This may be the most ridiculous thing ever uttered on the floor of Congress. If anyone can point to something more ridiculous, I’m all ears.
KING: I hear the president reducing or lowering American values by his comments that take place in the public and in the press. Think about the things he’s chosen to take sides on.
For example, when it was professor Gates and Officer Crowley, Mr Speaker, we know — first of all no president would engage in an incident like that — but he did and he drove a wedge down between issues of race.
When Arizona passed their immigration law, SB1070, the president had to do a profile of the type person that he alleged might be impacted negatively by that bill when the bill itself said specifically that couldn’t happen. Down the lines of race and ethnicity again.
Then we’ve got Tim Tebow who will kneel and pray to God on the football field. Meanwhile we have a professional athlete that decides he’s going to announce his sexuality and he gets a personal call from the United States to highlight the sexuality of a professional ballplayer. These are ways that the culture gets undermined, where it gets divided. The people over on this side take their followership from that kind of leadership. One notch at a time, American civilization, American culture, western civilization, western Judeo-Christiandom are eroded.
Representative Steve King (R-Batshit) would like to know why President Obama engaged in the infamous beer-summit to calm race relations, spoke out against Arizona’s “Papers Please’ anti-immigration law, and congratulated Jason Collins for coming out as openly-gay, but didn’t praise Tim Tebow for praying on the football field. And apparently his lack of praise for Tim Tebow is evidence of the decline of American values.
If that really is evidence of the decline of American values, I say bring on the decline. Bring on the decline of the culture of bigotry, intolerance, racism, and cruelty. No more Tim Tebows. No More Steve Kings.
Come to think of it — that time Michele Bachmman claimed women were stopping by Planned Parenthood to get an abortion between the grocery store and Starbucks provides stiff competition for this rant from Steve King as the most ridiculous thing ever uttered on the floor of Congress.