U.S. Representative Allen West (R-FL):
If you disagree with West You're a RACIST!
WEST:"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."
Bob Beckel on the Fox News Program "The Five" called West's remarks the "most outrageous thing" he's ever heard. And the rest of the liberal commentariat is following suit with words even less kind (1,2).
But I am reminded by our liberal "friends" that when we disagree with Obama, it must be because of the color of his skin (Obama is half white). So, when they disagree with West, who is 100% black and grew up in the South, it must be because of his race. Same with Herman Cain and Justice Clarence Thomas.
I wonder why liberals get so upset to hear such strong opinions. After all, these kinds of statements directed at conservatives are commonplace. Here are JUST TWO out of dozens of examples:
Rep. Maxine Waters: "Tea Party can go straight to hell!"
Rev. Wright: God Damn America!
No doubt we'll hear complaints about Rep. West's uncivil tone from liberals who never uttered a word of disagreement when folks on their side said far worse! Demands for civility are on a one way street!