Klein calls West a ‘right-wing nut,’ says Obama needs Dem Congressby George Bennett | September 2nd, 2010
U.S. Rep. Ron Klein, D-Boca Raton, ripped Republican challenger Allen West tonight and told a roomful of Democratic activists that the party needs to retain control of Congress to further President Obama’s agenda.
“I’m running against a person who is a right-wing nut,” Klein told the crowd of more than 100 at the Palm Beach County Democratic Executive Committee meeting west of Delray Beach. He read to the partisans from a recent West blog post in which West identified his mission as “destroying the liberal progressive socialist machine and its legislative agenda……Klein is just a stepping stone to that end.”
Said Klein: “What we want on election day is for America to continue to move forward with a progressive agenda…It’s all in our hands to give Barack Obama two more years of a Congress that will work with him to continue to build our country. It’s two more years of an opportunity to build on the good things that we’ve done.”