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.
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.
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.