Allen West Kind of Compared Himself to Abraham Lincoln

Just because Allen West isn't around to yell COMMIE! at people from his seat in congress, doesn't mean he's not going to stop saying loopy things.

West spoke to NPR's Michel Martin over the weekend to discuss the election and his memories of being in congress.

In the interview, West tells Martin that even though God has closed the door on him in the 18 district, doesn't mean that he isn't destined for awesomeness, because Abraham Lincoln also served in congress for one term.

WEST: Look, you know, God closes a door so that he can open up greater doors. I will continue to, you know, stand up and fight for this country. That's my goal. I have two daughters, 19 and 16, and I want to make sure that they grow up in a great America that provides them all the opportunities that it provided to their mother and father.

MARTIN: Congressman Allen West is completing his term in Congress. He was kind enough to join us from a House recording studio on Capitol Hill here in Washington, D.C.

WEST: And always remember, Abraham Lincoln only served one term in Congress, too.

MARTIN: Duly noted. Congressman West.

Sure it's not the nuttiest thing he's ever said. And you have to admit him turning a defeat into something positive, like suggesting his failure in congress is exactly like arguably the greatest president in the history of the United States.

Allen West just wants his daughters to grow up in a country where they need to stop neutering men and making them all weak and stuff.

Also, both Abe Lincoln and Colonel West bravely fought against slavery!

West freed slaves from a pretend plantation he created in his mind filled with people who disagree with him politically, while Lincoln freed actual human slaves. THE SIMILARITIES ARE UNCANNY.

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Chris Joseph
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