Yesterday in Palm Beach, one of the right wing’s deranged heroes, Allen West, took a break from trying to end funding for NPR and repeal the 14th Amendment to deliver an especially nasty speech in which he told President Obama, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, and Debbie Wasserman-Schultz to “take their message of equality” and “get the hell out of the United States of America.”
This is a battlefield that we must stand upon and we need to let president Obama, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and my dear friend, the chairman of the Democrat National Committee [Debbie Wasserman-Schultz], we need to let them know that Florida is not on the table. Take your message of equality of achievement, take your message of economic dependency, and take your message of enslaving the entrepreneurial will and spirit of the American people somewhere else. 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.
Today, in time-tested right wing demagogue fashion, he’s blaming the news media for reporting his words, and simply lying about what he said.
WEST: The other thing is that I did not refer to any person leaving. If you go back and read the transcript of the message that I gave, it was about equality of achievement, it was about economic dependence, it was about enslaving the American entrepreneur’s will and spirit. That message needs to leave this country. And that was what I was referring to. And I think that anyone that sat back and looked at the entirety of that 12 minute, 45 second speech would understand that we’re talking about a contrast of visions of this country.