Allen West Blames the President for SOPA, Deletes It, Then Blames Eric Holder
Rep. Allen West -- unlike a few of his South Florida congressional counterparts -- opposes the Stop Online Piracy Act and explained that it's because President Obama doesn't know "this is a democracy."
Wait, Obama's not on board with SOPA? Check that; it's Attorney General Eric Holder's fault.
West should know that we typically check up on him to let his constituents know what he's up to.
First, West took to Twitter and Facebook to denounce the president's sending of a letter to Iran.
Second, West got pissy after the State Department announced it was rejecting the proposal for the Keystone XL pipeline and literally congratulated China.
Third, it was apparently Obama's fault that SOPA exists.
If that sounds strange to you, it's because it is -- the Obama administration released a statement saying, in part, "While we believe that online piracy by foreign websites is a serious problem that requires a serious legislative response, we will not support legislation that reduces freedom of expression, increases cybersecurity risk, or undermines the dynamic, innovative global Internet."
That post from West magically went missing from Twitter and Facebook, and now it's Holder's fault!
"I will not be voting for #SOPA- the Stop Online Piracy Act," West says in the revised edition. "Eric Holder does not need any more power over free speech over the internet."
Why it's suddenly Holder's fault is still beyond us.
If a unicorn fell from the sky and fell on the hood of West's Hummer SUV, we'd say the chances of West blaming it on Obama would be pretty high. (If Obama had an alibi, it was probably Holder.)
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