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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-18-11 09:54 PM
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Allen West accuses colleagues in House of "ignorance, belligerence, and dishonest rhetoric."
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This is one very angry man, very touchy, always indignant at someone, and very full of belligerence himself. I have noticed though that he appears to be becoming a hero to the right wing, to the point he is being thought of for president.

From Fox News Nation:

Disgusted Allen West to Dems: Grow Up!

Picture is from Reuters via Fox News

Rookie U.S. Rep. Allen West delivered a stinging indictment of his colleagues in a letter to constituents in which he rails about House members' "ignorance, belligerence, and dishonest rhetoric." Without naming names, but clearly implying that he was including President Barack Obama, the Florida Republican also decried Washington's interference with Wisconsin's budget turmoil. The text of the letter to residents of Florida's 22nd District:

"Over this past week I have watched and listened to members of the House of Representatives from across the aisle.

"I am appalled at their ignorance, belligerence, and dishonest rhetoric filled with empty emotional platitudes.

There is a longer article at News Max which is linked from Fox. I don't want to link there.

A Florida blog points out that West is already being mentioned as a candidate for 2012. Scary stuff.

Allen West For President? It's Starting.

Yes, the buzz is already starting up in some of the farthest reaching corners of America's right wing that Allen West should be our next president. There's now a website devoted to the idea and a blog called American Thinker had a post about West yesterday titled "America's Next Black President" that opined:

"On the horizon, the 'dawn of a new America' approaches and with it comes a uniqe opportunity to replace America's first black president with a man who, secondary to being a patriotic American, just happens to be black."

And here's another Republican blog that promotes West as an "intelligent and rational antidote to Ron Paul" after the CPAC straw poll showed Paul as the most popular choice for the 2012 nomination.

Of course this is all silly talk. West is way too radical to ever get any traction in a presidential run. Right?

Right, just like Rick Scott was way too radical to beat a centrist soft-spoken Democrat like Alex Sink.

Never underestimate the power of the Florida electorate.

Not only are they considering Allen West as a hero, there is already talk of Rick Scott running for president as well.

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  -Allen West accuses colleagues in House of "ignorance, belligerence, and dishonest rhetoric." madfloridian  Feb-18-11 09:54 PM   #0 
  - What are the chances of ousting this trash in 2012?  Dawson Leery   Feb-18-11 09:58 PM   #1 
  - The answer is obvious:  Chipper Chat   Feb-18-11 10:20 PM   #5 
     - Run a decent campaign  Gaedel   Feb-19-11 07:54 PM   #34 
  - When he kept saying "conservativism" at CPAC, I knew he was a lightweight...  jefferson_dem   Feb-18-11 09:58 PM   #2 
  - (Pre-click prediction) That should be "Accuses DEMOCRATIC colleagues," shouldn't it?  rocktivity   Feb-18-11 10:01 PM   #3 
  - Was he talking to a mirror?  RandySF   Feb-18-11 10:02 PM   #4 
  - He should be taken out in the country during the summer.  LiberalFighter   Feb-18-11 10:37 PM   #6 
  - Will the Outlaws Motorcycle Club back him again?  muntrv   Feb-18-11 11:45 PM   #7 
  - I think I read they even provide security for him.  madfloridian   Feb-19-11 12:16 AM   #8 
  - If Obama was always..  one_voice   Feb-19-11 12:28 AM   #9 
  - Well now, what does he think of rethuglicans who hung over the balcony of Congress and cheered for  mfcorey1   Feb-19-11 01:09 AM   #10 
  - Look who's talking...  butterfly77   Feb-19-11 05:25 AM   #11 
  - Now that is an inversion of reality  malaise   Feb-19-11 06:26 AM   #12 
  - Another day, another republican projecting his faults and failings. n/t  GoCubsGo   Feb-19-11 06:30 AM   #13 
  - Someone should REALLY switch to decaf  Brewman_Jax   Feb-19-11 06:53 AM   #14 
  - More from his letter about the "abject hostility of the unionized entitlement class"  madfloridian   Feb-19-11 10:04 AM   #15 
  - no examples  srf Rantz   Feb-20-11 01:54 PM   #42 
  - was he talking to a mirror?  spanone   Feb-19-11 10:05 AM   #16 
  - His fall will be steep and sudden.  Ikonoklast   Feb-19-11 10:47 AM   #17 
  - +1  XanaDUer   Feb-20-11 11:27 AM   #40 
  - Yeah, that's like totally not projection or anything like that.....  Edweird   Feb-19-11 10:49 AM   #18 
  - This is the guy who thinks a Lt Col has a higher clearance than the President?  baldguy   Feb-19-11 11:10 AM   #19 
  - Is the Florida Electorate this dumb -- or is it computer voting?  defendandprotect   Feb-19-11 11:13 AM   #20 
  - I thought America didn't want "an angry Black man"?! ;-)  WinkyDink   Feb-19-11 11:20 AM   #21 
  - ROFLMAO!  BobbyBoring   Feb-19-11 02:07 PM   #30 
  - He is in need of some mental health counseling.  russspeakeasy   Feb-19-11 12:14 PM   #22 
  - His father should have  The Wizard   Feb-19-11 12:36 PM   #23 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-19-11 12:56 PM   #24 
  - Where do you see that?  TahitiNut   Feb-19-11 01:06 PM   #25 
  - Uh, I posted from FOX, pic and all. Talk to them.  madfloridian   Feb-19-11 01:35 PM   #26 
     - Gee I didn't see "This is one very angry man, very touchy" in the article at all  Very_Boring_Name   Feb-19-11 01:43 PM   #27 
        - He IS very angry. The fact that he is black bothers you more than me.  madfloridian   Feb-19-11 01:46 PM   #28 
           - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Feb-19-11 01:50 PM   #29 
  - Well how nice we get...  smuglysmiling   Feb-19-11 06:25 PM   # 
  - ## PLEASE DONATE TO DEMOCRATIC UNDERGROUND! ##  DU GrovelBot   Feb-19-11 06:25 PM   #31 
  - Teabag congressman with a documented history of violence  somone   Feb-19-11 06:32 PM   #32 
  - The sooner, the better. This demagogue is a bomb waiting to go off.  bertman   Feb-19-11 06:55 PM   #33 
  - West is a disgrace to the human race...  rasputin1952   Feb-20-11 06:24 AM   #35 
  - yea I don't approve of things like that.  RandomThoughts   Feb-20-11 06:29 AM   #36 
  - Same thing happens with religious zealots...  rasputin1952   Feb-20-11 07:31 AM   #37 
     - That is why people have to think and feel.  RandomThoughts   Feb-20-11 08:22 AM   #38 
        - Travel and experience...  rasputin1952   Feb-20-11 08:39 AM   #39 
           - On the literal debt of beer and travel money.  RandomThoughts   Feb-20-11 08:01 PM   #46 
  - Yeah ... you and I have seen our share of such as him.  TahitiNut   Feb-20-11 04:32 PM   #44 
  - I'd like to know  socialshockwave   Feb-20-11 12:06 PM   #41 
  - This is one crazy deranged man.  proud2BlibKansan   Feb-20-11 02:09 PM   #43 
  - Someone has to stop these Tea Baggers and Neocons from setting the agenda....  lib2DaBone   Feb-20-11 05:03 PM   #45 
  - He will need to be treated with the same approach  Marnie   Feb-20-11 10:53 PM   #47 
  - When you have right wingers heaping praise upon you it's hard  jeaps   Feb-21-11 09:41 AM   #48 

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