Political Rhetoric: When poorly chosen words destroy a nation.
by, 16th April 2012 at 02:47 AM (298 Views)
Rep. Allen West, R-Fla.
This story is completely ridiculous.
- Representative Allen West, R-Fla, recently accused 78 to 81 Democrats in the Congress as being card-carrying members of the Communist party
- Allen West utilizes these comments to raise money: "In response to a question about Marxists in Congress, I called out the Congressional Progressive Caucus for their extreme left-wing positions," the email stated. "I stand by the point of my comments and I need you to stand with me today by making a contribution of $10 or more."
- Almost no public outrage over West's accusations
Source: West aims to raise money off ‘communist’ comments – CNN Political Ticker - CNN.com Blogs
Over a course of several presidencies, political rhetoric in America has become an ugly war of half-truths and buzz words. It has become the norm to call people like Obama incredibly falsified pet-names such as "the first Nigerian president" and "the Muslim socialist". What has happened to our beautiful system of democracy and free speech? Has the general public actually degenerated enough to openly welcome the everyday remarks of politicians like Allen West?
How come there is almost no outrage over this man's attempt to bring forth a new wave of McCarthyism? How come there is no outrage over how West is attempting to manipulate the sensationalism of his remarks for political gain?
On one last note:
"West's original remarks came amid calls for him to be selected as the GOP vice presidential nominee by a number of high-profile Republicans, including Sarah Palin, Herman Cain and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley."
Oh man... God bless America.
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