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Allen West draws wrath for comparing Democrats to Nazi propagandists

by Dara Kam | December 16th, 2011

Florida Democrats and Jewish groups expressed outrage over U.S. Rep. Allen West’s comments yesterday likening Democrats to Nazi leader Joseph Goebbels.

“This outrageous comparison is extreme, even for Congressman Allen West,” state Rep. Mark Pafford, a West Palm Beach Democrat who is Jewish, said in a statement issued by the Florida Democratic Party on Friday. “Likening Democrats to Nazis is despicable and offensive. Floridians deserve more from their elected officials than inflamed rhetoric that has brought Washington to a stand-still and left the middle class out-to-dry.”

Politco reported the blunt-speaking West’s comments yesterday:

Tea party favorite Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) said Thursday that Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels would be “very proud” of Democrats for shifting public sentiment against Republicans, and he blamed the press for helping spread their message.

“If Joseph Goebbels was around, he’d be very proud of the Democrat Party because they have an incredible propaganda machine,” West told reporters in the Capitol. “I think that you have, and let’s be honest, you know, some of the people in the media are complicit in this, in enabling them to get that type of message out.”

No stranger to controversy, the freshman Republican whose district lies largely in Palm Beach County clarified that he wasn’t linking Democrats to the Nazi party and predicted the fall-out from his remarks.

Again, from Politico:

“I’m talking about propaganda, OK,” he said. “Don’t start taking my words and twisting it around. I’m talking about propaganda. And I think that’s a very important thing. When you tell me that everyone thinks that the only people on Capitol Hill are House Republicans, it’s because that’s what’s being portrayed, is that there’s nobody else up here.”

“Once again, you guys will take whatever I say and you will spin it to try to demonize me or demagogue me,” West added. “What I’m talking about is a person that was the minister of propaganda. And I’m talking about propaganda. So please. I’ll be prepared to wake up tomorrow and you guys make up some crazy story. Whatever.”

The Anti-Defamation League called West’s comments “outrageous” and demanded an apology in a letter to West Friday.

“Such outrageous Holocaust analogies have no place in our political dialogue. They are offensive, they trivialize real historical events, and they diminish the memory of the six million Jews and millions of others who perished in the Holocaust,” ADL National Director Abraham H. Foxman said in a press release.

In his letter to West, Foxman – a Holocaust survivor – wrote: “It is high time to excise analogies to Nazi and Hitler from the political vocabulary. It doesn’t serve us as Americans, and cheapens our political discourse.”

It’s not the first time West provoked Jewish groups. In his campaign last year, West accused Democratic campaign trackers of using “Gestapo-like intimidation tactics.” (Read the ADL’s first demand for an apology on that here.)

The American Jewish Committee also slammed West on Friday.

“To make a linkage between any mainstream political party in the United States and the heinous atrocities committed by the Third Reich should be simply beyond the pale, whatever political differences may arise in a heated electoral season,” AJC Executive Director David Harris said.

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89 Responses to “Allen West draws wrath for comparing Democrats to Nazi propagandists”

  1. BustedUpGrunt Says:

    Ever stop to think that EVERY single Army and Marine Commander in Iraq was specifically targeted by insurgents?
    But West was the ONLY ONE over 8 years of war who grabbed some shmuck off the street and tortured him.
    No wonder West chose to accept a lesser punishment and immediate retirement instead of a Court Martial.
    He knew he’d be convicted.
    Now this.
    What was he thinking…..if anything?
    Neurotic, Psychotic, no common sense…..pick one for this clown.

  2. howie Says:

    why do Jewish organizations believe they own any mention of the word Nazi? Millions of non Jews were killed by them and many non Jews were killed in the war against them.Their victim card is very obnoxious.

    When I was in Vietnam we did to prisoners a lot worse than what West did. Not proud of it but was is either them or us. Grow up.

  3. Matt Barca Says:

    The truth is Congressman Lt. Col. Allen West sacrificed his career to save the lives of his men…that’s call courage, honor and self sacrifice. Concepts that are foreign to democrats/liberals. If the media was doing it’s job three years ago and told the truth about this student of Saul Alinsky we have in the Whitehouse we wouldn’t be having this discussion. BTW
    Scaring a terrorist/enemy combatant is not torture that is a ridiculous idiotic thing to say.

  4. realistic Says:

    Neither party should compare the other of being ANYTHING like the Nazis. It is absurd and flat out wrong. People may disagree on ideals , but that does not mean you use a comparison to a barbaric oppressive and evil empire. This is why people don’t trust elected officials. Its all about division. If we all stood as one and demanded the important things be debated and our BIG problems be solved. We may not be relegated to having to tolerate such horrible representation.

  5. Tom Says:

    It’s time for these right wing nut jobs, Mr. West and Gov. Scott, to be ‘one term and out.’

  6. howie Says:

    Nazi propaganda machine study should teach us how it worked so it does not happen again;;especially here…l thanl Congressman West for his astute observation ..just watch the idiots on MSNBC and their bobblehead followers who believe reality through that filter of the truth.

  7. ol marine Says:

    I think it is incredibly ignorant and arrogant to say that ONLY a Republican/ conservative can have tenets like Courage, Honor and self sacrifice. To believe such a fairy tale is dangerous and shows how ignorant people can be. Dog tags have your name serial# and religion……not what party you vote for!!!!!!

  8. LaQuishaNiqua Jones Says:

    Cheers Mr. Barca…heres wishing you a Merry Christmas. You post was entirely accurate and sure to inflame the huddled masses waiting for more hand outs from Hussein.

  9. Steve WPB Says:

    Allen West would be the one captive on the boat from Africa complaining, “When are we going to get there?”

  10. Koch Brother Says:

    West ia a fascist pig. Its the Republicans who are Nazis. What a disgrace to be represented by this Hooligan..I voted against him before, and will again..

  11. Soylent Green Says:


  12. T 4 2, 2 4 T Says:

    Mr. Baca’s post was in fact completely false as the man West tortured was an innocent civilian Iraqi police officer, who was later released because he was innocent. West has even conceded so to the NY Times.
    The right protect the interests of the rich at the expense of all others in America, and when they are called on it they point fingers and scream Nazi. Absurd and offensive.
    West will go to Hell, it is only a question of how deep into the inferno he wishes to go.

  13. no unions Says:

    West rules. It’s nice to have leaders like him in office. Hopefully others can follow his lead.

  14. ADL is not DIVERSE enough! Says:

    The “Anti-Defamation League” is the organization that MUST be CHANGED!

    Jewish people are NOT the exclusive group that must bear/endure DEFAMATION of any sort!

    Foxman needs to apologize to West and OBAMA and immediately CHANGE the name to the “Jewish Anti-Defamation League” or RELINQUISH THEIR 501c 3 STATUS AND DISBAND IMMEDIATELY!!!

    By the way, for such oppressed and chronically “offended” people, they have absolutely no business WASTING tax-deductable DONATED funds going to the BREAKERS to congregate!

    Discrimination of ALL others embodies the suggestion of “defamation.”

    Discrimination against non Jewish members and cases is patently UN-AMERICAN and Jews must realize that democracy and DIVERSITY is not solely their arguement!

    Live by the actions and virtues you extoll or stop accepting “donations” and filing as a “class/tax protected status!!!”

  15. Lee Kinberg Says:

    sadly this comment by a very stupid man does not surprise me…since in congress west has not sponsored any leglistation..he has not co-sponsered any..he has not introduced any ammendments to any bills…my question is..WHAT THE HELL HAS THIS USELESS PIECE
    OF CRAP BEEN DOING ?????????????????????

  16. dave Says:

    his should put this to bed. Here is Dem. Rep. Cohen in congress compairing Republicans to Goebbels. On the house floor!

  17. Jean Rich Says:

    What an embarrassement for the State of Florida. West is not worthy of the office he holds.

  18. Free Baller Says:

    Everyone knows democrats are Nazis. This is just another phony issue Democraps are raising a stink about. God knows they can’t run a campaign on there merits. Wher was all the fuss when democrap Representetive Cohen jus a few short months ago compaired Republicans to Goebbels and Nazis on the house floor. This is just more democrap hypocricy. It never ends with thses idiots.

  19. Disgusted Says:

    What did we do to deserve such horrible people as West and Scott? Vote them out!

  20. Renegade Says:

    Hey Howie…but then we would have to take Fox off the air….and Rush off the radio….etc., etc.

    Have Allen( i’m a b*tch for the rich) West try this school of thought out.

    Al Qaeida attacked the world trade center trying to bring down the American economy. They could have saved themselves the trouble, sat back in their caves, and watched George Bush do it for them!!! He did what Al Qaeida failed to accomplish. He may be their hero.
    And, by obstructing every attempt to alleviate unemployment and help the economy, The GOP obstructionists in Congress have caused hardship to more American families than Al Qaeida has been able to cause here in the US post 9/11. Who needs Al Qaeida, we have the GOP.
    They don’t care if unemployment is high. Their wealthy corporate owners are still turning record profits!
    I was a Republican my entire life until about 8 months ago. I had seen enough and refused to have my name associated with people who would deliberately do harm to the American people.
    If West wants to compare Democrats to Nazi’s then he needs to look at how his party compares to Al Qaeida!!( even the hardline mentality is the same)

  21. dark gator Says:

    Allen West might be eligible for impeachment or at least subjet to a law suit brought by the “Democrat” Party!

  22. louie Says:

    I voted for West.
    I had higher hopes for him.
    In that it seems every time he speaks, he uses an inflammatory tone.
    Granted, it’s all about politics.
    And both sides are pretty bad right now.
    He should be the bigger person.
    Whatever…maybe there’s something in the D.C. water that makes them all a bit cranky.
    Anyway…rise above all the rhetoric Congressman.
    D.C. is broken and using Nazi comparisons isn’t going to help anyone.

  23. howie Says:

    so the anti Defamation leaque joins the liberal racists who can’t stand West because he is a successful black conservative. How ironic.

  24. Tim Says:

    Once again the repuggos showcase an absolutely intolerable whack job, and expect us not to be offended. West is 1 & done.

  25. Go West Says:

    Mr. West. Please follow your campaign and Go West, we do not want you here anymore.

  26. howie Says:

    don’t you mean go back to Africa?? liberal bigots should go back o New York..we don’t want YOU here.

  27. booradley Says:

    West should learn to temper his references to Nazi’s. It shows his lack of intellegence. He could have alluded to the book “1984″ for a better example of Democratic media manipulation. Just look at the Oh’bama “HOPE” poster, right out of Orwell.
    In Germany it’s a crime to call anyone as a Nazi unless they truly were. As it is to deny the Holocaust.

    Dems and Repubs should leave the Nazi accusations to those who truly lived under them. West and most of todays politicians never experienced the rage felt by Americans and the world when the Nazi atrocities were brought to light. And certainly not the depravations they caused to well over 10 million concentration camp prisonors nor to the suffering of hundreds of millions of European and Soviet citizens.If they did, they would be more carefull using them as an example of political discourse.

  28. Plead the 5th 75 Times Says:

    C’mon, everyone with half a brain knows that Rupert Murdoch is the modern day Joseph Goebbels.

  29. A Palm Beach Jew Says:

    Most Jews in Palm Beach support Col. West. Hes a true friend of Israel unlike the current President.

  30. observing the passing parade Says:

    What Goebbels pefected and practiced was the concept that if you tell a lie often enough, loud enough, and long enough, people begin to accept it as the truth.

    Churchill said that a lie can get halfway around the world before the truth can get out of bed and get it’s pants on.

    From this vantage point both Dems and GOP do a lot of lying, but the Dems more often, louder, and longer,

    get the drift?

  31. sue Says:

    Hey Howie…You’re a schmuck…Keep your stupid opinions to yourself. You and West and Scott…the newest Three Stooges.

  32. RobWPB Says:

    Thats hypocritical… the Left (including the Liberal Media) have labeled the Tea Party as racist and even Nancy Pelosi made the connection in trying to Demonize the Tea Party.. so I say.. GOOD for Allen West…

  33. ELC Says:

    It takes one ignorant comment from a man who I thought had a brain in his head. This is what happens when emotion takes over from what is reality. If Allen West would have thought before he talked-possibly a different message would have come out. As a Jewish person, I am totally insulted by his reference that the Democrats are no better than Nazis especially Joseph Goebble in particular. I was a former Democrat and I don’t care what political party you belong to there was no reason to call the Dems Nazis’ Allen West was way out of line here and I doubt if I would ever vote for him again. I understand what the message Allen West was trying to bring across but his method was wrong.

  34. Darren Lee Says:

    The real propaganda machine is Faux News.

  35. Steve Says:

    when someone shows you who they are belive them .

  36. dounome Says:

    There is no way the Democratic Propaganda machine can measure up to the GOP machine backed by the Koch brothers and their combined $40 billion dollars.

  37. The Real Life Says:

    And this is just another reason why Allen West is an imbecile.

    Joseph Goebbels (Nazi Minister of Propaganda) actually took notes and learned propaganda strategy from America.

    He studied the work of Edward Bernays.

  38. Tea Lady Says:

    Mr. West voted for Mr. Boehner’s misguided plan for increasing America’s debt by another BILLION. Indeed, Mr. West championed Mr. Boehner’s bill.

    Mr. West needs to go!

  39. Socrates Says:

    NAZI stands for National Socialist Party Workers of Germany. The difference between the National Socialists was their adamant NATIONALISM, PATRIOTISM and ANTI-SEMITISM.

    They only thing they have in common with Socialists and Communists is that they lie through a well crafted propaganda machine and the State is in control of the means of production, education and the citizen. They were like the communist China a hybrid system of Capitalism and Socialism. So maybe West was comparing the Socialist run state media as NAZIs in that sense and not necessarily as criminals. The NAZI party is wrongly mistaken as a right wing extreme ideology nothing further from the truth, because the State control its citizens as slaves. There is no freedom of press or association. Period

  40. BOVARD Says:

    When a person is not bright enough to think of anything else to use as a verbal insult, he calls the other person a Nazi. If anyone would have felt more at home in the Wehrmacht, it would be this LTC.

  41. Mr. Blow Fish Says:

    Where O where is Joyce The Pastrami Slinger Kaufman ?

  42. A Boca Jew Says:

    I am sick and tired of Allen West insulting me because I disagree with him.

    This is not the first time, or the second time, or the third time that he has used this intentionally hurtful language to intimidate people he disagrees with.

    I called Allen West’s office and demanded an apology. I spoke with the the congressman’s Chief of Staff. The guy flat out lied to my face.

    He said that West’s comments were a result of a recent Pew Poll which said that a vast majority of people think it is the REPUBLICAN PARTY that is to blame for the country’s problems and that it is somehow the “Democrat [sic] Party propaganda machine” that caused that result.

    So I asked him for some evidence of what exactly the “propaganda machine” did to cause the result in the poll. He could not come up with a single thing. NOTHING. And then he had the gall to tell me that it don’t matter, and that he agrees with Allen West.

    I am a Jewish Democrat in this idiot’s district and I CANNOT WAIT TO VOTE HIM OUT OF OFFICE!

  43. dick Says:

    Jews and Blacks have never seen eye to eye. They look for an opportunity to be “outraged” so they can get their Demo
    cronies in there. This comment is not a good enough reason.

  44. stu bum Says:




  45. Lg Italian sub, chips and soda Says:

    A liberal poster just wrote,”I am sick and tired of Allen West insulting me because I disagree with him.”

    Butch up pal. You libs can sure dish it out, but you cannot take it.
    The vitriole on these PB Post threads are exponentially harsher than anything West will ever say… as far as that goes, likewise for Democratic Senators & Representatives.

    “If Joseph Goebbels was around, he’d be very proud of the Democrat Party because they have an incredible propaganda machine,”

    Boo hoo hoo.

  46. True Comrade Says:

    Every once in a while you get someone from the right or the left that may say something extreme or stupid, but when it comes to screwing the people, party affiliation does not matter. Congress is an equal opportunity crook.

    While they are screwing you and me, they are hoping you focus on ideology. Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.

  47. howie Says:

    This article and the idiots who disagree with what West said proves that what West said is true..

  48. I Says:

    Allen West said, “If Joseph Goebbels was around, he’d be very proud of the Democrat Party because they have an incredible propaganda machine,” I don’t see the comparison of the democrats with the Nazis; he is talking about the propaganda machine used by the democrats. Stop taking things out of context you tards! BTW how many times have we heard liberals call conservatives fascists, killers, or racists. Just look at post number 11?

  49. ERIC Says:

    This should be the last straw for this scum!!! South Florida…he needs to go!!! he should crawl back under whatever rock he came from!!!

  50. harry Says:

    Jews need to get over their persecution complex..West talked about the Nazi propaganda machine which was very effective.. electing Obama and Hitler used the same BS is a good point ..

    grow up Jews!!

  51. Jack Says:

    That’s my boy Allen West I will be voting for you again.I’m so happy with your work.I’m glad you said what you said at least you have guts your a leader Allen West

  52. Jews R 4 jews Says:

    Allen West defeat an incumbent jewish man in his congressional district. Now, another jewish female is running.

    Those with a short memory need to recall that the jews who dominate the S FL democrat party supported a recent resident of FL and billionaire jew, Jeffrey Greene, over black candidate Kendrick Meek.

    When Kendrick Meek won the DEMOCRAT primary contest and beat Greene, the party leaders URGED democrats to vote for Independent Charlie Crist INSTEAD of democrat Meek!

    It’s the jewish candidate over any other candidate. Jews are for jews. They PRETEND to be for others.

  53. Brian Says:

    So has the shrew wasserman whined and demanded an apology yet?

  54. Nazi Pelosi Says:

    What are the similarities between the Democrat Party of today and the Nazi Party in Germany?

    The Nazis were against big business — they hated big business. They were insanely, irrationally against pollution. They had a whole bunch of make-work projects to keep people working. They were for abortion and euthanasia of the undesirables, as we all know, and they were for cradle-to-grave nationalized healthcare

    Read more on Media Ignore Pelosi Nazi Comparison

    It’s okay for democrats to use the term and make references to nazis, but not republicans.

  55. Ronald Peterson Says:

    I think the Jewish population of this country needs to look back at their history in Germany. Remember how the National Socialists came to power? Are you getting a sense of Deja’Vu? you should be thanking Col. West for his vigilance. He is trying to stop another Holocaust.

  56. harry Says:

    Alan West says ‘Never again” but he did not know that only applied to liberal Jews.

  57. thinknoutloud Says:

    This country NEEDS more men like Mr.West!He`s absolutly right that the comments were taken out of context because he refered to a nazi in reguards to the media propaganda he believes is liberals approach to the media.Problem is most people are too STUPID to distingush what he ACCUALLY meant.Instead they go on the offensive and act like a pack of hungry wolves.Pathetic.Mr.West sees a glimmer of what this country could,would and should be,but,liberal idiots are constantly trying to shoot him down.We have turned into a nation of whining, self serving,what can I get for free,wimps.And when someone calls us on it,we just whine louder.We should all be proud.

  58. John Larkin Says:

    Thank You Allen West for calling out a truth that we all know… Democrats should join Republicans as Americans – so that our house is not divided.

  59. A Boca Jew Says:

    Outright bigotry by the right wing!

    NOBODY is surprised! When will it end?

    Anyone who is offended by Allen West and his drooling anti-Semitic lackeys, please join the new facebook group:

    Allen West Must Go!

  60. jac Says:

    Remember how bad the state pension system was? Funny it was Scott lying. It never was bad. West will get away with what his says with his voters. No Class. Just because he served for this nation doesn’t mean he should act Un American and get away with it. We don’t owe someone like this the time of day. Use election time wisely. Get Nazi out of your language already Mr West.

  61. Irony Says:

    Think about it: The irony that Josef Goebbels would desparately want to bury West’s praise of his (Goebbels) propaganda machine because of Mr. West’s race.

  62. Getyourfactsstraight Says:

    Those who believe the Anti-Defamation League’s role is to only support Jews are obviously unaware and uninformed of the League’s ongoing work with the civil rights efforts of the Southern Poverty Law Center and NAACP.

  63. Someone Says:

    I’m a Democrat and West is absolutely right. The Democrats are all about propaganda, smear campaigns and media thuggery.

    Sorry to break it to you Jews, but my dad fought against the Nazis, and he wasn’t such a rabid Democrat that he couldn’t admit their flaws.

    My party has gone so far downhill that it’s impossible to recognize as the “working man’s” party – it’s now the party of welfare & illegal aliens.

    It’s NOT the party that my dad supported. Take a good long look in the mirror, Jewish Democrats (especially that loudmouth pathological liar Debbie Wasserman Schultz) and take a look at what you’ve become. It’s disgusting.

    I am appalled that Jews would support Obama in the first place considering his dismal attitude towards Israel. Now I know how Bernie Madoff got away with his scam for so long…..because people did NOT WANT TO BELIEVE that they could be WRONG about him. Obama is the Democrats Bernie Madoff…..a con man who talks a good game. With marks who are too stupid or ashamed to admit they made a mistake.

    I’m off to the Board of Elections to change parties so that I can vote in the Republican primary…..sayanara!

  64. David Arnold Says:

    It is the republican party that is using the Goeggels play book. Hate and fear and find a scape goat. It is easy to see how the Nazi party brainwashed an entire country, and a very educated country at that.

  65. David Arnold Says:

    It is the Republican party that is following the Goebbels play book. Use hate, fear and a scape-goat, (undocumented immigrants), to gain a following. It worked in Germany 75 years ago, and Germans were the most educated people on the planet at that time, and it seems to be working here. God help us.

  66. Someone Says:

    There is no such thing as an “undocumented immigrant”. That is PROPAGANDA.

    Thanks for proving my point, David Arnold!!!!

  67. Think Before You Talk Says:

    Allen, ask Hank Williams Jr. how well using these analogies worked for him.

  68. Koch Brother Says:

    No Unions,

    no unions means, in your case, no money and no education…

    You are just an ignorant product of Florida schools…study hard and get your GED so you can move out of your mother’s home…and fix that old pickup truck!!

  69. howie Says:

    you are a clueless Koch..but Mr West us in Congress while you post anonymous dribble in your ripped undershirt with ketchup stains on it from your rusted out trailer which will be repossessed any moment.

  70. Johnny Says:

    Don’t know why his comments are so shocking we are living in a police state. Are some of you not paying attention? Obama and the Congress just passed a law that allows the government to incarcerate US citizens without charges or a trial indefinitely. Because THEY SAY you might be affiliated with a terrorist. Our government has thrown the constitution right out the window. The two parties are nothing more than thugs now. How tragic, and people want to blast West about making some Nazi comment. Look at the bigger picture.

  71. cc says: Says:

    husaine has done more to destroy the ecommomy than anyone ,more people on food stamps than any time in history,he has destroyed jobs so much the illegal immigrants are leaving America. Mr West is trying to save America, the dems with their freebees are trying to destroy it

  72. booradley Says:

    I notice a few references to Jews and Black Americans being at odds and Jews wanting to keep the black man oppressed.
    That shows a poor study of U.S. history. Much to the chagrin of Southern Dixiecrats, Jews supported the Civil Rights Act,as well as the Voters Rights Act and showed presence in the South and Midwest supporting and organizing local groups protesting segregation and voting law violations. (think “Mississippi Burning”)
    American Jews have been the best political friends African Americans could have had. Yet people like Farahkan (Nation of Islam) call it a “gutter” religion, while Jewish lawyers in Washington continue to defend his right to Free Speech.
    Put bluntly, the white world wants to enslave blacks and kill Jews. Jews and Blacks have more in common than most would think.

  73. paintitblu Says:

    the oppisite is closer to being true, matter of fact….if one takes all the facts about all things conderned, that is….west has had people arrested for asking questions at town hall meetings…what democrat has Ever done that?…i’m just saying…Lois Frankel for Congress!

  74. howie Says:

    Frankel?? that witch belongs in federal prison..

  75. one & done Says:

    Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me.But in the case of Allen West favoring of foreign nationals over unemployed americans in the H2B visa program is appalling. For this reason he must go.

  76. Janet Ann Says:

    What a double standard! Where was The Anti-Defamation League’s outrage in January when Rep. Steve Cohen made the exact same comparison in regards to Republicans.

  77. howie Says:

    Good catch…Janet Ann..shove it down the Pam Beach Post’s throat..

    “They don’t like the truth so they summarily dismiss it,” said Cohen, who is Jewish. “They say it’s a government takeover of health care, a big lie just like [Nazi propagandist Joseph] Goebbels. You say it enough, you repeat the lie, you repeat the lie, you repeat the lie, and eventually, people believe it. Like blood libel. That’s the same kind of thing.”

  78. Lisa Says:

    He’s right. How anyone can believe the propaganda handed down by the Democrats is beyond me. Most groups, especially blacks, continue to buy into the broken promises made by the Democratic party when it’s obvious those promises are not kept. Fools.

  79. Carl Randolph Says:

    Did everyone forget that Barack Obama compared America to Nazi Germany in an interview with NPR?

    West is a patriot in my book. We’re headed for a nightmarish economic collapse with this deficit spending.

    We need to rein in Washington PRONTO!

  80. History Buff Says:

    Ignorance on Parade! Dummies that don’t know how to spell or use spell check. Grammar is who we visit on Sunday. The sad state of our republic is reflected by the basic courses missed within the education system. One of most important things to learn is history. Want to know what to expect, study what happened. History always repeats. Mr. West comment is about the great propagandist Joseph Goebbels, not the evils of the Nazi’s. The attacks are based on him comparing the Dems to the Nazis, something he didn’t do.

  81. Nevin Says:

    Allen West speaks the truth when he characterized the left wing of the Democratic Party machine’s attacks on conservative or nationalist candidates and elected officials. Goebbels and Hitler spoke of the big lie and sadly different Democratic Party commercials and ads utilized the same tactics. They whip up emotions based on half truths and lies. Historical examples included the ad showing a Paul Ryan “look alike” pushing an elderly woman in a wheelchair off a cliff. Another notorious example was the anti-Barry Goldwater commercial showing a little girl picking a pedal off a flower followed by a nuclear explosion. That was supposed to indicate that Goldwater was a trigger happy warmonger (thanks to Bill Moyers for that commercial!). As far as the historical record is concerned, Allen West is spot on!

  82. Angel Melendez Says:

    Rep. Allen West should not be given forum to express.

    I have seeing him in several events and as a member of Congress he does not show the knowledge, respect and understanding of what his constituents needs.

    I am a disappointed veteran just waiting for the opportunity to vote against him.

    We should not waste much time on talking about him.

  83. Angel Melendez Says:


  84. banshiii Says:

    The man is an idiot. I’ve been to a couple of his town halls and he spits out republican slant, aka propaganda, like an absolute PRO. And I’m smart enough to check his facts, so I know it’s propaganda.

  85. RealAngst Says:

    What does being a black conservative have to do with anything? The man is a insensitive, boorish clown who should never have been elected to any office. I hope he and Scott are one term wonders, and I am a Republican voter!

  86. howie Says:

    If you saw Lois Frankel’s FBI file, you would believe Representative West is a saint. Just saying.

  87. RealAngst Says:

    Why is it that there is always a faction that has to bring up race or religion? We are AMERICANS and it is OUR RIGHT to disagree with each other because we do have diverse viewpoints. Accusing political parties of wanting power is nothing new. That is what they do, they all freaking lie and depending on whose LIE YOU LIKE, that is who you go with. I am shocked that the point would be about Nazi’s in the 1930′s and America Today! Economic Woes from a FAILED Republican Leadership of more than 8 years, its the Democrats fault. Getting attacked on 9/11? The Dems again! If Jewish folks control the banks and the media, as the racists would have us believe, then how in the heck did we end up with a Bi-Racial POTUS who isnt Jewish? What a bunch of failed hypocrites we have in office today!

  88. disgusted Says:

    howie says is an idiot/ he belongs in a nut house. I know him because I met him in the nut house

  89. howie Says:

    can’t talk about “disgusted” due to the doctor-patient privacy policy I swore to uphold.

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