March 22nd, 2010

Another King Delivers Speech Full of Warm Warmth and Caring Compassion on the Occasion of the Health Care Reform Vote

by Philip Baruth

It feels good to win a big fight every once in awhile. Democrats tend to forget that because so often we trip ourselves on the one-yard line, and then spend years telling random strangers in bars about how close we came to this watershed moment or that. So last night’s House vote meant something for me personally. But it felt even better in contrast to the absolute lunacy ginned up by the other side. Cake-taker? Rep. Steve King of Iowa, bar none.

Here was Representative King’s thoughtful take on last night’s events, as delivered to a crowd of sober and insightful Tea Party activists gathered outside the Capitol:

“You are the awesome American people . . . . If I could start a country with a bunch of people, they’d be the folks who were standing with us the last few days. Let’s hope we don’t have to do that! Let’s beat that other side to a pulp! Let’s chase them down. There’s going to be a reckoning!”

Brings tears to your eyes.