Skip to comments.A Colorful, Costly Dogfight Takes Shape in House Race (Go Lt Col Allen West!)
Posted on 10/11/2010 10:26:12 PM PDT by Arec Barrwin
A Colorful, Costly Dogfight Takes Shape in House Race
By MICHAEL M. PHILLIPS
DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla.In 2003, Lt. Col. Allen West forced an Iraqi prisoner to the ground, counted down to zero and fired a pistol over his head to scare him into revealing planned attacks on U.S. troops. The Army relieved him of command.
In ordinary times, such an event might destroy a man's career in public service. But 2010 is no ordinary time, and Mr. West may soon be in command againthis time as a tea-party-backed, Republican congressman from South Florida.
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“In ordinary times, such an event might destroy a man’s career in public service.”
In sane times, such an event would have gotten him a medal for saving US lives.
These aren’t sane times, though.
The reporter got this backwards. In ORDINARY times, the guy would be a hero. We don't live in ordinary times. We live in marxist, PC, cry baby times. Every once in a while someone gives us a glimpse into ordinary times.
is the Colonel doing well?...I hope so...
His primary opponent has endorsed Klein....I thought the tea party was supposed to be the whiney babies....but Castle,McCollum,Lisa M and now this....We are seeing who the real children are
I hope LCAW wins big
Last Ras poll I saw had him up by 6 points.
He looked great on Fox today(Cavuto?) He is sharp. He will be a standout in Congress. His demeanor is no nonsense.
“Mr. Klein portrays himself as the pragmatic moderate, willing to cross the aisleor even cross his own presidentfor his constituents.”
Pragmatic moderate. Ah-huh. Klein has a lifetime ACU rating of...wait for it...1.33. That’s four points lower than Robert Wexler or Alcee Hastings, and surpassed among Florida Democrats only by Debbie Wasserman-Schultz.
I’m hoping that reporter gets demoted back to the file room.
Nate Silver has West winning 49.3 to 48.6 on November second....its a 53% chance of turn over for us......its tight so donate!!!!....Ive donated so much lately ill be living on soup and water for about two months but its worth it
Only half the story. The other half is that he immediately reported himself to his superiors. While his conduct was against military regulations he left with his integrity and honor. Both of these qualities are in short supply in Washington.
The rules need changing.
Mock executions are expressly forbidden. Those are the rules.
Unless its my life he is trying to save, then he can do whatever it takes.
It would have been kept hush hush if possible, denied at all governmental levels if not possible.
Aren’t they the one that acknowledge that they only endorse the Dhims this cycle?
Why on earth would the VFW do this???
I agree entirely.
There's no honor in that decision at all..
VFW = Veterans For Welfare...
I'm a life member of the VFW, but I will never give one cent to the PAC if this is how it wastes its money. There is more to a candidate than his or her stance on veteran's issues. How about America's issues? I'm proud to have served my country and I don't expect anything in return other than elected officials upholding the Constitution that I put my life on the line for.
I remember reading about that incident in `03. I didn`t realize West was that guy. I like him even more now!!
In movies people are allowed to be heros. We watch entire cities shot up by the action hero. In real life America circa 2003, it gets you an honorable discharge from the Army when you get the information needed to save your troops from an ambush without injuring the prisoner.
Mock executions are expressly forbidden
......but target practice isn’t.
How funny is it to see this guy make so much noise in politics as a Republican candidate?
Those are indeed part of the ROI.
The problem is our enemy doesn’t have any rules. And the sooner we get someone like Lt. Col. Allen West into office the better. Some would say he was out of line, took unneeded extreme measures etc. I ask...how do you, yes YOU, really know that? He took those extreme measures, got the information we needed, saved lives, and then turned himself in. What he understood was his enemy.
These are not ordinary times and we do not have an ordinary enemy. If President Bush, Clinton, Bush and even going back through to Reagan and Carter...had defined our enemy properly...we would not be needing to discuss people like Lt. Col. Allen West.
Instead, we got in bed with our enemy. And many of those that turned those sheets down have forgotten to get out of the bed. Instead they attempt to soothe things over with political correctness which obscures the ability to define the enemy. They throw in front of us our own Religious Rights and dare us to defile ourselves in defining our enemy.
So when the Holy War comes here and their warriors behead, maim, cloak our women in darkness, rape, murder, and so on will we have anyone with the courage then...to define the enemy? When a nation holds up a National Religion and a standing army (paid by the government) and a holy army (paid by the church...which is national) how should one define the enemy? When the government sends money and books to the church and the church turns out radicalized holy warriors who will fight and die for the national religion...
Is it not that nations government with which we are at war with? Is it not our enemy that hides behind the mask that is called religion? Are not those holy warriors the foot soldiers of that government(s)?
The progressive left has made us vulnerable.
They have challenged us with our own morals and twisted them into their political correct sins.
They have removed our ability to tap our own resources in favor of their cozy bed of sheets. They are like the beaten wife...who won’t save her own life, but will submit to her husband until her very death(kind of apocalyptic eh?).
Lt. Col. Allen West is the interventionist. He is that good friend trying to her life. All she needs is the courage.
Their endorsement of these pigs is not worth the paper it is printed on.
In truth, in sane times, no one would even take notice my FRiend.
USE THE AMMO the enemy gives you! Print the first article out for those seniors that are not online, email the list, print it, hand it out. Tell folks to go read for themselves. I do, then I tell them that my commie rep Steve Cohen gifted them with the $569 Billion tax hike, and the $8.15 Trillion Medicare gut.
How ObamaCare Guts Medicare
Health law’s heavy impact by Paul Guppy (Taxes)
Monthly premiums to rise for 7 of top 10 Medicare prescription plans in 2011
Social Security: No 2011 increase expected (COLA)
No Social Security COLA Expected For 2011 News Expected To Be Bad For Democrats
They forgot to add this to the Rest of the Story
Shall we wait to see how the media and the establishment Pubbies handle this one?
Harvard Pilgrim cancels Medicare Advantage plan
Seniors’ coverage options dwindle as Medicare Advantage programs close shop
Survey in New England Journal of Medicine 46% of US Doctors Will Quit Obamacare Passes http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2798380/shocking_survey_in_new_england_journal.html?cat=75
ObamaCare has just made me Sicker!
In the notice, EmblemHealth told Gowland, who is healthy, “The proposed rate increase includes two components: a basic increase on your type plan and an increase due to the cost of enhanced benefits required by the new federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.”
Mayo clinic stops taking Medicare patients
Principal To Cut Jobs, End Med Insurance Business
Obama: We knew health costs would go up
President Barack Obama insisted he can overhaul the U.S. healthcare system without raising taxes for anyone but the wealthiest Americans
The New Federal Wedding Tax: How Obamacare Would Dramatically Penalize Marriage
Obama: healthcare won’t hike middle class taxes
1099: The Trojan Horse within Obamacare
Repeal Obamacare: Small-Business Killer
Senate Expands IRS Form 1099 Reporting Requirement to Include All Rental Property Owner
Paperwork nightmare: New 1099 mandate must be repealed
Health care law’s massive, hidden tax change( 1099*s)
Lost in Taxation, The IRS’s vast new ObamaCare powers.
“In truth, in sane times, no one would even take notice my FRiend.”
On second thought, I have to agree with your take...
I have no problem with scaring the holy crap out of murdering scum that behead reporters,stone rape victims,and want to destroy the U.S.
If the other fellow hits below the belt,pick up a 2x4 and wallop him until he surrenders without condition.
Even FDR understood that demanding their unconditional surrender AND making it happen,was the best way to permanently deal with the Nazis.
I say: too bad his aim wasn't a bit lower.
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