Can't say this is much of a surprise. Joyce Kaufman, South Florida talk radio's own answer to the Michael Savages and Rush Limbaughs of the world, has resigned as Broward and Palm Beach-area Congressmen-elect Allen West's chief-of-staff. The resignation comes after a number of controversial remarks Kaufman made came to light, and yet both Kaufman and West are blaming "the left-wing smear machine" for merely reporting on Kaufman's own words.
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It was those comments that yesterday lead a still unidentified person to send a message to Kaufman's radio station that he would shot up several schools. That threat lead to several Broward County schools to be put on lockdown for much of the day.
Naked Politics reports that West himself later called in and said, "I'm even more commited, even more focused on making sure that this liberal, progressive, socialist agenda, this leftwing vile, vicious, despicable machine that is out there is soundly brought to its knees."
Hmm, so the only way to put an end to a largely imagined pissing match between the "left" and "right" is to continue fighting that very war.
Memo to Kaufman and West: Americans largely do no elect politicians to fight a war between the left and the right. They do so to run our government and solve our problems. Take a look at the employment statistics in your district. There's far more pressing issues than the leftwing boogeyman.