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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Rep. Steve King doubled down Monday on comments he made over the weekend in which he appeared to criticize foreigners and immigrants ... King, a prominent Iowa Republican and a vocal advocate against illegal immigration, tweeted Sunday, "We can't restore our civilization with somebody else's babies." Asked by CNN's Chris Cuomo on New Day to clarify his comments, King said he "meant exactly what I said." "You cannot rebuild your civilization with somebody else's babies. You've got to keep your birth rate up, and that you need to teach your children your values," King said, paraphrasing remarks he said he's delivered to audiences in Europe. "In doing so, you can grow your population, you can strengthen your culture, and you can strengthen your way of life."

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"We can't restore our civilization with somebody else's babies."

He was talking about brown and black babies, as well as white?

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2017-03-13 03:54 PM | Reply

"I'm ssssssoooooo happy the 'identity politics' crowd hates this! Electing racists is such a good thing! I'm not a racist though, just ask me."

-- some idiot who posts here, there are so many of them I can't keep track

#2 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-03-13 03:57 PM | Reply

I am an avid student of world war 2 and its roots. this statement reminds me of faint echoes

#3 | Posted by truthhurts at 2017-03-13 05:30 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The statement is true. And history has proved it out..

#4 | Posted by boaz at 2017-03-14 08:09 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

The statement is true. And history has proved it out..

#4 | Posted by boaz at 2017-03-14 08:09 AM | Reply | Flag:

This is categorically false. The children here and now are our future and their children and so on and so forth.

#5 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2017-03-14 08:12 AM | Reply

"The statement is true. And history has proved it out.."

It must be sad to be you.

#6 | Posted by danni at 2017-03-14 08:17 AM | Reply

I wonder what it will take to get Paul Ryan to take "I'm a white supremacist" for an answer:

talkingpointsmemo.com

FTA:

"I'd like to think––and I haven't spoken to Steve about this––I'd like to think that he misspoke and it wasn't really meant the way that that sounds, and hopefully he's clarified that," the speaker said in an interview with Fox News' Bret Baier.

However, it does not appear that King misspoke at all. After sending the initial tweet, the Iowa congressman doubled down on his remark in a Monday morning interview on CNN and said he "meant exactly what I said" in the tweet. King claimed that there is an effort to fill a "void" left by abortion with "somebody else's babies."

#7 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-03-14 10:03 AM | Reply


It must be sad to be you.

#6 | Posted by Danni

Actually no, it must be sad to be you.

To contribute so much to the destruction of your nation and culture, you must have a low self esteem about your nation. Every thing about that last sentence above was correct. I would even take it a step farther in that we must give immigrants our culture and insist they abide by it, or else go back to where they came, where they should feel most comfortable.

Without a common culture, we are not a nation. We are only factions of different cultures around the world and that doesn't make for a common picture...

#8 | Posted by boaz at 2017-03-14 12:56 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Without a common culture, we are not a nation. We are only factions of different cultures around the world and that doesn't make for a common picture...

Posted by boaz at 2017-03-14 12:56 PM | Reply

There is no common culture you twit. We are a melting pot of many cultures and nationalities. Only arrogant people can't see this.

#9 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2017-03-14 12:59 PM | Reply

we must give immigrants our culture and insist they abide by it, or else go back to where they came, where they should feel most comfortable.

#8 | Posted by boaz at 2017-03-14 12:56 PM | Reply | Flag:

Sounds like the white supremacists. This is a white only nation and if you don't like it you can leave. You either act like us or else G-d Boaz you sound crazy AND ignorant.

#10 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2017-03-14 01:03 PM | Reply

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We are a melting pot of many cultures and nationalities. Only arrogant people can't see this.

And only naïve people such as yourself cannot see this doesn't make for unity.

#11 | Posted by boaz at 2017-03-14 01:04 PM | Reply

I saw more of that interview. He was arguing that unlike the legal immigrants of 100 years ago who embraced being "American", the current waves of immigrants choose to create enclaves within the United States where they do not view themselves as American, but rather as expatriates.

#12 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2017-03-14 01:07 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I saw more of that interview. He was arguing that unlike the legal immigrants of 100 years ago who embraced being "American", the current waves of immigrants choose to create enclaves within the United States where they do not view themselves as American, but rather as expatriates.

Posted by MUSTANG at 2017-03-14 01:07 PM | Reply

You're ignorant of history. The Chinese had separated areas in the migration west in the middle 1,800's They lived separately and even had opium dens until white man got scared their white women would get shacked up with a Chinese man so they outlawed opium.

#13 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2017-03-14 01:17 PM | Reply

"..immigrants choose to create enclaves..."
#12 | POSTED BY MUSTANG

You're ignorant of history.
#13 | POSTED BY LAURAMOHR

Americans do the same thing overseas, especially if there's a language barrier. There are tons of ex-pat enclaves everywhere.
But like here in the US, it isn't being forced on anyone. Every large city I've ever been to has different ethnic neighborhoods.

And no one is forcing them to live on some specific street. I was a little more adventurous when I was overseas and immersed myself in the culture.
But not everyone is like that. I worked with people who wanted American foods every single day...in China. I never got that.

#14 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-03-14 01:38 PM | Reply

The statement is true. And history has proved it out..

#4 | POSTED BY BOAZ

Funny. Because Steve King thinks of you as a "subgroup" of people who hasn't contributed to society as much as whites.

Rep. Steve King Asks What 'Subgroup' Contributed More to Civilization Than Whites

Is that true too?

#15 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2017-03-14 02:00 PM | Reply

#13 I'm not saying it, he did. Of course I recognize Chinatown, Little Italy, etc...

#16 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2017-03-14 02:01 PM | Reply

At least in Chinatown, Little Italy, etc, they aren't making everyone make special provisions as to their culture in their other country.

#17 | Posted by boaz at 2017-03-14 04:04 PM | Reply

"You're ignorant of history. The Chinese had separated areas in the migration west in the middle 1,800's They lived separately and even had opium dens until white man got scared their white women would get shacked up with a Chinese man so they outlawed opium."

It's you who are ignorant. The Chinese were treated terribly by white America. It wasn't their failure to integrate...they were prohibited from doing so. By laws that remained on the books for well into the 20th century. Strangely, all that racism didn't appear to have stopped them from becoming one of the most successful segments of American society.

American is awesome because it is a melting pot. Because of the mixing of cultures. The reason much of the Islamic world sucks ass is because they strictly control outside cultural influence. We don't need to be like them.

#18 | Posted by madbomber at 2017-03-14 08:30 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

-- some idiot who posts here, there are so many of them I can't keep track

I think I saw one in your bathroom mirror.

#19 | Posted by sentinel at 2017-03-14 08:39 PM | Reply

It's appalling that there's ANY defense of King's racist xenophobic comments.
Of course Bannon's all about this, too. Complete agreement. As is David Duke and The Daily Stormer (you can guess what they're about...)

And King's remarks were in defense of Geert Wilders, a far-far right loon (Netherlands) that wants to shut down all the mosques in the Netherlands.

But this being the same King that was so beside himself over the thought of Harriet Tubman being considered as possibly being put on the U.S. $20 he had to file an amendment to prevent it.

But naw, nothing racist here...

#20 | Posted by YAV at 2017-03-14 08:51 PM | Reply

#1 He was talking about brown or black.....huh? Mind reader like most in overzealous PC, hate crime police?

I would submit he was talking about those not of our culture, language, values, and beliefs. Exactly what we do not need in our already divided US. This is about the the same people that Israel and other countries exclude for exactly the same reasons. They claim cultural incompatibily. No one calls them racist.

#21 | Posted by Robson at 2017-03-14 09:18 PM | Reply

^Uses "we" and "they" but does not consider himself racist, 'natch.

#22 | Posted by e1g1 at 2017-03-14 10:18 PM | Reply

Racist throughout the administration but Obama has To DISAVOW FARRAKHAN BS!!!

People are not Radacalized when they immigrate, they get Radacalized here.

#23 | Posted by fresno500 at 2017-03-15 12:01 AM | Reply

they get Radacalized here.

#23 | POSTED BY FRESNO500

Yup!

Right here... I seen it happen.

www.drudge.com

#24 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-03-15 02:17 AM | Reply

He is so full of it. There is simply no evidence to support this statement. Ask any indian tribe. You cant go anywhere in georgia these days without speaking cherokee. Come on people. Lax immigration laws have never hurt the dominant culture in a nation before.

#25 | Posted by A_Citizen at 2017-03-15 08:05 AM | Reply

NPR this morning was reporting about Japan which is having a real population problem. Their population is expected to shrink by on third in the next twenty years so they are considering offering free education all the way through college to lure immigrants to their country. America, if Trump succeeds in deporting millions, will find itself in a similar situation, perhaps not quite as severe but bad enough. Those advocating for deportation aren't paying the slightest attention to the age demographics of our country, we simply can't ignore them and expect to be viable in thirty years.

#26 | Posted by danni at 2017-03-15 08:40 AM | Reply

"Without a common culture, we are not a nation." - #8 | Posted by boaz at 2017-03-14 12:56 PM

Figures an idiot like you would think that culture is what makes us a nation.

It isn't.

It is our belief in and respect for our Constitution that makes us a nation.

#27 | Posted by Hans at 2017-03-15 11:37 AM | Reply

It is our belief in and respect for our Constitution that makes us a nation.
#27 | POSTED BY HANS

It sounds like you would rally around any piece of paper that get's ratified.

What if a group of rich white elitists wrote it who owned slaves, subjugated women, and murdered native inhabitants?

And while we're at it, do you agree with every single word?

#28 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-03-15 11:47 AM | Reply

"...do you agree with every single word?" - #28 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-03-15 11:47 AM | Reply | Flag: Unsurprisingly completely missed the point of #27

"What makes us Americans is our shared commitment to an ideal - that all of us are created equal, and all of us have the chance to make of our lives what we will." - Barack Obama
"The rights and freedoms in our Declaration and Constitution have melded us together as 'Americans'" - Jack Miller
"My name's Donovan. Irish, both sides. Mother and father. I'm Irish and you're German. But what makes us both Americans? Just one thing. One. Only one. The rule book. We call it the Constitution, and we agree to the rules, and that's what makes us Americans. That's all that makes us Americans." - unattributed

#29 | Posted by Hans at 2017-03-15 11:58 AM | Reply

Guess we will just have to send all those adopted Chinese and Russian babies back.

They are "someone elses babies".

#30 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-03-15 03:09 PM | Reply

Hasn't America been factions for much of its history? I don't believe you could ever have a common culture in this nation.

#31 | Posted by nayrmg at 2017-03-15 07:54 PM | Reply

Steve King's parents should have abstained......

#32 | Posted by BingyBunny at 2017-03-15 09:02 PM | Reply

#31

Not really. You're not going to find many >second generation Americans who aren't of mixed ancestry.

Americans Greeks, in my experience, are the most seclusive. But even they mingle with other eastern European-Americans with similar cultural heritage.

#33 | Posted by madbomber at 2017-03-15 09:16 PM | Reply

Without a common culture, we are not a nation. We are only factions of different cultures around the world and that doesn't make for a common picture...

#8 | POSTED BY BOAZ

A common culture?

You mean the one with sprinklings of Italian, German, Polish, Irish, African, Indian, Pakistani and on and on and on?

That "common culture"?

#34 | Posted by jpw at 2017-03-15 11:19 PM | Reply

Sounds like the white supremacists. This is a white only nation and if you don't like it you can leave.

I hope I'm there to see the look on his face when he's shown the door...

#35 | Posted by jpw at 2017-03-15 11:20 PM | Reply

It is our belief in and respect for our Constitution that makes us a nation.

Close but no cigar. It is our government that make us a nation. The constitution defines how that government should work.

The United States has always been a multi-cultural society populated by native americans, european settlers and slaves: three distinct groups of people, each with their own culture and subcultures.

However, what unites us as Americans is our respect for the national government and the government's ability to enforce the authority granted it by the constitution. In fact, we have enforced that authority by fighting wars with invaders and each other. We have enforced that authority by protecting civil rights. We have enforced that authority by ensuring that everyone has a right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happyness.

The forces that would tear us apart are not all external; many are internal. Forces that try to prevent other cultures from taking root in America deny our multicultural heritage and its importance in defining us as Americans.

People that want to tear down our national government or deprive it of the resources it needs to enforce the authorities granted it by the constitution and the laws it has established as a result of that authority, are being un patriotic.

#36 | Posted by FedUpWithPols at 2017-03-16 07:07 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Great post FEDUPWITHPOLS! Realize that our Constitution is in grave danger today because we are within two state legislatures of the right having enough of them to create a Constitutional Convention which would allow them to rewrite our Constitution. Things like minimum wage, 40 hour work week, child labor laws, etc. could all be memories if the Trumping Koch brothers and their buddies get their way. WE are in a war for civilization, they want domination, all decent Americans need to unite against these evil bastards. They will, if given the chance, take everything away from your children and grandchildren. Instead, we should take everything away from them so that no individuals ever wield so much power in our country again.

#37 | Posted by danni at 2017-03-16 08:36 AM | Reply

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