Friday, April 22, 2011

You should hear what Rep. Allen West said about Obama!

VIDEO: Rep. Allen West: Obama a 'Low-Level, Socialist Agitator'
GRETA VAN SUSTEREN, FOX NEWS HOST: Did you hear what Congressman Allen West said? Well, hold onto your seat. He compared President Obama to a dictator. The congressman made those remarks during a recent appearance on "The Laura Ingraham Show." And to be specific, Congressman West said President Obama showed, quote, "third world dictator-like arrogance" during his budget speech. So what did he mean? Let's ask him.

Congressman Allen West of Florida joins us. Good evening, Congressman. Those are pretty tough words for the president. I know you have a lot of passion about your views, but the words -- any -- you want a do-over on that, or you stand by those words?

REP. ALLEN WEST, R-FLA.: Good evening. Happy Easter, Greta. And I do stand by those words. And perhaps one of the things that many people need to understand is that the truth needs to be said. When I go around and I talk to people down here in my district and we get phone calls, that speech that was given last week Wednesday was absolutely beneath the statesmanship or the atmosphere or the aura of the personality that the president should show.

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. It is not helpful for this country and it's not going to move the ball forward as far as rectifying the economic situation in our country. And I'm not going to back away from telling what the truth is.

VAN SUSTEREN: Well, I guess that -- I mean, you know, I understand your passion. I understand your politics. You've certainly -- you know, you've been a very passionate...

WEST: Greta -- Greta, it's not -- it's not -- it's not about passion. But it's not about passion.

VAN SUSTEREN: Oh, but I mean, I...

WEST: And I think it's...

VAN SUSTEREN: ... also your hard work...

WEST: ... about time that people stop playing the games.

VAN SUSTEREN: And -- and I...

WEST: We have to stop playing games.

VAN SUSTEREN: And I'm in total agreement. I'm just curious whether calling him a low-level socialist agitator or to -- or to compare him -- to use a reference of Reverend Jeremiah Wright that the chickens are coming home to roast -- if that really is helpful to advance, you know, your -- you know, the great depth of your -- of your conviction.

WEST: There's a great depth to my conviction, and part of my conviction is telling the truth. 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 that when you look at what a community organizer is turning out to be, it does seem to be like a low-level socialist agitator.

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