WASHINGTON -- A new attack ad targeting Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) features a cast of children reciting insults he has leveled at Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), President Barack Obama and Democrats in general.
"You are not a lady," says a little girl at the start of the ad.
"You are the most vile, despicable member of the Communist Party," other children say. "You are a threat to the gene pool."
"Get the beep out of the United States!" the first girl shouts.
All of those words have come out of West's mouth at some point. In July 2011, West accused Wasserman Schultz of being "vile, despicable and cowardly" and said she was "not a lady" after she questioned his stance on Medicare during a House floor debate. That same month, he called Obama supporters "a threat to the gene pool." He said in April 2012 that as many as 81 House Democrats are members of the Communist Party, and in January 2012, he said Obama and other liberals should "get the hell out of the United States of America."
The television ad, titled "Time Out," was released Thursday by Patrick Murphy, West's Democratic challenger. Murphy appears halfway through the ad and chides West for behaving like a child in Congress. Behind him, kids are shown running around on a playground.
"Allen West said all these things and worse. But bullying and name-calling has no place in the playground or in Congress," Murphy says. "I'll reach across the aisle and solve problems."
As for West, Murphy lets one of the kids say what needs to happen to him.
"You need a time out!" says a little girl.
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