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Thu Mar 22, 2012, 06:07 PM

Allen West On Trayvon Martin Case: 'This Is An Outrage'

Florida Rep. Allen West, a high-profile conservative and one of two African-American Republicans currently serving in Congress, lambasted the local authorities in the handling of the shooting of Trayvon Martin.

"I have sat back and allowed myself time to assess the current episode revealing itself in Sanford, Florida involving the shooting of 17-year-old Treyvon Martin. First of all, if all that has been reported is accurate, the Sanford Police Chief should be relieved of his duties due to what appears to be a mishandling of this shooting in its early stages. The US Navy SEALS identified Osama Bin Laden within hours, while this young man laid on a morgue slab for three days. The shooter, Mr Zimmerman, should have been held in custody and certainly should not be walking free, still having a concealed weapons carry permit. From my reading, it seems this young man was pursued and there was no probable cause to engage him, certainly not pursue and shoot him….against the direction of the 911 responder. Let’s all be appalled at this instance not because of race, but because a young American man has lost his life, seemingly, for no reason. I have signed a letter supporting a DOJ investigation. I am not heading to Sanford to shout and scream, because we need the responsible entities and agencies to handle this situation from this point without media bias or undue political influences. This is an outrage."

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Reply Allen West On Trayvon Martin Case: 'This Is An Outrage' (Original post)
arely staircase Mar 2012 OP
Happyhippychick Mar 2012 #1
malaise Mar 2012 #25
BanTheGOP Mar 2012 #2
warrior1 Mar 2012 #3
nadinbrzezinski Mar 2012 #4
The Magistrate Mar 2012 #5
nadinbrzezinski Mar 2012 #14
arely staircase Mar 2012 #10
Cali_Democrat Mar 2012 #6
baldguy Mar 2012 #8
Happyhippychick Mar 2012 #15
CakeGrrl Mar 2012 #24
bluestate10 Mar 2012 #26
RZM Mar 2012 #7
Comrade Grumpy Mar 2012 #11
arely staircase Mar 2012 #13
11 Bravo Mar 2012 #9
SamG Mar 2012 #12
TheCowsCameHome Mar 2012 #16
TheMadMonk Mar 2012 #17
arely staircase Mar 2012 #23
RandySF Mar 2012 #18
arely staircase Mar 2012 #21
cali Mar 2012 #19
fascisthunter Mar 2012 #20
Turbineguy Mar 2012 #22
arely staircase Mar 2012 #28
Volaris Mar 2012 #29
got root Mar 2012 #27
jorno67 Mar 2012 #30

Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 06:10 PM

1. Well there goes your career Mr. West. Your base will now turn on you.

Hope you had fun trashing the dems who are the only friends you will now have.

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Response to Happyhippychick (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 08:07 PM

25. Well his comments are even later than those who were covering up this killing

ReTHUGS can sense the outrage across America - they have no choice but to condemn it - fugg West.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 06:11 PM

2. I call BS, you ingrate West

 

YOU waited until a few days to make sure you didn't piss off your constituents, like a lackey, when we ALL know that this was a racist, republican-inspired, Fox-news driven white on black hate crime. To HELL with what YOU think, IT IS PEOPLE LIKE YOU West who make me EXCEEDINGLY ANGRY!!!

I will do WHATEVER IT TAKES to DESTROY YOUR POLITICAL career, you scumsucking piece of human waste! You and ALL your teabaggers can just go suck an egg while the adults take over. I look forward to seeing you in jail!

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 06:13 PM

3. sure took long enough

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 06:13 PM

4. Looking outside

Are pigs flying? Better check that umbrella.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 06:14 PM

5. So You say, Ma'am, It Is Raining Bacon Down Your way?

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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 06:22 PM

14. Most be

I am mostly worried about pigs flying and doing what birds do in flight.

It could get messy

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 06:18 PM

10. sort of puts how messed up this is in perspective

first gov. skeletor weighs in now this.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 06:16 PM

6. I'm actually shocked by this

Allen West said this?

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Reply #6)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 06:17 PM

8. He just realized he's black.

Don't worry, it'll pass I'm sure.

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Response to baldguy (Reply #8)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 06:24 PM

15. That made me lol

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Response to baldguy (Reply #8)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 08:04 PM

24. LOL, but on a partly serious note,

he may have, as did one of young witnesses, realized that that really could have been him.

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Response to baldguy (Reply #8)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 08:12 PM

26. And someone might smoke him while he's gassing up his gas guzzling Hummer. nt

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 06:16 PM

7. I'm not surprised at all

 

The notion that the right is united behind Zimmerman is probably way off base. They aren't as angry as the left about it, but I see no major push to come to his defense, at least not from political figures. I mentioned on another thread today that Glenn Beck referred to him as a 'racist' and a 'bad guy.'

He's got few friends that count.

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Response to RZM (Reply #7)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 06:19 PM

11. It's hard to defend the indefensible, even, apparently, for Beck.

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Response to RZM (Reply #7)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 06:21 PM

13. i actually saw a headline on yoahoo that said

shooting divides florida town

then i read the story and not one single person was defending the police or zimmerman. must have just been their cut and paste white guy shoots black gu headline.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 06:18 PM

9. Allen West has now turned into just another "N' word for most of his supporters.

Welcome to the real world, Lt. Colonel West. The teabaggers were willing to tolerate you as long as you toed their line, but you are now officially "uppity".

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 06:20 PM

12. Even a stopped clock is...

 

right once or twice a day!

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 06:36 PM

16. Allen, you know this hurts you politically, don't you?

Your teabagger chums won't like to hear this kind of talk.

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Response to TheCowsCameHome (Reply #16)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 06:58 PM

17. One could hope that he does know and did it anyway, because...

 

it was the right thing to do.

Sadly, I suspect he was waiting to make sure that none of the "usual subjects" opened up. And that more and more Republicans come out in at least mild condemnation of Zimmerman and the cops in a mass bout of weathervane politics.

Even the dumbest of teabaggers know what happened, whether or not they would admit it, so this isn't as dangerous as it seems at first glance.

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Response to TheMadMonk (Reply #17)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 07:31 PM

23. that's probably right on the money nt

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 07:05 PM

18. Notice how he avoids race.

He won't say a word about racial profiling because he supports using it against Muslim Americans.

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Response to RandySF (Reply #18)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 07:10 PM

21. he not only avoids it but even says it isn't about race

he's a sh*t for sure. but clearly this is evidence of how screwn zimmerman and the local yocal cops are as per public opinion.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 07:07 PM

19. Oh fuck you Allen. How dare you fucking criticize those who are standing up

and demanding justice? Just fuck off.

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Response to cali (Reply #19)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 07:09 PM

20. sickening isn't it?

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 07:16 PM

22. Well, when Allen West

sounds reasonable, things are REALLY fucked up.

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Response to Turbineguy (Reply #22)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 08:22 PM

28. no kidding nt

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Response to Turbineguy (Reply #22)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 08:25 PM

29. That's because every idiot Conservative in the country KNOWS how bad this will look for them

if this guy is ballsy enough to state in any capacity that he is a fan/regular listener to any of the Hate that passes for talk radio in America. They are already mumbling about how this will be used as a political weapon by the Dem's to try and get wins on gun control laws. It didn't work with the Gifford's shooting, because "CLEARLY that guy was nuts" they say but they know damn-well that THIS guy was just a bigoted, racist asshole. And they have NO defense against that.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 08:18 PM

27. Sean Insanity even came out against the perp today, too

 

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 08:27 PM

30. wait and see where everyone is going then jump out in front and declare yourself

a leader...

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