Oliver Willis Walid Zafar
comes this from Rep. Steve King of Iowa:
King: When you look at this administration, I'm offended by Eric Holder and the President also, their posture. It looks like Eric Holder said that white people in America are cowards when it comes to race. And I don't know what the basis of that is but I'm not a coward when it comes to that and I'm happy to talk about these things and I think we should. But the President has demonstrated that he has a default mechanism in him that breaks down the side of race - on the side that favors the black person.
As Willis points out, King was misquoting Holder, who attributed cowardice on race to everyone in America, not just white people. That already tells you something about King.
This is of course, the same Steve King who has defended the Confederate flag, advocated for racial profiling, referred to the Congressional Black and Hispanic Caucuses as "separatist groups", and said that people in the Middle East would be "dancing in the streets" if Obama was elected because of his middle name. He was also the only--repeat--only congressman to vote against recognizing the contributions of slaves in building the U.S. Capitol, where King now spends his time spewing this kind of nonsense.
But the president has a "default mechanism in him that breaks down on the side of race?" Right.
-- A. Serwer