Fox News’ Allen West Somehow Finds Way To Bring Benghazi Into Donald Sterling Situation

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By now, everyone has made some kind of statement or comment about soon-to-be former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s lifetime suspension from the NBA. Generally, people within the league and around the country feel that NBA Commissioner Adam Silver made the right and just decision to ban Sterling from the sport due to his racist comments. Of course, we’ve had some conservatives who now feel that Sterling was set up by his former mistress and Magic Johnson to pave the way for Magic to buy the Clippers.

While the Sterling ‘trutherism’ is pretty far out there, former Republican Congressman and now right-wing pundit Allen West decided to go even further down the rabbit hole on Wednesday. On his personal website, West wrote a blog post where he somehow found a way to shoehorn Benghazi and hatred for Obama into a discussion about Donald Sterling’s racism. West said that we know more about Sterling’s racism than we know about what happened in Benghazi or with the IRS. He also wanted to know why there wasn’t more outrage over Kerry’s apartheid comments.

Where is the cultural, public outrage over a behind closed door comment such as referring to the State of Israel as an “apartheid state?” Probably most of America doesn’t know who said it or even what “aparteid” means.

Or how about the outrage that should have come when our own president leaned over to then-Russian President Medvedev sayng, “Tell Putin that after my reelection I will have more flexibility” and of course Medvedev said, “I will tell Vladimir.” And now we know what that “flexibility” has allowed.

Aren’t those “private” chats reflective of behavior that is dangerous for the United States?

Or how about the lies and deceit of President Obama on healthcare and of course Benghazi, which we now know a video had nothing to do with.

Has our culture devolved to the point that the private statements of an NBA owner draws more outrage than the lies and deceit of the President of the United States?

Donald Sterling’s behavior is despicable, but so is that of President Barack Hussein Obama — and whose abhorrent behavior has more impact on our country?

The difference is that the media lead us along like sheep to the slaughter, turning us into reactionary, shallow thinking, low information voters along the way. We know more about Sterling than Benghazi — or the IRS scandal.

Sterling is a jerk, an unlikeable fella, but is he guilty of a crime that demands his property be confiscated? Uh, no.

We’re told however that Obama is a likable fella -regardless of the incessant lies, deceit and abject failures. What is happening to American culture and values?

I don’t like jerks, but I really don’t like jerks who are liars, do you?

Sigh. I guess some people will use any reason to just fling crap at our President, regardless if the incident in question has anything to do with POTUS or not. This is the same guy that blamed the recent Ft. Hood shooting on the President. In this instance, West just wanted to ramble on about Benghazi and the IRS, conservatives’ pet ‘scandals’ that American taxpayers have already wasted millions of dollars on in investigation after investigation. It is hilarious that West still insists that we don’t know anything about either so-called scandal, even though Congress has held dozens of hearings dealing with both situations.

This is just another attempt by conservative pundits to get Benghazi and/or the IRS back into the mainstream conversation. The country has moved on from the unnecessary hand-wringing and fake outrage over both ‘controversies’ and doesn’t want Congress to waste anymore time or money on them. However, the right needs a scandal to stick to Obama. They really, really, REALLY want this. Pundits like West are totally upset that Americans aren’t buying the faux outrage.

27 Replies to “Fox News’ Allen West Somehow Finds Way To Bring Benghazi Into Donald Sterling Situation”

  1. I just wonder how the hell this guy can shoehorn something completely different (Benghazi) to this story.

    It has nothing to do with it at all. So, please… do the world a favor Mr. West: Go away.

  2. West is a racist idiot. No-one has had the nerve to tell him he’s black so he lashes out at every educated black man he can see. He is a disgrace to ANY race AND to any intelligent human being. I call him by his Indian name “He who must be ignored.”

  3. They have nothing else to say so they just keep saying the same stuff over and over and over. It’s like they’ve developed a kind of nervous tic – they can’t help themselves.

  4. They fail to mention that the statement was true on a large degree. Israel uses backhand tactics because they believe their own bullcrap.

  5. “I don’t like jerks, but I really don’t like jerks who are liars, do you?”

    No, Mr. West, we don’t, and that’s why we don’t like you.

  6. “I don’t like jerks, but I really don’t like jerks who are liars, do you?”

    No, we don’t, Mr. West. Which is one of the reasons you were voted out of office.

  7. Gary,

    Agreed. At another site I typed:

    “It is the truth, so what is the problem”?

    I got more up votes for those few words than you can imagine and not a single down vote.

    I have a very close relationship with an American who left the USA 20 years ago to live in Israel. I love this person dearly, but his religiosity against the Palestinians is simply wrong and quite telling. Oh, and he lives in “Occupied Territory on the West Bank”.

  8. West is a sell out. He has become lilly white as the GOP’s leadership. The trouble with West is that he can’t see the GOP’s racism that is the backbone of their ideology.

  9. Poor Mr. West is trying, desperately to gain some relevancy. Cashiered out of the military and public office he, like many, is attempting to become a player. He fails to recognize that dealer and player are not the same.

  10. Allen West, another uneducated, boring TGOP without nothing of relevance to spew. Attention-getting behavior?

  11. Woke up this morning to this and my day was made

    You’re just going to have to trust me on this one because I have no way of proving it, but before I read this post on Donald Sterling from Tea Party icon / ex-Congressman Allen West (who managed the amazing feat of being too insane for Florida voters) I bet myself $5 that he would mention Benghazi.
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  12. Apparently according to West, Obama is not allowed to comment on, think about, or focus on anything else but Bengazi, or else it is a distraction and he is a “liar.” Fox news has done a great job at distorting the truth to the point where the simple minded have infiltrated other things that they have no right being in. Whats next? Is Obama not going to be allowed to have dinner with his family because of Bengazi or any of the republican scandal mantra? Just rediculous!!!

  13. I actually 100% agree with Allen West’s statements. I am still outraged over Benghazi and actually care that we were sold a bag of lies. I absolutely feel that individuals (regardless of their political affiliation) should be held accountable for what they say and do while representing the American people. We need a drastic change in this country! PERIOD.

  14. Then you are an idiot. And with that screen name why am I not surprised you are with the numbskull brigrade

  15. Then don’t be a jerk and a liar and we would MAYBE like you as much as we dislike Sterling. There is no place in this country anymore for the hate and lies that spew from your mouth.

  16. He, like all of the GOP, has received his “marching orders”…to debase and discredit regardless of fact or fiction.

  17. Look mooder or whatever, The REPUBLICANS are 100% responsible for the Benghazi debacle. No if’s and’s or but’s!!! They refused to give the security forces the funds needed to properly secure these areas. The Republicans have no interest in facilitating anything that helps this nation survive or securing it from harm. In fact they have been active in destroying the very policies that make us safe and secure even within our own borders.

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