Florida Congressman Allen West to Keynote Denver GOP Dinner – June 4, 2012

By  for The Colorado Observer

DENVER—Denver may not be known as a Republican hot spot in the state of Colorado, but Denver County Republican Chairman Danny Stroud is determined to put the party back on the map, politically speaking.

For the second year in a row, Stroud—along with the county party leadership—has turned some heads with the selection of the group’s keynote speaker for the annual fundraising dinner.

Last year, businessman and future Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain wowed those in attendance at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science months before he caught fire with a portion of the grassroots conservatives within his party.

This year, the Denver County GOP will play host to Rep. Allen West of Florida, an outspoken conservative, Tea Party favorite and subject of recent rumors of reaching some political observers and Republican heavy-hitters’ short list as a potential VP candidate.

West made waves after his election to Congress for slamming fellow Florida Representative and Democratic National Committee Chairman Debbie Wasserman Schultz as “vile, unprofessional, and despicable.”  West also gained national notoriety after characterizing liberal Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison, a Muslim, as “someone that really does represent the antithesis of the principles upon which this country was established.”

The Lincoln Day dinner will take place Monday, June 4.

“He’s made a name for himself as a spokesman for liberty in this country, and he has a great message,” Stroud said.

Stroud has been a proponent of removing the stigma of Denver as the metro area’s ‘forgotten county’ when it comes to Republican electoral objectives and get-out-the-vote turnout efforts. He simply points to the numbers of registered Republicans in the county that must turn out on Election Day in order for statewide Republican candidates to win.



Listen toThe Steve Gill Show – Herman Cain says Col. Allen West Should be the VP Choice

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While on the Steve Gill Show, former presidential candidate Herman Cain stated that GOP front-runner Mitt Romney should pick Rep. Allen West (R-FL) as his Vice Presidential nominee.

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Audio – Rep Allen West – WMAL 105.9 Interview – Election 2012 and more


from: Amanda Gaines WMAL.com

WASHINGTON — Republican Presidential candidate Herman Cain has become a distraction in the race, says GOP Congressman Allen West.

“Beyond reassessing his campaign, he probably needs to understand that he is a distracter for what’s going on right now and we should move on,” said West, a Republican congressman who represents Florida.

West says Cain is no longer the front-running alternative to Romney — a role once held by candidates Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry, and that now belongs to former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

“I think it’s going to be a two-man race when you boil it down,” West told the WMAL Morning Majority.

Romney has “hit a certain plateau” that he “can’t break through,” West said.

“Speaker Gingrich does bring a lot of political intellect and experience to the table.  His ideas that he is able to bring forth are, you know, exceptional, and I think that’s what makes him very viable.”

Being a front-runner in the GOP race exposes contenders to much harsher questioning and criticism, and West says Gingrich will be no different.

“He does have that 200-pound rucksack on his back with a lot of the personal baggage that people are going to come at him about,” West said.

But if Gingrich is West’s first choice, what are the chances of a Gingrich-West ticket?

“If people in this country believe that I can make a difference and that I can help to get our country back on track… If I can make a difference, then I’ll answer that call,” West said.

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Do you realize what we have at stake in this election next year? – by Neal Boortz – Talkmaster

by Neal Boortz for Townhall

OK, Republicans. Since you’re so religious and all – it’s time for a little “come to Jesus meetin’”. If you’re not familiar with the term, click on the link. It’s time for a little harsh dressing down.

Do you realize what we have at stake in this election next year? This isn’t just about taxes, pork spending, social security benefits and repairing bridges. This is about saving our Republic. Do you know we’re already past our life expectancy? Economies and societies built on the rule of law, liberty and economic freedom have this troubling tendency to destroy themselves at around the 200 year mark. This happens when people figure out they can use the ballot box to get their hands on someone else’s stuff.

Well guess what, folks? We’re there. We’re past there. We’re on the ropes. We’re old – and durned near on our deathbed.

We have a president who was not raised as an American. Oh, I know. He’s a citizen and all that … but he was not infused during his formative years with how fortunate he was to have been born in this country and what it means to be an American. He lived in Indonesia, for crying out loud, for much of his childhood; that and Hawaii. Well guess what? I lived in Hawaii too, and I can tell you that as a student in Hawaiian schools you weren’t exactly saturated with American culture and history. Hawaiian history? Sure. And that’s understandable. Hawaiians are very proud of their heritage. But U.S. history? Only what the schools absolutely had to include. And that private school, Punahou, that Obama went to in Honolulu? Here’s another “guess what?” My sister taught there; right around the time that Barry was a student. Again – not a place where you’re going to learn what a blessing it is to be an American and a citizen of the greatest nation on earth … ever.

Our president thinks that American greatness comes from government. He believes that free enterprise is inherently evil. He is robbing us of our economic liberty as he institutes a command economy. He believes in using tax policy for income redistribution rather than raising the revenue needed to pay for the basic (Constitutional) functions of government. He said he was going to fundamentally transform the United States of America, and we stupidly didn’t ask him just how he planned to do that. Now we know. And now we know that for our children to have half a chance of improving on the standard of living that we have enjoyed – or even living as well as we have — this man has to be sent back to a community organizing office behind a dry cleaner on the South Side of Chicago … STAT.

That brings us to Newt Gingrich and this little puddin’ storm over his comments on immigration. Newt suggested that we might not want to be rounding up people who have lived in this country – though illegally – for 25 years or so; during which time they raised families, started businesses, paid taxes and helped drive our economy; and ship them back to Mexico. As soon as those words were out of his mouth Michelle Bachmann – desperate for a way to ignite voters – started screeching about “amnesty.” In no time we had the ObamaMedia falling over itself to parrot the “amnesty” line and call Gingrich out on strikes.

Let the progs and libs play this thing any way they want … but you Replublicans; you GOPers … could you make a special effort and try to get serious here for a minute or two? Think! I’ve done it on occasion, and I can promise it’s not painful.

Do we need to enforce our immigration laws? Absolutely! Does the border with Mexico need to be secured? No doubt. And Gingrich has said he would do just that. But a bit of realism needs to creep into this conversation.

I love analogies, so try this one: You come home from work to find a pipe has broken. Your home is flooded. What is the FIRST thing you do? Do you sit there and argue with people about how you’re going to get all that water out of your home? No. The FIRST thing you do is shut off the water. The same logic applies to our immigration problem. The first thing we do is secure our borders. Gingrich says he will shut them down.

OK … so the flood has stopped. NOW you start to clean up the mess.



Citizen Congressman Allen West – by Bruce Bialosky

by Bruce Bialosky for Townhall

The founders of this country were quite an extraordinary group. Together, they created a unique government that they visualized would be run by individuals like themselves – ordinary citizens. They never envisioned a professional class of political leaders. The election of 2010 brought many non-professional politicians to Washington, but none more noteworthy than Colonel Allen West (R-FL).

West created a lot of publicity during the 2010 election, most noticeably because he is a Black Republican. In addition, he delivered some speeches that went viral on the Internet and ignited tremendous interest in his candidacy. He was defined as a Tea Party candidate that spoke bluntly about what was going on in America and about our campaign against Islamic terrorism. Since his election in November 2010, he has become the most visible member of the 84 newly-elected Republicans. When I asked a veteran Congressman his thoughts on the freshman class, the first name he mentioned was Allen West.

Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with Mr. West in a one-on-one discussion, and I found it to be a singular experience. In the past 35 years, I’ve spent time with many elected officials: City Council members, Assembly members, Mayors, Governors, even a President. Five minutes with Colonel West convinced me that he was different from any other elected official I had ever encountered. A serene humility pervades the man. For someone who has captured so much attention and attracted such a large following, one might guess that there would be a significant ego, but instead there is a unique wholesome genuineness that quickly becomes very evident. My personal BS meter usually registers instantly when I listen to politicians, but the meter was never needed with Mr. West.

I asked Mr. West a series of questions to which he had forthright and candid answers. When asked about his affiliation with the Tea Party, he explained that he had run in 2008 on the same platform and won 45% of the vote. The Tea Party found him – not vice-versa – and he clearly believes that the Tea Party is a reaction to the irresponsible debt and spending of the Obama Administration. Like Herman Cain, West is a huge favorite of Tea Party members, thereby contradicting the racial accusations shamefully fabricated by far-left members of Congress and despicably perpetuated by their cronies in the Mainstream Media.

West made clear that his role as a Congressman was far less important than maintaining his family life. He returns to his wife and daughters in Florida every weekend, and he has maintained his regimen of running – and not gaining any weight! – since entering Congress. He considers running one of his hobbies, along with scuba diving and following college sports, particularly those involving his two alma maters, Tennessee and Kansas State (where he received his master’s degree).

Mr. West has not yet committed to a Presidential candidate. He appears to be waiting for the voters to determine the best person to run against Barack Obama. He feels strongly that the candidates do themselves a disservice by participating in debates hosted by unfriendly organizations like MSNBC. He believes that this is a no-win situation in which they are being set up for a fall. Hopefully, the standard bearer will wisely choose who moderates the debates against Obama, making sure that the Republican gets as even-handed a situation as possible, even with a media so heavily biased in favor of the President.


Zonation: Repu-BLACK-in: Putting the BLACK Back in Republican – You Tube Video

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Video Congressman Allen West – “Conservative Minorities Scare Liberals“

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Article by Jerome Hudson for The Daily Caller – Why the liberal media is targeting Herman Cain

by Jerome Hudson for The Daily Caller

Thank you, Politico, for dragging our already divided and depressed nation back to the “high-tech lynching” days of Justice Clarence Thomas’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings.

Sadly, Herman Cain is just the latest “uppity negro,” as Justice Thomas put it, to break the Eleventh Commandment: Cain dared to speak his mind, and because his message is anathema to the orthodoxy pervasive among liberal blacks, he is being bludgeoned.

However, the high-tech lynching of Herman Cain is not about Herman Cain. It is not about loosely detailed allegations of sexual harassment. Nor is it about how Cain’s campaign is handling the current conflagration.

No, Cain is merely a vehicle. And the liberal media war against him is a warning to blacks, Hispanics, women and any other member of the liberal minority victimhood class system that if they ever decide to escape the liberal plantation, they will be destroyed. Period.

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Congressman Allen West on NPR’s Talk of the Nation – Audio 11/7/11

NPR – Talk of the Nation 

For the first time in history two black candidates, President Barack Obama and Herman Cain, may run against each other for the presidency. As it did three years ago, discussions of race and racism continue to play out around both campaigns.

Here is just a snipet of the transcripts from the radio program. To listen click the above link “NPR Talk of the Nation”

CONAN: Congressman West?

WEST: Yeah. I mean, I’d have to agree with what was just said because getting to what statement Dr. Gillespie made, what really are the interests of the black community now? Once upon a time, you know, someone could have said that it was more so about focus on the inner city, social welfare policies, civil rights, things of that. But, you know, even still, you have to understand that, you know, Senator Everett Dirksen did kind of help the civil rights legislation get the push – get pushed through.

But now I think that when you talk about, you know, those policies, you know, and reflect them to the African-American community, well, I mean, there are economic policies that affect the community. And we want to see small businesses grow. And what are the right type of tax and regulatory policies that will enable small businesses, not just to grow on Main Street, quote, unquote, “white America,” but get back into the inner city.

When you understand, you know, recently, when we had unemployment in the black community at an all-time high, it was like 16.7 percent, between 20 to 25 percent for black adult males and close to 45, 46 percent for black teenagers, then people are starting to really ask the questions based upon objective assessment and the right type of policies that are going to enable us to have that growing black middle-income class and, you know, lower to upper income class. And I think that that is what you’re seeing a change, and that’s why you’re starting to see the black community play all across the political spectrum.


Video – Newt Now from YouTube


I found this on a Teabook post and thought it did a good job of showing the most recent debate excerpts and conversations with Newt Gingrich on the issues we face as a nation. ALL posts are opinion and NOT endorsements and none of them have been endorsed by Congressman Allen West.