Allen West Finds Deep End, Goes Off It, References Slavery

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And now, another update on the strange public ramblings of the Republican from Broward, Congressman Allen West. He took his crazytalk on the road yesterday, upgrading from hateful, bullying emails to a few thousand watts of radio power on Mark Levin's show.

He said liberals were threatened by him because he's "the guy that got off of their 21st-century plantation," which seems like it may have irritated all those people, if they were still around, who got off 19th-century plantations.

West said that Democrats "cannot afford to have a strong voice such as mine out there reverberating and resonating across the country... They're not used to anyone that says 'I'm going to fight back against you.'"

The noble fight West is describing is against Florida Democratic Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Shultz, who said on the House floor that "the gentleman from Florida, who represents thousands of Medicare beneficiaries, as do I, is supportive of this plan that would increase costs for Medicare beneficiaries. Unbelievable from a member from South Florida."

So, logically, West responded by calling her "the most vile, unprofessional and despicable member of the House of Representatives," and then used the phrase "shut the heck up" in an email lecture on statesmanship. If there is anything admirable about this stupid non-issue, it's that West has managed to somehow manufacture the notion that he was in any way attacked.

Surprisingly, the email was leaked to the Internet, which set to work either calling the letter disgraceful and unbefitting of a congressman, or a victory for Good True Americans over a crazy baby-killing venom-bitch who deserves to have mean things said about her because hey, it's better to be mean than actually pass any meaningful legislation. West doesn't know how to do that anyway.

And then last night West took to the airwaves and painted himself as the champion for minorities who are being bullied by liberals:
"How does an honorable person survive in Washington D.C. and Capitol Hill, which is seemingly becoming a very dishonorable environment, where people continue to perpetuate the problems that this country faces, where you have people who are very comfortable with lying. The thing that really most aggravates me is that there's this double standard in that the people on the hard left can continue to attack conservatives, and especially minority conservatives and female conservatives. But yet when all of a sudden you stand up and say you will not tolerate this any more, then they claim to be a victim, which I find to be absolutely laughable."
Again, this doesn't really seem like a question of right versus left, and to boil it down to "a black guy versus a woman" is asinine -- cries of racism and sexism are entirely red herrings, and arguments from both sides of that debate are predictably shallow.

It is likewise not about the Cut, Cap and Balance Act that the House passed on Tuesday. The Senate will almost certainly kill it without remorse.

It is a question of decorum. Regardless of how victimized West wants to make himself seem, are email tirades that start with "Look, Debbie," really what we should come to expect from men who get to put "Honorable" before their names as an official title?

Disagree with Wasserman Shultz if you want, and argue about that Jim Crow stuff she said, but statements like the one she made on the House floor are routine. Embarrassing emails like the one West sent are not, and "plantations" don't have a damn thing to do with it.

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Fcaran
Fcaran

When west takes away your ss, Medicare, and unemployment how happy are you going to be? This man makes $175,000/year full health care benefits for his fam, plus he receives a military pension, and he wants you to die in the street like a dog, and you all like this dude. I would love to see the look on your faces when you realize your situation. How does getting rid of our debt produce jobs? The economy works when people have money to buy goods. I had a business for 20 years and my taxes had nothing to do with my business decisions, it was all about the customers buying my goods. The future in dim. The repubs want to starve the beast as to do away with ss, Medicaid etc, because businesses must donate to these programs. America as we know it is almost over and the blame lies directly at the feet of these crazy, frightened people.

Georgja2001
Georgja2001

50% of Americans don't pay income tax, why should they care a flip about how the rest of us poor folk's money is wasted

Rick and Alice
Rick and Alice

Fuck America, and yes, I'm leaving to find a rock to live on.  I have to be ready with my arsenol for all the dumb ass rednecks and tea partiers. 

Vfisher7
Vfisher7

He was far too kind to the blabbermouth Deb Wasserman Schultz.   She is Alan Grayson's twin after all.

Joseph
Joseph

Rich Abdumb another so called reporter in his own mind!

Anthony Bohman
Anthony Bohman

The left is on the run!!! Keep them running Mr. West.

Barry Obama
Barry Obama

Look Rich,   Debbie is a demagogue. Really Rich, do you think it was a good time for our current administration to make their number one priority Health Care legistlation when our economy was/is in a downward spiral with people like Peolisi and Debbie jumping up and down clapping.   Come on Rich, what kind of safety net or social security and medicare payments do you think we will be able to afford when our spending increases she votes for mirror Greece's increases.  Rich, how about you, are you for these irresponsible spending increases. Rich, do you think Debbie is a useful idiot or just an idiot.  She is a member of Hadassah which is a great organization, so Rich, why can't she use her position of power to ruin Syria or Iran, instead of our country. And Rich, I haven't heard her stand up against Obama, while he is trying to trying to force Israel to start negotiations at the point where Hamas and Hezbollah want for a Palestinian state. Rich, aren't they the groups that would like to see all Jews impaled?

MARIE T. KURTZ
MARIE T. KURTZ

WASSERMAN SCHULTZ ATTACKS ALL CHRISTIAN REPUBLICAN  BRILLIANT PEOPLE LIKE MILITARY ALLEN WEST COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF 43RD. GEORGE W. BUSH AS DOES THAT NEW YORKER AL SHARPTON AS DOES THAT ROTTEN TO THE CORE CHUCK SHUMMER ALL NEW YORKERS BACK EAST MENTALITY.SCHULTZ IS LIKE THAT BIDEN ACID TONGUE.HOPEFULLY AND PRAYERFULLLY ALLEN WEST WILL NEVER APOLOGIZE TO THTA LYING LIBERAL TAX US TO DEFRAY THE COST OF HER WELFARE PROGRAMS,SHE IS NOTHING BUT A CARREER POITICIAN LIKE HER GIRLFRIEND NANCY PELOSI AND GABBY GIFFORD THEY ALL ARE FROM THOSE LOONY LIBERALS LIKE OBAMACARE ABORTION UPON DEMAND AND SAME SEX MARRIAGES HOW DYSFUNCTIONAL THAT SCHULTZ IS AND HAS BECOME.SHE IS A VERBAL ABUSER OF W DUBYAE AND NOW ALLEN WEST.SHE IS OH SO IGNORANT BACKWARDS PRIMITIVE.HOPE FULLY SHE'LL BE VOTED OUT OF OFFICE SHE AND GIFFORD TOGETHER.

Pjneeld
Pjneeld

Debbie Wasserman Schultz has been one of the most mean-spirited members of Congress I have had to witness. So, her calling out someone else for speaking his mind is absolutely rediculous. Liberals yell so much louder and talk over their opponents that Conservatives need to take the lead and put them on the defensive for a change.

BumpNRun1
BumpNRun1

This media spin on West blasting Debbie Wasserman Schultz is just a hint of what we need to be aware of from the press in the next 16 months. All voters, Democrats, Republicans, Independents, TeaParty, and the non descript must all vote to save the USA from the current attempt to overthrow our successful system of government. 

Savychris
Savychris

Rich A. your just another state-ist ass kiss'er ,I'm sure your a legend in your own mind,get used to being unhappy West and the tea party are going to clean FEDZILLA's clock for you keep up the arrogant assertion's it helps US grow everyday!.. word from Detroit

rifleman
rifleman

Funny how the liberal media always say it's conservatives who are "stupid", "dumb" retarded", etc. But we have a President who thinks we have 57 states, can't pronounce "corps" and has to use a teleprompter with pre-school children...

Cas
Cas

Embarrassing email? HARDLY.....she's been pecking at him since the Congressional run in '08. He finally had enough. All of her lies and accusations.....he let her have it and she was deserving of it. The crap the Dems are saying about the Republicans are undeserved. If the Dems would have gotten off their asses and worked on this budget instead of spending all his term so far cramming through this bomb of a healthcare plan, we would not be hearing any of this NOW. The Dems are scared sh**less of Allen West....

Evanr
Evanr

You're an idiot

Jason Gentry
Jason Gentry

Ya everyone knows that only republicans are racist, the democrats have always historically been on the side fighting racisim, just go look it up, how dare this man defend himself, with the truth.  Doesnt he know we all would have preferred lies, as we are so good at interpreting the difference between the truth and a lie, these days.

kathyCleolarkin
kathyCleolarkin

Allen West has more integrity in his little finger compared to DWS....Go Allen fight back..

Corazon
Corazon

DWS is a liar the bill she  was talking about do not reduce any funds from medicare. SeeHR 2560 at Congress. Allen West is an honest man and a great American. DWS voted forobamacare that took 500 BILLION from medicare . She violated congress ethics when in reference to another member  she should have told the president of the House and she did not.Just because she is the chairwoman of DNC does not give her the right to use people with medicare with lies ,she and the party she represents should give us an apology for the misinformation

Be
Be

Don't know who this "Rich Abdill" is, but he sure needs to stay away from commenting on politics!!! :o)

Staceylainhart
Staceylainhart

What a ridiculously biased article. Pure lazy nonsense. Those two have a long history that this spoon-fed "journalist" doesn't even mention.

Tualig
Tualig

This Liberal Journalist shill is part of the problem with this country...It is no wonder our journalists and newspapers are held in the lowest esteem since the written word was put to paper, ethical journalism is dead!! Congressmen Allen is a true patriot and solid battle proven American, unlike the liberal turds that are trying to discredit this great man.

gatormom
gatormom

Allen West is an American Hero and if anyone has the right to make comments about slavery in any century it would be him!  DWS is an idiot and she really does need to shut up!

bobc15
bobc15

You can see what happens if a Conservative talks back to an insulting democrat. The LMS go wild

Anna Salerno
Anna Salerno

The lying, despicable left low life deserves to be called vile and more.

Denderwuz
Denderwuz

More blacks need to wake up and "get off the Demonrats 21st-century plantation" they are expected to pull the lever and get the pellet!!

castro
castro

You know a lot of people here are saying that paying low taxes is the right thing to do while the top percent pay no taxes. Let me ask you guys something....unless your children go to school, how do states pay for public schools? Unless you have private security, how do your local police get paid? Unless you have some secret road you take to work and go about your life, how does your infrastructure get paid for? Oh yeah, that's right....TAXES!!!! 

I am the first one to admit both sides have idiots and both sides have legitimate intelligent people that have causes for the common good but when Republicans continuously advocate for the the highest earners to not pay taxes then there is something wrong. They want less regulation but how do you think the banks f*cked us over? 

Everyone needs to stop watching Fox News, MSNBC, etc. The closest one that may be considered legitimate is maybe CNN. Besides that, read a f*cking newspaper or politifact.com

Corazon
Corazon

(H.R. 2560 – Cut, Cap and Balance) there is a specific subsection that protects Medicare:

Cut, cap and balance does not cut Medicare, in fact, it specifically protects it.

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/...

 

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/ho...

 

RUSH: She is running around trying to tell south Florida residents that Allen West wants to cut Medicare and Social Security when she herself voted for Obamacare which cut $500 billion from Medicare. Debbie "Blabbermouth" Schultz is deranged, folks. She is typical of today's American left. They are deranged. We face a delusional enemy. So this woman takes to the floor of the House and violates long-standing decorum by calling out another member. Now, I couldn't care less. Times are we they are, but the House does have that understanding that members are not to be called out. She did it, and West replied. You know, West is a tough guy, and he is a brilliant man, and he's a good and decent man, and he has served in the US military. He's gone up against people far tougher than Debbie "Blabbermouth" Schultz, and so he fired back. This is not the first time she said this stuff about Allen West. She says it all the time in south Florida. It's the first time she said it on the floor of the House. So what did she do? She ran like a little crybaby to all these other left-wing women of the Democrat Party to help her out, and they start returning fire that West is the racist and West is the sexist and so forth.

Henry Mogoso
Henry Mogoso

Who voted for Obamacare that removes 500 billion from Medicare and how that gives her any moral ground to stand on. Just another Demo lying jackass (their symbol, not mine)

David Wheeler
David Wheeler

Hey Rich Abdill -- I'll be in Miami later this summer. Let me know where I can find you 'cause I'm challenging you to a bare-knuckle knock-about you little turd. You're day is coming sooner than you realize traitor -- and your lying friends too. Death to you.

Ssandyjjhon
Ssandyjjhon

Cries of sexism are easily substantiated . However cries of racism are an old dog that so dead there isn't any skin left to beat.

bobbcat
bobbcat

Noteworthy how the Obama administration has ushered in a new era of unabashed incivility. As much as I don't like it really, I can hardly blame West for his reaction. It's high time Pub pols put a stop to this pattern of always turning the other cheek, seeking the high road, etc. I'd like to see even more of an "I am mad as hell & won't take it any more" approach to the neverending spate of leftist shenanegans, lousy ideas & petty insults.

Truthseeker
Truthseeker

Liberals are mentally ill...there is no other way  to explain way of thinking.

Tim Foster
Tim Foster

Who the hell is Rich Abdill?  This is an idiotic article.  West let that pushy big mouthed broad have it just as she deserves!  West is an American hero and a leader.  Wasserman is a puke from the left who needs to have her butt kicked and her big mouth shut.  Liberals like her are going to get it back in full force when they pull their lame ass crap with no nonsense conservatives like Allen West.

Bonnie
Bonnie

Good for you Allen West , I'm  a women and you have every right to put that liberal big mouth in her place. 

Stellamaciel
Stellamaciel

Its about time these republicans take a stand against thoses big mouth democrats!! Hurray for Allen West love it!!

Dak2
Dak2

Rich Abdil wouldn't make a pimple on a good reporters ass!

Stephen Gorman
Stephen Gorman

Rich Abdill, not very difficult to determine that you do DWS's bidding.  Please retire from journalism as you are a poor representative of that sullied profession. 

Jennie_kurono
Jennie_kurono

Since Allan West is off the plantation of the Democrat Communists i.e. Democrat Party, he will be targeted much in the same way Michael Steele was targetted and suffered racist remarks. Looks like if you are black and conservative in this Country you are seen as white and have no right to mention anything on race. But, if you are black or 1/2 black like Obama and lefty, you are seen as fully black and the race card is your's to play. The Democrat Party are gross habitual offenders of hypocrisy. They break every rule they put against the opposition, and without shame. Virtually unreasonable to get any sense of honesty out of them. They are like muslims and their taqiyya tactic.

termiteteacher
termiteteacher

Abdill:  You are so biased.  DWS harrasses West from way back during the time of his campaign, even publishing his name, address, phone and Social Security Number.  I've seen her on Fox many times and every one of those times she is dishonest and closed minded.  Now she attacks West publically from the House floor and on national television (but not until he has left the room and can not offer rebuttal - and she knows this and planned it that way).  Then, because he is an honorable man of veracity and courage, he responds PRIVATELY, like a gentleman, in an email and what does the nonlady do?, she goes public with his private response.  All the Liberals scream violation of civility and House rules and demand an apology.  WHAT A JOKE!!  West is a better man than I am, I would not have used the word, "Heck."  I may have called her a coward, and told her to kiss my black arse and, LOOKOUT, I might have even quoted that quick witted, well spoken, coiner of terms, Dick Chaney and suggested an anatomcal solution to her frustration.  I've been wondering: is she a lesbian?  Anybody know?  Just asking.

MacMueller
MacMueller

Pathetic whining by the left-race-baiting democraps who can't stand it when anyone does have the wherewithal to give it back to 'em!  Take it like a man, Wasserman.    Go Allen West!!! 

Rob Hicks
Rob Hicks

I love Alan West.. He is a breath of fresh air! 

Danieldyer
Danieldyer

He was a whole lot nicer to that woman than I would have been. I wish he would run for President to beat that IDIOT we have in there now!!

Fred Beery
Fred Beery

Good Job Allen Weat.Your my man..

Obscure
Obscure

reading this is GOLD. too many people here watch and listen to BECK and Hannity. BACHMANN 2012 HAHAHAHAH

Educator5555
Educator5555

Good riddance...hope The Rock of Gibralter falls upon you, on your endeavors to find a new location! Perhaps you should try one of the peaceful Islamic nations, Iran, Bahrain, Libya, Syria, Afghanistan or Pakistan....the rocks there are plentiful, stoning is quite popular!

Rich Abdill
Rich Abdill

Thank you for contributing so intelligently to the discussion. Your comment is so appreciated that you probably don't have to bother posting another one for a while.

Rich Abdill
Rich Abdill

What does any of this have to do with the question at hand? You're great at repeating what people are yelling on the radio, but we're discussing an issue here.

Rich Abdill
Rich Abdill

You should be very proud of yourself for detecting that I have an opinion on this. It was an editorial.

As for their long history, it's irrelevant, but to suggest I'm not aware of it is ridiculous. A congressman did something that I thought was wildly immature, and I said so. Where's that spoon, though? I'm starving.

Rich Abdill
Rich Abdill

With all due respect to Congressman West's service, being a "solid battle proven American" has nothing to do with being a good politician. My being a "liberal turd" has nothing to do with my opinion that West acted immaturely. It's not a question of policy from one wing or another; it was name-calling. And it was wrong.

castro
castro

Go ask Mass citizens how their health care is doing because last time they did a poll 80% loved it. 

Rich Abdill
Rich Abdill

Hey David Wheeler -- Thanks for writing in. I'm glad we can all have a civil discussion about whether or not we're supposed to have a civil discussion.

It's reactions like yours that keep people from actually talking about politics. I wrote a column and voiced an opinion. You called me a "little turd" and challenged me to a fight. Disagree with me if you want, but don't you think wishing me dead is a bit much?

And a bare-knuckle knock-about doesn't cancel out your lack of an actual argument, though it wouldn't be the first time I've stumbled into one. I didn't come out of it too badly those times. And anyone who knows how to use Google knows where to find me. Have you used Google before? We're a newspaper, brainiac. We have an address.

When are you coming to town? I'll wear my favorite dress.

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