Allen West Republic Goes to #CPAC2013

Tanya

My bags are packed and I am ready to go! This is a brand new adventure. I am excited and scared all at the same time. What an opportunity to be in a place with like minded people. I have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support I received to take on this new venture. I am humbled and honored to be able to go to CPAC 2013 and live blog the events.

Remember to check back here during the day for live updates, photo’s and more.

Enormous thank you to those who wished to remain nameless but believing enough in me to go and represent our conservative values. You know who you are, there are plenty of you. Last but not least, John Swetland, Mark Bonner, Leslie Burt, Gloria Schmidt, Andrea Plescia, Craig, Robin, Patty, Lori, Dennis, Maggie, Gilleigh, Melinda & Gary  (there are WAY too many to name here) thank you for believing in me. My father Paul Clark @pclark43 has always believed and encouraged me, but you my friends have gone above and beyond in your support. I could not do any of this without you. Thank You

Look out Allen West and CPAC, Tanya is ready!

“It’s been very humbling and very honoring,” Rep. Allen West EXCLUSIVE BizPac Review Interview

Exclusive: Allen West reflects on his freshman term

By: Michele Kirk  – Source: BIZPAC Review – Date: September 24, 2012

“An incredible journey,” U.S. Rep. Allen West said of his first two years in Congress. “This is a dream come true for a kid born in the inner-city of Atlanta.”

Sitting in his Washington, D.C., office, surrounded by pictures of his family, military mementos and history-themed books, the outspoken freshman congressman spoke with a sense of awe about the status he’s achieved as Florida’s representative on Capitol Hill.

A frequent Fox News guest, West said he has been most surprised by the regard he’s been afforded on the national stage. Over the next hour, he was reflective of a journey that began just two years ago, when he was first elected to Congress.

“It’s been very humbling and very honoring,” said West, who was scheduled to sit down with Fox commentator Greta Van Susteren after this interview last week with BizPac Review.

When asked whose personality pleasantly surprised him in Washington, he said he has been most impressed with fellow Congressman Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio.

“He and I have really got an incredible relationship – mutual respect – and it started back with the whole fiasco with us going into Libya, the violation of the War Powers Act,” West said. “I am always looking to align myself with those who would stand on principle, and that’s exactly what he did.”

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BizPac Review’s Michele Kirk shares: Rep Allen West Official Campaign Ad Live and his Speech

Allen West official campaign kickoff speech: ‘I’m just getting started’

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Allen West campaign kickoff: ‘I am Spartacus’

U.S. Rep. Allen West unveiled his first TV ad Saturday at the official South Florida kickoff of his re-election campaign in Palm Beach Gardens.

With qualifying behind him, West’s team planned a busy day to start its official campaign charge.

Beginning his day with about 350 members of the Martin County Republican Executive Committee, West enjoyed BBQ and a warm welcome before traveling south to Palm Beach Gardens.

The congressman arrived at the Borland Center to a crowd of about 400 that had been revved up by the unveiling of his soon-to-be-released ad, which included the catchphrase, “I’m just getting started,” following, “some say that I push too hard, that I ask too much.”

The speech was more comprehensive and scripted than recent talks, encompassing a wider spectrum of issues and summarizing his position on the size of government, the tax code, affordable health care, education, energy and the economy, among other topics.

Proud of “ruffling feathers,” West said, “While others are in D.C. trying to make friends, I kinda like to make waves,” adding, “If the mainstream media is attacking you, you’re doing something right.”

Responding to the president’s assessment that the public sector is doing fine, West said, “I don’t know what planet the president is occupying, but it is not the United States of America.”

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Is Obama afraid of chicks with guns? Article by Mike Dorstewitz for BizPac Review

By: Michael Dorstewitz  for BIZPAC Review

This election cycle, President Obama’s team is bringing up class warfare, the war on women and Mitt Romney’s record at Bain Capital. One issue that’s missing, to the displeasure of the left, is gun control.

During his 2008 presidential campaign, Obama called for a ban on the sale or transfer of semi-automatic weapons and more restrictions on purchasing all firearms. I pointed out in a previous column that most handguns sold today are semi-automatic.

Since his inauguration, however, we have heard little on gun control from the president. And he’s been given plenty of opportunity to make a stand. There have been several school shootings. There was the Fort Hood tragedy (which the administration incorrectly called a “work-related incident”). Finally, there was the infamous Jan. 8, 2011, massacre, when U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., and 18 others were shot during a public gathering in a supermarket parking lot.

In the days following the Giffords shooting, liberal politicians and the press called for tighter handgun restrictions — but the president remained silent, choosing instead to urge everyone to tone down the rhetoric. A month after the shooting, Time Magazine’s Alex Altman noted that Obama’s reticence pleased neither the left nor the gun lobbyists. Fully a year after Giffords’ injuries, the Washington Post argued that the best way to honor her would be to enact gun control legislation, much like the Brady Bill signed into law by President Bill Clinton. The Post editorial noted that when President Obama delivered his State of the Union address after the shooting, he “could not muster a single word about the need for reasonable gun control measures to ward off such violence in the future,” expressing hope that he would soon find the courage to do so.

What the Post’s editorial board refuses to recognize, however, is that outlawing handguns won’t mean an end to handgun violence. Criminals would continue to obtain handguns just as they  always have — through illegal street sales. It would merely make law-abiding citizens unable to protect themselves and their loved ones in the face of violence directed toward them. And self-protection is, after all, the whole purpose of the Second Amendment.

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This article in NO WAY reflects the views of Congressman Allen West. This article was chosen as a feature by the admin of this blog.

Michele Kirk for BIZPAC Review “Allen West’s Spokesman Defending Texting and Driving Bill” Video

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By: Michele Kirk for BIZPAC Review

Congressman Allen West announced his support and co-sponsorship of the Safe Teen and Novice Uniform Protection, or STANDUP Act, at a teen driving event at Jupiter High School on Tuesday, as reported in BPR’s March 14 article “Allen West hits a Porsche while simulating texting and driving.”

The act, if passed, would ban teens from driving while texting, restrict driving with other teens and impose other limitations on young drivers. With 50 members of Congress, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and Allstate Insurance Co., among others, signed on, the bill seems to be “in good hands.”

But the conservative congressman, normally a prime target for left-wing criticism, is being blasted from his base on this one. The immediate responses posted as comments to the March 14 article expressed surprise at the federal restrictions being proposed. Readers noted that fundamental issues of small government and states’ rights were being ignored.

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