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Romney no nos llevaría hacia adelante

Sus elogios al congresista Steve King reafirman su extremismo


Hoy, Gabriela Domenzain, portavoz de Obama for America, respondió a las declaraciones que hizo Mitt Romney en Orange City, Iowa:

“Mitt Romney sigue diciendo que quiere fortalecer a Estados Unidos pero sabemos que haría todo lo contrario. Daría reducciones de impuestos a los estadounidenses más ricos—pagando esas reducciones al aumentar los impuestos de la clase media y al agrandar el déficit, haría severos recortes a inversiones cruciales como la educación y convertiría Medicare en una libreta de cupones. Y, juzgando por el discurso que dio hoy elogiando al congresista Steve King, quien ha dicho cosas detestables sobre los inmigrantes y ha cuestionado si las mujeres pueden quedar embarazadas como resultado de una violación o del incesto, sabemos que no haría frente a las voces más extremas de su partido. Regresar a la mismas políticas fallidas que causaron la crisis económica y complacer las voces más extremas de su partido no es una fórmula para fortalecer al país ni nos impulsará hacia adelante.”




Romney Called On Iowans To Re-Elect Rep. Steve King Saying “This Man Needs To Be Your Congressman Again. I Want Him As My Partner In Washington D.C.” Romney: “And I’m looking here at Steve King. This man needs to be your congressman again. I want him as my partner in Washington D.C.”[Romney Rally, Orange City IA, 9/7/12]




Rep. Steve King Endorsed Romney Adding “I’m An Enthusiastic Supporter Of Mitt Romney.” “Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King told reporters Mitt Romney will campaign in his state Tuesday, giving a ‘major policy speech on out-of-control spending and debt’ at Drake University in Des Moines. He also announced his endorsement of Romney — something he had been expected to do before the Iowa caucuses in January. So what took him so long? King’s endorsement carries a lot less weight now than it would have then. ‘I’ve said all along I’ll be an enthusiastic supporter of our eventual nominee,’ King said on a Republican National Committee conference call. ‘It’s clear Mitt Romney is our nominee and it will happen in Tampa. I’m predicting that that is the result and I’m an enthusiastic supporter of Mitt Romney.’” [ABC News, 5/14/12]



CBS Headline: “Rep. Steve King Backs Up Todd Akin, Weighs In On Rape And Abortion” [CBS News, 8/21/12]

·         Iowa Rep. Steve King Was One Of The Few Republicans Who Did Not Strongly Condemn Rep. Todd Akin For His Remarks Regarding Pregnancy And Rape. “Rep. Steve King, one of the most staunchly conservative members of the House, was one of the few Republicans who did not strongly condemn Rep. Todd Akin Monday for his remarks regarding pregnancy and rape. On Monday, King signaled why — he might agree with parts of Akin’s assertion.” [Talking Points Memo, 8/21/12]

Iowa Rep. Steve King Said He’s Never Heard Of A Child Getting Pregnant From Statutory Rape Or Incest. “King told an Iowa reporter he’s never heard of a child getting pregnant from statutory rape or incest. ‘Well I just haven’t heard of that being a circumstance that’s been brought to me in any personal way,’ King told KMEG-TV Monday, ‘and I’d be open to discussion about that subject matter.” [Talking Points Memo, 8/21/12]


Iowa Rep. Steve King Supported A Bill To Ban Federal Funding For Abortions Except In Cases Of Forcible Rape And Said He Wasn’t Aware Of Young Victims Of Statutory Rape – Who Are Covered Under Current Law. “[Iowa Rep. Steve] King supports the ‘No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act.’  It would ban Federal funding of abortions except in cases of forcible rape. Right now, Medicaid also covers abortions for victims of statutory rape or incest – for example, a 12 year old who gets pregnant. Congressman King says he’s not aware of any young victims like that. ‘Well I just haven’t heard of that being a circumstance that’s been brought to me in any personal way, and I’d be open to discussion about that subject matter,’ he said.” [KMEG (Iowa), 8/20/12]




Rep. Steve King Compared Immigrants To Dogs. “Rep. Steve King (R-IA) compared immigrants to dogs at a townhall meeting yesterday, telling constituents that the U.S. should pick only best immigrants the way one chooses the ‘pick of the litter.’  King told the crowd in Pocahontas, Iowa that he’s owned lots of birdogs over the years and advised, ‘You want a good birdog? You want one that’s going to aggressive? Pick the one that’s the friskiest … not the one that’s over there sleeping in the corner.’  King suggested lazy immigrants should be avoided as well. ‘You get the pick of the litter and you got yourself a pretty good birdog. Well, we’ve got the pick of every donor civilization on the planet,’ King said. ‘We’ve got the vigor from the planet to come to America.’”  [Salon, 5/22/12]


King Gave An Extended Rant On The Perils Of Multiculturalism, Calling Student Groups At Iowa State Univesity “Victims Groups, Victimology, People That Feel Sorry For Themselves.”  “King, who recently sponsored a bill to make English the national language, launched into an extended rant on the perils of multiculturalism—which was only reinforced by a visit to Iowa State University, where he says he encountered 59 different student groups rooted in the idea. Merlin’s pants! As he put it, ‘It started with Asians and it ended with Zeitgeist. So from A to Z. And most of them were victims groups, victimology, people that feel sorry for themselves. And they’re out there recruiting our young people to be part of the group that feels sorry for themselves.’” [Mother Jones, 08/22/12]


Rep. Steve King Compared Undocumented Workers To Livestock Calling For A Boarder Fence That “We Could Also Electrify This Wire With The Kind Of Current That Would Not Kill Somebody, But It Would Simply Be A Discouragement For Them To Be Fooling Around With It. We Do That With Livestock All The Time.”  IA Rep. Steve King: “So when I get down there and sit on that border, what I do is I come to this conclusion, we can’t shut that off unless we build a fence and a wall. I want to put the fence in, but I want to put a wall in, and I designed one… I also say we need to do a few other things on top of that wall, and one of them being to put a little bit of wire on top here to provide a disincentive for people to climb over the top or put a ladder there. We could also electrify this wire with the kind of current that would not kill somebody, but it would simply be a discouragement for them to be fooling around with it. We do that with livestock all the time.” [IA Rep. Steve King, U.S. House Of Representatives, 6/13/06]


Rep. Steve King Compared Undocumented Immigrants Who Committed Crimes In America To September 11. IA Rep. Steve King: “But I can look them in the eye today and tell them that Americans that die at the hands of illegals that come into this country and commit crimes are in multiples of the victims of September 11.” [Cavuto, Fox News, 4/7/06]


Rep. Steve King Attacked National Day Without Immigrants As “Nothing Gringo Day” And “Bite The Hand That Feeds You Day” And Referred To Participants As “Illegal Invaders.” “As the battle over immigration continues in Congress, Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa has written a blistering broadside against the planned National Day Without Immigrants. King, of Kiron, is one of the leaders in the House of a caucus that backs tougher U.S.-Mexico border enforcement. He sent out a column to newspapers in his congressional district that dubs the May 1 event ‘Nothing Gringo Day’ and ‘Bite The Hand That Feeds You Day.’ In the column, he said the call for a ‘total boycott’ by ‘illegal invaders’ makes no sense. It is ‘biting the hand that feeds you,’ he said, because consumers and businesses provide the wages that support immigrants. King said the event is being planned by activists who ‘brought you thousands of Mexican-flags-flying marches down the streets of our cities.’” [Des Moines Register, 4/27/06]


Rep. Steve King, Vice Chairman Of The House Immigration Subcommittee Said He Would Not Support Rubio’s Or Any Other Versions Of The Dream Act Being Considered. “GOP can’t agree on Dream Act: Rep. Steve King, vice chairman of the House immigration subcommittee, said he would not support any of the versions of the Dream Act currently being batted around. In an interview with Fox News Latino, the Iowa Republican said that alternatives to the Democratic version of the Dream Act proposed by Rep. David Rivera and Sen. Marco Rubio, both R-Fla., still amount to amnesty and reward those who have broken the law. King said the bills would struggle to get through the House, which has a Republican majority. ‘They say things that tug at our hearts,’ King told Fox News Latino. ‘They say (immigrants) weren’t aware they were breaking the law. But it was their parents that made the poor choices for their children. It’s not our moral obligation to make up for the poor decision to bring them illegally from their countries.’” [Las Vegas Sun, 6/14/12]



Steve King Floated The Absurd Notion That President Obama’s Parents Might Have Sent Birth Announcements To Hawaiian Newspapers By Telegram From Kenya. “During a tele-townhall meeting late last week, King was asked about his views on whether President Obama is a natural-born American citizen. The Iowa Congressman noted that his staff had investigated the matter and found birth announcements in the two Hawaii newspapers the week after Obama’s birth. However, King went on to float the absurd notion that his parents ‘might’ve announced that by telegram from Kenya.’ KING: We went down into the Library of Congress and we found a microfiche there of two newspapers in Hawaii each of which had published the birth of Barack Obama. It would have been awfully hard to fraudulently file the birth notice of Barack Obama being born in Hawaii and get that into our public libraries and that microfiche they keep of all the newspapers published. That doesn’t mean there aren’t some other explanations on how they might’ve announced that by telegram from Kenya. The list goes on. But drilling into that now, even if we could get a definitive answer and even if it turned out that Barack Obama was conclusively not born in America, I don’t think we could get that case sold between now and November.” [Think Progress, 08/01/12]




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