Normally, for a situation to be blown out of proportion, there must be a situation to actually blow out of proportion. And Allen West’s comments to Debbie Wasserman-Schultz are precisely not a situation, but liberals have failed to grasp this common knowledge.
As you read this, those on the Left are cowering in a corner, because due to the email that congressman West sent to congresswoman Wasserman-Schultz, Keith Olbermann thinks that West might actually shoot someone. Because clearly, using the words “vile”, “unprofessional”, and “despicable” are the worst things someone involved in politics has ever said.
Liberals seem to have made a sport of selectively criticizing comments made by elected officials or people in power, especially those who identify as conservatives. It seems that their buddies-in-arms have been given a free pass, so long as they vigorously defend the philosophies of a president who promotes socialist health care plans and flip-flops on more subjects than any president I have heard of. To be fair, I might be made to believe that West was wrong in his comments….if making such comments were not the modus operandi of the Left.
Where was Keith Olbermann and the Congressional Black Caucus when New Black Panther Party thug Malik Zulu Shabazz was saddened by Obama not shooting at white people? And why didn’t the liberal media respond when Bill Maher summed up Newt Gingrich’s popularity:
Let me put your unpopularity in context for you – you’re a Republican and you’re polling behind a black guy ( Herman Cain).
And who can forget who Olbermann himself concluded to be the real culprit of the Oklahoma City bombing:
“What was the more likely cause of the Oklahoma City bombing: talk radio or Bill Clinton and Janet Reno’s hands-on management of Waco, the Branch Davidian compound?…Obviously, the answer is talk radio. Specifically Rush Limbaugh’s hate radio….Frankly, Rush, you have that blood on your hands now and you have had it for 15 years.”
While none of those listed above are government officials like West, this does not exempt them from the same standards everyone else is held to. Allen West had had enough, and responded in kind. It seems that, in his mind, the constant accusations of essentially not caring for the elderly, the sick, and the poor was offensive. This isn’t a far-fetched idea; this is how I envision the mind of a former military officer working.
Many have decried West’s comments as nothing more than personal attacks, but the Left seems to have changed the definition of those words to fit their own agendas. What can we call the remarks made by Sheila Jackson Lee that insinuated that those who disagree with Obama are racists? For liberals, her words are business as usual, and not worthy of criticism on MSNBC.
Any day now, I expect Obama to say that West inherited his ‘hatred’ from president Bush. Because, when all else fails, even when the situation doesn’t call for it, Bush is always the guy one can blame for every issue. Why should now be any different?
We should all applaud congressman West for standing up for his remarks. The only thing that seems unnecessary in the email is the reference to Wasserman-Schultz being “not a lady”. But that’s okay, because the Dems are poised to make a quick buck off the whole thing.
The only question I have is this: how long before Olbermann starts referring to this as “AllenGate”?