Election 2016

Is Trump Losing Steve King?

How far do you have to go? How bad do you have to be to lose Steve King?

The Iowa congressman and secret border control agent is one of the most racist men in all of government. King has a confederate flag on his desk. King is most famously or infamously known for declaring that not all DREAMers are valedictorians and that many immigrants have "calves the size of cantaloupes" because they've hauled drugs across our southern border. And that's barely scratching the service.

King has not and will not denounce Donald Trump, but he did say something that, from where I'm sitting, implies that he can see the writing on the wall.

The man who can't forget what he buried in that cornfield says Hillary Clinton is someone he can work with.

I’ve sat across the table with Hillary Clinton eye-to-eye, and when you’re working outside of staff and outside of the press she is somebody I can work with,” King said during a speech at the Des Moines Register’s Soapbox at the Iowa State Fair.

The admission came as almost an aside within a speech full of praise for Trump, the the Republican presidential candidate and his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.

It's difficult to describe and appreciate how extraordinary this is. It should be customary for political opponents to say they're capable of cooperating with each other, but it isn't. We don't live in that world. Some people say we all live in a simulation, but I say we live in a dark comedy produced by the Coen Brothers.

It is completely out of character for Steve King to say something like this which suggests to me that he knows Donald Trump is going to lose.

Republicans hatched a plan to make President Obama a one-term president before he was even sworn into office. We may not see that happen again because Hillary Clinton, for all the faults Republicans may find in her, is still white.

With that said, Hillary Clinton will likely face an entirely different brand of obstruction and opposition as president because she is still a Clinton and a woman. No one is going to accuse her of being a secret Muslim born in Kenya, but they'll accuse her of something.

  • Victor the Crab

    And, of course, the purity far left unicorn wishers will see this as proof Hillary Clinton is nothing but a hard core Republican in Democratic clothing who will sell its citizens down the river for power. Just watch.

  • muselet

    I notice Steve King said he can work with “outside of staff and outside of the press.” In other words, King would deign to deal with a President Hillary Clinton, but only one-on-one. Because Presidents routinely sit down with opposition-party backbenchers to hammer out compromises without staff present.


    Iowa, why do you keep electing this terribly odd man?


  • Aynwrong

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    • muselet

      That’s happened to me once or twice, too.

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      • Aynwrong

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        • muselet

          Glad I could help.


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      • ninjaf

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