Malaka Of The Week: Congressman Steve King

The malaka of the week sweepstakes didn’t need to run the whole consarn week thanks to a bit of idiocy out of the corn fed mouth of Iowa wingnut Steve King. The King of nothing was responding to a question posed by the Hill, “what vote would you like to redo?”

“I don’t really go back and re-live that sort of thing. Some of the big votes that I’ve thought about, some of the jury’s still out. And at this point, maybe I’d answer that question another way, probably the singular vote that stands out that went against the grain, and it turns out to be the best vote that I cast, was my “no” vote to the $51.5 billion to [Hurricane] Katrina. That probably was my best vote.”

Mr. King is well known as one of House GOP Leader Boner’s more gaffe prone acolytes but this is rich even for him. I particularly like the bit where he admits to being completely unreflective. How Bushian is that?

Additionally, King is from a state that has been flood prone so he really should keep these thoughts to himself. Of course, when you put your foot in your mouth as much as Congressman Malaka does, you get used to talking around it. Sure, it’s garbled but it’s not like the dude ever makes any sense. Here’s one of his classic riffs after the 2006 death of the terrorist honcho Abu Musab al-Zarqawi:

“There probably are not 72 virgins in the hell he’s
at. And if there are, they probably all look like Helen Thomas.”

Yes, that’s right: he insulted the legendary journalist Helen Thomas who was 85 at that time. It takes a real malaka to mock an old lady; especially one of Ms. Thomas’ accomplishments.

Another of King’s claims to fame is his extreme homophobia. His response to the advent of gay marriage in Iowa was to warn of it becoming a“gay marriage Mecca”for “those people.” King is wont to use the term “those people” when referring to gay men, for whom he has a special distaste. Hey, at least he doesn’t call “those people” cornholers. Hmm, maybe that’s not an insulting term in Iowa…

Steve King is overqualified for the title of malaka of the week. His malakatude covers the waterfront; of course, he wouldn’t pay to rebuild a waterfront in New Orleans. Anyway, King may be overqualified but in the immortal words of Adrian Monk: “he’s the guy.”

Hat Tip: Kevin Allman of the Gambit Tabloid Blog.

5 thoughts on “Malaka Of The Week: Congressman Steve King

  1. MapleStreet says:

    So many things wrong with this.
    Folks on this list are a lot more cognizant of NOLA than I am, but wasn’t there some sort of structure from the Corps of Engineers that failed in NOLA?
    As you insinuated, Iowa had rather severe flooding last July. Iowa gets corn subsidies. etc.
    Also, I wonder how the good representative will vote on the flooding in Georgia / Alabama that is hopefully starting to recede. (I’m still trying to figure out the flooding just on the grounds that the lakes, including Lake Lanier, were severely down due to the record drought and even then they weren’t able to hold the water that came down.).
    Atlanta flooding will be interesting to compare to Katrina in that one of the stereotypes of NOLA is poor people with brown skin.

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  2. Adrastos says:

    I, too, await King’s votes with breathless anticipation.

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  3. Marco says:

    I am throwing all my fingers in his face!

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  4. ~Rep. King: “I’d say one of the best things (about being elected to Congress) is that the cream of the crop — and it isn’t all of the cream of the crop, but it’s some of the cream of the crop — comes to Washington, D.C., and that’s a very good thing. As we say in farm country, when you cull a herd, you kick those out; there’s hardly a cull in the bunch in Congress.”
    ~Editilla eats an H-Bomb~That stands for Hate Bomb.
    We Hate Creepy Legislators and the horse shit they rode in on.
    What an arrogant Son of a Bitch who has No Idea what he reveals in his pusillanimous pontifications. The man likes his cream.
    I mean, there are the assholes at the Exquisite Corps,
    assholes in the media, assholes about New Orleans everywhere.
    But then there are Special Assholes like this congressional anomaly who should be tarred and feathered in the public square, before we crucify them on the Neutral Ground and drag their sorry haunted souls to the river in chains.
    During the Flood, creepy people like this Did Not Last.
    Y’all should know that despite the news footage you were flooded with of BLACK PEOPLES, Editilla’s own lyin’eyes saw more worry and danger from WHITE PEOPLES just like this Freak’0’Lay NeoCoward Machiavelli-wannabee Limbaudian Mac’Rhetorical Syllodomite.
    They just cannot hang with disaster and will only hang should I find them in front of me like that again. Take them out First because Yellow Vermin like this Will try you from behind every time.
    Men like Steve King would rather shoot small birds and animals than have sex with their wives, the lowest of the lowest of male chromosome ass-fucks. Grrrrrrrrr!
    http://noladder.blogspot.com/2009/09/fuck-you-you-fucking-fuck-rep.html

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  5. Apologies. In the heat of the moment I forgot to leave you this:
    • $16.0 billion in subsidies 1995-2006.
    • Iowa ranking: 2 of 50
    • 30 percent of all farmers and ranchers do not collect government subsidy payments in Iowa, according to USDA.
    • Among subsidy recipients, ten percent collected 56 percent of all subsidies amounting to $8.95 billion over 12 years.
    • Recipients in the top 10% averaged $39,058 in annual payments between 1995 and 2006. The bottom 80 percent of the recipients saw only $2,045 on average per year.
    http://farm.ewg.org/farm/region.php?fips=19000
    The man was born on a Snake Farm I’m tollin’ya.

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