There seems to be a bit of pattern to how Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) conducts himself. Periodically, the unhinged Republican lawmaker will say something ridiculous, which is soon followed by a period in which West revels in the attention. Then he’ll send out a fundraising letter celebrating his notoriety, before enjoying a little quiet time.
West will, invariably, then start the cycle over again.
It’s been a while since the Floridian’s latest outburst, so I suppose we were due for garbage like this.
The Republican congressman was speaking an event in his district, where West explained his deranged perspective on President Obama: “He does not want you to have the self-esteem of getting up and earning, and having that title of American. He’d rather you be his slave.”
It’s worth noting that (a) President Obama is not trying to enslave the population; and (b) as Maddow Blog has noted before, Allen West is a little too fond of slave metaphors.