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Contrast in Iowa politics
Since I was born and raised in Iowa, I have followed my home state's politics even though I no longer live there--and this last week has been interesting, to say the least.

Last Friday, vile pig Steve King, a Representative from Iowa who was apparently voted in by clueless, toothless backwoods hicks, ejected a steaming pile of racist bile from his putrid mouth, claiming that, if elected President, Barack Obama would have Islamic terrorists "dancing in the streets." His rationale? Obama's middle name:


Even when called on this illogical tripe, the mental midget stood by his racist guns:


I had a couple friends discuss this miserable bag of shit with me over the weekend, and I did my best to emphasize that respectable Iowans (or Americans, or human beings in general) do not agree with this Neanderthal's filth.

Then I found an article covering a speech given by fascism-enabling Karl Rove at the University of Iowa on Sunday:


Those folks are my kind of Iowans. You know--folks who can actually think.

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Wow. I like this:
"I don’t see that I have made a factual or judgment error," he told the newspaper. "What I see are some people that are supersensitized and I apparently have touched their nerve. No one has rebutted my argument so I have to say I must be right."

Don't you have to.. you know.. actually make an argument for it to be rebutted? Sounds to me like he's wildly conjecturing about the future with no realistic basis.

I know; there is more wrong with that statement you highlighted than I have time to recount. However:

1) He knew he was wrong and was just race-baiting the second he said what he did. Google his foot-in-mouth history, and you will see he is the warped kind of individual who thrives on any attention he can receive--preferably negative, it would appear.

2) Hundreds, if not thousands, of people have rebutted what he said; in fact, King's statement quoted here reflects his response to those rebuttals--which he tries to shout down by saying they don't exist! It is doublethink in its purest form.

This is what happens when the truly stupid try to be clever.

Wow, quite the genius in debate there, pulling out such rhetorical gems as "People are reacting strongly so it must be true" and "nobody has proven me wrong so I must be right". Must be killer at arguing with spoiled 12 year olds.

He knows you can't prove anything wrong that hasn't happened yet--and he knows the average American won't remember his statement when it is proven wrong in November. He is trying to sidestep his horrifying racism by diverting attention from it--and, knowing King, he is far, far too stupid to see that it makes him look even worse.

And so go the minds of the deluded and logic-free far right.

As deplorable as Karl Rove is, his responses to the heckling was nice. ;)

Radio Iowa also reports one audience member told Rove that MSNBC's Keith Olbermann named him the "worst person ever."

"Ever?" Rove joked. "Yea, worse than Hitler, worse than Stalin, worse than Mao and worse than the person who introduced aluminum baseball bats."

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