Steve King, Republican Representative of Iowa, made a bold claim today: the President, the very man we elected to uphold, strengthen and manifest American values, is in fact "reducing or lowering American values by his comments that take place in the public and in the press," King said during a House floor speech
Shocking! What's more, Steve King has evidence! Let me lay out King's case for Obama reducing or lowering American values in list fashion:
1. Obama weighed in, when asked at a press conference, about a dispute between a white Sergeant and an African American professor. Obama came down on the side of the professor, then retracted his statement, said that he should not have weighed in on an issue without knowing all the facts, and ended up having a beer with both men at the White House.
"First of all," said King, "no president would engage in an incident like that. But he did, and he drove a wedge down between the issues of race." ANTI-AMERICAN!
2. King's second point: Obama called Arizona's crappy SB 1070 law, which allows law enforcement officials to demand citizenship documentation from anyone who looks a little too foreign for 'Murica, a crappy law. Those are my words, not his, but he Obama did declare himself not into a bad law.
"When Arizona passed their immigration law, S.B. 1070, the president had to do a profile of the type of person that he alleged might be impacted negatively by that bill, when the bill itself specifically said that couldn't happen," King said. "Down the lines of race and ethnicity again." ANTI-AMERICAN!
3. Not convinced? (Who ARE you?) How about this: Jason Collins became the first active major sport professional athlete to come out as gay, and Obama called him to express his support.
"We have a professional athlete that decides that he's going to announce his sexuality, and he gets a personal call from the president of the United States," King said.
HOWEVER, King pointed out, Tim Tebow got some flack for praying on the football field. No call from Obama. ANTI-AMERICAN!
The evidence is clear (to King): Obama divides the country along racial lines "And one notch at a time, one click at a time, American civilization, American culture, Western civilization, Western Judeo-Christendom are eroded," King said.
Now, before we all pile on King, there's a very logical explanation for what he said and thinks: he was born in 1892, you see, and one day his horse got spooked, broke into a gallop and turned King's buggy right over. King woke up in the year 1992, where distrust of non-whites was at an all time low, church and state are as separate as they've ever been, and most people just don't care if you are gay. Things have only gotten more like that in the last 20 years.
Sometimes, Rep. King, things change for the better.