In it, but not of it. TPM DC
West's appearance served as follow-up to remarks he had made on Laura Ingraham's talk radio show, where he called Obama "a low-level socialist agitator," and a person who showed "third world dictator-like arrogance" in the budget speech.
During his Fox appearance, West further stood by those comments, when Van Susteren asked whether those comments were helpful to advancing his convictions.
"There's a great depth to my conviction, and part of my conviction is telling the truth," said West. "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."