Favorite Tea Party whack job Michele Bachmann adores Representative Steve King of Iowa. She went so far as to call him “The stunning Steve King.” Why is he on my radar today for this rant? Well he appears to have an issue in the Farm Bill that is important to the people of his home state of Iowa. He has a problem with a provision that essentially outlaws dog fighting. He explains: it’s a federal crime to watch animals fight or to induce someone else to watch an animal fight but it’s not a federal crime to induce somebody to watch people fighting, there’s something wrong with the priorities of people that think like that.
But he didn’t leave it there. He had to make his point so he did. He added:
liberals have so devalued life, that a man can rape a young girl, kidnap her, force her to undergo an abortion across state lines, and then “drop her off at the swingset….and that’s not against the law in the United States of America.”
Wow, I’m sure rapists and pedophiles across the country are having a collective sigh of relief right now. It appears that in this country, raping young women/girls, abducting them across state lines for abortions is legal. Who knew? I have to wonder if Steve King’s campaign donations from the registered sex offenders in this country have just skyrocketed.
Steve King has no problems with dog fighting. If that’s what he believes, then fine. He apparently has no knowledge of the research that shows that those so inclined to be cruel to animals tend to also be cruel to humans and generally run afoul of the law as part of their sociopathic makeup. But no matter, if he wants to support these people, let him. However it would be nice if he would cite facts in making his argument and not hyperbole. Truth would be nice.
Oh wait, I forgot, he’s a Tea Party darling and they love to be fooled. Most I suspect love to watch dogs maul each other for sport too. Maybe some like to visit playgrounds… No matter. At least Steve is adored by Michele Bachmann who since dropping out of the Presidential race has been home “praying the gay away.” Somebody needs to explain to her that you just can’t “pray the gay away>’ It has to go somewhere. In her case, she needs to pay more attention to Marcus.
It’s entertaining dealing with these nut jobs in Congress, but these people are responsible for our governance. Time has long since passed where we need serious, intelligent people legislating on our behalf, not playing to nut jobs or simply being stupid.