Beyond parody, but not beyond highlighting. TPM does the hard work of listening through an hour of Rep. Steve King (IA-Douche Canoe) explaining racism in modern America to a sympathetic local radio host:
“I’ve watched them pit us against each other for a long time. And by the way, it also should be said that someone like Lacy Clay, who’s a member of the Congressional Black Caucus — there is no ‘Congressional White Caucus.’ It is a self-segregated caucus and it is a caucus that they drive an agenda that’s based on race. And they’re always looking to place the race card. They’re always looking to divide people down that line. And I have friends in that caucus. I get along with them personally, but their agenda is to play the race card. And we have a President who had a perfect opportunity to eliminate a lot of this friction in this country, and instead, he and his attorney general have been in a place where they’ve created friction rather than eliminated it.”
Jim Newell, at Wonkette, once called Steve King “probably the biggest asshole in Congress.” Steve King seems determined to hang on to that title, despite all competition.
Via Ed Kilgore at the Washington Monthly, who adds “It’s going to be fun to watch entire 2016 GOP presidential field suck up to this dude.”
Apart from updating our point&mock lists, what’s on the agenda for the evening?