Allan West Disgraces his Congressional District

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    Jul 22, 2011 12:57 PM GMT
    This is the Congressman's response to a policy disagreement with the current Chair of the DNC. What a douche bag. icon_rolleyes.gif

    I'm sure we can expect our conservative brothers to defend Wasserman Schultz and say that West hates her because she's an attractive, strong, liberal woman. icon_lol.gif

    PoliticoFlorida 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."

    Wasserman Schultz, in whose neighboring South Florida district West lives, provoked his tirade with remarks after he left the House floor today, in which she responded -- without naming him -- to the Tea Party freshman's support for "Cut, Cap, and Balance" legislation to raise the debt ceiling.

    "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," Wasserman Schultz said, saying the legislation "slashes Medicaid and critical investments essential to winning the future in favor of protecting tax breaks for Big Oil, millionaires, and companies who ship American jobs overseas."

    Her criticism of the legislation -- more or less what most Democrats are saying today -- provoked a furious response. West copied members of House Republican and Democratic leadership on the email, as well as his chief-of-staff, Jonathan Blyth.

    The full email:

    From: Z112 West, Allen
    Sent: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 04:48 PM
    To: Wasserman Schultz, Debbie
    Cc: McCarthy, Kevin; Blyth, Jonathan; Pelosi, Nancy; Cantor, Eric
    Subject: Unprofessional and Inappropriate Sophomoric Behavior from Wasserman-Schultz

    Look, Debbie, I understand that after I departed the House floor you directed your floor speech comments directly towards me. Let me make myself perfectly clear, you want a personal fight, I am happy to oblige. You are the most vile, unprofessional ,and despicable member of the US House of Representatives. If you have something to say to me, stop being a coward and say it to my face, otherwise, shut the heck up. Focus on your own congressional district!

    I am bringing your actions today to our Majority Leader and Majority Whip and from this time forward, understand that I shall defend myself forthright against your heinous characterless behavior……which dates back to the disgusting protest you ordered at my campaign hqs, October 2010 in Deerfield Beach.

    You have proven repeatedly that you are not a Lady, therefore, shall not be afforded due respect from me!

    Steadfast and Loyal

    Congressman Allen B West (R-FL)
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    Jul 22, 2011 1:22 PM GMT
    I live in Wasserman Schultz's district, and West is a loose cannon, a nut job who would never have been elected without the blind support of Teabaggers here. Who are among the most fanatical in the US, the retired "get off my lawn" crabby old guys who were primed to complain about something, whether they had any understanding of it or not. And Dick Armey, FOX News and the Koch brothers gave them the script and the resources to indulge their urge to rage about something, anything in their declining years.

    The good news is that their generation will soon be gone, this Teabagger abnormality their bitchy last hurrah. The bad news is that their influence on legislation will last at least another generation, with the immediate effect that they've thrown a monkey wrench into the recovery. A classic example of hurting their own interests through ignorance, which wouldn't bother me if it affected just them, except it's hurting me, too.
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    Jul 22, 2011 1:47 PM GMT
    Art_Deco saidI live in Wasserman Schultz's district, and West is a loose cannon, a nut job who would never have been elected without the blind support of Teabaggers here. Who are among the most fanatical in the US, the retired "get off my lawn" crabby old guys who were primed to complain about something, whether they had any understanding of it or not. And Dick Armey, FOX News and the Koch brothers gave them the script and the resources to indulge their urge to rage about something, anything in their declining years.

    The good news is that their generation will soon be gone, this Teabagger abnormality their bitchy last hurrah. The bad news is that their influence on legislation will last at least another generation, with the immediate effect that they've thrown a monkey wrench into the recovery. A classic example of hurting their own interests through ignorance, which wouldn't bother me if it affected just them, except it's hurting me, too.


    Great visual about the crabby old guys. I did an internship in that area bout 10 years ago, and you are 100% correct. Immediately thought about socal when you made that post. icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 22, 2011 1:58 PM GMT
    catfish5 said
    ...Great visual about the crabby old guys. I did an internship in that area bout 10 years ago, and you are 100% correct. Immediately thought about socal when you made that post. icon_lol.gif




    as did I icon_exclaim.gif





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