Democrats in Broward County are apparently cowering in fear over the supposedly inflammatory language used by Lt. Col. Allen West to his supporters. They’re afraid he’s encouraging the “violent fringe” to come after them.
At a tea party gathering in Jupiter on Monday night, Republican congressional hopeful Allen West slammed U.S. Rep. Ron Klein, D-Boca Raton, for not holding an in-person town hall meeting to discuss his vote for the sweeping health care overhaul bill.
West told activists they need to “make the fellow scared to come out of his house. That’s the only way that you’re going to win. That’s the only way you’re going to get these people’s attention. You’ve got to put pressure on them and make them understand that you’ve got to come back and live the laws that you establish. Don’t let them be a ruling class elite. You’ve got to let them know that the clock’s ticking.”
Broward County Democratic Chairman Mitch Ceasar replied with a lengthy statement today accusing West of stoking the “violent fringe that threatens our leaders.”
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is circulating Ceasar’s statement as well.
Well, Lt. Col. West is not backing down… He’s now responded to Mitch Ceasar and the DCCC.
Via Atlas Shrugs:
George Bennett, staff writer for The Palm Beach Post, scribbled this to West: “Any reaction to these accusations from Broward County Democratic Chairman Mitch Ceasar?”
Here is West’s response:
Yes George, here is my response. The history of the Democratic party is steeped in intimidation. It was the Democratic Party that started the KKK to enforce Jim Crow segregation laws. It was the Democratic party that instituted lynching and other means of violence to preclude blacks from enjoying the Constitutional rights the Republican party established in the 13-15th Amendments and the early Civil Rights Legislation during the Reconstruction Era through the 1960s.It is the Democratic party which today promotes the intimidation tactics of ACORN, SEIU, Code Pink, Anarchist groups, and the New Black Panther Party. Mitch Ceasar is typical of liberal Democrats in seeking to create a smoking mirror when nothing exists. Caesar is a true representative of the politics of hypocrisy that infests the Democrat party.The liberals of Broward County are evidencing their fear of the American people, and our campaign, and OUR voices will not be silenced.If Nancy Pelosi’s puppet Congressman Ron Klein will not face his constituents, then yes, he should remain in his gated community home…..and not continue with the charade of being a Representative of the people of Congressional District 22. This is not stoking any violent fringe, it is simply stating the fact that Congressman Ron Klein is a liberal Democrat coward. And Mitch Caesar lives in a world of delusion…perhaps he should focus on the culture of corruption that is the Broward Democrat Party, not this Congressional race.George, tell Mitch to stop playing these petulant, immature games of petty character assassination politics, another Democrat trait, trying to fight for a weak Congressman. Let Klein stand on his own, I am. And yes, the clock is ticking, because on 2 November Ron Klein will indeed be former Congressman Ron Klein.George, feel free to print this entire response as it is going out all across the blog world.
Steadfast and Loyal, LTC(R) Allen B West…..Candidate, US Congress Florida District 22