Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Go, West


My latest piece for the Daily Banter is up -- and it's all about the most recent psychotic nugget to come tumbling out of Allen West's stupid mouth.

Here's the opening:

"Rush Limbaugh is a pompous buffoon — we all know that. When he says something over-the-top, inflammatory and painfully divorced from reality, believe it or not I kind of accept it. I get that there’s an argument to be made that the damage he’s doing through the influence he wields over the Republican party bumper sticker sloganeers and their ostensible leaders makes him a dangerous, dangerous man. But there are plenty of times when I just can’t help thinking, 'Really? This is the asshole we’re all so afraid of — this obese, impotent blowhard? This instantaneous-death heart attack waiting to happen? Fuck this guy.' I think this because while it’s true that his microphone has quite a bit of power, and it’s power that can’t really be voted out of office by a suddenly enlightened electorate, he doesn’t make policy in an official capacity. Again, he indirectly influences policy, but he doesn’t make it himself because in the end he’s just a dumb-shit shock jock.

Rep. Allen West, however, is a different story.
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Read the Rest at the Daily Banter

3 comments:

Jester said...

You forgot to mention who he listed when asked to name names: the entire Congressional Progressive Caucus and all its members.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Congressional_Progressive_Caucus

Yes, seriously.

Anonymouse said...

I am loath to state this...but Limbaugh is a pretty talented guy. He knows his audience and he can manipulate people so skillfully that tomorrow he could start legging it for Obama and I think he could pull it off without a drop in audience numbers. And while he gets ripped on some of the outrageous shit he says, considering the shear amount of air time he fills every week, its almost impressive he hasn't gotten in more trouble.

Don't get me wrong, I find him pretty reprehensible as a person. I just can respect him for his talent...sort of like I can appreciate Leni Riefenstahl for her documentary work and not be a Nazis.

But West...goddamn it. I can't express enough as a former enlisted guy, how much I can't stand seeing former dick bag officers getting into political office and using their military career as some great achievement and justification for continuing to be a dick. He got to retire after committing acts that would send any enlisted guy into a prison for a long time.

This motherfucker has been a loose cannon for a long time. It is a sad state of politics today that this idiot isn't laughed at instead of being celebrated.

mcfrank said...

" I can't express enough as a former enlisted guy, how much I can't stand seeing former dick bag officers getting into political office and using their military career as some great achievement and justification for continuing to be a dick."

Not to mention using what was essentially a conviction for a war crime to bolster his macho credentials.