It was a tongue in cheek statement. Then I take it that you take exception with Obama, Reid, Pelosi and their ilk?Clevermonkey said:I don't like or dislike him, I thought he was not a good congressman, neither did the majority of voters in his district... Given that he lost after redistricting in a republican state, I would say he had few supporters in his own party.
" West was asked by a man in the audience, "What percentage of the American legislature do you think are card carrying Marxists or International Socialists?" West responded that "there's about 78 to 81 members of the Democrat Party that are members of the Communist Party." When asked to name them, he replied "It's called the Congressional Progressive Caucus."
It is this sort of defamatory comment that makes me believe that he was not cut out to work in politics. There is more, I am sure but as I have never seen a persons arguement on the internet change another's political views, I won't bother finding more. But understand this, unless we want to divide as a nation we have to make politics less about personal. We have to find a way to express our views in a way that does not debase the opposition but rather elucidates our position and works to build common ground with the other side. The only other option in the long run is Balkanization and there is nothing more the would- be dictators and theocrats of the world would like more than to see us fall apart.
" A house divided against itself shall not stand" from a great Republican... We need a lot more Lincoln in our politics, a lot lest West IMHO.
And yes, Florida is mostly liberal as hell so the redistricting prolly messed him up. Not that that hasn't happened before on both sides of the isle.