Allen West Team Calls Out Bill Maher for 'Racially Charged Smears'
Tim Edson, West’s campaign manager, sent out a fundraising email to supporters this week attacking Maher for comments he made about his candidate.
“Bill Maher and liberals like him are gravely threatened by a black conservative willing to stand up to their reckless agenda," Edson wrote. “This week, Obama’s million-dollar super-PAC donor and ‘comedian’ Bill Maher leveled racial smears against Allen West and the ‘Party of the Apes.' Maher went on to say that when fellow Republican representatives greet Allen in Washington, they probably say, ‘Word, Allen. Word.’ Because that’s how they think black people talk.”
Edson slammed these comments as “racially charged smears” and insisted that Maher has a pattern of making similar statements.
“Of course, this isn’t the first time Bill Maher has made racist and sexist remarks. He has a history of offensive, misogynistic attacks on women as well," Edson wrote. “In one 11-day period in 2011, Maher repeatedly assaulted Sarah Palin, calling her a ‘bimbo’ and hurling two sexist epithets during his stand-up ‘comedy routine.' He has repeatedly leveled insults at Bristol Palin as well, saying just this past May that Bristol would ‘name her next kid Colt 45 after what she’s drinking when she gets pregnant.' And in April, Maher attacked Ann Romney saying she has ‘never gotten her ass out of the house to work.'
“President Obama and Allen’s left-wing opponent won’t speak out against these racist and sexist attacks,” Edson continued. “In fact, they’ll likely circle the wagons.”