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Allen West's new ad: The most brutal clip of 2012?
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Posted on 09/28/2012 9:53:56 PM PDT by Arthurio

.Allen West's new ad: The most brutal clip of 2012?

The video: The campaign season has seen its share of vicious attack ads, but freshman Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) has just released what might be the most brutal campaign commercial of the year. (Take a look at the 30-second video below.) The spot begins with a montage spotlighting the controversial, blunt-spoken Tea Party favorite's military career, saying that on Feb. 16, 2003, West, then an Army colonel, was at Fort Hood, Texas, where he had just received deployment orders, and was preparing his men to go to war. Then it cuts to a picture of West's Democratic opponent, Patrick Murphy, and says that on the same night, Murphy was in South Beach, Fla., getting kicked out of a nightclub for fighting, "covered in alcohol and unable to stand." Murphy, who was 19 at the time and has described the night as the biggest mistake of his life, then confronted and verbally assaulted a police officer, and was taken to jail. The ad concludes: "Two men, a country in crisis. You decide."

The reaction: Wow, this takes nasty to a whole new level, says Aaron Blake at The Washington Post. Juxtaposing your opponent's police mug shot with pictures of you in uniform in a war zone is about as in-your-face as it gets. Well, Murphy started it, says Michael Warren at The Weekly Standard. Last month, a Democratic ad portrayed West, "who is black, cartoonishly punching a white woman." Talk about a low blow.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: aaronblake; allenwest; florida; michaelwarren; patrickmurphy
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1 posted on 09/28/2012 9:54:01 PM PDT by Arthurio
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Link to commercial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-lDL9_qDDs&feature=youtube_gdata_player


2 posted on 09/28/2012 9:55:45 PM PDT by Arthurio
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I hope Romney is taking notes... THIS is how you win against these leftist thugs. Saying Obama is a nice man who wants to help the middle class just like you do, only your plan is better, just isn’t going to cut it.


3 posted on 09/28/2012 10:00:29 PM PDT by Arthurio
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To: Arthurio

Nice to see a man with beans!


4 posted on 09/28/2012 10:01:37 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: Arthurio

Don’t Mess With The Marines.


5 posted on 09/28/2012 10:02:16 PM PDT by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: Arthurio

This is a great commercial if you ask me. The RATS need to be called out for who they are and what they have done.


6 posted on 09/28/2012 10:02:39 PM PDT by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: Arthurio

Very nice ad..GO WEST !

I do hope that Romney takes note.


7 posted on 09/28/2012 10:06:57 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: Arthurio

Brutal? It’s awesome! The guy that calls it nasty is ridiculous— these were actual events that took place on the same day and show true character!


8 posted on 09/28/2012 10:10:48 PM PDT by MacMattico
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Bookmarking


9 posted on 09/28/2012 10:12:49 PM PDT by RandallFlagg ("Liberalism is about as progressive as CANCER" -Alfonzo Rachel)
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To: Daffynition
As the story clearly states; West, then an Army colonel, West was a doggie not a Marine.
10 posted on 09/28/2012 10:13:37 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: Arthurio

Shazam!


11 posted on 09/28/2012 10:13:49 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: Arthurio

This ad is fantastic. There is an ad out here in CA playing on the radio for Prop 32 (paycheck protection) linking the CTA to killing a bill that would have made it easier for teachers accused of molesting their student to get fired. It hits hard. Probably not hard enough for this doomed State.


12 posted on 09/28/2012 10:15:00 PM PDT by ScottinSacto (Liberals support abortion on demand and gay marriage....sounds like a great strategic plan!)
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To: Daffynition
"Don’t Mess With The Marines."

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13 posted on 09/28/2012 10:15:58 PM PDT by Baynative
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To: Arthurio
Romney needs to attend Allen West Boot Camp.

I note that the first campaign commercial to feature Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's parliamentary triple God play in Charlotte was from Col. West's organization.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNQuT2worqc

14 posted on 09/28/2012 10:22:11 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: Daffynition
Don’t Mess With The Marines.

Or Army AIRBORNE either - which is what Lt Col West was...LOL

So was Netanyaho - an Israeli Airborne commando. He and West are fast friends - looks like the exchanged T-shirts. (Here West is going on a charity drive - on his 'Hog"I would love to see this man as Sec. of Def. - and one day - president

15 posted on 09/28/2012 10:23:17 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does)
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To: Arthurio

ROMNEY!!! Pay attention!!! This is what you do in a knife fight.

The truth is not ugly or viscous. It is simply the truth.

Murphy screwed up. He had reached the age of accountability. He knew what he was doing. His character was formed by the time he was 12. His character is no good.

Toughsky shitsky Murphy.

I ask my folks to ask themselves three questions when reporting unsavory information:

1. Is it accurate?
2. Is it the truth?
3. Would an independent observer see it as malicious or vengeful not serving any purpose?


16 posted on 09/28/2012 10:25:03 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: Arthurio
I was thinking, How much money do I have left to contribute?

Frankly, in all the excitement, I lost count.

I could give it to Romney, or I could give it to West.

Do you feel lucky, punk?

No. I'm giving my money to West.

I'm tired of empty chairs.

17 posted on 09/28/2012 10:26:00 PM PDT by Publius Maximus (It was a nice Republic, while it lasted.)
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West for President!!


18 posted on 09/28/2012 10:37:21 PM PDT by Jenny217
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To: Daffynition

“Don’t Mess With The Marines.

LTC Allen West was US Army and not USMC. He is all warrior!


19 posted on 09/28/2012 10:37:39 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: Arthurio
GREAT commercial! ................................................... FRegards
20 posted on 09/28/2012 10:48:23 PM PDT by gonzo ( Buy more ammo, dammit! You should already have the firearms ... FRegards)
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To: Arthurio

Maybe, just maybe, an individual with a police record complete with mug shot should not be considered for high office. But oh, these are democrats ...


21 posted on 09/28/2012 11:07:05 PM PDT by ArmyTeach (Our liberties, we prize and our rights we will maintain ... USS Iowa BB 61)
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To: Daffynition

West was not a Marine, but A raising hell Rompin Stompin Airborne Trooper....


22 posted on 09/28/2012 11:15:31 PM PDT by mosesdapoet (The best way to punish a - country is let professors run it. Fredrick the Great para/p)
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To: Arthurio

Somebody posted it here last night. I watched it twice. Now I’m watching it again. The most brilliant ad I’ve seen in a long time. Thank you for posting it.


23 posted on 09/28/2012 11:23:16 PM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,)
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To: MasterGunner01; maine-iac7; A.A. Cunningham

I knew that....was just seeing if anyone was paying attention. :D

Enjoyed your well-deserved corrections.

Seeing more of Lt Col West in the future will be a true joy.


24 posted on 09/28/2012 11:24:22 PM PDT by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: Arthurio

Murphy and the Democrats have been dragging West through the mud for awhile now.

Tou-freaking-che!


25 posted on 09/28/2012 11:31:02 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Congrats to Ted Kennedy! He's been sober for two years now!!)
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To: Arthurio

Irish Drunks are Usually Democrats....

Strong Sober Irish are usualy Republicans.

Allen West will make a great Public Servant of the People....

Patrick will be another Irish Shame.


26 posted on 09/28/2012 11:35:16 PM PDT by LtKerst
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To: Arthurio

For Democrats, telling the truth is always brutal.


27 posted on 09/28/2012 11:37:37 PM PDT by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: Arthurio
What some of the Dumb a$$ media forgets to report was not only that West was actually a legitimate war hero who put the lives of his men in front of his military career, His opponent was not only assaulting a police officer while intoxicated, he was also breaking numerous laws including under age drinking.

Murphy is a typical dip shit Irish Democrat prick who is from a rich politically connected family who is wired into the machine politics of a big city.

He thought his name recognition, his daddy's money and the fact that he wasn't black would be enough to win an election.

Someone smarter, better prepared and fearless just dusted this punk off like so much dandruff from a blue suite.

28 posted on 09/28/2012 11:38:32 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Arthurio

May the Lord bless you and yours, Col West. So thankful you’re on our side.


29 posted on 09/28/2012 11:45:56 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Arthurio
Let's face the facts, if you had a son or daughter in a combat area, you would rest far more comfortably knowing that his CO was Alan West and NOT Wesley Clark, or Patrick Murphy.

Alan West chucked his military career for the lives of his men and he did so without hesitation or remorse.

I love this guy!

30 posted on 09/28/2012 11:46:40 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Arthurio

THAT is one of the best political ads I ever saw.
It’s about a typical Republican versus a typical Democrat.;
The ad almost writes itself.

Go, Allen!


31 posted on 09/28/2012 11:52:55 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Irish Eyes
do hope that Romney takes note.

Don't count on anything remotely close to this from Romney. Romney is a weakling and a coward who is running "an honorable (ie., losing) campaign" like McCain's. His premise, like McCain's, is that you can't go too hard on the black guy - - you know, that wouldn't be politically correct and it may anger the Democrat "mainstream" newsrooms. Besides, it also would probably cost a lot of black votes.

/facepalm

32 posted on 09/29/2012 12:00:16 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Arthurio

One thing I find particularly ironic is that my congressman from 2008 - 2010 was a guy named... Patrick Murphy. He ran as an Iraq war veteran and won (barely) on Ubama’s coattails. He was a shameless Pelosi lapdog and “rising Democrat star”, but in 2010 this generally conservative district easily threw him out for Republican Mike Fitzpatrick.


34 posted on 09/29/2012 12:10:52 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Daffynition

One of my best friends is a three time purple heart winner. He was airborne, and a Ranger, during war time.

However, he would look at you, and be kind, at your description of Lt. Col. Allen West being a Marine. But, he would laff at you behind your back.

IOW, know your military affiliations before you post.


35 posted on 09/29/2012 12:23:20 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (~~~RAGE ~~~ I haz it.)
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To: dixiechick2000

I tend to forgive people who aren’t in the trade, when they make a mistake but intend it as a complement.

For example, the Navy, Marines, and Air Force are technically not military organizations. But when someone refers to them as such, I cut them slack.


36 posted on 09/29/2012 1:29:50 AM PDT by donmeaker (Blunderbuss: A short weapon, ... now superceded in civilized countries by more advanced weaponry.)
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To: donmeaker

“...technically not military organizations.”

Okay - I’ll bite! What are they, and what would be an example of a military organization? I see you didn’t mention the Army, so I’m guessing there is a clue there?


37 posted on 09/29/2012 1:33:46 AM PDT by 21twelve (So I [God] gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices. Psalm 81:12)
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To: Arthurio
"The Week" whatever that Leftist Rag is (don't know...don't CAIR) not only viciously attacks West, but (what else is new?) LIES and smears West for being "kicked out of the Army."

Then again, being an aggressive jerk comes naturally to him. By highlighting his military service in this way, he's unwisely inviting voters to take another look at "that time he was kicked out of the military a year later for torturing an Iraqi police officer."

Must be nice running for any political office as a "RAT" in this country as you are guaranteed protection and defensive cover by the corrupt, biased, Enamedia while they attack all Republican opponents.

38 posted on 09/29/2012 2:45:09 AM PDT by neveralib
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To: Arthurio

Patrick Murphy, his father are evil men, POTUS Obama is an evil man bent on destroying the American nation!!! Alan West, you da man!!! Best political video I have ever seen. The truth hurts, but....the truth is still the truth!!!


39 posted on 09/29/2012 2:58:33 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX (My only objective is defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: spodefly

“I don’t give ‘em hell. I just tell ‘em the truth and they think it’s hell.” —Harry Truman


40 posted on 09/29/2012 4:07:30 AM PDT by mc5cents
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To: Arthurio
The reaction: Wow, this takes nasty to a whole new level, says Aaron Blake at The Washington Post.

Wrong. The level changed when Veruca Murphy's daddy put together an ad showing Allen West, gold toothed and donning boxing gloves, punching an old lady in the mouth. Then, Veruca called West a 'coward'. Little Patty had this coming. Stings Patty, doesn't it?

41 posted on 09/29/2012 4:37:27 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: maine-iac7

Hmmm... a manly man. Don’t see many of those any more.


42 posted on 09/29/2012 4:49:54 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: mosesdapoet

I wanna be an Airborne Ranger; I wanna live a life of danger.


43 posted on 09/29/2012 5:47:11 AM PDT by Spartan79 (I view great cities as pestilential to the morals, the health, and the liberties of man.)
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To: 21twelve

Ding ding ding! We have a winner!

The Army is a military organization. The Navy, Marines, and Coast Guard(!) are naval organizations. Hence the name “US Naval Academy” and “US Coast Guard Academy”.

Air Force was created to not be a military organization, in order to be a more effective Air Force.
“ Hence the name, US Air Force Academy”.

Of course the Army had been running aviation with some degree of success since the Civil War. Thaddeus Lowe performed balloon reconnaissance during the Civil War, and performed the first overseas deployment in the Spanish American War. The Army air service observed the German preparations for the Marne offensive in WWI. The Army performed research on unmanned aircraft (The Kettering bug was an early attempt at a cruise missile) in the 1920s. The Army Air Force in WWII run the worlds largest air fleets.


44 posted on 09/29/2012 11:20:13 AM PDT by donmeaker (Blunderbuss: A short weapon, ... now superceded in civilized countries by more advanced weaponry.)
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To: donmeaker

Thanks for the explanation!


45 posted on 09/29/2012 11:30:37 AM PDT by 21twelve (So I [God] gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices. Psalm 81:12)
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To: MayflowerMadam

BTW, “Mayflower Madam” - are you a cousin?

I had many ancestors on the boat. ;o)


46 posted on 09/29/2012 12:19:51 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Arthurio.
Murphy started it, says Michael Warren at The Weekly Standard. Last month, a Democratic ad portrayed West, "who is black, cartoonishly punching a white woman." Talk about a low blow.

47 posted on 09/29/2012 7:23:27 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Arthurio

That is by far the best political ad I have ever seen. In fact, I loved it so much I just made a nice donation to the man to help run it.

God Bless Lt. Col Allen West. I wish HE was the one running against the Zero.


48 posted on 09/29/2012 9:19:37 PM PDT by publana (Beware the olive branch extended by a Dem for it disguises a clenched fist.)
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To: Arthurio
Heck, the ad goes easy on him, it didn't mention the fake driver's license he was carrying that night.

As a 19-year-old freshman college student in 2003, Murphy was arrested outside a Miami Beach night club on charges of disorderly intoxication and possessing a fake driver license.

49 posted on 09/29/2012 9:51:31 PM PDT by JediJones (KARL ROVE: "And remember, this year, no one is seriously talking about ending abortion.")
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To: Arthurio

what you said


50 posted on 09/29/2012 11:11:06 PM PDT by dervish (ABO)
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