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Representative Steve King (R-IA) goes a bit ape shit on a photographer who dared to ask the congressman about his understanding why Joe Stack, a domestic terrorist , flew a plane into an IRS building in Texas.  Stack killed IRS agent Vernon Hunter and injured two others using a single-engine plane as a weapon.  Here’s what King said in February:

Think Progress: Do you think this attack, this terrorist attack, was motivated at all by a lot of the anti-tax rhetoric that’s popular in America right now?

KING: I think if we’d abolished the IRS back when I first advocated it, he wouldn’t have a target for his airplane. And I’m still for abolishing the IRS, I’ve been for it for thirty years and I’m for a national sales tax. […] It’s sad the incident in Texas happened, but by the same token, it’s an agency that is unnecessary and when the day comes when that is over and we abolish the IRS, it’s going to be a happy day for America.

Think ProgressSo some of his grievances were legitimate?

KING: I don’t know if his grievances were legitimate, I’ve read part of the material. I can tell you I’ve been audited by the IRS and I’ve had the sense of ‘why is the IRS in my kitchen.’ Why do they have their thumb in the middle of my back. … It is intrusive and we can do a better job without them entirely.  –from Think Progress

Fast forward to tax day 2010.  King did not like having his justification brought up.  I don’t know what’s worse–thinking you understand the mind of a murderer or assaulting a member of the press for calling you out on it.

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12 thoughts on “(Representative) King of the Little Bitches

  1. And again, more proof that we need to mandate that anyone wanting to run for public office should undergo intelligence and psychological tests, and strong testing on science and economics, law and the Constitution, and other issues, and if he fails then his public service career grinds to a halt.

    Government by idiots has to come to a halt.

    • King’s quite the bully, eh, taking on a man he has 6 inches on. I’ve met King’s “type” too, too often. Biggest pussies ever.

      • AND the little guy looks like one of them there foreign types that are eating the heart of Amurika and destroyin’ Amurikan values. Yup yup yup.

  2. And in Melissa Land where the world is happy and sensible, King could have used that moment to say something grand and helpful, he could have clarified and edified.

    Or he could have taken the Denny Crane approach to dealing with the press:

    Two other faves: “Denny Crane, coo-coo for Cocoa Puffs.”

    “Denny Crane. My poop doesn’t stink.”

  3. The well to do will never get it. If I made a million and paid a 40% tax that means $600,000 to live it up on! Just think of the fun and leisure a normal person could have with that kind of dough. And what do THEY tend to do? Bitch, piss & moan, gripe continually and live in their strange paranoid world. It’s sad, really.

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