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One Apology That's Not In Order (Don't Give In Col West)
IBD Editorials ^ | July 21, 2011 | Staff

Posted on 07/21/2011 4:14:39 PM PDT by Kaslin

Civility: Republican Allen West is refusing to apologize to fellow Floridian and DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz for calling her "vile, unprofessional and despicable." His only fault was omitting "liar" and "hypocrite."

The dust-up between the two Florida House members purportedly started when Schultz stood up in the House chamber and, after West left, blasted him for backing Rep. Paul Ryan's Medicare reform.

That prompted West to fire off an email that, in addition to "vile," called her a "coward" and "not a lady."

But the dust-up really began when Schultz led a protest outside West's campaign headquarters last October and depicted the black Army veteran's Tea Party supporters as racist Nazis.

"Our protest is different," she said, "because I don't see any swastikas, or any pictures of the president in blackface or burned in effigy here."

That pretty much sums up Schultz, who even in a hyperbolically politicized world takes the prize for making blatantly false accusations about the GOP while attributing the worst possible motives to them. A few choice examples:

• On Medicare, she claimed Ryan's plan would "throw you to the wolves, and allow insurance companies to deny you coverage and drop you for pre-existing conditions." It was a total lie, one that FactCheck.org, PolitiFact.com and the Washington Post all called her on.

• On the GOP's efforts to battle voter fraud, she claimed Republicans "want to literally drag us all the way back to Jim Crow laws, and literally — and very transparently — block access to the polls to voters who are more likely to vote for Democratic candidates." PolitiFact.com rated this one false, too.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: allenwest

1 posted on 07/21/2011 4:14:44 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

West give in?

Not in this universe...


2 posted on 07/21/2011 4:17:10 PM PDT by piytar (The Obama Depression. Say it early, say it often. Why? Because it's TRUE.)
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To: Kaslin

They were discussing this on “The Five” this afternoon and the rat anchor/host Bob Beckel referred to Col. Allen West as “this thug”. My head nearly exploded - Fox News can KMA.


3 posted on 07/21/2011 4:22:34 PM PDT by dainbramaged (I lost my mantra around 1969.)
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To: Kaslin
Politics is a sleazy business and Debbie is one of the sleaziest, so don't be going all sensitive on us. Debbie, the attack dog with a sensitive side.
4 posted on 07/21/2011 4:23:18 PM PDT by oldbrowser (They're socialists don't call them liberals)
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To: piytar

DNC Chairwoman Doobie Washerwoman Schlutz. A real piece of work!


5 posted on 07/21/2011 4:24:31 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Kaslin

I do not believe he will give in. But, it would be nice if just ONE pansy ass republican would come to his defense and call these people racist for attacking a black man! The Powderpuff party does not know how to protect their innocent lions. It is about time somebody called out someone in this corrupt D party.


6 posted on 07/21/2011 4:29:28 PM PDT by Conservative9
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To: Kaslin

I know very little about West - but off the top of my head I’d say he’d make a good VP for Sarah.


7 posted on 07/21/2011 4:30:46 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Conservative9

Debbie Wasserman-Shultz (sp? eh- who cares) is just a RACIST for disagreeing with Colonel West

She only said those things about him because he is a black man


8 posted on 07/21/2011 4:31:54 PM PDT by Mr. K (CAPSLOCK! -Unleash the fury! [Palin/Bachman 2012- unbeatable ticket])
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To: Kaslin
Rep (Lt Col) West has had experience with ducking real bullets and people trying to kill him. Anything that Ms. Frizzy can throw at him is unwelcome but harmless by comparison.
9 posted on 07/21/2011 4:37:14 PM PDT by JPG (Palin '12)
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To: dainbramaged

I watch the show and I actually like it, but as soon as he opens his trap I mute my TV


10 posted on 07/21/2011 4:37:53 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: All

Debbie WashmyShorts reminds me of the homely leftist skanks at college beach parties screeching about sexism in the 80’s. She is ugly and mean and now has some political power. People please don’t disregard how dangerous her mouth is today. She is a woman scorned by her own gender and will use all her power to pay people back. Like a young Hillary Clinton.


11 posted on 07/21/2011 4:39:01 PM PDT by liberty or death
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To: dainbramaged

“”Bob Beckel referred to Col. Allen West as “this thug”.””

Why on earth aren’t Republicans out there screaming “racist” at that witch? She says her constituents are Medicare recipients. Are they all brain dead or does someone else vote for them? HA - she’s a dem so of course, they have help!

I just noticed your screen name....We’re all going to be that way if this fool and his administration doesn’t get out of town soon!


12 posted on 07/21/2011 4:41:20 PM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: presently no screen name
I know very little about West - but off the top of my head I’d say he’d make a good VP for Sarah

That's my dream ticket, bro. I go to bed at night praying for it to happen.

13 posted on 07/21/2011 4:43:09 PM PDT by NurdlyPeon (Sarah Palin: America's last, best hope for survival.)
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To: Conservative9

“”But, it would be nice if just ONE pansy ass republican would come to his defense and call these people racist for attacking a black man!””

YES YES YES!!!! I would love to see congressional sessions performed like the British Parliament! Just once would be nice...


14 posted on 07/21/2011 4:43:45 PM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: Kaslin

Dubya Schultz strikes again!


15 posted on 07/21/2011 4:45:25 PM PDT by cookcounty (Nullius in Verba. "Take no man's word for it.")
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To: liberty or death

“”She is ugly and mean””

Isn’t it strange that you don’t even need to know their (females) party affiliation once you’ve seen their faces?


16 posted on 07/21/2011 4:45:41 PM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: Kaslin
To be fair, Schultz did make one entirely true statement recently, saying of Obama and her fellow Democrats that "we own the economy."

Indeed they do, and just look at the mess they've made of it. Now that's something to really apologize for.



17 posted on 07/21/2011 4:49:24 PM PDT by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: dainbramaged
I am so sad at what a dud Fox is becoming. I've pretty much stopped watching because I'm afraid I might catch glimpse of the Self-hating Jew who's trying to pass for Hispanic...

I do still watch Fox Biz.

18 posted on 07/21/2011 4:51:56 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: NurdlyPeon

“...The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much”.

If she announces, I’m going to checking him out. Couldn’t think of anyone who she would select - just didn’t seem there was anyone of her caliber and then I read this. It just struck me, he maybe the one.


19 posted on 07/21/2011 4:52:25 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Conservative9

“I do not believe he will give in. But, it would be nice if just ONE pansy ass republican would come to his defense and call these people racist for attacking a black man! The Powderpuff party does not know how to protect their innocent lions. It is about time somebody called out someone in this corrupt D party.”

This is one of the reasons the Republican Party is losing its core base, the Tea Party.


20 posted on 07/21/2011 4:55:52 PM PDT by doc
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To: Tzimisce

Very well said, and especially with the unemployment going up again


21 posted on 07/21/2011 5:04:58 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: presently no screen name

COl West is a hero who saved his troops


22 posted on 07/21/2011 5:09:04 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

How would you like to wake up in the morning and hear this Bitch yapping?


23 posted on 07/21/2011 5:10:21 PM PDT by mortal19440
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To: Kaslin

FOX Network are not doing themselves any favors by showing Beckel and Colmes. The two have no contributions to make whatsoever.


24 posted on 07/21/2011 5:17:12 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: Kaslin
he left out FUGLY tooo...
25 posted on 07/21/2011 5:17:35 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: 353FMG
FOX Network are not doing themselves any favors by showing Beckel and Colmes. The two have no contributions to make whatsoever.

I am just curious if you ever watch FOX News? Fox Network has nothing to do with the cable news channel. No one has to listen to to these 2 lunatics or any other liberal lunatic. That is why you have a remote control.

26 posted on 07/21/2011 5:26:58 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin
I peruse several liberal/progressive sites and this story really isn't making a lot of waves. Col West is not your typical spineless, gutless, feckless, craven pubbie and they are treading where libtarts rarely tread

Libtards know DSW is stepping into an abyss poking Col West in the eye and could experience some serious blowback from blacks and minorities

Also they know DSW was breaking congressional house rules and will be used to shut her pie hole since the house is run by the GOP

27 posted on 07/21/2011 5:30:09 PM PDT by Popman (Obama. First Marxist to turn a five year Marxist plan into a 4 year administration.)
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To: mortal19440

I’d go to bed drunk, and puke when I saw her face in the morning!


28 posted on 07/21/2011 5:30:16 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Thank You Rush

Just defend him and leave the racist stuff out of it


29 posted on 07/21/2011 5:54:09 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Kaslin

So it’s about others ‘We the People’ and not himself. OK now. So that’s a bit of confirmation that I felt he is of the caliber of SARAH but yet know so little about him. Thanks.


30 posted on 07/21/2011 6:04:23 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: dainbramaged
Pretty funny that a guy (Beckel) being extorted by a 21-year old hooker (who he paid by check), would impugn the character of an Army officer and congressman like that. Smoking Gun Must be his service in the Peace Corps and Democrat heritage that give him such moral superiority.
31 posted on 07/21/2011 6:13:27 PM PDT by Gee Wally
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To: dainbramaged; All

Can you imagine....... If a white Pubbie said that about a Black DemocRAT? Sheila Jackson Lee would be on the House floor screaming “racism” as would many others.


32 posted on 07/22/2011 12:11:52 AM PDT by no dems (Never miss a chance to say "I love you" because you may never get the chance to say "goodbye".)
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To: Kaslin
I support anyone who doesn't apologize for saying what is true.
33 posted on 07/22/2011 5:37:26 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Public schools = TSA: incompetent, abusive, anti-American. Why are we putting up with either one?)
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