Allen West Makes It Clear He's Not Apologizing, Then Complains About Getting Attention

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It's time for a little Pulp told-you-so: Rep. Allen West says an apology to Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz over his email rant "is not happening."

He's also upset as to why people are giving attention to all of the name-calling he dropped in his email.

West went onto Fox Business Network today saying he was simply defending his honor with the email and is unsure why Wasserman Schultz would release a "private email" to the public.

Here's what West told Fox's Stuart Varney about apologizing to Wasserman Schultz:

"That is not happening. This is a pattern I referred to in that email that goes back to 2010. Finally I think I have the right to stand up and defend my honor and make sure that this type of activity does cease. I sent her a private email; she decided to make it public by releasing it to the news media."

West goes on to say he was using militaryspeak in the email and doesn't know the code words used by Washington insiders:

"There are certain ways we speak in the military, and I guess I have not learned the D.C. insider talk that these people are used to. Don't poke me in the chest. That's the bottom line to that exchange."

The conversation then morphed into the debt ceiling and the country's credit rating, in which he reiterated the GOP stance that "any type of tax hikes are off the table."

West then took to Twitter, apparently confused as to why his statements were garnering so much attention:

U.S is in crisis & everyone wants to talk about congressional members not getting along,it's insulting to Americans to waste airtime on thisless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply


Maybe it's because just about every registered Democrat and their grandmother has been saying they're outraged by the congressman's comments.

In early polling results from the Pulp's extremely unscientific poll, 77.61 percent of readers say West should apologize, 10.45 percent say he shouldn't, and 11.94 percent say Wasserman Schultz is the one who needs to apologize.


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Diogenes6670
Diogenes6670

Dear Fellow Commenters:

Do you think it's at all possible to refrain from name-calling and demagoguery and stay focused on the issues.  I'm appalled at the level of inane and insulting discourse here.  Sure, you have a right to publicly demonstrate your absence of anything intelligent to say, but can you try to stop exercising that right?  You're embarrassing yourself.

Perhaps you might try listening to Sunday morning television news programming.

Thank you.

First Hand
First Hand

The Tea Bag is my nuts in your mothers mouth. Scumbag Commie Dem. : )

First Hand
First Hand

You Democrats and Libs are a bunch of Racists. Anyone who disagrees with West is a Racist.

Poetic Justice Huh!

I remeber all you Lefty nut bags saying that people who are critical of Obozo are Racists; Now your chickens have come home to roost.  LOL @ You Left Wing Bigots.

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First Hand
First Hand

Wasserman Schultz is a RACIST - She attacked Allen West because he is Black.

How dare you people say anything critical of the victim of RACISM and Defend the RACIST Debbie Wasserman Schultz! 

Damn RACIST Democrats and Liberals 

nanook5
nanook5

yep...saying that reps that refuse to protect their elderly constituents should reconsider, there's so much racism in that statement it should give you, like, a nice dinner with david duke, or something....sigh

Virgil Starkwell
Virgil Starkwell

Sometimes I think you are intentionally posting idiotic comments. No one could be that stupid.

The Pulp Blog
The Pulp Blog

Did the rest of the Congressional Black Caucus call West outrageous because they're racist too?

military kid
military kid

Isn't it wonderful that men and women like Allen West put their lives on the line so misfits like you have the freedom to make stupid comments like this. Find an island to live on and don't ask for help when the enemy comes for you.

Archer1346
Archer1346

I think he put that other guy's life on the line... Isn't that what got him drummed out of the service?

KennyPowersII
KennyPowersII

Heard you the first time and it is still inane.

military kid
military kid

Isn't in wonderful that men and women like Allen West put their lives on the line to insure misfits like you will have the freedom to make stupid comments like this. Find an island to live on and see who helps when the enemy comes for you. 

nanook5
nanook5

yep, we'd all be smoking craters in the ground if west hadn't found them wmds..

Virgil Starkwell
Virgil Starkwell

The first amendment has existed long before Allen West ever wore a military uniform. And get your facts straight. West fights for the Military Industrial complex, Big Oil and the rest of the Fortune 500. We the people have received nothing from the war West participated in and our first amendment rights have not been in jeopardy.

One of the most decorated marines in U.S. history refered to himself as a "gangster for capitalism", explaining that he was muscle for Big Business. And West couldn't hold General Smedley Butler's jock.

P.S. My father is a disbaled American veteran and he thinks West is a disgrace to the uniform.

Virgil Starkwell
Virgil Starkwell

Is this fucktard hyper- sensitive and insecure, or what? Does this caveman understand the concept of politics? And he's picking on little DWS?

First thing candidate Starkwell would propose is a charity boxing match with this overweight blowhard.

Politics aside, this guy truly is a mammoth douchebag.

Bubba The Wise
Bubba The Wise

It is great to see you back in verbal action. I don't always agree with you but I love your posts.

Just curious, who would be the contestants in this boxing match?   :)

Jason
Jason

Are all new times readers gay?

Virgil Starkwell
Virgil Starkwell

If gay is defined as happy and merry, I have flames shooting out of my arse.....you fucktard.

Chaz Stevens, Genius
Chaz Stevens, Genius

I prefer the term "experimentive". 

By the way, your sister's husband called and personally thanked me for teaching her "that thing."

KennyPowersII
KennyPowersII

"U.S is in crisis & everyone wants to talk about congressional members not getting along,it's insulting to Americans to waste airtime on this" per Allen West Tweet.

Sounds as if he is embarrassed for showing his ass to the nation and rather than apologize wants it to go away. Too bad Westy. You are on the record.

Fort Lauderdale Resident
Fort Lauderdale Resident

West Vs. Wasserman.....Republican Vs. Democrat.....who cares.  Until we the people are smart enough to realize that BOTH of these idiots (along with their respective parties) are leading our country in the wrong direction, we will continue to fight without getting anything positive done.  There's always 2 sides to a story and the TRUTH is usually somewhere in the middle....no matter which party you affiliate with, take a step back and try to look at the whole picture.  Name calling and taunting didn't really accomplish much in middle school and probably won't now.  Be objective, be smart....

Archer1346
Archer1346

That sounds good, but at this critical point in our history, unless you are in the top 1%, the incomprehensible drive of teabaggers and right wingers like West, coopted by billionaires and corporations, to transfer more wealth to the rich, at the expense of the middle class, maybe doesn't deserve equal time or equal consideration by the vast majority of us being hammered by their policies that take from the many to give more to the few. The "truth" in this era of the big lie does not have to be in the middle.

Diogenes6670
Diogenes6670

Who is Mr. West trying to kid?  Militaryspeak, I don't think so: "vile, unprofessional, despicable, heinous, characterless."  I spent 34 years in the military and never spoke or wrote to anyone in the terms he used in his email to DWS, and never found it necessary to stoop to making a personal attack.  And how pompous of him to address her as Debbie and then sign off as Congressman West.  Here's the email in its entirety.  I think it speaks for itself; you be the judge:

From: Z112 West, AllenSent: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 04:48 PMTo: Wasserman Schultz, DebbieCc: McCarthy, Kevin; Blyth, Jonathan; Pelosi, Nancy; Cantor, EricSubject: Unprofessional and Inappropriate Sophomoric Behavior from Wasserman-SchultzLook, Debbie, I understand that after I departed the House floor you directed your floor speech comments directly towards me. Let me make myself perfectly clear, you want a personal fight, I am happy to oblige. You are the most vile, unprofessional ,and despicable member of the US House of Representatives. If you have something to say to me, stop being a coward and say it to my face, otherwise, shut the heck up. Focus on your own congressional district!

I am bringing your actions today to our Majority Leader and Majority Whip and from this time forward, understand that I shall defend myself forthright against your heinous characterless behavior……which dates back to the disgusting protest you ordered at my campaign hqs, October 2010 in Deerfield Beach.

You have proven repeatedly that you are not a Lady, therefore, shall not be afforded due respect from me!

Steadfast and LoyalCongressman Allen B West (R-FL)

Chaz Stevens, Genius
Chaz Stevens, Genius

See...  I have been telling you all along.

When it comes to being fucked up, Deerfield Beach leads the pack.

Grant Campbell
Grant Campbell

How can West say he is defending his honor when his comments and his attitude indicate that he has none?

Lifelong Dem
Lifelong Dem

As I remarked in print many years ago, when this country departed from the military draft and went instead to an all-volunteer service, our defense forces will be staffed by under-educated, unsophisticated, gung-ho professional killers who believe in their core that the only way to solve complicated problems is to unleash as much violence and death as you can bring to bear, as rapidly as possible. This is the caste of mind of Mr. West, a war criminal who does not fit in civilian life. He should be a Guantanamo, either on duty or incarcerated. He is a complete misfit in civil society, and is a significant threat to it when he has political power. He's Timothy McVeigh with marginally better mental health.

KennyPowersII
KennyPowersII

Nailed it. I suspect we will be privy to a series of increasingly deviant outbursts down the road. Thanks for nothing Tea Party. The man is rogue.

Obamarmy
Obamarmy

2012 campaign slogan "West hates Women"

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