Allen West is representative from Florida’s 22 district with a unique vision of America. It’s a vision that permits only his interpretation of what constitutes American values. Stray from West’s dictatorial creed and you are not fit to be an American and must be banished. Never mind free speech and other Constitutional guarantees of liberty, it is West’s proclamation of patriotism that counts and nothing else. In that spirit West told his comrades at a Republican Party event (video below) that…
“This is a battlefield, that we must stand upon. We need to let President Obama, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, and my dear friend the chairman of the Democrat National Committee, we need to let them know that Florida ain’t on the table. Take your message of equality of achievement, take your message of economic dependency, take your message of enslaving the entrepreneurial will and spirit of the American people somewhere else. You can take it to Europe, you can take it to the bottom of the sea, you can take it to the North Pole, but get the hell out of the United States of America.“
In that short paragraph West has expressed a perverted view of Constitutional liberties, denied the freedom of expression to elected representatives, and asserted what amounts to a declaration of civil war. This beacon of intolerance cannot grasp the the fact that his disparagement of his perceived political enemies in Washington, extends to the millions of Americans who voted for them. He might as well be telling half the nation to get the hell out of the nation.
West is serving his first term in the House, and maybe his last if his district has any sense. His brief time in public service follows a military career that ended in disgrace after he interrogated an Iraqi police officer (who was never found to have done anything wrong) by firing a bullet just past his head. Since becoming a congressman West has made an embarrassing spectacle of himself by hiring an aide who riled up a Tea Party rally by saying that “If ballots don’t work, bullets will.” And despite his collegial reference above to his “dear friend the chairman of the Democrat National Committee,” he previously said this about her:
“You [Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz] are the most vile, unprofessional, and despicable member of the US House of Representatives.”
West also seems to have caught Nazi Tourette’s Syndrome from Glenn Beck. He can’t seem to stop using Nazi references almost every time he stands to speak. Here’s an example that Fox News was so impressed with they featured on their Fox Nation web site:
There many more examples at the link above. This is the character of Allen West. He is a disreputable purveyor of hate and an advocate of violence and suppression of free thought. The good news is that he is also a vulnerable incumbent who is likely to be a one-term congressman. You can help to affect that outcome by supporting the CREDO SuperPAC to Take Down the Tea Party Ten. Sign the petition and make a donation today.
7 thoughts on “Battlefield America: GOP Confederate Allen West Declares Civil War”
Not really all that apropos to the article, but does anyone else find it funny that the right’s latest attempted pejorative is to drop the “ic” on the end of Democratic Party? How does “Democrat Party” do anything but make the speaker sound like an uneducated hill-jack? Granted in this instance I have to consider the source, but I’ve been hearing it alot more recently and I smirk every time. Just putting that out there…
Given the nature of what passes for the GOP base, sounding like an uneducated hill-jack is EXACTLY the point…
I can’t wait for your piece on Maxine Waters.
in which DR demonstrates why “what about” has always been one of the poorest comebacks.
I think Allen West dreams of goose stepping in jack boots while in frozen salute to his Fuhrer-Newt Gingrich.
West needs a lesson in Democracy 101 as do many Republicans. He should move to a country that accepts only one point of view, the view of the government. Cuba certainly fits that description. As someone who lives in West’s 22nd congressional district (I didn’t vote for him), other than his usual outrageous rants, West has done ABSOLUTELY NOTHING except turn off some of the people who did vote for him. He represents the very definition of fascism but certainly not the majority of people in his district. He will be a ONE TERM Congressman and should retire to Cuba where he will fit right in!
Thanks for update from the district. Sounds like good news if we can make it til November.
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