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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Steve King: For Every Valedictorian, 100 DREAMers Are ‘Hauling Marijuana Across The Desert’

Republicans know they have a Rep. Steve King (R-IA) problem.

Not only is the congressman known for saying vile things about immigrants, his policy proposals — like deporting young people who would be eligible for the DREAM Act — are being embraced by his fellow House Republicans.

Last weekend, he refused to apologize to the “Walter Cronkite of Hispanic media” for comparing immigrants to dogs.

While the Hispanic media noticed, this wasn’t enough to catch the mainstream press’ attention. But now King may have been caught saying the sort of thing that could turn immigration reform into a nightmare for Republicans.

“Some of them are valedictorians, and their parents brought them in,” King told Newsmax last week. “It wasn’t their fault. It’s true in some cases, but they aren’t all valedictorians. They weren’t all brought in by their parents.”

“For everyone who’s a valedictorian, there’s another 100 out there that weigh 130 pounds and they’ve got calves the size of cantaloupes because they’re hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert,” he said. “Those people would be legalized with the same act.”

You can watch the video above. These comments come at about the six-minute mark.

Wow. That’s specific. Calves the size of cantaloupes.

House Republicans can get away with not passing reform because they mostly do not depend on Latinos for re-election.

However, the next president of the United States will have to do better than Mitt Romney at appealing to these voters or the chances of a Republican ever winning the White House Again are slim.

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(h/t Talking Points Memo)

  • Lynda Groom

    Please proceed sir. Some facts to back up such a claim are in order. What a clown.

  • Mortalc01l

    Just when you think Republicans couldn’t POSSIBLY say anything more moronic….. This is turning into a clown car scenario pretty quickly; Republicans seem to be vying with each other for the “honor” of coming up with the most far-fetched, whacko statements possible.

    It’s astounding to me that supposedly intelligent people can say such dumb, ill-conceived things.. Do they just not THINK before they speak????

    • turtlewoman1039

      Like you, every time I hear one of them open their mouths and I think ‘they CAN’T get any dumber’, I am proven wrong. Stupidity & voting against the ACA are the ONLY things that the republicans excel at, because there is NO concern for the future of this country and its REAL citizens. We are but fodder for their corporate masters. It is sickening to see the level of ‘intelligence’ and ‘insight’ that the republican ‘legislators’ possess.

      • itsfun

        What is a “Real Citizen”?

        • turtlewoman1039

          Flesh & blood people, as opposed to corporations which exist only because of articles of incorporation and state / federal / local laws.

          • abby725

            as Linda responded I’m dazzled that a student can get paid $8493 in 4 weeks on the computer. did you look at this link w­w­w.K­E­P­2.c­o­m

          • itsfun

            Don’t flesh and blood people work for these corporations? Why do you believe corporations are some kind of evil enterprise? Many corporations do wonderful things and produce products we use every day. My dad spent 35 years working in a car factory, that allowed him to have a home, food, health care, clothes, etc. for his family.

          • Joseph Hemphill

            Unfortunately that job has now been outsourced to cheap third world labor and the CEO receives an obscene tax break for doing so and an obscene bonus which would have provided 500 of your Dad’s a nice living wage.

          • supercarp

            Those jobs are disappearing. Today’s workers can’t have what your father had because they don’t get paid enough and they don’t even work fulltime. Walmart employees are on food stamps. They can’t hold 2 jobs because their schedules are purposely randomized.

          • itsfun

            More full time jobs will disappear when Obamacare gets going.

          • supercarp

            Fear mongering. Full time jobs have already disappeared in the past decade at a rate we haven’t seen before.

          • itsfun

            If pointing out what is going to happen is fear mongering, then so be it. I personally know department managers that have been told no new full time employees and to cut back on hours of current employees to 30 hours. If they don’t have enough employees for the job, just hire more part timers. Just look at what the major unions in this country are saying now about losing jobs because of Obamacare.

        • jmprint

          It’s not a fetus.

    • Lovefacts

      As my husband is fond of saying: You can count on today’s Republicans for two things, when in power going too far and always saying something offensive. I’d add a reason behind the second point he makes. Because they get their information from bloggers and their talking points for bloggers and Fox, they actually believe the country is like them. Very few Republican politicians interact or socialize with individuals outside of this narrow sphere. As a result, their facts are often wrong and their reasoning is circular.

      • itsfun

        How would you know how many Republicans interact or socialize with individuals outside the narrow sphere?

        • Lovefacts

          I’m talking about Republican politicians. Through the 1980s, Congress and the Senate worked and socialized together. Then Speaker Newt Gingrich’s leadership, he ordered that Republicans couldn’t socialize with their Democratic counterparts. As he said, “It’s difficult to paint your opponent as the devil if you’ve broken bread with him.”

          Today, under Boehner, that attitude still exists, and worse, the Congress isn’t in town enough to do any work. They will meet nine days in August and two in September. Except for the women of both parties meeting once/month for a working dinner, there is no socializing or communication. This action, in addition to the current gerrymandering where a district is solely one party, there is no sharing of ideas or solutions. There’s no need when your preaching to the choir.

          So, we now live in sound bite hell where most of our elected officials don’t know squat about history or how a legislative body works. Compromise means working together, both sides giving up something, not its my way or the highway. At this moment, Capital Hill reminds me of a bunch of six-tear-olds, it’s my ball so we play my way, or I’m taking my ball and going home. God help us.

          • itsfun

            I think the problem exists on both sides. We have people making laws that don’t even bother to read and understand what they are passing. When the leader of house says we need to pass healthcare so we can find out whats in it, we have more problems then we can imagine. We used to have more moderate Republicans and moderate Democrats in elected offices. This helped with compromise. Now with so many far left and far right elected officials, compromise seems to be a thing of the past.

          • ralphkr

            It has been true for many decades, itsfun, that Congressman do not read the laws before they vote on them. Most laws are written Congressional staffers with help from lobbyists or written by the lobbyist for the Congressman to submit under their name. Congressmen vote as their favorite lobbyists and staffers tell them. Face it, a representative has absolutely no time available to do anything except work on his reelection campaign since his campaign for the next election in only 2 years starts before he even takes office.

          • TerryW

            And fueling the fire and keeping it going are these idiotic “news” stations and radio talk shows on the public’s airwaves. I would imagine more compromises would be made and more things might get done if these media instigators would shut up and go off the air. But, the big corporations keep buying advertising air time to keep them on the air…..

          • supercarp

            They pass the bills they are told to pass by their party chieftains or else they won’t be re-elected. But you missed Pelosi’s point. The bill, the way it is written is not set in stone. Once it is up and running It can be tweaked. It’s certainly not perfect but the changes that have already occurred (children staying on their parent’s insurance until 26 is major) have benefited lots of people.

          • itsfun

            The bill is set in stone. It is not a bill anymore, it is now law. Laws can’t be changed by just saying we want to tweak it. They have to go through the same process as when they first introduced and passed the bill. A bill to tweak has to come out of committee, go to entire house or senate, be passed by both houses, and signed by the President. This health care program is now the law of the land, not a proposed bill.

        • supercarp

          It’s easy. They are mostly old white men. Those guys don’t lower themselves to discuss politics with us mere mortals.

          • itsfun

            I don’t think old and white is necessarily a Republican thing. Reid is no youngster and is the leader of the Democratic Senate, and Nancy is old and leader of the House Democrats. Hillary Is no youngster either, Oh well what difference does it make?

  • gmccpa

    Why would we be shocked he said this? His constituents knew all about him…and elected him anyway. He knows he will never be president, and likely knows the republicans will not win back the White House anytime soon. So, if the people who elected him don’t have a problem with his wacky, mean spirited, bigoted statements…he has nothing to lose. In fact, despite all the craziness, the GOP will probably hang on to the House, and possibly win the Senate in 2014.

    All Democrats…..especially young people, as well as Hispanics and Blacks MUST get to the polls in 2014…or else this will only get worse.

  • FredAppell

    They would never make it if they were hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert along with everything else they would have to haul just to stay alive. In case there is any validity to his claims, I am sure the military would love to have an entire
    battalion of people that could pull off such an amazing feat.

    • LaRae Bailey

      theborder patrol and military have orders to not stop or arest them.. this has been in effect for several months.. there are water stations all along the routes these people use, not to mention the tunnel systems they have

      • FredAppell

        I have heard of the tunnels before and have no doubt as to their existence. I have never heard of the water stations before. If they exist, I’m sure they are only in a few spots. Border Patrol are full of stories of people who need rescuing or died trying to make the crossing. Apparently, not everyone is aware of the information you gave to me.

        • johninPCFL

          LaRae left out the part where the border patrol has specific orders to give them $500 each when they make it, and a ride into town, and pay for a room at the best hotel, pay for their food until they find a job, etc.
          Lies are easy.

          • FredAppell

            Lies are easy which is why I brought up the facts that I did. It was my nice way of saying you’re full of sh*t. I just saw something recently on the Military Channel about Border Patrol and they never mentioned water stations but they did mention many failed attempts by people crossing the desert. It’s like shooting fish in a barrel isn’t it?

        • ralphkr

          The water stations are humanitarian effort by US citizens in an effort to cut down on the deaths of illegal immigrates. The tunnels are used to smuggle drugs and guns and at least one of them even has tracks for rail cars (tunnel opens inside warehouse at both ends).

  • James Kyle

    What is on the other side of the desert that requires 10,891,089 immigrants carrying 816,831,683 lbs of marijuana across it?

    • BillP

      If King’s number were real the pot market would be flooded and prices would have to drop. I’m amazed that politicians, in this age of media everywhere, still make idiotic claims like he does. Sounds like a good candidate for the GOP in 2016 with the slogan “Vote for me and I’ll promise illegal aliens with a lot of pot”

  • Dominick Vila

    We are going to need as many Steve King’s as possible to keep control of the Senate in 2014. The best strategy is to donate to King’s campaign fund to ensure that he, and others like him, continue to make headlines in the national and local news. They are the best advertisement of obtuse evil the Democratic party can hope for.

  • commserver

    Good thing he isn’t the author or we would have a real scary thing on our hands.

  • itsfun

    The only King problem we has is Obama thinks he is a king!

    • Jim Myers

      You should bow down to him.

      • itsfun

        If I did, I am sure I would bump into you kissing his ass or sucking his d__k.

        • A_Schick

          You seem like a nice person. Please, tell me more!

          • itsfun

            Sorry about that, I shouldn’t post things like that.

    • supercarp

      This kind of silly statement doesn’t further the discussion, but it is a good example of the junk you see on foxnews.

  • Pamby50

    I’m thinking he should make this week in crazies.

  • latebloomingrandma

    De-humanize people who are already her, humanize the unborn. Make any sense?

  • jmprint

    Maybe he is saying this because maybe he is the front man. 75 pounds of marijuana would cost a lot of money, does he really think that illegals have that kind of money

    • ralphkr

      The mules never buy the drugs but are paid to transport them usually internally on commercial flights.

      • Russell Byrd

        Carrying 75 lbs. of marijuana “internally” is quite a feat. An 130 lb. illegal with 75 lbs. of pot stowed “internally.” A little guy with calves like cantaloupes and a gut the size of a pregnant giraffe. That would be memorable. I wonder how long it takes “to deliver the goods” once they arrive at their destination. I guess they could wrap it in giant rolling papers and have the world’s biggest doobie. 🙂

        • ralphkr

          I was thinking more about the really big money drugs coming in from Columbia inside mules. From time to time a condom breaks and the coke kills the mule. Marijuana is usually concealed in trucks (my favorite was the tanker filled with 10+ tons of marijuana and topped off with gasoline).

  • LaRae Bailey

    Mr. King is right on the target in what he is saying and if anyone would look beyond the obama approved news reports you would know the truth of what he is saying. even the border patrol is saying the same thing as well as many sherriffs dept in the border states. CBS news even had a one time article on this topic of the whitehouse giving border patrol officers orders to release all drug smugglers when caught and simply release them back into mexico without an arrest. no news reports available if there are no drug arrests made.. sorry folks but obama is giving the big thumbs up on drugs, and illegals..the doors are wide open

    • itsfun

      heck: He armed them too.

      • LaRae Bailey

        sad state of affairs we have isnt it?

    • gmccpa

      Yes…every one of those 11 million illegal aliens came in under Obama’s watch. Especially the 17 year olds who entered when they were 6 or 7. Its all Obama’s fault. IIlegal immigration. Its him. The whole drug issue. Obama. Crime. Obama. Gun violence. Obama. Its his fault because by supposedly being anti gun, its forced people to buy more and more guns. Its all true, none of these things existed before Obama.

      If only the border patrol budget hasn’t been at record highs. If only he deported more illegal aliens than any other President. If only illegal immigration was actually down. If only violent crime has dropped dramatically during his term. If only people could actually look these things up.

      • Allan Richardson

        If only people CARED about the facts.

    • highpckts

      I bet you get your facts from a “reliable” news source too!! Not!

  • Elliot J. Stamler

    You think there are any moderates left in the GOP? NY’S own home-grown fascist Rudolph W. Giuliani went to Iowa to keynote a big fundraiser for King. And the ignorant press still makes reference to Giuliani as a “moderate”; we New Yorkers know better.

  • docb

    Ugly despicable little old white guys..typical of those bigots, racist, and totally anti-American..

    Revolting in that isolationist spew!