January 15, 2019
All hell is breaking loose over Steve King, with Republicans rushing out like absolute sewer rats at a feeding frenzy to attack the heroic figure and demand his execution.
I am absolutely disgusted.
Who the hell do these people think they’re appealing to with this? Do they really believe that they lost the House of Representatives because they were too racist – even while every analysis says that the only reason Republicans won the Senate was support for Trump?
Or are they literally just attempting to gain favor with the Jews by sacrificing one of their own team members on the satanic alter of Yahweh?
House Republican leaders removed Representative Steve King of Iowa from the Judiciary and Agriculture Committees on Monday night as party officials scrambled to appear tough on racism and contain damage from comments Mr. King made to The New York Times questioning why white supremacy is considered offensive.
The punishment came on a day when Mr. King was denounced by an array of Republican leaders, though not President Trump. The Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, suggested Mr. King find “another line of work” and Senator Mitt Romney said he should quit. And the House Republicans, in an attempt to be proactive, stripped him of the committee seats in the face of multiple Democratic resolutions to censure Mr. King that are being introduced this week.
Those measures would force Republicans to take a stand on the House Democratic majority’s attempt to publicly reprimand one of their own.
Mr. King, who has been an ally of President Trump on the border wall and other issues, has a long history of making racist remarks and insults about immigrants, but has not drawn rebukes from Republican leaders until recently. In November, top Iowa Republicans like Senator Charles E. Grassley endorsed Mr. King for re-election even after one House Republican official came out and denounced him as a white supremacist.
But in an interview with The Times published last week, Mr. King said: “White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?”
Speaking to reporters on Monday night after the House Republican leadership team acted, Representative Kevin McCarthy of California, the minority leader, said he was not ruling out supporting a censure or reprimand resolution against Mr. King. He said the Republicans are not removing Mr. King from the G.O.P. House conference itself, so he can still attend its party meetings, and it was up to Iowans whether Mr. King should stay in office.
“This is not the first time we’ve heard these comments,” Mr. McCarthy said of Mr. King, an acknowledgment of the racist language the congressman has used before. “That is not the party of Lincoln and it’s definitely not American.”
As terrible of a figure as Lincoln was, he was at least very woke on the race question.
Much more woke than Steve King.
Mr. McCarthy, who conferred privately with Mr. King for an hour before the vote, did not say why the most recent comments were a breaking point given Mr. King’s long public record of similar remarks. “Maybe I did not see those, but I disagree with these.”
The full Republican conference must still technically ratify the leader’s decision, but Mr. McCarthy presented the matter as closed.
Mr. King remained defiant after losing his committee seats, releasing a long statement insisting that his comments in the Times article had been misunderstood. He said he had been referring only to “western civilization” when he asked “how did that language become offensive,” not “white nationalist” or “white supremacist.”
That is entirely possible.
And isn’t it convenient that there is no video of the recording, and we are simply supposed to trust the NYT that this is what he said.
Here’s the exact context of it:
So just before that he said he supports nonwhites coming to America, and that culture matters more than race. Then after he said the three terms, he made a comment specifically about “civilization.”
He could have been saying “how did ‘Western civilization’ get listed along with these two other terms?”, depending – literally – on how he punctuated that sentence.
So we’re really discussing the he said/she said of what intonation he put on the words…
“Leader McCarthy’s decision to remove me from committees is a political decision that ignores the truth,” he said.
He said he told Mr. McCarthy, “You have to do what you have to do and I will do what I have to do.” He pledged to continue to “point out the truth” and serve his district for “at least the next two years.”
The push to condemn Mr. King illustrated how alarmed senior Republicans are about the party’s image just two months after they lost 40 House seats, most of them in suburban or diverse districts — including seven in Mr. McCarthy’s home state of California, where the G.O.P. is on the brink of extinction.
The condemnations of Mr. King stood in stark contrast to the lawmakers’ willingness to tolerate President Trump’s frequent offensive and insensitive remarks about migrants, black people, Native Americans and other minorities.
Just last week, the president used the Oval Office to unleash a blistering assault on undocumented immigrants, portraying them as criminals in a fashion that harked back to an earlier era of American politics but rarely heard from a president in modern times. And on Sunday night, Mr. Trump invoked the Wounded Knee massacre of hundreds of Native Americans as an attempt to joke about Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts.
No one could be so stupid as to believe that Republicans lost the House because they were too “racist.”
The reason they lost the House is that they couldn’t get white people out to vote because they are not “racist” enough.
If Republicans would have gotten the wall started immediately after Trump took office, they would have won the House. And if it were not for Donald Trump, they would have lost the Senate.
And yes, NYT, you are correct: Donald Trump is just as “racist” as Steve King. Probably even more so. And yet, he is the only popular Republican figure. There are literally no other Republicans that have anything close to his level of support.
People hate Mitch McConnell, they hate Mitt Romney, and they are going to start hating Kevin McCarthy as soon as they find out who he is.
Obviously, I don’t think the GOP can come out full-on and start talking about Hitler and so on. However, what the NYT calls “racism” – which is actually simply a very timid defense of white people, their culture and civilization – is what is popular.
And the only reason the Jew media has the power to attack people over this sort of thing is that the GOP gives them that power by going along with this nonsense.
Kevin McCarthy, in responding to this on Sunday, actually said “I’ve noticed on the other side they do not take action when their party members say things like this.”
.@GOPLeader says "action will be taken" in response to @SteveKingIA's comments. He says there will be a “serious conversation” about King’s future and role. After our interview, McCarthy told @margbrennan he is reviewing whether King should keep his committee assignments. pic.twitter.com/YD3LpgfHEU
— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) January 13, 2019
I wonder why that is?
Imagine an organization refusing to attack itself on the demands of their opponents. And then imagine being their opponents, and being exuberant about attacking yourself whenever your opponent demands it.
It’s incredible, these people.
What complete and total failures.
At least Trump hasn’t joined in. I tend to think he will not. They are demanding that he does, but he appears to be listening to the advice of Jared Kushner a lot less these days.