From the Washington Post: "Last night in Jupiter, Fla., GOP congressional candidate Allen West told 'tea
party' activists that they needed to do more to get accountability from Rep. Ron Klein (D-Fla.).
" 'Let me tell you what you've got to do,' said West, a retired lieutenant colonel. 'You've got to make the fellow scared to come out of his house. That's the only way that you're going to win. That's the only way you're going to get these people's attention.' "
"Local Democrats, who obtained a video of the speech, are piling on West for the remarks -- one in a string of combative statements he's made about Democrats. 'West and his mentor Sarah Palin are shamefully stoking violent language and symbolism that threatens the safety of our leaders and public officials," Broward County Democratic Chair Mitch Ceasar said in a statement...
"When I reached West, he called out Democrats for "cutting and pasting and taking out of context." He was referring, he said, to the way Klein failed to respond to his constituents, who'd been unable to meet him in his office or in town halls to talk about the health-care bill. He wasn't encouraging tea partiers to chase Klein down.