Former U.S. Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) at a Tea Party rally in 2011 (John W. Adkisson/Getty Images)
Former U.S. Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) at a Tea Party rally in 2011 (John W. Adkisson/Getty Images)

Former GOP congressman Allen West reached a new low when he attacked prominent Democrats for failing to speak out against three black Florida teens accused of beating up a white kid, Gregory Kane writes at

What has West in high dudgeon is the incident in which three black teens attacked a 13-year-old white boy on a Florida school bus. West's rant about the incident follows:

"Three 15-year-old black kids beat up a white kid because he told school officials they tried to sell him drugs. Do you hear anything from Sharpton, Jackson, NAACP, Stevie Wonder, Jay-Z, liberal media or Hollywood? Cat got your tongues or is it that pathetic hypocrisy revealing itself once again? Y'all just make me sick."

You have to wonder about a guy that can diss Reverend Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, the NAACP, Jay-Z and a blind Stevie Wonder all at once.

But it isn't the blind Stevie Wonder that matters here; it's the blind Ray Charles, who's quite dead. But even Ray Charles, dead and blind, could see everything that's wrong with West's rant.

It's one thing to make apples to oranges comparisons; West chooses to make apples to hand grenades analogies, and those grenades have exploded right in his kisser. 


Read Gregory Kane's entire piece at

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