June 19, 2012 at 2:33 pm
Welcome to “Allen West Said,” a semi-regular feature, highlighting the ruminations of the famously off-the-cuff congressman.
“I guess I feel a little bit dejected because I think that it goes back to what my mother taught me, ‘a man must stand for something, or else he’ll fall for anything,’ ” — West, on feeling “dejected” by Mitt Romney not taking a stand on immigration (6/18 Laura Ingraham Show)
“You know, the last time we had this was with King George III… think that you’re seeing the resurrection of an imperial presidency”– West, comparing Obama to the ‘The King Who Lost America’ (6/18 Laura Ingraham Show).
“I don’t think it is disenfranchisement. I think that African-Americans that are citizens of [the] United States of America can get out and vote. Four years ago we saw them vote in numbers that had never been seen before,” — West, on Florida’s controversial voter purge not targeting minorities (6/18, C-SPAN).
“If America was all about fairness and a fair share and all of that stuff, well, I probably would have been suited up with the Miami Heat last night, playing basketball, But unfortunately, I was born at 5’9″ and I’m not able to dunk” – West, on life not always being fair (6/18, C-SPAN).
“Remember, if you start dictating where people can go to school, the loans that they can get, the payment of those loans – I gotta tell you, that’s something that sounds written by Marx or Engels called The Communist Manifesto,” — West, comparing student loans to food stamps (6/11, Dania Beach town hall via FL18RawFootage).
“No thanks,” West, declining to shake hands his primary opponent Robert Crowder at the St. Lucie County Republican Executive Committee (REC) meeting (6/16, Crowder account).