Yesterday, the liberal outrage du jour centered around one my most favorite members of the House: Lieutenant Colonel Allen West. Not only is he incredibly informed, intelligent, sharp and quick but he’s also gutsy and direct. Yesterday’s uproar stemmed from an email sent to Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz, also a Congressional Representative from Florida.
How it started:
The direct insult, made on the floor of the House begins at 1:02 of this video. Before watching, be forwarned that you will be exposed to the exact same talking points the White House is circulating (i.e. “shared sacrifice,” “millionaires and billionaire,” “Bush Tax Cuts,” “Winning the Future,” “Big Oil” and other carefully devised untruths). Her passive agressive assault ends at 1:26:
So, Representative West responded with the following email (I’ve highlighted my favorite parts):
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-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)
Representative Wasserman Schultz took the email public. And that’s when the liberal tomfoolery began. Never mind that liberals jump to defend Bill Maher when he and his guests continually lambast women on HBO’s Real Time, or how the liberal state-run media constantly malign Sarah Palin and really any woman who is not liberal for. No, no — it was Congressman West who was clearly out of line, and behind Congressman West is the Tea Party, herego, it’s once again, the mean, evil Tea Parties fault! At least that’s the “rational” MSNBC purports.
When asked if he would apologize, Representative West responded, saying , “that’s not happening.” I don’t blame him and neither should you.
For years, liberals, by way of the state-controlled media have called us racists, ignorant, stupid, uneducated, religious fanatics who couldn’t find our way out of a paper sack. Enough is enough. I maintain that on the whole, people who value family, hard work, effort and conservative principles, as a by-product, also tend to have better manners (of course we all know at least one person that makes a cringe…every village has its idiot) and are more inclined to keep their mouths shut because that’s what respect and class dictate.
But Representative West is absolutely right. We have the right to fight for our honor. Had we done so sooner, we might not be in this mess. Our quietness has been misconstrued as complicity, complicity in the debt fiasco, revenue shortfalls, 9/11 and the socialist liberal agenda that seeks to dismantle everything that makes America great. We should not continue to sit quietly and defenseless as we are pounded in a verbal onslaught. We need to speak up, if not for our own honor, for America’s. Unquestioned, uncontested lies become “truth” (at least in the minds of the masses) and these “truths” will be the end of America as we know it.
I’ve had conversations with quite a few people about this administration’s current policies. Like most individuals, they simply take the news for face value, and being busy with work, life and families, don’t take much time to dig any deeper. These conversations always start off the same: (they like to ask because they know I follow politics more than any sane person should) they bring up a headline, ask me if I’ve heard about it and then follow up by asking me what I think. Never shy to share my opinion (particularly when asked), I share simple facts on the issue. Facts like, yes, Social Security checks will be paid and actually, Obamacare requires employers with over fifty employers to provide healthcare (a friend just starting a small business wasn’t happy about this one) and [insert more truth here]. Every single time, they walk away “with something to think about.” That “something to think about” prompts them to investigate and ultimately they realize the truth.
The truth always goes further than a lie. If we do not speak up for ourselves and speak up for America, who will? We cannot and should not be afraid to confront those that would seek to discredit us and what we believe. Representative West perfectly displayed how we should speak up for ourselves and the truth: with class and dignity. He deserves our gratitude and thanks, not just for putting his life on the line for freedom, but for reminding us what it looks like to boldly and rightly stand up to adversity.