Loyalty test

Loyalty test

by digby

Some people like to criticize American Jews for having what they call "dual loyalty" to the US and Israel. Without wanting to get into that particular sticky wicket, I did think this was a hilarious quote from Congressman Steve King:

"Here is what I don't understand, I don't understand how Jews in America can be Democrats first and Jewish second and support Israel along the line of just following their President."

You've got to love that. A congressional representative of a party which fetishizes the flag is saying that some citizens are being traitors by "following their president" instead of supporting the leader of a foreign country. Indeed, he's really saying that Republicans support this foreign country over their own president. Now that's exceptional.

This would be just another stupid comment from a right wing idiot except for this:

As a Republican from Iowa, King has met with virtually every Republican considering a 2016 presidential run, hosting the first cattle call of 2016 Republican hopefuls in Iowa in January.

They all have to kiss this fool's ring ...