Tea Party Congressman Steve King Idiotically Compares Obama To North Korean Dictator

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Rep. Steve King (R-IA) is known for going out of his way to make blatantly offensive and outlandish comments in order to bring attention to himself. Usually, he reserves his most idiotic and reprehensible statement for the immigration debate. However, on occasion, he’ll way in on other issues, possibly in an attempt to show that he is not just hyper-focused on saying insensitive things about Hispanics, but that he has the ability to offend anyone else out there. On Wednesday evening, the Tea Party Congressman decided to weigh in on the Washington Redskins debate and pointed the finger at President Obama in the most stupid way possible.


Sigh. Yes, Steve, the US Patent and Trademark Office’s ruling on the Redskins’ nickname is directly comparable to the harsh human rights conditions that the people of North Korea suffer under a dictatorial regime. Thee’s hyperbole. There’s exaggeration. Then there’s whatever the heck this tweet from Steve King is. Of course, this is nothing new for King. He’s made a nice little cottage industry out of spouting out unbelievable rhetoric, all in the name of advancing himself and the Tea Party brand. For example, King has made it a point to speak about Hispanics in very derogatory terms. In 2006, when he discussed the need for an electrified border with Mexico, King compared those crossing the border to livestock.

“I also say we need to do a few other things on top of that wall, and one of them being to put a little bit of wire on top here to provide a disincentive for people to climb over the top or put a ladder there. We could also electrify this wire with the kind of current that would not kill somebody, but it would simply be a discouragement for them to be fooling around with it. We do that with livestock all the time.”

In 2012, King compared immigrants to dogs and said the United States should only pick the best dogs.

“You put out a beacon like the Statue of Liberty and who comes here? The most vigorous from every country that has donated legal immigrants to America. The cream of the crop. We’ve always had bird dogs around our place. In our family there’s a black lab and white lab, a yellow lab, and my brother has a chocolate lab. Well, you go in and you look at a litter of pups, and you watch them. You watch how they play — they run around a little bit — and what do you want? You want a good bird dog, and you want one that’s gonna be aggressive? Pick the one that’s the friskiest, the one that’s in games the most — not the one that’s over there sleeping in the corner. You want a pet to sit on the couch, pick the one that’s sleeping in the corner. That’s — so, you get the pick of the litter, you got yourself a pretty good bird dog. We got the pick of every donor civilization on the planet because it’s hard to get here; you had to be inspired to come. We got the vigor from the planet to come to America. Whichever generation it was, and then we taught our children that same thing.”

Also in 2012, King railed against diversity and multiculturalism, claiming that English should be the only language spoken in the United States.

“One of the great things about America is we’ve been unified by a common language. That common language, of course, is English. Our language is getting subdivided by some forces of the federal government. It is time to speak with a common voice. The argument that diversity is our strength has really never been backed up by logic. It’s unity is where our strength is. Our Founding Fathers understood that. Modern-day multiculturalists are defying that.”

Last year, there was this infamous quote that drew harsh criticism from Republican leadership.

“For everyone who’s a valedictorian, there’s another 100 out there that weigh 130 pounds and they’ve got calves the size of cantaloupes because they’re hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert.”

However, even with a large number of Republicans rebuking him for his racist and ignorant comments, King has continued to toss out idiocy on a consistent basis. Worse, he will likely have no problem holding onto his House seat this November. The sad state of affairs in our Congress is that we have a number of genuinely toxic Representatives taking up space, who feel emboldened to insanely offensive things because they feel protected by their specific Congressional district. Generally, the craziest and most extreme members of the House know they can get away with jumping off the deep end because there will be no electoral repercussions. King represents a constituency in his Iowa district that, while not entirely made up of extreme conservatives, has a large base of far-right Tea Party types who will support his insanity year in and year out. With that in mid, King will undoubtedly continue on his crusade to gain notoriety by being outwardly offensive. If  Wednesday’s tweet or the above comments aren’t concrete proof od that, look no further than this tweet he sent a couple of weeks ago.  

18 Replies to “Tea Party Congressman Steve King Idiotically Compares Obama To North Korean Dictator”

  1. What do these teabaggers do lie awake at night trying to come up with ridiculous things to say? I’m betting more than once King has been jolted out of his sleep with night sweats and screaming Obama, Obama at the top of his lungs.

  2. I guess the Democrats should just start making stuff up about the Republicans and repeating it enough so those with a low IQ, or those that are just too lazy to think, or who have chosen to be ignorant, can pretend they know what is going on. It seems to be working for the GOP. Or is it just they have been so wrong for so long, they can’t face their own stupidity, so they will just sit rocking in the corner humming to themselves with their hands placed firmly against their ears….

  3. There are six things the Lord dislikes, seven that are an abomination to him; haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises evil plans, feet that make haste to evil plans, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among others. Proverbs 6:16-19

    This is from their play book. Describes them perfectly.

  4. If he was like Kim Jong-un, Obama would have first starved, and then machine gunned Steve King’s whole family. Then he would have fed this dipwad alive to ravenous tigers in a stadium for sport, and as an object lesson to the other people he “likes.” This jerk should stop watching Game of Thrones, and stop taking Oxycontin. The Washington football franchise should change their racist name to the Jackasses with Kings caricature braying on all their products and helmets!

  5. If Steve King have it his way, he would allow NFL to have ‘N’ words and ‘towelheads’ for team names.

  6. Crazy, White, blue-eyed crackers don’t only come from the South. y’all! – An Austin Liberal Progressive

  7. If President Obama was a dictator,America would not have to listen to or endure jackazzes like Limbum,Scarah PayMe,Steve King,Dan Coulter,heartless Cheeney,Lizzie Cheeney,KochMonsters,Crybaby Boner,Scotus,fake news,I could go on & on,so King should get his chit right because he and his klan need to seek a professional mental health specialist and this country would be much much better.

  8. Even though this article is mostly correct, I think one important thing to acknowledge is how redistricting made things a little more level for King to the point where he actually had to compete in 2012. Iowa lost a rep after the census 5 to 4. Before redistricting King’s district consisted of the westernmost counties in Iowa. After redistricting, he gained Ames and Mason City which made his district a lot more competitive with ISU leading the way. King still won because he still had enough of his old clan that got a kick out of his stupidity to vote for him, but it was the most competitive race King has ever ran.

    I still think the guy can be defeated but, it is an uphill climb. I guess this is my time for shameless namedropping….. Jim Mowrer and Staci Appel for Iowa’s 4th and 3rd districts and lets get the embarassments out of Iowas representation! We need change badly!!!

  9. Look no further than King’s latest rant to understand why he decided he wouldn’t run for the U.S. Senate in Iowa. I think it’s because he knows what gets him elected in his district doesn’t play well statewide.

  10. The HATE is strong in this one. The hateful, hate filled, hate mongering haters and liars of the republicans can be proud of the sickening little despicable disgusting twerp, Steve King. He is every thing they are, and they are sickening.

  11. …I’d much rather be friends with a Texas Progressive than a Wisconsin Teahadist…just sayin’…
    from Beautiful Downtown Madison, WI.
    (that’s a tip o’the old chapeau To Rowan & Martin…)

  12. That’s funny…. I was under the impression that the Rethuglicans thought our President was Hitler; not Kim Jong! I’m really confused, now! (LOL!)

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