Allen West must really be getting under Congressman Ron Klein’s skin, if Klein has to start making absurd character assassinations, even as they are five months out from the General Election.
In a recent campaign email, Klein made the following remark about West- “Make no mistake: my opponent isn’t simply attempting to bring his radical and dangerous views to Congress – he’s attempting to make himself a national figure and leader of the Republican party.” Klein also goes off to call West ,” Palinesque.”
Congressman Klein may be a lot things, but his latest fear mongering and character assassination is clearly calculated. Klein sees his seat slipping away from him, and he has no other choice but to resort to desperation tactics to incite fear about West. So we called the West campaign, and West gave the following statement to the Shark Tank:
“These are the rantings of a desperate person…Our opponent’s outrageous attempt at fundraising by attacking Lieutenant Colonel West is further proof that he is in full-blown panic mode. I’d suggest he stick to his traditional source of financial support – trial lawyers (at least $22,000), unions ($10,000 from SEIU, $30,000 from the Teamsters), Fannie & Freddie ($11,000), and even BP ($1,500).
He can name call and whine, but he can’t run away from his ultra-liberal – some would even say radical – voting record, in which he has voted with his boss, Nancy Pelosi, 98% of the time. Ron Klein has clearly decided to take his campaign negative rather than face his constituents’ frustration over his failure in stemming an unemployment rate of over 12% in South Florida, the third highest foreclosure rate in the nation, and a potential environmental disaster completely mishandled by the Federal Government. He is out of touch with the average Floridian and average American.”
The irony is rich here as Congressman Klein has supported and voted for progressive, radical agenda that fundamentally has changed our country for the worse, and yet here he is attempting to label West as the “radical and dangerous” candidate. As more and more people are realizing every day, that label best fits Congressman Klein’s ultimate boss, President Barack H. Obama, along with his failed polices and agenda. We can expect more character attacks and distortions as the campaign season progresses from vulnerable Democrats such as Ron Klein.
Allen West in the Shark Tank:Allen West to Pelosi- “Give Me that Damn Gavel!”