See the photo above this sentence?
The man in the middle is Iowa congressman Steven King, whose past racist comments include the gem of all gems, a 2013 opinion that some children brought to the U.S. illegally were OK, but that there were others “who weigh 130 pounds and they’ve got calves the size of cantaloupes because they’re hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert.”
King also called Barack Obama “King Jong POTUS.” He also chalked up the abuses at Abu Ghraib to “hazing.” He also argued that Huma Abedin, Hillary Clinton’s aide, has deep ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. Even by the low modern standards of the GOP, he is considered an ugly extremist.
The woman to the right is Marine Le Pen, the extremist candidate for the French presidency who—praise Jesus—lost today to Emmanuel Marcon in a landslide. Le Pen is the daughter of Jean-Marie Le Pen, founder of the National Front party (he was best known for dismissing the Holocaust as a “detail of history”). She denied any French responsibility for the roundup of nearly 13,000 Jews by the Vichy regime in 1942. She is, in the words of Max Boot of Commentary Magazine, “hostile to immigrants, to the European Union, NATO, and to the United States, but she is extremely fond of Vladimir Putin.”
The man on the left? Yup. That’s our congressman—Dana Rohrabacher.
In the leadup to today’s election, Rohrabacher and King were two of the few American political leaders to openly support Le Pen. To be clear, he was backing an openly xenophobic, racist woman to win one of Europe’s most powerful positions.
Again, this is our congressman.
Le Pen’s loss surely stung Rohrabacher, especially coming on the heels of a vote that will very likely end his political career. As the harsh realities of the Obamacare overhaul begin to hit conservative-leaning Orange County residents (especially those who rely on the Affordable Care Act), the ol’ cool surfer who’s also pro-marijuana thing that Rohrabacher relies on will inevitably fade.
He’s not merely paling around with French bigots.
He’s also taking away your health coverage.