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Congressman Steve King: Where would we be without white people?

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What if — and stay with me here — what if white people are actually kinda, the best at stuff? Maybe “best” isn’t the right phrasing. Maybe …whites are most superior? Maybe whites are supreme? I don’t know, thinking aloud. We need some sort of terminology to communicate what Steve King, a Republican congressman from Iowa, shared during an RNC panel discussion on MSNBC this evening.

Charles Pierce, an Esquire columnist and panelist, argued on the panel that the Republican Party was in swift decline citing the increasingly homogenous and rapidly aging Republican base. From the Washington Post.

“If you’re really optimistic, you can say that this is the last time that old white people will command the Republican party’s attention, its platform, its public face,” Esquire’s Charles Pierce said. “That hall is wired,” he continued. “That hall is wired by loud, unhappy, dissatisfied white people.”

King objected.

“This ‘old white people’ business does get a little tired, Charlie,” King said. “I’d ask you to go back through history and figure out, where are these contributions that have been made by these other categories of people that you’re talking about, where did any other subgroup of people contribute more to civilization?”

“Than, than white people?” Hayes asked, clearly amazed.

“Than Western civilization itself,” King replied. “It’s rooted in Western Europe, Eastern Europe and the United States of America and every place where the footprint of Christianity settled the world. That’s all of Western civilization.”

Panel host Chris Hayes went on to remind King of “sub groups” that also contributed nice things. Hayes also pointed out that Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler were also y-pipo (sound it out) of some prominence and influence.

You can watch King articulate the intellectual foundation for “What about WHITE history month?” below:

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