I have made no secret over the last few years of the contempt I feel for Allen West. If someone would take him out back and beat the living shit out of him-I would cry no salt tears. The guy was probably a prick as an officer, deserved his Article 15, and since leaving the service has shown himself to be a disgrace as a politician and a human being.
So it was with great interest that I read this little tidbit:
Bob Crowder, the Republican who ran against Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) in the primary, announced Wednesday that he is endorsing Democrat Patrick Murphy in the congressional race. And he didn't mince his words.
“As a Republican for over 30 years, I'm embarrassed by the radical fringe that has taken over the party. Sadly, Allen West is their poster child, and the hateful, divisive comments he's made throughout this campaign make it clear to me he’s the wrong choice for our district,” Crowder said in a statement.
Crowder, who is the Martin County Sheriff, said he is backing Murphy because "he has the right temperament and respect for others — including people he doesn't agree with."
Crowder said Murphy can work with both parties and will be a congressman that Florida's 18th District can be proud of, "unlike his opponent."
Crowder has been mum on the West-Murphy race until now. But his wife, Debbie Crowder, endorsed Murphy earlier this month. She cited the fact that West wouldn't shake her husband's hand at a local GOP meeting as one of the reasons behind her Murphy endorsement.
Allen West stays classless to the very end.
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