Tuesday, March 28, 2006

King-Sized Tantrum

This guy shows us every day why he should not be in congress. After his immigration bill gets knocked around by Bishops, Cardinals, Ministers, and Rabbis from across the religious spectrum, he lashes out at the catholic church for being "left-wing liberals" and making a phony issue out of a provision in the bill that would make helping an illegal immigrant a felony. The bill as written makes no distinctions about humanitarian aid so religious leaders and social services groups rightly saw the bill passed by the House as a threat to the work they do.
King of course would have none of that and went out of his way to castigate and slander anyone who opposed him particularly the catholic church. King built a straw man saying those opposed to his bill supported illegal immigration and likened his bill to "gods work". Cardinal Mahony made very clear in his NYTimes op-ed piece "That does not mean that the Catholic Church encourages or supports illegal immigration. Every day in our parishes, social service programs, hospitals and schools, we witness the baleful consequences of illegal immigration. Families are separated, workers are exploited and migrants are left by smugglers to die in the desert. Illegal immigration serves neither the migrant nor the common good."

Newsday reports "King said he would fight to soften the provision against those who help illegal immigrants in a final version."

So what's the big deal? King is agreeing with the need to change the bill with an amendment but still goes on the offensive.
But what exactly is the amendment for? King keeps insisting that the attack on the bill is a phony charge.
King says in his best petulant child voice "I support the amendment because it takes away the phony issue the Catholic bishops created... Even without this amendment, no priest or nun would have been prosecuted. But if this makes them happy, fine."

So he is supporting an amendment to fix something he says doesn't need fixing because it is a "phony issue."
Is he supporting the amendment just to get the bishops to shut up? If King had any principles, he would oppose the amendment because he insists there is nothing that needs to be changed.
If it is such a "phony issue" why not continue the fight?
Maybe because King is losing the media battle. His outlandish remarks are getting alot of attention and more and more people are seeing how unstable he really is.
The best is his "But if this makes them happy, fine."
I can see him saying that with a child-like sour puss, arms crossed in defiance. King just doesn't like to be criticized and is very thin-skinned.

Somebody call him a WHAA-mbulance.

11 comments:

Sulayman said...

Sheesh, he's a jerk

Sulayman said...

Sheesh, he's a jerk.

Beat Shays said...

Any more rumor of a Candidate. I think King is beatable, but someone has to beat him. Is Dennberg actually running?
Thanks

Anonymous said...

The media may be against him, but if you talk with anyone on the street they support King's bill 100%.

TimJ said...

Annonymous

wWhat you mean the Southenern with the W hat on like this bill?? I don't see manny people who like King's bill quite the opposite, and every day the guy is seen to be more & more part of the lunatic right wing fringe. This is Long Island not Mississippi.

Anonymous said...

The King bill is what put millions into the streets over the last week and forced the senate to remove the provisions about imprisoning those that help illegals and the imprisoning illegals.

Kings bill is DOA.

Anonymous said...

Yeah it put a million illegal aliens in the street. Not everyday Americans. And if you don't think this is happening on Long Island take a trip into Farmingville and tell me what you find. Over 80% of Americans want strict immigration enforcement.

TimJ said...

Annonymous

Actually many of those who were in the streets protesting the bill were LEGAL CITIZENS.

Anonymous said...

Americans may want strict immigration enforcement, but the corporate interests benefitting from the cheap labor don't. Until you address the demand for cheap labor, you will never be able to control immigration. Trying to solve it from only one side of the border is useless.

Anonymous said...

Since when did everyone get so religious. Hillary should be asking what Jesus would say about her views on abortion. I don't think he would agree with them. Peter - your comments about the priests were uncalled for. The church has a valid point. You need to stick to the issue - ILLEGAL
- against the law! Throwing shots at them makes you look rather childish.

Anonymous said...

I am not a big fan of Peter King but finally someone has the guts to try and put an end to this illegal immigration problem. Ship them out prevent them from coming in and force these businesses to give these jobs back to Americans. I am so sick of the idea that these are jobs americans dont want.. that is a joke we don't want a third world countries type of pay and these workers would undercut their own children to make a buck... Garbage