You can tell a lot about a person by the people they associate themselves with. For Joni Ernst, her cavalry just got even more extreme.
Ernst has already credited the Koch brothers with starting her trajectory, said she was “flattered’ to be compared to Sarah Palin, trumpeted Glenn Beck’s conspiracy theory, and now she’s earned the adoration of Allen West, who just cut this spot endorsing her.
In case you’re not familiar with Allen West, here are a couple of lovely quotes that highlight his worldview, though this is just the tip of the iceberg:
- “When I see anyone with an Obama bumper sticker, I recognize them as a threat to the gene pool.”
- “So I’m here as the modern-day Harriet Tubman to kind of lead people on the Underground Railroad away from that plantation [of the Democratic Party]”
- On Social Security benefits: “So once again we are creating the sense of economic dependence which, to me is a form of modern, 21st-century slavery.”
Allen West. Sarah Palin. The Koch Brothers. Glenn Beck. Joni Ernst. #TeamExtremeRead more after the jump.