The entire segment can be found here.
Rep. Peter King (R-NY):
The Boston police department is an outstanding police department, the FBI, homeland security, ATF, they're all working on this, the president is leading it, No, this is not a time for Democrat or Republican politics. I think the president is putting in place, putting in motion the counter-terrorism and anti-terrorism units we have in our country that have been developed over the last 11 1/2 years and they're going to do an outstanding job. I have no doubt of that whatsoever.
1. "Democrat" is not an adjective. "Democratic" is.
2. If the Boston Police Department did such a great job, then why does the GOP want to keep cutting budgets that would provide for more "outstanding police departments"? Oh, that's right. They're "union thugs." And King is a hypocrite.
3. ATF? ATF? They're "working on this"? Anyone seen the director?
4. Wait. Did he actually admit that President Obama *gasp!* leads?
5. This is no time for politics, says King. Oh really? Then what's up with this? Rep. Peter King (R-NY) implied what now? “Pressure cooker bombs described in Al Qaeda magazine.” Nothing prejudiced or premature about that at all. Appealing to your base, are you? Some-body is looking for more do-na-tions! Have dark skin or a "funny" name? You're guilty. Next!
Although Andrea Mitchell didn't stop Rep. Peter King (R-NY) in his tracks and suggest that he was implying that this was an Al Qaeda attack, when in fact, it could be a (white) domestic terrorist who set up the explosives in Boston, she did follow up with, "We don't know who it is." Points for that, Andrea.
Here is King admitting his own ignorance while emphasizing that pressure cooker bomb instructions were found in an Al Qaeda magazine, so obviously this was the work of those icky evil Muslims:
My understanding is that those pressure cooker type bombs were described in "Inspire" magazine several years ago, the magazine of Al Qaeda in the Arabian peninsula. That's the extent of what I know about pressure cooker bombs. That's the one where they were telling Americans to how to make bombs against their own country and the magazine did call for a attacks on iconic athletic events.
I've checked with the official sources I have; we don't know what it is, who, whether a single suspect or a group, foreign or domestic, intelligence communities now, going back over any information to see whether any incoming in the last weeks or months, even had any hints of this. and tasking bureaus around the world.
If "that's the extent of what he knows about pressure cooker bombs," then maybe he should stop pointing fingers before he learns more about what actually happened and who is responsible.
Indulge me here, because I'm repeating what I wrote in Sen. Dianne Feinstein: Saudi national ‘not a suspect’ in Boston bombings:
As Nicole Sandler and I discussed on her radio show today, there has been way too much speculation about the tragedy– some of it irrational, much of it erroneous, some of it thoughtful. What has been appalling is the default position of those who automatically blame any attack on anyone who they conclude is a "Muslim terrorist." Never mind the white American terrorists who killed and/or threatened abortion providers or the Timothy McVeighs in this country.
Here is the entire segment:
Benny Johnson over at BuzzFeed had a little photo fun. He compiled images of 30 members of Congress who have animal doppelgängers, both Republicans and Democrats. He’s an equal opportunity doppelgängerer.
These are strictly visual comparisons, of course. He omitted any and all commentary on personality and other similarities (mental capacity and temperament come to mine) to animals or humans. Of course, we more than compensate for those omissions on a regular basis in our posts here at TPC.
Here are three of the thirty; you’ll have to follow the link to see all of them. Smile! Say cheese!
New York GOP Rep. Peter King smacked down his fellow Republicans for having a “reality problem.” He was furious over their failure to provide funding relief via a Hurricane Sandy bill, adjourning without permitting said aid. King even called on New Yorkers to stop all donations to GOP House members. Of course, these are the same compassionate conservatives who love to boast about being “pro life.”
Ruh roh. I sense some new ranting coming on in 3… 2… 1…
“Being from New York we’re not supposed to be suckers,” Mr. King told Politicker this morning. “It’s bad enough that these guys voted against it, that’s inexcusable enough. But to have the balls to come in and say, ‘We screwed you now make us president?’”
That’s funny, Dems have been saying the very same thing about other opportunistic potential Republican candidates, but we’re fine with zeroing in on Rubio for now. We’re inclusive that way.
King went on to say that Rubio should be cut off from donations, as should any Congress member who “threw a knife in the back in New York” by voting “no” on the Sandy bill.
Why yes, yes he/they should. Thank you for the suggestion Rep. King. We’ll be sure to spread the word.
And that concludes another episode of Republicans Eating Their Own.
Earlier, Paddy posted Boos as House Adjourns Without Hurricane Sandy Relief.
Taking that booing a step further, New York GOP Rep. Peter King smacked down his fellow Republicans for having a “reality problem.” He was furious over their failure to provide funding relief via a Hurricane Sandy bill, adjourning without permitting said aid. King even called on New Yorkers to stop all donations to GOP House members. Of course, these are the same compassionate conservatives who love to boast about being “pro life.”
In stark contrast to the GOP and buttressing King’s sentiments, President Obama is calling for an immediate Sandy aid vote.
“I would not give one penny to these people.”
“We are a two party system, but I’m over that.”
“When your people are literally freezing in the winter… and my own party refuses to help them, then why should I help the Republican party?“
“They wonder why they’re becoming a minority party.”
“They’re in New York all the time filling their pockets with money from New Yorkers. I’m saying right now, anyone from New York or New Jersey who contributes one penny to congressional Republicans is out of their minds. Because what they did last night was put a knife in the back of New Yorkers and New Jerseyans. It was an absolute disgrace.”
“As far as I’m concerned, I’m on my own. They’re going to have to go a long way to get my vote on anything.”
The aide said that guys like me were “in what we call the reality-based community,” which he defined as people who “believe that solutions emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality.” … “That’s not the way the world really works anymore,” he continued. “We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you’re studying that reality—judiciously, as you will—we’ll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that’s how things will sort out. We’re history’s actors…and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do.”
Think Progress: CNN’s Soledad O’Brien and Rep. Peter King (R-NY), September 17, 2012:
O’BRIEN: Never once in that speech, as you know, which I have the speech right here. that was — he never once used the word “apology.” He never once said “I’m sorry.”
KING: Didn’t have to. The logical — any logical reading of that speech or the speech he gave in France where he basically said that the United States can be too aggressive. [...]
O’BRIEN: Everybody keeps talking about this apology tour and apologies from the President. I’m trying to find the words ‘I’m sorry, I apologize’ in any of those speeches. Which I have the text of all those speeches in front of me. None of those speeches at all, if you go to factcheck.org which we check in a lot, they all say the same thing. They fact check this and they say this whole theory of apologies…
KING: I don’t care what fact check says.
O’BRIEN: There are fact checks. You may not care, but they’re a fact checker.
KING: No. Soledad. Any commonsense interpretation of those speeches, the president’s apologizing for the American position. That’s the apology tour. [...]
As the Washington Post put it, “the apology tour never happened.”
Facts schmacts, reality schmeality. Lying is the Republican way, because that’s all they’ve got, which explains why they feel they have to steal elections (scroll) in order to win.
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