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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-18-11 10:54 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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