As NewsBuster Justin McCarthy reported Monday, "View" co-host Whoopi Goldberg, who grew up during the "Jim Crow" era, actually said that America is "not as free as it was when [she] was a kid."
A few hours after this aired, Congressman Peter King (R) of New York was Steve Malzberg's guest on WOR radio.
Malzberg read Whoopi's comments to King, who responded by first saying, "They are absolutely insane these people," and then explained how they "reflect that hardcore base which is driving the Democratic Party, and which is causing otherwise fairly responsible politicians in the Democratic Party to do really wrong things, and to act totally irresponsibly" (audio available here with relevant section beginning at 8:30, partial transcript follows):
They are absolutely insane these people. They are so consumed by their hatred of George Bush which, by the way, I cannot begin to understand. I can see how some people may disagree with his policies. But this hatred they have, and to say things like this. This is why they lose all credibility. You know, Rosie O'Donnell basically saying that George Bush was responsible for the World Trade Center being blown up, and statements from Whoopie Goldberg, it's really. It shows that you're up against, that these are not just fringe characters on the left. They do reflect that hardcore base which is driving the Democratic Party, and which is causing otherwise fairly responsible politicians in the Democratic Party to do really wrong things, and to act totally irresponsibly.
Nicely said, Congressman.