Friday, January 07, 2011

Oh, the Mendacity of it All

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) is one of my "favorite" congressional Republicans. If Michelle Bachmann is the queen of the GOP crazies, Rep. King is a front-runner for the title of emir of Republican idiots. Here he is defending the "mendacity" of the House Republican leadership.
"As I deliberate and I listen to the gentleman from Tennessee, I have to make the point that when you challenge the mendacity of the leader or another member, there is an opportunity to rise to a point of order, there is an opportunity to make a motion to take the gentleman's words down, however many of the members are off on other endeavors and I would make the point that the leader and the speaker have established their integrity and their mendacity for years in this Congress and I don't believe it can be effectively challenged and those who do so actually cast aspersions on themselves by making wild accusations," King said.

Some of Rep. King's other greatest hits include describing Barack Obama as our "urban" President, describing the Watergate scandal as "a little break-in by a couple of guys," voting against Katrina aid, claiming President Obama would lead us into a "totalitarian dictatorship", and decrying Obama using his middle name in his swearing in.

On the other hand, he did inspire one of my favorite photo-shops ever, so I guess he has that going for him.

1 comment:

M.S. said...

His real greatest moment was probably when a friend of mine asked him if trans folk should be legally allowed to marry and should we do genetic tests on everyone who wants to marry for that matter, in his esteemed anti-gay opinion.

He fumbled for about a half hour before admitting he had no idea what he was talking about. Fond memories.

Pray for us here in Iowa, surely a vortex to some hell dimension will open with both him and Bachmann in the same place at the same time.