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(Huffington Post)   Just because Rep. Allen West (FL - R-eally?) describes social security as "a form of modern, 21st-century slavery" does not mean that he believes social security is a form of slavery   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 66
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2012-07-10 12:23:57 PM  
The thing I like about Allen West is his tea party defenders. When West says or does something stupid, his defenders will have an article up on TownHall or FreeRepublic within the hour decrying the racist biased attacks they imagine the left is planning and congratulating each other for picking the *right* black politician.
 
2012-07-10 12:31:49 PM  
No puts a gun to your head to force you to take the check every month.
 
2012-07-10 12:33:02 PM  
His color has nothing to do with the fact that he's a vile human being.
 
2012-07-10 12:34:44 PM  

what_now: No puts a gun to your head to force you to take the check every month.


And you can bet that Mr. West cashes his military pension check every month. He should set an example and swear off the government teat.
 
2012-07-10 12:51:08 PM  
Of course he doesn't actually believe the vile things he spews. He's not an idiot - he just hopes that you are.
 
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2012-07-10 01:03:54 PM  
His whole political career is based on shock value. Sort of a political Andrew Dice Clay.
 
2012-07-10 01:33:26 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: what_now: No puts a gun to your head to force you to take the check every month.

And you can bet that Mr. West cashes his military pension check every month. He should set an example and swear off the government teat.


War criminals can still draw a pension?!?
 
2012-07-10 01:45:09 PM  
You mean convicted war criminal Allen West?

Yes, let's listen to what he has to say.
 
2012-07-10 02:39:06 PM  

Bontesla: Of course he doesn't actually believe the vile things he spews. He's not an idiot - he just hopes that you are.



Eh, let's not jump the gun on that one.
 
2012-07-10 02:55:49 PM  

what_now: No puts a gun to your head to force you to take the check every month.


I don't knwo why I bothered clicking on this thread to make this joke, but I am glad that I checked first
 
2012-07-10 03:14:46 PM  

mitchcumstein1: Bontesla: Of course he doesn't actually believe the vile things he spews. He's not an idiot - he just hopes that you are.


Eh, let's not jump the gun on that one.


No, I'd say he's a loud-mouthed idiot who doesn't want to be held accountable for what he says and does.

So it's only SS disability that's like slavery, Mr. West? Pretty fine hair you're splitting there.
 
2012-07-10 03:35:18 PM  
How did this clown get elected?
 
2012-07-10 04:11:24 PM  
"I hate the Government! Elect me! I hate it so much I'm going to take a paycheck, and help write laws to make it a Government worth hating!"
 
2012-07-10 05:15:51 PM  
"...as we said just this past month, the 85,000 went on Social Security disability as opposed to 80,000 jobs created." He added, "So once again we are creating the sense of economic dependence which, to me, is a form of modern, 21st-century slavery."

Slavery = work for no money, forced
Social Security disability = money for no work, voluntary

Almost exactly the same thing.
 
2012-07-10 05:26:55 PM  
Funny coming from a guy who has collected a government check in some form or another for 30 years.
 
2012-07-10 05:28:31 PM  

Diogenes: No, I'd say he's a loud-mouthed idiot who doesn't


Honestly that comparison isn't very fair to loud-mouthed idiots...
 
2012-07-10 05:29:04 PM  
Allen West is a liberal. A real conservative would have the common decency to be white.
 
2012-07-10 05:30:20 PM  

stoli n coke: Funny coming from a guy who has collected a government check in some form or another for 30 years.


Indeed. One wonders when Rep. West is going to end his economic dependence on the government.
 
2012-07-10 05:31:24 PM  
This rhetoric is straight of the book of Robert Welch and the Jon Birch Society. These people were pointed and laughed at, even throughout the conservative movement, thirty years ago.

Now they are the conservative movement.
 
2012-07-10 05:31:44 PM  

ManateeGag: How did this clown get elected?


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2012-07-10 05:32:49 PM  
Oh that's okay. We already know not to take the things that convicted war criminal Allen West says seriously.
 
2012-07-10 05:38:53 PM  
If I am ever influenced to do something I don't want to by the society around me then I am a slave, for that given ridiculous definition of slavery.
 
2012-07-10 05:41:38 PM  

gilgigamesh: You mean convicted war criminal Allen West?

Yes, let's listen to what he has to say.


came for this....he is a vile human
 
2012-07-10 05:44:12 PM  

Sabyen91: ManateeGag: How did this clown get elected?

[activerain.com image 445x465]


JOOOOOOOOs?
 
2012-07-10 05:46:28 PM  

ManateeGag: How did this clown get elected?


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2012-07-10 05:48:53 PM  
I would have thought that The Flash might have a more progressive view on such matters.
 
2012-07-10 05:49:50 PM  
I wonder if West will have his staff try and edit this latest asinine and embarrassing quote from his Wiki page.

Like they did with his Commies comment.

I'm finding it hard to to believe anything the man says.
 
2012-07-10 05:50:00 PM  
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2012-07-10 05:51:20 PM  

Sabyen91: ManateeGag: How did this clown get elected?

[activerain.com image 445x465]


That map extends his district out into the ocean. Take that off and it's even more ridiculous.
 
2012-07-10 05:52:41 PM  
Since June of 2009 or so, we have seen 2.4 million private-sector jobs created

So how would you say the private sector's doing, Mr. West?
 
2012-07-10 06:01:47 PM  
It's exactly like slavery, because slaveholders were well known for giving slaves free money not requiring them to work.

/this is what conservatives actually believe.
 
2012-07-10 06:03:02 PM  
If Social Security is slavery, Django must have a great 401k and Christoph Waltz must be the greatest hero in GOP land since Oliver North.
 
2012-07-10 06:05:49 PM  
Has the liberal media been quoting people again?
 
2012-07-10 06:08:18 PM  

Bontesla: Of course he doesn't actually believe the vile things he spews. He's not an idiot - he just hopes that you are.


You'd be wrong. He's a special kind of crazy that "eats his own dog food".
 
2012-07-10 06:12:26 PM  

Daraymann: Has the liberal media been quoting people again?


Yeah, but it must be out of context because no one can believe that a Republican can be that retarded, vile, worthless, deranged or delusional.
 
2012-07-10 06:13:20 PM  

bugontherug: It's exactly like slavery, because slaveholders were well known for giving slaves free money not requiring them to work.

/this is what conservatives actually believe.


And the whole point of slavery was to ensure that nobody starved to death when they got too old to work.
 
2012-07-10 06:27:20 PM  

Sabyen91: ManateeGag: How did this clown get elected?

[activerain.com image 445x465]


His district is like a crusty scab on America's wang.
 
2012-07-10 06:36:10 PM  
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2012-07-10 06:38:55 PM  
Seriously, I WANT Republicans to embrace this.

Please, take away Social Security altogether. Either I'll save a lot of money, or your party will immediately go the way of the Whigs. Either way, America wins.
 
2012-07-10 07:14:17 PM  
No one is forced to take Social Security.
Slaves were forced to work.

This sounds like either an extremely ignorant person or a congressman who is trying to score political point off the backs of his ancestors. Either way, this guy should never be allowed near a camera.
 
2012-07-10 07:28:24 PM  

Sabyen91: ManateeGag: How did this clown get elected?


Fish can vote?!
 
2012-07-10 07:31:16 PM  

ArkPanda: Sabyen91: ManateeGag: How did this clown get elected?

[activerain.com image 445x465]

That map extends his district out into the ocean. Take that off and it's even more ridiculous.


I knew I hated Flipper.
 
2012-07-10 07:32:17 PM  
You mean we're suppose to believe people when they say things?

So are we back to believing Obama when he said he wanted to destroy private insurance and create a single payer system? I'm sure ObamaCare has nothing to do with that though.
 
2012-07-10 08:13:14 PM  
OK, duly noted. Only Social Security disability is slavery. But that's because we all know those disabled people can all really work but they're just living it up on those huge disability checks. And more jobs would have been created if only they were out there looking for them. So what's worse, that we have Congressmen who are really as stupid as West appears to be or West just pretends to be stupid in order to fool his constituents?
 
2012-07-10 08:14:08 PM  
*Not intended to be a factual statement
 
2012-07-10 08:15:20 PM  
He sure knows his history....
 
2012-07-10 08:27:29 PM  

Sabyen91: ManateeGag: How did this clown get elected?

[activerain.com image 445x465]


He was elected by a big chunk of the Atlantic Ocean?
 
2012-07-10 09:07:26 PM  

Diogenes: I wonder if West will have his staff try and edit this latest asinine and embarrassing quote from his Wiki page.

Like they did with his Commies comment.

I'm finding it hard to to believe anything the man says.


He, like his other conservative cronies, seem unable to realize that everything he says is archived on the Internet and never goes away. Verbatim.

So it goes like this: "I never said Social Security was anything like slavery!"
Internet: Except here, here and here when you said it was like slavery.
"Bok! bok bok bok! Gobble! Gobble gobble gobble! Bok!"
 
2012-07-10 09:57:54 PM  
So if EVERYTHING is modern slavery, then who is the supposed master? Is it Obama? White liberals? The Social Security Administration? Stamps? Voting booths? I'm confused, please help me understand, Mr. West.
 
2012-07-10 10:57:03 PM  
I was clearly talking about the number of people on Social Security disability

You don't talk clearly, West, you talk shiat.

This guy is an embarrassment to his race.

/The human one.
//What did you think I meant?
 
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