Florida GOP Congressman Allen West this afternoon dispatched a scathing personal email to Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, calling her “vile, unprofessional , and despicable,” “a coward,” “characterless,” and “not a Lady,” and demanding that she “shut the heck up.”
Wasserman Schultz, in whose neighboring South Florida district West lives, provoked his tirade with remarks after he left the House floor today, in which she responded — without naming him — to the Tea Party freshman’s support for “Cut, Cap, and Balance” legislation to raise the debt ceiling.
“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,” Wasserman Schultz said, saying the legislation “slashes Medicaid and critical investments essential to winning the future in favor of protecting tax breaks for Big Oil, millionaires, and companies who ship American jobs overseas.”
Her criticism of the legislation — more or less what most Democrats are saying today — provoked a furious response. West copied members of House Republican and Democratic leadership on the email, as well as his chief-of-staff, Jonathan Blyth.
The full email:From: Z112 West, Allen
Sent: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 04:48 PM
To: Wasserman Schultz, Debbie
Cc: McCarthy, Kevin; Blyth, Jonathan; Pelosi, Nancy; Cantor, Eric
Subject: Unprofessional and Inappropriate Sophomoric Behavior from Wasserman-SchultzLook, 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. Focus on your own congressional district!
I stand with Congressman West completely. There’s no reason not to confront the DemLeft on every asinine claim they make, point by point.
Wasserman is the gift that keeps on giving:
Some of Debbie’s greatest hits:
Veterans can’t be victims of hate crimes:
Republicans want to make ILLEGAL immigration a crime.
Hint, Debbie: It already IS a federal crime.
She’s a scatterbrained moonbat.
Congressman Allen West (LTC, U.S. Army RET) is a tough, no nonsense guy whose unwavering courage saved the lives of his Soldiers. The PC chickenshits in the Army hierarchy wanted to courts-martial him, unsuccessfully.
Debbie, you picked a fight with a Soldier. Time for you to retreat before you get what’s left of your chewed ass handed to you.
Wasserman is just one of the vile, despicable members of the DemLeft.
When it comes to “civility” the Left poisoned that well a while ago. Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachmann and other GOP women get all kinds of vulgar tripe leveled at them for being fiscally conservative and patriotic.
I hope Allen West takes the opportunity to slam Pelosi, Reid, Durbin, Hoyer, Stark, Jackson-Lee, Rangel, Kucinich, Moran, gawd the list is endless.
To paraphrase a quote I once read: I don’t like being the first person to the gutter, but I have less of a problem with being the second.
As far as I’m concerned, the Dems really started getting dirty and mealy-mouthed right after the 2000 election and it’s only gotten worse. We cannot just sit back on our heels and take it. Their behavior is a matter of public record and it’s not enough to act as if it doesn’t matter. There’s too many morons out there who continue to vote these assclowns back into office.
When I read articles that describe how stupid Obama and his Dem comrades think Americans are, I begin to wonder if that’s true, but not for the same reasons he thinks.
It’s time to take off the kid gloves and put on the brass knuckles, folks.
- Finally… a worthy response to Wasserman Schultz (bokertov.typepad.com)
- Rep. West Stands by Email Calling Wasserman Schultz ‘Vile, Despicable and Cowardly’ (foxnews.com)