Could NOT happen to a more deserving human being.
Originally posted on The Fifth Column:
This is the icing on the cake. Alllen West was an arrogant Tea Party backed Congressman from Florida who attacked President Obama and his supporters on a daily basis with vitriol even the staunchest Republican may have been shocked to hear. Good riddance.
Republican Rep. Allen West (FL), the bomb-throwing tea party darling elected during the 2010 tea party wave, was projected as defeated in a close race by Democrat Patrick Murphy.
NBC News projected the race for Murphy. With 99 percent of the vote in, he was up by some 1,500 votes.
The Floridian freshman quickly gained a national profile with his scorched-earth rhetoric against President Obama and his initiatives. He rankled many earlier this year when he claimed that dozens of congressional Democrats were closet communists — comments he repeatedly stood by.
West was a prime target for Democrats this cycle. He opted to run for a…
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