In case you haven’t seen it:
That would be Steve King, US Representative from the great state of Iowa, 4th District. And yes, that would be industrial grade white supremacist bile, hatred, bigotry, and bullshit that he put on his Twitter feed this morning.
He must be standing by that sentiment – after a significant storm of criticism today he’s still got the Tweet up there. It hasn’t been deleted. So either he’s sticking to his guns, he’s too stupid to know how to delete a tweet, or he’s too out of touch to even know that he’s in a shit storm.
Or all of the above.
For the record, the tweet he’s referring to is from @V_of_Europe, the “Voice of Europe,” which is a front for an ultra-right wing, nationalistic group which is full of hate, anti-Muslim propaganda, anti-EU propaganda, and lots of other stuff that will make you want to take a shower in that disinfectant they used in “The Andromeda Strain” after you’re done reading it.
“Wilders” is Geert Wilders, a Dutch politician who is the head of the “Party For Freedom.” This particular group of slimeballs makes the Ku Klux Klan look like amateurs. Wilders has been prosecuted, but not convicted, for hate speech and denigrating Islam after he compared the Quran to Mein Kampf.
My parents and family come from the southeast corner of South Dakota, just across the Missouri River from King’s district in Iowa. The towns where my parents were born are maybe twenty-five miles from Sioux City, the largest city in King’s district.
While the majority of my family is on the conservative side of the spectrum, middle-American farmers from European immigrants a dozen generations ago, and they have strong religious roots, they’re also for the most part pretty decent folks. Average Americans. The kind of folks who built crossed through the Cumberland Gap (literally), built the West, fought two World Wars, and so on.
I’m guessing the folks in Iowa on the other side of the Missouri are pretty similar.
So how in hell do they keep sending this racist, disgusting, white supremacist piece of shit to Congress every two years?