Allen West Is a Troll

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Republican Congressman and Professional Commie Hunter Allen West has a column in today's edition of D.C. newspaper The Hill, and, if you haven't yet been fortunate enough to receive its rhetorical wet willie, here's a breakdown of the otter-in-a-moonbounce-level silliness of what West tries to pass off as an actual discussion of ideas.

He leads with the controversy -- the "assertion regarding so-called 'communists' in the Congressional Progressive Caucus." First of all, they're only "so-called" because West so-called them that. Then, though, we get to the interesting part: "I am pleased it has inspired so much passionate debate," he writes, "for that was precisely the point."

Welp, it's settled. West has officially declared the strategy behind his strong influence on the national political discussion, the strategy that was apparent to anyone paying attention but not actually outlined by the man himself. Allen West is a troll.

(Quick break for those of you who think the word troll refers only to those grody creatures who live under bridges: It's also a term on the interwebs for commenters who post deliberately inflammatory comments. They are grody creatures who live under the bridges, if you will, of words.)

With this one sentence, West has poked a big, stupid hole in one of his most effective fundraising techniques -- say something ridiculous, then declaring "I'm under attack!!!!!" when people point out that it was ridiculous. West loves to make it sound like the media fascination with him is just dirty, whorish, liberal reporters sitting around a campfire plotting how to take down a Genuine Muscle-Clad .45-Caliber Patriot. It's not. Journalists don't say West acts stupid because they hate him. Journalists say West acts stupid because West acts stupid.

However he tries to frame it, there is absolutely no denying that West said, "I believe there are 78 to 81 members of the Democrat Party that are members of the Communist Party." He even went so far as to release a video of the statement, in which he very clearly enunciates every single word directly into a microphone. His attempts to clarify what he meant have been shamefully dishonest, but until now, it was at least plausible that he saw the outrage over the ridiculousness of his statements as an unprovoked attack on freedom or something. Maybe he has poor reading comprehension. Maybe he's delusional.

He's not.

He's a calculating, manipulative cartoon character of a legislator. But that cartoon character is a big old moneymaker: He's raised more than $8 million this cycle, and the majority of it is from outside of Florida -- the West machine is dependent on getting national headlines because the West machine is dependent on national money. And he now admits, in the newspaper, that he does it on purpose.

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dale
dale

AHHhhhh I see the "Trolls" that West pays are posting....Same stuff on every site....

V43USA
V43USA

Hey libtard trogoldytes (yes Richie, we can call names too) - climb out of your canabis smoke filled holes and clean the granola out of your dirty ears...  Okay.  Now shake your head and spash some water on your unshaved pockmarked faces and try to wrap your pointed heads around this question:  Would you say the policies that the Progressive Caucus advocate for resemble more closely those of our founding fathers - see THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDANCE; THE CONSTITUTION (God given individual liberty, limited government, private property rights), or do they look more like something a socialist - marxist (aka communist) would embrace (redistribution of wealth, nationalizatoin of industry, socialized medicine, powerful labor unions, etc.)???  Do some research and get back to me.  The only Emporer that was revealed for having no clothes are the Progressives that have been trying to hide behind their thinly veild, kinder and gentler Statism.  Now put down the Cheatos and go take a shower - COMMUNIST LOVERS!

nanook5
nanook5

 ah, but a communist lover who has climbed out of the cannabis hole, cleaned the granolas from their ears, shaved, showered, and having had put down the "cheatos," has naught to do but PURGE!best to leave them to the cheatos.

JennyTull.USA@gmail.com
JennyTull.USA@gmail.com

He's crazy like a fox

Chaz Stevens, Genius
Chaz Stevens, Genius

There were a couple of beautiful red-coated English foxes that once occupied the land directly east of the Boynton Beach mall. When Motorola moved out and that land became a mile long strip of shopping and dining, I often wondered what became of those divinely beautiful creatures.

I imagine, when a fox encounters progress, odds aren't in its favor.

IrvingFeiner
IrvingFeiner

"West has officially declared the strategy behind his strong influence on the national political discussion"

????

C'mon Rich, West is an idiot.  A distraction.  A joke.  Soon to be a one term wonder.  Failed social studies teacher. Bounced out of the military for stupid war crimes tricks.  He "strongly influences" nothing except his own grandiose self delusions.   

Bobyoung74
Bobyoung74

Guess its time to send West some more cash, the liberal media strikes again.

ANON
ANON

West is pretty cool actually, cant wait to vote for him again.  

FQS9000
FQS9000

Well, well, the trolls @ the New Times are highly insulted that another troll is insulting the moron Democraps @ the New Times jes loves.  How sad.  How evil.  How wrong.

Ha, ha, ha & so forth & so on.

Tamarac Talk
Tamarac Talk

Rich Abdill, This article is brilliant.  Hey all you people who have been sucked into West's World....the emperor isn't wearing any clothes!  

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