Recently, Rep. Allen West (R-FL) decried Obama’s “third world dictator-like arrogance.” That raised some eyebrows. So last night, Fox’s Greta Van Susteren, who was a little uncomfortable with the remarks, gave West a chance to walk them back.

No way, said West:

I am sick and tired of this class warfare, this Marxist, demagogic rhetoric that is coming from the President of the United States of America. It is not helpful for this country and it’s not going to move the ball forward as far as rectifying the economic situation in our country. And I’m not going to back away from telling what the truth is.

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There’s a great depth to my conviction, and part of my conviction is telling the truth. I don’t think it’s very presidential when Barack Hussein Obama refers to my colleague, Paul Ryan, as a simple little accountant, either. So I think that when you look at what a community organizer is turning out to be, it does seem to be like a low-level socialist agitator.