Skip to comments.Allen West being redistricted out of existence in effort led by Romney Florida spokesman
Posted on 01/29/2012 7:08:06 AM PST by w4women
The establishment is fighting back, alright.
This has not received a lot of national attention, but the Republican legislature in Florida is about to push through a plan which puts Allen West at serious risk, and the person leading the effort is one of Mitt Romneys spokemen. As reported by The Shark Tank:
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That does it. Mom was right. I’m down for Newt!
Once elected they all become members of the Club. Thereafter, the Dems are power hungry and the GOP are enablers. The Dems want to rule the world and the GOP want to have front row seats for photo ops, perks and pensions.
A true second party or term limits for elected officials (and staffers)will stop the rot of this one party of a revolving door ruling class.
Amendment 6 did this, not the legislature. The legislature’s authority to directly draw lines was taken away and given to a “bipartisan” commission...we know how that goes.
2008 and 2010 was when it was out in the open. The evidence could no longer be denied.
in 2008, McCain ran a campaign where he was consistently behind Obama with the exception being the week or two he announced that Sarah Palin was his VP pick. He never took the campaign seriously and even said things like, “Barack Obama is a nice man. Don’t call him ‘Hussein’. You can trust him..” Worse, he suspended his campaign to lobby in the Senate to plunge our nation further into debt. I knew then it was all over but the crying.
In 2010, JD Hayworth put his money where his mouth was and went up against McCain. McCain came out swinging and you’d think someone had shot his dog. He pulled out the stops and ran attack ads and called in chips with Sarah Palin. Even said he’d “Build the damn fence, if that’s what they really wanted.” I kept asking myself, “Where was THIS McCain in 2008???”
This has nothing to do with the GOP or Allen West in particular - the legislature’s authority was stripped. The legislature challenged this in court and lost. This amendment was a powerplay by the ACLU and the Democrats and it worked to cause the coastal GOP candidates to be wiped out.
From the link above:
If the amendments succeed in limiting gerrymandering in Florida, many Democrats believe the change would weaken the state’s entrenched GOP majority. Republicans argue that their success is based on ideology not partisan districts.
The impact of the amendments on Republicans could be sharply felt in the state’s coastal communities. Several of these districts stretch along the coast, uniting coastal communities but dividing counties and municipalities. Since the amendments require that county and city lines are respected where possible, these districts may have to be re-drawn. However, local Republicans argue that these communities share common interests, interests that should be respected in redistricting. The legislators most likely to be affected include: US Rep. Allen West (R-22), State Sen. Ellyn Bogdanoff (R-91), and State Reps. George Moraitis (R-91), Bill Hager (R-87), Pat Rooney (R-83), William Snyder (R-82), and Jeff Clemens (R-89).
This article posted is quite selective on its facts - the top target of the Democrats in getting this amendment passed was Allen West...after it was passed they already knew West would be in serious trouble. Maybe some are happy to try to get rid of West - certainly possible...however, with that amendment being the law of the land, he was going to be in a bad situation regardless.
See post 55.
Apparently token blacks are OK in the GOP (like JC Watts), but become intolerable when they gets uppity.
That needs to be repeated over and over!
The heck with the GOP-E and the RNC, they are NOT our friends.
I definitely hope people on this site who are so die in the wool for Mittens, see this story and really understand what is going on in the establishment GOP. They are not conservative thinkers. They have the typical DC mind set,acquire as much personl power as they can. Allen West is a terrific guy. He needs support Florida!! And so does Newt need your support Tuesday.
I feel like my Irish heritage in the days of “Irish need not apply” when I think of myself as a Conservative in the Republican Party anymore.
“Conservatives need not apply”.
As the great Col. T.E. Lawrence once said ...... No prisoners! No prisoners!
Big Daddy George Romney started grooming young Willie Mitty for the nomination decades ago when he was just a boy...
George hated Ronald Reagan and the Conservatives and he taught Willie to hate us too...
He supported the RINO compromise with 0bama on the debt ceiling and we out and was arrogant about it and still shows no remorse.
Allen West is no big loss. Just another RINO. With RINO’s, who needs democRATS?
No problem. West isn't black, he's a Republican. /sarc
You are talking about two very different types of campaigns, primary and general elections, and equating them.
The things that motivate conservatives to vote for a candidate, do not work on moderate and liberal voters. Attacking Obama would have motivated conservatives to vote for McCain, but would also motivate liberals to vote for Obama, and turn off moderate voters. Candidates need over 50% of the vote to win. A winning Republican tries to get most of the conservative vote and most of the moderate vote, while suppressing the liberal vote...that is why smart politicians use a proxy to attack their opponent in a general election.
In a primary, both candidates are going after the same conservative voters...so pointing out that JD was a hypocritical, big government spending, entitlement pushing infomercial salesman, that couldn't win reelection in his tiny little congressional district, didn't hurt McCain with conservative voters.
Rep. West is my Rep.
If, God forbid, romney gets the nomination, I WILL NOT VOTE FOR HIM.
Is it now time to replace the Republican Party....the Party who is at war with We The People?
So, you'll vote for Obama.
Not accurate - Lincoln was the Second GOP Presidential candidate.
Still no one commenting on the fact this was caused by Amendment 6 and this was all but certain to happen if Amendment 6 passed and did not get overturned. It seems we are increasingly starting to be making emotion-based arguments rather than fact based arguments...a trait normally found by those on the other side of the spectrum. The Democrats are getting a double victory on this one - the amendment getting passed to begin with to get rid of West, and now people blaming it on the GOP legislature.
Newt had been talking about making West his veep. That would be poetic revenge on the Mittster.
If I were in McCain's place, I definitely would have ran that risk. I would have defined myself starkly against Obama made people chose. I damn sure wouldn't have suspended my campaign to fill the treasury with more IOUs made in the name of the American people.
Establishment GOP took out Palin Cain, and Bachmann. fnord
The Florida Republican Party needs to grow a backbone. Ithink they want to help the Marxist Party win the White House.
This is not a good development. Florida conservatives need to contact their state legislators to put a stop to it. Allen West is a rising star in our party.
That is EXACTLY what I have been thinking he would be perfect for!
If that is so, then "blackness" has nothing to do with either skin color or ancestry.
What does that say?
What does that mean?
So, you'll vote for Obama.
Take that RiNO, Mittbot canard and stuff it.
He'll vote for whoever he likes, and it WILL NOT be a vote for Obama unless he actually votes for Obama.
So sick of these RiNO mind games.
“Take your message of equality of achievement, take your message of economic dependency, take your message of enslaving the entrepreneurial will and spirit of the American people somewhere else. You can take it to Europe, you can take it to the bottom of the sea, you can take it to the North Pole, but get the hell out of the United States of America,” Rep. Allen West (R-FL) said at the Palm Beach County Republican Party Lincoln Day dinner. West represents the district in the U.S. Congress.
Announcing West as his VP choice right now...just before the Florida vote will be sure to shake things up....West being from Florida and all that!
The article completely fails to make any case to establish that this or any redistricting plan hurts West. It makes the claim and headline, but offers no proof or example of any kind.
First of all I ain’t no RINO.
>>it WILL NOT be a vote for Obama unless he actually votes for Obama<<
Of course it is. Although it may not be possible, let me try to explain this to you.
Imagine there are nine voters and two candidates, the non-Obama and Obama.
Four of the voters cast votes for Obama and the rest cast their votes for the non-Obama EXCEPT for you and ph12321.
So that’s four votes for Obama and three for the other guy.
Obama Wins! Good job! Just what Obama and the RINOs have in mind.
How do I know? It happens all the time.
Using this brilliant strategy, who else did you vote for, Carter? Clinton? Obama in the last election?
Brilliant Minds think alike..ha.
“Sarah Palin was fought by romneys people”
Here is the 800lb elephant in the room. They are LDS and Palin is Evangelical Christian...one of those “gracers” that LDS’ers label evangelicals with!
Romney is the LDS foot into the door of real power in America. While he may be cynical in his own personal beliefs, he has a willing host of volunteers that fanatically believe in their cause and will spin any tale and twist any truth, if it advances the LDS. Reid of the senate is Democrat but he is Mormon and therefore a natural enemy of Protestant evangelicals. Democrat progressives and Mormons both have an interest in diluting conservative Judeo Christianity’s influence in America and both have triumphalist goals!
Well, they don't have any choice, now, because Conservatives are fighting back.
Before the TEA party movement, Conservatives, tried to get candidates and influence policy, got lots of promises from the establishment 'pubbies, and got tossed under the bus before the last ballot went in the box.
Now? We've had a bellyfull of that crap, so they have to fight us to keep control of the Party.
Yep, out bellie’s full of progressive bs and it’s time we stick together and get rid of demoCRAP and RepubliCRAP (rinos) and put in AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICANS.
Well, I will never vote for Romney either. You can think whatever you want, and go pound sand.
I don’t get McCain supporting Romney. Everything I have read or heard, indicate that McCain loathed Romney. Not that McCain’s support means squat to me...I just don’t get the endorsement.
They gave Ronnie and AuH2O a hard time too!
I'd say this dates back to A Jackson days. We were bought and sold during WW Woodrow Wilsons term.
Well, I like to think based on fact. Here's a fact for you: You appear to be a snotty NOOB dirtbag.
Here they have a place for jerks like you, it's called anywhere else. And that can be arranged.
Obama thanks you.
Re you #16:
“Redistricting a black candidate out of office will present its own set of problems.”
Don’t count on it.
West has forfeited his racial status by being conservative.
Affirmative action privilege no longer applies when one strays from the Collectivist “Progressive” Plantation.
Just ask Justice Clarance Thomas, Amb. Allan Keyes or former Candidate Herman Cain how that works.
No doubt Lt.Col. West is well aware of the rule, and is not the least bit surprised by this development.
If it is any consolation, our conservative Republican Maine Governor Paul LePage was formerly the Mayor of Waterville, Maine, a predominantly Democrat city. When he ran for Governor, about 700 registered Democrats wrote him in, despite their votes being disqualified by doing so.
There seems to be at least some traditional Democrats out there who are waking up and getting a clue or two, and not all of them are exactly ecstatic about their current regime or the direction our Country is being steered in by the Kenyan Mullah.
I’m not suggesting that this is going to make West’s situation easy, but it might not be quite as insurmountable as it appears.
The FL Legislature is making this out to be a random function of the law and there wasn’t anything they could do about it, although I agree that it certainly stinks of establishment party manipulation.
I have long maintained that the GOP establishment would much rather see Obama re elected and our Country go down the flush than to allow a conservative to ever again darken the White House door.
If they can’t get “their” party back from the annoying Tea Party interlopers, then they WILL DESTROY it - and the Republic along with it, if need be. Control it or burn it.
Think I’m wrong?
What is it with you creeps in Maine?? And the Northeast??
They have a place for you, and it’s called DU or National RINO review. Why don’t you go FO to there??
The establishment thanks you.
I don’t know where you get the idea I’m a RINO, nobody has ever made that mistake before.
I suppose you think Paul LePage is a RINO as well.
So, last presidential election, you voted Republican?
Romney will not get my vote. I won’t vote for obama either, so if it’s black obama vs. white obama, I can’t vote for either of them. If you have fallen for the romney lies, then good luck to you. If those are my only two choices, then someone else’s name will get written in.