Congressman Allen West launched his counterattack to Patrick Murphy's scurrilous ad.
Congressman Allen West (R. Fla.) is high on the Democratic hit list this November, right up with Congresswoman Michele Bachman. The retired Army Lt. Colonel is a straight shooter. He calls them as he sees them. In short, he lacks the diplomatic skills to work his way up to Chief of Staff. His statements can be over the top, but that’s hardly a disqualification for Congress.
The first term Congressman is one of two African Americans elected as Republicans to Congress in the 2010 Republican landslide. His current district represents Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach. As a result of reapportionment he is campaigning for reelection from the adjoining district, the competitive 18th.
His Democratic opponent is Patrick Murphy, a spoiled rich kid from Miami. Daddy is the co-founder of a large construction company. He gave Junior a vice-presidency in the family business.
The 30 year old, former Republican, seeks a new calling in life, one which requires no education, training, experience, knowledge, or ability – a seat in Congress. He carpetbagged from Miami to the new district.
Daddy financed a despicable ad last month (see August 11, 2012 blog). The animation video portrays Congressman West as a pugilist. The African American is first shown slugging an elderly white woman with the caption he “socked it to seniors.”
He then slugs a young woman, who looks surprisingly like Democratic Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, with the heading he supports cuts to women health.
These scenes are very graphic and racist.
The Congressman then proceeds to steal money from a poor African American family.
The Congressman ran his counter ad a few days ago. The best defense is a good offense. The ad is a compare and contrast between the two in February 2003.
Colonel West is shown marshaling his soldiers in Texas as they prepare to ship out to Iraq.
By way of contrast, a mug shot of the 21 year old neer do well Patrick Murphy appears as he is arrested outside a nightclub for a drunken bar fight within the club, Patrick “was covered in alcohol and unable to stand.”
The question we are asked is:
TWO MEN, A COUNTRY IN CRISIS, YOU DECIDE
The beauty of the ad is that it is absolutely true.
Some commentators have already called it the most effective political ad this year.
We will know on election night.