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Fightin' words from King -- Rep. Peter King takes gloves off in replies to angry voters
Newsday ^ | June 30, 2005 | J. JIONI PALMER

Posted on 06/30/2005 7:19:26 AM PDT by StuLongIsland

WASHINGTON -- A lifelong boxing fan who himself trains in the ring twice a week, Rep. Peter King is not one to run away when it comes to confrontation -- even when it comes in the form of a letter from a constituent.

"I understand that you recently contacted my office requesting that I vote to censure President Bush," King, a Republican from Seaford, recently wrote Bellmore resident Harry Halikias. "I disagree with you in every respect. You are morally, intellectually and politically wrong. President Bush is an outstanding leader of outstanding integrity. Like Ed Koch, I thank God every night that he is our president. You should do the same." Halikias, 28, a computer systems analyst, was taken aback by King's missive, which he said was an unwarranted response to his initial letter.

"I was somewhere between shocked and disappointed that someone elected to represent us would use that kind of language," said Halikias, a Democrat who says he may have once voted for King. "I think he took it personally when he didn't have to. I didn't question his morality or intellect."

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TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: congress; pressbias
You have to see this at the original site. They publish the letter Congressman King sent to the Libs, but do not show you the abnoxious letters the Liberals sent to Congressman King, we have to take their word for it, but Congressman King we only see his mails. Abnoxious disrespectful people deserve an honest reply.

In other words I gather here, that the Congressman should hae sent a smiling letter, trying to be "bipartisan" comprimise with the Libs so we can all get along. They need to get along with us and be polite.

1 posted on 06/30/2005 7:19:27 AM PDT by StuLongIsland
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To: StuLongIsland
Abnoxious disrespectful people deserve an honest reply

ALL people should receive an honest reply.

2 posted on 06/30/2005 7:22:42 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it.)
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To: Puppage

You are right, should rephrase that statement.


3 posted on 06/30/2005 7:23:34 AM PDT by StuLongIsland
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To: StuLongIsland
I know what ya meant.

Pete

4 posted on 06/30/2005 7:24:33 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it.)
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"I think he took it personally when he didn't have to. I didn't question his morality or intellect."

Geez, lemme call the waaambulance for ya.
5 posted on 06/30/2005 7:25:34 AM PDT by andyk (Go Matt Kenseth!)
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To: StuLongIsland

Predictable results when a jerk writes to a fool.


6 posted on 06/30/2005 7:26:54 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: StuLongIsland

I have always enjoyed hearing what King has to say. He sure knows how to handle the passive-aggressive Democruds. Quote of the week material about the tranquilizer.


7 posted on 06/30/2005 7:27:05 AM PDT by ExpatGator (Progressivism: A polyp on the colon politic.)
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I don't think the congressman's language was abusive, he just told it like it was.

The libs can't stand a well phrased counterargument. They crumble and counterattack with a bunch of lies like, "he was verbally abusive."

Loaded phrase, no meaning, no definition. Most people, however, swallow it whole: He was abusive.

It 's just another sign of the wimpification of girlie-man America.


8 posted on 06/30/2005 7:29:19 AM PDT by caddie
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9 posted on 06/30/2005 7:31:52 AM PDT by scott7278 (Before I give you the benefit of my reply, I)
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To: StuLongIsland
It's good to know there is a few politicians who actually have a pair.

Kudos to Rep. Peter King

10 posted on 06/30/2005 7:32:59 AM PDT by MJY1288 (Whenever a Liberal is Speaking on the Senate Floor, Al-Jazeera Breaks in and Covers it LIVE)
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Already posted: same source, title and content. :)
11 posted on 06/30/2005 7:34:15 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("As a conservative site, Free Republic is pro-G-d, PRO-LIFE..." -- FR founder Jim Robinson)
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LOL these were great. I wish we had 434 more Representative like him and 100 Senators like him.
12 posted on 06/30/2005 7:37:04 AM PDT by CzarNicky (The problem with bad ideas is that they seemed like good ideas at the time.)
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These people--and this writer--are kidding, right?
I hope this was a joke.

Put a "D" in front of King's name and he'd be hailed as a courageous hero. He probably would be booked 3 days in a row with Katie.


13 posted on 06/30/2005 7:37:52 AM PDT by threeleftsmakearight
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"I think he took it personally when he didn't have to. I didn't question his morality or intellect."

If you say something morally bankrupt and stupid, expect to be called on it. It is not necessary that you question another person in the exact same regard. Sometimes you make a fool of yourself, all by yourself.

14 posted on 06/30/2005 7:39:39 AM PDT by gridlock (ELIMINATE PERVERSE INCENTIVES!!)
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What a great American Congressman King is !!!

Perhaps I should send letters to the paper about the staffer that started SCREAMING at me from SINator Feinstein's office.

I am sure that would do no good since I was wrong to think that I, a citizen of the US, had NO RIGHT to call her office as I do not live in California.

15 posted on 06/30/2005 7:41:16 AM PDT by Just A Nobody (As Iraqi's stand up - We will stand down. . President Bush, 6/28/05)
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"I think they should be honored they have a congressman who actually listens to them -- even if they are not making sense," King said. "I respond to them and they run crying to the newspapers. It's just like the kid who's a wise punk, then when someone takes a shot at them they go running to the teacher."

I LOVE this guy! I write to that fool Boxer, here in California, all the time, demanding an explanation of her position on various issues, and all I get back is some pre-digested pap on some other issue. I'd much rather have a representative who actually responds to what I say, even if he disagrees. But then, I'm not a liberal weenie.


16 posted on 06/30/2005 7:41:51 AM PDT by hsalaw
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What sort of name is Halikias? Greek?

He sure sounds like a wuss. I think we ought to see his letter, since he asserts that the response he rec'd was inappropriate.

17 posted on 06/30/2005 7:45:14 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: StuLongIsland

This was posted earlier today.


18 posted on 06/30/2005 7:45:27 AM PDT by em2vn
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To: Justanobody

Duerrr -
had NO RIGHT = A RIGHT


19 posted on 06/30/2005 7:46:44 AM PDT by Just A Nobody (As Iraqi's stand up - We will stand down. . President Bush, 6/28/05)
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To: Mamzelle
Kind of sounds like Halitosis
20 posted on 06/30/2005 7:46:54 AM PDT by StuLongIsland
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To: StuLongIsland

BTW, Peter King is far from my favorite Republican. He is wrong on guns and wrong on taxes, most of the time. But it is good to see that he stands behind the President when he is attacked by the wacky moron fringe of the Donk party.

Frankly, is I was a constituent who got a letter like this from the Congressman of the opposite party, I would frame it and hang it on the wall.


21 posted on 06/30/2005 7:48:42 AM PDT by gridlock (ELIMINATE PERVERSE INCENTIVES!!)
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Stu from lonGEYEland,

I've always loved King. This guy never pulls his punches. It would be nice if he could set up classes for his fellow Republicans in the Senate on how to grow a backbone.


22 posted on 06/30/2005 7:48:59 AM PDT by markedman (Lay me down to a watery grave)
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To: StuLongIsland

I do believe Peter King hit a nerve.


23 posted on 06/30/2005 7:51:50 AM PDT by jos65
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"I was somewhere between shocked and disappointed that someone elected to represent us would use that kind of language,"

King said the G word. Can you believe anyone would use that kind of language in this day and age? I'm shocked and appalled.


24 posted on 06/30/2005 7:57:38 AM PDT by kenth
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****"I was somewhere between shocked and disappointed that someone elected to represent us would use that kind of language," said Halikias, ****

Well Hoss I wasnt elected to represent you but if you want to be shocked, write to me about your stupid idea to Censure President. When it come to censuring let me name a few POS legislators that need it. Fat Ted Kennedy ,Nancy Pelosi ,Turban Durbin, Harry Reid, Maxine Waters, Charlie Rangels John Conyers. John McPain. Rino Snowe. Lets censure these anti-American piss-ants. take that and shove it where the sun dont shine.


25 posted on 06/30/2005 8:00:01 AM PDT by sgtbono2002
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To: StuLongIsland
King's reply was excellent. He did not say that the writer was morally and intellectually deficient, which would be a personal attack. He said that the writer's stand on this issue was morally and intellectually wrong - an attack on the issues, not on the person.
26 posted on 06/30/2005 10:06:28 AM PDT by Doneel
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