Allen West “The future of our Constitutional Republic lies in your hands. Cowardice and failure are not an option”

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by Allen West on December 1, 2013

Every now and then someone says it so well, it just needs to be read as is. So it is with this piece written by M. Northrup Buechner, Associate Professor of Economics at St. John’s University in New York, as featured in Forbes Magazine.

Finally, what we have all been witnessing and addressing is drawing the attention of the financial elites who read the pages of this prestigious magazine. It is my hope that Dr. Buechner retains his position at St. John’s University because the lawless Barack Obama will unleash his hounds to destroy him.

Let this be a message to John Boehner and Mitch McConnell and all Republicans. Take heed, the future of our Constitutional Republic lies in your hands — and cowardice and failure are not an option.

CONTINUE READING THE REST OF THE ARTICLE BY ALLEN WEST HERE:

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Allen West “Here is truly one of the exceptional good guys on Capitol Hill”

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Rep.Trey Gowdy rips liberal media over Benghazi

by Allen West on November 10, 2013 for allenbwest.com

Here is truly one of the exceptional good guys on Capitol Hill, my former colleague and friend Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC). I would love to see President Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Susan Rice being questioned by Rep. Gowdy, with no 5 minute time limit.

The interesting thing is that the pathetic cowards of the Obama media cannot answer these questions either. The media who does not seek the truth is complicit in the deaths of these four Americans. And if Speaker of the House John Boehner continues to refuse to bring forth a vote on a select committee, well, I and many Americans are waiting for an explanation.

One day Trey Gowdy will be our US Attorney General.

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Allen West “This thing that we call the federal govt has grown leaps and bounds out of control.”

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Former Florida Congressman Allen West joined ‘On the Record‘ tonight to weigh in on the continuing budget battle in Washington.  He told Greta Van Susteren that lawmakers are “playing politics” with the American people by not trying to solve the problem with the government shutdown.

The fighting in Washington continued today, as Sen. Harry Reid’s spokesperson issued a statement blasting House Speaker John Boehner for having “a credibility problem” and refusing to “come to grips with reality.”

West argued that if Bill Clinton and Newt Gingrich could work together to create a budget surplus, reform welfare and Social Security, we should be able to do it today.

“We just found out that 800,000 federal employees were classified as non-essential,” West said.  “So what does that say?  It just says that this thing that we call the federal government has grown leaps and bounds out of control.”

He contended that everyone has responsibility in this fight. “I believe that the Republicans need to do a better job of articulating policy and what it means in the long term for the American people and for hard working American families out there,” West said.

“I think the Democrats have to get away from this ‘playing politics’ where they’re concerned about ‘we want to win back the House, we want to make sure we keep the Senate’ so that the president’s last two years can be like his first two years.  They’ve got to come together and understand what’s best for the American people, not what’s best for their political party.”

@AllenWest “How deplorable. Now, if it were House Speaker Allen West, this is how I would”

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by Allen West via Facebook

President Obama quite obviously fails to understand the difference between politics and policy, and instead misinterprets legislative procedure as “messin’ wit me.” How deplorable. Now, if it were House Speaker Allen West, (who did get two votes by the way), this is how I would be ready to respond to Harry Reid’s foolishness: I would have a bill ready to fund the government with a 6-Continuing Resolution (CR), at current spending levels, that includes a delay in implementation of the individual mandate aligned with delay of the employer mandate to Jan 2015. The six-month CR would also have attached a provision to rescind all 2000 previously granted waivers and exemptions to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and no subsidies or exemptions for Members of and staff of US Congress. Also, the CR would require subsidy verification for individuals entering into government exchanges. Lastly, the CR would have attached a provision to stop the mandatory PPACA cuts to MEDICARE, estimated to be around $270B and no funding for additional 16k IRS agents called for by PPACA. And Speaker Boehner, feel free to adopt this legislative proposal, there is no idea patent law here. President Obama, this is not a case of “messin’ wit ya” – this is how I learned about statesmanship from former Rep. E Clay Shaw Jr.

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Allen West, Michelle Fields and John Phillips discuss Barack & Bibi, The Carl Combover & Single Motherhood

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On today’s Next Gen TV, Allen and Michelle reflect back on their week at CPAC and find out what John was up to by his lonesome in Los Angeles. On the CPAC front, our hosts take a look at Rush Limbaugh’s open letter to the next generation, and quibble with Rushbo’s premise that they need to do something important for anyone to pay attention to them.

Plus, is it possible to make a plausible argument that fast food, plastic bags and cigarettes do more damage than single motherhood? An ad campaign targeted at single mothers in New York City sparks a fierce debate. Find out where the Next Gen team stands on it.

And Paul Ryan and Speaker Boehner say there’s a looming debt crisis. But were you aware that there’s a serious barbershop deficit in the Senate? Well there is. To learn about these topics, and more, tune in.

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Congressman Allen West speaks up about Obama, Boehner on Military and pathetic policies – Audio

Uploaded by on Jan 6, 2012  “Congressman Allen West (R-FL) spoke to the Morning Majority about the current tensions between Republicans in Congress, specifically with Speaker John Boehner.”

WASHINGTON — Republican Florida Congressman Allen West had plenty of fire power to blast both his own House leadership and President Obama in a far-ranging interview Friday on the WMAL Morning Majority program.

West, an Iraq war veteran and member of the House Armed Services Committee, told WMAL that President Obama’s plan to slash defense spending “completely decimates the ability of the United States military to be able to support and defend this country.”

The Obama plan is designed to save money by having the military take on what Defense Secretary Leon Panetta calls “additional but acceptable risk.”  Congressman West says the policy shows that “the President is totally misguided and shows a level of incompetence that is absolutely unconscionable.”

“For us to believe that we just say ‘here’s going to be X amount of dollars, and this is just where we’re going to take risks,’ there are people all over the world who are enemies of the United States of America who are cheering right now,” said West.

The 22-year Army veteran, who retired as a colonel in 2004, told WMAL the President needs to crack a book or receive a tutorial about war.

“When you look at battlefield calculus, you want to have a 3-to-1 advantage over the adversary in order to be able to have a successful campaign,” said West. “So when we sit back and say we’re going to try to do things just with drones or just with special forces… We’re just violating every single principle of war.”

West also accused President Obama of bad timing in discussing the defense spending cuts.

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House Version of Payroll Tax Bill A Better Deal for America versus Senate – Check out the comparison


Under the House-passed payroll tax cut bill, an American worker earning $50,000 next year is 100 percent certain to receive a $1,000 payroll tax cut.  By comparison, the legislation passed by the Senate on Saturday would grant only a $167 payroll tax cut to the same worker.  Despite Senate Democrats’ insistence that they will work to extend the payroll tax cut beyond February of next year, there is no guarantee that they will make good on their word.  As recent history shows, Senate Democrats don’t exactly have a stellar record of acting on job-creating measures. 

ALL INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM: Ways and Means Republican Press Office www.Republicans.WaysandMeans.House.Gov  202.226.4774

One Night Only: Humor and Humility on Stage – Allen West, Jamie Weinstein, Clarence Page and more

One Night Only: Humor and Humility on Stage (Roll Call)

By Ivan Natividad

So, President Barack Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Speaker John Boehner are on an ocean liner and it sinks. Who is saved?

The country — ba dump bump.

The jokes are likely (although not guaranteed) to be funnier on Wednesday night when a collection of wisecracking D.C. politicos, journalists and others gather for a bipartisan comedy event for charity.

The 18th annual “Funniest Celebrity in Washington” competition will be held at the DC Improv comedy club on Connecticut Avenue, showcasing an array of political celebs looking to game their gift of gab before a packed crowd of eager philanthropists.

“It’s a great opportunity for people in politics to get out of their shell,” event associate Katelyn Gimbel says. “It’s fun to see people that work in really serious fields to show people a lighter side but also raise money for a good cause.”

Proceeds will benefit the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation. Ancillary benefits include the chance to laugh with people you might be fighting with next week.

“I do some political jokes and a bunch of observational humor,” said longtime participant Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform. “From children jokes to marriage jokes to poopy jokes, any [material] that comes up when you got a bunch of kids running around.”

On the not-so-funny side of things, Norquist found himself at the center of the debate over the failure of the super committee to come up with a deficit reduction plan. That might serve as fodder for some amateur humorist on Wednesday, but event founder Richard Siegel said the night is an opportunity for people of all political persuasions to look beyond partisan agendas, if just for one night.

“It’s the most unique experience out there,” Siegel said. “Democrats and Republicans sitting together with no politics. It’s like we can be civilized for once.”

The event, often short-handed as “DC’s Funniest,” began as a public relations campaign for the now defunct Comedy Café. As the venue’s promotions coordinator in 1987, Siegel wanted to find a way to attract more publicity.

“My boss was trying to find ways to get more media in the cafe, so he decided to start a celebrity media comedy competition,” he said.

Siegel thought a media-only event was too limited, so he decided to broaden the field.

“The first five years it was mostly local personalities like weathermen, local TV stars and White House correspondents,” Siegel said. He decided to reach out to bigger names. “I started asking people like Chris Matthews, Tim Russert and Barney Frank,” he said. To his surprise, they came.

“When we first started, we charged $50 a head. The year [former South Dakota] Sen.] Tom Daschle headlined we moved it up to $250 and raised $110,000 for our charity,” Siegel said.

In recent years, the event has seen an increase in participation by practicing politicians, including Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R), Reps. Linda Sánchez (D-Calif.) and Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), and Republican strategist Ed Gillespie.

“The year when Kucinich and Gillespie did a ventriloquist dummy debate, they were both so self-deprecating,” Siegel said. “They [were] always willing to laugh at themselves.”

That recipe of humility and humor continues to bring in lawmakers willing to play the jester and an audience eager to enjoy the spectacle.

In his third year as a contestant, Rep. Rick Larsen (D-Wash.) sees the show as an opportunity for personal reflection.

“Humor lets me step outside politics once in a while and gain some perspective on the seriousness and absurdity that exists in politics,” said Larsen, the 2010 runner-up to Jon Lovett, a former White House speechwriter.

For Norquist, who took third place in last year’s competition, participating year after year helps him hone a practical skill he can use. “If you’re giving a speech, one of the ways to get people to participate is to tell a joke and make them laugh,” he said. “It’s their way of saying I’m listening.”

This year’s lineup of contestants includes Reps. Allen West (R-Fla.) and Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), Daily Caller columnist Jamie Weinstein, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Clarence Page and Lanny Davis, former counsel to President Bill Clinton.

Hosted by NPR anchor and former CNN Pentagon correspondent Jamie Mcintyre, the night will kick off with Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) throwing out the ceremonial first joke. Brown’s daughter Ayla, a former American Idol contestant, is scheduled as the evening’s musical guest.

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House Has Passed 22 Bipartisan Jobs Bills, & Counting

On ABC’s This Week, Speaker Boehner highlighted the 22 bipartisan House-passed jobs bills that would remove government barriers to job growth (by stopping unnecessary regulations, preventing tax hikes on small businesses, and more) but remain stalled in the Democrat-controlled Senate. Instead of more of the same failed ‘stimulus’ spending, these bills – all part of the Republican Plan for America’s Job Creators – free job creators from government obstacles that prevent them from hiring new workers. Watch Speaker Boehner’s interview and learn more about the House-passed jobs bills below:

Bipartisan House-Passed Jobs Bills Free Job Creators from Excessive Government Regulations, Tax Hikes, More Failed ‘Stimulus’ Spending

  • On ABC, Speaker Boehner said Washington has “done all this ‘stimulus’ spending in the last couple of years and, clearly, it has not worked.” Instead of more ‘stimulus’ spending, higher taxes, and more needless regulations, the GOP jobs plan removes government barriers to job creation.
  • Job creators spoke out in favor of four bipartisan jobs bills in testimony to Congress last week, arguing that if they became law these small businesses could begin hiring “immediately.”
  • Speaker Boehner suggested this kind of approach to creating jobs and repairing infrastructure by expanding energy production (as opposed to more failed ‘stimulus’ spending or earmarks – which the House has banned) in his September address on “Liberating America’s Economy.”

President Obama Stays Disengaged as Democrat-Controlled Senate Stalls Bipartisan House-Passed Jobs Bills

  • Speaker Boehner said “there is no reason – not one – for Senate Democrats to delay action on these bills any longer and that the president should urge them to act. “It is unacceptable for the White House to be anything less than 100 percent engaged in the legislative process,” he said.

Latest Jobs Report Shows “Troubling Long-Term Unemployment Trends,” Shows Need for GOP Jobs Plan

  • President Obama said last week the country is “better off now” under his failed ‘stimulus’ policies than it was four years ago, to which Speaker Boehner responded: “Are you kidding me?
  • Speaker Boehner’s economic policy advisor examined the latest unemployment report  to see whether Americans are really “better off now” under the administration’s ‘stimulus’ policies.
  • The analysis also found “disproportionately high unemployment for minorities, teens and those 55 and older, as well as troubling long-term unemployment trends.” Read more.
  • And an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal says the “tsunami” of new government regulations is making things worse, “paralyzing” investment needed for job creation and economic growth.

TAKEN DIRECTLY FROM SPEAKER BOEHNER’S E-NEWSLETTERS:  Speaker Boehner’s Press Office

Soros-funded PCCC and seven progressive House candidates – Lois Frankel – stand with OWS

Watch below as seven useful idiots self-proclaimed progressive candidates running for the House of Representatives plant themselves outside John Boehner’s office on October 26 demanding to present the Speaker with over 35,000 “John Boehner, we stand with the 99%. We need an economy that works for everyone, not the richest 1%” petitions from across America (or at least from California to Illinois plus Florida).

Adam Green and congressional candidates Franke Wilmer (Mont.), Marko Liias (Wash.), Lori Saldana (Calif.), Ilya Sheyman (Ill.), Wenona Benally Baldenegro (Ariz.), and Lois Frankel (Fla.), who is running against Allen West.

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