by Patrick Devlin
Breaking news from Iowa, the land of the intolerant and ignorant:
The unashamed cracker, Representative Steve King gave further demonstration to his constituents recently of his determination to continue to engage in racist tropes as he dog whistled derogatory comments negatively comparing his white voting base to people from New Orleans. Both groups are victims of catastrophic flooding.

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The intolerant and proud white nationalist Iowa politician told a group of red-necked constituents at a meet and greet yesterday, “We’re Iowans, and I’m always proud of our reaction to this… We go to a place like Iowa, and we go see, knock on the door at, say, I make up a name, John’s place, and say, ‘John, you got water in your basement, we can write you a check, we can help you…We go to a place like New Orleans, and everybody’s looking around saying, ‘Who’s going to help me? Who’s going to help me?””

The race-baiting congressman made the bigoted comparison just three days after the Governor of the State of Iowa, Kim Reynolds, asked the federal government to declare the state a disaster area and sought federal disaster assistance funding because she says Iowa citizens are in need of help. Reynolds told reporters that, “hog confinement operations in the southwest part of the state are under water with dead animals inside, and grain bins filled with corn and soybeans have been destroyed…farm fields look like lakes just weeks away from spring planting, which will have significant impact on the upcoming growing season.”

The requested federal grants will provide the state with federal monetary assistance to help flood victims in Iowa who, through their governor, are pleading, “Who’s going to help me?”

In New Orleans during the aftermath of hurricane Katrina, where over 1700 citizens perished, more than 175,000 citizens were forced from their homes – many of whom were African American. By contrast, there have been 3 deaths reported in the Iowan farming communities hit by spring flooding this year.

King, who was taken to task but not censured by his colleagues in the congress earlier this year for comments he made supporting white nationalism, has apparently not been chastened by the experience, he quoted a self-described ‘Nazi sympathizer” last year and recently predicted a coming racial “civil war” in the United States.

The unrepentant racist, King, was returned to Washington in 2018 by a constituency in the state of Iowa that has not been shamed by being represented on the national stage by a dimwitted and vile bigot.