Sunday, August 11, 2013

My favorite part of this morning's Meet the Press.

Courtesy of Think Progress: 

Talking to David Gregory on NBC’s Meet The press, King argued that immigration reform would entail granting citizenship to “a lot of people…up to the age of 35″ who smuggled drugs over the Mexican border. Navarro hit back hard, telling King he needed to “get therapy” for his bigoted views about Latinos: 

KING: This proposes to legalize a lot of people that will include the people who are drug smugglers up to the age of 35. You cannot do a background check on people that don’t have a legal existence in their home country… 

NAVARRO: First of all, I think Congressman King should get some therapy for his melon fixation. I think there might be medication for that. I think he’s a mediocre congressman with no legislative record and the only time he makes national press is when he comes out and says something offensive about the undocumented or Hispanics.… There are other voices who are the adults in the room and who are working hard towards a reform. and I think it’s going to happen. I’m more optimistic than most. 

GREGORY: Before I let him go, he just heard that. Congressman King, do you want to respond to that in terms of what actually is going to get accomplished? 

KING: Well, I would say this. First of all, I spoke only of drug smugglers. If Ana understands the language, she should know that. I didn’t insult her or other Republicans and I didn’t – 

NAVARRO: I’m not undocumented. I vote, Congressman.

God I loved that!

"You're going to talk to ME about insulting people Congressman?" I am not always a fan of Ana Navarro but I liked how she slapped the shit out of King for saying such overtly racist things about Hispanics.

And here's the thing, he made it sound like he was ONLY talking about drug smugglers, but his actual quote was “For [every DREAMer] who’s a valedictorian, there’s another 100 out there that — they weigh 130 pounds and they’ve got calves the size of cantaloupes because they’re hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert. Those people would be legalized with the same act.” 

He is clearly saying that out of 101 immigrants that 100 of them are drug smugglers. There is no way NOT to take offense at those remarks if you re Hispanic, or even simply a reasonable person.

Like I said I don't there will be too many times in the future where I agree with Ana Navarro, but in this case I thought she was awesome!


  1. Anonymous5:05 PM

    I stopped watching David Gregory a long time ago and think he should be replaced by Rachel Maddow. Chuck Todd falls in the same category - especially don't like him and his take on things.

    1. Anonymous7:16 PM

      Me too, 5:05 PM. MTP died when Tim did.

  2. Steve King and Louie Gohmert. GOP 2016.

    Please put these baggers on your national ticket for 2016, so the coroner can go ahead and sign the death certificate for the Republican Party. Then the GOP can start all over again, building a party from the ground up without all of the dead weight and bigoted assholes that keep normal Americans away from the party.

  3. Anonymous6:16 PM

    I think it is a three-way tie between Steve King , Michele Bachmann and Louis gohmert for the craziest bigots in the House.And Believe me there is too much competition.

  4. Anonymous7:18 PM

    I think it'd be eassier to try to find one who is NOT a bigoted, foolish, loudmouth. Or maybe not.

  5. Anonymous7:53 PM

    Really Congresscritter King? Many illegal immigrants have "calves the size of melons" because they work twelve hour days in the fields squatting down to pick the fucking melons that go on your table so cheaply. Or they are pushing lawnmowers in suburban lawns, or laundry carts in motels.

    hard work build muscles King - something your flabby gut and ass show us you know little about.

  6. Anonymous8:08 PM

    He's a nasty person; very condescending how he insulted Ana in a rascist way:

    "If Ana understands the language, she should know that." as if Ana doesn't speak English well.


  7. Anonymous9:04 PM

    Note to King...when you're in a hole, stop digging. He comes back to defend himself and insults her by stating, '...if you understand the language"

  8. Anonymous9:04 PM

    "If Ana understands the language, she should know that."

    Makes me wonder how he talks when he's not on TV. NW Iowa is full of assholes like King.

  9. Anonymous8:25 AM

    Why does everyone think that every illegal immigrant is Hispanic!?! 9/11, and even Boston was an immigration issue! The terrorists had expired visas, and the admin didn't care to look for them! Also, within the wording of this "reform" bill, if an applicant lies, the worker CANNOT bring it to light to his supervisor. In other words, if the applicant is an escaped convict, known drug smuggler, or has several DUI's, lies about it on the application, and a worker finds out... he will get a fine of $10,000 just for reporting it to his supervisor!!! Also, there is NOTHING in it to help LEGAL immigrants who have been trying to become citizens through the official LEGAL channels. They will be still stuck in the mud, while those that broke the law are passing them by.

    I can't imagine why anyone would rather let folks that have BROKEN THE LAW become citizens before those that have tried to work within the system.

    Lastly: Nobody even ASKED if they even wanted to become citizens. Many DON'T want to, they just want to work, and provide for their family.

    This is not a reform bill. It does not reform current laws, it bypasses them, and poorly.


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