Politico has the email West sent after Wasserman Schultz (liberal Congresscritter and head of the DNC) lied about West’s position on the budget. According to Politico, Wasserman-Schultz had this to say:
“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.”
Which is the usual line of nonsense we get from our liberals – a pack of lies which bear no relation to the facts. What is different is how Rep. West responded. Here goes:
Subject: Unprofessional and Inappropriate Sophomoric Behavior from Wasserman-Schultz
Look, 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 am bringing your actions today to our Majority Leader and Majority Whip and from this time forward, understand that I shall defend myself forthright against your heinous characterless behavior……which dates back to the disgusting protest you ordered at my campaign hqs, October 2010 in Deerfield Beach.
You have proven repeatedly that you are not a Lady, therefore, shall not be afforded due respect from me!
Steadfast and Loyal
Congressman Allen B West (R-FL)
It is regrettable that it has to be like this – but it is also way past time we stopped pretending that our liberal, Democrat opponents want an honest, open debate. They want us out of the way – completely incapable of stopping them from doing whatever comes to mind. Whether it is making corrupt deals with their crony capitalists or funding projects which benefit themselves and their donors, Democrats just don’t want to be bothered with pesky Republicans. As they can’t out-argue us (one cannot actually defend the corrupt system), they prefer to intimidate us in to silence. It is hard upon a person to endure insults – even when we are sure we’re right, most of us usually wonder what we did wrong to provoke the other person. By means of slander, Democrats have very often got us to cave. But a clearer mind leads to a better understanding – West knows he’s done nothing wrong; he’s just being slandered because as an effective opponent of liberal Democrats, he has to go.
And so West’s intemperate but entirely reasonable response – it is the best way to let Wasserman Schultz, and the rest of the liberals, know that he, West, won’t be intimidated. They can continue to lie all they want, but it won’t alter West’s point of view nor his determination to see liberalism on the ash heap of history.
All the talk of “new tone” is just Democrat code for “we can be as despicable as we want; you GOPers just have to sit there and take it”. West isn’t having any of it – and neither am I. This isn’t a matter of hatred or revenge, it is a matter of not letting them win by being nasty. Fire right back at them – they lie, call them liars; they act vile, tell them they are being vile. No shame in it and, indeed, by speaking the truth, we’ll be clearing the air.