Tea Party Congressman Steve King Compares Embattled GOP Whip To Jesus Christ

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House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) is currently dealing with a scandal over his appearance at a white supremacist conference in 2002. Scalise, then a state representative in Louisiana, was invited by the European-American Unity and Rights Organization, founded by former KKK leader David Duke, to appear at the conference and speak. Scalise has not denied that he spoke at the convention. However, he has claimed that he was fully unaware of the convention’s purpose or that EURO is a white nationalist group, stating that at the time he met with any group that invited him to speak.

As Scalise struggles to distance himself from Duke, EURO and his involvement with a racist conference twelve years ago, he has found at least one ally who will vouch for his character — Rep. Steve King (R-IA). King, the Tea Party firebrand who has made a name for himself by constantly spouting offensively racist comments about Hispanics, thinks Scalise was just understaffed at the time and didn’t realize what he was doing. At the same time, King, in an interview Monday, compared Scalise to Jesus Christ and seemed to imply Scalise had surrounded himself with sinners to lead them to the light. Or something.

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Per the Washington Post, King said the following:

“Jesus dined with tax collectors and sinners. It’s not the healthy who need a doctor, it’s the sick. Given that piece of Scripture, and understanding that Scalise probably wasn’t staffed thoroughly, I could understand how something like this happened. But I know his heart, I’ve painted houses with him post-Katrina, and I know he is a good man.”

Ummm, OK. So, because Scalise helped another racist paint houses for some photo-ops after a hurricane, he’s a good man beyond reproach and should be compared to Jesus? Sounds ’bout right.

Meanwhile, even though Scalise is doing his best to show he has no relationship with Duke, the ex-KKK Grand Dragon spoke out late Monday night stating he has met with Scalise several times. Ironically, Duke also used Christ-like imagery when speaking about Scalise to Fusion, saying Republicans better be careful about vilifying him due to his association with Duke.

“If Scalise is going to be crucified — if Republicans want to throw Steve Scalise to the woods, then a lot of them better be looking over their shoulders.”

According to Duke, politicians from all across the spectrum need to be careful about trying to make political hay over Scalise’s association with him as he’s willing to release the names of others he’s met with. In terms of threats, this one wasn’t even veiled.

The Washington Post reported that Duke said he doesn’t remember Scalise being at the conference in question as he did not hear him speak since Duke corresponded remotely via phone and video. However, he said he learned from two of his associates that he was invited and attended the event.

 

28 Replies to “Tea Party Congressman Steve King Compares Embattled GOP Whip To Jesus Christ”

  1. Oh brother… why hasn’t King been tossed out of Congress yet?

    Oh right.. the entire western half of Iowa is populated with morons who slobber over his every bone headed word of his.

  2. Drip, drip, drip…….people are now digging and sniffing out more dirt.

    And meanwhile we have Duke blackmailing and threatening politicians to out their names over associations with him.

    What a nice guy to pal around with.

  3. To all the baggers, does the 12 years of meeting with the KKK equal to the time the President had a so called fundraiser with Ayers? Just asking

  4. How wonderful to compare a figment of the imagination to another figment of the imagination or as Archie Bunker would say “a PIGment of the imagination”

  5. And not only that, apparently the republicans want the prosecutor who failed to
    press charges against anyone in the death of Mr Garner – to run for Grimm’s seat.
    We would have a KKK government.

  6. these guys can change the text books in Texas , Arizona, Arkansas etc. they can make legal voter suppression, they justified rolling back the voters rights act, it was just as easy to compromise Roe V. Wade and again compromise the gains of Affirmative Action. So armed with the hubris of a “rigged” judiciary(Robert’s Five)they again try the bounds of polite society by rewriting the teachings of Jesus Christ and by doing so cheapen two thousand years of teachings and tradition. Why? Well it fits the occasion while you may think the “Law” was chiseled in stone and handed to Moses, well, not so fast this is one of those occasions when we do torture or blatantly deny the right to vote or rewrite supreme court rulings to fit the occasion. So with the same tacit denial, once again we are asked to excuse embarrassing behavior from people that rule America. Once upon a time we built statues of these noble people now I’m choking on my coffee reading about their buffoonery!

  7. Can’t wait to see how the rest of this story goes.The GOP has a big problem and it’s going to get worst.KARMA!

  8. Photo ops – er, I mean “painting houses post Katrina” – doesn’t make you OR Scalise a good man, Steve. There’s a lot more to it than that. It’s the every day stuff, like not being the keynote speaker at a Klan rally regardless of what they are calling themselves today.

  9. They should boot (I mean literally ) out of office. These clowns should not be allowed to hold any office. How stupid does this guy think people are. Not every one is as dumb as those who elected him to office. It’s a sin that he attempts to compare Scalise to Jesus Christ. I’m a minister, and I know for sure what Jesus would think about the GOP leadership evil and hateful ways. And they better realize that everything that comes out of their mouths they will answer for.

  10. I’m waiting for the extremists’ reaction to King’s throwing the white supremacists under the bus. I’m sure he’ll wiggle out of that, but this comparison to Jesus is so odious I have NO words for it.

    Charlatans always see themselves as victims. They seriously need psychological or psychiatric intervention.

  11. Almost everyone knows Steve King is a racist bigot. The question is: do the people who vote him into office know this? If so, they’re worse than him; if not, then they should be so informed.

    Our country and form of government is based on the assumption that the electorate is well informed. I suspect this assumption is no longer true; the professor from MIT who said the US electorate is essentially stupid is, I’m afraid, very close to the truth.

    Gene

  12. Unfortunatelyl Gene, the MIT professor is correct. I’m 62 and know people my age who have NEVER voted and don’t pay ANY attention to what’s going on right under their noses. when anyone of them complains about government, whether it’s local or federal, or even complain about theIr public school district, I tell them since they didn’t care enough to be informed and vote accordingly they HAVE NO RIGHT to complain.

  13. Scalise IS like euro-Jesus. He is white & male.

    If Jesus is white, god is white.
    If god is white, and male,
    white males are demigods.
    The more you look like Jesus,
    the more privileged you are.

  14. Moreover, the description of “tax collectors and sinners” in the Bible fits congressmen like Steve King and Steve Scalise to a T.

    “…because of their skimming off the top, the tax collectors were well-to-do. This further separated them from the lower classes, who resented the injustice of their having to support the publicans’ lavish lifestyle. The tax collectors, ostracized as they were from society, formed their own clique, further separating themselves from the rest of society.”

    http://www.gotquestions.org/Bible-tax-collectors.html

    If Congress isn’t a clique of the wealthy, with lavish lifestyles, I don’t know what is.

  15. Just who I would want as a character witness if I was in trouble, Steve King. I wonder how long it will be before Steve Scalise bows out as Whip–for the good of the party?

  16. Birds of a feather,flock together. That is why the right wingers defend the crooked,lying,nasty politicians they vote for. A person with a brain and a conscience would not want these jokers in charge of their govt. It is the weak willed who need to be told by their preachers,TV personalitys and distortions and outright lies on Fox that mold the weak willed into believing them. It’s as if they are suffering from “mass hypnotization”. What they fear most are people like themselves. Worst part is that they all believe they are saved and they sure as heck aren’t. The cruelty they show to their fellow humans is a stomach turner. They forgot the one rule Jesus told them to do “Love thy neighbor,as thyself”. They are being used as pawns and are so thick headed that they cannot see it.

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