Allen West Kind of Compared Himself to Abraham Lincoln

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Just because Allen West isn't around to yell COMMIE! at people from his seat in congress, doesn't mean he's not going to stop saying loopy things.

West spoke to NPR's Michel Martin over the weekend to discuss the election and his memories of being in congress.

In the interview, West tells Martin that even though God has closed the door on him in the 18 district, doesn't mean that he isn't destined for awesomeness, because Abraham Lincoln also served in congress for one term.

WEST: Look, you know, God closes a door so that he can open up greater doors. I will continue to, you know, stand up and fight for this country. That's my goal. I have two daughters, 19 and 16, and I want to make sure that they grow up in a great America that provides them all the opportunities that it provided to their mother and father.

MARTIN: Congressman Allen West is completing his term in Congress. He was kind enough to join us from a House recording studio on Capitol Hill here in Washington, D.C.

WEST: And always remember, Abraham Lincoln only served one term in Congress, too.

MARTIN: Duly noted. Congressman West.

Sure it's not the nuttiest thing he's ever said. And you have to admit him turning a defeat into something positive, like suggesting his failure in congress is exactly like arguably the greatest president in the history of the United States.

Allen West just wants his daughters to grow up in a country where they need to stop neutering men and making them all weak and stuff.

Also, both Abe Lincoln and Colonel West bravely fought against slavery!

West freed slaves from a pretend plantation he created in his mind filled with people who disagree with him politically, while Lincoln freed actual human slaves. THE SIMILARITIES ARE UNCANNY.

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frankd4 topcommenter

LINCOLN huh ? well how about getting allen west a ticket to go see a play in ford's theater and let's see what happens

actually allen west is proof of the effects of PTSD going on UNtreated


I love how the party of Lipton keep the criminal West on a pedestal as a paragon of their thinking.  Yet the entire time he was in office, the only thing he did was run around like a lunatic and getting his camera time with FAUX "news".  Never once did he do anything else other than denigrate everyone around him and going on the twentieth century version of the snipe hunt as he insists the majority of people that were actually working for the country, were communists.  But actual work for this war criminal, I suppose he was just way too busy to actually DO anything.

The only way he can claim any similarity to Lincoln is that they are both male.

frankd4 topcommenter

i listened to that interview and found mr west to be quite dangerous in his calm and quiet approach

and it's MICHEL martin not michael martin

anyway that's the LAST i prefer to hear from or about that nutcase west depite his military service which he plays to the hilt to get attention and since he has nothing constructive to say mr west goes off as a loon


Remind me again.

What did West do in his two years?  Can we expect him to be a first ballet shoe-in come five years when the Hall of Fame votes?

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