Former Rep. Allen West of Florida said President Barack Obama's refusal to negotiate with Republicans is tantamount to the behavior of a "spoiled brat."
"I can put it very basic Southern terms: a spoiled brat child," West told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.
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"We have been giving Barack Obama everything that he has wanted. We gave him a state senator position in Chicago, we gave him a U.S. Senate position out of the state of Illinois, unproven, untested, no resume, we gave him the presidency twice.
"So if you continue to reward bad behavior, you're going to get more of that bad behavior."
West, a Republican who was a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army, said Obama has a deep-rooted "animus" toward the United States.
"Five days before the election in 2008, he said that we were five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America. And shame on the media for not challenging him and asking him what does that mean because America is a Constitutional Republic," West said.
"America is a country and a land of opportunity. What do you want to transform it into? We're finding that out right now, that he is moving this country away from respecting the Constitution, respecting the three branches of government and their separation of powers and checks and balances, to more of an imperial presidency."
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