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Racist Iowa Rep. King Suggests Executing Clintons Over Fake Scandal

We regret to inform you that Rep. Steve King (R-IA) is at it again.

The noted racist Republican congressman posted an outrageous meme to his campaign Facebook page Monday afternoon that uses a debunked conspiracy theory to suggest that former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton should be executed.

The meme depicts Julius and Ethel Rosenberg — American citizens who were convicted of treason and later executed for spying on behalf of the Soviet Union during the Cold War — and compares them to the Clintons, whom the meme’s authors accuse of not facing consequences for selling uranium to the Russians.

King reposted the meme from the right-wing Facebook page “The Patriot Post” and added the text “#LockHerUp.”

Of course, the “Uranium One” Clinton conspiracy theory the meme relies on is beyond false, and has been debunked over and over again. Even Fox News host Shepard Smith debunked the conspiracy theory that many of the Trump sycophants on the propaganda network he works for love to push.

It’s outrageous enough that King would repost a meme accusing the Clintons of a nonexistent crime. But on top of that, the meme suggests they should be executed for that nonexistent crime.

King is no stranger to controversy.

In March, he posted yet another vile meme to Facebook in which he fantasized about killing liberals in a new civil war.

Later that month, he refused to deny that he thinks an all-white society would be “superior” to other societies.

Republicans kicked King off of the House committees he once served on for openly questioning what was so bad about white supremacy. (It’s worth noting, however, that Republicans tolerated King’s racism for years, and only moved to punish King when King’s otherwise strong hold of his heavily Republican House seat in Iowa became jeopardized by the antics.)

King is still protesting his removal from those committees, claiming over the weekend that he was a casualty of “a political lynch mob.

He even claimed that his removal from House committees was similar to how Jesus was persecuted.

Sadly, King’s latest Facebook post is par for the course for the unhinged, racist Iowa Republican.

Published with permission of The American Independent. 

Twitter: Banning White Supremacists Will Toss Out Republicans, Too

Twitter is running into obstacles in trying to eliminate white supremacists from its platform because the Republican Party has adopted so much of the same rhetoric.

An employee of the company argued at an internal, all-hands meeting that “on a technical level, content from Republican politicians could get swept up by algorithms aggressively removing white supremacist material,” Vice reported on Thursday.

Particularly since Trump has become leader of the Republican Party and the wider conservative movement, the right has further embraced racist and divisive ideas and rhetoric.

For a company like Twitter, which has been repeatedly criticized for allowing hate to flourish, there appears to be a concern that Republicans would get wrapped up in a dragnet.

“Most people can agree a beheading video or some kind of ISIS content should be proactively removed, but when we try to talk about the alt-right or white nationalism, we get into dangerous territory, where we’re talking about [Iowa Rep.] Steve King or maybe even some of Trump’s tweets,” Amarnath Amarasingam, an extremism researcher at the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, explained to Vice.

Trump has repeatedly used his Twitter account to push hateful material.

In November 2017, British Prime Minister Theresa May publicly rebuked Trump for promoting videos from the anti-Muslim hate group Britain First through his account.

“I’m very clear that retweeting from Britain First was the wrong thing to do,” May said.

The message didn’t work.

In August of last year, Trump caused an international incident by tweeting that he was instructing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo “to closely study the South Africa land and farm seizures and expropriations and the large scale killing of farmers.” The tweet was in reference to long-ago debunked racist conspiracy theories about “white genocide.” Former KKK leader David Duke and other infamous white supremacists around the world applauded Trump for his stance.

The South African government had to issue a statement making clear that they had no interest in Trump’s inflammatory Twitter conspiracy.

Trump isn’t the only problematic Republican who could theoretically get blocked in an effort by Twitter to remove white supremacist rhetoric from its platform.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy infamously used his Twitter account last year to spread the anti-Semitic smear that Jewish donors were helping Democrats “to BUY the election.” The top-ranking House Republican later had to delete the tweet after it was widely criticized.

The aforementioned Rep. Steve King (R-IA) has repeatedly used his Twitter account to spread racist material. Last year, King tweeted in praise of a white supremacist who has openly described himself as a “Nazi sympathizer” who expressed admiration for Adolph Hitler.

Before that, King echoed white supremacists directly in a tweet where he declared, “Diversity is not our strength” and argued that mixing cultures lowers the quality of life. King has repeatedly promoted known white supremacists with his Twitter account, including Canadian Faith Goldy, who has been banned by Facebook for her openly racist material.

Twitter has long struggled with how to create and enforce rules to keep hate speech off its platform. But by so often echoing racists and making their hateful messages so central to the conservative cause, members of the Republican Party — including the party’s leader — Republicans have muddied the waters and made it an all but impossible task.

Published with permission of The American Independent.

IMAGE: CHARLOTTESVILLE, USA – AUGUST 11: Neo Nazis, Alt-Right, and white supremacists encircle and chant at counter protestors at the base of a statue of Thomas Jefferson after marching through the University of Virginia campus with torches in Charlottesville, Virginia, on August 11, 2017. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

This Week In Crazy: Ilhan Omar, Steve King, Climate Denial, And Much More

Park Rangers start a green-spiracy, suicide bombers are in the government, and Steve King leads a community circle jerk–er, prayer. It’s This Week in Crazy!

5. National Park Service
The continuously defunded government department went above and beyond to silence environmental scientist Dr. Maria Caffrey. Dr. Caffrey worked tirelessly on a report outlining the sea levels rising (SLR) in national parks. You know, keeping an eye out for the sole reason this department was founded?

Like any sensible person, Dr. Caffrey stated numerous times that SLR increases were due to human-caused climate change. True guardians of the globe, the National Park Service bullied Dr. Caffrey to redact all such statements. They even went so far as threatening to remove her name from the paper — but she stood her ground.

Unbeknownst to Dr. Caffrey, the National Park Service quietly released the report…just in time for Christmas break!

Despite her stance, the NPS promised Dr. Cafrrey job security. Yet, when her contract expired the department told her there was no funding for another project. The scientist was let go, forced to take another job at one-third her original pay. The case with Dr. Caffrey is one of 194 known attempts to remove mentions of human-made climate change from government reports. Welcome to 1984.

4. Chris McDonald
Old McDonald better head back to his farm because the right-wing commentator sounds crazy as a loon. The host of MC Files (No relation to Hammer), went on a racist rampage over the white right’s latest obsession: Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN).

White Evangelicals are on a witch hunt for the newly elected Muslim representative of Minnesota’s 5th District. As McDonald eloquently put it, “It would not be surprising to me if this lady don’t strap on a bomb and do something dastardly, that’s how radical she is.” Anyone else feel uncomfortable with the whole strap-on reference?

The host finished up, showing his true prejudices. “That’s what they do … That’s what their religion does, and yet we’re sitting here, letting her make laws and have a voice in Congress.” Yeah, about that whole crazy democracy and separation of church and state thing…

3. Louise Mensch
Louise Mensch, whose resume boasts British Blogger, Conservative Member of the British Parliament, and “chick-lit” author, tried her hand as a Tweet-Out comedian.

The Career Girls author responded to Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign announcement with a tweet and delete:

That joke fell as flat as the Twin Towers. Yeah…doesn’t feel right, Louise. Maybe I should try my hand in chick-lit instead.

2. Steve King
Speaking of hands, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) stuck his out for support from his local Iowa community. The racist Congressman went back to his roots…and no, not the VHS copy of his favorite movie. He visited the  Forster Community Center and asked the elderly to pray he gets his job back.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy removed King from his committee assignments when numerous videos depicting the Iowa politician as a racist continued to surface. In hopes of appealing to those who helped make him into the madman he is today, King pleaded with the Forster Community Center audience.

King told those in attendance they need to pray that McCarthy will “separate his ego from this issue and look at it objectively.” Sure, God will get to it…once He’s done curing cancer and breaking up Ariana Grande’s relationships.

1. William Happer
The war on climate just keeps heating up. In the wake of President Trump declaring an unnecessary “National Emergency” to build a border barrier, his administration is attempting to downplay the real threat of climate change. Trump is readying a panel headed by physicist William Happer to debunk global warming warnings.

Happer accused climate scientists of using fear rhetoric to declare a planetary crisis. The physicist stated that releasing data about the impact of carbon dioxide on the environment, “really differs little from the Nazi persecution of the Jews, the Soviet extermination of class enemies, or ISIL’s slaughter of infidels.”

If that wasn’t enough, Happer concluded that there was a War on Carbon going on. Phew, I’m glad we’ve diverted our attention because the War on Christmas was just going in circles. With that being said, can’t wait to see who else we’re at war with, in next week’s This Week in Crazy!

This Week In Crazy: Grandpa Steve King Is Upset Over Google’s iPhone

Grandpa King needs help with his phone, David Horowitz proves he’s not racist..by being racist, and Russia’s coming for your guns! This can only mean one thing. It’s This Week in Crazy!

5. David Horowitz

In a world full of crooked politicians, David Horowitz lambasted Colorado Republican lawmakers: “You’re too damn nice.” This proclamation was in reference to the sweeping losses Rocky Mountain Republicans suffered in the midterm elections.

The right-wing activist warned Colorado’s GOP to defend their party when Democrats label them “racists, sexists, homophobes, Islamophobes, xenophobes, and Nazis.”

According to Horowitz, the word “liberal” doesn’t inflict enough damage as a rebuttal to those accusations. Said he, “What are Democrats liberal about except sex, drugs, spending other people’s money, coddling criminals, giving America’s mortal enemies like Iran the benefit of the doubt?”  Doesn’t sound racist, Islamophobic, or xenophobic at all…

4. Wells Griffith

Climate talks are heating up faster than the ice caps. Unable to stand the heat, Trump’s energy adviser tried to get out of the kitchen. After making a case for fossil fuels at the COP24 summit, Wells Griffith bustled through a sea of hostile media. Democracy Now attempted to get a word with Griffith, resulting in a slow-speed chase through the venue.

 

The Trump aide deployed various tactics to shake journalist Amy Goodman. He offered to give her his card, complained she was “harassing” him, and even tried losing her on a stairwell.

After ten minutes of ignoring, whining, and dodging, Griffith picked up the pace. Ever the Olympic athlete, he ascended two steps at a time, allowing room for a flunky to create distance between adviser and journalist. Courageous!

3. Elliott Broidy

Former Republican Party official Elliot Broidy, invested in land located in Angola. In an $8 million deal with the Angolan government, he agreed to start an oil business and build an Intelligence Center in the country.

Using his connections in the GOP, Broidy was able to secure two seats for Angolan officials at Donald Trump’s inauguration. While they were in Washington, Broidy coordinated a meeting for Angolan officials with prominent GOP Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR) and Ron Johnson (R-WI).

But the Angolan government didn’t hold up their end of the deal, only doling out $6 million to Broidy. Like any determined creditor, he then dispatched a series of harassing emails…and bribes.

Leaked emails from Broidy to Angolan officials name-dropped his meetings with Mike Pence. Another noted his plans to spend the weekend at Mar-A-Largo. Each ended with a variation of “Pay up, and you can be sipping fruity umbrella drinks in the pool with us.”  

2. Rick Wiles

Did you know that the left and Russia are actually working together? According to Rick Wiles they are, and they’re coming to get your guns! During his TruNews program, Rick Wiles spread some fake news.

 

After Russia got caught infiltrating the NRA, Wiles tried to make sense of the situation. The host hypothesized that Democrats and Russians are people “who hate conservatives, who hate gun-owners, who hate Christians, who hate everything the old America stood for.”

The impassioned host concluded his rant by saying both parties want “to bring about a collapse of our society and a civil war.” Yes, the party that campaigns for inclusion is working with a country that denies gay rights in order to start a Civil War over guns.

1. Steve King

And for Grandfather of the Year, the Award goes to…Rep. Steve King (R-IA). Hoping to protect his seven-year-old granddaughter from finding out how much of a bigot he is, Steve King hijacked last week’s Google Congressional Hearing. The Congressman asked Google  Sundar Pichai why negative articles about Rep. King pop up on his granddaughter’s iPhone while she plays games.

With a straight face, Pichai offered Grandpa King a polite reminder: “Congressman, iPhone is made by a different company.” Guess you’ll have to call Tech Support after all, Steve. Word of advice? Say fewer things that will garner unfavorable headlines. Oh, and make sure your granddaughter stays clear of the popups on your laptop!