Steve King Posts Archive
SUBMITTED BY: Miranda Blue, Friday 08/01/2014, 4:19pm
The House Republican leadership seems to have handed the handling of the border crisis over to its far-right flank, planning to vote this afternoon on a bill that Rep. Steve King said was “like I ordered it off the menu.” This is how Rep. Michelle Bachmann described King’s role in the far-right takeover of the border bill: “We sat down in that room last night, HC 8 … in the Capitol, and it went as smooth as silk. Steve laid it out and in less than two hours we worked it out,” Bachmann said. “It was really a painless process. But it was the... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Brian Tashman, Thursday 07/31/2014, 12:30pm
During a conference call last month with the National Emergency Coalition, Rep. Steve King said that the U.S. needs to crack down on immigration because our nation’s borders were established by God. Disrespecting the borders, the congressman suggested, is disrespecting God’s will. He also blamed the child migrant crisis not on drug-war-related violence in Central America but on President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, or as he calls it, “deferred action for criminal aliens.” The congressman went on to say that “a significant... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Brian Tashman, Thursday 07/31/2014, 12:15pm
Reps. Steve King and Michele Bachmann recently chatted with Jerome Corsi, the chief reporter of the conspiracy theory website WorldNetDaily, about the increase in unaccompanied minors crossing the border. King, a Republican from Iowa, told Corsi that instead of “scattering these kids all over the country,” they should house them all in a tent city along the border. For her part, Bachmann said that “100 percent of the girls coming up from Guatemala were on birth control” because they expected to be raped along the way to the U.S. MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Wednesday 07/30/2014, 5:36pm
Luke Brinker @ Media Matters: How A Hate Group Lost Influence On (Most Of) Cable News. Jeremy Hooper: Iowa's governor sponsoring anti-gay Family Leader summit? Evan McMurry @ Mediaite: Steve King: Immigrant Families ‘Give Daughters Birth Control, Send Them Down Rape Path’ to U.S. Igor Volsky @ Think Progress: House Republican Insists He’s Not Considering Impeaching Obama, Then Admits He Is, All In Less Than 60 Seconds. Andy Kroll @ Mother Jones: Leaked Docs: How a Secret FreedomWorks Donor Sought a Return on Its "Investments." Daniel... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Tuesday 07/29/2014, 5:35pm
Jeremy Hooper @ GLAAD: Former anti-gay activist: "I've never met an 'ex-gay' man I thought was not still attracted to men." Alan Colmes: Pastor Robert Jeffress: Gay Marriages Are ‘Counterfeit.’ Andrew Kirell @ Mediaite: Rep. Steve King: Obama Possibly a ‘Narcissist’ Who Wants to Get ‘Martyred’ by Impeachment. TFN Insider: Houston Anti-Gay Leader Issues Chilling Call in Effort to Repeal Anti-Discrimination Ordinance. Hemant Mehta @ Friendly Atheist: Mark Driscoll Admitted to Trolling His Own Church’s Online... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Drew Courtney, Tuesday 07/29/2014, 3:25pm
Nearly two years into President Obama’s second term, a do-nothing Republican Congress is focusing on its next project: the 2014 midterm elections. But that effort might be complicated by increasing pressure from the party’s base to turn Congress’ energy to impeaching President Obama. The impeachment call, which has existed on the right-wing fringe since the start of Obama’s presidency, has picked up steam in recent weeks as it has been endorsed by right-wing media figures, activists and elected officials. This has put Republican congressional leaders in a tricky spot... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Tuesday 07/22/2014, 5:34pm
Timothy Johnson @ Media Matters: Idaho American Indian Tribe That Cancelled Nugent Concert Will Miss Out On His Vile Commentary. Jim Redmond @ Towleroad: Anti-Gay Activist John Stemberger Says Fight Against Same-Sex Marriage Is 'Worth Dying For.' David Neiwert @ Hatewatch: Jim Gilchrist Announces Grand Vision for New Minuteman Border Patrols in 2015. Sarah Posner @ Religion Dispatches: No Religious Left “Split” On Anti-LGBT Religious Exemption. Andrew Kaczynski @ BuzzFeed: Republican Congressman: Obama "Not Raised With An American Experience." MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Miranda Blue, Monday 07/21/2014, 12:45pm
For weeks now, anti-immigrant groups have been hyping a “National Day of Protesting Against Immigration Reform, Amnesty & Border Surge,” meant to be two days of protests in cities across the country in reaction to the Central American children who are coming to the southern border to flee violence in their home countries. The protests were a bust. Local news reports and pictures posted on social media show anemic turnout, from about 40 people in front of the United Nations in New York to just three at a McClellan, Texas, border control station who wondered if they had gotten... MORE >
Fischer: Michael Brown Attacked Police Officer Because He Was 'Hyped Up On Marijuana'
8/18/14 @ 4:10pm
Tea Party Of Louisiana Falls For Hoax Article: 'Common Core Turns Students Gay'
8/19/14 @ 5:15pm
Michelle Duggar Joins Smear Campaign Against Fayetteville LGBT Nondiscrimination Ordinance
8/19/14 @ 10:35am
Larry Klayman: Obama Wants To Rename The White House 'The Black House,' Start A 'Race War'
8/18/14 @ 11:10am
Pat Robertson: Healing Prayers Sometimes Don't Work Because People 'Enjoy Their Sickness'
8/19/14 @ 11:45am