I briefly mentioned Representative Allen West (FL- R) in yesterday’s blog, but considering the kind of man that he is, I think he deserves a much more detailed focus.
Over the past few decades, Republicans have been expected to shut up and take it whenever their personal, professional or political lives are maligned. That makes life easy for liberals, who enjoy spouting baseless accusations in the nastiest terms possible.
Unfortunately for them, retired Lieutenant Colonel Allen West never got the memo. And Democrat National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz never got the memo that he never got the memo.
If she were a white conservative going after a black liberal, she’d be labeled a racist in a heartbeat. Since she’s a white liberal going after a black conservative, however, he’s labeled a sexist.
Funny how it’s never their fault, huh?
Baseless Accusations and the Usual Liberal Demagoguery
DWS started bad mouthing West back in 2010 with these accusations: “He thinks it’s ok to objectify and denigrate women. He thinks it’s ok to take away our reproductive freedom. He thinks it’s ok to associate with people who refer to women as ‘oral relief stations.’”
Of course, objecting to the slaughter of innocent life is hardly the same thing as sexism. And I have no idea where she came up with the ‘oral relief stations’ comment, as even the liberal database Wikipedia doesn’t mention any such thing.
But undeterred by the truth, she took to attacking West directly again, this time on the House floor, saying that he wanted to hurt his elderly Floridian constituents in favor of big oil, big business and the supposedly undeserving wealthy. Worse yet, she did so after her “colleague across the aisle” left the room.
Lovely. As usual.
Allen West Pegs Wasserman-Schultz Perfectly
So West took it right back to her. According to The Lonely Conservative, this is what he had to say:
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
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)
And unlike far too many other conservatives who spoke the truth and then allowed themselves to be shamed into recanting, West isn’t backing down on his accurate depiction of Ms. Wasserman-Schultz.
That’s what we love about him.