At Least He Didn’t Call Them Wetbacks

“For every one (young Hispanic) who’s a valedictorian, there’s another hundred out there who weigh a hundred and thirty pounds—and they’ve got calves the size of cantaloupes because they’re hauling seventy-five pounds of marijuana across the desert. Those people would be legalized with the same act.”

–Congressman Steve King (R-Iowa) July 18, 2013

Rep. Steve King is, uh, refreshing. In an age when all of our politicians have perfect hair, gleaming teeth, and smiling sound bites, King is a great example of good-ol’-boy, white trash with hayseeds in his ears.  He’s the most outspoken critic of immigration in the Republican Party and he’s been re-elected in Iowa 5-times.

Republican leaders who chew with their mouths closed were embarrassed by his dumb comments.  They know if their party ever wants to be anything other than a bunch of backseat obstructionists, they must be at least a little sensitive to Hispanic-Americans.  Many may feel the same way as King but they know better than to sound like 1950’s Southern politicians stumbling over the word “Nigras.”

King’s “facts” have been disputed here by people who do not suffer nitwits well.

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