ISLIP, N.Y. — Representative Peter King (R-NY), thought by some to be considering a 2016 Presidential Bid, today announced the formation of a leadership political action committee to help support Republicans running for national office who are not connected with the Tea Party in any way.
“These tea baggers are $#@!* nuts!” ranted King at the announcement. “I kept waiting and waiting for Republican leadership to show some balls and toss them out with the trash. Finally, I just said screw it, I’ve got balls enough for all of them.”
The PAC – officially called American Leadership Now but unofficially called Who Else Hates the Tea Party? – will raise money for Republican candidates who are moderate on social and domestic issues, and who have joined the Facebook Group “I Bet I Can Find 1,000,000 People Who Hate the Tea Party.”
King is an outspoken critic of Tea Party darlings Sen. Paul (R-KY) and Sen. Cruz (R-TX), and has been known to spit at them when passing through the halls of Congress.
“[This PAC] is a vehicle that will enable me to go around the country to try to find like-minded Republicans who do not support a government shutdown, who do not support Ted Cruz’s whole idea of a government shutdown, of Rand Paul being isolationist,” said King. “I was also going to look for Republicans who don’t hate gay people and understand that Obamacare is based on a conservative proposal from the Heritage Foundation and therefore not the end of the world, but I didn’t want to risk coming up empty.”