Dr. Marvin J. Folkertsma, FloydReports.com
Amidst the rhetorical pyrotechnics surrounding July’s debt-ceiling debates, another controversy streaked across the sky like a comet, flared for an instant, then receded into the maelstrom of ongoing partisan attacks. The shooting star in question involved an exchange between two of Congress’ most controversial members, Allen West (R-Fla.) and Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), whose regard for one another constitutes something of a congressional equivalent to how the Earps and Doc Holliday felt about the Clanton-McLaury gang at the OK Corral.
Except in this case, only one of the participants was present, and this was the problem. Their dispute, which since has reverberated through the internet, went like this: “The gentleman from Florida,” Wasserman Schultz intoned, “who represents thousands of Medicare beneficiaries … is supportive of this plan that would increase the cost for Medicare beneficiaries. Unbelievable from a member from South Florida.” That comment was too much for former Army Colonel Allen West, who responded in an email in which he stated, in part: “You want a personal fight, I am happy to oblige. You are the most vile, unprofessional, and despicable member of the U. S. 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.”
Obviously, Congressman West is no one to trifle with.
All of which was dismissed as another example of hyperventilated partisan bloviating….