Allen West on new District: “No one ambushes me”
You will remember the outrage which swept the airwaves when redistricting by the Republican legislature redistricted Allen West out of existence. There was a heated dispute whether West was targeted or just the victim of circumstance dictated by law.
West ended up switching districts.
West discussed it recently, as reported by The Shark Tank:
During his most recent monthly town hall meeting in Broward County, Congressman Allen West confirmed and affirmed that state legislators, namely Republican lawmakers were out to ‘screw’ him.
I think everyone knows that Republicans did it- I really don’t care. I’m fine. No one ambushes me. -Congressman Allen West
West then added “you have to go ask the people in Tallahassee” after he was asked if he knew why Republican state legislators tried to redistrict him out.
West is one of our focus races here, and is being targeted by a Dem SuperPAC as one of the Tea Party 10.
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The Establishment didn’t want anyone besides Romney and they don’t want West because he’s Tea Party.Tammy Bruce says on her radio show that we need the back benches to be filled with Tea Partiers, and I couldn’t agree more!
We don’t need a third party, we need to be courted and wooed and need to hold those who take advantage of us to pay at the ballot box.
Fool us once, shame on you. Fool us twice, shame on us!
He needs to stay in Congress. (See the period?)
Regardless, he has a bright future.
As Patton said, “A man that eloquent has to be saved”.
Allen West is one of my heroes and deserves to remain in Congress UNLESS he’s tapped for VP.
I like someone who tells it for what it is. With him you can always depend on a straight answer.
Go get ’em Allen!
The only body who will tap Allen West for VP is Sarah Palin. She’s already tipped her hand on that one. When she runs, whenever, who know who her VP will be. I like his solid grasp of history and the Constitution. So does she.
Don’t blame the establishment Florida GOP – rhinos are well known to be highly territorial.
Rhinos are also dumb and have very poor vision.
It may be time to realize that for much of the Republican establishment, the Tea Party is indeed a third-party movement.
And for them to realize that if they don’t accommodate,the will go the way of the Whigs.
The GOP establishment would rather a democrat win than a Tea Party or conservative. As Rush Limbaugh said the day after the Nov. 2010 elections, 11/4/2010: “Apparently the establishment Republicans will fight harder and more viciously to stop conservatives than to stop Obama and the left.” (transcript, about 2/3 down the page). Florida is bad except that we have Rick Scott as Gov. But the state also has GOP clubhouse types who may have favored Rick Scott’s opponent, then you have the vicious Jeb Bush who can’t keep his mouth shut. He couldn’t even deliver Florida to his own brother in 2000, now he runs around shooting off his mouth. Jeb Bush is truly horrified at the idea that ordinary Americans have a voice. He is the worst yet of the Bush family. Go, Allen West.
Beware ‘a them RINOS!
Some of them shape-shift from elephant before the election into RINO after!
Who then do you blame? If the State Chairman isn’t in control who is? RINOs may be territorial, but the Establishment is even more so.
I wish he would do some investigation into some of his votes.
He touts his vote for VAWA, where the majority of the money is shovelled into the pockets of liberal machine hacks- and the rest goes to screw dads over in custody battles.
Note- where do think the money came from to fund the victim advocate that Brett Kimberlain is using???
thumbs down eh? Pisses you off that I’ve done my homework on VAWA and you idiots are drinking West koolaid? I’ve been following this shit for 8 years. I’ve done relentless FOIA investigations on the family courts, court appointed GALs and the whole freaking money wagon.
How much homework have you done on the VAWA money train?
God, I love that man.
I hope he runs for President some day.
Come on up to New York, congressman. We have a senate slot opening up that is held by an incumbent you could whoop with both hands tied behind your back. We need you. We can have your campaign started by the end of the week.
I wish we could clone him and send his clones around the country to kick some liberal butt cheeks.
Anyone touches a hair on my hero Allen West, name the alley, I’ll be there!
Got my gas can ready Rep. West, you tell me when, I carry the bastard through hell, with you. Better yet, you stick around, I’ll find the hell and deal with it.
I’m with you, JP!
Charlie Crist RINOs don’t like folks like Allen West.
Charlie Crist, is an idiot. Lived down Tarpon Springs way, for many years [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarpon_Springs,_Florida] heavy Greek population. Have many Greek friends and acquaintances, Charlie ain’t one of ’em.
They would guffaw at this, trust me. BUT anyone that dives underwater AND the best thing they can come up with, is/are sponges? Somethin’ wrong in Charlie’s type/band of Greeks..
“West is one of our focus races here”
He’s on my short list for donations, Prof. In fact, he’s one of the few you don’t have to remind me about.
Maybe its just a Native vs Transplant thing. West is quite possibly more politically locatable across Florida than someone with deep local affiliations. /or the native could win his lcal area against Democrat.
Above all -Allen is not a Yankee. And he is hawt.
Here ye! Here ye!
If Col. West would like to move to Texas, me and my boys will help him pack. We welcome him to run for the 18th congressional district, the home of Sheila Jackson Lee, or for Gene Green’s district 29.
Y’all know Sheila, don’t you? Here is a great parody of her, whose existence was actually decried on the House floor (the final 20 seconds): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aC3sYWTsZw0
You don’t want to get between Sheila and a camera!!!
The Col. should fire off a round and watch the roaches hide in the cracks. I am confident that he will be fine. He speaks the truth and we need to hear it. His truth will drown out the shrill BS from Wasserman-Schultz.