West Whirled

From New Times:

It seems like it’s been a while, but Rep. Allen West is back on the media circuit, this time declaring President Obama a “Marxist” and saying he’d “need a bucket” when Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s name was brought up.

…snip…

Yesterday, West was a guest of the Michael Berry Show on a Houston AM radio station and was asked to say the first thing that came to mind when Berry said someone’s name during a free-association game, telling him to be “undiplomatic and unscripted, which you typically are.”

After going through about a dozen names, including calling Vice President Joe Biden “nutty” and “mindless,” Berry called out Wasserman Schultz.

“I need a bucket,” West replied.

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Then there’s West’s belief that President Obama is attempting to intentionally ruin the economy to install a system based on his Marxist beliefs:

It is intentional because this is who the president is. The president is a Marxist because he believes in the separation of classes. We have never heard a president in the United States of America speak as he is. And when you have a national leader, you look throughout history, when you have a national leader that demonizes a certain segment of society and attacks them, it has never ended up well, and yet, that’s what we have. He is a socialist, because he believes in nationalizing production.

Aside from the fact that Karl Marx’s philosophy included a classless society, Washington Monthly‘s Steve Benen brings up a good point about West’s little diatribe about Obama:

The political world should at least consider the possibility that Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) is some kind of liberal performance artist, secretly pretending to be a right-wing congressman to make Republicans look like lunatics.

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31 responses to “West Whirled

  1. Sara

    He is a moron but he is my moron…and if the Dems put up Lois Frankel, he might be my moron for another term.

    • south floriduhhh politics drives me nuts, sara. there’s a little clique that you have to be in, and they rise up through the ranks. nobody else is allowed in. they all have their buddies, and those are the people they back. it doesn’t seem to matter whether or not they’re any good or if they can win. any chance ron klein might run for the seat again? i don’t know a lot about him, but i would think a lot of people have buyer’s remorse after voting for west and might be pining for klein.

      • Sara

        Haven’t heard a word about Klein, yet, but lots of people are still angry that he did not take West’s candidacy seriously. Still, I think he would be a better choice than Lois. Her name still engenders a lot of ill will around these parts.

  2. John Erickson

    I must’ve missed something. Just WHY would he need a bucket for Wasserman-Schulz?
    Sorry, I’m distracted – Weird Al has an hour long special on Comedy Central right now. πŸ˜€

    • Sara

      This was from mid-July:

      Florida GOP Congressman Allen West this afternoon dispatched a scathing personal email to Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, calling her “vile, unprofessional ,and despicable,” “a coward,” “characterless,” and “not a Lady,” and demanding that she “shut the heck up.”

      He is a classless act…..

      • John Erickson

        Drop the “cl”, the “less”, and the “act”, Sara, and I think you’ll have hit the target dead on! πŸ˜‰

        • i’ll just add that it was because dws said that the rethugs are out to destroy medicare and social security and that the seniors in floriduhhh would not be very happy about it. of course, west took it as a personal assault and issued the letter calling her every nasty name he could think of.

          • Sara

            Thanks for clarifying my response. DWS is a treasure and West is a misogynist. He cannot tolerate the fact that she is infinitely more intelligent than he is. (oops, ending a sentence with a preposition….haven’t had enough coffee this morning to figure out how to rewrite it properly!)

            • there are times when i adore dws, and there are times when she pisses me off. she’s way too loyal to the wrong people. loyalty is a wonderful trait, but like anything else, it can be taken too far. i really wish she’d stop talking in sound bytes when she’s on tv. i’ve seen her in person, and she’s fine when she speaks as herself and doesn’t use a script.

  3. jean-philippe

    I can’t believe how many headlines West generated since his election 11 months ago…

  4. Mean idiots aren’t as funny as plain ol’ idiots.

  5. jeb

    West is going South. It’s amazing how this crap appeals to people and yet we saw it over and over again in the GOP debates where the crowds cheered death, cruelty and suffering. Yes, I want my elected officials to talk like a thug with no compassion or understanding and with a willingness to blast inaccurate and mindless insults and their opponents. Another explanation for the appeal of Sarah Palin.

  6. The thing I would like to see is the day West teams up with “Herb” Cain to defend the institution of slavery. You know it must happen!

  7. alan west is not only insane but he is a media whore
    i wonder what he has to say about “Niggerhead” from Rick Perry

    • i hadn’t heard about that. for anyone else unfamiliar, here’s the story.

      • Oh noes, rock-gate! I heard about this earlier. What a tempest in a tea cup (and the Washington Post has devoted five pages to it). I think it makes sense that his parents would have painted over the rock, since they’re democrats (I bet most don’t know he was a democrat too initially… *cough* sellout *cough*). I don’t think the name on a rock painted by some unknown person, at some remote time when said name was common, at a hunting camp has any bearing on whether someone should be President or not, when there are so many other more important things to consider. Secondly, the land isn’t theirs, it’s a deer lease from the sound of it. I guess the media has nothing better to cover, must be nothing going on in the world or on Wall Street {/snark}.

        • hey mad! long time, no see! you make a good point, but there’s more to the story. first, gov little ricky goodhair is apparently lying, because many people have attested to the rock still being there. but let’s give him the benefit of the doubt, and let’s say he didn’t realize that it’s still there. the story is still valid, because it paints a picture of the world little ricky goodhair grew up in. racial sensitivity doesn’t seem to be what his community revolved around, and it’s fair to wonder if it affects his thinking now as to all kinds of racial issues. i think it’s fair to do the same kind of probing with all the candidates. i think the mistake wapo made was to make the rock the center of the story instead of the history of the town.

  8. I can remember seeing that name on a bunch of cans at the grocery store as a kid. Not being sure of exactly what was in them, I took a closer look and saw they were oysters. Some folks made a fuss about changing the name of White Settlement a few years back (due west of FW) but determined that historically it was named such because when founded in the 1840s there were Comanche encampments on three sides of town (the badest-ass Indians that ever existed).

  9. I have just the music for this.

  10. That guy is seriously obsessed with her. It’s creepy.

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