Rep. Steve King: Obama Favors Blacks Over Whites

Conservative Republican Steve King said the following about Barack Obama,

Democrats on Tuesday denounced an Iowa Republican congressman who says President Barack Obama favors blacks over whites, and a GOP candidate from Colorado canceled a fundraiser the Iowan was to keynote.

Rep. Steve King, known for sometimes incendiary remarks about immigration, Abu Ghraib and other issues, criticized Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder, who also is black, in an interview Monday on G. Gordon Liddy’s nationally syndicated radio talk show.

“I’m offended by Eric Holder and the president also, their posture,” said King, 61. “It looks like Eric Holder said that white people in America are cowards when it comes to race.”

King continued: “The president has demonstrated that he has a default mechanism in him that breaks down the side of race on the side that favors the black person in the case of professor Gates and officer Crowley.”

He was alluding to last year’s incident in which Obama commented on a white police officer’s arrest of a black professor from Harvard University.

As news of King’s remarks spread, GOP House candidate Cory Gardner of Colorado canceled a planned $100 per-plate fundraiser where King was to speak.

…King, a four-term lawmaker, made similar remarks about Obama in a speech last month.

“When he had an Irish cop and a black professor, who’d he side with?” King said. “He jumped to a conclusion without having heard the facts. And he ended up having to have a beer summit. The president of the United States has got to articulate a mission. And instead, he’s playing race-bait games to undermine the law enforcement in the state of Arizona and across the country.”

George W. Bush was accused of hating black people over and over again even though there was far less evidence that Bush had a problem with blacks than there is that Barack Obama has a problem with whites. So, if there was nothing wrong with liberals accusing Bush (and pretty much every other Republican they disagree with) of being racists, I see nothing wrong with conservatives doing the same thing. Plus, unlike the libs, I think conservatives, who are far more careful about throwing these accusations around, are right much more often — this time included.

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