February 19th, 2010
11:00 AM ET
5 years ago

King says Obama's mojo is gone

Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, fired up the crowd at the Conservative Political Action Conference Friday morning, declaring President Obama has 'lost his mojo.'
Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, fired up the crowd at the Conservative Political Action Conference Friday morning, declaring President Obama has 'lost his mojo.'

(CNN) – Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, fired up the crowd at the Conservative Political Action Conference Friday morning, declaring President Obama has "lost his mojo."

"He had more mojo than any president that I remember when he was inaugurated a year and a month ago. But now, the master-mesmerizer has lost his mojo," King said to rousing applause. "And if we stand our ground as constitutional conservatives, he's not going to get it back."

King spent much of his fiery speech attacking Obama's efforts at health care as well as Democratic cap-and-trade proposals. On cap-and-trade, King suggested the recent snowfall across the country is the latest reason to doubt those who warn about climate change.

"The liberals, the environmentalists, the extremists, the Al Gores of the world were wrong on the science. Today, we know it," King said. "Sorry Al. But I have got a scoop shovel for you if you want to come anywhere in the 50 states in America. For the first time in the history of keeping records, there is snowfall on the ground in all 50 states. It's tough to make an argument when the evidence is all around us with a snowy white wonder in a crystal cathedral."


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soundoff (57 Responses)
  1. koolkatnumber5

    The snow on the ground in all fifty states is not a reason to doubt climate change – it is the most recent proof of it! Global warming doesn't mean that everywhere on the planet will suddenly be really hot – it means that the overall global climate will change and weather patterns will cease to be what we've adapted and evolved to handle.

    February 19, 2010 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  2. chris

    Wow..snow on the ground equals no climate change! I guess since I have some cash in the bank the economy is great too!! IDIOTS!!

    February 19, 2010 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  3. C. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    There is no snow in Hawaii as of yet, so is King saying out of 51 states 50 have snow? It's reported by the national weather service no snow in Hawaii.

    February 19, 2010 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  4. Craig

    I'm from Iowa. Steve King is a moron. He acts like he's from Alaska.

    February 19, 2010 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  5. Anonymous

    Why are Republicans so stupid?? Do they not let them go to college and learn science like the rest of the people?? haha How a whole section of the population can uniformly ignore overwhelming evidence on global warming is beyond comprehension. Global warming speaks to the Ocean's temperature rising, not the AIR. When the oceans temperatures rise, they affect air currents and weather patterns all over the globe, causing freak snowstorms, larger hurricanes, and all sorts of other effects. I suppose the icecaps dissappearing are just a temporary phenomenon as well? Riiiight. What you need your scoop shovel for, Mr King, is to dig yourself out of the enormous pile of ignorance you're buried under...

    February 19, 2010 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  6. FormCritic

    A "snowy white cathedral." Well...now THAT IS SCIENCE!

    February 19, 2010 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  7. Repubs look to Dems for miracles when not in power

    Wow.....just wow. And to think people vote this kind of dreck in. Uh oh, it snowed this year, global warming is fake!

    And I guess that huge glacier found floating near Australia was all just a hoax too right?

    It's this kind of mentality that got Bush elected. And America falied. Miserably.

    February 19, 2010 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  8. Joe

    So here's the part I can't figure out- is Rep. King so colossally ignorant that he can't tell the difference between weather and climate, or is he just banking on the crowd at CPAC being that ignorant?

    February 19, 2010 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  9. katiec

    The republicans are well on their way to becoming our country's most evil, dangerous domestic terrorists.
    They are out to destroy our country and us.

    February 19, 2010 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  10. Annie, Atlanta

    I guess that would depend, Rep. King, on who you talk to. For you, I'm sure President Obama never had mojo. But I'm sure if you repeat that it's gone enough, it will become a fact in main stream media. That's how your side operates. Repeat a lie often enough, and it becomes truth. Keep up the good work. When you've destroyed our country with your lies, I'm sure it will be my side's fault as well.

    February 19, 2010 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  11. TomInRochNY

    This man is an idiot. Global warming causes weather fluctuations, not just heat waves. So, how does he explain the rapidly retreating glaciers? The seas risings (London had to install storm levees to keep the sea out!)? I wonder how many oil companies he has stock in?

    February 19, 2010 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  12. shoegazer

    Hey King,what part of"there is snowfall on the ground in all 50 states"
    escapes your cranial capacity?I would think that's a pretty good indication of CLIMATE CHANGE.The term global warming has always been a bit of a misrepresentation of the problem.

    February 19, 2010 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  13. terry,va.

    Obummie never had any mojo. He had a bunch of ignorant kids and lazy hold out your hand for government payouts vote for him. It will be difficult to get a person back in the white house that doesn't promise to send a check to your house for doing nothing.

    February 19, 2010 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  14. Mike from MN

    Wow ... these Republicans are sure dumb.

    The consequence of "Global Warming" actually calls for unbearable cold winters and unbearable hot summers.

    Bunch of idiots.

    February 19, 2010 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  15. Marc

    What's next?
    He doesn't believes in the Theory of the Evolution?
    He doesn't believes in the Theory of Relativity (because 'it's just a theory')?
    He doesn't believes that the world is round and revolves around the Sun?
    He doesn't believes that there's ZERO significant difference among all human 'races'?
    What else does that guy believes?

    February 19, 2010 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  16. PJ

    I think Obama is a One Term Flash in the Pan but he can do a whole lot of damage in one term.

    February 19, 2010 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  17. mac from pa

    yes................ he had a lot of people fooled and now it turns out he is weak and has let natzi pelosi run the party. if he cant lead his own party
    how can he lead the country????????? he is so wishy washy

    February 19, 2010 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  18. Guest

    It snowed in Hawaii? And the presence of widespread snowfall this season is really no indicator on climate change either way.

    February 19, 2010 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  19. dave

    why do Republicans take such pride in being idiots

    where it happens to snow on one or two days does not affect climate trends

    February 19, 2010 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  20. Marie MD

    Can they come up with any ideas besides attacking President Obama? He has NOT lost his mojo. He is still the same person we voted for in 2009. the problem is with these repugs trying to get back at him for being elected while harming US citizens with their child like tactics.
    Grow up!

    February 19, 2010 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  21. Jon

    Wow, what an idiot. He is arguing against climate change by citing that for the first time ever there is snow in every state? Golly gee, that IS climate change. Unbelievable.

    February 19, 2010 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  22. Pragmatic

    Spoken like someone who doesn't know the difference between "weather" and "climate change" ... like all that unusual snow? Its due to climate change...

    by the way ... it's 49 states – not 50: no snow in Hawaii ... but the facts don't matter when you're attempting a snow job.

    There talking about the Northwest Passage as a real possibility: That's climate change – just ask the polar bears and Native Americans up north: ask the people on small islands in the Pacific as they watch the ocean levels rise.

    February 19, 2010 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  23. montag

    The name of CPAC should be changed from the Conservative Political Action Conference to the Cretinous Political Action Conference.

    What a bunch of ignorant morons!

    February 19, 2010 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  24. Democrats for the Next 20-Years

    Heh you right wing nut jobs, the mantra 'if you say it enough it will stick' will never work for Pres Obama.

    Calling him weak, undecisive, a One Term President, Socialist, foriegn born, celebrity and now "losing his MoJo" all wrong and negative phrases – Will Not Work!

    Get over your one-little national win in Mass, the other two in NJ and VA. were local races for governor. I think Mass will vote as the 60th Democratic "YES" more times than as the 41st Republican "NO.

    You right wing nut jobs are counting your chickens before they hatch. It ain't over until the fat-lady sings in Nov 2010. Plenty of time to win.

    February 19, 2010 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  25. J.Crobuzon

    Seriously, is this guy five years old? Global warming doesn't mean 'no more snow,' and it hasn't been discredited because a couple of bottom-feeders diddled their results. It's an insult to his audience. When I was a kid we called it 'global cooling,' and we thought the next Ice Age had already begun. Now we think the tipping point hasn't been reached, and we might still be able to stop it before the glaciers begin to march. A rise of 2% would raise the ocean and flood our coastlines, and there would be lots of snow and ice coming, a little further South each year.
    It's not a "liberal" issue, despite Al Gore's involvement, and it won't happen for a century, so feel free to ignore it and let your kids figure it out.

    February 19, 2010 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
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