Allen West Brings Up Obama “Doing Blow and Smoking Dope” (VIDEO)
Matt | On 30, May 2012
Rep. Allen West (R-Florida) knows just what to say to get the media talking. You gotta love how he legislates from a position of not giving a damn what anyone thinks of him.
West’s latest rant surrounded a question he received at an event. The audience member pressed him about disciplinary action he received in the military after he threatened a detainee’s life. That action is a no-no under Article 15 of the Uniform Code of Justice.
Since he was cornered by the inquiry, Rep. West did what any upstanding politician would do. Deflect, deflect, deflect! He said that if people wanted to talk about his infraction, then we need to discuss the president’s past well-documented drug use.
Watch the video and read the transcript below, courtesy of Think Progress, to get the exact exchange:
AUDIENCE MEMBER: Please release your Article 15 conviction.
WEST: I was not convicted of anything. I think everyone knows what happened. I mean if you guys have a problem with the fact that people were out there planning to kill my soldiers and I found a guy, I put a pistol, shot over his head, and they weren’t killing my soldiers anymore. If you guys have a problem with that, you need to go talk to someone else, because if I’m in that exact same situation, I’m making the same decision for those men and women. [...] So if you guys want to go back and talk about what happened nine years ago for me, let’s talk about the president doing blow, and smoking dope.
So you can see where this is going, right? Anytime the GOP is pressed about something, instead of owning it, they bring President Obama into the debate. Is there anyone in the party who has an ounce of personal accountability? I’ll wait….
ANSWER IN THE COMMENTS SECTION BELOW:
How do you feel about President Obama’s admitted past (marijuana, Rev. Wright, Bill Ayers) still being brought up in the 2012 election cycle?