Tea Party darling and admitted torturer Allen West has become notorious for pushing the envelope of the GOP Right further towards the extremist fringe. Speaking to an audience of Republicans in Palm Beach, West took a hard right turn into the realm of classic fascism, by rhetorically calling for the expulsion from the U.S. of the leaders of the largest political party in America. The Republican audience cheered West's suggestion.
Here is Allen West speaking to a Republican crowd in Florida: -'This is a battlefield that we must stand upon and we need to let president Obama, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and my dear friend, the chairman of the democrat national committee, we need to let them know that Florida is not on the table. Take your message of equality of achievement, take your message of economic dependency, and take your message of enslaving the entrepreneurial will and spirit of the American people somewhere else. You can take it to Europe, you can take it to the bottom of the sea, you can take it to the North Pole, but get the hell out of the United States of America.'
This is a dangerous escalation in the Republican Right's demonization of the Democratic Party and its leaders. West's incendiary rhetoric needs to be condemned in the strongest terms by Americans of all political persuasions who value maintaining a civil discourse, that's so necessary to maintaining the viability of any democracy.
When an Office Holder, or one that has been found out, can’t think of anything to deliver a speech on, he always falls back on the good old subject, AMERICANISM. ~ Will Rogers