“Racist” Statement by Rep. King Was Deliberately Misconstrued by CNN, Cuomo, Others


The left is reacting badly to Rep. Steve King’s “racist” tweet only it wasn’t meant the way they are depicting it.

The Iowa representative wasn’t referring to the exclusion of a race when he referred to “someone else’s babies”. He was talking about mass migration being a faulty, transformative approach that will replace the culture, not support it.

King was talking about the need for assimilation. He advocated the foregoing of the dependence on mass immigration. His point was you can’t rely on mass migration or you will end up with changes to the very core, the very nature of the nation.

It is not about race. Race is incidental and it’s been weaponized by the left.

We see that has happened already in California and New York. Most of California and much of New York, at least New York City, are Socialist. Many of the new immigrants have not assimilated to our culture. We’ve been made to believe we must be multiculturalists because the only other option is to be racist xenophobes according to the left.

“It’s the culture, not the blood,” King told Chris Cuomo on New Day Monday as he tried to explain what he meant.

“If you could go anywhere in the world and adopt these little babies and put them into households that were already assimilated into America, those babies will grow up as American as any other baby with as much patriotism and as much love of country as any other baby. It’s not about race, it’s never been about race … It’s a clash of cultures, not a race.”

It doesn’t get much clearer than that but not to Chris Cuomo.

“We’re a country here, if you take a picture of what America looks like, you can do it at a football stadium or a basketball court, you see all kinds of different Americans there. We’re pretty proud of that,” King continued.

Chris Cuomo tried to bait him into sounding racist. Anyone who knows of Steve King knows what he means. CNN reported it inaccurately online after the interview, saying King “doubled down” and “meant exactly what he said”. Both comments were taken out of context.

Cuomo made it about race but King was talking about those who don’t assimilate. Cuomo accused him of wanting only white babies but King never said that – he said the opposite.

The CNN article quotes King: “If you go down the road a few generations, or maybe centuries, with the inter-marriage, I’d like to see an America that is just so homogenous that we look a lot the same,” he said.

That would be very offensive in of itself but they actually cut off the rest of the quote:

“I think there’s been far too much focus on race.” When Cuomo explicitly accused King of stating that white people needed to raise their birth rate, King replied, “I never have said that … I tell them go back and watch the tape.” King continued, “if you go down the road a few generations or maybe centuries with the intermarriage, I’d like to see an America that’s just so homogenous that we look a lot the same.”

The media clipped his sentence to make him sound like a white supremacist.

When he spoke of “homogenous”, he was talking about assimilation. Why can’t King make that point? It’s true. If immigrants only come here for jobs or benefits and not to be part of our culture, our culture will be fundamentally transformed. If they come en masse, there is no way for them assimilate in time.

king could have expressed it better but it doesn’t take a genius to understand what he meant.

The left does not want immigrants to assimilate, they want us to adapt to them, all of them, through multiculturalism. That will destroy who we are.

Fake Republican Jeb Bush played right into the left’s playbook which is why it’s great that he’s not our President. Why didn’t he check to find out what King was actually saying? Maybe Republicans are the party of stupid as former Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal once said.

It wasn’t only Bush.

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6 years ago

Demonization is the key tactic of progressives. Cuomo is a rich spoiled brat, he never would have gotten that job on his own, he is concerned only with his camp.