and is shown on video railing againt the great American tradition (guaranteed in our Constitution) of welcoming all religions to peacefully coexist in this country.
How boringly predictable. Give a crazy rightwinger a chance, and he or she will make a damn fool of him/herself. Oh, and BTW, Sarah Palin endorses this nutjob.
His name is Allen West, he's a Tea Party candidate for the House in Florida's 22nd district, who for reasons known only to himself and possibly the squirrels living in his head, finds peaceful coexistance of religions in this country to be the underlying reason for all the horrid things that have happened over the past years . It goes without saying that he's a member of the GOP, and no one has come forward to tell him that he's a ignorant jerk and should dig a hole in a far away valley and live in it for the rest of his disturbed life. Instead, Sarah Palin, the Titan of Tweets, thinks he's brilliant and is endorsing his candidacy.
Here's a little more background on this kook:
"West began his political career after resigning from the military following an investigation into his interrogation tactics. In 2003, West was interrogating an Iraqi policeman who was not being cooperative. According to his own testimony during a military hearing, West watched four of his men beat the suspect, and West said he personally threatened to kill the man. According to military prosecutors, West followed up on his threat by taking the man outside and firing a 9mm pistol near his head, in order to make the man believe he would be shot."
Good luck with that, Florida. I do believe West's candidacy is a symptom of swamp fever. Florida seems to have an unlimited supply of wackjobs running for political office.
h/t Think Progress
Think about what this idiot is saying. Peaceful coexistance of all religions in this country is a bad thing. It makes him angry.
The Tea Party has jumped the shark.*
*jump the shark: The precise moment when you know a program, band, actor, politician, or other public figure has taken a turn for the worse, gone downhill, become irreversibly bad, is unredeemable, etc.; the moment you realize decay has set in.
The origin of this phrase comes from a Happy Days episode where the Fonz jumped a shark on waterskis. Thus was labeled the lowest point of the show.