This individual is clearly unbalanced and won't be returning to the House after 2012. Such conduct is completely unacceptable. One gets the sense the guy has unresolved rage issues that could erupt unless he gets help and attends anger management classes. It's up to the House leadership to censure his conduct. *CRICKETS* In the meantime, Rep. Wasserman Schultz responded mildly, that "the truth hurts."“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! You have proven repeatedly that you are not a Lady, therefore, shall not be afforded due respect from me!”
Allen West is but one example of Tea Party extremism. Rep. Joe Walsh, a bomb thrower from Illinois, called President Obama a liar for warning of dire consequences to the economy should the government default. This is another "crazy" dude who has to go. HOW DO THESE PEOPLE GET ELECTED? Their anti-government nihilism is hurtling us toward a Teabagger anarchist grand finale. The hard deadline is August 2nd. So far they have voted to SLASH Social Security, KILL Medicare, Medicaid, jobs, health care for women, shut our government down, as they hurtle headlong toward plunging our economy, and the world's, into another Great Depression.
MEMO to Chris Matthews: Tom Coburn voted for every one of these measures. Explain why "kids who read Rolling Stone" should "love" Senator Coburn unless, to use your term, they're "HARD RIGHT." Why, is it because he's a folksy extremist that stands up to Grover Norquist, who's been making the rounds saying the President is having "a hissy fit"? Or is it because he's a right wing Southerner with an ounce of civility and manners that sticks out like a sore thumb among the extremists he keeps company with? Bottom line, Coburn's proposal is every bit as radical as what the Teabaggers want, outside of destroying our government and economy. These days, that's a real distinction.
But wait. This is the new normal — our millionaire President (from Lawrence, the fake lib wordsmith) "welcomes" it — stick it to the poor and the middle class. It stands to reason that affluent kids "who read Rolling Stone" should feel good about stomping on the middle class, the poor, and the underprivileged. I'm sure Senator Coburn is a decent man. But he'd help more people by quitting his full-time job and concentrating on his medical practice. The end of his term cannot come soon enough. Along with West, Walsh, and as many Teabaggers as can be bagged in 2012.