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Old 06-03-2020, 04:37 AM
 
Location: Long Island
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This was long overdue, hopefully they have a better replacement. Steve Scalise is going to be another tough sell in November in this climate.

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Representative Steve King of Iowa, the nine-term Republican with a history of racist comments who only recently became a party pariah, lost his bid for renomination early Wednesday, one of the biggest defeats of the 2020 primary season in any state.

The defeat was most likely the final political blow to one of the nation’s most divisive elected officials, whose insults of undocumented immigrants foretold the messaging of President Trump, and whose flirtations with extremism led him far from rural Iowa, to meetings with anti-Muslim crusaders in Europe and an endorsement of a Toronto mayoral candidate with neo-Nazi ties.


https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/03/u...a-primary.html
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Old 06-03-2020, 05:10 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Hasta la vista, scumbag.

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Old 06-03-2020, 08:41 AM
 
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Maybe he can spend all of his time guarding the border now.
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Old 06-03-2020, 12:58 PM
 
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The sad part is that his well documented bigotry is not why a plurality of Iowa Republicans in the district did not vote for him yesterday. They knew about and accepted his bigotry for a long time and continued to vote him in. He was only now defeated because he basically has no real power in DC due to being shunned by the national party.
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Old 06-03-2020, 03:27 PM
 
Location: SDL/PDX/RDU
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The sad part is that his well documented bigotry is not why a plurality of Iowa Republicans in the district did not vote for him yesterday. They knew about and accepted his bigotry for a long time and continued to vote him in. He was only now defeated because he basically has no real power in DC due to being shunned by the national party.
Correct.
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Old 06-03-2020, 03:31 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Correct.

I can't wait until the Republican party affords Mitch McConnell the same treatment.
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Old 06-03-2020, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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The sad part is that his well documented bigotry is not why a plurality of Iowa Republicans in the district did not vote for him yesterday. They knew about and accepted his bigotry for a long time and continued to vote him in. He was only now defeated because he basically has no real power in DC due to being shunned by the national party.
Well in a normal year he had a chance to get reelected, certainly not this year but maybe I'm over estimating his district.
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Old 06-04-2020, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Old Mother Idaho
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Well in a normal year he had a chance to get reelected, certainly not this year but maybe I'm over estimating his district.
No, he didn't. Once King's committee assignments were all pulled, King was left with nothing to do except vote.

The Iowans of his district kept re-electing him because King was on the powerful House Agriculture Committee, where all the Iowa farmer's govt. support came from. Once he was gone, that critical spot in the committee went to someone from some other farm state.

There's always more Representatives who want that job than get it. Once King was kicked out, Millions of federal dollars went to other farm states.
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Old 06-04-2020, 02:52 PM
 
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The GOP is getting smarter. They replaced an outspoken racist with a quiet one
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Old 06-05-2020, 11:19 AM
 
Location: SDL/PDX/RDU
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I can't wait until the Republican party affords Mitch McConnell the same treatment.
Won't happen. Moscow Mitch still brings home the bacon and Kentucky is still alright with racism. However, it is nice to dream...
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