What is it about these Republicans from especially-conservative states? They don't seem to know how to behave among the non-rabid.
King, a three-term Republican, made the remarks to a radio station Friday as he announced his bid for another term in the House of Representatives.
"I don't want to disparage anyone because of their race," King told listeners of KICD, "their ethnicity, their name - whatever their religion their father might have been. I'll just say this: When you think about the optics of a Barack Obama potentially getting elected President of the United States -- I mean, what does this look like to the rest of the world? What does it look like to the world of Islam?"
King then said "I will tell you that, if he is elected president, then the radical Islamists, the al-Qaeda, the radical Islamists and their supporters, will be dancing in the streets in greater numbers than they did on September 11 because they will declare victory in this War on Terror."
This isn't about color. It's just ... um ... optics. Yeah, optics.