Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Congressman Allen West Gets Cranky, E-mails Ridic Tirade To Coworker

I once got fired in a corporate environment for calling someone a "dumbass" using company e-mail.  Luckily for Representative Allen West (R-FL), he gets to keep his job after firing off a monumental hissy fit to DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz after she repeated Democratic stances regarding his attacks on Medicare.  She made the statements after he had left the House floor, and boy did he get mad!  First, her remarks on the floor via Politico:

"'The gentleman from Florida. who represents thousands of Medicare beneficiaries, as do I, is supportive of this plan that would increase costs for Medicare beneficiaries, unbelievable from a Member from South Florida,' Wasserman Schultz said, saying the legislation 'slashes Medicaid and critical investments essential to winning the future in favor of protecting tax breaks for Big Oil, millionaires, and companies who ship American jobs overseas.'

"Her criticism of the legislation -- more or less what most Democrats are saying today -- provoked a furious response. West copied members of House Republican and Democratic leadership on the email, as well as his chief-of-staff, Jonathan Blyth."

His e-mail is TRULY hilarious.  He calls her vile, despicable, and then tells her she is NOT a Lady.  

"Look, Debbie, I understand that after I departed the House floor you directed your floor speech comments directly towards me. Let me make myself perfectly clear, you want a personal fight, I am happy to oblige. You are the most vile, unprofessional ,and despicable member of the US House of Representatives. If you have something to say to me, stop being a coward and say it to my face, otherwise, shut the heck up. Focus on your own congressional district!

"I am bringing your actions today to our Majority Leader and Majority Whip and from this time forward, understand that I shall defend myself forthright against your heinous characterless behavior……which dates back to the disgusting protest you ordered at my campaign hqs, October 2010 in Deerfield Beach.

"You have proven repeatedly that you are not a Lady, therefore, shall not be afforded due respect from me!"

Golly gee whiz!  Did he really tell Debbie to shut the heck up?  Such shocking language!  

Aside from the fact that he chose to criticize her ladyhood, thus reinforcing stereotypical ideals of how a lady should behave, he is overreacting, using childish language, and being incredibly unprofessional.  Plus, I laughed super hard at his e-mail.  I kinda want to get elected to office just so I can piss him off and watch my e-mail inbox fill up with his hilarious batshittery.

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