Accordng to a Miami Herald headline on an AP story, GOP Florida Rep. Allen West’s statements have made him ‘a top Democratic target':
He’s a darling of tea partiers but Democrats see him as a polarizing figure whose words will convince independents and moderate Republicans that he’s too extreme. They’re calling him one of their top national targets.
“Truth should never be outspoken, truth should be truth. Now if there are people that don’t want to accept it and understand it, they’ve got problems within themselves,” West said.
But Steve Israel, the New York congressman who chairs the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, said West goes too far.