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Mon Nov 19, 2012, 02:56 PM

(Allen) West watch: no concession, no decision on challenging apparent Murphy win

Source: Palm Beach Post

Republican U.S. Rep. Allen West has neither conceded nor committed to future challenges after final results from St. Lucie, Martin and Palm Beach counties on Sunday showed Democrat Patrick Murphy winning the congressional District 18 race by 1,904 votes or 0.58 percent.

Murphy’s margin is just beyond the state’s 0.5 percent threshold for an automatic recount. And Murphy’s lead would be 242 votes larger if problem-plagued St. Lucie County hadn’t missed Sunday’s noon deadline for submitting final results after a recount of more than 37,000 ballots from early voting.

The state’s Elections Canvassing Commission will meet Tuesday morning in Tallahassee to give final certification to all elections results from across the state. Once the results are certified, West would have 10 days to contest the election — a decidedly uphill proposition.

“We will be discussing how we will move forward at some point tomorrow,” West campaign spokeswoman Michele Hickford said today.


Read more: http://www.postonpolitics.com/2012/11/west-watch-no-concession-no-decision-on-challenging-apparent-murphy-win/



The time has come.
The time is now.
Allen Bernard West
Will you please go now!

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Reply (Allen) West watch: no concession, no decision on challenging apparent Murphy win (Original post)
Tommy_Carcetti Nov 2012 OP
Berlum Nov 2012 #1
kardonb Nov 2012 #19
wandy Nov 2012 #30
No Vested Interest Nov 2012 #2
Tommy_Carcetti Nov 2012 #3
geomon666 Nov 2012 #12
louis-t Nov 2012 #4
Dubster Nov 2012 #5
freshwest Nov 2012 #6
adieu Nov 2012 #7
sulphurdunn Nov 2012 #8
bluesbassman Nov 2012 #15
Taverner Nov 2012 #20
hay rick Nov 2012 #21
sulphurdunn Nov 2012 #22
hay rick Nov 2012 #25
sulphurdunn Nov 2012 #27
LeftishBrit Nov 2012 #24
sulphurdunn Nov 2012 #28
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Nov 2012 #9
bluestateguy Nov 2012 #10
Tommy_Carcetti Nov 2012 #11
Ikonoklast Nov 2012 #13
BadGimp Nov 2012 #14
AlbertCat Nov 2012 #16
Tommy_Carcetti Nov 2012 #18
DFW Nov 2012 #17
MightyAfrodite Nov 2012 #23
hay rick Nov 2012 #26
Dark n Stormy Knight Nov 2012 #29
radhika Nov 2012 #31
marble falls Nov 2012 #32

Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 02:57 PM

1. "I'm a Republican, so you should expect me to act like a whiney deluded loser." - West (R)

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Response to Berlum (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 05:13 PM

19. concession

republicons are really getting a reputation for being sore , ungracious ,whining , impolite LOOOOOSERS !

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Response to kardonb (Reply #19)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:40 PM

30. Teapublicans are really getting the reputation for being asshats. nt

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 03:04 PM

2. Is a Concession Necessary?

I don't think so.
I guess it would help, as it rule out appeals, recounts, suits, etc.
But, really, who cares?
The world knows he was defeated, he knows he was defeated.
He will write a book (with a ghostwriter), go on the lecture circuit and as a guest on Fox News.
And we can change the channel and eradicate him from our lives.

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Response to No Vested Interest (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 03:08 PM

3. No, it's not necessary. But I want to see it.

Over the past two years, he's said so many crazy, off the wall things that had no reflection in reality.

And I, for once, would like to see Allen West say something that does actually reflect reality.

I want him to acknowledge that he did in fact lose the election and that he will not be a Congressman in the upcoming session.

That shouldn't be too much to ask. But it seems like it is for Brave Sir Allen.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 04:03 PM

12. That's just it, this guy doesn't operate in reality.

He thinks he won and no one, no matter how many times they count ballots, or how many judges tell it's over, he will never accept. What you are seeing in Allen West is the very definition of the Republican Bubble.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 03:08 PM

4. Allen West busy at home now

trying to wish Pat Murphy into the cornfield.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 03:22 PM

5. Spam deleted by gkhouston (MIR Team)

 

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Response to Dubster (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 03:34 PM

6. Great link, thanks.. 'their prehistoric.. ' they got that right!

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 03:46 PM

7. Just slink away

Allen "Wormtongue" West.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 03:48 PM

8. Former Congressman West

retires from the Army in 2004 after an Article 15 hearing to do with prisoner abuse. While he is permitted to retire with full benefits he is not promoted one grade in rank to full colonel.

He then gets a job teaching history for a couple of years at a public high school before he is hired by a mercenary contractor called Military Professional Resources Inc., (MPRI) where he works for 2 more years as the companies regional director to the Afghan Army in Kandahar and suddenly is in the money.

In 2008, he quits that job to run for Congress and is defeated, which usually would mean a ticket back to the classroom. Instead he runs again and wins after being bankrolled to the tune of about $5.4 million and being endorsed by the Republican Party pantheon. and is back in the money.

Now he can go back to MPRI. No one should allow him within a country mile of a public school.

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Response to sulphurdunn (Reply #8)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 04:46 PM

15. Well I'm thinking no one should allow him near a firearm either.

He should just retire and start a worm farm. I'm sure the worms would provide stimulating conversation for him.

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Response to sulphurdunn (Reply #8)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 06:03 PM

20. I think he needs to retire and spend more time with family

 

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Response to sulphurdunn (Reply #8)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 06:04 PM

21. He only lasted 9 months as a school teacher.

Link: http://blogs.browardpalmbeach.com/pulp/2012/06/allen_west_first_commercial.php
From the article:
West's time at DBHS wasn't all hugs and Lisa Frank pencils either: Robert Draper's Do Not Ask What Good We Do, published last month, offers a little more insight:
"West, his wife, Angela, and their two daughters relocated to south Florida in 2004. He taught history at Deerfield Beach High School but only lasted nine months. It astonished him that his students knew nothing about the Constitution or why the Civil War was fought. When one of the kids took a swing at him, West knew that there would be serious trouble if he remained."
Serious trouble? Who could have seen that coming?


In his resignation letter, West wrote:
..."There exists a higher calling and purpose for me to serve in this time of critical need. Late last week I was offered a high level position which will require me to deploy to South Asia, Afghanistan. Although there is an imminent danger involved, as well as separation from those I love, I must accept the call and the challenge for a greater purpose, the safety and security of America and those seeking new freedoms."

In summary: "In the name of freedom, I QUIT."

It was also likely in the name of money: While West made $38,000 for a year at DBHS, in 2008 he made $87,330 as a government contractor with Calibre Inc., according to federal disclosure documents.


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Response to hay rick (Reply #21)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 06:51 PM

22. What I can't figure out

is how he got the mercenary contractor job in the first place and then how he ended up being bankrolled for Congress twice. Is Calibre part of MPRI? West's military career was not stellar. His only command was the one that ended his career. Obscurity should have been his fate. I wonder what happened?

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Response to sulphurdunn (Reply #22)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:17 PM

25. I believe Calibre is a part of MPRI.

The Wikipedia article on West cites MPRI as his employer. As for his sudden emergence as a political figure- I think he became a right-wing media celebrity before his Tea Party run. I'm guessing that the right-wing media complex wanted to paint him as a hero/victim as part of the pushback on all the bad publicity from Abu Ghraib. And credit where credit is due- he's a capable public speaker.

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Response to hay rick (Reply #25)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:28 PM

27. Makes sense

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Response to sulphurdunn (Reply #8)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:00 PM

24. He taught schoolchildren? What a horrible thought!

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Response to LeftishBrit (Reply #24)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:30 PM

28. Kinda scary ain't it?

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 03:52 PM

9. Give it up Chauven (nt)

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 03:58 PM

10. At this point Congressman elect Murphy should just ignore West

Go to Washington, go to the orientation, buy a house, set up a staff, and never so much as mention West's name.

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Response to bluestateguy (Reply #10)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 04:01 PM

11. That's essentially what he's been doing. nt

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 04:24 PM

13. Reality can be cruel to those that ignore it..

And in this particular case, I find that really, really amusing.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 04:28 PM

14. best post election honeymoon EVER!!!

Watching the slow death of this AssClowns political career is enriching to my soul.

I know this makes me a bad person buyt I can`t helpo myself.

Can`t wait for the fireworks...

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 04:48 PM

16. The time has come. The time is now.

Is there an Allen West watch? Y'know... like a Mickey Mouse watch?

Does it ever tell the correct time of day? Is it easily overwound (you know it ain't digital!)? Or does it just have a bunch of alarms that go off for no reason?

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Response to AlbertCat (Reply #16)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 05:02 PM

18. You wind it too tightly and it calls you "disgusting" "vile" and "not a lady"

Either that, or it just shoots off a gun next to your head.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 04:57 PM

17. If the Florida SoS certifies the results showing Murphy won

Then the only way West returns to the floor of the House is by force, assuming he even makes it past the metal detectors, and even then Bonehead won't swear him in.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 06:52 PM

23. Gee, what a guy.

I wonder what his wife and girls are thinking? Of course, they will only speak of it when they arent with him, or in hushed tones. The man is angry, violent, and anti-female. I bet "Daddy" can be off the hook with people he can control. He was probably scared shitless of the kid who took a swing at him. Like Chris Rock said, "It aint right, but i understand."

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Response to MightyAfrodite (Reply #23)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:23 PM

26. Don't know what his wife is thinking but according to a handwritten letter...

that Allen West wrote to his wife when he was in Iraq and which just happened to be made public...we know what he's thinking.
Link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/01/allen-west-porn-star-letter-wife-angela_n_1929812.html

Sometimes you really don't want to know...

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:39 PM

29. Why do republicans hate democracy?

The people don't want you West. Concede and STFU.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:43 PM

31. Milking every second of attention, pathetically trolling for relevance n/t

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 09:34 PM

32. Like he has a chance of pulling off an election heist. What's he gonna do? Appeal to Gov Scott?

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