Thursday, July 21, 2011

An Etiquette Guide For Rep. Allen West

From Alyssa at Think Progress. Go see this.

Rep. Allen West (R-FL) appears to have some fairly strong opinions about what it takes to act like a lady, and he expressed them in an email to his colleague, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) yesterday. “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,” he wrote to her. “You have proven repeatedly that you are not a Lady, therefore, shall not be afforded due respect from me!” Given the restrictiveness of Mr. West’s vision of ladylike conduct, I thought it was important to provide him with a primer on things ladies are allowed to do.

Primer follows. You'll like it.

It’s not surprising that West made the mistake of assuming that being a lady means a pliant, adorable cream puff. Lots of folks do. But Debbie Wasserman Schultz is heir to the best part of the lady tradition: the tough as nails one.

Being no stranger to tough-as-nails ladies (also drunk broads with guns, but that's another story) I say Amen to that!

I got an etiquette lesson for West on the end of my right arm. I'd like to use it if for no other reason than to see if black eyes would show on him.

Speaking of that, I just heard West 'play the race card' as explanation for how people feel about him.

Note to West: There's a helluva difference between a black MAN and what you are, and that ain't it. The reason people don't like you is because you're a right-wing asshole.


CAFKIA said...

He said people have a problem with him because he is a Black conservative. That is ludicrous, as any one my age could tell you, the Black community is hugely conservative. A conservative Black is as common as an ignorant teabagger. However, I, and I suspect many others, have a problem with him as a Black republican. Republican and conservative are NOT interchangeable. Many conservatives are human and as such, exhibit human kindness. That cannot be said of republicans. Sure, sometimes they can be shamed into it. Sometimes they fake it in an effort to get your money. But in no way does it come natural to them. Allen West is as good an example of this as exists on the planet. He has no heart and such brains as he might have are dedicated to finding new ways to screw the poor or even just those of "modest means" and finding new ways to funnel money to the rich with the hope that he can skim some for him. In his down time he likes to torture living beings. He is a dictionary example of a republican but he is in no way conservative. He does not want to conserve natural resources, the balance of power in the two party system, the respect our nation has earned over the years, nothing. Greed is his only god.

Yes, a lot of Blacks and Liberals have a problem with that.

Fixer said...

It's how all the Republicans, black or otherwise, look at women. Basically "shut up and be pretty".