Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) argued on a right-wing radio show this week that President Obama has a “default mechanism” that causes him to “favor the black person” in every dispute. While King makes offensive remarks like these with some regularity, this incident caused a bit of a stir and was picked up by some major media outlets.You’ll find the whole piece here.
It helped that some of King’s own allies distanced themselves from him after the comments, and the far-right Iowan was disinvited from two upcoming events in Colorado.
King is not, however, embarrassed. On the contrary, he’s doubling down, arguing on the House floor last night that the Obama administration “defaults in favor of whichever minority they think will be the one that will most likely support their party and their agenda.”
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Nutjob of the Week
From Steve Benen’s Washington Monthly blog: