Read time: 2 minutes

The Secret Service Needs To Have A Talk With Former Rep. Allen West

You don't get to threaten the President this way.
The Secret Service Needs To Have A Talk With Former Rep. Allen West

Allen West does not want the President to take any executive action, no matter how mild, on guns. This comes as no surprise, given West's past history as a crazed wingnut who thinks torture is just AOK.

But he went just a tad too far in his latest blog post, and crossed the line from simply protesting President Obama's executive actions to threatening him if he implements them.

"This is your final year as president of the United States so let us come to an agreement," West wrote. "You leave us alone and we, the American people, will let you stay and finish your term."

We will LET you finish your term. What we is that, Mr. West? Would that be the "we" that consists of former military personnel who would like to bring some kind of a coup on the United States? Are we now in the America of 1963, where the CIA and military had so much resentment built up about the Bay of Pigs that they exercised their ungranted powers of pre-emption?

To reinforce the threat, West continued, "Heed these words of counsel. Our American blood is descended from men and women who rejected tyranny — so shall we honor their memory."

This is the verbal equivalent of a horse's head warning. Coming from a retired military officer and former Representative, it should be taken as a very real physical threat against the President, and a call to arms for every lunatic with a gun out there.

At the end of West's post, he "orders" President Obama to "stand down."

Screw that.

If we don't take a stand on this gun issue and back the President on this all the way down the line, they're just going to get stronger and more determined. Let's have his back on this one, okay?

Can you help us out?

For 16 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit. We work 7 days a week, 16 hours a day for our labor of love, but with rising hosting and associated costs, we need your help! Could you donate $20 for 2020? Please consider a one time or recurring donation of whatever amount you can spare, or consider subscribing for an ad-free experience. It will be greatly appreciated and help us continue our mission of exposing the real FAKE NEWS!

More C&L Coverage

Comments

NOTE: We will be changing to a new commenting platform in the next couple of weeks. We will supply more details as we get closer to the change. We understand some users are having problems with comments loading and this will hopefully remedy that problem

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.