Today’s poor examples versus history’s great ones by Allen West on @Watchdogwire

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by Allen West

It seems like everyone all of a sudden is learning about something that has been looming for nearly 18 months – sequestration. That awkward word is Washington-speak for draconian, across-the-board cuts to federal spending mandated in 2011 because the unduly titled “super committee” in Congress failed to make more targeted spending cuts.

Some officials in Washington will tell you we don’t have a spending problem. (Boy, they must be drinking something good!) But when you analyze the cuts set to kick in today, you learn that they represent only a 2.4 percent decrease in the growth of the federal budget. Actual spending still will increase!

sequesterThe cuts will be only $85 billion a year; the United States truly borrows that much in a month. The Federal Reserve also is printing money and buying mortgage security and treasury bond debt to the tune of $85 billion per month.

So what is all the hoopla about sequestration?

On Tuesday in Newport News, Va., President Obama decried the idea of sequestration. He never mentioned that the idea sprang from his White House. Instead, he highlighted all of the presumably terrible consequences for federal programs that could happen because of budget cuts.

As I watched this performance, I asked myself, “Is this the new face of American leadership?” I remembered when I was a military commander and wondered what my unit would have thought of me had I stood before them and complained about how bad things were.

What if that day before we crossed into Iraq in 2003 I stood before our battalion and screeched about how we would die, how great the enemy was and how we were not trained sufficiently to win. Where would the inspiration be?

Could it be that with the election and re-election of President Obama, we as a nation have forgotten what resolute leadership looks like?

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Rep. Allen West “Murphy Trailing in the Polls and Unable to Talk About the Issues” VIDEO CBS News

Dear Friends,

Trailing in the polls and unable to talk about the issues, my opponent’s allies are stealing and vandalizing signs throughout our district. Juvenile behavior, but that isn’t particularly surprising coming from Patrick Murphy.

CBS News recently did a report on their shenanigans which you can watch here. This Murphy supporter was even caught in the act: 

 

 

With your help we will buy more signs and fight back:
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Steadfast and Loyal,

Allen West

P.S. Just $25 will buy 25 signs. There’s less than two weeks left and we need to make sure we have enough signs to cover all the polling places. Donate today!

Murphy and his liberal friends will stop at nothing to smear Allen West – West Needs Your Help

DEAR FRIENDS,

Patrick Murphy and his liberal friends will stop at nothing to smear Allen West. They have run some of the most disgraceful ads of the election cycle attacking Allen’s military service.

Not too long ago, we started running a powerful ad about Former Sergeant Robert Delgado’s experience in Iraq, where Allen West was his commander and saved his life. You can watch the ad here.

We need to increase the budget for this ad in order to combat Murphy’s lies and spread the truth. We’ll need to make our budget decision by Tuesday evening — and it largely depends on how well our online fundraising is going.

Will you help us keep this positive message on the air these final two weeks? Donate $35 here: https://www.allenwestforcongress.com/contribute/.

Thanks for your support,

Tim Edson
Campaign Manager

P.S. We’re making our decision on this ad buy Tuesday evening. It’s critical you make your contribution today.

Rep. Allen West “I am honored to have you stand with me”

Dear Friends,

Today my opponent, behind in the polls and desperate, launched a false tv ad attempting to smear my military record. I stand by the actions I took to protect the lives of my men in Iraq in 2003. As I have said before, if it’s about the lives of my men and their safety, I’d go through Hell with a gasoline can. The truth is, I did not face a court martial. I paid a small fine for breaking rules in an effort to save the lives of my soldiers.

I have an honorable discharge certificate as a Lieutenant Colonel and I voluntarily submitted my retirement paperwork upon redeploying from Iraq…something that Patrick Murphy has never done. If put in that situation, it is obvious that Patrick Murphy would not risk his life or endanger his career for those he was entrusted to lead. What kind of man believes he can equate or somehow excuse his drunken brawling and a verbal assault on a police officer by attempting to smear a combat veteran who retired honorably after 22 years of service?

Please consider another generous contribution to help us fight these cowardly attacks. Left-wing Super PACs are lining up to try to defeat us, but we will win this fight! As always, I am honored to have you stand with me.

Steadfast and Loyal,

LTC (R) Allen B. West
Member of Congress

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Allen West Responds to Military Record Smear by Patrick Murphy – KNOW YOUR FACTS WATCH

“Today my opponent, behind in the polls and desperate, launched a false tv ad attempting to smear my military record. I stand by the actions I took to protect the lives of my men in Iraq in 2003. I did not face a court martial. I paid a small fine for breaking rules in an effort to save the lives of my soldiers. I have an honorable discharge certificate as a Lieutenant Colonel and I voluntarily submitted my retirement paperwork upon redeploying from Iraq…something that Patrick Murphy has never done. If put in that situation, it is obvious that Patrick Murphy would not risk his life or endanger his career for those he was entrusted to lead. What kind of man believes he can equate or somehow excuse his drunken brawling and a verbal assault on a police officer by attempting to smear a combat veteran who retired honorably after 22 years of service? Patrick Murphy”

Rep. Allen West

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“If it’s about the lives of my men and their safety, I’d go through Hell with a gasoline can . . . There is not a person in this room I would not sacrifice my life for.” -Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Allen B. West

“Murphy is a spoiled brat who knows nothing of duty, honor or service” Allen West for Congress

Dear Friends,

A critical FEC deadline is only 3 days away!  Our most recent polls have us in a strong position—leading 52% to 41% percent—but there is a long way to go.  Desperate and behind in the polls, today Allen’s opponent’s telegraphed his plan to smear Allen’s military record and attack him for trying to protect the lives of my soldiers while in Iraq in 2003.

Their plan is especially despicable given the fact that while Allen was preparing his troops to go to war, Patrick Murphy was arrested for fighting in a South Beach nightclub, getting drunk, carrying stolen property, refusing to pay a cab driver, verbally assaulting a police officer, falsely complaining he was mistreated by the police and then using his family’s influence to get out of trouble. 

Today we released a new television ad exposing Patrick Murphy for who he really is—a spoiled brat who knows nothing of duty, honor or service.

Please watch our new ad, share it with everyone you know and make a contribution to help us meet our FEC deadline goal of $150,000.

Thank you.

 

Tim Edson

Campaign Manager

Allen West for Congress

P.S.: Learn more about Patrick Murphy at PatrickMurphysLaw.net. 

BREAKING: Murphy Campaign Plans to Smear Allen West’s Military Service to Distract from Murphy’s Reprehensible Behavior

Murphy Adviser Announces Disgraceful Smear Campaign

Murphy Campaign Plans to Smear Allen West’s Military Service to Distract from Murphy’s Reprehensible Behavior

Stuart, FL – Today West for Congress released the following statement in response to Patrick Murphy’s campaign announced plans to smear Allen West for putting his solders’ safety above all else as a combat leader in Iraq:

“Desperate and trailing 52% to 41% in the polls, today Patrick Murphy’s campaign telegraphed their plan–a plan they’ve had all along–to smear Allen West’s military record and attack him for trying to protect the lives of his soldiers while in Iraq in 2003,” said West Campaign Manager Tim Edson.

Murphy’s campaign disclosed their plans to smear Allen West’s military service to Roll Call:

“Allen West is now opening up what his military record was in 2003,” said Eric Johnson, a senior adviser to Murphy’s campaign. “In 2003, he was criminally charged by the military with assault and for violating the Uniform Code of Military Justice and was subsequently kicked out of the military.”

Of course, as Roll Call points out:

“West actually resigned from the military with full benefits…”

“Having been cut loose by the Democrat Congressional Campaign Committee, Patrick Murphy and his advisers have apparently gone off the rails and are even now ignoring the DCCC talking points they have so dutifully repeated for the past 18 months.  The DCCC warns on the website they created to share their false attacks with the left-wing Super PACs keeping Murphy’s disastrous campaign on life support that ‘Attacks on Allen West’s military record are not effective,'” Edson said.

If Patrick Murphy wants to attack Allen West for defending the lives of his soldiers, bring it on. The voters understand the difference between a combating leader trying to protect the lives of his soldiers, and a spoiled brat like Patrick Murphy fighting in a South Beach nightclub, carrying stolen property, refusing to pay a cab driver, verbally assaulting a police officer, falsely complaining he was mistreated by the police and then using his family’s influence to get out of trouble. Patrick Murphy is a disgrace. Patrick Murphy is not fit for office.”

Video – Rep Allen West Pure and Simple Facts on Incident in Iraq: Allen West is a True Hero

Well, here we go again. The Democrats are getting desperate, they are back at it again trying to make something out of Allen West’s shooting incident back in 2003. In the previous campaign, the opposition hinted at several occasions that they were intending to make an issue of Col. West’s shooting incident in Iraq. After some deliberation, the campaign decided to put the real and full story out there. This video depicts the pure and simple facts of the incident. Congressman West is a true hero in every sense of the word. Please share this as you see fit. Here is the video:

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Robert Delgado “We need a leader like Allen West in Congress a man with the honor, integrity and the courage to fight”

Dear Fellow American,

My name is Robert Delgado, and I am a former Sergeant in the United States Army. I want to share the story of my experience with Allen West, because I want to make sure you know what kind of a man he is.

During Operation Iraqi Freedom, Lieutenant Colonel Allen West was my commander.  When we got our orders to go to Iraq, my wife was eight months pregnant, and it was nerve-wracking leaving her and not knowing if I would live to see my child.

At that time, when we went into Iraq, many of us were not outfitted with body armor.  But Allen West assured me, “I will make sure you come home to your wife and your newborn baby.”

Lieutenant Colonel West gave me his own personal body armor.

One night we were driving on patrol. Suddenly, a car came speeding at us and we began taking small arms fire. I was shot in the chest.

If I hadn’t been wearing Allen West’s body armor, based on where the bullet hit, I believe I would have been killed.

Lieutenant Colonel Allen West saved my life.

Political opponents are trying to paint a dishonest picture of Allen West. But I know he is a true patriot. He put his men first then, and he continues to put his country first now.

We need a leader like Allen West in Congress – a man with the honor, integrity and the courage to fight. Our country’s future depends on it.

Please SHARE and Tweet this ad with your family and friends and people across Martin, Palm Beach and St. Lucie Counties.  They need to know the kind of leader Allen West really is.

Thank you for standing with us.

Sincerely,

Robert J. Delgado, Former Sergeant

US Army

Rep Allen West welcomed Kurdistan Regional Government Representative to the United States

(WASHINGTON) –   Congressman Allen West (R-FL) welcomed Kurdistan Regional Government Representative to the United States, Qubad Talabani, into his Capitol Hill office this week to discuss the future of Kurdistan, a Northern Iraqi region of democracy.
During the meeting, West thanked Talabani for his long standing service to strengthening United States- Kurdish relations and discussed the strategic significance of continued United States support to the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

“As a 22-year United States Army Veteran who served in Iraq and worked alongside the Kurdish people, I can tell you by experience the Kurdish people and the Kurdistan government are a strong ally to the United States,”  West said.  “The Kurdish people are the largest ethnic group in the world without a country.  With all the turmoil and unrest occurring across the Middle East, it is essential the United States continue to support its democratic ally in Northern Iraq, Kurdistan.  The Kurdistan government is asking us loud and clear, to not forget about their people during this time of great uncertainty in Iraq, Syria, and Iran.” See all the photo’s here: AllenWestFL

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