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Evil has a name. It is  Rep. Steve King (R-IA).

Here's why: Rep. King was recently interviewed by "The Hill."

THE HILL: What vote would you like to redo?

KING: I don’t really go back and re-live that sort of thing. Some of the big votes that I’ve thought about, some of the jury’s still out. And at this point, maybe I’d answer that question another way, probably the singular vote that stands out that went against the grain, and it turns out to be the best vote that I cast, was my "no" vote to the $51.5 billion to [Hurricane] Katrina. That probably was my best vote. But as far as doing something different again, I don’t know.

The only good thing about this vote of his is it was 1 of only 11 votes against the legislation in the House (which makes me curious as to who were the other assholes who voted against it?). It passed unanimously in the Senate.

But still, this sleazy fuckmook doesn't belong in Congress. He should be considered an embarrassment to the good people of his district and voted out in 2010. Because by saying this vote was his proudest moment, he exposed his hatred of and bigotry against the disaster victims this aid was going to help.

And even more surprising is the fact that I haven't seen very much in the blogs or elsewhere in the media about this. I think it's a measure of the political powerlessness of the Katrina and flood victims that there hasn't been more of a controversy, more of a call-to-accounting. This powerlessness is the reason Glenn Beck dared call these disaster victims "scumbags," and why Neal Boortz knew he could get away with calling the victims in New Orleans "human debris." For the Katrina and flood victims have no voice of their own, nor does anybody strong and powerful who can loudly stick up for them have their back.

Originally posted to Louisiana 1976 on Wed Sep 23, 2009 at 12:12 PM PDT.

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