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Allen West closes CPAC promising 'new dawn in America'
thehill.com ^ | 02/12/11 07:44 PM ET | Shane D'Aprile

Posted on 02/12/2011 7:41:31 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Freshman Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) gave a speech to close this year's Conservative Political Action Conference that earned a more enthusiastic reaction from conservative activists than those given by most rumored 2012 presidential hopefuls over the past three days.

The first-term congressman brought the audience to its feet several times late Saturday, repudiating President Obama's social and economic policies and promising "a new dawn in America."

West took the coveted speaking slot that was rejected by former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who declined to attend CPAC for the fourth straight year.

West, who represents a district that voted for President Obama in 2008 and Sen. John Kerry in 2004, will be a top Democratic target next year and opened his speech by noting the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has already run a radio ad in his district.


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1 posted on 02/12/2011 7:41:33 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Man, do I like that guy. I would love to see him run against Nelson.


2 posted on 02/12/2011 7:46:58 PM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand

Cain/West or West/Cain? Clean Obama’s pseudo-Afro-American clock.


3 posted on 02/12/2011 7:49:13 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

A good speech, Allen West has a talent.


4 posted on 02/12/2011 7:49:39 PM PST by Monorprise
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Col. West is far too classy for that den of iniquity.


5 posted on 02/12/2011 7:49:48 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

http://hotair.com/archives/2011/02/12/open-thread-rep-allen-west-at-cpac/


6 posted on 02/12/2011 7:49:51 PM PST by Mozilla
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To: OldDeckHand

West said now is the time to reform the tax code, lower taxes on business, eliminate the capital gains tax and fight for the adoption of a Constitutional balanced budget amendment.


7 posted on 02/12/2011 7:50:19 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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“I say we start looking at every government agency and program that’s been created in the last ten years, and let’s start making some hard choices,” said West, who received a loud cheer when he singled out the Environmental Protection Agency.


8 posted on 02/12/2011 7:51:18 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: All

I think I just watched video of the next President of the United States of America. West/Palin West/Bachmann West/Cain would make me so proud. I would no longer wake up in despair of what Obama did. No more Obama depression in a depression. A man that promised hope brought me more depression than any human being has ever. This man, West would debate the gray hair off of Obama’s head.


9 posted on 02/12/2011 7:52:04 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: HiTech RedNeck
"Cain/West or West/Cain? Clean Obama’s pseudo-Afro-American clock."

Either way.

Liberal heads would explode all over the island of Manhattan.

10 posted on 02/12/2011 7:52:31 PM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand

Cain, West and Bachmann were the three best speeches at CPAC along with Rand Paul.


11 posted on 02/12/2011 7:54:05 PM PST by Mozilla
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To: dragnet2

I would prefer a spending control amendment. Dems would use the balanced budget as an excuse to raise taxes to cover more spending and programmes. Find a way to set Federal spending at a fixed, low percentage of GDP.


12 posted on 02/12/2011 7:54:55 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Monorprise

You should see the acceptance speech videos on Youtube he made right after he won his seat in November. Hands-down, the most pro-war victory speech made, especially when he quoted “peace through superior firepower” in reference to America.


13 posted on 02/12/2011 7:55:21 PM PST by max americana
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To: OldDeckHand

I like Cain. Palin has to get in her energy brilliance of ANWR.
Besides I would love to tick off the media West/Palin.


14 posted on 02/12/2011 7:58:40 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Allen West in 2016!


15 posted on 02/12/2011 7:59:06 PM PST by bcr100
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Agreed.


16 posted on 02/12/2011 8:01:16 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: dragnet2

He’s in good company. My congressman seems to have put regulations at the top of his target list as well.


17 posted on 02/12/2011 8:01:26 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

I see a leader and a winner here.


18 posted on 02/12/2011 8:02:30 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: bcr100

Who in 2012? There is too much of a dire urgency to play games.


19 posted on 02/12/2011 8:03:20 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: freekitty

The mods don’t; hence the thread in blogger land.When you know darn well if this was a Palin article and you tube speech (which she turned down) it would be breaking news.


20 posted on 02/12/2011 8:06:35 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Unfortunately, I don’t see anyone in 2012 to challenge Obama. Best chance is if Hillary decides to challenge Obama for the democratic ticket, that could weaken the demos. with a tough and nasty campiagn, and give the republicans a better shot.


21 posted on 02/12/2011 8:06:59 PM PST by bcr100
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

I really like the guy but why oh why did he have Mark Foley introduce him at his new Palm Beach office?


22 posted on 02/12/2011 8:07:28 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Home run, Rep. West!


23 posted on 02/12/2011 8:11:51 PM PST by 444Flyer ("The contest for ages has been to rescue liberty from the grasp of executive power." -Daniel Webster)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!; freekitty
The mods don’t; hence the thread in blogger land. When you know darn well if this was a Palin article and you tube speech (which she turned down) it would be breaking news.

Even Stevie Wonder can see that.

Can I be honest? Nearly the same thing was done during the Bush campaigns.

24 posted on 02/12/2011 8:16:54 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: 444Flyer

He is brilliant. He is what we need.


25 posted on 02/12/2011 8:35:03 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: dragnet2

I see Drudge has West headlined. He deserves kudos for this speech no matter how much primary infighting is going on.


26 posted on 02/12/2011 8:42:34 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
I see Drudge has West headlined.

I would guess, Drudge headlines only count if the political groupies happens to like the headline...

27 posted on 02/12/2011 8:45:03 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: bcr100

The rumor mill is saying that Kucinich will challenge Obama.
He is a train-wreck he only thinks he can win. Look at Obama’s poll numbers and actions. Don’t believe the media hype of him in any 2012 polls.


28 posted on 02/12/2011 8:47:45 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: dragnet2

I think Trump sounds good at this stage. I am open. The super bowl is a long way off to cheer lead do or die for one candidate.
The GOP ticked me off but the opening of CPAC put the tea party at the top so I have hope.


29 posted on 02/12/2011 8:56:55 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: dragnet2

I like Palin very much; but I like Allen West and Herman Cain just as much and I see a leader in Allen West. Most likely a winner too. I don’t care what their gender or their skin color is.


30 posted on 02/12/2011 9:21:29 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!; calcowgirl

B U M P


31 posted on 02/12/2011 9:22:44 PM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: dragnet2

I don’t know if it was done during the Bush campaign; but I do know if we keep letting the Left dictate to us; we are done.

We need to concentrate on who we want and why. Post articles about this; not what idiotic reporter or Obama or any of the rest says. Every time I go anywhere; it’s the same thing over and over again. A worthless POS saying something about us or what we like, think or what we want. We are to engrossed in this. We need to get out of it or we won’t have anything.


32 posted on 02/12/2011 9:24:44 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: freekitty

His CPAC speech

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5KyWxU-bkg


33 posted on 02/12/2011 9:31:29 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

ping


34 posted on 02/12/2011 9:43:52 PM PST by ArmyTeach (Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain ... Iowa 61)
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To: Mozilla

ping for later


35 posted on 02/12/2011 9:45:12 PM PST by ArmyTeach (Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain ... Iowa 61)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

O.K. I am going all in. Allen West for President.


36 posted on 02/12/2011 9:53:53 PM PST by MattinNJ (Will a hero rise in 2012? Yes. Col. Allen West was here all along.)
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To: dragnet2

thanks


37 posted on 02/12/2011 10:48:00 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
I watched the speech. I used to think he would make a great Vice President. But he would overshadow any Presidential nominee. President West sounds better.

His main problem is lack of name recognition and of course the Dems would say lack of experience, but I'd put his real world experiences against Obama’s community organizing any-day.

38 posted on 02/13/2011 4:00:41 AM PST by FR_addict
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To: MattinNJ
“O.K. I am going all in. Allen West for President.”

Me too. We need to organize. If Ron Paul can attract his RonBots, surely West would attract a larger group of enthusiastic campaign supporters.

39 posted on 02/13/2011 4:04:34 AM PST by FR_addict
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

What does Col. Allen West say about LTC Terrence Lakin? Has he made any statements regarding Obama’s eligibility to hold the office of POTUS?


40 posted on 02/13/2011 4:07:41 AM PST by Godebert
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To: Godebert
“What does Col. Allen West say about LTC Terrence Lakin? Has he made any statements regarding Obama’s eligibility to hold the office of POTUS?”

I don't know, but I'm sure he would never make fun of anyone’s right to ask about Obama’s eligibility, as RINOs do.

West doesn't think Obama should be President because Obama doesn't believe in America.

41 posted on 02/13/2011 4:14:45 AM PST by FR_addict
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To: FR_addict

I won’t decide on Col. West until he answers the question about Obama’s eligibility. I will vote for no man that refuses to uphold his sworn oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America.


42 posted on 02/13/2011 4:24:25 AM PST by Godebert
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

I too really, really like this man. I liked a number of his speeches given through the 2010 election cycle.

And I believe we will need a strong hand in 2012 to guide our nation through a world in massive flux and maybe even world war.

My caution rests with being sure we don’t swing the pendulum too hard the other way.

What I see of West so far, is a military man defending liberty in the arena of politics. It will make for a very “bloody” battle.


43 posted on 02/13/2011 4:51:35 AM PST by EBH ( Whether you eat your bread or see it vanish into a looter's stomach, is an absolute.)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Palin/West 2012 - now THAT would be a dynamic TEAM for both domestic and foreign policy.

Bolton (Secy of State)

revised tagline replaces DeMint (after praising Jeb Bush) with West.


44 posted on 02/13/2011 4:59:00 AM PST by newfreep (Palin/West 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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To: Godebert
“I won’t decide on Col. West until he answers the question about Obama’s eligibility. I will vote for no man that refuses to uphold his sworn oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America.”

He's probably said something about this question. I just don't have it. But I'm sure he upholds the Constitution on this question.

Here’ some more videos:

Lt Col. Allen West On Barack Obama: “I can’t stand the guy. I absolutely can’t stand him.”

http://vodpod.com/watch/4300898-lt-col-allen-west-on-barack-obama-i-cant-stand-the-guy-i-absolutely-cant-stand-him-

45 posted on 02/13/2011 5:06:32 AM PST by FR_addict
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To: newfreep

When I met him at the Freepers Convention two years ago, I told him, I’d love to see a Palin/West ticket, but since then I’ve changed my mind. West/Palin sounds much better. Or even West/Bachmann.


46 posted on 02/13/2011 5:11:09 AM PST by FR_addict
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To: newfreep

Bolton? We need a proven strong leader at the helm and by the time West runs he will have spent about the same time in the senate as Obama and still be more qualified before he is sworn in as Senator than Obama. Palin would make an excellent energy sec. ANWR drill baby drill!


47 posted on 02/13/2011 6:30:04 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: EBH

Well said and exactly what we need.


48 posted on 02/13/2011 6:31:38 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: freekitty

Well said about not caring about male or female or skin color.
It is icing on the cake we are dealing with well versed brilliant women; Palin and Bachmann and two black men. West and Cain. Even on this forum I have seen people not want a woman or ‘another’ black man in. I could care less male or female black,white,purple,green <-——LOL no one is more green than Obama.


49 posted on 02/13/2011 6:37:54 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: FR_addict; All; Nachum; SunkenCiv; LucyT

http://vodpod.com/watch/4300898-lt-col-allen-west-on-barack-obama-i-cant-stand-the-guy-i-absolutely-cant-stand-him-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhOzIQ1-CmQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nmn0mFV7xFs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkGQmCZjJ0k

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ns5W1dAk_T0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0d3T2EvDTo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMp60uHAnfA


50 posted on 02/13/2011 6:48:18 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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