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Peter King Calls Tea Party “Morons”

Peter King (R-NY) defended Speaker Boehner’s decision to pass a clean debt ceiling bill. King branded as “morons” many conservatives in the GOP caucus who consistently oppose any effort to pass the debt limit, asserting they are the same faction that led to the government shutdown last year. “This is the same group that back […]

February 13, 2014 / More... ( comments)

Caldwell: Edward Snowden Defends Freedom Better Than Peter King

Theo Caldwell shows how Edward Snowden has it correct about freedom, versus Rep. Peter King, who does not. King is a reliable and ubiquitous proponent of whatever the federal government wishes to do with your personal information, private communications, or your body, no matter how obscene, in the name of winning the infinitely elastic War […]

January 6, 2014 / More... ( comments)

Rep. Peter King Really, <em>Really</em> Doesn’t Like Rand Paul

New York Republican Congressman Peter King, a politician well-known for unvarnished opinions, fires the latest salvo in what is shaping up to be the most entertaining internecine GOP feud on Capitol Hill: Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) lashed out against Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) for his opposition to the National Security Agency’s controversial surveillance programs in […]

January 6, 2014 / More... ( comments)

Rep. Peter King: <em>NY Times</em> Apologizes For Terrorists

Congressman Peter King is in a tizzy because the New York Times called for clemency for Edward Snowden. “Their editorial today and their whole pattern over the last several years, they’ve really made themselves a blame-America-first rag as far as I’m concerned, and why we exalt The New York Times is beyond me,” the New […]

January 2, 2014 / More... ( comments)

GOP Rep. Pete King Says Rand Paul ‘Abused His Office’

Republican Congressman Peter King is upset that Republican Senator Rand Paul “abused his office” by how he compared Edward Snowden to James Clapper. Paul criticized Clapper on Wednesday for “lying” to Congress about the extent of NSA’s programs. “That Clapper is lying to Congress is probably more injurious to our intelligent capabilities than anything Snowden […]

December 19, 2013 / More... ( comments)

Uncivil War: Tea Party Radicalism and the Deepening Divide in the Republican Party

You gotta love it when the Tea Party, a movement largely co-opted by an increasingly extremist Republican Party (as it was largely a creation of opportunistic right-wing Republican interests), comes out and calls Republicans traitors for not being extremist enough and for daring to work with Democrats to address the country’s problems, subjecting them to […]

November 15, 2013 / More... ( comments)

GOP Congressman: Cruz Was ‘Leading Us To The Valley Of Death’

Peter King also reiterated that Ted Cruz is a “fraud” and a “false prophet.” “I wish some of these guys that want to be national leaders would speak out. I don’t know anybody else who did it besides me during this time,” King told the Associated Press. “I actually went and said, ‘This is crazy, […]

November 1, 2013 / More... ( comments)

Rep. Peter King Positions Himself As Anti-Tea-Party Republican

What our good friends at HuffPo aren’t saying is that Peter King is looking as if he intends to throw his hat into the ring for the 2016 GOP presidential candidate race. He is banking on a backlash within the GOP against the Tea Party faction, and has stepped up his criticism of the hard […]

November 1, 2013 / More... ( comments)

Shutdown Put 37 GOP Congresspersons On ‘Endangered’ List

Republicans on the Hill continue to delude themselves into believing that their shutdown was good for the nation – and their careers. The numbers say otherwise: Fifty-four percent of Americans now oppose Republican control of the House, according to a CNN-ORC poll released on Monday. And a series of polls commissioned by progressive advocacy group […]

October 25, 2013 / More... ( comments)

Rep. Peter King: Obama Should Donate To Ted Cruz

Conservative Congressman Peter King realizes that the more Cruz talks, the better it is for President Obama. “I think President Obama should send a campaign contribution to Ted Cruz,” King said to anchor Wolf Blitzer on CNN’s “The Situation Room.” “He has done more to boost Obamacare than anyone.” King, who has blamed his own […]

October 11, 2013 / More... ( comments)

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