Allen West Said the Craziest Things! (Part One)
2. "[The Democratic Party] is a plantation"
In August of 2011, West went on the O'Reilly Factor and revealed that the Democratic Party was nothing but a plantation and that he was the modern-day Harriet Tubman leading people on his own personal Underground Railroad. And people like Maxine Waters, Al Sharpton, and Barbara Lee were plantation bosses.
Allen West is Django!
"You have this 21st-century plantation that has been out there, where the Democrat Party has forever taken the black vote for granted. And you have established certain black leaders, who are nothing more than the overseers of that plantation. And now the people on that plantation are upset, because they have been disregarded, disrespected, and their concerns are not cared about. So I'm here as the modern-day Harriet Tubman, to kind of lead people on the Underground Railroad, away from that plantation into a sense of sensibility."
1. "Let them get shot at a few times and maybe they'd have a different opinion."
In May of 2011, with Osama Bin Laden dead, the House was voting for an end to the war in Afghanistan with a bipartisan amendment that would pressure the president to come up with a deadline. But West ain't liked that, so he decided the best way to get those members of the House who voted for the amendment was to take them to Afghanistan so that the Taliban could shoot them until they changed their minds because 'MURICA.
"Just because you kill Osama bin Laden does not mean that the Taliban has stopped fighting. I would take these gentlemen over and let them get shot at a few times and maybe they'd have a different opinion."
These comments, by the way, were made just months after Rep. Gabby Giffords had been shot.