NY Congressman Peter King’s Muslim Problem and Why He Has to Go
The more I look into him, the more shocking it is that he’s won so many elections here in NY’s 2nd and 3rd districts.
He was in the 3rd district until 2013 and won 20 straight years but what’s interesting is that he won in a district that has voted only once starting in 1992 for a Republican for POTUS-W in 2004.
Now he’s in the 2nd district since 2013 and while the 2nd did vote for Trump by a narrow margin (52-46), that was the first time the district voted for a GOP President since 1992.
So King has been the beneficiary of split ticket voting. Maybe people don’t realize what a nasty piece of work he has become. In the 1990s he’d meet with Muslim groups and act like a nice guy. He also opposed impeaching President Clinton. Point is he cultivated a more moderate image.
But starting in the W years he started talking engaging in some very nasty Islamophobia.
“Google Pete King and you will find his stupidity and vulnerability everywhere. Everything from doing a YouTube video rant attacking Michael Jackson, calling all Muslims terrorist after sending out a tax-payer funded mailer to Jewish residents and giving gun money to the IRA, his tactics consist of sheer bullying with ignorant uneducated statements and Ricky Bobby style American patriotism. I think Trump learned a trick or two from Pete King. I’m surprised no one else has ever said that.”
For more on King’s Islamophobia see this major NY Magazine piece written back in 2011. He’s only gotten worse.
Kris Lagrange says:
“I want to fight Pete King
This blow-hard has to go, but who has the balls to take him out”
Uh, glad to meet your acquaintance, Mr. Lagrange, that’s where I come in. As I’ve revealed recently I’m interested in doing just that-taking him out.
“The Democrats kinda try to run candidates against him. There have been a few hopefuls, but no one with the work ethic and talent to really take him on. Who knows, if Trump can get elected just saying anything, maybe a courageous and charismatic Independent Democrat could inspire sleepy voters to come out against King. Since King has been in office, 9/11 happened, ISIS grew and Ronald Reagan died. It must be King’s fault right? Absurd I know, but Trump used those same tactics and got elected, why can’t someone use those same tactics against King?”
You want to see work ethic and talent? Read my blog every day. In all due modesty you will see plenty of work ethic as I normally write about 5 comprehensive posts every day.
I’m currently in the process of commissioning a poll of his district that looks at both the attitude of 2nd district constituents to Trump-his Muslim ban, as well as the plan to destroy Obamacare-as well as what they think of King being in lockstep with Trump. He’s been defending Trump on the Muslim ban; as Laprange said King is basically a proto Trump anyway-he’s been doing this anti Muslim shtick for years.
King like many GOP Congressmen can think of no way to respond to protests but calling them names. Like he called protesters of his ‘slime balls and misfits.’
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