The above graphic is the headline on Emily’s List fundraising email (just click on it to support Wasserman-Schultz), as they capitalize off of the battle that’s ensued over DNC chairman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz taking it to Allen West.
“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,” Wasserman Schultz said, saying the legislation “slashes Medicaid and critical investments essential to winning the future in favor of protecting tax breaks for Big Oil, millionaires, and companies who ship American jobs overseas.” – Allen West tirade: Wasserman Schultz ‘vile…despicable…not a Lady’
Wasserman-Schultz hit a nerve, a whole bundle of them. It started long before this brouhaha, with Republicans putting her in their sights from the start. Many of you’ll remember this hit video, which came with an aggressive campaign to paint the DNC chairman as, well, you know.
“¦ Wasserman Schultz is kind of an easy target. Any “aggressive messenger” is. Extreme and shrill is always far easier to spoof than subtle and nuanced. “” Hot Air
To Republicans, any strong female is considered shrill, extreme and aggressive. Unless, of course, she’s speaking their tune, like Ann Coulter; except when she gets to the top of the presidential wannabe heap, which makes the GOP boys’ club incredibly nervous.
Meanwhile, Emily’s list is making money off of his unhinged, ungentlemanly, unprovoked rant.
On Twitter, the hash tag being used is #actlikealady, which could be used in so many, many ways, if for no other reason than to have fun at West’s expense.
From: Z112 West, Allen
Sent: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 04:48 PM
To: Wasserman Schultz, Debbie
Cc: McCarthy, Kevin; Blyth, Jonathan; Pelosi, Nancy; Cantor, Eric
Subject: Unprofessional and Inappropriate Sophomoric Behavior from Wasserman-Schultz
Look, Debbie, I understand that after I departed the House floor you directed your floor speech comments directly towards me. Let me make myself perfectly clear, you want a personal fight, I am happy to oblige. 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!
I am bringing your actions today to our Majority Leader and Majority Whip and from this time forward, understand that I shall defend myself forthright against your heinous characterless behavior“¦”¦which dates back to the disgusting protest you ordered at my campaign hqs, October 2010 in Deerfield Beach.
You have proven repeatedly that you are not a Lady, therefore, shall not be afforded due respect from me!
Steadfast and Loyal
Congressman Allen B West (R-FL)
All this makes me ask, what exactly would it take for a female to be considered a lady by Mr. West. Silent, subservient and Schlafly-esque is the ticket, I have very little doubt.