Some people hate ultra-conservatives lawmakers because they try to restrict rights, propel hatred and are generally nasty jerks. But there's something to be said for the absurd amount of entertainment one gets from people like loony lawmaker Steve King.
You may recall that Iowa-based Representative King, along with Ron Paul, voted against a plaque honoring the slaves who were forced to build the Capitol building. Well, he's back on our radar after trying to connect gay marriage to socialism. In a feat irrational thinking, King, who once called Joseph McCarthy a "hero for America," argues that a socialist takeover requires the "undermining" of democracy-sustaining marriage and that gay use of public funds is "a purely socialist concept.
...One of the goals they have to go to, same sex marriage, because it has to plow through marriage in order to get to their goal. They want public affirmation. They want access to public funds and resources. Eventually all those resources will be pooled because that's the direction we're going. And not only is it a radical social idea, it is a purely socialist concept in the final analysis.
Ah, this must be like a political orgasm for King — it brings together two things he hates: those leech socialists and the dirty homos. But there are so many other eye-rolling things up his sleeve. It's really hard not to appreciate the amount of bullshit one man can produce.
- The lawmaker fought against naming a Berkeley library after a local politician because the politician had ties with the city's Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library.
- Meanwhile, in the anti-gay realm, King once vowed that gay marriage, like unicorns and leprechauns, would never come to Iowa. Sadly for him, Iowa legalized gay marriage earlier this year. When the state's Supreme Court upheld the contested decision, King insisted it was playing a game of "social engineering."
- Speaking of social engineering: he suggested we electrify border fences because he does it with his livestock and it works like a charm. Also, immigrants come here just to have babies and spread new diseases. FYI.
- King's craziest moment, however, may have nothing to do with gays or reds, but with Obama. King insisted that Obama's election would make terrorists dance in the street. As if terrorists know how to dance.
- The best part of King's repulsive nature? He told a local rotary club that he purposefully exaggerates his backward ways!! Now that's an American hero.