Last week's Republican language police silent on actual obscenity. https://t.co/jLf7YY8JxA
— Schooley (@Rschooley) January 10, 2019
Rep. Steve King to the New York Times: “White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?” https://t.co/wjSsq6jONO
— andrew kaczynski (@KFILE) January 10, 2019
Glass-half-full take: Iowa’s reached a point of political maturity where King coasting to an easy tenth win in 2020 is no longer a sure bet, so he’s updating his portfolio for the ‘How come white people can’t use the n-word?’ Wingnut Welfare Wurlitzer market. Hey, if the Democrats keep winning social media, Lou Dobbs is definitly gonna stroke out before then…
King’s side was mostly people who look like him. “You could look over there and think the Democratic Party is no country for white men,” he said.
— Patrick Healy (@patrickhealynyt) January 10, 2019
ICYMI: @SteveKingIA won a close re-election bid last year, but that was 2 months ago. A prominent Iowa Senate Republican announced today he'll seek King's seat in 2020. https://t.co/L6iJGKoCh6 #iapolitics #IA04
— Barbara Rodriguez (@bcrodriguez) January 10, 2019
I have been sufficiently convinced by multiple people who know a fair amount about IA politics that there is, in fact, a strong chance this primary challenge to Steve King WILL come to something. It's going to push him hard, at the very least.
— Esoteric Jeff (@EsotericCD) January 9, 2019
Unlike his Repub fellows, who will push him… very gently indeed:
— Ashley Killough (@KilloughCNN) January 10, 2019
"…but it totally has a place in our party."
— Paul Telfer (@PaulTelfer) January 10, 2019
— Adam Smith (@asmith83) January 11, 2019
…It should be noted, despite the @NRCC claiming it doesn't get involved in primaries, dues-paying GOP incumbents usually DO enjoy @NRCC protection. As it happens, @SteveKingIA isn't much of a dues-payer.
— David M. Drucker (@DavidMDrucker) January 11, 2019
Also, a Steve King dive from October from @JFKucinich @samstein @GideonResnick @desiderioDC and me, which includes how President Trump talks about King when he’s not around: https://t.co/vYK8H0gq9b pic.twitter.com/CURdDHHzNX
— Asawin Suebsaeng (@swin24) January 10, 2019
Well, if Pigmuck King is really a proxy for the Oval Office Squatter, that’s a pretty good inducement for the decent (tariff & shutdown-battered) voters of Iowa to dump his frogbelly-white arse already…