Thursday, April 12, 2012

Meet Rep. Allen West (R-FL); the latest GOP Tea Party Troll To Snap His Cap! Uses "Redscare Redux" as Attention-Getting Device




I guess I should have seen the old red scare card from a conservative-radical politician coming. Surely it was coming, right as that Iron Horse, "Old Number 97", a' barreling down the railway tracks with Casey Jones at the helm blowing the horn! The breaks are gone, the nut-jobs are stoking the boiler, the dogs are barking, and any sane conservative left is about to make a jump for the ditch.

This whole election year has been off the wall. It just went spinning off to the 1950's all over again.

First we had the GOP's answer to "Baby Doc" Duvalier, former reactionary leader of Haiti --Paul Ryan of Wisconsin. Ryan has his nefarious but popular plan in the House to balance the budget by eliminating Medicare as we know it and cutting taxes to the well-off and the super rich while pretending to balance the budget. Even though the budget itself in ten years would lose ten trillion dollars in revenue. Yeah, that will work. Yeah...sure. Why didn't I think of that?

Then it was Presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich taking every word out of Barack Obama, Harry Reid or Nancy Pelosi's mouth and twisting it to maybe get the last blockhead voter he can out of some state primary he'll never win. And now we have Allen West, the back-bencher par excellence, coming out with his latest attempt to get someone outside his Florida district to notice him.

80 Communists in the Democratic Congressional Caucus in Washington? This guy needs medication. Seriously.

14 comments:

  1. Not even worthy of comment Doug.

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  2. This guy could get regular everyday communist like a me a bad name Doug.

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  3. A very reasonable retort in my view, Jim.

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  4. Yes, AA, you have to ask yourself what defines a communist or even a socialist in the twisted mind of someone who could make a statement like that.

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  5. This man would say anything if he thought it would get him some publicity, he is what we call a twat in these ere parts Doug

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  6. I think that's the medical term is it not...lol


    That much is clear, AA. West's brain apparently isn't.

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  7. And Sarah said she thinks this guy would make a good VP pick....wow!!!! This guy has said some really extraordinary things since he came in on the tea party express and he keeps on going like that energizer bunny...doesnt know when to shut up.

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  8. West is one of those right-wingers for whom political scientists generally use the term reductio ad absurdum.

    While the phrase is usually used for mathematical or scientific anomalies, in political parlance it amounts to a person whose argument is so fraught with nonsensical preemptors that any conclusions are laughably insane.

    I actually wrote a blog about this many years ago and I see the subject matter is still sadly relevant.

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  9. Yeah West is a Kook with a capital K.

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  10. Palin's endorsement is not surprising, nor would West's being kicked out of Congress in 2012 Marty, if there are enough people in his district with the common sense God normally bestows on most creatures great and small ;-)

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  11. I wonder whose shoulders he was standing on when he climbed over the wall at the asylum?






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  12. I sure hope so Doug, but as I have seen in past elections...most of the folks with the R on their voter cards vote for crazy people like West...and he is one crazy dude. If they would just stop watching FOX, and watch another station, maybe they would realize there are others out there who are more qualified and not as crazy.

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  13. He's "got issues" as they say, Rev.

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