@AllenWest “Let’s not have such a short-term memory. Obama went into Libya without congressional approval”

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On Laura Ingraham’s radio show on Monday, West said this was a symptom of Obama not wanting to deal with those consequences and looking for someone to share the blame, should action in Syria go wrong. He pointed to Obama’s actions against Libya which he didn’t seek congressional approval to back up that claim.

“I think what you just saw play out was a president who has a history of voting ‘present,’ and all of a sudden he got out ahead of himself, and he realized that, ‘If I take an action on my own, I’m going to own this,’” West said. “And no one is thinking like the military mindset, what are the branches and sequels of an action? What is the counter-reaction? What is the follow-on, second- and third-order effects we’re going to have to contend with? And I believe that is something President Obama does not want to deal with.”

“So therefore he says, ‘Well, you know, I want to do this, but let me go to Congress, and let’s get them to approve it, because if something bad happens down the road then we can always come back and say, ‘I probably would not have done if Congress had not approved it and given me the authority,’” West continued. “But let’s not have such a short-term memory. He went into Libya without congressional approval. He went beyond the 90 days of the war powers resolution, the War Powers Act. And we lost an ambassador. We lost Sean Smith, Ty Woods, Glen Doherty. That was sovereign American territory, that consulate there. We did nothing. We have done nothing. Where is our response to Benghazi? Who has been held accountable for that other than the poor little schmuck that’s still sitting in jail because of a video?”

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/09/02/allen-west-to-congress-dont-let-obama-make-you-the-scapegoat-for-syria-strikes-audio/#ixzz2dpcBBfkr

Rep Allen West Signs on to Troopathon! See How You can Help!

We are overjoyed to announce that Representative Allen West (R-FL) has graciously agreed to participate in this year’s Troopathon effort to raise money to send care packages to our troops fighting overseas.

This is the kind of support that only a pro-troop organization like MAF, and our friends in the community, can corral. We have the big names like Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, and Laura Ingraham. Now we’re proud to welcome Congressman West to the list of guests.

This year we know we are facing an uphill battle to garner enough support for our troops. We’re battling a lot of “noise” in the media because there are so many other things going on — elections, scandals, high-profile court cases — distracting the public eye from our troops and the tough fight they’re in.





Congressman West has built his entire life on his sense of duty and honor. He has served in the armed forces for decades, and is seen by some as the strongest advocate for our troops and their missions overseas in Congress today.

He served in the Iraq War before being elected to Congress and now he’s using his considerable experience in the military and public service and lending his voice to support Troopathon.

As a former soldier himself, Colonel West knows what it means to receive support from home in the form of care packages like these.

Each care package comes with coffee, cookies, Gatorade, beef jerky, Jelly Belly jelly beans, and tons of personal care items like wet wipes, deodorant, bug repellent, sun screen, and more!

Rep Allen West on The Laura Ingraham Show – Audio

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On Mitt Romney’s “humorous” story about his father moving a factory from Michigan to Wisconsin:

@1:27 West: You have to be so very introspective of everything that you say or at least when you say it understand the ramifications there of and be prepared for the attacks that are going to come. But I also remember, I believe it was Raleigh North Carolina, when the president was with his jobs council and he started laughing about shovel ready probably wasn’t exactly shovel ready. So, you know, he is without sin let him cast the first stone.

On Rep. Bobby Rush’s Hoodie Incident:

@4:09 West: Right now the security folks there on the House floor are laughing about it but initially they did not know who it was and they were concerned that someone had just walked off of the or broke away from a tour group. But look, this is the type of immature gimmickry that we see coming from the other side that does not have any place especially on the House floor or really in the United States.

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