First of all, while I can understand why Representative Alan West (R-Fla) was upset by his Sunshine State colleague’s cowardly criticism of his vote for budget restraint, I believe he overacted in his intemperate e-mail response. To be sure, he was right to criticize, but he was wrong to use such harsh language.
Ever dutiful to the party of big government, the media have played up his intemperate remarks as they ignore what Tina Korbe called Wasserman-Schultz’s “benign-for-her-but-still-inaccurate floor speech“. Although the Democrat lambasted Mr. West for voting for a reform bill, she, by her own admission, is “not prepared to commit to any specific proposal“.
Why aren’t we hearing anything about the Democrats’ policy of attacking Republican policies rather than offering alternatives of their own?
That said, perhaps had West not responded in such an intemperate manner, we might not have been made aware of the DNC Chair’s latest demagogic attack on the GOP and the party’s elected officials. The MSM seems curiously disinterested in the Democrats’ failure to come up with solutions.
Oh yeah, and, uh, one more thing, one wonders when the media (and not just CNN) last made a martyr of a Republican subject to an intemperate attack from a Democratic colleague?