Your Black Politics reports:
When asked his interpretation of a recent Pew poll that shows that 40 percent of Americans blame the state of the economy on Republicans, Rep. Allen West, never afraid to make incendiary comments, said that the Nazi Minister of Propaganda, Joseph Goebbels, would be proud of the Democrats, especially, President Barack Obama:
“…let’s be very honest,” said West. “You have the president, who has an incredible megaphone and a platform, and he has people all across this country believing that the only people on Capitol Hill are House Republicans. He’s not talking anything about his controlled Senate. So, it’s a great propaganda machine. And I have to give him kudos for being able to leverage that.”
“If Joseph Goebbels was around, he’d be very proud of the Democrat Party, because they have an incredible propaganda machine,” West continued speaking with reporters during House votes Thursday afternoon. “Let’s be honest, you know, some of the people in the media are complicit with this and enabling them to get that type of message out.”
According to the Pew poll, 40 percent of Americans believe the 112th Congress has accomplished less than other congresses --- and blame Republicans for the problems. Fifty-three percent believe Republicans held “more extreme” policy positions than Democrats, and believe that Democrats are more willing to cross the aisle and work with conservatives to get the job done.
Refusing to back down from his comparison of Obama to a man spinning the truth to further the murderous agenda of a terrorist regime, West said that he was prepared for the backlash that his statement would cause:
“Once again, you guys will take whatever I say, and you will spin it to try to demonize me and demagogue me,” West told reporters. “What I’m talking about is a person that was the minister of propaganda, and I’m talking about propaganda. I’ll be prepared to wake up tomorrow and you guys make up some crazy story; whatever.”