Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) caused a stir recently when he accused dozens of House Democrats of being secret members of the Communist Party. In his latest Facebook message, however, the right-wing congressman has a new label in mind.
Apparently complaining about Democratic efforts to keep student loan interest rates low, West complains that "President Barack Hussein Obama" is "bribing" voters. The Republican lawmaker added, "This is so reminiscent of the Twilight Zone episode 'To Serve Man'. Obama and his liberal progressive disciples are the modern day Kanamits."
And what, pray tell, are Kanamits? Tim Murphy had this helpful report:
What is a Kanamit? The Broward–Palm Beach New Times helpfully informs us that the Kanamit were "a race of nine-foot-tall aliens that come to Earth and cure famine, blight, and nuclear warfare." But that was all just a ruse for their real goal: "their kindness is really just a not-very-elaborate ruse to fatten up the human race so they can be carted back to the Kanamit home planet to be eaten. A Kanamit book called To Serve Man that was discovered by the humans turns out not to be about helping man at all -- it's a cookbook." It's people!
It was also the basis for a fun Halloween episode of "The Simpsons" a while back.
In any case, Allen West sees giant aliens intent on eating humans and draws a parallel to the president and congressional Democrats.
No word on whether West believes the Kanamits were also secret communists.