Allen West Bungles U.S. History Again, Confuses FDR and Herbert Hoover

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Rep. Allen West posted something on Facebook? Time for a Fox News interview.

Chatting with Fox's Greta Van Susteren yesterday, we couldn't help but notice West reinvent another moment in American history to further a political talking point.

His point was that the government cannot be the arbiters of fairness, claiming that's the plan of President Obama and his pals in Washington.

"We remember FDR talkin' about a 'chicken in every pot,'" he said.

No, we really don't.

That would be because "a chicken in every pot and a car in every garage" was a slogan used by the Republican National Committee supporting Herbert Hoover for president in 1928.

Really, West just took a dump on his argument there, since the Great Depression started less than a year after Hoover got into office.

Apparently, in West's head, it's just furthering some sort of socialist plot that's been bubbling since Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt starting talking about chickens in pots -- which, we'll remind you, he didn't.

Here's West's appearance:




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Jirehhands
Jirehhands

Alan is the Uncle Tom, and Fox is 1 of the OWNERS of the DAMN chicken - coop.

Mad Hatter
Mad Hatter

It is precisely the role of government to assure citizens equality and fairness in States that might discriminate or trample rights.Ever hear of the civil rights movement?If it was not for the Federal Government we would still have discrimination in backward states such as our own.

ccvoter
ccvoter

To Lifelong Dem: Your comment simply shows how really "Stump Stupid" you and your fellow dems have been. Look at the last 75 years of congress and tell me who has been in charge?the Turkeys with a D after thier names.

Pete Pepper
Pete Pepper

Why is it when this right wing loons make such a grievous error, FOX never calls them on it an turns it into some "liberal attack"?They have no respect for intelligence.On a good note, this FOX appearance means West is actually at Congress for once.  Hes not working mind you but at least he showed up.

Lifelong Dem
Lifelong Dem

I don't know about a chicken in every pot, but there's a turkey in every congressional seat held by a Republican.

GuntherZorn
GuntherZorn

Or the multiple times the economy has been tanked because of republican policies.

Lifelong Dem
Lifelong Dem

You mean in 1995, when Newt and the 257 dwarfs shut down the government?

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