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Allen West’s blunt talk at crux of reelection fight
Politico ^ | 15 Oct 2012 | ALEX ISENSTADT

Posted on 10/15/2012 5:13:49 PM PDT by mandaladon

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — If Democrats had to pick a vulnerable tea party Republican they’d love to take out in November, Rep. Allen West would no doubt rank very high.

The bombastic freshman has spent the past two years taunting Democrats — he called President Barack Obama “probably the dumbest person walking around in America right now,” dubbed 80 of his Democratic House colleagues “communists” and told Debbie Wasserman Schultz she was “not a lady” — to name just a few of his put-downs. Yet three weeks out from Election Day, West, an Afghanistan war vet, has the look of a survivor. The freshman’s smash mouth brand of politics might seem like a poor fit for the moderate, Treasure Coast district. But West’s outsized TV presence gave him practically universal name ID out of the gate — and an enormous cash advantage — in his nasty reelection battle against 29-year-old construction firm executive Patrick Murphy.

Democrats concede that West could well win reelection; privately, some of them say they expect he will.

If there’s a secret sauce for West’s success, Republicans and Democrats alike say, it’s this: Unlike so many of the calculated, poll-tested pols in the Capitol, West actually speaks his mind. The fact that a lot of what he says is intentionally meant to provoke or beyond the pale hasn’t caught up to West, though Democrats intend to change that before Nov. 6.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


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“In the day and age of candidates of 30-second sound-bites, Allen West provides people with something they don’t see very often, which is a politician who says what he believes and doesn’t really care,”.....................I wish there were more like him.
1 posted on 10/15/2012 5:13:52 PM PDT by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon
he called President Barack Obama “probably the dumbest person walking around in America right now,......................You gotta love this guy!
2 posted on 10/15/2012 5:15:59 PM PDT by mandaladon (y)
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To: mandaladon
Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos
3 posted on 10/15/2012 5:19:55 PM PDT by mandaladon (y)
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To: mandaladon
Scary how much I love him!

It's like he says what I've been thinking.

4 posted on 10/15/2012 5:20:39 PM PDT by stormhill
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To: mandaladon

LTC West is a rarity in politics, an honest man.


5 posted on 10/15/2012 5:24:51 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: mandaladon

...he’s very good at verbal robe-a-dope


6 posted on 10/15/2012 5:25:38 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: mandaladon

Notice the prejorative (smear) words the writer used to describe (i.e. as in against) Rep. West.

When the Democrats attack him for his effective Iraq service, which saved the men of his command from an ambush, he is labeled a “criminal” and wrongly maligned as having been courtmartialed.

“Smashmouth brand of politics” and “nasty” campaign style. Shit! Double Shit! He’s up against Debbie Wasserman-Schulz (i.e. I wish I had a brain), the head of the DNC, and one of the top smear-artists in the Party. I think he’s been too polite in dealing with this nitwit, hatchetwoman.

If Wasserman-Putz were an Indian (like Elizabeth Warren), her tribal name would be “She who speaks with forked tongue and sounds like what one says when they step in buffalo crap”.

Yata-hey, boychek!

PS: THis article is a new low for Politico, but I know that they can and will go lower in the next few weeks. Nothing is beyond their dishonorable behavior. Most of their writers are so far up the Democrats ass that you couldn’t find them with a team of Proctologists and a search light.


7 posted on 10/15/2012 5:26:04 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Doogle

robe-a-dope= rope-a-dope


8 posted on 10/15/2012 5:26:51 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: mandaladon

West is the man....


9 posted on 10/15/2012 5:29:45 PM PDT by Popman (November 7th...will be a good day for America..)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Then why did he vote for NDAA and to fund Obama care? That is a crime to me.


10 posted on 10/15/2012 5:30:16 PM PDT by bmwcyle (Corollary - Electing the same person over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity)
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To: bmwcyle
Then why did he vote for NDAA and to fund Obama care?

Holy crap! Really?

11 posted on 10/15/2012 5:33:55 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (Tequila can hurt but it wasn't designed to kill you. Taqiyya is.)
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To: mandaladon

He doesn’t give them hell, he speaks the truth and they think it’s hell.


12 posted on 10/15/2012 5:34:28 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Doogle

I hate to quibble, but what West does is not rope a dope. It’s in your face smash mouth. It’s the opposite of rope a dope, which is a defensive and passive strategy.

He does what Palin does for all of us - takes a lot of the fire - giving us cover.


13 posted on 10/15/2012 5:35:42 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright ("You Might Be a Liberal" (YMBAL) Coming out Sept 1 by C. Edmund Wright)
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To: mandaladon
My "Dream Team"...

Maybe 2016, if Mitt doesn't come through. (2020, if he does!)


14 posted on 10/15/2012 5:36:26 PM PDT by WVKayaker (I'm more than happy to be Obama's "enemy of the week" - Sarah Palin)
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To: Sirius Lee

Yes, he did. I have been posting here since he did it. West is a sell out to the NWO just like all the other RINOs. Look it up for yourself.


15 posted on 10/15/2012 5:38:34 PM PDT by bmwcyle (Corollary - Electing the same person over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

..he baits and clobbers with facts.


16 posted on 10/15/2012 5:42:40 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: mandaladon

I 100% hope that President Romney has the wisdom and the strong inclination to offer Rep/LtC Allen West an important position in his new Administration . Secretary of Defense .

America’s military needs to be led by warriors , not by lawyers


17 posted on 10/15/2012 5:44:11 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: bmwcyle
West is a sell out to the NWO just like all the other RINOs. Look it up for yourself.

Crap! And he also voted for CISPA. My day was just ruined. Is there anybody in D.C. who will stand up for Freedom and Liberty?

18 posted on 10/15/2012 5:48:46 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (Tequila can hurt but it wasn't designed to kill you. Taqiyya is.)
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To: bmwcyle

Please don’t support him, and btw he’s a real solid american.


19 posted on 10/15/2012 5:48:51 PM PDT by DWC (historian)
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To: bmwcyle
West is a sell out to the NWO just like all the other RINOs. Look it up for yourself.

Crap! And he also voted for CISPA. My day was just ruined. Is there anybody in D.C. who will stand up for Freedom and Liberty?

20 posted on 10/15/2012 5:48:51 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (Tequila can hurt but it wasn't designed to kill you. Taqiyya is.)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
PS: THis article is a new low for Politico, but I know that they can and will go lower in the next few weeks. Nothing is beyond their dishonorable behavior. Most of their writers are so far up the Democrats ass that you couldn’t find them with a team of Proctologists and a search light.

Uhh... You forgot the global positioning system...

the infowarrior

21 posted on 10/15/2012 5:49:10 PM PDT by infowarrior
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To: Popman

West for Speaker to replace Bonehead.


22 posted on 10/15/2012 5:50:18 PM PDT by IM2MAD
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To: mandaladon

In that picture, Mitt looks like he’s thinking, “I’ve got my Secretary of Defense”.


23 posted on 10/15/2012 5:50:39 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (This is America! Being dead is no excuse not to vote!!!)
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To: Doogle

...well not to beat a dead horse, what you described is not a good analogy for rope a dope - which is a defensive strategy of passiveness and taking blows to fatigue your opponent without getting hurt.


24 posted on 10/15/2012 5:52:34 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright ("You Might Be a Liberal" (YMBAL) Coming out Sept 1 by C. Edmund Wright)
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To: infowarrior

to Inforwarrior:

GPS’s don’t work in SO MUCH CRAP and that FAR IN.


25 posted on 10/15/2012 5:53:09 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: DWC

Have you read NDAA or are you just going to remain asleep. Wake up stupid.


26 posted on 10/15/2012 5:53:17 PM PDT by bmwcyle (Corollary - Electing the same person over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity)
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To: bmwcyle

When you call people stupid, no one wants to discuss anything. But perhaps you feel smarter than everyone else, dope.


27 posted on 10/15/2012 5:57:51 PM PDT by DWC (historian)
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To: WVKayaker

My “Dream Team”... <<

Mine too!


28 posted on 10/15/2012 6:02:08 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: mandaladon

maybe he’ll be the first real Black President


29 posted on 10/15/2012 6:09:10 PM PDT by hecht (restore Hetch-Hetchy, and screw San Francisco and Pelosi)
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To: mandaladon

Allen West makes my heart swell with pride and my eyes with tears, I’d follow him to the end of the earth. He is a leader and a true patriot.


30 posted on 10/15/2012 6:21:27 PM PDT by Cathy
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To: LeoWindhorse

By law Allen West can not be SecDef until ten years after leaving the military has passed. He would be a good fit, though.


31 posted on 10/15/2012 6:41:25 PM PDT by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is the operational wing of CPUSA.)
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To: Fred Hayek

Deputy Secretary, then, to a fwelow who is told to sit in his office, collect his fat Cabinet paycheck, and kepp his yapper zipped.


32 posted on 10/15/2012 6:58:35 PM PDT by ExGeeEye (Wait a minute! Romney doesn't suck? I'm trying to keep up.)
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To: mandaladon

“- - - he called President Barack Obama “probably the dumbest person walking around in America right now,” dubbed 80 of his Democratic House colleagues “communists” and told Debbie Wasserman Schultz she was “not a lady” - - - “

His talk is great, now let’s see some action.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1012/82433.html#ixzz29QKEpDGD


33 posted on 10/15/2012 7:12:57 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: mandaladon
Driving down to West Palm a few weeks ago and saw a copy of this billboard along the highway. Think it was in West's district.


34 posted on 10/15/2012 7:46:48 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Dumb or Dumber? Biden or Obama?)
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To: Fred Hayek

change such a stupid rule then


35 posted on 10/15/2012 8:49:17 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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