The hypocrisy of the left is truly remarkable...When a Democrat can rant on the House Floor like Alan Grayson and others...that's okay...
But how DARE a Republican speak out against the blatant lies being spewed by a fellow House Representative as Rep Allen West did in response to the lies being told by Rep Wasserman-Schultz regarding the oft-repeated lie about Republicans wanting to hurt senior citizens with proposed cuts in spending...
I say good on ya, Lt Col West! Tired of Republican "leaders" just allowing the Democrats to run roughshod all over them and them not fighting back. About time someone spoke up!!
"It's unfortunate," Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo., said. He could not say whether the CBC would seek to discipline its only Republican member, but claimed lawmakers were upset the incident has brought "undue attention" to the caucus.
West fired off an email Tuesday to Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, calling her "vile, despicable and cowardly" for calling into question his stance on Medicare on the House floor.
The CBC was planning to discuss the email at its weekly meeting Wednesday, but votes got in the way and the caucus now plans to discuss the issue at a later date.
In the meantime, Cleaver said, "I'm going to talk to him."
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., another member of the CBC, said he was "shocked" to see the language West had employed.
"We have really got to make sure that we maintain a high level of civility," he said.
Elsewhere, House Democrats' campaign arm quickly seized on the exchange, blasting out a fundraising pitch Wednesday asking donors to help them raise $100,000 toward defeating West next fall.
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Rep. Steve Israel called his email "disgraceful" and "hate-filled," urging supporters to make sure Republicans "don't forget this moment."
West, though, stood by the email.
"I think it's important to stake my ground," West told Fox News. "It was about enough is enough, and it's my right to say that. She is the one elevating this."
In her remarks on the House floor, Wasserman Schultz had said: "The gentleman from Florida, who represents thousands of Medicare beneficiaries, as do I, is supportive of this plan that would increase costs for Medicare beneficiaries. Unbelievable from a member from south Florida."
She was alluding to a GOP-backed bill to reduce the debt and amend the Constitution to require a balanced federal . The House later approved the bill 234-190, but it is unlikely to pass the Democratic Senate.
West, who is in his first term, wasn't shy about his online outburst. He sent his email to numerous lawmakers, as well as Wasserman Schultz and other congressional leaders. The subject line of the email: "Unprofessional and Inappropriate Sophomoric Behavior from Wasserman Schultz."
The e-mail said: "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."
West also wrote that Wasserman Schultz has proven "that you are not a Lady" and "shall not be afforded due respect from me!" He said he was alerting House leaders to her "heinous characterless behavior."
Yeah...just the thought of him wiping the floor with Obama in a debate is a sweet one, indeed...would love to see him replace that empty suit in the WH!
Debbie Whatsser-face Schultz seems to have selective memory:
They are afraid of Allen West, because he won't stay down on the Progressive Plantation with them. For Lt Col West, being forced onto the plantation, is like Mammy, trying to squeeze Scarlet O'Hara, into a corset, two sizes too small.... "It ain't fit'n, it just ain't fit'n!"
I wish Congressman Lt Col Allen West would run, in 2012, but he will make a wonderful president, when he does, decide to run.