Like it or not everyone on the planet relies on government for some aspects of their lives. In The case of Col. West this much more so. what he said was stupid. To point it out was correct. No one suggested that West needs someone to speak for him or to "justify his existence". The issue is what the GOP spokesman is forced to do as a part of his job.
Yes. Biden makes gaffes and Obama's administration is going to be continually trying to spin it's way out of tight spots but in the case of West is seems he has an especially warped view of reality. His comments that are so stupid seem heartfelt.