Allen West to Obama et al: ‘Get the hell out of America’
posted at 1:51 pm on January 29, 2012 by Howard Portnoy
New York’s Daily News may have exaggerated when it adorned the front page of its October 29, 1975 edition with the headline “FORD TO CITY: DROP DEAD,” but there is no missing the rancor in the choice words Rep. Allen West had over the weekend for the president and Democratic leaders (h/t The Blaze).
The congressman was speaking at a Palm Beach County GOP Party event on Saturday when he said of Florida:
This is a battlefield that we must stand upon. And we need to let President Obama, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and my dear friend, chairman of the Democrat National Committee, we need to let them know that Florida ain’t on the table.
Take your message of equality of achievement, take your message of economic dependency, take your message of enslaving the entrepreneurial will and spirit of the American people somewhere else. You can take it to Europe, you can take it to the bottom of the sea, you can take it to the North Pole, but get the hell out of the United States of America.
The video clip, which is here, is bound to be used by Democrats in this election year as an example of Republican oppositionalism, hostility, ill will, and a host of other sins. All GOP members have to do to fight back is focus on the yawning chasm between the promises of post partisanship made by Barack Obama in Chicago’s Grant Park the night of the election and the reality that has ensued in the years since. Commentary’s Peter Wehner has a catalog of some of these lofty pledges. He also has a link to a Gallup poll that highlights Obama’s unprecedented polarization of the country in each of his three years in office.
- Poll: Americans say growing the economy more important than reducing wealth gap
- Poll: No one is more admired than Obama
- Shock poll: 48% of white blue-collar Dems oppose renominating Obama
- Poll: 1 in 4 Dems want someone other than Obama as their candidate
- Poll: Obama approval ratings most polarized ever for presidency at two-year mark
- Poll: Obama gets no bump from lame duck “accomplishments”
- New poll reveals Obama support among liberals reaching all-time low