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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Michael A. Cohen, Boston Globe:[H]ere's one story that should not fall through the cracks: Representative Steve King of Iowa. Earlier this week King shared an article on Twitter offering his support for the Dutch politician Geert Wilders, who has based his political ascendancy on bashing Muslim immigrants. King added the words, "Wilders understands that culture and demographics are our destiny. We can't restore our civilization with somebody else's babies." These comments are catnip to white nationalists. In fact, former Ku Klux Klan imperial wizard David Duke retweeted King with the words "God bless Steve King." Not surprisingly, the reaction from Democrats was one of revulsion and demands for an apology. King, however, was undeterred.

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On Monday, King repeated his offensive words and added, "You've got to keep your birth rate up and that you need to teach your children your values and, in doing so, then you can grow your population and you can strengthen your culture, you can strengthen your way of life." ...

This is not King's first time at the racist rodeo. Back in July he raised questions about the contributions of non-white people to "civilization." A virulent opponent of immigration, King has called for an electrified fence to be built on the U.S.-Mexico border to give electric shocks to those trying to enter the country. Back in 2013 he said that for every successful child of an undocumented immigrant there are 100 more drug mules with "calves the size of cantaloupes" from hauling drugs. King also has been photographed with a confederate battle flag in his congressional office.

To put it simply, Steve King is a racist.

And yet, it seems that being a racist -- one who has repeatedly made prejudicial comments about blacks and Hispanics -- is not the kind of thing that gets you drummed out of the modern Republican Party. Indeed, it seems to have no impact at all.

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"Even after a campaign in which Donald Trump ran on an unambiguous platform of racism, xenophobia, and intolerance, it has, somehow, become inappropriate to identify the role that white nationalism plays in defining and uniting the modern Republican Party. Yet when people like Steve King continue to play leadership roles in the GOP and avoid condemnation for racist remarks, what more evidence do we need that many GOP voters, rather than being turned off by the open embrace of race-based appeals from Republican leaders, find them attractive. Steve King is not some fringe figure -- he's the mainstream of the modern Republican Party.

That's one story that cannot be ignored."

#1 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2017-03-19 01:55 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

No, the GOP has become the party of the middle class, and that must really hurt. I for one in the beginning didn't like it cause it didn't normally through bush years did the GOP care about such things.

#2 | Posted by Crassus at 2017-03-19 09:28 AM | Reply | Funny: 3

Do I want fair/fare trade.....who doesn't, apparently some of you people, but I hear trump talking about it all the time. Have not heard the left talk about it for the last 8 years.

There is so much trump wants to change that most here talked about wanting but now are bashing cause it is trump talking about it instead of the DNC. And even now things are being resistant for things 3 years ago most here wanted.

Maybe that's why us independents ruled the day.

#3 | Posted by Crassus at 2017-03-19 09:33 AM | Reply

"Party of the Middle Class"

One of the things you interesting people have done is define much of the Middle Class out of it

We're now elites. My wife and I have had belly laughs over that one.

#4 | Posted by Zed at 2017-03-19 09:33 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 6

Most independents are middle class, and it isn't elite, it is fairness with a thought to OUR nation and the working people.

But from all your posting history you don't want any part of that. You're easy, trump bad no matter what he does, nothing else matters, trump bad bad bad bad bad!!!!!!!

#5 | Posted by Crassus at 2017-03-19 09:39 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#5

I have this quirk against liars and thieves.

Funny how people can be.

#6 | Posted by Zed at 2017-03-19 09:43 AM | Reply

"You're easy, trump bad no matter what he does, nothing else matters, trump bad bad bad bad bad!!!!!!!"

Um, he's trying to take healthcare away from millions. That matters. I hate it when us "elites" have to inform you about facts that you should aleady know. Zed is becoming a leader of us "elites," he seems to have inherited the mind of a formerly brilliant poster who I shall not name.

#7 | Posted by danni at 2017-03-19 10:57 AM | Reply

Um, he's trying to take healthcare away from millions.

No, he is trying to give healthcare to millions without taking them to the bank and allowing them to keep the kind of care they want.

#8 | Posted by Crassus at 2017-03-19 11:01 AM | Reply | Funny: 4

when us "elites"

Enough said about the thought and open minded for diversity!

#9 | Posted by Crassus at 2017-03-19 11:03 AM | Reply

#8

Donald believes in revenge and in himself.

As he said more than once now, he doesn't even see the point in feeding old people and kids.

#10 | Posted by Zed at 2017-03-19 11:14 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

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let me make it a lot easier for you people....you can still use cut and paste from the Maddow show or colbert or the REAL political masterminds at the view

HERE>....this keyboard will help you....

when this regurgitation is all you've got...then below is all you need....

and you're welcome..

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#11 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2017-03-19 01:48 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"When this refutation is all you've got"

I listen to Donald's press conference, and what Monkey Sean Spicer has to say for him.

I regurgitate nothing. It's already vomit.

#12 | Posted by Zed at 2017-03-19 02:43 PM | Reply

"No, he is trying to give healthcare to millions without taking them to the bank and allowing them to keep the kind of care they want."

How can anyone take Crassus seriously after he posts idiocy like that? Sorry Crassus, I don't like picking on you but that statement is just so stupid. Folks in their 50's would be charged 5 times the amount folks in their 30's would pay, is that how you would want to treat your own parents? Bankrupt them for health insurance?

#13 | Posted by danni at 2017-03-19 03:03 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

I regurgitate nothing. It's already vomit.

#12 | Posted by Zed at 2017-0

My original intent was to make this a 'little funny' and I realize my comments may have aborted that attempt, but here's the thing......I don't care.


protecting the border isn't racism...PERIOD !!!...but even a small look at leftist rhetoric ignores that FACT...

but Milo put it best when he said.....and this applies so often..........."leftist believe that trump is the next hitler while breaking windows and suppressing free speech of a gay jew".....

so I showed you all how you can save some time....

#14 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2017-03-19 03:53 PM | Reply

and you're welcome...

#15 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2017-03-19 03:54 PM | Reply

The GOP has become the party of white nationalism

and you're welcome...

Posted by afkabl2 at

that pretty much says it all

#16 | Posted by truthhurts at 2017-03-19 04:09 PM | Reply

protecting the border isn't racism...

#12 | Posted by Zed at 2017-0

Of course not. But some significant percentage of the GOP is racist, nevertheless.

#17 | Posted by Zed at 2017-03-19 04:57 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Just a matter of time before the Teajadists get brave enough to start wearing stubby mustaches and start goose stepping to the orders of Fuheur Trump.

#18 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2017-03-19 10:59 PM | Reply

Democrats created this problem. the KKK was over burred and you single handed brought it back to live with your political correctness and black lives matter., I think you did it o purpose.

#19 | Posted by tmaster at 2017-03-20 01:35 AM | Reply

But some significant percentage of the GOP is racist, nevertheless

You can say the same thing about the DNC

#21 | Posted by Crassus at 2017-03-20 04:23 AM | Reply

#21

You don't understand me. Some SIGNIFICANT part of the GOP is racist.

#22 | Posted by Zed at 2017-03-20 08:49 AM | Reply

#20

No one's making anything up.

#23 | Posted by Zed at 2017-03-20 08:50 AM | Reply

#19

The KKK was revivified by political correctness? So if everyone had said n----- all along, they'd have gone away?

#24 | Posted by Zed at 2017-03-20 08:52 AM | Reply

Folks in their 50's would be charged 5 times the amount folks in their 30's would pay, is that how you would want to treat your own parents? - #13 | Posted by danni at 2017-03-19 03:03 PM
Is there some incredible issue with charging people what they cost to insure? If folks in their 50's account for 5 times the cost as folks in their 30's...wouldn't it make sense to charge them 5 times as much?

But some significant percentage of the GOP is racist, nevertheless. - #17 | Posted by Zed at 2017-03-19 04:57 PM
Some significant portion of any group is racist. Left, right or otherwise.

#25 | Posted by Avigdore at 2017-03-20 09:16 AM | Reply

"Is there some incredible issue with charging people what they cost to ensure"

If it means they can't pay, yes.

#26 | Posted by Zed at 2017-03-20 09:36 AM | Reply

Ever been poor, AVIGDORE?

#27 | Posted by Zed at 2017-03-20 09:36 AM | Reply

No, the GOP has become the party of the middle class, and that must really hurt. I for one in the beginning didn't like it cause it didn't normally through bush years did the GOP care about such things.
#2 | POSTED BY CRASSUS

Thank you for that. I needed a good laugh today.

#28 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-03-20 10:16 AM | Reply

If it means they can't pay, yes. - #26 | Posted by Zed at 2017-03-20 09:36 AM
Do you have a list of all the things that someone should get even if they can't afford them?
Please also include on the list those things that you have provided to people that are on the first list, and if you have any money to your name, why you haven't done more?

Ever been poor, AVIGDORE? - #27 | Posted by Zed at 2017-03-20 09:36 AM
Not homeless poor. Single unemployed mother in the south poor.

#29 | Posted by Avigdore at 2017-03-20 11:38 AM | Reply

The GOP has become the party of white nationalism

and you're welcome...

Posted by afkabl2 at

that pretty much says it all

#16 | Posted by truthhurts at 2017-03-19 04

do you have a job at msnbc?

because this 'editing' is a lie and you're a liar.

#30 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2017-03-20 12:13 PM | Reply

Do you have a list of all the things that someone should get even if they can't afford them?

#29 | Posted by Avigdore at

A partial list. Food is on it.

#31 | Posted by Zed at 2017-03-20 12:21 PM | Reply

and if you have any money to your name, why you haven't done more?

#29 | Posted by Avigdore at 2017-03-20 11:38 AMFlag: (Choose)FunnyNewsworthyOffensiveAbusive

Of course, you have no idea how much I've done.

But I'll concede a point here. The standard is give it all away and follow Him. I fall short. Then again, everyone does.

#32 | Posted by Zed at 2017-03-20 12:24 PM | Reply

so I showed you all how you can save some time....

#14 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2017-03-19 03:53 PM | Reply | Flag:

and you're welcome...

#15 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2017-03-19 03:54

How pathetic that this is the limit of your skills here. As with all propaganda and lies, the problem is the people who will only read just your lie and get some sort of cabalistic thrill out of your "edit".

#33 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2017-03-20 12:25 PM | Reply

Of course, you have no idea how much I've done.

But I'll concede a point here. The standard is give it all away and follow Him. I fall short. Then again, everyone does.

#32 | Posted by Zed at 2017-03-20 12:24 P

Excellent, and I mean that. Your first statement is applicable to many.

#34 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2017-03-20 12:27 PM | Reply

#33 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2017

Donald sees no point in feeding old people and kids.

#35 | Posted by Zed at 2017-03-20 12:28 PM | Reply

#34 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2017

Thanks, and I appreciate that. In all seriousness, let's get back to being friends. I hate your politics but I've always felt affection for you.

#36 | Posted by Zed at 2017-03-20 12:29 PM | Reply

#36 | Posted by Zed at 2017-0

life is short....and.

"I hope to arrive at my death...late...in love...and a little drunk"

Atticus

#37 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2017-03-20 12:52 PM | Reply

Scott Shackford makes clear in his new piece for Reason, that isn't what CDBG is mostly about. CDBG funds regularly go into pork-barrel and business-subsidy schemes with a cronyish flavor. That's why the program has been a prime target for budget-cutters for decades, in administration after administration. It's important to the CDBG program's political durability that its grantees wind up sprinkling a bit of extra money on popular programs mostly funded by other means. That way, defenders can argue that the block grants "fund programs like Meals on Wheels."

Read more at: www.nationalreview.com

"As you know, or I think you know, Meals on Wheels is not a federal program," he began. "It's part of that community that CDBGs -- the block grants that we give to the states, and then many states make the decision to give that money to Meals on Wheels." (emphasis added)

Stop there. What Mulvaney just said is important. The federal government cannot cut CDBG funding to Meals on Wheels because it does not give that money to Meals on Wheels. It gives that money to the states, and then some states elect to pass it along to programs like Meals on Wheels. To say that Trump's budget blueprint targets Meals on Wheels for cuts is disingenuous.

www.conservativereview.com

#38 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2017-03-20 01:00 PM | Reply

he's apparently a supporter of clean water in Flint Michigan.....to the tune of 100 mill..

#39 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2017-03-20 01:15 PM | Reply

why didn't 44 do that ?.....could it have 'possibly' been because it was an election issue ?

#40 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2017-03-20 01:15 PM | Reply

Local government entities submit applications for CDBGs. The application process is extensive, exhausting and detailed. An entity would be submitting an application that would detail specifically that they intend to use the requested grant funding for Meals On Wheels or other activities that fall into pre-approved categories or activity.

To say that these cuts are not specifically targeted is some of the most hair-splitting, disingenuous type of rhetoric that you RWNJ traitors have come up with to date.

By the way, Zed my love you but I loathe you.

#41 | Posted by Reagan58 at 2017-03-20 02:48 PM | Reply

Ad the Dems have become the party of racism and anything but white.

#42 | Posted by Robson at 2017-03-20 08:36 PM | Reply

#42, yeah that's why we pitted a white woman against a white Jew. Christ almighty.

#43 | Posted by bruceaz at 2017-03-20 08:48 PM | Reply

No, he is trying to give healthcare to millions without taking them to the bank and allowing them to keep the kind of care they want.

#8 | POSTED BY CRASSUS AT 2017-03-19 11:01 AM | FLAG: | FUNNY: 3

I'm not sure which is worse, that you're a sellout or a certified moron.

#44 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2017-03-20 10:05 PM | Reply

No, he is trying to give healthcare to millions without taking them to the bank and allowing them to keep the kind of care they want.

#8 | POSTED BY CRASSUS AT 2017-03-19 11:01 AM | FLAG: | FUNNY: 3

WOW Not even factually true. They are peddling that BS Health Savings Accounts that only benefit the wealthy. No they may bot be taken to the bank but they will go bankrupt which is worse.

#45 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2017-03-20 10:08 PM | Reply

What's funny to me is both sides are racists.

Blacks are preaching black only spaces, preaching black only businesses and separation, but get mad when whites do the same and call it racist.

And if you think blacks wouldn't hurt whites in order to achieve you are wrong.

It's all a bunch of hypocrisy...

#46 | Posted by boaz at 2017-03-21 08:29 AM | Reply

What's funny to me is both sides are racists.
Blacks are preaching black only spaces, preaching black only businesses and separation, but get mad when whites do the same and call it racist.
And if you think blacks wouldn't hurt whites in order to achieve you are wrong.
It's all a bunch of hypocrisy...

#46 | POSTED BY BOAZ

Way to generalize there, skippy.

Of course, let me know when Whites go through that whole 300 years of slavery and another 150 years of institutional oppression combined with the occasional lynching.

#47 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-03-21 11:16 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Rethugs have dominated the South since the Wussie Civil Rights Act, and Utah since WWII. Many are racist. Democrat turnout was low enough to flip the electoral college, or the racists cheated.

#48 | Posted by nutcase at 2017-03-21 11:53 AM | Reply

"Single unemployed mother in the south poor.
#29 | POSTED BY AVIGDORE"

Who paid for your kids' medical care?

#49 | Posted by mOntecOre at 2017-03-21 07:03 PM | Reply

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