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To: Farmer Dean

You can thank the GOP for creating this seat and redristicting Col. West OUT of his seat. Prof once again that the GOP is not to be trusted, believed or supported. Conservatives are not wanted in the GOP; so goodbye to them. I resigned last week.


27 posted on 11/27/2012 9:19:44 AM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: NTHockey

“You can thank the GOP for creating this seat and redristicting Col. West OUT of his seat. Prof once again that the GOP is not to be trusted, believed or supported. Conservatives are not wanted in the GOP; so goodbye to them. I resigned last week.”


My word, no matter how many times this is debunked, someone will post that canard once again. The GOP legislature was forced to draw less gerrymandered districts because of a stupid state constitutional amendment approved by Florida’s idiot voters in 2010—yes, while they were voting for Republicans up and down the ballot, they voted to approve a “fair districts” constitutional amendment that would tie a hand behind the back of Republicans trying to draw a map that favored Republicans.

In any event, Congressman West ran in a district that was more Republican than the district in which he ran in 2010 (albeit not as Republican as a St. Lucie-based district would have been had redistricters been able to place black neighborhoods in Fort Pierce in Alcee Hastings’s black-majority district as they did prior to the “fair districts” amendment). Had GOP redistricters been unencumbered by that stupid amendment and been able to gerrymander the old Broward-Palm Beach FL-22 to make it more Republican than before, perhaps it would have placed West in a better situation for reelection than what he ended up with, but not by much. Congressman West was never a good fit for the socially liberal Gold Coast, and he should have run statewide for the U.S. Senate, where he would have been a much better candidate than the RINOish Connie Mack and perhaps would have beaten Bil Nelson.

So don’t blame Congressman West’s loss on the FL legislature—it was those stupid voters in Florida, and particularly those in Port St. Lucie, that did him in. FL Republicans have done a lot of stupid things in the past, but screwing over Allen West was not one of them.


47 posted on 11/27/2012 11:26:46 AM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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