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Furious Democrat Ted Lieu Went Off On GOP Congressman Steve King During A Hearing: Consider Blaming Yourself

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To anyone with more than two brain cells who has made even an occasional and casual glance towards American politics at any time over the last fifty years or so, it is perfectly obvious that the Republican party is fundamentally racist. Now, with President Donald Trump at the helm since he is still somehow in the White House, all those bigoted GOP congressmen suddenly feel like they have a free pass to say and do whatever they like.

One example of that is Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa. Not so long ago, he accidentally sent a whole load of his biggest donors packing after some of his past more staggering comments came to light. Now, though, during a hearing in the House of Representatives, he produced an excuse for his racism which is very novel and quite remarkable that it would come out of the mouth of someone who claims to be a serious politician who should be trusted with running this great country: he tried to blame his racist comments on Google.

This is incredible. This is way above the “dog at my homework” stuff. And he said it, in the House of Representatives, without a hint of irony on his face, which is truly remarkable. Not to worry, though, because ever since the Democrats retook control of the House in the midterm elections of last November, there are plenty of sensible Democratic members of Congress around to set the record straight when nonsense like this arises. And that is exactly what happened here, and it was glorious.

Democratic Rep. Ted Lieu of California was having none of this. He was determined to prove King’s ludicrous allegations wrong right there and then. So, he got out his phone and conducted a quick Google search for House Majority Whip Steve Scalise. Lieu pointed out the key fact that the first several articles that came up in the Google search were positively skewed ones in favor of the Republican. He also pointed out, contrary to the laughable claims of the Republicans, that prominent conservative outlets had their articles appear high up on the Google search results list too, thereby very simply and very definitively that there is not some grand conspiracy to suppress Republican voices.

Then, it got even better. Lieu Googled King’s own name on his phone:

“”I’m going to change one word. So I’m going to search for ‘Congressman Steve King,’ I’m going to hit the ‘News’ tab,” Lieu said. “First article that pops up is from ABC News. It says ‘Steve King’s racist immigration talk prompts calls for congressional censure.’ That’s a negative article. So let me just conclude here by stating the obvious. If you want positive search results, do positive things. If you don’t want negative search results, don’t do negative things. And to some of my colleagues across the aisle, if you’re getting bad press articles and bad search results, don’t blame Google or Facebook or Twitter — consider blaming yourself.”

That is the dose of truth that those Republicans needed. Let’s just hope they finally take it to heart.


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