Who better to headline a fundraiser for the Alabama GOP? Rep. Allen West: a man who combines the charm of Joseph McCarthy with the veracity of Sarah Palin. Now, most people wouldn't even like to be in the same room with West, but for the Alabama GOP, it's a match made in money heaven.
Just in case we haven't heard enough about communists, censorship, abortion, or Nazis lately, the Alabama Republican Party is bringing in Rep. Allen West of Florida for its June “Summer Dinner” fundraiser.
Let's learn a bit more about Rep. West….
Politifact Florida probably had to add staff to keep up after Rep. West got elected. The 14 statements from West that Politifact has checked fall out like this:
- True – 1
- Mostly True – 1
- Half True – 2
- Mostly False – 2
- False – 5
- Pants on Fire – 3
He's not just a serial liar; West is also a whiner with delusions of grandeur who continually blames the media for taking his remarks “out of context.” Really?
- Pushed to apologize for his assertion that Nazi propaganda chief, Joseph Goebbles, would be “proud of the Democrat (sic) Party,” West blamed the media: “Once again, you guys will take whatever I say and you will spin it to try to demonize me or demagogue me.” boo hoo….
- After suggesting that President Obama and Democrats should “get the hell out of the United States of America,” West again whined that what he said was not what he meant.
- After asserting the presence of up to 80 Communists serving in Congress under the guise of Democrats, West sparred with CNN, and produced his “list:” the members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. When pressed to say yes or no about individual members, West responded: “You can call it whatever you want,” West replied. — um… yes, but you used the word “Communist,” Congressman….
Hang on, campers! We aren't done with the crazy… Let's look at West and women:
- Remember this bizarre exchange with Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (who actually represents West in Congress because he doesn't live in his own district)?
Yesterday, TEA Party representative Allen West boiled over and called fellow Florida representative, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz “a coward” and “the most despicable member of the House” in an email broadside more reminiscent of a Glenn Beck rant than a serious policy discussion.
- Then there's this speech to conservative women, he blamed “liberal women” for the deficit and accused them of “neutering men” and trying to make them “subservient.” He then urged the gathered women to be more like the “women of Sparta” who reared strong sons for the army.
- He told voters at a town meeting that “If you support Medicare, you can kiss the United States goodbye.”
Just this week, West defended fellow right wing lunatic, Ted Nugent, who was, West noted “just expressing his opinion” on President Obama and decried the tendency to “sensationalize” it.
So the Alabama Republican Party is bringing in a guy who's worried about being “neutered,” thinks Medicare will destroy the country, was almost court-martialed by the Army for abusing a prisoner, and sees Communists behind every statue in the Capitol. They're hitching their fundraising wagon to a guy so unpopular in his own state that the GOP-controlled legislature redrew his district to add a boatload more Democrats:
West’s congressional district inexplicably sheds the most Republican electoral support, in comparison to all other incumbent Republican and Democrat Congressman. A few weeks back we quoted an unnamed legislator saying that, “Allen West was screwed”, a statement which was originally made about made five months before the proposed maps were made public, leading insiders to believe that the fix was in against Allen West.
So based on Weatherford’s comments, the 22nd Congressional District is now very much in play for the Democrat (sic) Party, and West is at an even larger disadvantage than he was previously- it will be a very difficult and expensive seat for Republicans to defend.
West is the TEA Party favorite for Vice-President. We surely couldn't get that lucky.
Why exactly is it that the Alabama Republican Party thinks this fundraiser is a good idea?