A comment from today's earlier post has given me food for thought.
General Anthony McAuliffe said...
You don't know much about military history, do you? Ever hear of a place called Bastogne?
On the unspoken advice of the General, I looked into McAuliffe. According to Wikipedia is most famous for this: When confronted with a written request from German General Luttwitz for surrender of Bastogne, his reply was one word: "NUTS!" (the commander of the 327th GIR interpreted it to the German truce party as "Go to hell!"). After the battle, newspapers referred to the division as the "battered bastards of Bastogne".
What this means is Allen West (and my commenter) equate a request to notch down the rhetoric with NAZIS DEMANDING SURRENDER. What's more, it's not exactly a well-kept secret that they regard the Muslim community as just like the Nazis, and Obama as a Nazi, and people on the left or left of center as being just like the Nazis.
So if you wonder why sometimes the right seems a little nutty, it's because they think they're surrounded by Nazis. To me, they look like that guy who painted the Hitler moustache on Reagan, only they're not trying to be funny. They're deadly serious.
The last time a country was in a situation like this, believing they were victims surrounded by an insidious enemy that controlled everything, in a bad economy... oh you don't want me to go on. Honest.