Rep. Allen West “Prayers for those hit by the storm, and a few other thoughts this week”

by Congressman Allen West on Friday, August 31, 2012 at 3:40pm (taken from Congressman Allen West’s Facebook Page)

To our Constituents, fellow Floridians, and all Americans, greetings,

There will be no weekly update for this week as the predominant topic would be the RNC Convention and according to ethics rules it cannot be discussed using official Congressional channels.

However, let me take a moment to express a few thoughts. First of all my wife Angela, daughters Aubrey and Austen, and myself  want to convey our most sincere thoughts, prayers, and condolences for those here locally, in Florida, and across the Gulf States region who have suffered and lost friends, loved ones, and their homes as a result of Tropical Storm/Hurricane Isaac. May God be with you at this time and wrap His loving arms around each of you.

And as we prepare to enjoy another Labor Day, even with gas prices skyrocketing to an average of $3.79, please remember our men and women in uniform who labor everyday to be our Guardians of America’s honor, and our liberty, freedom, and democracy. Keep them in your prayers this weekend as you enjoy your last days of summer.

In closing, to the 23 million Americans who are unemployed, like Lynn, who I met Friday morning coming back from Tampa at the Racetrack gas station in Okeechobee, the underemployed, and the discouraged Americans who seem to have just given up…gird yourselves to find courage and strength on this coming Labor Day weekend knowing the Cavalry is mounting up and coming to your rescue.

The greatness and exceptional nature of America and Americans shall always triumph over the misconceived empty promises and failed policies of one individual and his blind disciples.

Steadfast and Loyal,

Allen

Rep. Allen West “Tomorrow I’ll be arriving in Tampa for the RNC, I wanted to make sure you knew about our reception”

Dear Friends,

Tomorrow morning I’ll be arriving in Tampa for the Republican National Convention, joining thousands of grassroots activists who are looking forward to electing Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan this November.

I wanted to make sure you heard about our RNC fundraising reception on Thursday. If you’re with us here in Tampa, we hope that you’ll consider attending in person or making a contribution of $25 or more to sponsor the event and help defeat Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi’s policies.

With just over 2 months until election day, every contribution will help protect the American Dream for future generations.


Thank you for standing shoulder to shoulder with me!

Steadfast and Loyal,

LTC (R) Allen B. West
Member of Congress

 

Rep. Allen West’s popularity is the ability of his followers to rally around him

Allen West’s Climb to Social Media Dominance

By Jack B. Winn for OhMyGov.com

He currently has over 190,000 Facebook fans and 83,000 Twitter followers making House Rep. Allen West (R-FL) a rising online star, leapfrogging over other members of congress according to OhMyGov Analytics’ media power rankings.

s the rankings demonstrate, the Florida Republican more than cracked the top ten, landing at #5 just short of Wisconsinite Tammy Baldwin’s (D-WI) #4 spot, who’s also running for the highly contested Wisconsin senate seat of retiring democratic senator Herb Kohl (D-WI).

While behind the Republican vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan (R-WI) who recently surged to the #1 position, West’s rise is a perfect storm of media publicity and public fascination with a larger than life figure whose comments about everything from Chick-Fil-A to communism have attracted nationwide attention–but also scrutiny.

Despite West’s bombastic attitude and checkered past, the Congressman still has his supporters, including a legion of Twitter followers promoting his cause online. One message, which has been frequently retweeted, reads ‘This man is a prime example of the American success story. Oh, and he has guts’.

Not shy of using emerging technology, West has also made an effort to capitalize on the growing power of apps. An Allen West Facebook app allows users to place ‘yard signs’ on their Facebook wall, and a separate Allen West bumper sticker app does much the same thing. An Allen West for President Facebook page has gotten over 9,000 likes–to say nothing of Allen West Republic.

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Murphy Continues Medicare Lies in Latest Allen West Attack Ad

Patrick Murphy supports plan that cuts Medicare 

by $700 billion

 

Stuart, FL –  Allen West for Congress released this statement today regarding Patrick Murphy’s latest negative, false attack ad designed to distract from Murphy’s own attacks on Medicare:

Just like his liberal Washington allies who continue to funnel thousands of dollars into his campaign, Patrick Murphy continues to attempt to dupe American seniors with lies about Medicare.  Murphy is the only candidate who supports cutting Medicare by $700 billion, as mandated in Obamacare — including a $308 billion cut to Medicare Advantage,” said Tim Edson, West’s Campaign Manager.  “Patrick Murphy never offers specific plans, and the case of Medicare is no different.  Murphy has no solutions for protecting and preserving Medicare and Social Security. He cannot debate the fact that the policies he supports are bankrupting Medicare and our nation.

Allen West supports a serious plan that will not change Medicare for anyone currently 55 and over, and gradually phases in sensible reforms to ensure Medicare will be available to future retirees.  Allen West is not afraid to speak the truth, even in the face of false, negative attacks from Patrick Murphy and his father.  The truth is, Medicare is rapidly headed toward bankruptcy.  Inaction is not an option, and Patrick Murphy’s $700 billion in cuts will only hasten Medicare’s demise.

Today Allen West for Congress released automated phone calls setting the record straight on Patrick Murphy’s Medicare lies.  Read the script below:

Florida Senior: In the race for Congress, Patrick Murphy is the only candidate running that supports cutting your Medicare and my Medicare by $700 billion. Patrick Murphy is running a nasty, negative campaign against Allen West to distract from his own support for a plan that will destroy Medicare. Don’t be fooled by Patrick Murphy’s lies about Medicare. This call was paid for by Allen West for Congress.       

Congressman Allen West is running for re-election in Florida’s 18th Congressional District including all of St. Lucie and Martin Counties, and part of Palm Beach County. For more information visit www.AllenWestforCongress.com.

Rep Allen West Discusses the Race Ahead with WPEC Channel 12

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Dr. Angela West Speaks Out

By: Dr. Angela West

Dear Facebook Friends:

First and foremost, I have been married to Allen West for over 23years. We have NEVER had a bout of violence. I am a wife, mother and businesswoman. During my marriage we have together accomplished a great deal, we married in graduate school and progressed through our professions. I have been published and travelled throughout the world. Both of our daughters are talented in their own respects with the eldest taking two beauty titles in the recent past. The Allen West that we (Aubrey, Austen and myself) know, is very intelligent, well educated, speaks several languages, well travelled, and tireless in his quest to make a difference in this world. We, as a family , volunteer, mentor, and give of our time, effort and personal treasure.

I know that many of you have seen the advertisement put out by Patrick Murphy ‘s campaign or his father or his campaign manager or ………. It really does not matter who put it out from his camp, it was and is offensive. Take a look at the stereotypes:

. A hint of gleaming gold between a gap toothed smile;

. A boxing clad Allen West (he does not box) punching out not one but two white women —- one old and one young (both white).

. Stealing the money from a crying, helpless Black man and his crying helpless son (Really? — That might just be the way that old Tom Murphy would like to see most Black men —- crying and helpless.)

. Then finally, the money shot which is the most vulgar of all.

So, as you know, Allen was interviewed on Fox News this morning , during which he asked an important question: Where are the Black leaders who have no compunction protesting what they feel is considered “racism”? Well, here is a real gem:

NAACP spokesman Hillary Shelton said he watched the ad several times, specifically looking for the concerns raised by West, and saw nothing.

“Racist is not a term I would utilize to sum up this commercial,” Shelton told The Huffington Post. “It looks like a traditional, political, partisan commercial.” 

“The language utilized doesn’t present Allen West as a stereotype of an African American,” Shelton said. “The ad has him looking very well groomed, a serious look on his face and he’s wearing a suit. The only thing superimposed is a boxing glove as a symbolic analysis of his policies being inconsistent with the values of retirees, women and African-American families.
OH.MY.GOD.

NO WONDER WE HAVE SUCH PROBLEMS IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY!!! Does this man, Mr. Shelton, even know what policies Allen West represents? Self reliance, self respect, family, education and direction. Not victimhood, as represented by the crying Black man and his son. No, Mr. Shelton, your type is out of style and you are making the NAACP into an irrelevant body. Your type is not new though, Booker T. Washington wrote:


“There is another class of coloured people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs – partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.” (p. 118)

No excuses , Mr. Shelton, exist for your ignorant observation. Murphy is what we expected him to be , an opportunist for a weak son; hoping to buy his son job and himself access to greater treasure and business deal in Washington. The casting of the crying Black man and boy are exactly how he views you also. Playing the race card is one of the disgusting tricks of Murphy’s trade, to which he has no excuse. You have no excuse for not seeing this and proclaiming yourself a spokesperson for the NAACP.

Rep Allen West on Fox and Friends Discussing Murphy’s Racially Charged Attacked Ad

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Allen West on Fox and Friends Counter-Punches Super-PAC Ad Attack

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Published on Aug 10, 2012 by 

Recent Super-PAC ad depicts US Representative from Florida, Col. Allen West punching a senior citizen white woman. Where is the outcry from the black leaders? FNC’s Steve Doocy interviews West for his reaction to this latest in a never ending series of smear/attack ads from the progressive left during this campaign season.

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Help Allen West start the general election off strong and secure a victory for America this November

 

Dear Friend,


Nancy Pelosi visited South Florida this week and declared that defeating me would be “sweet” for the country.

Congresswoman Pelosi and her liberal friends would like nothing more than to stop a strong conservative with the courage to speak out against their failed policies and fight for the conservative, Constitutional principles that have made our country great. That’s why the Democrats have made me their number one target, George Soros has committed millions to attack me, and the left-wing groups will stop at nothing to make sure I am not in Congress next year.

The primary election is in less than a week and we need to raise at least $50,000 online by this Tuesday. I know we can count on you to join us in fighting back so that we can continue to fight for our principles in Washington. Donate here:

https://www.allenwestforcongress.com/contribute/.

Our national debt is over $15 trillion and Barack Obama, Harry Reid, and Nancy Pelosi are committed to more of the same failed policies that run counter to everything that makes America great. The stakes are higher than ever and I know none of us have the intention of continuing down a path of dependency and decline.

With you on our team, we will show Congresswoman Pelosi how “sweet” we think conservative victory would be for America’s future.

Donate here: https://www.allenwestforcongress.com/contribute/.

Steadfast and Loyal,

LTC (R) Allen B. West
Member of Congress

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The Need for Boots on the Ground for Rep Allen West is NOW! We Need You TODAY!

Dear Friend,

We are in need of more and more volunteers to make phone calls and walk door to door.

This Thursday, Friday and Saturday we are looking to have shifts covered by volunteers from 9am-1pm, 1pm-5pm and 5pm-9pm.  This will include volunteers to make calls from the West Palm Beach Victory Office as well as walk door to door.  For door to door efforts, we are asking volunteers to meet at the West Palm Beach Victory Office to pick up walk books.

We are looking to continue this work on Sunday during 1PM-5PM

Monday we will again need volunteers 9am-1pm, 1pm-5pm and 5pm-9pm.

This will be one big push to increase the turnout in the primary election.  We need as many volunteers as we can possibly get.  My days will be filled with volunteer recruitment calls and it would be a tremendous help if you can contact the people you know as well.

If you are able to, please encourage people to help out with these efforts.  I will be at the West Palm Beach Office on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday to help with these efforts.

We also want to have 4 yard signs at every single voting location in the district to be put out the night before the election.  If we can get people to help drive around and place them at polling locations in their area, I will deliver the signs to them as well as a list of polling places in their community.  The more the better.  I will be putting signs at every polling location the night before that we can not get covered by a volunteer, so the more help we can get the better.

Thank you for all of your help.

Cory Hebert
Field Director
Allen West for Congress
Office: 772–600-7123
Cell: 954-684-2723