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West Backs Kaufman Against 'This Left-Wing, Vile, Vicious, Despicable Machine'

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After Kaufman's hiring was announced earlier this week, attention then focused on pro-insurgency rhetoric she had made at a Tea Party rally this past Independence Day, when she discussed the people's remedies to change the government and get rid of what she described as the tyranny of the Obama administration: "And if ballots don't work, bullets will."

She also discussed her plan for what she would do if the Republicans did not win the midterm elections:

When I say I'll put my microphone down on November 2nd if we haven't achieved substantial victory, I mean it. Because if at that point, I'm gonna go up into the hills of Kentucky, I'm gonna go out into the Midwest, I'm gonna go up in the Vermont and New Hampshire outreaches, and I'm gonna gather together men and women who understand that some things are worth fighting for -- and some things are worth dying for."

Reports also emerged that Kaufman's statements had inspired the threats against Broward County public schools, which were made by an as yet unidentified person.

Kaufman then pulled out of the job, declaring that "I will not be used in an electronic lynching by proxy."

Hmm...let's hope that when West told Kaufman that he would "see you on the high ground," that he was referring to his idea of the moral high ground -- and not those hills of Kentucky.