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This above video of Debbie Wasserman Schultz from the House floor provoked Rep. Alan West, another new favorite plaything of the wingnuts and the Villagers, to new lows of incivility, proving yet again how really thin-skinned he is.
Florida GOP Congressman Allen West this afternoon dispatched a scathing personal email to Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, calling her "vile, unprofessional ,and despicable," "a coward," "characterless," and "not a Lady," and demanding that she "shut the heck up."
Wasserman Schultz, in whose neighboring South Florida district West lives, provoked his tirade with remarks after he left the House floor today, in which she responded -- without naming him -- to the Tea Party freshman's support for "Cut, Cap, and Balance" legislation to raise the debt ceiling.
"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."
Her criticism of the legislation -- more or less what most Democrats are saying today -- provoked a furious response. West copied members of House Republican and Democratic leadership on the email, as well as his chief-of-staff, Jonathan Blyth.
So the new Tea Party creed is 'Shut the Heck Up!' Can you imagine if anyone from the Democratic Party told Sarah Palin to shut the heck up? OMG, the seas would part with the fire of hatred from the entire Fox News team. Yet I'm sure David Gregory will snap West up on Meet the Press as soon as he can come on again. Liberals would be vilified and banished from news shows for a similar type of outburst.
This man has a screw loose and doesn't try to hide it. Maybe he can try to "act like a man." Was the Republican bill titled Cut, Cap, and the Unbalanced?