Allen West Calls TEA Partiers "Schizophrenic"

Florida Rep. Allen West, whom many conservatives had thought to be their man, voted for House Speaker John Boehner’s plan that would increase the U.S. debt ceiling by $900 billion.
22 stalwart conservative Republicans refused to vote for Boehner’s plan, including Minnesota’s Michelle Bachmann and California’s Tom McClintock. (For the other 20, go here.) Florida’s Allen West is not one of the 22.
On the Laura Ingraham show, West defends his vote and calls the TEA Partiers — whose support got him into the House — schizophrenic:

“…one minute they’re saying I’m their tea party hero, and, what, three, four days later I’m a tea party defector, you know, that kind of schizophrenia I’m not going to get involved in.”

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The dictionary defines schizophrenia as:

  1. Psychiatry. Also called dementia praecox. a severe mental disorder characterized by some, but not necessarily all, of the following features: emotional blunting, intellectual deterioration, social isolation, disorganized speech and behavior, delusions, and hallucinations.
  2. A state characterized by the coexistence of contradictory or incompatible elements.

Mr. West, if anyone is “schizophrenic” — loosely defined as being self-contradictory — it is you. The TEA Partiers are not being contradictory at all. In fact, our disapproval of your vote for the Boehner plan is entirely consistent with our beliefs and principles.
But you may be right about us being “schizophrenic” in the “delusions” and “hallucinations” sense, for when we once thought you to be our conservative hero, we must have been delusional and hallucinatory.
H/t Judith.
~Eowyn

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heavychevy
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Fine Mr. West that’s more money I can keep in my pocket since you obviously no longer need it.

 
DCG
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DCG

Sigh…my crush on him is so over 🙂

 
heavychevy
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Since I get a lot of communique from Allen West’s camp I will have a surprise for them the next time they beg for money.

 
tina
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tina

I was taken back by his comment and his actions. Sounds as if “the establishment” may be getting to him, boy,I hope not.

 
Anonymous
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Just goes to show you… either he didn’t understand or DC is that corruptive.

 
Dave
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Dave

All I can say is, WTF?
-Dave

 
lowtechgrannie
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lowtechgrannie

I think the RINOs and Neo-con think tanks did a headtrip on him.

 
Jim Satnan
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West is getting too full of himself now that we got him in, he stabs us in the back with derogatory, put-downs we hardly deserve. I do not forget. He’s no better than the other establishment clowns in office. He fits right into this self-serving hypocacy agenda and folks are able to see what he’s really made — he is another Republican who stabbed us in the back.