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Politico: Allen West the “Alan Grayson of the Right”
Democracy Project ^ | NOVEMBER 10, 2010 | Phil Orenstein

Posted on 11/10/2010 9:32:08 PM PST by RobinMasters

Politico’s level of discourse has just plunged into to the lunatic fringe with their groundless slurs against Congressman-Elect Allen West. In a primer for the vanquished, Politico reporter Kasie Hunt outlines a few of the GOP freshman “ready-made for cable television” out of the massive incoming Republican class. One of them is Lt. Col. Allen West, and she predicts he will become the “Alan Grayson of the Right.” Ms. Hunt has a lot learn about Lt. Col. West as he takes his place on the national stage.

The longed-for victory of the exemplary American hero, LTC West in Florida’s District 22 Congressional race, and the welcome defeat of the foul mouthed House Democrat Alan Grayson in Florida’s 8th District amounts to a double-header celebration. In a rebuttal to Politico’s thoughtless statement, Warner Todd Huston’s post in Breitbart’s Big Journalism describes the outrageous character of Alan Grayson in contrast with the righteousness of Allen West’s dignified campaign:

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This man should never, in a million years be compared to…

…this mouth breather


1 posted on 11/10/2010 9:32:10 PM PST by RobinMasters
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To: RobinMasters

Oh noes... Did West make an ad on ‘Taliban Klein’?


2 posted on 11/10/2010 9:34:27 PM PST by paudio (The differences between Clinton and 0bama? About a dozen former Democratic Congressmen.)
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To: RobinMasters

I know almost nothing about LTC West. I do know though that to reach that rank there must be some substantial sense of self discipline including that of a verbal nature. In that sense alone West is a superior man to Alan Grayson.


3 posted on 11/10/2010 9:35:55 PM PST by Artemis Webb (I support Nancy Pelosi for Minority Leader!!!)
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To: RobinMasters

LTC - Mr. West is a wonderful addition to government. Why can’t we elect more people like this? Are all Liberals so dedicated to their stupid agenda that they can NOT recognize a genuine patriot when they encounter one? He should have won by 80%....


4 posted on 11/10/2010 9:37:52 PM PST by Deagle
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To: Artemis Webb

Some day I’d like to see Alan West become our first African American President.


5 posted on 11/10/2010 9:39:03 PM PST by InABunkerUnderSF (Anyone who has read Roman history knows a barbarian invasion when they see one.)
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To: RobinMasters

Seriously?


6 posted on 11/10/2010 9:41:08 PM PST by bootless (Never Forget. Never Again. (PursuingLiberty.com))
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To: InABunkerUnderSF

“Some day I’d like to see Alan West become our first African American President.”

Ain’t THAT the truth!


7 posted on 11/10/2010 9:41:28 PM PST by Tigerized (pursuingliberty.com)
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To: RobinMasters

The only thing similar about these 2 people are their first names sound similar.

Allen West is a hero, Grayson is a zero!! Have a great Veterans Day LT Colonel West


8 posted on 11/10/2010 9:42:14 PM PST by Steelers6
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To: RobinMasters
Let me remind Kasie Hunt that she is an ASS.

Allen West is CLASS.

Shuttup, Kasie. Or is that impossible because your feet are planted firmly in your mouth?

9 posted on 11/10/2010 9:42:14 PM PST by itssme
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To: Artemis Webb

I met him briefly at CPAC. My first impression was that he is a man of tremendous honor.

Grayson is a toad with no self-control.


10 posted on 11/10/2010 9:42:31 PM PST by bootless (Never Forget. Never Again. (PursuingLiberty.com))
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To: RobinMasters

Now even lefties think “Grayson” is an insult? Will wonders never cease.


11 posted on 11/10/2010 9:48:25 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: All

Lt. Col. West looks like he would tell someone—If I want any chit out of you, I’ll squeeze your head.

Grayson looks like he would just scream like a ninny.

I like West, I hope he doesn’t disappoint.


12 posted on 11/10/2010 9:49:11 PM PST by Irenic
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To: RobinMasters
she predicts he will become the “Alan Grayson of the Right.”

So she predicts he'll only serve one term and get booted out office in utter disgrace? I'd be willing to wager big cash that doesn't happen.

13 posted on 11/10/2010 9:50:10 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: RobinMasters

LtCol West is the only candidate that I gave financial support to in this election. I am very proud that he is my representative. Politico is just full of crap.


14 posted on 11/10/2010 9:51:41 PM PST by clintonh8r ("Let them eat lobster cake." Michele Antoinette, vacation #6.)
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To: RobinMasters

Kasie Hunt (heh...) must be a racist.


15 posted on 11/10/2010 9:52:56 PM PST by clintonh8r ("Let them eat lobster cake." Michele Antoinette, vacation #6.)
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To: RobinMasters

Isn’t it about time the right stopped referencing Politico as a legitimate news sources. I’m not talking about posting here but I don’t see people (among FOX and what have you) going out of their way to give the Huffington post the same stature they’ve given Politico and yet the two are the same. Blogs run by hyper partisans. Sure, Politico may feature ex-WAPO employees but people kid themselves if they think they were real journalists. Byron York is a real journalist. They aren’t at his level. Infact at this point I’d probably give Arianna’s blog more respect then I would politico given how low they’ve sunk lately.


16 posted on 11/10/2010 9:56:21 PM PST by Soul Seeker ( I was there when we had the numbers, but didnÂ’t have the principles.---Jim that leans conservDeMin)
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To: RobinMasters

They are scared to death of the Colonel.


17 posted on 11/10/2010 9:59:19 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: RobinMasters
And we are supposed to be surprised the Politico is smearing right wingers? They are nothing but full out lairs. Most of the items they post anymore are proven to be fabrications. Case in point, Palin blowing off Hannity and Levin. They were not even called for comment. Pure lies.


18 posted on 11/10/2010 10:01:58 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: HANG THE EXPENSE
They are scared to death of the Colonel.

BUMP!!!!

The left is terrified of decent and good.

Colonel West terrifies them.

Leftists become more pathetic everyday.

19 posted on 11/10/2010 10:04:48 PM PST by A message
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To: InABunkerUnderSF

LTC West is much more photogenic and appears much more intelligent than the Arab 0bama.

He is also a man of accomplishment, unlike 0bama.

Definitely presidential material.


20 posted on 11/10/2010 10:11:56 PM PST by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: pissant

>> Now even lefties think “Grayson” is an insult?

Exactly.


21 posted on 11/10/2010 10:12:46 PM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: RobinMasters; All

Help!
Can anyone identify the Crest half hidden at the tip of his right lapel?
He was artillery but I can’t place it. I would appreciate an answer.
Thanks.


22 posted on 11/10/2010 10:14:17 PM PST by GOYAKLA (Flush Congress in 2010 & 2012)
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To: A message

It is always great to see a good man succeed do you not agree?Good to see Fla get this one right.


23 posted on 11/10/2010 10:16:39 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: HANG THE EXPENSE

Absolutely!!


24 posted on 11/10/2010 10:17:34 PM PST by A message
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To: RobinMasters
Another Great American who WILLLL I guarantee be given the Clarence Thomas treatment because he is not on the liberal plantation of acceptable behavior and thought.

Well lefty scumbags it is now the age of the Internet and we have reached the tipping point where your MSM is the venue not only distrusted but completely unenlightening. People en mass now go around you.

God bless Colonel West.

25 posted on 11/10/2010 10:18:23 PM PST by liberty or death
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To: Artemis Webb
Have you heard how he put his soldiers’ and local civilians’ lives ahead of his career and took necessary steps to acquire
information from an Iraqi terrorist?
26 posted on 11/10/2010 10:19:47 PM PST by ArmyTeach (Vincit qui se vincit)
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To: RobinMasters

Go West!!


27 posted on 11/10/2010 10:22:45 PM PST by The Cajun
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To: Artemis Webb

Alan West is one of the most articulate and thoughtful people I’ve ever listened to. He’s head and shoulders above the vast majority in Congress.


28 posted on 11/10/2010 10:24:37 PM PST by TheThinker (Communists: taking over the world one kooky doomsday scenario at a time.)
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To: Tigerized

Amen!!


29 posted on 11/10/2010 10:25:41 PM PST by bootless (Never Forget. Never Again. (PursuingLiberty.com))
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To: TheThinker

And not a teleprompter in sight!


30 posted on 11/10/2010 10:28:08 PM PST by bootless (Never Forget. Never Again. (PursuingLiberty.com))
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To: InABunkerUnderSF
Some day I’d like to see Alan West become our first African American President.

He can put my vote in the bank.

It will be hilarious to watch the Democrat "mainstream" media do everything in its power to ignore Alan West. The last thing they want on their airwaves or in their headlines is a picture of REPUBLICAN congressman Alan West.

I can scarcely imagine the teeth gnashing that must be going on in the Democrat "mainstream" newsrooms these days. I wonder if the scumbags who inhabit those dying newsrooms have formed another secret "journolist" to plot their schemes and keep their stories coordinated?

31 posted on 11/10/2010 10:36:09 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: RobinMasters

As truly repulsive as it is to attempt to compare the hero West to the slime...and as angry and as disgusted as I feel about it....the only way to deal with this is to remember..don’t get angry...get even.

We cannot relent! Ever!


32 posted on 11/10/2010 10:37:13 PM PST by Aria ( "Remember, attitudes are contagious, so make sure yours are worth catching." Sarah Palin 9-18-2010)
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To: ArmyTeach

I heard a guy on Mark Levin who called in to say he served under West and the caller said he’d follow him into hell.

The guy was so positive and enthusiastic about West! Compare him to the turd wanna be “king” zero that unfortunately got himself enthroned.


33 posted on 11/10/2010 10:41:35 PM PST by Aria ( "Remember, attitudes are contagious, so make sure yours are worth catching." Sarah Palin 9-18-2010)
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To: Mr. Mojo

Mark this for future reference: If Allen West only serves one term in the house, it’ll be because he moves up a notch or two...

I think maybe as SecDef in Palin’s administration would be nice, hehehe.


34 posted on 11/10/2010 10:50:54 PM PST by fantail 1952 (Truth is a virus!)
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To: GOYAKLA

Paratroopers jump bacge, I think, but I am a Marine.....


35 posted on 11/10/2010 11:00:25 PM PST by fantail 1952 (Truth is a virus!)
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To: clintonh8r

You have every reason to be proud of him.
I shed tears when I learned he won.


36 posted on 11/10/2010 11:18:40 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: RobinMasters

West is a man’s man, a leader, a hero, a man of principle, a true-blue conservative and patriot. The racist left MUST demonize him. Get used to it.


37 posted on 11/10/2010 11:39:18 PM PST by skookum55 ("We can give up on America or we can give up on this president ...." D. D'Souza)
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To: InABunkerUnderSF
"Some day I’d like to see Alan West become our first African American President."

He is one of our rising stars. I also hope he does become President.

38 posted on 11/10/2010 11:39:51 PM PST by jonrick46 (We're being water boarded with the sewage of Fabian Socialism.)
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To: Aria

My saying is; don’t get angry or even, get ahead


39 posted on 11/11/2010 12:03:30 AM PST by usnavy_cop_retired (Retiree in the P.I. living as a legal immigrant)
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To: Aria; Artemis Webb

The story goes like this, if I don’t mess it up.
While commanding a unit in Iraq, LTC West received intelligence that insurgents were planning an attack on his convoy through a neighboring town. They captured one of the insurgents, who happened to be a policeman, and questioned him. He refused to talk. LTC West got a grip on the guy and muscled him outside into the yard. He got the insurgent on his knees and fired a round very,very close to the guy’s head. The guy sang like a canary, giving critical information. The attack on the convoy was prevented and lives of the civilians in town, as well as lives of his men, were saved. Unfortunately, none of this was appreciated by the powers that be, who like to play nicey-nice, and LTC West resigned his commission. Thus, we have him in Congress!


40 posted on 11/11/2010 12:30:07 AM PST by ArmyTeach (Vincit qui se vincitTo avaoi)
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To: RobinMasters

How can they make this comparison. First of all the Colonel has not even started yet. He will be sworn in two months from now. The Colonel is still speaking as a civilian. Comparisons cannot be made at all about these two.


41 posted on 11/11/2010 12:38:43 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: Soul Seeker

I put the lefty pricks @ Pppppolitico in the same group of dead media we call the Lamestream....I do like to go to Politico and watch the trashing the Left takes in the comments.
Their are a lot of conservative watchers taking it to these lying cowardly punks....I’m seeing a new day in America.


42 posted on 11/11/2010 12:51:49 AM PST by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: InABunkerUnderSF

They are terrified of an intelligent Black man. They are terrified of a patriotic Black man. They are terrified of an honorable Black man. They are terrified of a Republican Black man.


43 posted on 11/11/2010 2:08:06 AM PST by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: nolongerademocrat

They are terrified because by their own definition, he could never be called a racist, and all they have to counter conservatives is the fabricated charge of racism.


44 posted on 11/11/2010 2:13:58 AM PST by MacMattico
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To: fantail 1952; GOYAKLA

Nope, the jump wings are at the top of his left. Some other airborne pin is right below it. I would say the one on his right is some sort of mechanized airborne but I’ll keep checking.


45 posted on 11/11/2010 2:37:14 AM PST by mazda77 (Mike Hogan - JAX Mayor)
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To: fantail 1952; GOYAKLA
29–19. Wear of foreign badges

a. Personnel may not wear more than one foreign badge at a time. Only those badges awarded in recognition of military activities by the military department of the host country are authorized for acceptance and permanent wear on the Army uniform. The only Vietnamese badges authorized for wear are the parachute, ranger, and explosive ordnance disposal badges. Soldiers must obtain approval from HQDA, in accordance with the procedures provided in AR 600–8–22, to accept, retain, and wear a foreign badge.

b. Males wear a foreign badge 1⁄8 inch above the right pocket flap, or 1⁄2 inch above any unit awards that are worn (see fig 29–84). Females wear the badge 1⁄2 inch above the nameplate, or 1⁄2 inch above any unit awards that are worn (see fig 29–85). Personnel may not wear a foreign badge unless at least one U.S. medal or service ribbon is worn at the same time. Foreign badges are not authorized for wear on mess or utility uniforms. Personnel may not wear foreign badges that are awarded only as cloth badges. Personnel may not wear foreign badges that cannot be worn properly because of size or configuration. 312 AR

46 posted on 11/11/2010 2:58:02 AM PST by mazda77 (Mike Hogan - JAX Mayor)
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To: paudio
Politico: Allen West the “Alan Grayson of the Right”

That's strange - Allen West doesn't appear to be at all genetically defective to me.

47 posted on 11/11/2010 3:32:49 AM PST by The Duke
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To: clintonh8r

>>Kasie Hunt (heh...) must be a racist.<<

You win!


48 posted on 11/11/2010 4:32:30 AM PST by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice.)
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To: RobinMasters

Wow, the Left have really been showing their true colors about Blacks as of late:

1) Supporting the “Cracker” Hoyer over Clyburn for House Leadership position

2) Now disssing on West

It really is sad how most Blacks in this country will tolerate the slavery of their White Liberal Masters for a few handouts.

I think most Blacks have given up on themselves.


49 posted on 11/11/2010 4:48:48 AM PST by Artcore
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To: RobinMasters

Consider the source. West is a man who we would run through a wall for. Grayson is an unmedicted Manic Depressive who needs to be behind a wall.


50 posted on 11/11/2010 5:02:19 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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