Allen West Calls TEA Partiers "Schizophrenic"

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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.”

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.

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0 responses to “Allen West Calls TEA Partiers "Schizophrenic"

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

  2. Sigh…my crush on him is so over 🙂

  3. 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.

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

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

    • lowtechgrannie

      The typical scenario for congressional freshmen is that they attend a bootcamp when congress is in recess. The Dems bootcamp is put on by the Harvard University Kennedy School of Politics and the Repubs go through the Heritage Foundation factory.
      Heritage is always called “conservative” by the media, but the guys running the show at Heritage are nothing close to what grassroots consider conservative. They think tea partiers are naive and simplistic but we’re useful for the crowd scenes in their political theater. Ed Feulner, top dog at Heritage, facilitated the US side of the US/Soviet Education and Technology Trade Agreement back in the 1980s. His issues are NOT our issues.

  6. All I can say is, WTF?

  7. lowtechgrannie

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

    • lowtechgrannie

      Sage, I’ll pass your comment on to her. I know she’ll appreciate it. I’ve been very busy for the past few weeks. When the pace slows down, I’ll post some of her articles here. Her specialty is deep research of the Wolves in Sheeps’ clothing within the conserative movement. Lately she’s been trying to wise up her local tea party groups who’vebeen snookered by the smooth-talking infiltrators.

  8. 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.


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