction” replies one extremist. 
The reporter then moves to the recent push to get the Confederate flag removed from state buildings: “Do you think the events in Charleston have had an impact on your membership and the people interested in your organization?” 
Alarmingly, the radical says”Undoubtedly. The number of phone calls and emails and one on one encounters that we’re getting…whites are getting fed up. Whites are getting tired of being disenfranchised and neglected by their own government.” 
And the final kicker: “Does it make you angry that a black man is your president?” “Absolutely” he replies. “We’re a white nation, founded by and for the white man.”


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Fox News an its campaign against Planed Parenthood.
And another person involved has said that murdering abortion doctors is justified:
Posted by Media Matters for America on Thursday, July 16, 2015
FACT: Here are 5 things your friends need to know about the attack video against Planned Parenthood. Pass it along.
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A progressive perspective via  MSNBC via Media Matters.

Ezra Klein's Vox offers what he calls a thoughtful look at a difficult issue.

This is a very fair, thoughtful look at a very difficult issue.
Posted by Ezra Klein on Tuesday, July 14, 2015


Friday, July 25, 2014

Steve King (R-IA) And A Camera OP Rally. More Cameras Than People

Now where have we witnessed this before?

July 2012, Mitt Romney traveled across Europe leaving a trial of embarrassment including uncharacteristic fumbling of presidential candidate lines accompanied by "racist" campaign advisers who wasted no opportunity showing the campaigns ugliest side. 

Advisors to Mitt Romney‘s presidential campaign told British newspaper The Daily Telegraph that Romney would be a better president regarding relations between Britain and the United States because he understands the “special relationship” between the two countries, claiming President Obama does not “fully appreciate” the two country’s shared history and the United States’ “Anglo-Saxon heritage.”
Despite the popularity and overuse of conservative charges of playing the race card,  Americans should accept the reality of ugly bigotry and racism from many GOP Politicians. Unfortunately, those politicians are the visible tip of an iceberg. You have to know below the surface there exist a much more humongous core sentiment and belief system across the full scope of the GOP.  

While we know the 'hidden' belief system is alive and well, Certain members of the US Congress are consume with bigotry they exercise opportunity to preach the gospel of their idiocy.  

Firebrand Progressives captured the essence and substance of this weeks Steve King's (R-IA) Tea Party rally against President Obama and the current Central American refugee migration. 

FAIL! TENS Of People Attend Hateful Tea Partier Steve King’s Anti-Immigration Rally 

Consider visiting Firebrand Progressive for the full story. We have posted a few images of the event and an MSNBC less than one minute segment of King spewing his splendid (and racist) oratory.  

King speaks to his fellow brown people hating supporters, sure to number in the hundreds, if not thousands
King speaks to his fellow brown people hating supporters, sure to number in the hundreds, if not thousands
But the turnout was in the tens!

And as usual, everyone there shares the same characteristic as 99% of all the people who attend these rallies

This picture pretty much captures everyone there. It looks like about 50 people, tops!

An MSNBC minute....


Thursday, October 3, 2013

The Dissident 20...An Anomaly? (Look At Dissident Politics GOP Style)

Re-Blog from Open Secrets Dot Org.   

It appears Cantor and company spend far more time parsing out the loot than legislating!

Dissidents Haven't Seen the $ Love from Boehner, Cantor

A new Center for Responsive Politics analysis shows that the House Republican leadership has raised an extraordinary amount of money so far this year and given it out to other House members at record rates. 

So, if money is the great pacifier on Capitol Hill, why can't Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) and his No. 2, Majority Leader Eric Cantor(R-Va.) snap their caucus in line, on the government shutdown or on other matters?

Maybe because the hardcore dissidents in the Republican caucus get almost no money from the leadership. Boehner can't pull strings he hasn't tied.

Yesterday, the New York Times identified 20 Republican House members "standing their ground" against Boehner, dissidents who have been a consistent thorn in Boehner's side and who seem to be pushing the current shutdown. 

We analyzed how much money those 20 have received from the leadership PACs of top Republicans in the House and how much assistance they were given in the 2012 election by the National Republican Congressional Conference. 

According to data, there's been almost no money going to these 20 from top party leaders, and most were elected without any help from the NRCC. In other words, they don't owe party leadership much.

That fact is particularly striking because in the first six months of 2013, Cantor gave away $875,000 to other candidates through his leadership PAC, ERIC PAC. That's a record: No leadership PAC has ever given as much to candidates in the first six months of an election cycle. So far in the 2014 cycle, ERIC PAC has given money to 122 other House Republicans, but only eight members of the group of dissidents have received any cash from Cantor this cycle. Altogether those eight received $55,000 from Cantor's PAC. (A full list of donations from Cantor and other members of the leadership to the 20 is below.)

Boehner, whose leadership PAC, the Freedom Project, has given out $213,000 to 39 candidates this cycle, gave to just one member of this group of 20: Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), who received $5,000. 

The other top members of the House Republican leadership follow the same pattern. House Majority Whip Kevin McCartthy (R-Calif.) has given just $7,500 combined to two of the 20 (his leadership PAC has given a total of $155,000 to 38 members). Deputy Whip Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) has given $71,000 to other candidates this cycle, but no money to these 20.

No Help From the Party

Leadership PACs aren't the only tool for creating financial ties that help ensure a member's loyalty. The GOP party committee for the House plays a major role, and while Cantor gives an unprecedented amount of money directly to other candidates, Boehner gives far more -- at least $2.3 million in the first six months of the year -- to the NRCC, which then uses it to help candidates directly.

But there are even fewer ties between the NRCC and these 20 Republicans. NRCC contributions to candidates in the 2012 and 2014 cycles combined come to roughly $460,000 combined, so far. The amount that went to any of these 20 Republicans? $5,300. 

The NRCC's current chairman, Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) has not given any of the 20 a dime from his leadership PAC in either the 2012 cycle or the current one.

Nor did the NRCC knock itself out making independent expenditures on behalf of the 20 in the 2012 cycle. While it spent $62.7 million in 59 races, it helped just one member of the dissident faction, according to data: Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), who benefited from about $521,000 in NRCC-paid ads, mostly attacking his Democratic opponent. 

In his bid last fall, Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.), received some very minor assistance from YG Network, a politically active nonprofit associated with Cantor, which spent $12,966 supporting him. 

Donations from NRCC & Republican House Leadership

Graves, Tom$5,000$0$0$0$5,000$0$0
Labrador, Raul$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Amash, Justin$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Duncan, Jeff$7,500$0$0$5,000$2,500$0$0
Mulvaney, Mick$5,000$0$0$5,000$0$0$0
Culberson, John$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
DeSantis, Ron$5,000$0$0$5,000$0$0$0
Yoho, Ted$10,000$0$0$10,000$0$0$0
King, Steven A$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Massie, Thomas$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Bridenstine, James$10,000$0$0$10,000$0$0$0
Salmon, Matt$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Schweikert, David$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Gohmert, Louis B Jr$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Huelskamp, Tim$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Bachmann, Michele$5,000$0$0$5,000$0$0$0
Jordan, Jim$5,000$0$5,000$0$0$0$0
Stockman, Steve$5,000$0$0$5,000$0$0$0
Fleming, John$10,000$0$0$10,000$0$0$0
Gingrey, Phil$0$0$0$0$0$0$0

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Images: Boehner on Capitol Hill today. J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press.