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Rockntractor
07-19-2011, 11:24 PM
By Adam C. Smith, Times Political Editor

Rep. Allen West tore into a fellow South Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz with a personal e-mail that decried her as the "most vile, unprofessional, and despicable member of the US House of Representatives."

Her offense? Criticizing West for supporting the House GOP's "cut, cap and balance" debt-reduction plan that Wasserman Schultz said would hurt Medicare recipients in Florida. Wasserman Schultz spoke on the House floor shortly after West had given a speech in favor of the plan. He learned of her words and fired off the e-mail, which rocketed around Washington.

The subject line of the e-mail: "Unprofessional and Inappropriate Sophomoric Behavior from Wasserman Schultz."

"Let me make myself perfectly clear, you want a personal fight, I am happy to oblige," wrote West, a tea party favorite elected in November. "You are the most vile, unprofessional, and despicable member of the US House of Representatives.

"If you have something to say to me, stop being a coward and say it to my face, otherwise, shut the heck up. Focus on your own congressional district!"

Wasserman Schultz of Weston is chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee and her criticism of the Republican plan calling for deep spending cuts was fairly standard.

But it touched a nerve with West, who is also from Broward County.

The GOP-controlled House passed the debt-reduction plan on a nearly party-line vote. But it's dead in the Senate, which is led by Democrats.

Adam Hasner endorsements

2012 U.S. Senate candidate Adam Hasner picked up three endorsements this week that, the campaign said, show he is the preferred grass roots candidate in the Republican field.

Hasner got the backing of FreedomWorks PAC, the Republican outfit that helped fund the tea party movement and could make independent expenditures against his rivals. He also picked up endorsements from the Conservative Women's PAC, and American Future Fund PAC.

Buchanan is a big spender

U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Longboat Key, tops the House in use of taxpayer-funded mailers, the Washington Post reported.

In the first quarter of 2011, House records show, Buchanan spent $142,198 on mailings and other means of mass communication. That was more than any other U.S. representative, and about 19 times the average expenditure of $7,500. Among his colleagues, 209 representatives got by without spending any money in that quarter, according to House records.

The Post noted that it's somewhat awkward for Buchanan — who voted against a proposal to raise the federal debt ceiling without spending reductions attached — to call for belt tightening in Washington while spending liberally himself.

Scott sacks LeMieux's partner

Robert Hackleman, a longtime law partner of Republican U.S. Senate candidate George LeMieux, was not reappointed to the Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission, Gov. Rick Scott announced this week. Rutledge Liles, a former Florida Bar president, will succeed him.

Scott reappointed Jason Unger, an attorney for the Bush-Cheney 2000 presidential campaign team, to the commission.

Scott also relieved Philip Freidin, the husband of Fair Districts Florida boss Ellen Freidin, from the Miami-based Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission. Scott instead appointed Holland & Knight lawyer Dan Fridman.
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lacarnut
07-19-2011, 11:50 PM
It is about time someone from the Republican Congress starts lambasting the Democrats. We are losing the public relations battle because we have so many wimps on our side. It is really disgusting.

Bravo to Allen West.

Starbuck
07-19-2011, 11:57 PM
Holy Cow! West comes out swinging!:eek:

Like most conservatives, I don't like Debbie one bit. She's about as partisan as anyone in office and spins her message as hard as Pelosi, which means the message is spun until it is unrecognizable from reality.

CueSi
07-20-2011, 12:07 AM
Good. I've always disliked her, and I gotta give it to West for taking her down a notch.

My $25 at work! :D

~QC

ColonialMarine0431
07-20-2011, 12:23 AM
She's also one butt-ugly bytch. :D Most liberal chicks are.

AmPat
07-20-2011, 08:40 AM
She's also one butt-ugly bytch. :D Most liberal chicks are.

O Blah Blah thinks she has a cute smile. All I can visualize when I see her mouth is how wretched the breath out of a sewer like that.:cool:

Arroyo_Doble
07-20-2011, 08:40 AM
"The gentleman from Florida, who represents thousands of Medicare beneficiaries, as do I, is supportive of this plan that would increase costs for Medicare beneficiaries. Unbelievable from a member from south Florida."


Whoa! Lady! Tone it down a bit.

Arroyo_Doble
07-20-2011, 08:42 AM
If you have something to say to me, stop being a coward and say it to my face, otherwise, shut the heck up.

Yea. The floor of the House in the middle of a debate is really behind the back.

fettpett
07-20-2011, 09:00 AM
why is a sitting member of Congress the DNC chair? They should make a rule that doesn't allow that.


glad West swatted this lying, conniving wench down

Starbuck
07-20-2011, 10:08 AM
If you have something to say to me, stop being a coward and say it to my face, otherwise, shut the heck up.

Yea. The floor of the House in the middle of a debate is really behind the back.
Actually, I think the gentleman has a point. When speaking from the podium rules do not allow argument and contradiction, as we saw when a congressman blurted out, "You lie" to Obama, and the Supreme Court Justice mouthed, "That's not true".
So in a sense she did do it behind his back because he was unable to defend himself. Face to face he would be able to get his finger in her face and she would be forced to substantiate her position.

We ought to do it the way the Brits do.....someone says something out of line, give 'em hell!:)

Arroyo_Doble
07-20-2011, 10:15 AM
Actually, I think the gentleman has a point. When speaking from the podium rules do not allow argument and contradiction, as we saw when a congressman blurted out, "You lie" to Obama, and the Supreme Court Justice mouthed, "That's not true".
So in a sense she did do it behind his back because he was unable to defend himself. Face to face he would be able to get his finger in her face and she would be forced to substantiate her position.
We ought to do it the way the Brits do.....someone says something out of line, give 'em hell!:)

Sure. Why not?

Zafod
07-20-2011, 03:40 PM
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07-20-2011, 03:42 PM
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