Congressman Steve King, Republican conservative from Iowa, has spent an enormous amount of time casting doubt on President Obama’s religion. Tonight, on Lawrence O’Donnell’s Last Word, O’Donnell played a clip where Representative King said that the President doesn’t have an “American experience”. Then, during the interview, King dropped this unbelievable bit of insulting idiocy:
“The President stood in Cairo and spoke to the Muslim world and professed to be a Christian. If he will stand in front of the Muslim world and make that statement I take him at his word. I don’t question his religion. I will say that the criticism of his religion seems to have accelerated his church-going and I think that’s a good thing.
UPDATE: Here’s the video:
The tea party’s idiotic criticism of the President’s religion generally starts with claiming that he’s a Muslim. When they get push back on how absolutely ridiculous this is and how moronic they reveal themselves to be when they voice that opinion, they then typically fall back to questioning his Christianity suggesting that his brand of Christianity is inferior; that it’s “black liberation theology”.
But this is the first time I have ever heard one of them take credit for an increase in how often he goes to church.
Lest you think King’s comment is an isolated incident, here’s another example from March of 2008 (video HERE):
“I don’t want to disparage anyone because of their race, their ethnicity, their name, whatever the religion of their father might have been. I’ll just say this, that when you think about the optics of a Barack Obama potentially getting elected president of the United States, I mean, what does this look like to the rest of the world? What does this look like to the world of Islam?… And I will tell you that if he IS elected president, then the radical Islamists, the al Qaida and the radical Islamists and their supporters will be dancing in the streets in greater numbers than they did on September 11th.”
Specifically regarding Obama’s middle name:
“It does matter. His middle name does matter. It matters because they read meaning into that and the rest of the world, it has special meaning to them. They’ll be dancing in the streets because of his middle name. They’ll be dancing in the streets because of who his father was … So there are implications that have to do with who he is and the positions that he has taken … There will be dancing in the streets if he’s elected president and that has a chilling effect on how difficult it will be to ever win this global war on terror.”
Want more King quotes? Check out King Watch.
When Judgment Day comes and the names are read, if there is any justice in the world, people like Stave King will not be ascending to a place of reward, they will be harshly punished for their hypocrisy and their sacrilegious lives.
I’m just sayin’…
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