Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) criticized President Obama’s addresses this week, from the North American Leaders Summit Rose Garden press conference to an AP luncheon yesterday, as desperate actions of a drowning man.
“President Obama’s recent rhetorical rants over the past two days are not indicative of a confident incumbent President,” West posted on his Facebook page late this afternoon.
“His actions and words more so resemble the flailing of a drowning person caught in a rip current at night with no one around for a rescue,” West continued. “The fella doth protest too much in desperation.”
He then posted a Wall Street Journal editorial that called Obama’s Associated Press address “a parody of the form” and a “diatribe.”
Along with accusing House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan’s plan of creating “thinly veiled social Darwinism,” Obama said that Ronald Regan couldn’t get through a GOP presidential primary today.
The president said his own positions would be considered “squarely centrist” 15 or 20 years ago. “What’s changed is the center of the Republican Party,” Obama said.
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin touted West today as the “rogue” vice presidential pick, saying he would be her ideal candidate to run No. 2 on the GOP ticket this year.