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  • Allen West on VP chatter: I’m willing and ready to serve in whatever capacity

    03/21/2012 6:28:40 PM PDT · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 6 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 6, 2012 | Tina Korbe
    Sarah Palin suggested it and, now, Allen West says he’d consider it. On Starting Point with Soledad O’Brien this morning, the Florida Republican Congressman recounted his unexpected and relatively quick journey to his present position of prominence and said he’d be equally willing to take on a vice presidential run...
  • Allen West spokesman defends 'nanny state' bill

    03/15/2012 8:26:19 AM PDT · by Ollies girl · 65 replies · 1+ views
    BizPacReview.com ^ | March15, 2012 | Michele Kirk
    Congressman Allen West announced his support and co-sponsorship of the Safe Teen and Novice Uniform Protection, or STANDUP Act, at a teen driving event at Jupiter High School on Tuesday, as reported in BPR’s March 14 article “Allen West hits a Porsche while simulating texting and driving.” The act, if passed, would ban teens from driving while texting, restrict driving with other teens and impose other limitations on young drivers. With 50 members of Congress, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and Allstate Insurance Co., among others, signed on, the bill seems to be “in good hands.” But the conservative...
  • Rep. Allen West on VP chatter: I’m willing and ready to serve in whatever capacity (Watch Video)

    03/06/2012 8:49:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/06/2012 | Tina Korbe
    Sarah Palin suggested it and, now, Allen West says he’d consider it. On Starting Point with Soledad O’Brien this morning, the Florida Republican Congressman recounted his unexpected and relatively quick journey to his present position of prominence and said he’d be equally willing to take on a vice presidential run.CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO “ As far as the Vice President thing, you know, who knows,” he said. “Because it wasn’t too long ago I was sitting in the desert of Kandahar, Afghanistan, and now I’m here talking with you. … I am always willing and ready to serve...
  • Sarah Palin: Allen West ‘should be considered seriously for the VP’ [WATCH VIDEO]

    03/03/2012 8:36:36 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 03/03/2012 | Jeff Poor
    On Saturday’s “America’s Election HQ” on the Fox News Channel, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin suggested that the eventual GOP nominee take a serious look at Florida Republican Rep. Allen West, a former lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army, when picking a running mate. “You know ,who I would like to see considered for the VP slot is Col. Allen West,” Palin said to FNC host Uma Pemmaraju. “In this very tumultuous time across our world, [we need] someone who has served in our military, or at least has intimate knowledge of the way the military works and should work...
  • Sarah Palin: ‘I’m Not Going To Be Asked’ To Step Up In A Brokered Convention

    03/03/2012 5:51:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Mediaite ^ | March 3, 2012 | Frances Martel
    With the Alaska Republican primary on the horizon, Alaska’s most prominent Republican has been making the rounds on Fox News, and this morning Sarah Palin stopped by to tell Republicans to keep their eye on the Democratic ball, not to fear a brokered convention, and not to watch Game Change. But in doing so she made a new revelation in being asked whether she would take the convention stage should it be brokered: she doesn’t expect anyone to support her. Giving a similar evaluation to the field in Alaska as she did last night– that Mitt Romney would probably take...
  • Palin floats Rep. West for VP nominee

    03/03/2012 5:34:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | March 3, 2012 | Regina Bratton
    Several high-powered names have been bandied about for a possible No. 2 on the GOP presidential ticket. Sarah Palin, the Republicans' last VP nominee, on Saturday threw out a new one - Florida Rep. Allen West. "I would like to see considered for the VP Col. Allen West," she told Fox News. "In this tumultuous time ... he served in the military and has intimate knowledge of the way the military works and should work by having a close family member serve. Someone like that." Palin isn't ruling out another run herself on the ticket, should she be asked. "It...
  • Allen West on Egypt: 'I think we need to just cut off all relations'

    02/23/2012 1:05:58 PM PST · by T.O.K. · 9 replies
    BizPac Review.com ^ | February 21, 2012 | Michele Kirk
    Before addressing the Boca Raton Republican Club Monday at the Marriott, U.S. Congressman Allen West spoke to BPR about his campaign, support for local small businesses and his thoughts on how the U.S. should handle Egypt. He gave a fifteen minute speech to the dinner crowd focusing on what defines an American president and spent the bulk of the evening visiting with guests. Video interview
  • Rep. West: Democratic handouts an 'insidious form of slavery'

    02/16/2012 6:46:58 PM PST · by Mier · 3 replies
    http://thehill.com ^ | 02/15/12 08:56 PM ET | By Pete Kasperowicz
    Freshman Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) on Wednesday evening praised the Republican Party for consistently fighting for individual freedom over the last 150 years, and criticized Democrats for pursuing "handouts" to the less fortunate that he said are a modern form of slavery. "Our party firmly believes in the safety net," West said in a late Wednesday floor speech. "We reject the idea of the safety net becoming a hammock. "For this reason, the Republican value of minimizing government dependence is particularly beneficial to the poorest among us," he continued. "Conversely, the Democratic appetite for ever-increasing redistributionary handouts is in fact...
  • Congressman West Exceptional Speech (WOW!!!)

    02/16/2012 8:45:36 PM PST · by OL Hickory · 16 replies
    you tube ^ | 16-feb-2012 | congressman west
    To Celebrate Black History Month, Congressman West took to the House Floor with a remarkable speech on the relationship between African-Americans and the Republican party...
  • We Need Your Help Now to Defend Army Colonel West! (Move America Forward)

    02/17/2012 7:46:47 AM PST · by Syncro · 43 replies
    Move America Forward | Feb 16, 2012 | Danny Gonzalez
    ALLEN WEST UNDER ATTACK! YOUR HELP NEEDED NOW!Congressman Allen West (R-Florida) is a freshman pro-troop conservative Member of Congress. As an African-American former military officer with service in Iraq, he has been under constant attack by the left. We are outraged that one of his political opponents – a little rich kid with inherited wealth and no achievements to his name – had the audacity to call Colonel West “a coward.” They are going all out to defeat West by redistricting him out of office, and the pro-troop community must rise up to help this patriotic American stay in...
  • Allen West Sings ‘Pretty Woman’

    02/16/2012 7:44:44 AM PST · by blueyon · 9 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 2/16/2012 | Citizen Journalist Dateline
    It's his birthday party, and he'll sing if he wants to.
  • Top 5 Speakers from CPAC

    02/13/2012 1:05:42 PM PST · by bthockey · 38 replies
    The Band Of Patriots ^ | 2/13/12 | Bryan Thomas
    I had such an amazing time at CPAC. I met amazing people, heard great conservative speakers, and spent a great deal of time with our blog team which was a lot of fun in and of itself! I wanted to take some time to list my favorite speakers that I heard at the conference. I decided to leave out all of the GOP candidates as I didn't get to see two of them so I don't want to give a biased answer or make anyone think I'm endorsing someone. If you wanted to go to CPAC or you missed any...
  • Patrick Murphy follows Allen West to 'safer' district, still offers no apology

    02/08/2012 10:29:38 AM PST · by T.O.K. · 5 replies
    BizPacReview.com ^ | February 8, 2012 | Michele Kirk
    Democratic congressional candidate Patrick Murphy announced today that he will follow Allen West to the newly proposed District 18 to continue his campaign against him. The move comes after publically calling West a coward for leaving the district to run in a more favorable one. It seems that Murphy will be doing exactly that, with the blessing of popular Democratic leaders. He has yet to apologize to West for his remark.
  • Patrick Murphy follows Allen West to 'safer' district, still offers no apology

    02/08/2012 10:29:25 AM PST · by T.O.K. · 2 replies
    BizPacReview.com ^ | February 8, 2012 | Michele Kirk
    Democratic congressional candidate Patrick Murphy announced today that he will follow Allen West to the newly proposed District 18 to continue his campaign against him. The move comes after publically calling West a coward for leaving the district to run in a more favorable one. It seems that Murphy will be doing exactly that, with the blessing of popular Democratic leaders. He has yet to apologize to West for his remark.
  • The Civil Rights Movement's Wrong Turn

    02/06/2012 3:57:20 AM PST · by billflax · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/06/2012 | Bill Flax
    This February, let's acknowledge several forgotten heroes from black history. We ought to laud those who actually strove for what the laundered historical ledger pronounces as the all-encompassing intent of the civil rights movement: laws affording equal protection regardless of race. Sadly, these stalwarts in the struggle against segregation have been consigned to historical obscurity by the politically correct acclaim for their resentment-fomenting rivals. Popular culture extols Marxists like W.E.B. Du Bois, despite his repeated praise for Stalin and Mao, even while he despised everything America represents. Dubois's heritage is best perpetuated by Jeremiah Wright, Jessie Jackson, and Al Sharpton...
  • CONGRESSMAN: 'CLUELESS' ALLEN WEST DISSING 'AFRICAN-AMERICANS'

    02/03/2012 2:43:56 PM PST · by antidemoncrat · 24 replies · 1+ views
    “People like Mr. [Allen] West, and Governor Brewer and so on, particularly Mr. West, is not only not representative of the African-American community or of the Republican Party, let alone of the American public. So what he says really is of little or no consequence, but it’s unfortunate,” Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA) said about Rep. Allen West telling liberal leaders to “get the hell” out of the country.
  • GOP Rep. West: Someone 'playing around with' unemployment numbers (1 month: 2.2% drop for blacks)

    02/03/2012 1:31:09 PM PST · by Qbert · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/03/12 | Daniel Strauss
    Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) is suspicious about the newly released January unemployment numbers. In response to news that the overall unemployment rate had dropped to 8.3 percent and the unemployment rate in the black community declined from 15.8 percent to 13.6 percent, West floated the possibility that the numbers might have been cooked. "Can someone tell me how employment in the black community has improved at a rate three times the national average in just a few months?? With numbers like today, urban communities should be well on their way to economic recovery then! There is something suspicious about the...
  • 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.