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It has been a long while since we have heard from the only member of Congress to mount a serious challenge to Louie Gohmert's title of America's Dumbest Congressman. What has former Rep. Allen West been up to these days?
Oprah may have inadvertently revealed the real reason for the government takeover of health care: “racist cleansing” http://t.co/... — @AllenWest
Oh dear. Oprah noted that racism will get better as older generations of racists die off; racists, however, seemed to take it as a direct threat against them, and leave it to not-Gohmert to tie the strings together and find how this must all be related to reforming health care, somehow. The explication of this thought on West's website, which was not written by Allen West (he had a book cover to pose for, I believe), delivers on the promise with a post entitled Is Obamacare's true objective "racist cleansing?":
[T]he cuts in Medicare, leading to fewer doctors treating seniors, leading to a reduction in access to care and therefore the rationing of care itself is part and parcel of the grand plan to actually hasten the death of all the old, white racists.
All right, I do not think we need to check in with former Rep. Allen West anymore. I think this has been a mistake.
Originally posted to Hunter on Wed Nov 20, 2013 at 11:45 AM PST.