Fearmonger Extraordinaire Rep. Peter King Accuses Sen. Rand Paul Of 'Fearmongering,' Says He Doesn't Deserve To Be A Senator

from the crazy-is-as-crazy-does dept

Today’s daily dose of insanity from Rep. Peter King continues where he’s left off before. Having already called Senator Rand Paul “a disgrace” for suggesting that Director of National Intelligence James Clapper ought to be prosecuted for lying to Congress, King decided to double down against Paul on Monday saying both that Paul doesn’t deserve to be a Senator and accusing Paul of “fearmongering.”

On being a Senator, King flat out said:

He doesn’t deserve to be in the United States Senate for spreading that type of misperception and absolute lies, to be honest with you.”

We’ll remember that line, because we’ll bring it up again in a bit.

In the meantime, sometimes I wonder if King has absolutely no self-awareness at all. Because immediately after he accuses Paul of fearmongering — saying of Paul, “he’s playing on some sort of… fearmongering” — King immediately insists that if we did what Paul wanted (reining in the NSA), that it would allow terrorists to kill thousands of people. I’m not kidding. I’m sorry, but arguing for greater protections of privacy isn’t fearmongering. Claiming that violating all our privacy to stop thousands of people from getting killed? That is fearmongering.

King also accused Paul of being “a part of that hate America crowd.” Nice of King to stoop so low that he’s bordering on idiot McCarthyism. He also lies (remember that statement above?) in claiming that there is no evidence that the NSA abused its powers:

[Rand Paul is] trying to create this paranoia among Americans that the NSA is spying on everyone, the fact is he has not been able to cite one abuse by the NSA.

Except, of course, there have been plenty of abuses. Even the NSA admits it. King is either lying or completely uninformed. Oh, and it’s not like he hasn’t lied in the past. Remember, he was the Rep. who flat out lied about Glenn Greenwald to say that he should be prosecuted for threatening to reveal names of CIA agents (something Greenwald has never done).

So, uh, if fearmongering and lying mean you don’t deserve to be in Congress, shouldn’t fearmongering, lying Peter King step down? And, we didn’t even need to bring up the fact that King used to support terrorists himself — the white Irish kind, which he’s apparently supportive of, rather than the brown Muslim kind that he dislikes. Oops.

King is apparently preparing to run for President in 2016 on what must be the “fuck the Constitution” platform. In just the past few months, he’s openly mocked both the 1st and 4th Amendments. Beyond fearmongering and lying to the public, I’d argue that both of those are pretty good reasons why someone doesn’t deserve to be in Congress, let alone be elected President.

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FM Hilton (profile) says:

The more I see/hear of this guy

The more I’m convinced he’s technically insane and unfit to hold the position he’s in.

Really-every time I hear of him saying this or that, all I can envision is a rabid pit-bull foaming at the mouth.

Rather absurd picture, but that’s what you get when you put Irish whiskey into your body before 8 am every day-and I think he’s one of those nasty mean drunks, too.

Anonymous Coward says:

Re: The more I see/hear of this guy

It is a common mistake: If you climb far enough into a tree, you will have to either lose face or double down. An interesting fact about being shrill is that it flies in the face of profesionalism in almost any job and the deeper you go, the less facts are there to support your claims.

Peter King has climbed the tree of 100 % faith in the NSA being perfect and any mechanisms to hold their power back being the downfall of civilization. He has already ramped far past anything with a shed of evidence or reason to justify it. Now he is just doubling down to try to avoid “humiliation”. McCarthyism and that way of arguing is a comfortable way to go about these things since it keeps people focused on your target instead of your own absurd justifications for attacking it.

Trevor (profile) says:


I can see his “Fuck the Constitution!” Platform Mission statement now…


2nd Amendment – Assign everyone a gun (And subsidies the manufacturing costs with tax breaks for S&M, and require all ‘Muricans to pay full price)

3rd Amendment – IF YOU HAVE NOTHING TO HIDE, IT AIN’T NO PROBLEM (Also, The NSA is already in your family room, bedroom, bathroom, and every other room you use electronics SO THIS IS MOOT)


5th Amendment – IF YOU HAVE NOTHING TO HIDE, WHAT’S THE PROBLEM? (Unless you are an executive or elected official, in that case this is still fine)

6th Amendment – TRIALS GO MUCH FASTER IF THEY ARE PRIVATE (secret) AND ONLY ONE SIDE GETS TO TALK. YOU CAN’T HAVE YOUR CAKE AND EAT IT TOO! also, Lawyers are dumb (Unless they grow up to become elected or appointed officials, so they can stick to defending DUIs and stuff)

7th Amendment – There’s a 7th Amendment? SINCE WHEN? THANKS ALOT OBAMACARE. $20 adjusted for inflation from 1776 to today is like $50948873 dollars. YOU ONLY GET A JURY IF YOU ARE WORTH $50948873 DOLLARS. Plus, Terrorists don’t get juries!

8th Amendment – EXCESSIVE BAIL IS BAD. THEREFORE, NO MORE BAIL FOR THOSE WHO ARE “TERRORISTS” (“Terrorist” hereinafter refers to someone arrested for “terrorist activities” as defined by ME BITHCES)

9th Amendment – WHY DO MANY AMENDMENTS? JUST STOP AFTER #2! THESE ARE YOUR ONLY RIGHTS. That way, they can’t conflict with others you think you have. YAY SIMPLICITY.

10th Amendment – STATES RULEZ, CONSTITUTION DRUELZ. (Also, My state > your state, SO LISTEN UP.

Anonymous Coward says:

King has no shame. He believes his own lies. That’s apparent through his insane rants. A man that supported the IRA terrorism now wants to get in on it in the US by supporting the police state.

He sounds like he’s a few bottles short of a six pack. What really disturbs me, is he is a congress critter responsible for passing laws.

Until the news media starts calling out and making uncomfortable these bald faced public liars and the public gets the idea they can throw these idiots out of office, nothing is going to get better.

Spaceman Spiff (profile) says:

Then there is that little thing

about the Presidential Oath of Office. Doesn’t it have a little bit in it about swearing to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States? Here it is – short but sweet:

?I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.? (thanks Wikipedia).

Trevor (profile) says:

Re: Then there is that little thing

I see no conflict here.

Protect the Constitution.

Have secret interpretations that drastically alter the way the Constitution is applied.


Also, It’s in a nice sealed box/frame thingy to protect it from the elements / terrorists / Nicholas Cage, so his job is basically done, right?

Anonymous Coward says:

Peter King, IRA supporter and previously the IRA spokesperson to America.

“What really bothers me is the hypocrisy of the man,”
says a victim of a 1990 London bombing

That dickwad supported the same IRA that blew my school up. For real
That dickwad supported the same IRA that planted car-bombs which scared the shit out of me when I was a kid. When I tried to get away there was another bomb round the corner, then hoax bombs everywhere else.

Seriously Peter King is a fucking scum bag.

Anonymous Coward says:

At a September 2011 hearing in England concerning terrorism, King said the PIRA used British torture as a recruiting tool, but that it has no parallels with American treatment of suspects after 9/11. Labour MP David Winnick commented to King that “there?s been some surprise in the United States but also in Britain that you have a job looking into and investigating into terrorism” and added that King “seems to be an apologist for terrorism”.

Comments about American mosques

In 2004, King claimed in an interview with conservative talk radio host Sean Hannity that “no American Muslim leaders are cooperating in the war on terror,” and that “80-85 percent of mosques in this country are controlled by Islamic fundamentalists …. This is an enemy living amongst us.”[49] The Council on American-Islamic Relations denounced the comments as “Islamophobic bigotry” and Democratic National Committee chairman Terry McAuliffe called on President George W. Bush to “condemn this latest example of hate-filled language.”[49] In a September 2007 interview with the website Politico.com, King said that “There are too many mosques in this country… There are too many people sympathetic to radical Islam. We should be looking at them more carefully and finding out how we can infiltrate them.”[50] King later said he meant to say that too many mosques in the United States do not cooperate with law enforcement.[51]

Wikipedia: Peter T. King (New York’s 2nd congressional district)

Wikipedia has a great dox on Mr. Pete, he is a cartoon character, if you ever need an image for in power hillbilly stupid, biggoted he is it, no doubt about it, look at all his statements over the years and a pattern emerges of someone that should never be granted a seat in government ever.

N. Yorkers you wanna know why you keep getting less safe and why the police is so rude, ask Mr. Pete that question he is after all one of the enablers of such things.

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