Attack Ad Has Allen West Beating White Women

Posted: Aug 09, 2012 3:04 PM

American Sunrise PAC has released a new attack ad featuring Rep. Allen West wearing boxing gloves and beating up white women in a boxing ring. He is also featured stealing money from a black family as the ad declares,

“West has socked it to seniors”

“He’s whacked women with his votes”

“He’s mauled middle class families”

American Sunrise PAC supports West’s opponent Democrat Patrick Murphy for his upcoming reelection bid. As The Blaze points out, the father of Democrat Patrick Murphy, who has funneled $250,000 into the PAC, was instrumental in its foundation.

I can't help but notice some irony in the About Us section of American Sunrise's website.

We believe in an America that is at the dawn of a new day, in which Congress is ready to refocus on creating family-supporting American jobs, addressing issues of fairness and equality, and reasserting the core progressive values that were the real foundation of our democracy.

Addressing issues of fairness and equality? Is there anything fair or equal about airing an attack ad featuring your opponent beating and robbing constituents?

And where is the liberal media to point out the racial overtones?


Rep. West released the following statement to Breitbart News, responding to the attack ad.

I spent my life in uniform fighting for our great nation and protecting all Americans.  The ad being run against me by my opponent's family depicting violence against women and senior citizens is reprehensible.  It plays on stereotypes and fear to divide Americans, and it cheapens the very real and tragic occurrences of violence against women and seniors.  The American people are suffering from crushing debt, horrific tax and regulatory policies, and epic unemployment. This classless ad shows a lack of regard for the issues plaguing our nation. This ad reflects the sad state of politics in our Republic with those who seek to destroy a person's character to cover for their lack of intellectual ability and integrity.

Classless indeed.

This post was authored by editorial intern Bill Vollono.