The New Civility in Congress

From: Z112 West, Allen
Sent: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 04:48 PM
To: Wasserman Schultz, Debbie
Cc: McCarthy, Kevin; Blyth, Jonathan; Pelosi, Nancy; Cantor, Eric
Subject: Unprofessional and Inappropriate Sophomoric Behavior from Wasserman-Schultz

Look, 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 Loyal

Congressman Allen B West (R-FL)

Allen West, the latest Tea Party favorite, has said a lot of defamatory stuff.  So there’s no reason why we shouldn’t have expected this.  The freshman from Florida’s 22nd district apparently didn’t realize that if you want to hear rebuttals to what you say on the House floor, you need to stick around.

Lt. Col. Allen West was booted from the Army after torturing and Iraqi policeman.  He lives in Wasserman-Schultz’s district, not his own.  He has said that Obama supporters are “a threat to the gene pool.”

The Tea Party must be so proud.

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29 responses to “The New Civility in Congress

  1. TempeBev

    What a shithead – I like Debbie!

  2. Dog Hussein Dog

    Hello there. Bad computer crash about 3 days ago; delighted to be back up and running.

    Re West’s memo subject line: Is there appropriate sophomoric behavior?

    Mostly, the idea of someone sending Eric Cantor a memo about “Unprofessional and Inappropriate Sophomoric Behavior” — and it’s not concerning Cantor — is a bridge too far for this dog.

  3. Well the day has finally arrived, leaving for Rochester around noon, start the new job on Monday!

  4. d why such an unflattering picture of the congresswoman?

  5. I have arrived in Rochester, the city will never be the same!

  6. Good morning from Rochester.

  7. Yeah, only going to hit a frosty 93 here!

  8. Dooty

    greetings to Brian of Rochester

    PS dropped my info again but I think I caught it

  9. TempeBev

    Opinion in today’s newspaper – thought I would share about Debbie and Allen:
    •••••••
    Republicans need to police their own

    It shouldn’t have been a group of Democratic congresswomen who stood up first to demand GOP Rep. Allen West apologize for his uncivil e-mail.

    It should have been Republican congressmen and -women.

    They should have told one of their own that civility isn’t just a buzzword. It’s a value worth defending – especially during disagreements.

    Clearly, West does not agree with Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz. This week, she took him to task on the House floor for his support of a measure that she said would increase costs to Medicare beneficiaries. She called this “unbelievable from a member from South Florida.”

    A representative from Florida herself, Wasserman Schultz called West the “the gentleman from Florida” as she urged fellow members of the House to defeat the Cut, Cap and Balance measure. It passed.

    West fired off a widely circulated e-mail in which he called Wasserman Schultz – the woman, not her ideas – “vile” and “despicable.”

    “If you have something to say to me,” he wrote, “stop being a coward and say it to my face, otherwise, shut the heck up.”

    Is this the U.S. Congress or fourth grade?
    ••••••••
    More at:
    http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/opinions/articles/2011/07/22/20110722republicans-editorial.html

    • dnd

      Bev,
      “In a letter circulated to the House Republican rank and file, the speaker said he had withdrawn from the talks with Obama because “in the end, we couldn’t connect.” He said he would turn instead to negotiations with leaders of the Senate, which is controlled by majority Democrats.”

      So that might mean the Reid-McConnell plan. And if that can’t be agreed upon, a clean debt-ceiling bill, which is what the President wanted all along.

      If we go into default because of the extortion of the House Republicans, the market will tank and interest rates will rise for everybody including the debt obligations of the U.S. Treasury. And God only knows what else. And the grownups in the Republican party know that the public knows that the blame lies with them.

  10. Dog Hussein Dog

    Tragedy in Norway. Shocking. Here’s a link to Norwegian news in English.
    http://www.newsinenglish.no/

    Amy Winehouse. Not a surprise, but sad.

  11. TempeBev

    D- good reply. I just can’t imagine that either party wants the country to default. It does seem that the Teabaggers are the ones who are semi-responsible for many of the problems. It will be interesting at election time in 2012 how many of them are re-elected. As the article said, “is this Congress or 4th grade?”

  12. Dooty

    Brian I would bet that High Falls is frozen solid about Dec.

  13. TempeBev

    Boehner countered the White House opposition on Monday afternoon by saying it would be “irresponsible” for the president to veto the legislation. “It’s time to get serious about solving Americas problems,” he said.

    IMO, the repugs are between a rock and a hard place, especially since the Prez has scheduled another news conference for this evening. Boner can’t control all the repug tea baggers who are of one and only one mindset. They don’t believe Prez will veto, and It seems the repugs might get the majority of the blame if a compromise can’t be reached.

    The United States Government is like a merry-go-round – it just keeps on turning and turning and no one gets the golden ring. (I guess that cliche dates me)

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