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Rep. West decries 'classless' ad that depicts him punching women
FoxNews.com ^ | August 09, 2012 | unattributed

Posted on 08/09/2012 9:05:21 PM PDT by Hunton Peck

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The punches land as the narrator lists the groups of people West has supposedly wronged.

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West said the ad reflects a "sad state of politics" in the country.

"The ad being run against me by my opponent's family depicting violence against women and senior citizens is reprehensible," West said. "It plays on stereotypes and fear to divide Americans, and it cheapens the very real and tragic occurrences of violence against women and seniors. The American people are suffering from crushing debt, horrific tax and regulatory policies, and epic unemployment. This classless ad shows a lack of regard for the issues plaguing our nation."

American Sunrise PAC, which ran the ad, is largely funded by Thomas Murphy Jr., the father of Democratic candidate Patrick Murphy. The elder Murphy contributed the lion's share -- $250,000 -- of donations to the PAC, which only exists to support Patrick Murphy in his bid for the Democratic nomination...

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: 2012electionbias; allenwest; campaignads; fl; florida; lyingliars; patrickfitzgerald; patrickmurphy; sleaze; smearcampaign; waronwomen
I'd say Colonel West is being too kind, but he seems generally to be more restrained in his responses to personal insults than to attacks on America and her values.
1 posted on 08/09/2012 9:05:34 PM PDT by Hunton Peck
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To: Hunton Peck

Only because it is.


2 posted on 08/09/2012 9:07:04 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: RIghtwardHo

And HOW did “the elder Murphy” manage to scrape together $250,000???


3 posted on 08/09/2012 9:21:10 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: Hunton Peck

Morally, socialists only care about perception not substance....a la, Harry Reid, Pelosi....the list is too long.

Allen West said:

“It plays on stereotypes and fear to divide Americans, and it cheapens the very real and tragic occurrences of violence against women and seniors. The American people are suffering from crushing debt, horrific tax and regulatory policies, and epic unemployment. This classless ad shows a lack of regard for the issues plaguing our nation.”

This is substance, conservatism.

I like the man....nobodies perfect, but he’s far more solid than Romney.


4 posted on 08/09/2012 9:25:14 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: Hunton Peck
"It plays on stereotypes and fear to divide Americans"

Like when you said "Justice for Trayvon©" back in March, Congressman?

5 posted on 08/09/2012 9:35:53 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: Hunton Peck

If the American voters don’t get a clue about this nonsense, I fear we are lost.

Surely people aren’t this stupid.


6 posted on 08/09/2012 9:37:13 PM PDT by berdie
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To: berdie

West should run an ad with pieces of this one in it..”remember this ad and remember the low life that ran it in Nov”.


7 posted on 08/09/2012 9:43:10 PM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: Hunton Peck

You know who stepped on the necks of several women to get to the top?: Barack Obama.


8 posted on 08/09/2012 9:44:25 PM PDT by proudpapa
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To: Hunton Peck

You know who stepped on the necks of several women to get to the top?: Barack Obama.


9 posted on 08/09/2012 9:44:40 PM PDT by proudpapa
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To: Old Sarge

Dang, did West say that Sarge?


10 posted on 08/09/2012 9:46:23 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Oldexpat

Absolutely!


11 posted on 08/09/2012 9:50:35 PM PDT by berdie
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To: berdie

Wait....hold the phone.....are you trying to say West said “Justice for Trayvon!”?


12 posted on 08/09/2012 10:01:24 PM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: berdie
Here's the link, from WaPo March 23d:

Allen West on Trayvon©

13 posted on 08/09/2012 10:11:38 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: Old Sarge

Thanks for the lnk.

But it looks like it was from the original misinformation.

Maybe West climbed aboard that train initially. But from what I have read he has walked that back as more info came out.

I will admit. bad judgement on his part initially.


14 posted on 08/09/2012 10:33:24 PM PDT by berdie
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To: RightOnline; Oldexpat

Nope..not saying that at all.

I was agreeing with Xpat in post #7 about a possible future ad campaign.


15 posted on 08/09/2012 10:38:31 PM PDT by berdie
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To: berdie

Berdie, if you have a link to West’s retraction, I’d be glad to see it.

But so far to date, I have seen no retraction, no explanation, not even a “No-you-dumb-cracker-this-is-what-I-meant” statement.


16 posted on 08/09/2012 10:41:00 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: Old Sarge

I’m not good at posting links..so this may or may not work, Sarge. But you are in the area and may have better info than I do. :)

http://dailycaller.com/2012/03/28/allen-west-on-trayvon-martin-case-no-one-should-use-this-to-push-an-ideological-agenda-video/


17 posted on 08/09/2012 10:55:45 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Hunton Peck

West didn’t play the race card. I respect him for that.

However, I do hope some of his supporters do. Demscum are racsit beyond belief. That’s why they accuse us of being racist. It’s called projection.


18 posted on 08/09/2012 11:06:34 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: berdie

Absolutely outrageous comments on his Facebook page. Worse than Obama’s at the time - about how GW ‘pursued’ Martin in violation of police orders and other nonsense like that.

He walked back from them a bit later on, but not nearly enough. I thought he would be man enough to really apologize - especially to Zimmerman, but I don’t think he ever did.


19 posted on 08/09/2012 11:31:29 PM PDT by expat1000
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To: Hunton Peck

“Are you still beating your wife”

Typical Stalinist tactic.

And Obammy stays quiet on all of the smears from the Rats this year. So much for “bringing a new tone of civility to Washington”.

Obama lied, civility died.


20 posted on 08/09/2012 11:55:08 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: expat1000
Absolutely outrageous comments on his Facebook page. Worse than Obama’s at the time - about how GW ‘pursued’ Martin in violation of police orders and other nonsense like that. He walked back from them a bit later on, but not nearly enough. I thought he would be man enough to really apologize - especially to Zimmerman, but I don’t think he ever did

Please explain GW 'pursued'. Just not following here. Thanks.

21 posted on 08/10/2012 12:07:30 AM PDT by redshawk (0pansy is a Liar and Hates.........he just hates!)
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To: berdie
"Surely people aren’t this stupid."

ummm, yes. Democrats are easily that stupid.

22 posted on 08/10/2012 12:31:42 AM PDT by lwoodham (I am Andrew Breitbart. Don't doubt me on this.)
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Has that rodent from the NYT condemned the false representation of violence?


23 posted on 08/10/2012 12:35:57 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Hunton Peck

“The ad being run against me by my opponent’s family depicting violence against women and senior citizens is reprehensible,” West said. “It plays on stereotypes and fear to divide Americans, and it cheapens the very real and tragic occurrences of violence against women and seniors. The American people are suffering from crushing debt, horrific tax and regulatory policies, and epic unemployment. This classless ad shows a lack of regard for the issues plaguing our nation.”

What he should have said: “I dare this POS to say this to my face. But, of course, he won’t because he is a gutless liar who only breathes to kiss 0bambi’s rear.”

But he won’t and therein lies the problem. Nice words won’t stop the hate.


24 posted on 08/10/2012 2:50:25 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: berdie
Surely people aren’t this stupid.

The Dems are all in this election, betting that a low class sleaze campaign will work. We'll see whether they win big or lose big.

25 posted on 08/10/2012 2:51:23 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: berdie

> Surely people aren’t this stupid.

Do they watch TV network news shows?

Are they entertained by the banal stupidity, prurience, and filth that oozes out of their TV sets?

Are they more involved with the virtual world than the real one?


26 posted on 08/10/2012 3:01:25 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Westbrook

“Classles”........The left described in a single word.


27 posted on 08/10/2012 3:13:14 AM PDT by Progov
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To: Westbrook

“Classles”........The left described in a single word.


28 posted on 08/10/2012 3:13:14 AM PDT by Progov
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To: redshawk

>>Please explain GW ‘pursued’. Just not following here. Thanks.

Sure. I can understand your confusion. My typo. Should have been GZ for George Zimmerman.

” The shooter, Mr Zimmerman, should have been held in custody and certainly should not be walking free, still having a concealed weapons carry permit. From my reading, it seems this young man was pursued and there was no probable cause to engage him, certainly not pursue and shoot him….against the direction of the 911 responder”


29 posted on 08/10/2012 3:50:42 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: Old Sarge

Let me see if I correctly understand this.

We have a President running for re-election clearly calling the republican nominee a murderer, and yet on every single thread here on the premier conservative website on the internet, just about every single thread concerning a conservative sees him or her trashed.

All of the conservatives aren’t ‘pure’ enough, yet this person in the White House, Barack Hussein Obama, is engaged in the most despicable political campaign known to man.

Gotcha.


30 posted on 08/10/2012 3:52:16 AM PDT by swpa_mom
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Hunton Peck.


31 posted on 08/10/2012 4:09:47 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Hunton Peck

No racist overtones in this approach....

A black man physically attacking white women.

The Democrats of the Old South seem to be in full charge.


32 posted on 08/10/2012 4:38:07 AM PDT by bluecat6 ( "A non-denial denial. They doubt our heritage, but they don't say the story is not accurate.")
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To: Puckster

The ad is blatantly racist, implying that black men are a threat to women and the elderly and to be feared. It is disgusting. I hate democrats more and more every day, especially Obama! Liars, all of them. Sickening.


33 posted on 08/10/2012 4:45:16 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Hunton Peck
Nothing new for Democrats to demonize black people


34 posted on 08/10/2012 4:49:04 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Obama does not have the work ethic to be Anti-Christ.)
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To: Hunton Peck

Dems are lowlifes. Once that’s understood - their endless tackiness makes more sense. If we keep electing dems our country will become crasser, our children will start seeing that lying works. Dems think it’s only the win that matters... they’re awful people.


35 posted on 08/10/2012 4:54:51 AM PDT by GOPJ (Freeper Neveronmywatch's convinced - you put a compass in the hands of a liberal it'll point south.)
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To: Hunton Peck

He will trounce his stinky opponent. This was way over the line and will truly hurt the Demoncrats....


36 posted on 08/10/2012 5:33:19 AM PDT by Shady (The Tea Party is the Party of the American People, Working and creating wealth in SPITE of OBAMA!)
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To: Hunton Peck

Showing that flash of bling seems borderline racist.


37 posted on 08/10/2012 5:55:19 AM PDT by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: berdie
Surely people aren’t this stupid.

Surely they are. I have in-laws to prove.

38 posted on 08/10/2012 5:55:40 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: Hunton Peck

THE LEFT ......SHAKES AND FEARS VP WEST. nuff said.


39 posted on 08/10/2012 6:18:56 AM PDT by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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To: berdie

to call that a retraction is parsing pretty heavily. I tend to think words mean things. West is assuming way too much and has not (based on the link you provided) walked his comments back.


40 posted on 08/10/2012 7:40:19 AM PDT by jurroppi1
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To: Hunton Peck

This is George Soros at work, people. God I hate him and his little butt boys, David Axeldrod and David Brock.


41 posted on 08/10/2012 7:49:01 AM PDT by WashingtonSource
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”One of the critical issues that we have to confront is illegal immigration, because this is a multi-headed Hydra that affects our economy, our health care, our education systems, our national security, and also our local criminality.”

~Allen West

From Wikipedia:
Allen West: Military service
Allegiance: United States of America
Service/branch: United States Army
Years of service: 1982–2004, 22 years
Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Commands: 2nd Battalion, 20th Field Artillery, 4th Infantry Division
Battles/wars: Operation Desert Storm
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Awards: Bronze Star
Meritorious Service Medal
Army Commendation Medal
Army Achievement Medal



please click the pic

42 posted on 08/10/2012 7:54:40 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: swpa_mom

Oh honey, you don’t know the half of it.

According to certain FReepers, Reagan was a RINO: he raised taxes, granted amnesty to illegals, and cut and ran from Lebanon, so HE’S JUST NOT GOOD ENOUGH.

According to certain FReepers, Jesus of Nazareth was a RINO: he advocated paying your taxes, and consorted with tax collectors and prostitutes, so HE’S JUST NOT GOOD ENOUGH.

All through the primary battle, conservative candidates were destroyed one by one: Cain, Bachman, Santorum, Gingrich, because THEY JUST WEREN’T GOOD ENOUGH.

I am convinced that conservatism is in its death throes from self-inflicted wounds.


43 posted on 08/10/2012 8:49:47 AM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: berdie

Well, Berdie, I read it, and it seems a real vanilla statement. Certainly not enough to expunge his original words.


44 posted on 08/10/2012 8:54:58 AM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Be careful with that hate.....hate the darkness their lost in, but, be ready to offer them light when they start questioning.


45 posted on 08/10/2012 12:53:44 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: Old Sarge

I have seen the trashing of conservative candidates during the primary and you’re right. None of them are conservative enough.

We’re in a world of hurt.


46 posted on 08/10/2012 1:00:49 PM PDT by swpa_mom
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To: Old Sarge

Thanks for taking the time to read it, Sarge. I’m pretty clumsy at posting links. :)

I agree, it wasn’t very strongly worded. Although I like West, I try to keep in mind he IS a politician.

I think, as I have already said, my biggest disappointment in him was that he jumped into the “media assasination” far too easily.


47 posted on 08/10/2012 7:17:04 PM PDT by berdie
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