King of the Bungle


Yiddish word to describe someone who is arrogant, spoiled, and conceited, and thinks he is a big deal. Literally means an adult who is still in wet diapers.
See that sassy CEO driving that Lamborghini. He thinks he owns the world. He’s really just a pisher.


Conservative lawmakers and pundits already have many grievances against the Democratic health care reform plan, but Rep. Steve King of Iowa and Fox News personality Glenn Beck are adding one more to the list — the vote scheduled for Sunday.

Democrats are scrambling to get the bill to the president before leaving for Easter recess, prompting the House to schedule a vote for the bill this Sunday.

“They intend to vote on the Sabbath, during Lent, to take away the liberty that we have right from God,” King said on Beck’s radio program Thursday, the Hill reports.

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Beck chimed in, “Here is a group of people that have so perverted our faith and our hope and our charity, that is a — this is an affront to God.”

“I think that it is absolutely appropriate that these people are trying to put the nail in the coffin on our country on a Sunday,” he added, “something our founders would have never, ever, ever done. Out of respect for God.”


On Palm Sunday in 2005, the Republican-controlled Senate passed a controversial bill to allow a federal court to intervene in the case of Terri Schiavo. The House passed the same bill shortly after midnight on Monday morning.

(Audio of the 2 morons speaking at the THINK PROGRESS link above)

But maybe Little Stevie was just having a bad day. Let’s see what else he’s had to say recently. From THINK PROGRESS (February 22, 2010):

On Thursday, a man flew a plane into a Texas federal building in an apparent domestic terrorist attack. The suicide bomber, identified as Joseph Andrew Stack, was allegedly a right wing extremist who wrote on a website that violence “is the only answer” and expressed anger at the IRS, the federal government, and health care reform. Some on the fringe right have declared Stack a hero.

ThinkProgress caught up with Rep. Steve King (R-IA) at CPAC to talk about the attack in Texas.


    TP: Do you think this attack, this terrorist attack, was motivated at all by a lot of the anti-tax rhetoric that’s popular in America right now?

    KING: I think if we’d abolished the IRS back when I first advocated it, he wouldn’t have a target for his airplane. And I’m still for abolishing the IRS, I’ve been for it for thirty years and I’m for a national sales tax. […] It’s sad the incident in Texas happened, but by the same token, it’s an agency that is unnecessary and when the day comes when that is over and we abolish the IRS, it’s going to be a happy day for America.

    TP: So some of his grievances were legitimate?

    KING: I don’t know if his grievances were legitimate, I’ve read part of the material. I can tell you I’ve been audited by the IRS and I’ve had the sense of ‘why is the IRS in my kitchen.’ Why do they have their thumb in the middle of my back. … It is intrusive and we can do a better job without them entirely.

Guess who one of his bestest friends is in the House! Go ahead, guess! Okay, I’ll tell you. It’s Batshit Bachmann! He writes editorials (warning of the end of civilization itself if Obamacare) passes with her, she appears at his fundraisers, and she even wants him to run for President! And, of course, once he went all diety on health care, she had to put her 2¢ in, too. From TRUE/SLANT:

With a vote pending Sunday afternoon for health care reform legislation in the House of Representatives, Republican efforts to stymie the bill by turning up the fear factor on issues like abortion, ‘government takeover’, and deficits have been turned back (if not routed). So what is the GOP’s leftover tool from their rusty old shed in the backyard?


Rep. Michele Bachmann, the nearly treasonous Republican wingnut from Minnesota who is likely to be re-districted out of Congress after the 2010 Census is completed, actually went and laid it right out there.

    I am abhorred that Pro-life democrats are asked to vote on a pro-abortion mandate this Sunday, the Sabbath. This is the Easter season for Christians, a period of time called lent. Speaker Pelosi is demanding pro-life Democrats profane the Sabbath with a vote that will force all Americans to pay for other people’s abortions. This is a first in American history and a new low for Speaker Pelosi and President Obama.

‘Profaning the Sabbath.’ Looks like Bachmann didn’t give up batshit for lent.

I am abhorred that Pro-life democrats are asked to vote on a pro-abortion mandate this Sunday, the Sabbath. Huh? she should have stopped that sentence after abhorred, and it would have been one of the few true statements she’s ever made.

abhor [əbˈhɔː]vb -hors, -horring, -horred (tr) to detest vehemently; find repugnant; reject

Yes, Batshit Bachmann, you are abhorred by many, but your statement makes no sense. Didn’t they have any English classes at Winona State or Oral Roberts University?


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24 responses to “King of the Bungle

  1. I was actually listening to Beck for that conversation.

    I heard it live.

    I am so tired of political frauds using my faith to try to manipulate me. This was one of those “shout at the radio” moments.

    So what if they’re working on Sunday? Jesus, although Jewish, healed people on Saturday. So, we’re having a vote to help heal people on Sunday.

    So what?

    I wonder how many of these people who are all indignant are going to sit on the couch and watch their Sunday morning news shows without getting the irony.

    I’ll be praying that this bill passes.

    • i applaud you for being able to listen to that and not destroy your radio, wken. i can’t listen to glenn blechhh for more than a second without my blood pressure going up. i find him such an offensive human being (using the term loosely). he is a phony to the nth degree. he’s moronic and uneducated, but tried to cover his insecurity by declaring himself an expert on all subjects. in other words, he’s a real pisher.

      • Worse than uneducated, he celebrates his lack of education.

        He failed to make it through one college course, which makes him smarter than those of us with degrees. Because he wouldn’t sit there and be brainwashed, you see!

        The same thing with Limbaugh. He dropped out of college because he realized that he was smarter than his professors.

        Of course, a lot of 18-year-olds think that they’re smarter than their profs. Most of us outgrow that, certainly by the time we’re in our 50’s.

        • there are plenty of people who graduate from college and are dumb as a box of rocks. there are plenty of people who never finished high school who are brilliant. glenn blechhh is just a mixture of both sets–people who didn’t go to college who are as dumb as a box of rocks. rushbo is not as dumb as little glennie. he’s more cunning. he’s aware of how much he doesn’t know, so he convinces his listeners that anything he doesn’t know is not worth knowing. then he just makes crap up to fill the void where the facts go.

    • Ron

      This is true. I recently bought a watch that also can take your pulse so I can monitor my heartrate while I try and get back in shape (I’m 54, so not an easy job.) My resting pulse is about 70. When I recently watched a a few clips of Beck, Limbaugh, Stupak and O’Reilly on another blog, my pulse shot up to 126. We don’t need healthcare to fight disease, we need it to fight the horrible health risks of listening to Rethuglicans!

      • nice to see you again, ron! 🙂

        the network of imbeciles hit me in the stomach. they make me nauseous. the only thing that settles my stomach is to make fun of them. then again, sometimes watching the rethugs in the house and senate is enough. they look like such buffoons. i just turned on c-span in time to see one of the imbeciles in the house from texas try to make a point, but as he tried to do so, he dropped the pile of papers he was holding instead of it making a dramatic thud on the lectern as he planned. 😆 now they’re all being announced by david dreier like contestants in a beauty pageant so they can each say the exact same phrase about their “opposition to this flawed health bill.” it’s really hilarious! ooh! one of them just ad libbed and threw in unconstitutional to describe the bill! reichert from washington and that runaway from a horror film, darryl issa, must have been in the bathroom practicing their line, because their little performances were delayed.

  2. Geezus H. Kryst! How can media whore Mishell Bockmann be abhorred? i would destroy my knees (if I actually prayed that way) for all the nutjobs to leave the country rather than suffer under “Obamacare”; there’s got to be some shithole somewhere, a place where stupid people can be the cause of their own suffering without further inflicting themselves on America’s gene pool.

    So pulllease! Pass the Bill so these whackjobs can begin their exoduhs to Beckistan.

    • we’ll use the census to find them all and ship ’em off to some of princess sarah’s islands up there off alaska. they can make them their own little island nation, you betcha. they’ll keep out of trouble, because they’ll have plenty to do, what with watchin’ russia all day to make sure putin doesn’t rear his ugly head (not to mention watchin’ all the dead fish goin’ with the flow). just think what they’ll learn about that thar global warmin’ once they’ve all moved in.

  3. jeb

    I am abhorred.

  4. Cenk Uygur’s Young Turks mocked this conversation here.

    Speaking of Kossacks mocking Beck, Stranded Wind from Daily Kos tweeted that Glenn Beck’s followers were Blithertarians.

  5. writechic

    I’ve met too many people who project when it comes to the notion of deity. You’d think people would get sick of those like Beck confusing themselves with God.

    King is a monster for sympathizing with a domestic terrorist. Unreal.

    (And OMG, Bachmann is just ridiculous.)

  6. Where do they get this nonsense of Sunday being the sabbath, which it is not. And being raised Baptist, the only lint I give up comes from the clothes dryer filter. Maybe they can go back to praying their opponents to be struck down by their hateful god of vengeance. That worked so well in ’08. Hope they don’t vote too early tommorrow since the world, as they know it, will end and Armegedon will start and mankind will be judged! Do it in the late afternoon, I gotta watch the Cup race.

    • they asked people to come to the capitol tomorrow. shouldn’t they all be in church? for that matter, why doesn’t faux news go dark on sundays? why are those heathens working on sabbath? it’s an affront to the big guy upstairs! 🙄

  7. Speaking as an environmental extremist, socialist/communist, these lunatics are playing the religion card. The Sabbath?
    They begin planting the seeds for violence. We are peaceful people but on the edge…. the government is pushing them.
    Are they passing out guns & ammo to the militia types after they say “we hope nothing gets violent”.

    Lent-n-liberty right from god?

    I can’t stop cringing. Did he really say that?

    • in that video with batshit and king, blechhh was practically begging people to do violent acts. the only card they have left to play is religion. their desperation is showing.

      • The House debate does not start till later in the day….. so Lenten prayers n church going time can be had.
        I bet the nuns beck insulted are praying extra hard that HCR passes!

        Also if people like Cantor & Boehner pray, wouldn’t it be fun to hear their prayers?

        I bet there is a whole lot of praying going on in DC today!

  8. JaxDem

    Loved the “money jesus” bling on stevie’s lapel. It soooooo says princess sarah – and now she’s gonna be jealous nonnie. See what you got started.

    “The Book of Moron” under Blech’s arm has now outsold the previous GOP fav, “My Pet Goat”. Tsk tsk, those fickle gopers.

    • i’m so glad you notice stevie’s bling. i created it just for him! i saved it, because i have a feeling i’ll be using it in the future. i should market them. maybe i can add a little elephant and call it my gop collection.

  9. steve king is about as mentally unstable as it gets in congress

    as a matter of fact the three kings – steve, peter and jack (kingston) are all completely whacked out

    as for bachmann – what can you say about someone who makes sarah palin look smart

    • i really do think that there’s something psychologically wrong with the 3 kings, batshit bachmann, and a lot of others in the house (throw in stupid stupak). i know there’s something morally wrong with them.