Over the Top? Ad Depicts Rep. Allen West Punching Old White Woman [Video]
A new YouTube ad depicts Congressman Allen West punching two women, one of them elderly. In the video, he also steals a little cash and runs off with the money. So what’s the problem? Some conservatives have gone on record to call this attack over the top.
This is what West had to say about the new ad:
I spent my life in uniform fighting for our great nation and protecting all Americans. The ad being run against me by my opponent’s family depicting violence against women and senior citizens is reprehensible. It plays on stereotypes and fear to divide Americans, and it cheapens the very real and tragic occurrences of violence against women and seniors. The American people are suffering from crushing debt, horrific tax and regulatory policies, and epic unemployment. This classless ad shows a lack of regard for the issues plaguing our nation. This ad reflects the sad state of politics in our Republic with those who seek to destroy a person’s character to cover for their lack of intellectual ability and integrity.
Well, we don’t know the full story about the integrity West displayed in combat since he has refused to answer questions about his military service. But, for a man who plays the race card so frequently, it is hard to imagine that he’d find anything “classless.” Class has certainly not been a virtue he’s exhibited during his tenure.
For the record, West does represent a district in Florida with quite a few seniors, and the right wing legislation he supports would batter them financially. So, it’s hard to understand what all the uproar is about.
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