Why Steve King Won’t Be “Expelled” From Congress
There’s a silly rumor out there that hints how the very proud, and very vile White nationalist, Steve King, the U.S. congressman from Iowa, who is running against Democratic opponent J.D. Scholten, in the midterm elections, in a bid to retain his seat — is under pressure from the GOP who are seriously considering his long-overdue ouster.
First off, the blinding transparency around this sudden need to eliminate the racist buzzkill in the midst of a system that’s entrenched in White supremacy is laughable when you consider the timing. Clearly the past events that have indicated to White Americans, that the perfection of America is merely a myth — has initiated streams of consciousness, that demands the skinning of scapegoats.
The devastating massacre at the Jewish synagogue in Pittsburgh, that was orchestrated by a White supremacist who evidently had a history of expressing his fears that being White in America was becoming a fading trend — has swiftly evoked the sentiment of intolerance towards anyone with enough influence to infect a whole state and beyond.
Rep. Steve King was born and bred in the state that he oversees, and while my impression of Iowa from the very brief period of exploration I was afforded isn’t memorable, the White nationalist who refuses to give up his kingdom has uttered some pretty filthy shit that’s quite hard to forget.
Like the equally revolting dude in the White House who also has a penchant for overt bigotry, King has spent his entire career demonizing immigrants with the authority of his supremacy, and the adherence to the practice of fighting really hard against the threat of White America mixing with the group of people that he fondly refers to as “dogs.”
His greatest hits can be viewed here:
“For every one who’s a valedictorian, there’s another 100 out there who weigh 130 pounds — and they’ve got calves the size of cantaloupes because they’re hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert.”
That comment was made back in 2013, right in the middle of a session that was trying to map out a proposal for immigration legislation, and in response to King’s highly offensive remarks, House Speaker John Boehner casually condemned the rhetoric by describing it as “ignorant” and”hateful.”
Rep. Steve King seemingly echoes the exact same messaging that got Trump elected when you trail the tweets and speeches from the petulant president — that have always mandated vilifying people of color, particularly the groups that are way too easy to stereotype with pompous recklessness:
And then there’s Trump’s signature homage to Mexicans that was delivered during his run for the presidency:
“They are not our friend, believe me.” “They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”
Both the president and his partner-in-crime are committed to maintaining the elevated status of White America by any means necessary.
Trump is following the rulebook of his most trusted advisor, Steve Bannon, by utilizing his supreme power to keep migrants locked in cages after forced separation from relatives or having them killed at the border by assigned agents. And with the stakes getting higher by the day, the language has to be specific enough to incite the fear that his base readily responds to when the imagery of the speeding “caravan” heading our way — that sports nefarious characters that are equipped to destroy civilization as we know it — is exacted with privileged fury.
King has been explicitly championing the bigoted blueprint that displays the tendencies towards guarding the principles of White nationalism — that had to wait for Trump’s ceremonious ascension to be legally activated.
In early 2017, the congressman who hates anyone who isn’t Black because of the superior complex that inspires his “holier than thou” station, once again seized the opportunity to explain why the mission for an “all-White” America can’t be derailed for the pathetic sake of programmed equality:
“Culture and demographics are our destiny. We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies.” “You need to teach your children your values.” “I’d like to see an America that is just so homogenous that we look a lot the same.”
That statement was met with cautioned criticism from members of his own party, including Speaker Paul Ryan. King’s biggest supporters came from expected sources like David Duke, a well-known and celebrated White supremacist, and The Daily Stormer, a neo-nazi website, that advocates for the genocide of Jews.
King was also energetically against the notion of being under the rule of the very first Black president of the United States, especially when his middle name is “Hussein,” and he made that clear with unfiltered comments that were meant to calculatingly heighten the presidential candidate’s non-existent affiliation with Islamic militants:
“When you think about the optics of a Barack Obama potentially getting elected President of the United States — I mean, what does this look like to the rest of the world? What does it look like to the world of Islam? I will tell you that, if he is elected president, then the radical Islamists, the al-Qaida, the radical Islamists and their supporters, will be dancing in the streets in greater numbers than they did on September 11.”
And now that President Trump is wielding the privilege of his presidency with the authority of weaponizing anyone or anything that stands in the way of his sickening agenda — there is general panic brewing from the discomfort of navigating an extremely hostile climate.
From the branding of the media as “Enemy of the people” to the recent news item that confirms the inevitable “end to citizenship rights for babies that are born in the U.S. by parents who aren’t citizens, the not so subtle coding emphasize Trump’s latest outing as a nationalist.
Even the reluctance of this administration to demonstrate anything resembling respect for humanity — and the vow to initiate spirited unification to bridge the tragic divisiveness signals how Trump’s America won’t ever budge.
Steve King is completely immersed in Trump’s nostalgia for the days when the civil rights of non-White Americans was merely an unrealized dream, and while the present times still don’t bode well for people of color, the race wars are getting even more violent as we’re faced with a Commander-in-Chief who commands the respect of White supremacists — after firmly endorsing them as”very fine people.”
So as the midterm elections continue to hover, King is fighting to keep his seat, and a couple of his prominent donors, namely Land O’ Lakes and Intel, have withdrawn their support in response to the congressman’s recent interview with a far-right media outlet, where he detailed his allegiance to the White nationalist point of view. There’s also the spreading of conspiracy theories that are meant to continuously give Muslims and undocumented immigrants the never-ending reputation of being brutish criminals.
And just like the president disgustingly lent his support to Roy Moore during Alabama’s Senate elections, late last year — despite the damning allegations of sexual assault by multiple women who claim they were teenagers at the time of the abuse — King recently tweeted his support for Faith Goldy, the mayoral candidate for Toronto who backed the efforts of the ill-fated “Unite The Right” rally in Charlottesville, VA. Goldy is known to be quite vocal about the urgency of securing “the existence” of White people “and a future for white children.”
Here’s the thing, there’s virtually no difference in the approach to legitimizing the validity of White supremacy when you examine the methods of Donald Trump and Steve King — the only thing that separates them is the fact that one of these bigots is the president.
This proves why Rep. Steve King will not be kicked out of congress, and why the idiotic rumors of his impending dismissal is just a ploy to accommodate the waning dignity of the GOP — a party that has subjected this country to the dire consequences of tolerating the neurotic antics of a bullish parasite.
Republicans can’t possibly suggest that they’ve finally had enough of King’s diseased rhetoric when he’s been able to freely share his hate-filled playbook with no restrictions or disciplined measures. Those within his party who’ve sporadically voiced their disapproval, merely whispered it and cowardly went back to business as usual.
King belongs in congress because this is the time for his bigotry to shine under the seamless direction of an administration that is intently fueling the culture of hate — that has allowed the rapid rise of hate crimes and the systemic brutalization of the Black community.
It’s astoundingly disingenuous for the GOP to feign disdain for the deplorable acts one of its own when there has been zero attempts to loudly condemn the appalling behavior of a president — who is thriving from his legacy of societal dysfunction — that is finally unfolding deadly consequences that will continue to go unchecked.
The chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee tweeted this in response to King’s latest slew of gross mishaps:
But how do you dare shame a White nationalist when we have a White nationalist as the leader of a country that’s in deep turmoil over the lack of leadership?
The illustrative symbols that chime to the tune of how Steve Bannon’s dream is coming true only increases the chances that this ongoing national emergency will continue to bring even more destruction to an already crippled foundation.
We are in the disaster zone, and at this point the only way is further down, as we witness the era of systematic disorder and the unfathomable complacency of government figures in the seat of power — who’ve contributed to the chaos and mayhem that can only be powered by the strong belief of how White males use the residue of their stained ancestry to paralyze the world.
Publicly registering Steve King as the highlighted scapegoat as a way to usher in the cleansing process for a party that is known to foster the historical mindset that matches the politician with a heart of pure bile, will absolutely not do much in restoring confidence — nor will it assuage the fears and concerns of the general public — who are suffering under the strain of political incorrectness that won’t disappear with the magic wand of voting season.
The irrevocable destruction that Trump has amassed will leave embedded debris that won’t be successfully removed with a massive cleanup of all the pollutants that have been breeding with the smugness of total freedom — and the appeal of a movement that carries the blessing of the GOP.
Steve King should remain exactly where he is, and it’s very likely that he will, given the softness of his state and how his longstanding presence gives him the endearing edge in a race that he will definitely win.
White supremacy is America’s religion of choice and regardless of the outcome of the elections, there’s no turning back to the temperate conditions that glazed over the duties performed by high-ranking White men.
The guilty party complimented the currency of their privilege with the blind eye of how their non-actions could eventually lead to the epic downfall and utter destabilization of a country that graciously policed the world — not too long ago.
It’s far better down here, in the pit of it — and that’s where we will stay until the browning of America lifts us up.