The hate-spewing war criminal from South Florida was at it again this weekend, claiming exclusive rights to this country for his right-wing intolerant, selfish, racist, violent bretheren.
I hadn’t yet seen it when some mentally challenged friend of a right-wing email buddy of David’s hit “reply all” and sent the email to him, complete with this brilliant subject line:
Allen West, Congrassman from Fla blasts the commi’s
If that doesn’t tell you enough about West’s constituency, here’s how the body of the message read:
Rep. Allen West – “Obama, Reid, Pelosi, get the hell out of the USA” – 28 January 2012. You guys have to watch this video. 2 minutes. I getting goose bumps. And this on the eve of Obama being denied running in Georgia due to citizenship status. Holy moly.
He’s getting goose bumps. I’m getting nauseous.
Allen West says Bring it on? OK, we will. First of all, West isn’t going to win re-election in Florida’s 22nd district. Not because he has such great competition (he doesn’t). But with the 2010 Census came two more congressional districts for Florida, and the district he’s in right now will most likely become an even more democratic one (that’s democratic Allen, with an IC on the end).
Second, West is attracting lots of attention from people like me who want him out of office because of the things he says and does… Cue Credo’s SuperPAC who today launched Take Down the Tea Party Ten! This morning, I spoke with Matthew Arnold, campaign manager of the Credo SuperPAC, who explained what it’s all about.
There are still four slots open, so if you think your Tea Party nut can hang with West and the other five, get on over there now!
West and his fellow thugs on the GOP side of the aisle have been railing against the Occupy movement. Darrell Issa held hearings last week to pressure the DC Parks Police into enforcing no camping rules. Today at noon was the deadline to remove all camping equipment from both Occupy encampments at McPherson Square and Freedom Plaza. I called Kevin Zeese on the show this morning, one of the organizers of the Freedom Plaza camp, to get his take on what was happening today.
This weekend brought more violent clashes between police and protesters in NY and Oakland. Joshua Holland wrote about the Oakland march that brought out riot police and 400 arrests for AlterNet. And videographer Tim Poole explained what went on last night in NYC as OWS held a solidarity march for Occupy Oakland:
Another disheartening development of the police actions against the Occupy protesters is that they’re arresting journalists! The group Reporters Without Borders keeps tabs on the freedom of the press in nations around the world. The 2011-2012 Press Freedom Index was just released, and the US fell 27 places – from number 20 to 47.
The United States (47th) also owed its fall of 27 places to the many arrests of journalist covering Occupy Wall Street protests.
If it’s Sunday, it’s time for Republicans on the Sunday news shows. And they are determined to show us that they are playing in an entirely different reality, a entirely different set of rules and an entirely different idea of how government works.
For example, Newt Gingrich thinks the reason that he did so badly in the Florida debates didn’t have to do with his own grandiose ideas of his debating abilities flying in the face of reality but because how could he expect to deal with such massive lies from Mitt Romney?
The Newster isn’t done complaining yet. The man who has Sheldon Adelson financing his own attack ads complains that Mitt Romney has a “policy of carpet bombing’ opponents. Poor widdle Newtie doesn’t like the rough and tumble of presidential politics? He should try having to convince a third of this congenitally stupid country that he wasn’t born in Kenya.
But I tire of Newt and his complaining (there are more clips on the site), so let’s move to another complainer: Ron Paul. Ron Paul says that the TSA searches violate our Fourth Amendment rights. He may have a point, but I think I’d find it more compelling if his answer wasn’t to allow airport security be privatized. Because a private company patting you down is less of a violation?
Ayn Rand’s pin up boy, Paul Ryan, is bothered by the attacks of capitalism by the GOP candidates. It has to be Barack Obama’s fault. No, really. And it’s up to the GOP to defend the morality of the free enterprise system.
And RNC Chair Reince Preibus adds his own bit of Barack Obama is to blame for everything to the national dialogue by likening the President of the United States to Captain Schettino, the cruise line captain who ran the ship aground and abandoned it, leaving passengers to die. Can you imagine the pearl clutching if some Democrat has spoken of Bush like that?
And because I want to end with a good guffaw, the irrelevant Michele Bachman told Bob Schieffer that the tea party ‘has only been a force for good.’ Riiiiigggghhhhttt.
And I brought this clip from the wonderful Up with Chris Hayes! NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman was on, talking about the new bank fraud task force he’ll be co-chairing