Click here to watch video of the Vilsack-King Debate In Carroll October 25. This program will be re-broadcast Friday, October 26 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 28 at noon. The program will also be broadcast on IPTV WORLD (.3) Saturday, October 27 at 8:30 a.m.
Whether you live in IA-04 or elsewhere, this debate is worth watching. Steve King at his finest. Christie Vilsack puts him in his place most of the time even though the moderators are asleep.
At about 17:50 you can hear King appeal to his mysoginistic base when he claimed that Iowa women are getting abortions “simply because the mother wants a boy instead of a girl.” He says “we have evidence.” This of course goes unchallenged by IPTV moderators who don’t think to ask the obvious follow up, “what evidence?”
Also unchallenged by the moderators is the lie that he did not say something that he said – ON THE FLOOR OF CONGRESS – and for which there is a handy 43 second video of him saying it. Yes, the IPTV moderators allowed him to say unchallenged that Christie Vilsack’s accurate characterization of his statement that immigrants could be treated similar to livestock was false. But it was not false. Here is the 43 second video of King saying,
“We could also electrify this wire with the kind of current that wouldn’t kill somebody but would simply be a discouragement for them to be fooling around with it. We do that with livestock all the time.”
Please share it. It has only 351 views on Youtube.
Upcoming: Braley (D) and Lange (R) Debate | Nov. 1, 2012 7 pm [1st Congressional District] – Rep. Bruce Braley (D-Waterloo) and Ben Lange (R-Independence) will participate in a live debate in Dubuque. Livestream it here: http://www.iptv.org/iowapress/story.cfm/story/9987/ipd_20121101_104 or watch on IPTV.
If you missed some debates IPTV.org has archived debates of the 2012 congressional candidates.