Jason Howerton @ The Blaze:
Reacting to newly released footage of President Obama’s controversial 2007 speech at Hampton University, Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) told Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren that when Obama “get’s off of his teleprompter, you see a different type of president.”
That being said, West said he doesn’t think the video is going to be a game changer.
“First of all, having been born and raised down in Georgia, I’m very surprised at the incredible southern accent that the president, who was born in Hawaii and grew up in Chicago, was able to command,” the Florida congressman said, poking fun at Obama’s drastic accent change during the 2007 speech.
There was definitely a “tinge of racially motivated comments” in Obama’s address, West explained, adding that he was playing on people’s “worst fears and emotions, which is this sense of separation.”
“The only thing that comes out of this, as I believe what everyone knows, when the president gets off a script, gets off of his teleprompter, you see a different type of president,” West added, referencing Obama’s infamous “you didn’t build that” remarks.
West continued: “I don’t think its going to really go anywhere, because what is most concerning to me is the fact that right now we don’t have voting ballots going out to our service members, right now we have a president that said he is going to use tax payer dollars to make up the difference for the severance pay that will come to sequestration for our defense contractors.