The Madness of Steve King

Iowa, do we really want King, a founding tea party member for one of our representatives in Congress?

This page is divided into three sections:  (1) Famous Steve King quotes; (2) Steve King videos; (3) List of Blog for Iowa posts about Steve King.  There is also a list of links to newspapers in Steve King’s district for letter-writing purposes.  If you come across something elsewhere that you would like added to this page, please send it along to us at  blog3@democracyforiowa.com

Famous Steve King Quotes: 

Please feel free to use these references for your letters to the editor during the campaign for U.S. House of Representatives for Iowa District 4.  Please send other quotes you come across to:  blog3@democracyforiowa.com

  • King supports return to McCarthyism:  King was asked if he supported a recent conspiracy-laced speech by conservative media mogul Cliff Kincaid, in which he argued that the next Republican Congress should bring back the House Internal Security Committee in order to combat “the ugly spread of Marxism in America.” King responded, “I would. I think that is a good process and I would support it.” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/06/rep-steve-king-mccarthyism-panel-html

http://www.politicalruminations.com/2010/12/rep-steve-king-mccarthyism-in-congress-is-a-good-process-that-he-would-support.html

King opposed unemployment extension:  King opposed extending unemployment for John Morrell workers “We shouldn’t turn the ‘safety net’ into a hammock.” http://www.ktiv.com/story/11966911/king-wont-support-extended-unemployment-for-john-morrell-workers

King:  “ObamaCare is a law that ought not exist, and I will continue to advocate for its complete repeal.”    ~ July 28, 2017     https://webcache.googleusercontent.com:https://steveking.house.gov/issues/health-care

King:  “Republicans should do to “ObamaCare” what Democrats did to the Vietnam War.” ~February 10, 2011  http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/steve-king-let-s-kill-the-government-if-obama-won-t-kill-health-care-reform

King:  “100% of my language to repeal 100% of ObamaCare just passed the House with 100% Republican support = 100% great day 4 the USA!” ~January 19, 2011

King:  “I think it’s time to put a marker down and I think we will have the votes in the House to put an end to the anchor babies in this country.” ~November 4, 2010

King:  “There is more than one way to skin a cat and the EPA may be that cat.” ~November 4, 2010

Steve King Videos

“That’s my congressman – Yankee with a Confederate flag.”  by Sean O’Brien, actual constituent of Steve King.  This is a great video.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Us7aobCVpXk

Steve King demonstrates, on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, how to build an electrified fence on the U.S.-Mexico border:  If you haven’t seen this, you MUST watch to get the full experience of Steve King’s truly unique kind of crazy.  Here’s a text preview, but we recommend watching this live demonstration of his idea of what the wall would be like and specifics on how to construct it.  Yep.  Video here

“I want to put the fence in but I want to put a wall in, and I designed one. And this is simply to put a trench in the desert floor. We have the ability to put together a machine that would be a slip floor(?) machine that would lay a footing about like this, Mr. Speaker. In fact if you look at the end of that, that’s so you’d have that about 5 feet deep underneath the ground to keep the wall from tipping over.  We put a notch in it that allows to put pre-cast panels in it and it would look like this, would be flush with the desert floor. And then you…”

It all makes sense when you get about a minute (58 seconds) in and you hear King say:

“Our little construction company could build a mile a day of this pretty easily.”

Yes, there is a King family construction company.  Steve’s son, Dave King, bought the business in 2003. How awesome it would be for his kid to be the one to build that wall!      http://kingconstruction.net/about-us/

Steve King supports Dog fighting. Watch Paws Against King wage a local protest chanting, “There’s no excuse for cruelty… There’s no excuse for King!” 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmR9oZxJva4

Steve King asks, “What have minorities contributed to civilization?”  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tu-LBS_kpDQ

Steve King compares animal fighting to people fighting and says there’s something wrong with the Humane Society and the rest of us for thinking animals should be protected by the law.  26 second video.  Good one if you need a quick surge of anger to get you motivated.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7CT6Zz6EkQ

Steve King’s disrespectful, arrogant attitude towards Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., in this congressional hearing will make you sick.  RFK made the mistake of speaking the truth about CAFOs.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWQ8KHj8Az4

Colbert Report: Steve King’s Dogfighting defense.  You’ve gotta hear this one. Just about the craziest of all.  http://www.cc.com/video-clips/q82dz5/the-colbert-report-steve-king-s-dogfighting-defense

Steve King compares unemployment to kids not doing their chores. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/28/steve-king-unemployed-chores_n_3832478.html?ncid=txtlnkushpmg00000037

Blog for Iowa posts about Steve King

Steve King: Talk Show Host, Evangelist, Or Representative?

When he’s not talking like a right-wing radio host, he’s giving the taxpayers religious lectures.  Are we paying Steve King to be an evangelist, a media pundit or a representative of the people? Plus, while the DMReg is willing to … Continue reading

List Of Newspapers In Steve King’s District

Time now to start hitting the editorial pages.  Here is a list of newspapers in Steve King’s district.  These are the major papers. For a complete list, including small papers you can go to the bottom of this post and … Continue reading

Dear Steve King

Read this outstanding letter to the editor of the Des Moines Register by a western Iowan. Then do something to support Kim Weaver who is doing her best to unseat Iowa’s most disgraceful “representative.”   Click here to help Kim Weaver.  … Continue reading

Fundraising Idea For Steve King

Many of us have been involved in fund raising for various projects around our communities. One of the frequently used fund raising ideas is to sell bricks that will be put into a memorial wall. The bricks are emblazoned with … Continue reading

Sunday Funday: Steve King Border Wall Designer Edition

Funny thing last Thursday. Steve King grabbed that Des Moines Register soapbox at the Iowa State Fair to spread a little bit of his unvarnished hate for people not white. King made this statement Thursday: “On the immigration issue, I … Continue reading

Steve King Do-Nothing Confederate Flag-Waving Congressman From Iowa

Democrats, independents, and sane Republicans in Iowa’s 4th District need to rise up, do what is right and un-elect Steve King.  Iowa can certainly do better than a congress person who specializes in racial slurs and propagandistic, inflammatory comments.  King … Continue reading

Steve King: Bet I Can Fool You!

In what must be the first move in the 2014 election cycle, a large group of Republican House members voted for the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and at the same time voted AGAINST VAWA. So, even though the money … Continue reading

Steve King Challenger Calls King A “Fox News Celebrity”

[**Editor’s note 08/06/17 – Say what you will about Kim Weaver (King’s previous challenger who dropped out of the race).  This is a great talking point and messaging. She said, “instead of a Fox News celebrity, we need a representative in Washington.”   Use this in your letters.]

Gotta love a girl who’s out there slamming Faux News and Steve King.  … Continue reading

 

 

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