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  • Blow by Blow of Badass Allen B. West’s Iraqi Interrogation

    08/07/2012 12:30:10 PM PDT · by rightjb · 7 replies
    Human Events ^ | 8-7-2012 | PolitiJim (@politiJim)
    Guns and Patriots is a MUST subscription for 2nd Amendment and military afficianados. In this week’s newsletter a former Iraqi Freedom veteran recounts Allen West’s last shot in uniform. Since this isn’t a “web” article, but only the email preface to the OTHER posts for the week on G&P, I’d thought I’d share the blow by blow of badass Allen B. West’s last Iraqi interrogation and gun discharge here.Allen West has only made two severe errors (in my opinion) while representing a Florida Congressional District. He capitulated to John Boehner on the budget ceiling debate and he voted FOR NDAA,...
  • Exclusive: Allen West's upcoming reality show footage

    08/06/2012 6:19:49 AM PDT · by SmileRight · 3 replies ^ | 8/6/2012 | Michele Kirk
    For many candidates, running for office may feel like a season of “Survivor,” the hit reality TV show where contestants build alliances and try to outwit, outplay and outlast one another for the big prize. But for South Florida’s own conservative firebrand, U.S. Rep. Allen West, the comparison is less academic than, well, reality. The Republican congressman stepped off the campaign trail for a brief moment recently to participate in a “Survivor”-like reality TV show filmed in Palm Beach County.
  • Obama releases Guilty Terrorist Leader [VIDEO]

    08/04/2012 5:12:25 PM PDT · by yorkie · 41 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 4, 2012
    Ali Mussa Daqduq tortured and killed 5 American soldiers. Obama did not want him sent to Gitmo and the Iraqi's are sending him back to Iran.
  • Allen West: 'It's not a farm bill, it's an electronic benefits transfer bill'

    08/03/2012 6:52:12 AM PDT · by T.O.K. · 8 replies ^ | August 2, 2012 | Michele Kirk
    While Congress’ divided Republican leadership has managed to hold off the vote on the five-year farm bill by not bringing it to the House floor before the upcoming break, it is still discussing how best to offer relief to U.S. farmers facing some of the worst droughts in years. Livestock producers stand to get help from a proposed $383 million stand-alone drought relief bill. The five-year farm bill was approved by the House Agriculture Committee, but has not been able to gather enough support by Congress to make it a reality. West said the bill is not really a farm...
  • Left-Wing Activists Admit Allen West Terrifies Them

    07/31/2012 4:44:26 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 38 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 7-31-2012 | Matthew Vadum
    Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) is the activist Left’s number one congressional target this election cycle because he poses an existential threat to progressivism, a prominent professional left-wing organizer suggests. West is “a national rising star in the Tea Party,” Becky Bond explained during a panel discussion at the Campaign for America’s Future’s recent Take Back the American Dream confab in Washington, D.C. The famously outspoken retired Army lieutenant colonel with the special talent for getting under Democrats’ skin “is going to start to define” what the Republican Party stands for, said Bond, president of the well-funded Credo SuperPAC. .... The...
  • Allen West: 'Cuba is looking for a new sugar daddy'(video)

    07/30/2012 5:09:16 AM PDT · by T.O.K. · 10 replies
    BizPac ^ | July 30, 2012 | Michele Kirk
    Congressman Allen West responded with concern to an audience question about a possible Russian naval base in Cuba at Friday’s monthly town hall meeting. “We have a soft underbelly right here in the United States of America, as we look to our south, and we’ve got to pay attention to it,” West said. West pointed out that the only real military presence America has in this hemisphere is the Coast Guard, quoting the U.S. Southern Command in Miami, which oversees the region. “I have big concerns about what’s happening right here in our hemisphere,” West said. “We don’t have anything...
  • Allen West backs up Michele Bachmann on the Muslim Brotherhood infiltration inquiry

    07/28/2012 11:58:29 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 28 replies
    The Right Scoop via Shark-Tank ^ | 7/28/2012 | The Right Scoop
    Allen West says that he’s been saying this stuff the whole time and agrees that there are signs of a policy shift toward the Muslim Brotherhood in our government:
  • Allen West: If we could forget Munich Olympics, we could forget 9-11

    07/28/2012 6:01:13 AM PDT · by cap10mike · 20 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | Michele Kirk
    US Congressman Allen West offered a heartfelt response to recent news that the International Olympics Committee refused to schedule a moment of silence for the eleven Israeli athletes and coaches, as well as one West German police officer who were killed at the Munich Olympics 40 years ago. West recalled watching the Munich Olympics at age eleven, feeling baffled by the horror that interrupted the usual competitive spirit of the prestigious games. He said that he worries if we start to shirk the responsibilities we have to honor the dead on occasions such as this, what will happen 40 years...
  • Allen West weighs in on Chick-Fil-A

    07/27/2012 3:51:46 PM PDT · by T.O.K. · 51 replies ^ | July 27, 2012 | Michele Kirk
    Allen West weighed in on the national controversy over Chick-Fil-A and the fact that many on the left, including Rahm Emanuel are speaking out against the private company. Some are calling for bans on the restaurants due to recent views expressed by the company's president, who opposes gay marriage. City mayors, Hollywood stars, and even the ACLU have weighed in on the issue. West, in true form did not hold back an opinion. "I love some Chick-Fil-A. When I finish here I'm going to Chick-Fil-A," said West, but followed up with more sobering remarks:
  • Allen West launches emotional TV ad 'Body Armor'

    07/25/2012 6:48:13 AM PDT · by T.O.K. · 18 replies ^ | July 25, 2012 | Michele Kirk
    "Allen West Saved My Life" is the emotional message in the third TV ad "Body Armor," released today by the West for Congress campaign. The following quotes come from the campaign press release introducing the ad.(VIDEO following) "There are few greater examples of service and sacrifice than putting your own life at risk to protect that of another. That is what Lieutenant Colonel Allen West did in 2003 when he gave his body armor to Sergeant Robert Delgado shortly before their unit moved into Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom," said Tim Edson, Campaign Manager for Allen West.
  • Here Come the Closet Black Conservatives

    07/21/2012 12:14:46 PM PDT · by neverdem · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 21, 2012 | Pat Austin
    Rev. C.L. Bryant is making waves with his new documentary, Runaway Slave. I had the opportunity to preview the film in Bossier City, Louisiana, and I found the documentary thoroughly compelling. Runaway Slave was conceived by Rev. Bryant and supported by private donations and FreedomWorks. It has been well-received in private screenings so far, often receiving standing ovations, and is poised to open in select theaters across the country next week. While at Regal Cinema 9 in Bossier City, it was the highest grossing film there. Herman Cain caught a great deal of flak for his comment on the campaign...
  • Soros "Dump West" SuperPac: Going Under Radar to Defeat Allen West

    07/17/2012 6:59:48 PM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 9 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 7-17-12 | Maggie@MaggiesNotebook
    Florida blog, The Shark Tank, is reporting a "confidential memorandum" announcing an organized, George Soros attack on Congressman Allen West's re-election in the newly re-organized Florida 18th District. Currently, West represents District 22 and currently, I don't think Florida has finalized all of their redistricting. Soros is spending $5 Million to get rid of an American hero, Colonel and Congressman Allen West. The Shark Tank allegedly has the memorandum and has posted it. The DumpWest SuperPac is probably filing this week, maybe today. The letter is vile and accusatory. The agenda is clear. It describes the newly redrawn District 18...
  • The Five’s Bob Beckel Goes Ballistic On Allen West: ‘Shut Up, You Blowhard!

    07/11/2012 7:49:11 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 65 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 10, 2012 | Andrew Kirell
    On Tuesday’s edition of Fox News’ The Five, the panel debated whether Americans have become too dependent on government assistance today — with liberal co-host Bob Beckel being the lone dissenter on the notion. When the rest of the hosts played a clip from Rep. Allen West (R-FL) reinforcing their point, calling Social Security “modern 21st-century slavery,” Beckel went on a tirade, telling the congressman to “shut up” while calling him a “blowhard.” Republican nominee Mitt Romney needs to make clear the difference between himself and President Barack Obama, emphasizing the question: “Do you see the average American as an...
  • Allen West:“If You Are Going to Attack Me…Get Your Facts Straight!”

    07/09/2012 4:28:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | July 9, 2012 | Leah Barkoukis
    That's what Allen West tweeted today in response to the Left’s indignation over and misrepresentation of a comment he made last week concerning economic slavery under President Obama. Of course, this led RNC Chairman Reince Priebus to stick up for West when CNN’s Wolf Blitzer pressed him on the issue: Priebus: "Allen can say what Allen wants to say, but I think what he's really trying to say is that if we become a dependent society, if everyone is reliant on the government -- I mean, listen. Barack Obama is the one that put out this 'Life of Julia' website....
  • VIDEO: Allen West 'Flipped the Bird' By Detractor (Loon Curses Near Kids Then Worries About Video)

    07/07/2012 7:20:24 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 26 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 4, 2012 | Thesharktank1
  • Allen West slams Palm Beach Post:'Self-appointed elitists blinded by ideology'

    07/05/2012 1:17:23 PM PDT · by T.O.K. · 9 replies ^ | July 5, 2012 | michele Kirk
    Congressman Allen West blasted Robert Crowder, his Republican opponent in the upcoming 18th Congressional District race. He also took a few swipes at the Palm Beach Post in a scathing letter that the Post chose to publish on July 3rd. In the letter, West said he would not accept requests by Crowder to debate him. "I refuse to waste the voters’ time by dignifying Crowder’s cynical political maneuvering." West also explained why he refused to interview with the Palm Beach Post editorial board
  • West: Forget fireworks, let's mandate firearms

    07/05/2012 5:07:02 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 20 replies
    Times 24/7 ^ | July 3, 2012 | Becket Adams
    While speaking at a campaign rally in Florida, Rep. Allen West (R-FL) mocked politicians who use taxation as a means of regulating behavior (the most recent example being the tax [not a penalty] on Americans who don’t want to participate in “Obamacare”). “What will be next? If you don’t buy a certain type of green car, they will tax you. If you don’t buy a certain type of food, they will tax you,” Rep. West said. “Well, I got a great idea: I believe for personal security, every American should have to go out and buy a Glock 9mm. And...
  • Rep. Allen West: Obama Wants Americans To "Be His Slave"

    07/02/2012 9:26:41 PM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    WPTV-TV, West Palm Beach ^ | July 2, 2012 | Allen West
    He does not want you to have the self-esteem of getting up and earning, and having that title of American. He'd rather you be his slave," Rep. Allen West
  • Allen West: Black caucus, liberals judged Holder by color of his skin not content of his character

    07/01/2012 7:32:46 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06/29/2012 | Matthew Boyle
    Florida Republican Rep. Allen West said liberal Democrats in Congress — including many members of the Congressional Black Caucus — who walked out on the bipartisan votes to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in criminal and civil contempt of Congress did so because Holder is black. “Today the Congressional Black Caucus and other liberal Members of Congress judged the Attorney General by the color of his skin, and not by the content of his character,” West said of their walkout in a Facebook post. “I am disappointed my colleagues would rather engage in a political stunt to distract the American...
  • Congressman Allen West warns of Democrats response to Obamacare ruling

    06/28/2012 6:04:02 AM PDT · by T.O.K. · 17 replies ^ | June 28, 2012 | Michele Kirk
    Congressman Allen West warned the conservative base on Wednesday that if the Obamacare ruling does not go the way the Democrats would like it to, they will be doubling down on their efforts to implement a nationalized healthcare plan. . .
  • ‘Repudiate the Muslim Brotherhood’: Allen West

    06/24/2012 5:59:17 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 29 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 24 Jun 2012 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Congressman Allen West (R-Fla.) on Sunday called for President Barack Obama to immediately cut off all American foreign aid to Egypt and to denounce the results of its presidential election after Muslim Brotherhood-backed candidate Mohammed Morsi’s victory. In a brief post on his Facebook page, West said Sunday’s results were reminiscent of the 1979 Iranian revolution that saw Islamists installed as leaders of the country. “A year ago there were those of us who warned the Obama administration of a Muslim Brotherhood takeover in Egypt,” West wrote. “We were castigated as alarmists and loose cannons. Today our predictions have come...
  • Allen West: ‘The free market without bankruptcy is like religion without hell’

    06/23/2012 4:21:49 AM PDT · by T.O.K. · 20 replies ^ | June 23, 2012 | Michele Kirk
    In an official campaign kick-off speech, given earlier this month, Congressman Allen West covered a wide spectrum of issues educating his audience on where he stands on the issues that drive public conversation today. One topic that drew heavy applause was the idea of government bailouts.
  • Allen West ‘Dejected’ By Mitt Romney’s Lack Of A Position On Immigration

    06/19/2012 1:05:51 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 57 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 18th, 2012 | Noah Rothman
    On Monday, Rep. Allen West (R-FL) said that he was “dejected” after Mitt Romney’s avoided taking a strong stand on President Barack Obama’s directive enacting portions of the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act. “It goes back to what my mother taught me, ‘a man must stand for something, or else he’ll fall for anything,’” said West. Romney appeared on CBS’ Face the Nation on Sunday where he was asked repeatedly if he would repeal President Obama’s directive. Romney avoided taking a firm position on the matter during the interview, but indicated that he supports the underlying...
  • Allen West campaign kickoff: 'I am Spartacus'

    06/11/2012 4:51:24 AM PDT · by T.O.K. · 19 replies
    BizPac ^ | June 10, 2012 | Michele Kirk
    U.S. Rep. Allen West unveiled his first TV ad Saturday at the official South Florida kickoff of his re-election campaign in Palm Beach Gardens. With qualifying behind him, West’s team planned a busy day to start its official campaign charge. Beginning his day with about 350 members of the Martin County Republican Executive Committee, West enjoyed BBQ and a warm welcome before traveling south to Palm Beach Gardens. The congressman arrived at the Borland Center to a crowd of about 400 that had been revved up by the unveiling of his soon-to-be-released ad, which included the catchphrase, “I’m just getting...
  • "Pigford" incident - Obama's first BILLION DOLLAR fraud against America

    06/06/2012 1:29:30 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 22 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | 6-2012
  • Clinton Mocks Allen West Calling Democratic Representatives Communists: ‘This Isn’t The 1950s’

    06/05/2012 11:26:01 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 73 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 5, 2012 | Noah Rothman
    Former President Bill Clinton mocked Rep. Allen West (R-FL) at a fundraising event for President Barack Obama on Monday night. Clinton mocked West’s claim that House Democrats were communists – he said that “this isn’t the 1950s” and “no one has seen a communist in over a decade.” Clinton praised the work that Obama has accomplished in his first term in office and said that he’s had to accomplish the reforms he has instituted amid significant adversity. “He’s had to get all this done while people as recently as last week were still saying he wasn’t born in America,” said...
  • West: Jobs Data Will Make Obama Fight 'Like a Cat in a Corner'

    06/03/2012 1:39:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    NewsMax ^ | June 2, 2012 | Paul Scicchitano and Kathleen Walter
    Friday’s dismal jobs report will back President Barack Obama into a corner and make him a “desperate person” with the election now five months away, says Florida Rep. Allen West. “When you’re a desperate person — much the same as a cat being cornered – you’re going to come out and really fight even stronger,” predicted West in an exclusive interview with Newsmax.TV shortly after the Labor Department reported that U.S. employers had created only 69,000 jobs in May. Watch our exclusive interview. (VIDEO AT LINK) That figure is the lowest in a year and led to the unemployment rate...
  • Are Republicans Bending On ‘Obamacare’? (Allen West is "wavering"???)

    06/02/2012 7:16:29 PM PDT · by ak267 · 31 replies
    TPM ^ | 5/28/2012 | Sahil Kapur
    As the landmark Supreme Court decision looms next month, Republicans have been privately considering a plan to reinstate some popular provisions of “Obamacare” if it’s struck down. The revelation sent conservative advocates — who have demanded nothing less than total repeal — into a tizzy, which forced House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) to reaffirm his commitment to “repealing Obamacare in its entirety,” declaring that “[a]nything short of that is unacceptable.” But more evidence is emerging that Republicans believe that’s not tenable. Rep. Allen West (R-FL), a tea party darling, told ThinkProgress that he supports preserving three popular provisions of the...
  • (Rep) Allen West challenges MSNBC's Chris "soldiers are not heroes" Hayes

    Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) is offering up a punishment of sorts for MSNBC host Chris Hayes. Hayes found himself in hot water this weekend when he said he felt “uncomfortable” calling fallen soldiers “heroes” – remarks for which he later apologized. West, who’s served more than 20 years in the military, apparently didn’t think that was enough. He said on his Facebook page Wednesday that Hayes should be forced to interact directly with wounded soldiers at Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, whom West visited earlier that day. “The insidious words of MSNBC's Chris Hayes this past weekend evidences why...
  • Mayhem turns to shoving at Allen West townhall

    05/30/2012 12:55:28 PM PDT · by T.O.K. · 21 replies ^ | May 30, 2012 | Michele Kirk
    Mayhem is the best word to describe what happened at the latest townhall meeting held by Allen West at the Mae Volen senior center in Boca Raton. Protesters, who West addressed at the onset of his presentation, were told that they would be leaving Florida with a “gator whooping.” Although some of the protesters making a scene were escorted out in the middle of the event, others stayed and picked fights with West and his supporters when it was over. Not one to back down from a fight, West said, as he was surrounded, “I’m gonna stand right here.”
  • Liberal groupee tells veteran to ‘f— you!’ at Allen West town hall, then shoves veteran’s wife

    05/30/2012 7:54:08 AM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 5/30/12 | staff
    This liberal groupee feigned offense over Allen West remarking that his liberal groupees were at his town hall again. Two older veterans called her out on it and she proceeded to tell one of them “f— you!”, at which point the veterans’ wife stepped in to defend her husband. The liberal groupee then slightly shoved the wife who promptly shoved right back and threatened to wrap her cane around the liberal groupee’s neck. Awesome! This is just more evidence of the profound effect Allen West is having on the left in Florida. Their heads are about to explode! Watch below:
  • Allen West: 'Let's talk about the president doing blow'

    05/30/2012 7:58:29 AM PDT · by T.O.K. · 56 replies ^ | May 29, 2012 | Michele Kirk
    It was a chaotic scene with tempers flaring at the latest town hall meeting presented by Congressman Allen West. Driving into the Mae Volen senior center in Boca Raton, you got a sense of what was coming as the driveway was lined with protest signs against the outspoken freshman. Inside the building were the people behind the signs, and before West even began to speak, the arguing between West supporters and protesters began. (video)
  • Hill GOP wants answers on Hezbollah leader tied to soldiers killings, set for release

    05/17/2012 11:43:22 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 3 replies ^ | 5/17/12 | foxnews
    The letter to Attorney General Eric Holder and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta suggests the administration waited until Daqduq was in Iraqi custody before filing murder, terrorism and other charges. It also states the administration intentionally kept information from Capitol Hill lawmakers, who learned about the purported charges and Daqduq’s ordered release through New York Times stories. “Eight pages of charges ... appears to indicate that either the administration was purposefully withholding information from Congress or it had not done the due diligence required to file charges,” states the letter signed by Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, the committee’s ranking GOP lawmaker,...

    05/16/2012 2:36:48 PM PDT · by seekthetruth · 44 replies
    Congressman Allen West ^ | May 16, 2012 | SeekTheTruth
  • Rep. Allen West: Obama May Lose African American Votes Over Gay Marriage

    05/11/2012 9:10:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 10, 2012 | Chris Good
    Some African Americans will think twice about voting for President Obama in November after he declared his support for gay marriage, according to Republican Rep. Allen West of Florida. “I think it’s going to cause an incredible discussion in the black community, because, as you know, on Sundays in the black community the most conservative people in America are in those black churches,” West told ABC News on Thursday. “I think it may have been a huge miscalculation, especially when you have 41 states that recognize marriage between one man and one woman, and you just came off an incredible...
  • Allen West, Ron Klein, and a shotgun

    05/06/2012 5:31:04 PM PDT · by T.O.K. · 6 replies ^ | May 6 , 2012 | Michele Kirk
    Love him or hate him, it is hard not to recognize that Congressman Allen West has a sense of humor. If you are attending an Allen West speech, in addition to the unpredictable, you can probably expect a touch of fun. Whether it be poking fun at himself or at the mainstream media, West seems to garner a few hearty chuckles from his audiences. Saturday night’s speech at the Broward County Lincoln Day dinner in Fort Lauderdale was no exception.
  • Allen West and His Critics: About those "78 to 81" congressional Democrats who are "communists."

    05/05/2012 5:37:38 PM PDT · by neverdem · 42 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 5.4.12 | Paul Kengor
    Congressman Allen West is being hammered for his comments alleging that certain Democratic members of Congress are communists. It's the kind of accusation (West is not backing down) that sets liberals seething in rage. An even worse sin was that West dared to quantify his accusation, attaching a number to the alleged Reds. He said there are "78 to 81" Congressional Democrats who are communists. Naturally, all of this is a huge no-no, reflexively sending liberals into fits and shouts of "McCarthyism!" I want to say three things relating to West's remarks: First, some criticism of West's critics. Second, a...
  • Allen West Blames Obama for Afghanistan Suicide Bombing [If the shoe fit, liberal whiner]

    05/04/2012 1:58:15 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies ^ | 5/2/12 | Rich Abdill
    In a tweet this morning, Congressman Allen West linked to an article detailing a suicide bombing in Kabul, the Afghan capital that President Barack Obama had just departed from, and... took the side of the Taliban. "Pres flew into Afghanistan at night for 7 hrs," West wrote. "As sun came up, Taliban gave its response 2 his Chamberlain like actions."
  • Allen West, Joe McCarthy and the Communists

    05/02/2012 7:40:02 PM PDT · by Chuckmorse · 7 replies
    A Whig Manifesto ^ | May 1, 2012 | Chuck Morse
    Rep. Allen West (R-FL) overstated the case when he recently declared “I believe there is about 78 to 81 members of the Democratic Party that are members of the Communist Party.” He clarified his assertion by stating that he was actually referring to members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus which, he contended, were Marxist in their orientation. At least on that point he was absolutely right. The Congressional Progressive Caucus which, as Rep. Allen West claimed, includes about 78 members of Congress, maintains a direct affiliation with the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) which is the American branch of Socialist...
  • Ted Deutch calls out Allen West; West channels Johnny Carson

    05/01/2012 11:38:44 AM PDT · by T.O.K. · 11 replies
    BizPacReview ^ | May 1, 2012 | Michele Kirk
    Things got tense at Monday’s Forum Club of the Palm Beaches meeting when sparks flew between guest speakers Ted Deutch and Allen West. The two congressmen were scheduled to speak in front of a few hundred guests at the Palm Beach County Convention Center for 10 minutes each on the Affordable Care Act, then take questions from the audience. The festivities began cordially enough, with the gentlemen displaying mutual respect for each other, but the day took a turn for the ugly
  • The subversive network taking over America

    04/30/2012 11:00:18 PM PDT · by DBeers · 26 replies
    RenewAmerica ^ | April 30, 2012 | Wes Vernon
    The subversive network taking over America The time has long passed when we could afford to look the other way on the extent to which subversive influences — communist and jihad-oriented Islamists — have for years been worming their way into the high councils of our government.So let's say this again: When the Cold War ended, the enemies of America did not just go away. America is under attack from Communists (with both a large and small "c") and Jihadists.These two threats to America (by violent means if necessary) have philosophical differences, but they are bound together by an identical...
  • The hunt for Allen West (Communists want him out)

    04/28/2012 5:40:07 PM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/28/12 | CHARLES MAHTESIAN
    The hunt for Allen WestBy CHARLES MAHTESIAN | 4/28/12 12:40 PM EDT Judging from the volume of emails I get about Allen West, the lightning rod GOP freshman from Florida, Democrats could live without winning back the House if only they could oust West. And that was before his recent speculation that about 80 House Democrats are communists. How badly do his opponents want to take him down? The Palm Beach Post reports that at least three organizations regularly assign video trackers to West events to capture his remarks and a liberal PAC has gone so far as to open...
  • A Nobody With No Audience Gets Noticed by Mitch McConnell

    04/26/2012 4:34:39 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 12 replies
    Red State ^ | 4/26/2012 | Erick Erickson
    Yesterday on Laura IngrahamÂ’s radio show, she asked Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell about a recent Roll Call article that framed me as one of the loud leaders of conservatives opposed to Mitch McConnell. The Senator from Kentucky responded that he had never heard of me and I did not have an audience. That sounds a bit like the child, when asked if he ate the cookie, replying that he had not and besides it did not taste good. If heÂ’d never heard of me, how can he comment on my audience? If he states plainly I have no audience,...
  • NAACP Bars Allen West From Giving Keynote Address Following His ‘Communist’ Remarks

    04/23/2012 10:46:00 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 47 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 23, 2012 | Billy Hallowell
    Rep. Allen West (R-FL) has taken intense heat from the media and the left over his statement that there are “78 to 81 members of the Democratic Party that are members of the Communist Party.” In the wake of the controversy that has resulted from his remarks, West, who was slated to be a speaker at an event hosted by the Martin County chapter of the NAACP this past Saturday, was disinvited from addressing the group. Mediaite has more about the reasons behind the decision to axe the congressman as the event’s keynote speaker: In Martin County chapter president Jerry...
  • Democratic pollster: Obama +5 in Florida; Jeb Bush Strongest VP Pick for Romney

    04/20/2012 9:01:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 58 replies
    Post On Politics ^ | April 17th, 2012 | George Bennett
    President Obama holds a 50-to-45 percent lead over Mitt Romney in Florida, according to a new poll from the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling. PPP also tested four potential Florida running mates for Romney — Sen. Marco Rubio, former Gov. Jeb Bush, Gov. Rick Scott and U.S. Rep. Allen West — and found that only Bush would have a positive effect on the GOP ticket in Florida. A Romney/Bush ticket would narrow Obama’s advantage to 49-46, within the poll’s 3.7 percent margin of error. The survey of 700 Florida voters was taken Thursday through Sunday. The Obama/Joe Biden ticket holds...
  • Soledad O’Brien satirizes Allen West (writer compares O’Brien to Edward R. Murrow)

    04/20/2012 6:18:48 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 19, 2012 | Erik Wemple
    CNN’s Soledad O’Brien doesn’t sign off from the segment above by saying “Good night, and good luck,” in part because she works the morning shift. But there is something Edward R. Murrovian in how she vacates the communist-conspiracy nonsense of Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.).
  • CNN Anchor Has Testy Exchange With Allen West Over Communist Remarks: ‘Name Names’

    04/19/2012 12:00:06 PM PDT · by izzatzo · 44 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 04/19/2012 | J.M. Seidl
    Allen West’s comments that there are nearly 80 Communists in the House just won’t go away. And CNN is making sure of that. CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien, for example, had a testy exchange with West on Thursday morning, confronting him on the remarks and demanding he “name names.” From the beginning, O’Brien was combative, vehemently disagreeing with Allen West regarding Ted Nugent’s controversial recent comments. Then they turned to West’s own remarks. After playing the clip, O’Brien asked him about it, and West said that Communists have “renamed themselves progressive” but the ideology has stayed the same. Mediaite picks it...
  • Brown: Is Progressivism the new Communism?

    04/19/2012 12:00:17 PM PDT · by DBeers · 53 replies
    New Jersey On-Line ^ | Thursday, April 19, 2012 | Susan Stamper Brown
    Brown: Is Progressivism the new Communism? In politics, truth-telling can get you into trouble, even if you stumble upon it by accident. Just ask Rep. Allen West (R-FL). West is feeling the heat for a pregnant pause he took during a town hall meeting after he was asked "What percentage of the American legislature do you think are card-carrying Marxists or International Socialists?" "It's a good question," West responded, "I believe there's [sic] about 78 to 81 members of the Democrat Party who are members of the Communist Party. (Long pause) "They don't actually hide. It's called the Congressional Progressive...
  • Rep. Allen West reaffirms statement calling Dems ‘communists’

    04/18/2012 3:20:02 PM PDT · by DBeers · 65 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | April 17, 2012 | John Rossomando
    Tea Party favorite Rep. Allen West, R-Fla., isn’t backing down from comments he made at a fundraiser two weeks ago calling members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, including former Speaker Nancy Pelosi, “communists.” In fact, he’s coming out swinging. West received considerable media criticism for his remarks, and the CPC immediately denounced him and denied it has connections with the Communist Party USA, Democratic Socialists of America or any other socialist group. “We completely disavow it,” Jennifer Gore, communications director for CPC Chairman Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., said. Many on the left accused him of evoking the “ghost of Joe...
  • Yes They Are Communists

    04/16/2012 11:04:00 AM PDT · by Shout Bits · 13 replies
    Shout Bits Blog ^ | 04/16/2012 | Shout Bits
    I have here in my hand a list of 205 . . . a list of names that were made known to the Secretary of State as being members of the Communist Party and who nevertheless are still working and shaping policy in the State Department. – Sen. Joseph McCarthy, February 9, 1950 There's about 78 to 81 members of the Democratic Party that are members of the Communist Party. – Rep. Allen West, April 10, 2012 Rep. West touched on the Left's favorite live wire, McCarthyism. Of course West has a long history of pushing the Left's buttons to...