I know the accusation of racist gets thrown around too often, but in this case, it's justified. Check out the details here. The controversy surrounds the USDA compensating black farmers for discrimination against them by the government in previous years. King calls these payments "slavery reparations". Reparations is one of the radical Right's favorite buzzwords, one of their racist dogwhistles. Limbaugh uses it all the time in his streams of non-stop lies against President Obama and the Democrats. It's all part of the tired, sickening Right-wing mindset: The lazy ni**ers are taking my money. It never, never, never lets up with these people. Never.
King speaks for the millions of hate-filled, often elderly whites who feel 24/7 resentment against anyone who doesn't look like they do. You would think in this day and age this bilge would no longer be acceptable.
You'd be wrong.
Welcome to the Republicans, the Party of Jefferson Davis.