Allen West, the former congressman and Fox News commentator known for wacko statements and crazy Teaparty extremism, may endorse and support Hawaii’s congressional aspirant, Charles Djou (R). Ironically Djou is running away from his right-wing views, backpedaling on his anti-gay, anti-choice stances and trying to make voters in blue Hawaii forget he’s a Republican.
And this technique has worked well so far. Djou is ahead of Democrat Mark Takai by 4 points(3 point margin of error.)
What will happen, though, when voters hear that Djou is in the running for financial backing from cray-cray Allen West? When they hear West’s positions like these:
“I must confess, when I see anyone with an Obama 2012 bumper sticker, I recognize them as a threat to the gene pool.”
Whoa! That’ll go over well in Obama’s home state where he is still incredibly popular! Oh yeah. West doesn’t believe Obama was born in Hawaii (or the U.S. for that matter.)
if you support Medicare…you can kiss the United States of America goodbye.
[liberal women] “have been neutering American men and bringing us to the point of this incredible weakness — to let them know that we are not going to have our men become subservient. That’s what we need you to do. Because if you don’t, then the debt will continue to grow…deficits will continue to grow.”
Who knew that the deficit was caused by American men being neutered by liberal women?
“I believe there’s about 78 to 81 [congressional] members of the Democratic Party that are members of the Communist Party.”
We could go on for page after page on the asinine things Allen West has said. Social Security a “modern 21st century slavery”; the Dream Act “reprehensible” and those supporting it “almost treasonable”; federal student loans communist; and too much tolerance “cultural suicide”.
It is not surprising that Charles Djou is popular with Teaparty extremists. Djou won his brief 2010 stint in congress in a 3-way race with Tea Party support and even attended the first Tea Party rally held in Hawaii on April 15, 2009.
Stephanie Ohigashi, Chair of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, had this to say about Djou’s possible “honor”:
Given his track record supporting the Tea Party, it is not surprising that Charles Djou is one of the top four contenders to get support from Allen West. They say that birds of a feather flock together – and it’s the same with Charles Djou and Allen West.”
What kind of birds? Cuckoo birds maybe?
Reprinted from DailyKos