POLITICUS | Murphster35 | 10/20/16
IA-04: Is Kim Weaver a Stealth Fighter?
One thing you gotta say about Steve King of IA-04, he’s a cocky little bugger. Thanks to being in what’s normally considered a “safe” Red district he feels free to let his freak flag fly, insulting Muslims and African Americans, snidely referring to the “cantaloupe calves” on Mexican teens from lugging marijuana bales across the border, and slathering praise on The Orange Julius. What the hell, he’s safe.
But wait. Cue up Buffalo Springfield, “Something’s happening here, what it is ain’t exactly clear”. Steve King has consistently blown off Kim Weaver, considering her no threat, and refusing to debate her at all. She’s too far in his rear view mirror for him to see her. But I have a question. If she’s such a non entity, and the race is safely tucked away, why is she getting so much press?
Yesterday, the Omaha World Herald had a long and exhaustive article on this race, comparing the candidates on multiple issues. Steve King didn’t come off very well. He wrote Kim Weaver off, defended his off the wall and offensive statements as “telling it straight”, and not doing anything to distance himself from the SS Trumpitania. He explained away his Congressional inactivity in crafting bills by saying he was better known for proposing “alternate amendments” to existing bills. Yeah. Except you and I would call them “poison pills”.