By Justin Sink - 09/28/11 07:01 PM EDT
“It is intentional,” West said. “It is intentional because this is who the president is. The president is a Marxist because he believes in the separation of classes."
West went on to say that he believed Obama's efforts to raise taxes on the richest Americans represented an unprecedented class attack that was historically dangerous.
"We have never heard a president in the United States of America speak as he is. And when you have a national leader — you look throughout history — when you have a national leader that demonizes a certain segment of the society and attacks them, it has never ended up well. Yet, that is what we have. He is a socialist because he believes in nationalizing production," West said.
Berry then asked West to play a word association game where he named prominent American political figures to see West's visceral reaction. There, the congressman had criticism for both parties — fellow congresswoman Maxine Waters (D) was described as "loud" and Vice President Biden as "nutty" and "mindless," while Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) "needs a debate team" and Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) was "kinda off the ranch."
He also expanded on criticism of Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.). West said he would "need a bucket" to discuss Wasserman Schultz, whom he had previously denounced as "vile and despicable" after the congresswoman had criticized him over the summer from the House floor.
"I stand by what I said, if I need to say it again if she confronts me, I will," West said.