Florida Congressman: Obama Supporters “Threat To Gene Pool”


Florida Congressman Allen West has never been accused of being much of a diplomat.  And it’s those skills that come out in the latest of his weekly blog posts for a right wing website.

The Florida Independent points readers to an evocative post West wrote for Red Country, a conservative blog in the state, where he announces the beginning of the “ultimate ideological clash in America.”  That clash, of course, is over taxes, and apparently it’s time to take out some naysayers:

The voices of the American people who want sound fiscal, taxation, and regulatory policy need to be heard this week. I am issuing a “call to action” — let the White House, Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid hear how you feel. Are there REALLY 80% of Americans who want higher taxes?

I must confess, when I see anyone with an Obama 2012 bumper sticker, I recognize them as a threat to the gene pool.

A “threat to the gene pool?” Then again, what do you expect from a man who would send a sexist, tirade filled email attacking fellow Florida Representative, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Shultz, calling her, “vile, unprofessional” and “not a lady?”

Seems like West has some anger issues to resolve.


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Jayne Braby Bethard

Oh my gosh! Allen West needs his mouth washed out with soap! Such name calling should not be tolerated from a member of our U.S. Congress nor on any playground at any school in our nation!!

Robby C.
Past Member 5 years ago

Oh, & RE Socialism- as has been proven in many colleges across the country, despite the pseudo-intellectuals trying to sound scholarly (spouting off their latest "alternative" professor's belief's to the contrary) & despite the fact that having some socialist programs is fine...

"Socialism is a philosophy of failure ,the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery..."
- Winston Churchill

And so it goes- the richest 1% of democrats AND republicans would have their 99% & the rest of us would socially divide the other 1%...

Robby C.
Past Member 5 years ago

Awwwwww.... Mathew Z- did I hit a nerve? As I said before, "If only we could get some tax dollars out of big, corporate businesses." And you really think it's fair to make anyone pay over one out of every two working days to the government? And just where would all of this extra cash go anyway? Right into the hands of controlling politicians! It's BS man! IF our tax dollars were spent correctly & accounted for & IF the politicians lost the power to give themselves raises, benefits, perks (beyond regular men's wildest dreams), & couldn't continue w/salaries AFTER they've left office, & IF the fed reserve were accountable & BO couldn't print up paper money on a whim (making it worthless), etc, we wouldn't have this problem. And I'm sorry for you, if YOU somehow think that it was ONLY republicans who have done ALL of this!

Matthew Z.
Matthew Z.5 years ago

@Robby C.

Yes, keep saying "liberal" more often. That really gets your point across. You hate liberals so much. And taxes. Taxes and liberals are bad, and that big scary word you don't understand but hate more than anything else, Socialism, is the worst.

And yes, just like West, you don't understand that the majority of people, now creeping up to 71% thanks to the insanity going on with the debt ceiling, want both corporations and the rich to pay their fair share.





The only BS around here is the idea that someone that makes more than $200,000 a year, more than an average family of four, should be paying taxes at a LOWER marginal rate (thanks to deductions) then average workers. Bring back taxes to the Clinton era levels. That would take a significant portion of our debt away. The rich survived then, there were plenty of them, and can survive now. Then create a millionaires' and billionaires' tax brackets at 50%, 60%, and 70%. And tax capital gains as income, not the cushy 15% that hedge fund billionaires enjoy now.

Don H.
Don H.5 years ago

Allen West is a real "plonker".
(Thanks, Dru)

Robby C.
Past Member 5 years ago

Actually, he's right. He just left out that >95% of the rest of the politicians (from both sides) are a "threat to the gene pool" too. And I certainly do NOT believe the BS that 80% of Americans want higher taxes. UNLESS it's that 80% want higher taxes for EVERYONE making more money than themselves. If only we could get some tax dollars out of big, corporate businesses. Maybe pull out of some wars. Stop sending foriegn aide until OUR economy is more stable. Stop susidizing the oil industry & allowing it to control us...

Debra M.
Debra G.5 years ago

A "..threat to the gene pool.."? Is this guy insane? How in the world did someone as idiotic as this get elected? Ignorance only goes so far. He had to have left clues as to his true personality. Personally, I don't wish harm, evil, or death to any of my enemies, and i do not wish anything that can be construed as wicked, on the party in politics that I don't agree with. Man, is there a lot to disagree with in the Republican party. What a sad state of affairs that one such as this should hold a public office, for which my taxes pay his salary. He is certainly not doing any of us any good.

Pat L.
Patricia L.5 years ago

Pat L. Part 2 of my comment:
bastards that don't do anything for me. My friend is trying to get her mortgage reduced in a program for people with upside down loans (their mortgages are now more than their appraised price because of the economy) and it's all the fault of those damned Yankee bankers as far as she's concerned. Then some slick southern politician works on them to vote Republican and when and if they do vote, they are voting against themselves and don't even know it. I have had conversations over the years with my friend, but sleepy little Daytona Beach believes anything the stinking Republicans say as long as it's laced with "I'm a Christian . . . . ." It's all a shame that voter turnout is low and nobody cares. I don't know if anything will ever change. They are put down and kept down, so who else can they blame but people of color and the northerners. The economy there has always had problems, my friend works for the state and hasn't had a raise in 9 years, and the stinking Republicans in Tallahassee are to blame, but on and on it goes, with no answers. What a shame.

Pat L.
Patricia L.5 years ago

I just returned from 2 weeks visiting my friend in Florida, Daytona Beach to be exact. I lived there for 5 years in the mid to late 1980's and yes, the real local people there (not the transplanted Yankees or vacationing snowbirds from the north east) think like the rednecks they're so proud to be. After all my years away, you can still walk into a local restaurant and hear the locals talk about "niggers" and "chinks" and these are the high school educated, working class. My dear friend doesn't give a damn about politics, but believes everything she's told that Obama wants to encourage a mixed race country where intermarriage will be the norm. Yes, I know it sounds like fiction, but believe me, it's true. She doesn't go to church, doesn't believe in religion, but she'll email me the goofiest stuff about how Obama has to go or our country is doomed. It always says to send on to 20 people; I delete it and wonder if parts of the south and a lot of Florida ever really did surrender and join the union. I tried to have a conversation about politics with a few other friends at dinner with my friend. Every single person told me to just shut up and have a drink. It's hard to understand their way of thinking. When you own a bait shop on the ocean and interact only with other rednecks as my friend's sister does, I guess you become immune to politics. As this sister told me, "Nobody gives a rat's ass if I live or die, so why should I take the time to vote when they're all a bunch of

Cynthia G.
cynthia Gilmore5 years ago

If Obama supporters are a threat to the gene pool then this moron must be a genetic throwback or an outcome of incest is best he is so ignorant. "Lacking in diplomatic skills" is putting it mildly. A close look at the 'gene pool' that voted him into office is required....