“They’re raising millions of dollars in New York City and New Jersey. They sent Gov. Christie around the country raising millions of dollars for them. I’m saying , anyone from New York or New Jersey who contributes one penny to the Republican congressional campaign committee should have their head examined. I would not give one penny to these people after what they did to us last night.”—
This is the sound of the GOP imploding.
“I'm saying right now, anyone from New York or New Jersey who contributes one penny to congressional Republicans is out of their minds, because what they did last night was put a knife in the back of New Yorkers and New Jerseyans. It was an absolute disgrace.”—Republican Rep. Peter King • Condemning House Republicans for refusing to vote on a post-Sandy disaster relief bill that was approved by the Senate last week. The bill would have allocated roughly $60.4 billion in disaster relief funding for the areas in New York and New Jersey that were devastated by Sandy last year. House Republicans have responded to the criticism with assurances that a vote is coming in the 113th Congress, and a denial that there is any immediate need for such funding. source
I felt the need to share my story today.
I left the gym feeling pumped, so I was blasting Arabic music in my car with the windows 1/5th down for some air. I gradually started noticing people turning their heads at me and staring in bewilderment. (I should probably mention here that I am in Texas, and I was driving through a conservative, Republican area; further, I am Arab-American). I was at a stoplight on a very busy service road to a highway. The song changed to one with clear lyrics saying “Allah!”, and I decided to keep my windows the way they were to show that I didn’t care what they thought of my “terrorist music.” A minute later, a man got out of his car and stared at me… he was very muscular, so I freaked out. I closed my windows, and the guy walked around his car and got back in. Finally the light changed, and I drove off… but this made me realize that pretty soon, I’m not going to be as safe as I used to be in the States. Especially with the new “inquiries” and “fair trials” that are being led by Homeland Security’s Representative Peter King, a new era of McCarthyism is going to threaten Arab-Americans nationwide. Before, I was just angry with the way things were turning out in the U.S…. but now, I’m scared. I’m lucky that I’m moving out of the U.S. in a few months, but what will happen to the others?
“(I am) old enough to remember what happened in the 1960s when the left-wing took to the streets and somehow the media glorified them and it ended up shaping policy. We can’t allow that to happen”—
Rep. Peter King (R-NY) talking about #Occupywallst
Basically saying, “Too many people got too many rights during the 60s, and as rich white men we can’t allow that to happen again”
GOP Congressman Blows Up At CNN Host: ‘I Don’t Care What Fact Check Says,’ Obama Apologizes For America!
During an appearance on CNN’s Starting Point on Monday, Rep. Peter King (R-NY) could not explain when President Obama “apologized” for the United States, despite repeatedly claiming that he went on an “apology tour” across the Middle East shortly after becoming president.
Since violence broke out across the region, Republicans have charged that Obama’s “defeatist” policies have caused the unrest and contributed to the death of Libyan ambassador Christopher Stevens. But pressed to detail where Obama has apologized for America by CNN host Soledad O’Brien, King came up short:
O’BRIEN: Never once in that speech, as you know, which I have the speech right here. that was — he never once used the word “apology.” He never once said “I’m sorry.”
KING: Didn’t have to. The logical — any logical reading of that speech or the speech he gave in France where he basically said that the United States can be too aggressive. […]
O’BRIEN: Everybody keeps talking about this apology tour and apologies from the President. I’m trying to find the words ‘I’m sorry, I apologize’ in any of those speeches. Which I have the text of all those speeches in front of me. None of those speeches at all, if you go to factcheck.org which we check in a lot, they all say the same thing. They fact check this and they say this whole theory of apologies…
KING: I don’t care what fact check says.
O’BRIEN: There are fact checks. You may not care, but they’re a fact checker.
KING: No. Soledad. Any commonsense interpretation of those speeches, the president’s apologizing for the American position. That’s the apology tour. That’s the way it’s interpreted in the Middle East. If I go over and say that the U.S. has violated its principles, that the United States has not shown respect for islam, that’s an apology. How else can it be interpreted?
O’BRIEN: I think plenty of people are interpreting it as a nuanced approach to diplomacy is how some people are interpreting it. So I don’t think that everybody agrees it’s apology.
Soledad O’Brien is my hero, we need so many more journalists like her!
Rep. Peter King (R-RINOville) calls for prosecution of journalists who report on classified information
Stuff like this makes me want to beat my head against a wall. We’re in the middle of a scandal in which the Obama administration treated reporters as criminals because they reported on leaks. Now, Republican Peter King wants to double down on Obama’s assault on the 1st Amendment.
Journalists who report on national security leaks should be punished, Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) said Tuesday night.
“Reporters who helped reveal these programs, do you think something should happen to them — should they be punished as well?” Anderson Cooper asked King on CNN.
“If they knew that this was classified information, I think action should be taken, especially on something of this magnitude,” King said. “I think something on this magnitude, there is an obligation, both moral but also legal, I believe, against a reporter disclosing something which would so severely compromise national security. As a practical matter, I guess it happened in the past several years, a number of reporters who have been prosecuted under us, so the answer is yes to your question.”
King said NSA leaker Edward Snowden has done “incredible damage” and has “violated the Espionage Act.”
“In my mind that would make him a traitor,” King said.
Let’s not forget that the charge of treason comes with the death penalty. Statists like Peter King and Barack Obama want to kill Americans who dare tell the world about the government’s unconstitutional spying on its citizens.
We are entering dark territory, ladies and gentlemen.