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Allen West Defends Selection of Joyce Kaufman

The political insane asylum in this country just gets larger and larger.

Allen West Defends Joyce Kaufman (Via Huffington Post)

Tea Party-backed Congressman-elect Allen West (R-Fla.) broke his silence over a controversial chief of staff pick this weekend, aggressively defending his selection of radio show host Joyce Kaufman despite the fact that the decision failed to come to fruition.

Here’s CNN’s report on their discussion with West:

“I was not hiring a talk radio host; I was hiring a very brilliant political mind, someone that has been in South Florida politics for 20 plus years. But unfortunately the liberal left showed that I guess they are threatened and intimidated by me, and so they went into the attack dog mode, which is something that they did the entire time in our campaign,” West told CNN Sunday in an interview at a downtown hotel where incoming freshmen were gathering for orientation.

Reports by the “attack dog” media turned upnumerous incidents in which Kaufman had spoken with incendiary rhetoric against illegal immigrants and Muslims. Soon after the reports, she turned down West’s chief of staff offer.

According to one such glance back at her past of public speaking, Kaufman reportedly said: “If you commit a crime while you’re here, we should hang you and send your body back to where you came from, and your family should pay for it.”

Oddly enough, West seemed to contend that the examination of Kaufman’s past of extreme speech was a sign that liberals had “issues with racism” against him.

“I think the American people are sick of, and that despicable, disgusting action and the way that they went after Joyce Kaufman shows that not only this liberal left has some issues with racism,” West told CNN. “I guarantee you, if I was a black Democratic Congressman-elect, they would not be doing these type of actions, and the fact that they’re attacking a woman like this, that shows me something about sexism and misogynist behavior.”

Kaufman reportedly addressed the incident herself over the weekend, as well. This from theBroward Palm Beach New Times.

“This is not about me,” she said of the threats. “This is the first attack on this man [Allen West].” She called the incident, “an attempt to try to make us look bad,” adding, “We didn’t fall into the trap!” She said she is remembering the individuals who have “demonized” her in the last few days, the columnists, the bloggers, and that she will call them out by name soon. She said she’s already received an offer to write a book about her ordeal.

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  • It’s rather amazing to see the West/Kaufman propaganda play out. Kaufman advocates lynching people en mass and when criticized for it claims that the verbal disagreements constitute a form of lynching against her. West takes an issue where there’s zero aspect of race and “plays the race card.”

    West is right about one point. If he were a liberal Democrat he would not be criticized for picking Kaufman … because as a liberal Democrat he would never have picked her.

  • Mosizzle

    I was talking to Eternel.

  • Mosizzle

    He wasn’t called a monkey for being black but for his loony views. Therefore, you must be racist to assume that “monkey” must mean “black person”.

  • Khushboo

    calling a black man “monkey” is racist people. Be careful!

  • Eternel

    “This will be a hilarious couple of years with this paranoid monkey”
    A black man disliking islam is a monkey but a black muslim man is a brother, isn’t he ?

  • I know Justin, but it’s best not to leave them unchallenged so they can’t run to their little friends and ‘prove’ how right they are 😉 Yes, it’s all about feeling good inside for these sorts…

  • Justin

    @Jack

    These trolls always come here and throw around baseless charges. I guess it makes them feel good inside.

  • Oh, and I missed, show where it is misogynistic too. There are a number of female contributors you know.

  • Rocky Rocky Rocky… let’s take it from the top… promise to reply? Let’s go then:

    “Actually, LoonWatch IS racist and misogynistic.”

    How? Proof of this racism please.

    “They call Islam a race”

    Where?

    “and attack women who oppose burqas”

    Who would that be?

    “and stoning rape victims.”

    You’ll have noted that the commentators have spoken against that.

    “LoonWatch is also bigoted against military veterans like Allen West.”

    Just being a veteran doesn’t mean you are immune to being a prat like he is. Sorry, military service doesn’t excuse you from making vile statements. In fact, I’d expect veterans to be setting a good example. Loonwatch is not bigoted against anyone but it speaks out against loons no matter where they come from. Even Muslims.

    “Of course, LoonWatch had no problem defending Carlos Bledsoe and Nidal Hasan.”

    Where did Loonwatch support either of these individuals or defend them? In fact, I recall them being condemned for their actions.

    Your turn Rocky, if you can that is. I suspect you’ll just ignore this all again since you have no answer.

    Peace Be Upon You

  • Rocky Lore

    Actually, LoonWatch IS racist and misogynistic. They call Islam a race and attack women who oppose burqas and stoning rape victims. LoonWatch is also bigoted against military veterans like Allen West. Of course, LoonWatch had no problem defending Carlos Bledsoe and Nidal Hasan.

  • Funny how we’re called ‘racist’ and ‘misogynistic’ for calling him out on his anti-Muslim bigotry. Guess what moron, there are lots of black Muslims and Muslim women in this country. Or do they not have a voice anymore?

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  • froger29

    A racist bigot pulls out the race card. How freakin ironic

  • Justin

    It’s like these people live in a parallel dimension where calling them out on their hate speech is hate speech. Weird…

  • Crow

    Vomited lies and hate to the 10-20 old people who listen to her show

  • mindy1

    I hate it when people who are racist haters try to defend it. Aren”t people allowed to just disagree anymore?

  • Crow

    Joyce kaufman a brilliant political mind? Joyce kaufman? LOL!!! Joyce kaufman was a deli waitress who discovered it was much easier to vomit right wing lies and hate the 10-20 old people that listened to her show because they were tired of matlock. And no al, people don’t have an issue with your race, they have an issue with you because youre a dishonorable piece of crap that was forced out of the army in disgrace….oh and also youre a right wing christian facist

  • Sourin Mahbub

    Hahaha, I take back what I mentioned earlier. This will be a hilarious couple of years with this paranoid monkey and his bloated ego.

    The Muslims of Florida have absolutely nothing to be afraid of. He’s just another “neo-C00n” chickenhawk.

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