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Politico Says Florida's Allen West Will Become the Alan Grayson of the Right?
Publius Forum ^ | 11/11/10 | Warner Todd Huston

Posted on 11/11/2010 8:03:26 AM PST by Mobile Vulgus

Lt. Col. Allen West is one of the most stand up guys you'll ever meet. He first came to the public eye when his interrogation of an Iraqi yielded lifesaving results even as it was a bit unorthodox. His professional handling of that incident put him on a track to run for Florida's 22nd District House seat, a race he won handily despite the left's unhinged attacks upon him.

West ran a clean campaign in Florida's 22nd. He avoided over-the-top attacks on his opponent and did not indulge fits of name-calling. This is not to say that he soft-pedaled his opinions on just how wrong the Democrats were as he sought to delineate the policy differences between himself and the left he was battling. But West did campaign with a serious tone and an even-tempered demeanor. He was not an arm waver, he did not indulge flights of fantastic conspiracies, nor did he employ vile attack ads in his race. Pointed rhetoric? Yes. Obscene, wild-eyed, foaming at the mouth attacks? Not at all.

With that said, why does Politico seem to think that Allen West is on track to become the right's version of the despicable Alan Grayson, also a Floridian?

Following are several videos to show the difference between the two men to prove that West is an adult and Grayson is a mental case...

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Local News; Politics
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The left is gearing up to destroy Allen West.
1 posted on 11/11/2010 8:03:29 AM PST by Mobile Vulgus
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To: Mobile Vulgus

Throw it back at Politico. They’re being racist.


2 posted on 11/11/2010 8:07:09 AM PST by dragonblustar ("... and if you disagree with me, then you sir, are worse than Hitler!" - Greg Gutfeld)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

Yep. In all their stupidity.


3 posted on 11/11/2010 8:07:25 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

Yup. He’s got Future CIC written all over him. Love the guy!


4 posted on 11/11/2010 8:07:41 AM PST by jazminerose (o)
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To: Mobile Vulgus
I think it eminates from the Black Caucus; none of this was mentioned until West declared he was going to join the group when he gets to DC.

He's their "uncle tom" and will not be good for their racebaiting agenda...so, he must go.

Film at 11.
5 posted on 11/11/2010 8:08:04 AM PST by FrankR (Don't let the bastards wear you down!)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

West is going to be a constant target because he has dared to wander off the plantation.


6 posted on 11/11/2010 8:08:19 AM PST by Artemis Webb (I support Nancy Pelosi for Minority Leader!!!)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

Politico was set up to boost Hillary’s chances to become President. It will put out hit pieces on Republicans to further the cause. Hillary is best friends with George Soros and thinks being called a “Progressive” will keep people from realizing that she is just another Communist using Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Revolution.”


7 posted on 11/11/2010 8:08:30 AM PST by kittymyrib
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To: Mobile Vulgus

They don’t like West because they don’t like honest politicians.


8 posted on 11/11/2010 8:08:46 AM PST by GraceG
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To: Artemis Webb

[ West is going to be a constant target because he has dared to wander off the plantation. ]

West didn’t Aimlessly wander off the plantation, he realised what the plantation was early in his life and promptly marched directly away from it.


9 posted on 11/11/2010 8:10:43 AM PST by GraceG
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To: Mobile Vulgus

How they can compare this honorable Army Officer to Grayson is ludicrous. They will however come after him primarily because he is Black Conservative Republican and that they cannot tolerate.


11 posted on 11/11/2010 8:11:39 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

Apparently the folks over at Politico do not recognized a real man.


12 posted on 11/11/2010 8:11:43 AM PST by born2bfree
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To: Artemis Webb

[ West is going to be a constant target because he has dared to wander off the plantation. ]

West can handle this because he has a spine of steel and a resolve of iron.


13 posted on 11/11/2010 8:12:52 AM PST by GraceG
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To: Mobile Vulgus

Ridiculous however Politico liked Grayson so they will like West. Be prepared for all positive news on West. YEA!!!!!


14 posted on 11/11/2010 8:13:29 AM PST by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: All

Each and every one of you are correct.


15 posted on 11/11/2010 8:13:56 AM PST by Mobile Vulgus
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To: Mobile Vulgus

West is an honorable man. That alone invalidates any comparison to Grayson.


16 posted on 11/11/2010 8:16:08 AM PST by DManA
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To: Mobile Vulgus

Politico is filled with nothing but link-bait articles consisting of juicy headlines and vacuous fourth-hand quotes from anonymous sources.

The National Enquirer is a far more solid news source.


17 posted on 11/11/2010 8:18:59 AM PST by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd = TRUE)
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To: dragonblustar

All that happened was that somebody hacked Politico’s site and posted something they wrote after far too much alcohol.

Politico needs better site security if such trash can be posted without their knowing about it.

;-)


18 posted on 11/11/2010 8:23:10 AM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

Great article, thanks.

Alan West is an exceptional man.

He spoke at the Free Republic Convention back on Sept 12, 2009.


19 posted on 11/11/2010 8:28:15 AM PST by Syncro ("Citizen Legislators": As It Was Intended...Not Full Time Politicians : >)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

Anyone who would “go through hell with a gas can” for his men is the kind of leader I want!


20 posted on 11/11/2010 8:43:07 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few and let another take his office. - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: Mobile Vulgus
Politico just cannot handle Col. West becoming a member of the Congressional Black Caucus... LoL..

That caucus will hear the first intelligent words coming out of anyones MOUTH..
Be like Ann Coulter attending the Possum Lodge of Red Green..

"They are men.. But they can change.. If they have to... they guess.."

"If democrats don't find you handsome, they should at least find you Rinos."

21 posted on 11/11/2010 8:44:23 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: seekthetruth

Ping..............


22 posted on 11/11/2010 9:13:03 AM PST by mcmuffin (Keep your powder and tobacco dry)
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To: Mobile Vulgus; oneprojectusa; Woebama; Maggiegoo; seekthetruth; springloans; spunky lady; ...

“The left is gearing up to destroy Allen West.”

Hi Friend,
You mean they are gearing up to TRY to destroy Allen West!
They won’t succeed, and they realize they are seeing a true Conservative who most likely will be a future President of our country!

What fun it is to see the LIBS so frightened!
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/11/09/AR2010110904767.html?hpid=moreheadlines

PS: If you want off my Florida ping list, just let me know.


23 posted on 11/11/2010 9:47:48 AM PST by seekthetruth (Winners don't compromise, Losers Do!)
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To: mcmuffin
Hay mcmuffin he's da man ain't he?

Were you at the victory party for the Col.?

24 posted on 11/11/2010 9:48:32 AM PST by Syncro ("Citizen Legislators": As It Was Intended...Not Full Time Politicians : >)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

Doubtful. He’s not a sh1tbag lawyer, for one. Two, I don’t think anyone can be both as stupid and wicked as Grayson. And have the MSM celebrate him as much as they possibly could.


25 posted on 11/11/2010 9:59:20 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Syncro; HonestConservative; GRRRRR; Lloyd Marcus; JustAmy; All

“Great article, thanks.
Alan West is an exceptional man.
He spoke at the Free Republic Convention back on Sept 12, 2009.”

Hi Friend,
Yes, Allen spoke at our convention and wowed us all! It was on the convention weekend that hubby and I got to first meet Allen in person. We were supporters in his 08 run for Congress and it was such an honor to meet him! Like I said, when Allen won Nov.2nd, America won!


26 posted on 11/11/2010 10:04:31 AM PST by seekthetruth (Winners don't compromise, Losers Do!)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

Not true. Representative has a number of thing that Grayson did not. Among them are intelligence, decency, and good character.


27 posted on 11/11/2010 10:07:28 AM PST by sport
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To: seekthetruth

There is no doubt that Allen West is Presidential material.. and that come from BOTH the left and the right of the political spectrum.. well except for the FAR left that is..


28 posted on 11/11/2010 10:16:19 AM PST by davidosborne (I am SpartanSixDelta)
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To: seekthetruth

You Betcha!


29 posted on 11/11/2010 10:21:04 AM PST by Syncro ("Citizen Legislators": As It Was Intended...Not Full Time Politicians : >)
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To: hosepipe

Are you sure they’ll even let him in?


30 posted on 11/11/2010 10:45:16 AM PST by Cheapskate (Play loud and carry BIG sticks!)
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To: Cheapskate

He’s in.......


31 posted on 11/11/2010 11:15:10 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

re: Politico; Ignore them. They were abused children.


32 posted on 11/11/2010 11:30:15 AM PST by MindBender26 (Fighting the "con" in Conservatism on FR since 1998.)
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To: seekthetruth

The liberals have won the first battle against Allen West since the election kicked them down. They’ve chased Joyce Kaufman off his staff. Breaking today...and the liberal media pukes in South Florida are enabling him.

The south Florida media worships Hussein.


33 posted on 11/11/2010 11:36:10 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Recovering_Democrat

And they won’t stop with this one victory, either.


34 posted on 11/11/2010 11:48:13 AM PST by Mobile Vulgus
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To: Mobile Vulgus
Hi MV, a buddy down in FL just finished up working for col. west. It takes pretty impressive credentials for him to get excited. Can you tell the Col. West God Bless You for me please?

FReegards, DrMike

35 posted on 11/11/2010 11:52:49 AM PST by STD (He walks like a he duck, he talks like a duck, yo' mama married two of the duckers, U a duck Boy!)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

Agreed. Allan West is a brave, intelligent, patriotic American and bears no resemblance whatsoever to Maddog Grayson.

The left is nutz. But very destructive.


36 posted on 11/11/2010 12:18:14 PM PST by livius
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Bad news!

http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/11/reports-kaufmann-was-inspiration-for-threats-against-broward-schools.php


37 posted on 11/11/2010 1:08:43 PM PST by shove_it (just undo it)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Yes, Joyce will not be Allen's Chief of Staff but will be a supporter from afar like many of us. Since the LIBs will hash over and over every “non-politicaly correct” statement Joyce ever made, it would be their way to attempt to destroy Allen. Joyce would not let that happen.

January 3rd will be a wonderful day when all the new Conservative members of Congress will be sworn in. I will be watching on TV, for sure!

38 posted on 11/11/2010 1:17:29 PM PST by seekthetruth (Winners don't compromise, Losers Do!)
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To: shove_it
The local Fox affiliate since reported that the threat-maker had said he was inspired by none other than Joyce Kaufman, who had received publicity in the last few days for her previous calls for violent action against the government in order to protect citizens from the tyranny of the Obama administration.

TPM is obviously run by leftist kooks. Obvious from the remarks on the comments section...it draws a readership that is left of Lenin. The fact that Joyce and her station contacted the police AND that the deranged lunatic making the threat did so in connection with a RACHEL MADDOW PROGRAM shows it was not a "right winger" who was pretending like he/she/it was going to shoot kids.

39 posted on 11/11/2010 2:13:41 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Mobile Vulgus

Allen West is the most stand-up honorable man I know.

Period.

And that’s what scares the living S##T out of the lefty libs.


40 posted on 11/11/2010 2:15:07 PM PST by roaddog727 (It's the Constitution, Stupid!)
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To: shove_it; All

One more thing: if this is allowed to be the rule, then it is indeed a disaster.

Think about it: a Tea Party person makes a statement, months later a leftist kook puts it on TV as an attempt at character assassination, and a person who WATCHES that leftist kook does something stupid.

And we allow the Tea Party person to be BLAMED?


41 posted on 11/11/2010 2:37:59 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Syncro

Yes, he was.

And I consider it a great privilege to have been there to hear him speak.


42 posted on 11/11/2010 2:41:44 PM PST by Peter W. Kessler (Dirt is for racing... asphalt is for getting there.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

I’m disappointed that Rep. West and his designated chief of staff folded under such a little bit of pressure. This is not a good sign.


43 posted on 11/11/2010 3:33:59 PM PST by shove_it (just undo it)
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To: Mobile Vulgus; seekthetruth

I just shake my head at the left! Grayson needs to get back to the asylum! Lt. Col. West can handle himself quite well in battle. He has personal history on his side!


44 posted on 11/11/2010 6:21:08 PM PST by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: shove_it; Recovering_Democrat

Who are TMP???

The posted comments seem very commie to me!!!


45 posted on 11/12/2010 5:18:13 AM PST by danamco (")
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To: danamco
I Googled TPM and got this ...

Talking Points Memo | Breaking News and Analysis
Commentary on political events from a politically left perspective, by Joshua Micah Marshall.
www.talkingpointsmemo.com/

Self proclaimed left wingers. I never heard of them either.

46 posted on 11/12/2010 5:31:24 AM PST by shove_it (just undo it)
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To: seekthetruth

please remove me from florida ping list, Thanks Dan.


47 posted on 11/13/2010 10:58:14 AM PST by dglang
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