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West Slams Ad That Depicts Him Punching Women

By    |   Thursday, 09 August 2012 11:37 PM

Tea party favorite Rep. Allen West has slammed an attack ad, paid for by his Democratic opponent's father, which shows him punching an elderly woman in the face.

The ad also shows him hitting another woman and stealing from a family.

"I spent my life in uniform fighting for our great nation and protecting all Americans. The ad being run against me by my opponent’s family depicting violence against women and senior citizens is reprehensible," West told Breitbart News.

"It plays on stereotypes and fear to divide Americans, and it cheapens the very real and tragic occurrences of violence against women and seniors.

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"The American people are suffering from crushing debt, horrific tax and regulatory policies, and epic unemployment. This classless ad shows a lack of regard for the issues plaguing our nation," the Florida cogressman added.

"This ad reflects the sad state of politics in our Republic with those who seek to destroy a person’s character to cover for their lack of intellectual ability and integrity."

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The ad was financed The American Sunrise PAC, which was founded by  by Democrat Patrick Murphy's father, who has contributed $250,000 to it, The Blaze reported.

American Sunrise disabled all comments and ratings on the YouTube video. Earlier Thursday, the video had more than 12,000 views, with 252 “dislikes” and just 16 “likes,” The Blaze reports.

A Newsmax review of the video about 10:45 p.m. on Thursday found that it had been viewed 17,575 times. Comments could not be left on the video.

The ad depicts West in a boxing ring sporting red gloves and then punching an old woman, a young lady and a family with children.  He also takes cash from the family and pockets it — all while "laughing like a gremlin," as The Blaze describes it.

In the audio, the female announcer says — in a tone that some critics have described as patronizing — as “punching” sounds play in the background:

“West has socked it to seniors.”

“He’s whacked women with his votes.”

“He’s mauled middle-class families.”

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