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Allen West's chief of staff resigns -- says she won't be part of an "electronic lynching by proxy"

"I will not be used in an electronic lynching by proxy," radio talk show host Joyce Kaufman just said, announcing why she won't come to Washington to serve as the Broward Republican's chief of staff. The conservative host's appointment earlier this week touched off an uproar on the Internet -- and TV -- and Kaufman said she doesn't want it to tarnish West, calling him a "distinguished, monumental man."

Her name is also rising in the Broward schools lockdown situation.

"You guys can do all the things you want to me, but I will not participate in you trying to destroy him," she said on her radio show, apparently referring to the press -- whom she is now calling "vermin." MSNBC host Rachel Maddow this week featured video of Kaufman supposedly inciting violence and other websites have accused her of suggesting hanging illegal immigrants.

She called the allegations that she ever incited violence "evil. What you did was evil."

West didn't refer to the controversy in a press release, noting that it was with "deep regret that this Congressional office and the people of CD 22 will not have Joyce Kaufman...Joyce is a good friend, and will remain loyal to South Floridians and to me. I will always seek Joyce's counsel for being a good Representative of this Congressional District."


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West was not wise enough to make this decision himself.

Linda G.

That video of her shouting about getting people with guns together to fight for their rights gave me nightmares. We have civil rights -- or we had them. Who knows what the right-wing will take away from the common people next.

Let's talk in two years.

Carl Nassif

A US Army Colonel is not wise?

Allen West is RADICAL

Democrat politicians line up around the block to vie for the opportunity to be FL-22's next Member of Congress.

This guy, West, has one term at best. There's still a great likelihood that he gets impeached beforehand. Or arrested and then impeached.


And then there is this. Left wing loon makes fake school shooting threat trying to implicate tea party.


bob franklin

See, Jack, they'll take no notice of this at all. I'd be surprised if we ever saw an apology by Maddow, or an acknowledgment by any of the other hateful trash who happily try to destroy those with whom they disagree that this was ever solved. In fact, I'm sure that, over the next year, people here who know very well what happened will still leave throw-away comments about how the Tea Party caused all of this.

In fact, Jack, this is where they got the name MoveOn for one of their bigger organizations. They all like to MoveOn before the truth catches up to them.

How the West Seat was Lost

Rachel Maddow's report was accurate, comprehensive, and true. The video wasn't doctored--only conservatives do that, e.g. the ACORN frame-up--Joyce Kaufman was caught committing a crime. Kaufman was generating evil among her supporters yet had the gall to attack the journalists who dared to expose her transgressions. Joyce is the one who needs to apologize, turn herself in to police, and be forced off the talk show networks whose sponsors are in danger of being boycotted. Con-servatives such as "Jack" and "Bob Franklin" are the ones who are working to divert attention away before the truth will catch up to them. Their behavior is as harmful as hers.

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