Thursday, December 30, 2010

Rep. Steve King endorses some ideas for House investigations

Via Dennis G. at Balloon Juice, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) wants the House of Representatives to conduct a series of investigations.
"There has been a list of government oversight and investigations that needs to be taken up. And it's just a natural thing that people that are in charge don't want to investigate their own party. I saw that happen to some degree when Republicans were in charge, and I clearly see it happen now with Democrats controlling the presidency and the House and the Senate.
Yes, the Democrats don't want to investigate their own party.  This explains the investigations of Rep. Maxine Waters and Rep. Charles Rangel (whose investigation resulted in censure) by the Office of Congressional Ethics that the Democrat-controlled House created.
"So I think that you will see investigations of ACORN, for one. You'll hear a lot more in the news about ACORN, and about the insidious nature of them -- about how the national organization of ACORN now has been fractured, but they're reforming in the states with the same people, the same players, the same intentions.
The Republicans won't stop beating that dead ACORN horse until President Obama is out of office.  Maybe not even then.

The whole concept of "voter registration fraud" is pretty ridiculous.  I've probably committed what these anti-ACORN jackasses consider "voter registration fraud" simply by registering to vote at the local coffee shop when I wasn't sure whether or not my shit was current.  I've lived in a number of apartments within the same district.  That doesn't mean that I was ever going to be able to cast multiple votes or that anyone else was going to be able to vote in my name.
"And there'll be other investigations looking into the Pigford farms issue, which I think is full of fraud, that what amounts to is paying reparations to black farmers in America. We don't do reparations in America."
Aside from forgetting the reparations paid to Japanese-Americans who were forced into internment camps during World War II, Rep. King also apparently equates compensating specific black farmers for discrimination they personally faced specifically from the US Department of Agriculture with general reparations for slavery.

What a jackass.

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