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Mon Dec 10, 2012, 11:53 AM

Sore Loser Allen West: My Opponent Only Won Because He Cheated

By Scott Keyes on Dec 10, 2012 at 11:05 am

In an exit befitting his outspoken, controversial two years in Congress, Rep. Allen West (R-FL) said that he only lost his re-election because his opponent cheated.
West lost narrowly to Democratic up-and-comer Patrick Murphy last month, but refused to concede for weeks, demanding a recount of ballots in St. Lucie County. Only after a re-tabulation slightly increased Murphyís lead did West finally accept defeat just before Thanksgiving. However, the Tea Party congressman appears to be handling the loss acrimoniously.

Appearing on Mark Levinís radio show last Thursday, West accused Murphy of only winning by breaking the rules. ďIím not going away just because of a congressional race where he seems to have to cheat to beat me,Ē said West. He did not specify precisely how Murphy supposedly cheated.

LEVIN: You are a national treasure. You are way too important to have something like this to happen and off you go. That canít happen. So Iím really curious to know. Do you have further public service in mind, potentially?

WEST: The most important thing everyone has to understand is my voice is not going to be lost. Weíve gotten a lot of opportunities, a lot of offers, and weíre going to make sure we continue to have that platform. Iím a warrior and Iím a statesman and Iím a servant of this republic. Iím not going away just because of a congressional race where he seems to have to cheat to beat me.

LEVIN: He sure as hell did. Itís disgusting.


Full article + audio recording of interview:
http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2012/12/10/1308921/allen-west-cheating/

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Sekhmets Daughter Dec 2012 #1
The Velveteen Ocelot Dec 2012 #2
1StrongBlackMan Dec 2012 #3
leftyohiolib Dec 2012 #4
backscatter712 Dec 2012 #5
MineralMan Dec 2012 #6
TForbster Dec 2012 #7
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rachel1 Dec 2012 #9
Cha Dec 2012 #10
reflection Dec 2012 #11
RBInMaine Dec 2012 #12
politicaljunkie41910 Dec 2012 #13
yellowcanine Dec 2012 #14
Blue Idaho Dec 2012 #15
jmowreader Dec 2012 #16

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 11:59 AM

1. Is that the royal 'WE' Mr. West?

The man is totally delusional.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 12:00 PM

2. "Waaahh! Not fair! He cheated!"

(Shoves Chutes 'n' Ladders game onto the floor, stomps out of the room in tears)

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 12:12 PM

3. I see ...

a fox punditry post in the near future.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 12:15 PM

4. more republican projection

wasnt west the one running ads about how terrible hs opponent's voting record was when his mr murphy wasnt in congress previously

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 12:45 PM

5. Ah, Uncle Ruckus continues to provide us with comedy! n/t

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 01:24 PM

6. Hard Cheese, Mr. West.

Hard cheese.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 02:36 PM

7. You Are Relieved Of Your Duty For Good

 

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Response to TForbster (Reply #7)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 02:37 PM

8. Welcome to DU and I hope you enjoy the site.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 04:49 PM

9. WAAAAAAAAH

The word "Republican" ought to be a synonym for sore loser.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 05:05 PM

10. In an exit befitting What an Asshole LOSER he is..

allan west Whines like the inveterate LOSER he is.

There.. Fixed it.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 05:08 PM

11. Mark Levin is the perfect platform

for this misanthrope to vomit his views on. Peas in a pod.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 05:20 PM

12. As the song says, "STILL CRAZY AFTER ALL THESE YEARS"

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 05:50 PM

13. West sounds like he's taken a play out of Sarah Palin's playbook.

WEST: The most important thing everyone has to understand is my voice is not going to be lost. Weíve gotten a lot of opportunities, a lot of offers, and weíre going to make sure we continue to have that platform. Iím a warrior and Iím a statesman and Iím a servant of this republic. Iím not going away just because of a congressional race where he seems to have to cheat to beat me.


I guess this means that he'll write a book, go on the lecture circuit, and eventually wind up with a gig on Faux News, since Faux News and the Repugnant Party need the diversity. He'll probably sell a few books, though not nearly as many as Palin since he's not as hot lookin, and is not likely to make the GOP men salivate when looking at her.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 06:10 PM

14. Mark Levin is a whiny douchebag.

That is all.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 06:23 PM

15. Nothing at all surprising ever comes from the piece of shit.

That asshat deserves his short footnote in history as one of the most disliked and disgusting men ever to hold public office.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 07:15 AM

16. If Allen West is a national treasure...

...what does that make William Calley?

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