Let me make myself perfectly clear, you want a personal fight, I am happy to oblige. You are the most vile, unprofessional ,and despicable member of the US House of Representatives. If you have something to say to me, stop being a coward and say it to my face, otherwise, shut the heck up…You have proven repeatedly that you are not a Lady, therefore, shall not be afforded due respect from me!

Steadfast and Loyal

Congressman Allen B West (R-FL)

—  Today, Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz criticized House Republicans, including neighboring Florida Rep. Allen West, for their nihilistic attitude toward the debt ceiling. We’re not saying West has anger issues. We’re just saying he immediately sat down and wrote this email. (Via Ben Smith.)
You know, I think we have people in our nation and even in Texas that are really just anti-oil and gas. And they would like to see that production stopped. To those folks, I say, ride your horse to work every day.
—  Todd Staples, president of Texas Oil and Gas Association defending new Texas law that makes local bans on fracking illegal (via NPR)