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
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.
[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.