Ever since he delivered a speech on the principles guiding his 2012 budget proposal last week, President Obama has had some tough things to say about the Republican budget proposal led by House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin). In two separate interviews this week, Rep. Allen West (R-Florida) decided to get tough, too.
In an appearance Thursday night on Fox News with Greta Van Susteren, the Black lawmaker defended remarks made earlier this week in an interview with conservative talk radio host Laura Ingraham, during which he said that the president is “a low-level socialist agitator” and that Obama exhibited “third-world dictator-like arrogance” during his budget speech.
“I am sick and tired of this class warfare, this Marxist demagogic rhetoric that is coming from the President of the United States of America,” said West. “It is not helpful for this country, and it’s not gonna move the ball forward as far as rectifying the economic situation in our country. And I am not gonna back away from telling what the truth is.”
When Van Susteren questioned whether his choice of words would advance the budget debate, he tried to turn the table on Obama, saying, “I don’t think it’s very presidential when Barack Hussein Obama refers to my colleague, Paul Ryan, as a simple little accountant, either. So I think when you look at what a community organizer’s turning out to be, it does seem to be like a low-level socialist agitator.”
Who’s agitating now? And does he really think the President is an arrogant, Marxist, low-level, third-world socialist dictator, or his he just kind of upset that Obama supposedly said something about his friend he doesn’t like?