August 5, 2014 7:16 pm -

In the mind of former Congressman Allen West, the only reason Democrats nominate women and minorities is because it gives them the opportunity to accuse the right of sexism and racism.

…West [said] in an interview last month on the online radio show REEL Talk that liberals have a “Pavlovian” tendency to “go back to the ‘r’ word, the ‘racist’ word because they get a reaction and get people to self-censor and back down.”

He went on to accuse Democrats of only nominating people of color and women to run for office so they can then smear their detractors as bigots: “I think that’s why the left wants to run a female, be it a Hillary Clinton or an Elizabeth Warren, because if you don’t stand up for them then you’re a sexist and a misogynist, and then they’ll run Julián Castro as the first Hispanic president because then you’re a xenophobe, who knows, it just goes on ad nauseum ad infinitum.”

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

24 responses to Allen West: Democrats Run Women And Minorities So Republicans Can Be Called Sexist And Racist

  1. Eric Trommater August 5th, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    So maybe we should only run disgraced, court marhalled miltitary men who abused their power in a time of war.

    • tiredoftea August 5th, 2014 at 7:46 pm

      No, that won’t work. He’s black, so by his calculus he will be complicit in demonstrating the bias of his party which elected him to Congress, once.

      • Hirightnow August 5th, 2014 at 7:52 pm

        It’s OK; they won’t vote for him to PROVE that they’re not racists!

        • tiredoftea August 5th, 2014 at 7:55 pm

          Yeah, that must be it!

  2. KABoink_after_wingnut_hacker August 5th, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    This man is mentally disturbed and in serious need of medical help.
    Personally, I think Allen West is still a danger to society.

  3. Obewon August 5th, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    Allen West refuses to explain why his 89% white repubs rarely elect women and any other legacy minorities. GOP dog whistling and megaphoning to their Klan continually prove they’re overwhelmingly sexist and racist.

  4. No way out August 5th, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    He’s one of the great nut job, uncle Tom’s of this or any generation. He’s also a war criminal

  5. Suzanne McFly August 5th, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    “In the mind of former Congressman Allen West”, I cracked up….mind?!?!? I don’t care who you are, that’s funny right there.

  6. Denise August 5th, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    As oppose to Republicans running white males so they can be called racist and misogynist?

  7. Kick Frenzy August 5th, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    Wow… just… no, dude… no.

  8. Ron Jackson August 6th, 2014 at 1:46 am

    The more the right speaks the more the prove just how crazy they all are

  9. granpa.usthai August 6th, 2014 at 1:54 am

    Republicans run Vulture Capitalist to gauge the stupidity level of the WHITE RACIST.

  10. Robert Keith Johnston August 6th, 2014 at 3:21 am

    So what did you expect?
    The less that Allen West becomes relevant, the more he cranks up the crackpot ideas!
    “Submitted for your disapproval!”
    –with apologies to Rod Sterling and The Twilight Zone.

  11. Shades August 6th, 2014 at 9:05 am

    Yeah, that makes so much more sense than democrats running women and minorities because they’re qualified.

  12. viva_democracy August 6th, 2014 at 9:18 am

    Allen West, the new conservative grafter. Give him money cuz Benghazi, Bergdahl, the ‘I’ word, IRS… He has no power to do anything, but give him your money anyway cuz it’s the thought that counts.

  13. Paul August 6th, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    If this is in fact the case, why are Republicans CONSTANTLY playing right along?

  14. voice_reason August 6th, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    and what exactly is this esteemed “former” congressman doing these days to earn an honest living, other than shilling for Fox News

  15. ShelleysLeg August 6th, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    I’m sure glad the story was brief cuz I’m laughing so hard that I can’t see! He seems butthurt for some reason!

  16. whatthe46 August 6th, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    didn’t they run palin for v.p.? lol

  17. Genevievev August 7th, 2014 at 12:09 am

    Good grief. West had to open his mouth.

  18. cvryder2000 August 7th, 2014 at 10:55 am

    Allen T. (for Token) West couldn’t spot irony if it hit him upside the head…..

  19. mmmjv August 7th, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    Only people of color or woman? Which ones were Kennedy, Johnson, Humphrey, McGovern, Carter, Mondale, Dukakis, Clinton, Gore, and Kerry?

  20. cecilia August 7th, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    people like Warren because she’s SMART. unlike wackadoodle west

  21. JamesMMartin August 8th, 2014 at 11:54 pm

    That’s not true, Allen. It’s just that we have so many qualified women. Republicans only have Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachmann, and Carly Fiorina. Nut jobs.