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  • Rush Limbaugh is Wrong (Florida Redistricting)

    02/02/2012 2:33:25 PM PST · by scottplakon · 54 replies · 1+ views
    2/2/12 | Representative Scott Plakon
    As a longtime fan and admirer of Rush Limbaugh, I was disappointed to hear his comments regarding the work of the Congressional Redistricting Subcommittee on which I am honored to serve. His suggestions that we “rigged” the maps to force Allen West out of Congress are simply ludicrous. I was there…it didn’t happen…I know. It is especially surprising to see Mr. Limbaugh join with the chorus of left wing groups that are attacking our work. I can only presume that Mr. Limbaugh’s lack of knowledge of our process, laws and constitution would lead him to make such statements and would...
  • Rep. Allen West Declares 'Days Of Conservatives Being Punching Bags - That's Over'

    02/02/2012 7:10:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    CNS News ^ | 02/02/2012 | Gregory Gwyn-Williams, Jr.
    On the Sean Hannity radio show today, Rep. Allen West said that “the days of conservatives being punching bags-that’s over.” “As I shared with you last night and I will continue to say, the days of conservatives being punching bags-that’s over, Rep. West (R-) said. “And we have to stand up-we have to stand up on principle.” “We have to identify this message and this ideology which is counter to the principles and values of this Constitutional republic.” Hannity and West were discussing the recent comments made by the congressman in which he told Democratic leaders to take their message...
  • Pencil-pushing weasel Patrick Murphy calls Allen West a ‘coward’

    02/01/2012 12:58:44 PM PST · by Jacvin · 59 replies
    BizPacReview.com ^ | 2/1/2012 | Jack Furnari
    Today, Patrick Murphy, the underdog in the Democratic primary for Congressional District 22, called incumbent U.S. Rep. Allen West -- a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army, and a combat veteran, mind you -- "a coward." Responding to West’s decision to run in a newly drawn district further north, Murphy posted the following statement on his website: Allen West went from talking tough this weekend and telling progressives to "get the hell out of this country" to abandoning the people who elected him. There is no other way to interpret this: Allen West is a coward. The truth is...
  • Allen West to Run for Re-Election in Different Congressional District

    01/31/2012 3:56:14 PM PST · by library user · 45 replies
    SharkTank ^ | Jan. 31, 2012 | by Javier Manjarres
    The Shark Tank has learned that Congressman Tom Rooney has announced that he is running for re-election to Congress in one of Florida’s two newly created congressional districts, and that Congressman Allen West will run for re-election in Congressman Rooney’s 16th Congressional District. The speculation will now begin as to which Republican will run in Allen West’s 22nd Congressional District. It is possible that either George LeMieux or Adam Hanser could abandon their Senate candidacies and run in the district, as both are from the area. The possibility exists that other current candidates for Congress in adjoining congressional districts could...
  • Allen West switching districts for reelection (FL-18) (Take that establishment!)

    01/31/2012 3:55:53 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 12 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | January 31st | TRS
    Allen West has decided to switch to the newly proposed 18th district in Florida for reelection. Here is his statement below: “After much prayer, reflection and discussion with my close friends and family, I am announcing today my decision to seek reelection in Florida’s proposed 18th Congressional district. I have always believed the state of Florida would be best served by having both Congressman Tom Rooney and myself in the House of Representatives working to solve our nation’s most pressing problems. I have never waivered from my vision; to work to create jobs, restrain federal government spending, reduce America’s ever...
  • Accusations about Allen West district a smear by Gingrich campaign?

    01/31/2012 6:47:59 AM PST · by T.O.K. · 19 replies
    BizPac Review.com ^ | January 31, 2012 | Michele Kirk
    The controversy over Allen West’s proposed boundaries is finally getting national attention, but at what expense? Thanks in part to a recent post by South Florida blogger Javier Manjarres of the Shark Tank, the Florida Legislature and GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney are being slammed by the media for abandoning West. Rush Limbaugh even took up the cause on a recent radio show.
  • Allen West Tells Liberal Leaders To "Get The Hell Out Of The USA"

    "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.
  • Allen West Tells Liberal Leaders To "Get The Hell Out Of The USA"

    01/30/2012 10:24:07 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 9 replies
    "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.
  • Weatherford Confirms Redistricting Will Leave Allen West’s Congressional Seat Vulnerable

    01/29/2012 5:56:40 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies · 2+ views
    The Shark Tank ^ | January 27, 2012 | Javier Manjarres
    Jacksonville,FL- After last night’s Republican Presidential debate, the candidates’ respective spinmeisters made their cases to the media as to why their guy won the debate. One of Governor Mitt Romney’s spokesmen was Florida Representative Will Weatherford, and during the course of his remarks in the “Spin Room”, he shed a very dim light on the ongoing redistricting process in the Florida Legislature. Over the past several weeks, many Republicans have voiced their disappointment towards the Republican legislature after the release of the preliminary redistricting maps. Much of the ire concerns the proposed boundaries of Congressman Allen West’s 22nd Congressional District...
  • Allen West Tells Liberal Leaders To "Get The Hell Out Of The USA"

    01/29/2012 3:51:07 PM PST · by mandaladon · 32 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 29 Jan 2012
    "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.
  • Allen West being redistricted out of existence in effort led by Romney Florida spokesman

    01/29/2012 7:08:06 AM PST · by w4women · 138 replies · 1+ views
    Legal Insurectiom ^ | January 29, 2012 | William A. Jacobson
    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 Romney’s spokemen. As reported by The Shark Tank:
  • Allen West to Obama, Reid, Pelosi: ‘Get the Hell Out of the United States of America’

    01/29/2012 7:55:38 AM PST · by izzatzo · 68 replies
    TheBlaze ^ | 01/29/2012 | M. Morganstern
    Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) had a strong message Saturday for President Barack Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz: “Get the hell out.”
  • Newt Gringrich-Palm Beach County GOP Lincoln Day Dinner (Allen West 1st)

    01/28/2012 9:45:59 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 63 replies · 1+ views
    C-Span ^ | January 28, 2012 | Allen West & Newt Gingrich
    LIVE PALM BEACH COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY 8p Lincoln Day Dinner Speakers: Newt Gingrich, Rep. Allen West (R-FL), & Sid Dinerstein, Palm Beach County Republican Party Chairman 7-9p, Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, West Palm Beach, Florida ROAD TO THE WHITE HOUSE C-SPAN CREW 59 minutes | 165 Views
  • Allen West says Newt best suited to communicate conservatism to the black community

    01/24/2012 11:43:38 AM PST · by Reagan69 · 66 replies
    The Right Scoop, Fox News Video ^ | 01-24-12 | posted TheRightScoop
    Allen West, in discussing what the Republican Party needs to do to get black voters into the Republican party, was asked which presidential candidate has the conservative principles to help turn the tide of high unemployment in the black community, and he was quick to point out that despite those on the left accusing Newt of race-baiting, he believes that Newt is the one who is diagnosing the problem well and is trying to open a dialogue with the black community by offering to speak before the NAACP.
  • Allen West at the March For Life

    01/24/2012 9:23:57 AM PST · by iowamark · 3 replies
    Human Events ^ | 01/24/2012 | John Hayward
    A few words from God, Reagan, Lincoln, and Jefferson. Rep. Allen West (R-FL) spoke at the March for Life in Washington, D.C. on Monday, and delivered a remarkably potent speech. He was primarily reading the words of others, but he chose them well, and delivered them with clarity and power. Reagan spoke for the ages when he said, “We cannot survive as a free nation when some men decide that others are not fit to live, and should be abandoned to abortion or infanticide.” I might even shorten that quote to make another point about the current crisis: “We cannot...
  • West: Yes, Obama is ‘the food-stamp president’

    01/23/2012 10:32:23 AM PST · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Jaanuary 23, 2012 | David Eldridge
    Rep. Allen B. West took to the airwaves Monday to defend former House Speaker Newt Gingrich against charges from a top Democrat that Mr. Gingrich used racist “code words” to fuel his double-digit win over the weekend in the South Carolina Republican primary. Rep. James E. Clyburn of South Carolina, one of the top-ranking Democrats in the House, and black activist Al Sharpton have been sharply critical of Mr. Gingrich’s repeated references to President Obama as “the food-stamp president.” But Mr. West, a tea party conservative who is the first black Republican elected to Congress from Florida since 1873, said...
  • Last year Feb. 25, 2011: Gingrich says Allen West would be considered as his running mate

    01/21/2012 7:09:41 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 143 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 25, 2011
    Source: Steven Nelson – The Daily Caller Florida Republican Rep. Allen West may be the Republican candidate for vice president in 2012. Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich said at a Republican Palm Beach County fundraiser that if he won the Republican presidential nomination, he would strongly consider a Floridian as his running mate. “Allen West would certainly be someone you’d look at,” Gingrich told NBC affiliate WPTV. West responded, “We don’t know what the future holds, but I’m always willing to serve my country.” “I have to pray about it and I have to clear it with my...
  • Joyce Kaufman: 'Republican Party has to be punished and brought to its knees'

    01/21/2012 6:36:57 AM PST · by T.O.K. · 110 replies
    BizPacReview.com ^ | January 21, 2012 | Michele Kirk
    Anyone who has listened to radio talk show host Joyce Kaufman, 850 WFTL, knows that she is not shy about speaking her mind. She is a Tea Party favorite who helped propel Rep. Allen West to his position, but some of her fans are shocked at a recent proclamation that she will vote for Barack Obama if Mitt Romney becomes the Republican nominee. Kaufman is unwavering in her position and reiterated it on the record with BPR. (Audio file)
  • Take it from Allen West on Marine urination flap: ‘War is hell’

    01/17/2012 9:37:41 AM PST · by SmileRight · 50 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 1/17/2012 | Alan Bergstein
    The media, along with the White House and its talking dogs, Leon Panetta and Hillary Clinton, have joined the usual ragtag terrorists in the Muslim camp in condemning our troops – employed by our government to kill the Taliban – for allegedly urinating on Taliban bodies. I have a simple question, because I'm confused by Obama's stance: Which is more inhumane, killing someone or urinating on him? I'm not a legal expert, but I'm sure the penalty in Washington, D.C., for killing a person is more severe than just peeing on that person. Whatever the penalty is for urinating on...
  • Allen West: Mr. President, please don’t play the race card in 2012

    01/16/2012 10:44:28 AM PST · by seekthetruth · 60 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | January 16, 2012 | Seek The Truth
    Allen West asked this morning, on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, that the President not play the race card in 2012. After all, his election was the fulfillment of Dr. King’s dream, West said, and “how devastated would Dr. King be to know the Americans who are still fomenting racism at the highest levels are the very people for whom he fought for and died?”
  • Love would 'take apart' Congressional Black Caucus if elected in Utah's 4th District

    01/16/2012 8:58:06 AM PST · by Baynative · 36 replies
    Deseret News ^ | Jan 5, 2012 | Dennis Romboy
    If elected in November, Love would be the first black Republican woman in Congress and Utah's first black representative. She said she would join the Congressional Black Caucus in Washington, D.C., should she win. "Yes, yes. I would join the Congressional Black Caucus and try to take that thing apart from the inside out," she said.
  • Allen West on Marines Incident: "Shut Your Mouth, War Is Hell"

    01/15/2012 8:01:20 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 31 replies
    http://townhall.com ^ | January 13, 2013 | Erika Johnsen
    Allen West, like a boss. From The Weekly Standard: “I have sat back and assessed the incident with the video of our Marines urinating on Taliban corpses. I do not recall any self-righteous indignation when our Delta snipers Shugart and Gordon had their bodies dragged through Mogadishu. Neither do I recall media outrage and condemnation of our Blackwater security contractors being killed, their bodies burned, and hung from a bridge in Fallujah. “All these over-emotional pundits and armchair quarterbacks need to chill. Does anyone remember the two Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division who were beheaded and gutted in Iraq?...
  • Rep. Allen West on the reaction to the Marines incident: “Shut your mouth; war is hell”

    01/14/2012 6:41:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/13/2012 | Tina Korbe
    Candidly, the story of a handful of Marines videotaping themselves urinating on dead Taliban fighters is a subject I’ve feared to broach because it is heart-breaking to think those men so lost their sense of shared humanity — if only for those minutes — as to do what they did. Rep. Allen West has given me a way to write about it, though, by saying it all better than I ever could. In an e-mail to The Weekly Standard, West wrote: I have sat back and assessed the incident with the video of our Marines urinating on Taliban corpses. I...
  • Unless You‘ve Been Shot at by the Taliban ’Shut Your Mouth, War Is Hell’

    01/13/2012 10:32:52 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 41 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1/13/12 | Becket Adams
    Rep. Allen West (R-FL), a former Army lieutenant colonel, sent The Weekly Standard an email commenting on a recent video depicting what appears to be four U.S. Marines urinating on the corpses of Taliban terrorists. The email reads as follows [emphases added]: I have sat back and assessed the incident with the video of our Marines urinating on Taliban corpses. I do not recall any self-righteous indignation when our Delta snipers Shugart and Gordon had their bodies dragged through Mogadishu. Neither do I recall media outrage and condemnation of our Blackwater security contractors being killed, their bodies burned, and hung...
  • Allen West: War is Hell (Responds to "Urinegate")

    01/13/2012 11:25:48 AM PST · by Retired Greyhound · 105 replies · 1+ views
    Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.), a former Army lieutenant colonel, sends THE WEEKLY STANDARD an email commenting on the Marines' video, and has given us permission to publish it. “I have sat back and assessed the incident with the video of our Marines urinating on Taliban corpses. I do not recall any self-righteous indignation when our Delta snipers Shugart and Gordon had their bodies dragged through Mogadishu. Neither do I recall media outrage and condemnation of our Blackwater security contractors being killed, their bodies burned, and hung from a bridge in Fallujah. “All these over-emotional pundits and armchair quarterbacks need to...
  • Allen West says no to U.S. Senate run, he prefers 'the people's house'

    01/13/2012 7:22:55 AM PST · by T.O.K. · 9 replies
    BizPacReview.com ^ | January 12, 2012 | Michele Kirk
    Speaking to the Regional Republican Club in Pompano Beach, Monday, Allen West answered the question about running for U.S. Senator and talks about what Congress will do to push back President Obama. (video)
  • Lois Frankel’s ethics stink as bad as Alcee Hastings’

    01/11/2012 11:05:03 AM PST · by Jacvin · 9 replies
    BizPacReview.com ^ | 01/11/2012 | Michael Dorstewitz
    The Democrats are chomping at the bit to reclaim Florida’s 22nd Congressional District seat, snatched from them in 2010 by Allen West, R-Plantation. Although they need someone with the mental agility to match West’s talent for thinking on his feet, they also want someone free of corruption and controversy. For example, they don’t need another Congressman Alcee Hastings, D-Miramar. While serving as a federal judge, a Hastings go-between accepted $25,000 as a down payment to a $150,000 bribe in exchange for a favorable ruling. Former West Palm Beach Mayor Lois Frankel claims to have the moxie to confront West. Unlike...
  • Allen West responds to Florida Senate 'backstabbing': 'I have a titanium spine'

    01/08/2012 8:13:50 AM PST · by T.O.K. · 32 replies
    BizPacReview.com ^ | January 5, 2012 | Michele Kirk
    U.S. Congressman Allen West responds to the statement " I just can't believe a Republican State Senate is stabbing you in the back" made by an audience member at the Boca Raton Chapter Palm Beach County Tea Party meeting. (VIDEO)
  • Allen West- Venezuelan Missiles Could Threaten South Florida

    01/07/2012 11:17:57 PM PST · by csd · 5 replies
    Beforeitsnews.com ^ | Jan 8, 2012 | The Shark Tank
    President Obama’s recent decision to drastically cut future military spending puts the United States in a weakened position vis-a-vis despot regimes and terrorist organizations who are always looking for gratuitous opportunities to attack U.S. interests, according to Congressman Allen West. West says that “there is a sense of weakness that we are conveying, and there is a window of opportunity that people like Iran are seeing.” According to a recent Wall Street Journal report, Obama’s proposed cuts to the military budget “could shrink by over 30%” in the next decade- The Administration projects outlays at 2.7% of GDP in 2021,...
  • Allen West: Our Incompetent President's Defense Cuts Decimate the Military

    01/07/2012 7:39:21 AM PST · by truthkeeper · 16 replies
    Human Events ^ | January 6, 2012 | John Hayward
    Rep. Allen West (R-FL) gave an interview to Washington D.C. radio station WMAL on Friday, in which the shy and retiring former Army colonel quietly expressed a few mild criticisms of the Obama Administration’s recently announced military cuts. Also, he’s just the tiniest bit displeased with the way both House and Senate Republican leaders handled the “payroll tax cut” drama at the end of the year. The hosts really had to work to bring Rep. West out of his shell...
  • New election maps could hurt Allen West, other GOP incumbents

    01/05/2012 2:25:20 PM PST · by floridarunner01 · 8 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 1/5/12 | Mary Ellen Klas
    TALLAHASSEE — Florida's new redistricting standards, coupled with the 10-year shift in population, have forced Republicans to do what is rarely done in politics — sacrifice incumbents — and that is not going over well with some Republicans. The possible casualties include U.S. Rep. Allen West, whose Broward to Palm Beach-based district would become more Democratic in every map proposed by both the state House and Senate. Broward Republicans have launched a website — "saveallenwest.com." — and are mounting a campaign to pressure legislators to revamp the maps to make them more in line with what they believe are the...
  • Senator Marco Rubio Defends NDAA

    01/03/2012 10:23:53 AM PST · by emax · 74 replies
    I thought this would be interesting to share with all fans and supporters of Rubio here and all those who think only leftist Democrats and leftists disguised as Republicans supported this bill. Thought it would be interesting to see a Conservative perspective of support for the bill, admist all the claims that this was something done by Obama to start to create a Communist regime. This has been posted in replies to other posts before but I thought it was deserving of its own thread, so here it is.
  • Allen West: It’s about time we change the leadership in DC

    12/23/2011 6:40:07 AM PST · by izzatzo · 26 replies
    TheRightScoop ^ | 12/24/2011 | RightScoop
    Well I tell ya Greta, give me the opportunity to be in leadership in Washington DC and I think you’d see something different. Because coming out of the military, we didn’t go home until the mission was complete. So maybe that’s what the American people need to understand. It’s about time we take a chance with some of the young leaders that we have sent to Washington DC and move away from this establishment rhetoric and this game that they play in Washington DC.
  • Urgent 'save Allen West' effort launched

    12/23/2011 6:55:37 AM PST · by T.O.K. · 23 replies
    BizPacReview.com ^ | December 23, 2012 | Michele Kirk
    Many Democrats are giddy about a recent proposal by Florida’s Republican leadership to drastically change the boundaries defining Congressional District 22, now represented by the high profile Republican Congressman, Allen West. But the decision has left some in the Republican Party scratching their heads. Broward Republican Executive Committee Vice Chairwoman Colleen Stolberg has sharply criticized the Reapportionment Committee proposal to change District 22 boundaries in a way that would jeopardize West’s chances for re-election.
  • Jewish left wrong to attack Allen West

    12/21/2011 6:18:17 AM PST · by T.O.K. · 10 replies · 1+ views
    BizPacReview.com ^ | december 20,2011 | Alan Bergstein
    "If Joseph Goebbels was around, he'd be very proud of the Democrat Party because they have an incredible propaganda machine." Those words of Congressman Allen West, R-Plantation, caused local Democrats and their Jewish supporters to shake and shiver with anger laced with a bit of politics. Frankly, I don't know which posture is more important to them. The Anti-Defamation League, the American Jewish Committee and local Jewish organizations immediately responded to calls for action from their Democratic cohorts and sent out messages of outrage to West over his comments
  • Allen West: Holder’s race card is the ‘last card in the deck’

    12/20/2011 10:20:34 AM PST · by Press 1 for Free Speech · 15 replies
    <p>West said Holder’s use of race as a way to attack his critics is “the most insidious thing I ever heard.”</p> <p>West: Holder’s race card is the ‘last card in the deck’</p>
  • Dems call on Rep. West to apologize for Joseph Goebbels comparison

    12/16/2011 9:58:09 AM PST · by BradtotheBone · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/16/11 10:09 AM ET | Alicia M. Cohn
    Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) landed in hot water on Friday for his remarks the previous day comparing the Democrats’ proficiency in getting out their message to the notorious head of the Nazi Party’s propaganda department under Hitler. “If Joseph Goebbels was around, he’d be very proud of the Democrat Party, because they have an incredible propaganda machine,” West said Thursday. Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.) sent West a note expressing his disappointment in the remark. “I beg of you to help raise the level of congressional discourse in vigorous debate without resort to personal attacks,” Conyers wrote in a handwritten...
  • More nuanced Allen West emerges (Politico Columnist asks: "Has West Joined the GOP Establishment?")

    12/07/2011 5:08:34 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/07/2011 | Marin Cogan
    A funny thing happened in the year between Rep. Allen West’s election and the end of his first session in Congress. The freshman Republican discovered nuance in politics. Whether it’s a spending bill, a debt-limit vote or a flood insurance measure, West has proved to be more ideologically dynamic and flexible than any of his caricaturists imagined, undermining his reputation as a tea party iconoclast while eliciting deep sighs of relief from House Republican leadership. That’s not to say he’s fallen into lock step with them: This week, he’s locking horns with GOP leaders over their payroll tax extender package....
  • Allen West Cracks Uncle Tom, Oreo Jokes at ‘Funniest Celebrity in Washington’ Contest

    12/01/2011 7:12:35 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 5 replies · 1+ views
    The Blaze ^ | Dec. 1, 2011 | Tiffany Gabbay
    On Wednesday night, only one lawmaker — Congressman Allen West — walked away with a prize from the annual “Funniest Celebrity in Washington” contest. Beating out rivals Senator Scott Brown and Democratic Congressman Earl Blumenaue, the Florida Republican won third runner up by sharing some clever jokes on how hearing about a colleague’s “Uncle Tom” made him feel warm and welcome as the only African American conservative in the Congressional Black Caucus. Delivering a zinger to Georgia Democrat and fellow Black Caucus member John Lewis, West blazed: “The first thing I got sworn into was the Congressional Black Caucus. Now...
  • Allen West would be open for a VP run

    12/01/2011 10:40:18 AM PST · by merrylu · 51 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | 12/1/2011 | Kevin Derby
    Two Florida Republicans -- though one is far better known for his political career in Arkansas -- are wading into the race for their party’s presidential nomination this week. While no Floridian has ever been added to a national ticket, West said he would be open to running for vice president.
  • Rep. West: Cain ‘should move on’ from the race

    11/30/2011 9:49:32 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 109 replies
    The Hill ^ | Nov. 30, 2011 | Alicia M. Cohn
    Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) said Wednesday he would advise Herman Cain to let voters “move on” from the distraction of his campaign. Cain told his campaign this week it is time to “reassess” in light of the resurfacing of old sexual harassment allegations and new accusations this week that he carried on a 13-year affair. "Beyond reassessing his campaign, he probably needs to understand that he is a distracter for what's going on right now and we should move on," West told WMAL’s radio show “Morning Majority.” West, a Tea Party favorite, indicated Cain is already out of the running...
  • Allen West: Cain should 'move on' and exit the GOP presidential race

    11/30/2011 10:26:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/30/2011 | By Alicia M. Cohn
    Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) said Wednesday he would advise Herman Cain to let voters “move on” from the distraction of his campaign. Cain told his campaign this week it is time to “reassess” in light of the resurfacing of old sexual harassment allegations and new accusations this week that he carried on a 13-year affair. "Beyond reassessing his campaign, he probably needs to understand that he is a distracter for what's going on right now and we should move on," West told WMAL’s radio show “Morning Majority.” West, a Tea Party favorite, indicated Cain is already out of the running...
  • Citizen Congressman Allen West

    11/28/2011 8:09:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 28, 2011 | Bruce Bialosky
    The founders of this country were quite an extraordinary group. Together, they created a unique government that they visualized would be run by individuals like themselves – ordinary citizens. They never envisioned a professional class of political leaders. The election of 2010 brought many non-professional politicians to Washington, but none more noteworthy than Colonel Allen West (R-FL). West created a lot of publicity during the 2010 election, most noticeably because he is a Black Republican. In addition, he delivered some speeches that went viral on the Internet and ignited tremendous interest in his candidacy. He was defined as a Tea...
  • Obama: People Responsible for Fast and Furious 'Will Be Held Accountable'

    10/19/2011 5:52:15 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 57 replies
    newsmax ^ | 10/19/11 | M Gould
    The people responsible for the Fast and Furious gunrunning scandal “will be held accountable,” President Barack Obama pledges during an interview for "Nightline" Tuesday night. “It’s very upsetting to me to think that somebody showed such bad judgment that they would allow something like that to happen,” Obama told ABC News’ Jake Tapper. “And we will find out who and what happened in this situation and make sure it gets corrected.” Obama told Tapper, “People who screwed up will be held accountable,” according to a report on ABCnews.com in advance of the broadcast. His comments came on the day that...
  • Allen West - Obama is Destroying This Country!

    11/16/2011 7:50:43 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 31 replies
    youtube ^ | 15 Nov 2011 | ThisHouseOfCards - CNS News clip
    Allan West calls out the media. Allen West - Obama is Destroying This Country!
  • Allen West says Hello! (vanity)

    10/28/2011 2:18:30 PM PDT · by vaskypilot · 24 replies
    My husband and I saw Allen West at a fundraiser for the Virginia 8th Congressional District last night (Jim Moran, Democrat). We informed Congressman West we had seen him and met him at the Free Republic National Tea Party Convention in September 2009. He told us to say hello to the Freepers!
  • Rep. Allen West Assails Occupy Wall Street for 'Laughable Hypocrisy'

    10/19/2011 5:22:31 PM PDT · by bimboeruption · 17 replies
    NEWSMAX.COM ^ | 10-19-2011 | Jim Meyers and Ashley Martella
    Rep. Allen West denounces the Occupy Wall Street movement for “laughable hypocrisy” and contends that it is dangerous that some in Washington, including President Barack Obama, are embracing the nationwide wave of protests. During an extensive interview with Newsmax.TV, the Florida Republican also: Blames Washington for the nation’s economic problems. Decries Obama’s “class warfare rhetoric.” Insists that Attorney General Eric Holder should resign over the Operation Fast and Furious gunrunning scandal. And says Obama should “dust off” his Nobel Peace Prize and return it, considering the military ventures he has advanced during his administration. West, who was elected in 2010,...
  • Humane Party vegan to challenge Allen West

    10/10/2011 6:25:27 AM PDT · by Jacvin · 35 replies · 1+ views
    BizPacReview.com ^ | 10/10/2011 | Michele Kirk
    Andrew Kirschner of Boca Raton formally announced his intentions to run for U.S. Congressional District 22, a seat currently held by Republican superstar Allen West. Kirschner, a Boca Raton resident who has solicited volunteers for his campaign on Facebook by asking them to join the Humane Party of Florida, attended the “Occupy Lake Worth” event on Saturday at Bryant Park, where he was interviewed by BPR. Kirschner did not discuss his ties to the Humane Party during the interview, but the party’s website, humaneparty.net, calls it the first U.S. political party “committed to rights for all animals — not just...
  • Col. Allen West Smacks Down Samuel L. Jackson’s Tea Party Smear

    10/05/2011 10:33:41 PM PDT · by This Just In · 21 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | October 5, 2011 | Hollywoodland
    Col. Allen West Smacks Down Samuel L. Jackson’s Tea Party Smear by Hollywoodland Via Fox Nation: “Samuel L. Jackson, I guess, disregards the 16.7 percent unemployment rate in the black community, a 20 percent unemployment rate for black adult males and a 45-46 percent unemployment for black teenagers,” the Florida Republican said. “I think the racism that he is talking about is coming out of the White House and this administration.” West warned Jackson against using the tea party movement as a “scapegoat,” insisting that conservatives are trying to fix the economy and turn around the unemployment numbers in the...
  • Allen West Rips Samuel L. Jackson

    10/05/2011 7:41:47 PM PDT · by Windflier · 4 replies
    The Hope for America ^ | 5 October 2011 | Allen West
    Allen West Rips Samuel L. Jackson Nice (see video at link)