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Dear Debbie, you're 'vile, unprofessional, despicable & not a lady' -- Allen West

Tea Party hothead Allen West blew up at fellow Broward U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Shultz for her acerbic take on the Republican "cut, cap and balance" plan. Schultz, the Democratic National Committee Chair, all but named West ("the gentleman from Florida") in her criticism of the budget-cutting plan, which she said ruined Medicare and helped "Big Oil and companies that ship jobs overseas."

When he learned what she said (standard liberal/Democratic fare), West promptly trashed her by email, which Politico first obtained:

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)

Wasserman Schultz spokesman Jonathan Beeton said in a statement: "I don't think that Congressman West is upset at the Congresswoman, but rather with the fact that she highlighted that he and other Republicans are once again trying to balance the budget on the backs of seniors, children and the middle class..As someone who lives in Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz's Congressional district, Congressman West knows that we have hundreds of thousands of seniors in South Florida who have paid into Medicare throughout their lives and now rely on this program to keep them healthy and active."

Said West's spokeswoman Angela Sachitano: "Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz today took another cowardly cheap shot at Congressman West conveniently after he had just left the House floor speaking on the Cut, Cap and Balance bill. Congressman West contacted Congresswoman Wasserman-Schultz directly, as well as bipartisan House leadership to express his concern with her comments and the low level she has chosen to stoop to attack Congressman West.The Congresswoman's actions were unprofessional and cowardly.The constituents in Florida see Congressman West as a true leader and a man of principle while Congresswoman Wasserman-Schultz is once again viewed as politics as usual, and her true character  sadly shown today."

Here's the speech that started it all:

 

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Mirlui

Way to go West...set the little witch straight!

David & Corina

I love this guy, how could you not?

Lois

The term "hothead" should at the very least be applied to Debbie as well. If ever there were a loose cannon, she is it.

Stepup


Have the chutzpah to stand up for what you believe in ? Great - Attack the idea not the person - then govern accordingly-.

Enrique

One more year,and he will be out of office.

David Kearns

wowzers! She's a loose cannon! How dare she speak the truth! What a hot-head. Some might even say "uppity!" Gosh Mr. West, how courageous you are calling a housewife soccer mom a coward and all but challenging her to a duel. You know Mr. West you bring such honor to the congress and, you represent us so well. You've done as much as anybody in congress to make the rest of the country believe we are all a bunch of hill-billy hotheads and tea turds down here. Now when Rig Scott fixes the vote, no one will know the difference.

leslie

Debbie is a true champion of the people, the Dems will prevail now and in 2012. Go Obama.

freddy

this right wing all for the rich republican tea bagger has no room to say any thing about any one,he is just a corrupt if not more so,so he needs to shut up,he will be voted out in the next election just like a lot more of these right wing all for the rich republican tea baggers,good bye west .

Bocamom

See ya later West....we don't love ya anymore in your district

Deskboy

Debbie, don't ever get caught in close quarters with him, especially you are negotiating with him.
I like his means of persuasion. Whatever the Congressman would do is just fine by me.

Way to go Congressman West.

:-)

Marc Salerno

Sounds like Mr West can't take the heat in the kitchen...now we know what the W stands for...wah, wah, wah....

Larry Costanzo

Is he still dating Casey Anthony? lol

Sandy Galleta

In a year, she'll be gone.

Voter in 20 district

He describes her behavior perfectly. He could have called her a mangy female dog to describe her physically. He should blast her with a flamethrower everytime she opens her worthless pie hole.

CharlesDarwin

Ya gotta love this guy!

Lisa

It really is a shame that a member of Congress would insult a colleague in such a vile manner. This man likes to highlight his time in the military as an officer. The Army does not groom it's officers to in act in such a manner! What happened to civility?

Steve C.

Wahh wahh Debbie, I'm telling on you! West, you are a tool!!

JD

Homophobic Uncle Tom tea kook West is just mad she told the truth.

heather

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO WEST!!!!! Love IT!

Space912

Allen West is RIGHT about this despicable member of the US House of Representatives but Pelosi is worse! I'm just saying

Betsy

Allen West hates strong women.
You are not in the military anymore, and your female colleagues do not have take your obnoxious sexist repugnant behavior.
Your ideological warfare against average Americans in favor of the upper class is as obnoxious as your character.

Mitch

Why is he the "hothead"? She personally insulted him and she needed to be slapped down.

The Miami Herald doesn't even pretend to be objective anymore.

Judy Meissner

Many Democrats like me are applauding Cong. Allen West’s email to Cong. Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Ms. Shultz is indeed a racist extremist, a vile and despicable individual, and a disgrace to the U.S. Congress. She definitely should retire and stop embarrassing herself and her district. While I certainly do not agree with everything he supports, I thank Cong. West for his refreshing candor and honesty. We need more Americans like Cong. West in Congress.

Versailles

Congressman West is a hero and a patriot. He is respectful and respectable; Wasserman-Schultz is anything but that.

TruthHurts

Allen West claims Wasserman Schultz is "not a lady." Well, maybe not by comparison to him -- he's the one that ran crying like a little girl when the heat was on. What happened to conservatives with balls?

Cliff Kolber

Debbie, we love you! Cannot believe West is still allowed to represent ANYONE in Florida. And finally, we hear SOMEONE mention the fact that our jobs and industrial society traveled overseas. Reaganomics started this -- "outsourcing" our industry and jobs, leaving America holding empty shells of manufacturing. Republicans will blame the Unions, but the truth is that PROFITS drive big biz and big biz moved to China, abandoning America. And they want lower taxes??

Jim Johnson

Wow, really West??? I have lost total respect for you.

BTW get a proper haircut, you look like a fool standing up there on Capital Hill. Tell your barber to give you a fade, the hack job of a haircut that your working with makes you look like a nut job....there i said it your face, sort of.

Beth

Maybe if DWS spent as much time working on the debt/budget crisis as she does playing Party Leader by trashing the oppossition, her district - and all America would be better served.

Kudos to West for calling her out!

tarpley

Hey!!
I think he should replace Beck.
He sure is stupid enough!!

Cindy Graves

Congressman West is my personal hero!

Thank you, Sir, for not only continuing to bring common sense to back to the US government but for sending a message to DWS echoed by every Republican in Florida!

NoFlcon

Amazing to me that some of these respondents can write a complete sentence. DWS typifies the left wing mentality. From a party who can't even complete a budget in over 800 days, btw, their jobs, it doesn't surprise me anymore what spews from their mouths. DWS, keep up the good work. Maybe term limits will become a reality without a Constitutional amendment.

NoFlcon

Amazing to me that some of these respondents can write a complete sentence. DWS typifies the left wing mentality. From a party who can't even complete a budget in over 800 days, btw, their jobs, it doesn't surprise me anymore what spews from their mouths. DWS, keep up the good work. Maybe term limits will become a reality without a Constitutional amendment.

RM

Debbie Wasserman Schultz a "housewife soccer mom"? What a joke! She is a partisan hack of the highest order and has spent her entire legislative career promoting a liberal, socialist agenda and skewering anybody who doesn't agree with her. She represents the extreme liberal wing of the democratic party that has hijacked that once proud party and made any sort of political compromise impossible....and people think West is extreme? Get real.

I am DELIGHTED that Allen West has called her out and put her on notice. Respect is a two-way street....something the congresswoman has forgotten. Come to think of it, I don't think she ever understood it to begin with.

Now that she has been put on notice I hope she doesn't expect any special treatment just because she is a woman....or a cancer survivor, or a friend of Gabbie Giffords, or a soccer mom, or blah, blah, blah....

Bill

@ tarpley

You dumbass. Cong. West is the most intelligent black man out there. What makes the liberals hate him so much, is that he is single-handling turning the tide on "jews & blacks" being brainwashed to be democrats. This has long been your "meal-ticket" on winning elections...well those days are finally over! This current president was only elected because he is black, not because he's intelligent. Barack wouldn't stand a chance in a debate with Allen West. Obama thinks that if he "sounds" intelligent, then he can be re-elected. But that only fooled America once. We are all now finding out how dumb and stupid this president really is. The only one with one year left is Barack....but Allen West will continue on! Perhaps if Congressman West ever became president, at least I wouldn't be voting for him because he is black. I would vote for him because he's a real man compared to our one-term president.

K. Barnes

Adam West is certainly not a gentleman, more like a 'crybaby.' Debbie Wasserman is a true lady and she is supporting her district in South Florida who believes she is doing a good job. Keep it up Debbie! WE LOVE YOU!!

John

TThere is something not right with Rep. West.

If you dare to say anything counter to the ridiculous idea that the rich deserve more and the heck to the rest of you, you get personally attacked.

Don't forget, this is the guy who had someone arrested at a town hall recently, and who also refused to take any questions that weren't pre-vetted.

If you cannot stand up to the cut and thrust of debate, then you are in the wrong job. If your response to anyone who is against you is to make it personal, and insulting, then you are the one with the problem.

John

TThere is something not right with Rep. West.

If you dare to say anything counter to the ridiculous idea that the rich deserve more and the heck to the rest of you, you get personally attacked.

Don't forget, this is the guy who had someone arrested at a town hall recently, and who also refused to take any questions that weren't pre-vetted.

If you cannot stand up to the cut and thrust of debate, then you are in the wrong job. If your response to anyone who is against you is to make it personal, and insulting, then you are the one with the problem.

Stephanei

I am appalled by the comments on here, get a proper hair cut? Is this where our morals have turned that we hurl insults rather than focus on the issues? We will never all agree, however we should collectively have the decency to debate our differences without hatred. Those of you who believe that Republicans are raping and pillaging on the backs of seniors should take some time to really understand how the bills are written and what they say! One should research prior to having an opinion in these matters and the news media does not count! Look up the bills, take classes on economy, learn from history! Where we have failed in this country is teaching what makes countries strive and prosperous. Take a look at history and see why empires have failed, colonies have fled the crown, the true motivations behind the wars of the past and how these wars repeat themselves in the same light to this day. Money, Power & Control on others backs. Taxation, Taxation, Taxation. Liberals like Robin Hood - steal from the rich to give to the poor. What they fail to see is that the rich were all tied to the monarchy in some way. They were government. History will repeat itself again and it will be a sad day.

MariettaGator

Alan West is absolutely correct.

To those who believe the "rich" don't pay their fair share, consider that 51% of the working population pays no income tax at all and essentially vote for a living. Make no mistake about it, when the Democrats refer to the greedy "rich", they like to talk millionaires and billionaires but in action they seek to punish all 49% of us that actually pay income taxes while pandering to the moochers (you KNOW who you are.

Repubtallygirl

This is a woman who has criticized the Republicans for wanting to make illegal immigration a 'crime'.

WEST FOR PRESIDENT!

KMcLeroy

Are you clowns serious Uncle West is an idiot. A puppet in black face....

democrat for a balanced budget


Way to go DWS......We should balance the budget by taking money away from the people who make millions on tax breaks the poor don't have lawyers to find or accountants to resource. They don't have the monopoly controls of the big oil companies. The money should be taken from every government official making more than $100,000. That's what happens in my company when we don't make enough money. If the money is not in the budget how can they afford to be paid... and yes control the skyrocketing costs of health care by having universal health care.

dem_for_balanced_budget


Way to go DWS......We should balance the budget by taking money away from the people who make millions on tax breaks the poor don't have lawyers to find or accountants to resource. They don't have the monopoly controls of the big oil companies. The money should be taken from every government official making more than $100,000. That's what happens in my company when we don't make enough money. If the money is not in the budget how can they afford to be paid... and yes control the skyrocketing costs of health care by having universal health care.

Ray the barber

I know this may sound stupid, but I have to agree with Jim Johnson, Allen West haircut is horrible. I cant take him seriously with that 90's flat top with a line. He is supposed to fade it in.

Oh, yeah. I also think he is a female dog. West makes his remarks and leaves. Why not wait until the debate is over. Is DWS not supposed to make a comment just bc he is not in the room. West is just another extremist conservetive. Way to embarras us in District 22 Alan.

Liberal and Proud

Have any of you right wingers listened to her comments? She just told the truth. He supports an idiotic bill that would adversely affect thousands of his constituents. She just pointed that out. I guess the truth hurts when you are a tea bagger. You go girl!

Jim Johnson

HEY STEPHANIE!!! Why dont you direct your comments to Rep. Allen West. He is the one that is hurling those insults and started all of this.

Yeah, it's OK for him to hurl insults at a woman no less, but when one makes a silly comment about his hair cut then all the republicans get their panties in a bunch. Stephanie, you are a coward by not saying your comments to my face. You are the most vile, unproffesional, idiotic bloggle I have come accross. If you got something to say, direct it to me!!!

Daniel Walker

Mr. West should start thinking about moving out West, for surely his days are numbered in South Florida.

BrooklynGirl

"You have proven repeatedly that you are not a Lady, therefore, shall not be afforded due respect from me!"

Did he graduate from the school of Terrible Tea Turd Writing?

evie

West for president????
You must be kidding.

How many others in congresss has been criticized before. DEBBIE WAS TELLING THE TRUTH. Vile vicious e-mail is even more unprofessional, no ethics whatsoever, much less to a woman. If he can't stand the heat, please GET OUT OF THE KITCHEN. West himself has hurdled insults to the president.
Who the hell does he think he is.

evie

This is an insult to most of us black people.
You don't know what the heck you are talking about. "Most Intellignet Black Guy" Who are you kidding.

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