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ALAN WEST FOR VICE PRESIDENT? REALLY?

Posted on: March 6, 2012

Like a heat seeking missile, Sarah Palin cannot go too long without finding an excuse to insert herself into the dialogue.

Though “playing coy” with openly endorsing a presidential candidate in a field of wholesale losers, it is pretty evident that her “support” rests with Newt.

However, she has managed to top that one with her recommendation that the vice presidential slot be offered to none other than the nuttiest of the Tea Party winners of 2010, Alan West of Florida!

Rep. West is not only one loaf shy of a dozen, he is another provocateur in the war on women, gays, Muslims, and “liberal consipiracies” that warms the heart of this “Know Nothing” from Alaska.

Let’s take a closer look at a man she believes who would make an “ideal candidate” for an office one heartbeat short of the presidency itself:

Rep. Allen West’s 15 Most Outrageous Statements

In four short years in the U.S. House of Representatives, congressman Allen West has earned a reputation for making the most irresponsible statements which are clearly intended to attract media attention, spark debate, and fire up his most fervent right-wing supporters. West may be running in a new (more conservative) district this fall, but he’ll still be running on his old record of divisiveness and discord. To refresh everyone’s collective memory about who Allen West is, ThinkProgress has compiled a list of his most outrageous quotes (and it’s anything but pretty):

(1) “YOU ARE NOT A LADY”: In July 2011, West responded to a perceived slight from Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (R-FL) with a fiery letter in which he threatened her and scolded, “You have proven repeatedly that you are not a Lady, therefore, shall not be afforded due respect from me!” West later said he had apologized, but Wasserman-Schultz said she had not received one.

(2) JOSEPH GOEBBELS WOULD “BE VERY PROUD” OF DEMOCRATS: In December, West told reporters, “If Joseph Goebbels was around, he’d be very proud of the Democrat party, because they have an incredible propaganda machine.” The link to Goebbels, Adolf Hitler’s Minister of Propaganda from 1933 to 1945, drew criticism from several members of Congress, the Anti-Defamation League, and others.

(3) LIBERALS “GET THE HELL OUT”: Speaking at the Palm Beach County GOP’s Lincoln Day Dinner in last month, West said of liberals, “Take your message of equality of achievement. … You can take it to Europe, you can take it to the bottom of the sea, you can take it to the North Pole, but get the hell out of the United States of America.” West later tried to walk back the statement, claiming he was only referring to “the message” and not liberals themselves.

(4) “A THREAT TO THE GENE POOL”: In a July 2011 post on the website Red Country, West wrote, “I must confess, when I see anyone with an Obama 2012 bumper sticker, I recognize them as a threat to the gene pool.”

(5) “I’M GOING TO KILL YOU”: Before running for Congress, West had a 22-year career in the military, but left after he abused an Iraqi detainee: “This is it. I’m going to count to five again, and if you don’t give me what I want, I’m going to kill you.” He then fired a shot “a foot” over the detainee’s head.

(6) “NUTS!”: West has often clashed with opponents over the issue of Islam. In August 2011, a chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations asked West to sever ties with anti-Muslim activists. In response, West sent a letter which read only, “I am writing to you with regard [sic] your recent letter: NUTS!” Why West chose this response is a mystery, although he might have been quoting a World War II general who responded that way when the Nazis told him to surrender.

(7) “WE ARE NOT GOING TO HAVE OUR MEN BECOME SUBSERVIENT”: In April 2011, West told a conservative women’s conference that liberal women “have been neutering American men and bringing us to the point of this incredible weakness — to let them know that we are not going to have our men become subservient. That’s what we need you to do. Because if you don’t, then the debt will continue to grow…deficits will continue to grow.”

(8) “BLINDLY FOLLOWING A COMMANDER IN CHIEF”: Talking with radio host Mark Levin last month, West said Generals “have to be very careful about blindly following a commander in chief that really does not have the best intent for our military.” What West did not mention was that officers are constitutionally bound to follow the President’s orders unless they are illegal.

(9) I AM “THE MODERN-DAY HARRIET TUBMAN”: Speaking with O’Reilly Factor guest host Laura Ingraham in August 2011, West said the Democratic party is a “21st-century plantation.” He added, “So I’m here as the modern-day Harriet Tubman, to kind of lead people on the Underground Railroad, away from that plantation into a sense of sensibility.”

(10) “LET THEM GET SHOT AT”: In May 2011, the House narrowly defeated a proposal which would have required President Obama to submit a timetable for withdrawal from Afghanistan. Of those who voted for the bill, West said, “I would take these gentlemen over and let them get shot at a few times and maybe they’d have a different opinion.” This was just months after the shooting of former Rep. Gabby Giffords.

(11) “WE ALSO SHOULD BE CENSORING THE AMERICAN NEWS AGENCIES”: In response to the whistleblower website Wikileaks releasing thousands of pages of diplomatic cables, West declared: “And I think that we also should be censoring the American news agencies which enabled [Julian Assange] to do this and also supported him and applauding him for the efforts.” West later claimed he only called for “censuring” the media. Either way, it would be a First Amendment violation.

(12) “I DON’T KNOW IF IT WAS A KIDNAPPING ATTEMPT”: When West first ran for Congress in 2008, the Arab news network Al Jazeera asked for an interview. West recalled, “But my b.s. flag really went up when [Al Jazeera] said they wanted my address, to pick me up at night. They said they would send a car but wouldn’t tell me where it was going. I don’t know if it was a kidnapping attempt. But I am not going to entrust Al Jazeera with my life. I said, ‘Cancel the interview!’”

(13) RELIGIOUS COEXISTENCE “WOULD GIVE AWAY OUR COUNTRY”: During a March 2011 town hall, West talked about the “Coexist” movement, saying of their bumper stickers: “Every time I see one of those bumper stickers, I look at the person inside that is driving. Because that person represents something that would give away our country. Would give away who we are, our rights and freedoms and liberties because they are afraid to stand up and confront that which is the antithesis, anathema of who we are.”

(14) “GEORGE BUSH GOT SNOOKERED”: During the same town hall, West claimed: “George Bush got snookered into going into some mosque, taking his shoes off, and then saying that Islam was a religion of peace.”

(15) DEMOCRATS SUPPORT “MOST INSIDIOUS FORM OF SLAVERY”: West accused Democrats of supporting the worst form of slavery known today. “The Democratic appetite for ever-increasing redistributionary handouts is in fact the most insidious form of slavery remaining in the world today,” West said.

Charming isn’t he? A man who was kicked out of the military for tactics that went far and above established rules of interrogation.

Anyone listening to the “dog whistles” of Sarah Palin today need to have their heads examined if this is the caliber of “leadership” she promotes.

If for nothing else, John McCain should suffer through history for choosing this dumbbell as a running mate.

This may appeal to the “run Sarah, run!” crowd who can barely think for themselves.   But for the rest of the nation that deserves better than this bilge,you have got to be kidding!

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16 Responses to "ALAN WEST FOR VICE PRESIDENT? REALLY?"

In a field of such odious contenders, introducing this asshat into the arena is just another example of the utter insanity of the GOP.

What a horrible thought. Of course, it would get him out of Florida……………………

“I DON’T KNOW IF IT WAS A KIDNAPPING ATTEMPT”

I just have to say I think he was lying. I just simply don’t believe it.

What a horrible thought. Of course, it would get him out of Florida

Oh no you don’t! This one belongs to y’all. You have to keep him.

If y’all have a chance, go over to Uppity Woman’s place and wish her a happy anniversary. Today marks 4 years that her blog has been with us and Upps giving hell to everyone who deserves it. ;-)

I’d so love to see a For Sale sign on that estate in Palm Beach. :lol:

This guy is not short anything of a dozen. He is flat out batshit crazy!!!

Damn no one wants to take this tool off the Florida Table? We don’t want him at all here.

With regard to Rush Limburger’s Show I here he can’t even get Aryan Nations nor the KKK to advertise there and The Heritage Foundation is issuing a statement:

We at the Heritage foundation usually consider all of our douche bag comments and Idea the paragon of Correctness just want to say Rush is just plain mean…He will not be at our annual dinner this year as the keynote speaker we managed to get some one much nicer Satan will be taking his place.

Is anyone watching the election cr@p on CNN or MSNBC?

I’m watching MSNBC and Current.

And Sarah Palin just excused Rush and slammed the media.

Good grief, your election season is even more bizarre than our last one. You have all my sympathy folks. How can any sane person entertain voting for any of your so-called leaders? Not that I’m being superior – we have what is shaping up to be the worst government and PM in history from a liberal standpoint (the neo-con theocracy types love him).He wants to spend more money on the military and prisons, less on those in need – the seniors, women – sound familiar? We even have MPs introducing bills about personhood of a zygote. Mind you, at least our federal elections commission is investigating claims of voter suppression/redirection – don’t know how long that will last without intense political pressure shutting them down but it’s a bit more than what you have received – so far.
We on the North American continent are so screwed by the so called “conservatives”.
Just for fun, our premier satirist, Rick Mercer, in his latest rant involving the election shennanigans.

http://www.youtube.com/user/MercerReport?ob=0&feature=results_main#p/u/2/HDPaRKXoVeA

Pat said: And Sarah Palin just excused Rush and slammed the media.

Oh geez, what a big surprise. Why is she even relevant any longer? The same goes for Donna B on CNN. I mean, I really don’t care what she thinks about anything. Actually, that could go for both of them.

I can’t watch. Santorum is gaining. It’s drinking time.

BBS: I was simply amazed (not in a good way) at the number of states he won. Scary is not the word.

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