Iowa Independent: King doesn’t trust Obama because of his upbringing

Iowa Independent

King doesn’t trust Obama because of his upbringing

Saying he is “uneasy” about Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama’s background, U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, speaking in Spencer said a baby being groomed for national leadership should grow up like George W. Bush, not Obama.

At the Spencer event in August, of which a video is available from Think Progress, King talked about how the Bush family is a better model than Obama’s. (The video was just posted on YouTube Oct. 26.)

“I look at this and I ask myself, if I had a baby and my charge was to raise that baby to be the president of the United States, I could see handing that baby over to, let me say, George Herbert Walker Bush and Barbara, because there is multiple generations of American service there,” King said. “They must know how to do something. Look at how their kids have succeeded.”

King said there is much to learn from the Bush family.

“This is the way that we should raise future generations of children,” King said.

King said he has read some of Obama’s writings and is “uneasy” about his background. He then made a creepy reference to “briefings” King said he received about Obama.

“I have received briefings on the life of Obama,” King said.


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