Steve King is in MORTAL KOMBAT


Guys, Steve King is a major hardass:

Rep. Steve King (R-IA), onracial and gay slurs
being hurled at Democratic congressmen: “I just don’t think it’s
anything. … There are a lot of places in this country that I couldn’t
walk through. I wouldn’t live to get to the other end of it.”

And you know, I’m sure if somebody asked him, he’d say that there was some mythical black or Hispanic neighborhood someplace where his pasty, privileged ass was in danger. Because I can look at that photo and hear the minivan’s automatic door locks ker-thunk into place as he drives past anywhere that has a sign in Spanish. It wouldn’t be unusual for him to think he’d be unsafe there. Many white folks do consider themselves unsafe in minority neighborhoods, and it’s because they have never spent any real time there, but that’s another post entirely.

However, there is ample historical precedent for large angry groups of straight white men getting very seriously violent with any minority, woman, hell person who crossed their straight white angry path. It’s not about there being a place where you’d feel strange. It’s about getting a bunch of assholes together, hopping them up on political crack, and then setting them loose on the people you’ve just tarred as wanting to destroy their way of life. There are many, many ways that that has gone bad. It’s not the same thing as taking a wrong turn down an unfamiliar street.


8 thoughts on “Steve King is in MORTAL KOMBAT

  1. “There are a lot of places in this country that I couldn’t walk through. I wouldn’t live to get to the other end of it.”
    My living room comes immediately to mind…

  2. What a wussy. I knew a black woman, working on the high school newspaper, who sneaked into a Klan rally in the trunk of a car (at least, that was the story, and thinking of this, I thought, well, she has a distinctive name, and damn if she isn’t on Facebook. So now I’ll know for sure in a bit, because I just asked her.)

  3. Maybe some day I will be able to understand the opposition to having good health care available as a right for all people in this country. Right now it is an utter mystery. I can understand the Repub congressmen, who represent only he wealthy, opposing this because the taxes on those folks might go up a little. But, I can’t, for the life of me, understand ordinary people who oppose it.

  4. He always brings to mind an old song with the refrain ‘ Were you born an asshole or have you just been working at it all your life’.

  5. Maybe this asshole is right — there are places in the country that his white face would be a target. And similarly, places that a black face is a target. Shame on us. But, these places should not be THE U.S. CAPITOL!

  6. OK. So the “good” Senator is content that Congress critters can’t walk the stretch to their office without assault?
    And his excuse is that he can’t walk the South Side after dark?

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