As the Wall Street Journal recently reported:
Peter King, long considered safe, [was] recently added to nonpartisan analyst Stuart Rothenberg's watch list partly due to the credibility of his Democratic challenger, state legislator Dave Mejias.
So, faced with a real challenge, what does King do? He does what he does best. Act like an Asshole!
You would think a fourteen year incumbent Congressman would have a lot of positive things to say about his record in a reelection campaign. You would think an incumbent Congressman who claims he's in no danger of defeat would ignore his opponent. Not Peter King. He's kicked off his campaign with a campaign mailing that attacks me! And while I'm honored that King takes me seriously enough to attack in his first campaign mailing, he's made it very clear how he plans to try to win: smear his opponent, and run a campaign based on fear and divisiveness. It's a typical Republican tactic across the country - we've seen in the Virginia and Montana senate races, as well as countless House races. Now the Rove-approved, fear-based campaign tactics have finally come to Long Island.
His letter uses an opinion piece in the New York Post to claim that I am being supported by the leaders of the Islamic Center in Westbury, located in the 3rd Congressional District, and that these leaders are Muslim extremists.
Even worse, he targeted his letter to Jewish voters in the district, playing the fear card to try and strip away support from my campaign.
I wish I could say that's the worst of the story, but it isn't. Turns out, Peter King has taken contributions from the very same leaders of the very same Islamic Center.
Let me break that down for you: I accepted contributions from three leaders at the Islamic Center in Westbury, and Peter King has attacked me for taking their money. The problem is, Peter King took their money too, and he even took more than I did! Peter King needs to explain why it's wrong for me to take money from Muslim donors, but OK for him to take even more from the same.
To see the sleazy campaign mailer for yourself, go here.
So, not only is Peter King an Asshole, as I've now documented on eleven separate occasions, but he is a HYPOCRITICAL asshole as well.
I think we've all had just enough of Peter King. So many of us, in fact, have had their fill of this asshole, that one very very creative musician has made a killer "Had Enough" video dedicated EXCLUSIVELY to Peter King.
Click the link! You won't be sorry!
(By the way, I tried to embed the Peter King "Had Enough" video in this diary, but could not do so. Anyone know how to do that?)
Anyway, if you also have "had enough" of Peter King, consider helping Dave Mejias by throwing a few dollars to his Actblue account here. Let's show King that he can't get away with his sleazy, hypocritical negative attacks.