Allen West “Our enemies are watching us slowly dismantle Military capability. The wolves are salivating”

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Realignment of military budget must have enemies cheering

Written by Allen West on November 19, 2013

According to the New York Times, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is pondering “realignment” of the military budget, which means a shift in strategic posture. That’s the sort of news which should cause grave concern about our military readiness – unless, of course, you’re one of our enemies.

According to Secretary Hagel, “The Army was the principal institution fighting those two wars (Iraq and Afghanistan), as the armies normally are in land wars,” Mr. Hagel said. “So as those requirements have come down, there’s going to be an adjustment.” That view is driving a new look at the Pentagon’s traditional, even distribution of funds. Hagel further states, “I don’t think you can just make easy, simple assertions based on simple formulas — a third, a third, a third,” he said. “That might turn out to be just about right, but it may not.”

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@AllenWest Joined @SteveMTalk Show | Putin a ‘Judo Master’

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By Bill Hoffmann for Newsmax

Former Congressman Allen West of Florida says Russian President Vladimir Putin used the ideology behind martial arts and his days as a spy to outmaneuver President Barack Obama on Syria.

“Putin is a judo master and if you understand what judo is, it’s to take the perceived strength and the weight of your opponent and counterbalance it and use it against them and that’s exactly what Putin did,” West told former Michigan Congressman Pete Hoeskstra, guest host of “The Steve Malzberg Show” on Newsmax TV

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“He was able to lay out all of his points, really attack what we feel have been our strength as the United States of America – our respect of international law, human rights and dignity, our use of military force only when we believe it was necessary, and our belief that we are an exceptional nation.

“Barack Obama said that we’re really not. He said every country feels that they’re exceptional. So he was pretty self-consistent.”

West, director of NextGeneration.TV, said Putin’s former position as senior official head of the KGB also helped in his argument that the U.S. should not use military force against the Assad regime.

“They know how to get inside your head and get inside your decision cycle and that’s exactly what he has been able to do,” he said.

West said Putin’s editorial in The New York Times, in which he argued against U.S. military action, made him look “like the adult in the classroom . . . like the global diplomat.”

Putin is also setting the stage to be a major wheeler-dealer in the Middle East, West believes.

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@AllenWest “We now see what a second term of Jimmy Carter would have looked like”

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by Allen West via Facebook

The Chinese have a proverb: “may you live in interesting times.” Well, my fellow countrymen and women, ponder these events of the last 48 hours. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s op-ed in the New York Times where he chastises America regarding following international law, the use of brute force, and downplaying our concept of exceptionalism – on that point he agrees with Obama. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad accuses America of arming and supporting Islamic terrorists and threatens to not surrender his chemical weapons unless we abandon any pursuit of military action. Lastly, today, the head of the AFL-CIO, Richard Trumka, will meet with the President and Vice-President over Obamacare, demanding it be fixed or repealed unless they get a tax subsidy for their membership. Now what option do you think Obama will take? Elections have severe consequences and now we see what a second term of Jimmy Carter would have looked like. America will survive this folly into liberal progressive socialist weakness, but it is going to hurt.

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Angela West “As the World Turns……..We must also. The Future of the GOP —- Part 1”

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As the World Turns……..We must also. The Future of the GOP —- Part 1

This is just a small page and as such it relies, at least for now, on the observations and words of one person — me. Feel free to open your mind and reply prodigiously because I believe in the androgogical (made up word meaning you learn from me and I learn from you) rather than the pedagogical (you learn only from me) experience. As you know, I reply to many comments!!!!

Yesterday, I asked you to read the New York Times article which inquired as to whether the Republicans as heading towards obsolescence. I know that many of you have “in-boxed” me to say “I never read the Times”; “The Times is too left leaning for me”;”Not interested in THAT paper”; but I ask you: IF YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU ARE UP AGAINST, HOW IN THE WORLD WILL YOU BE ABLE TO WIN AGAIN!!!!!! I will now lower my voice. Boxers study their opponent, they know where to hit, when and how hard. GOOD managers of basketball, football, hockey and any professional sporting team will spend hours studying even the most minute movement in order to exploit a “hole” in the strategy. They will ruthlessly search films in “slo-mo”, “freeze-frame” and simulation for hours in order to gain a scintilla of advantage.

And you know what? In the “game” of sports — (I have two daughters but grew up in a household consisting of several brothers and when I say several I mean more than 4) so I know people understand this analogy. Going back, in any game of sports, the winner takes all. The winning coaches are invited back, the losers are sent packing. It is a system that will reward the winner and therefore teach the loser to be a winner, eventually. Very interesting concept — you learn from your mistakes and don’t continue to “dig in” — diggin’ in another concept that will lead you straight to the bottom.

Now you say “Angela why are you talking about the coaches and not the players?”; Well because many things can befall a player (injury, bad luck etc..), the player is interested in the tactical side of the house. He/She realizes that the task at hand is what is important. The “tactical “strategy” of a player is often a very personal one and very, very important because each piece will contribute to the “whole”. Now the coach, on the other hand, is concerned with the “strategic” side of the house. Also termed “the long game” or “the big picture”, the leadership of the team — coaches, managers, and ultimately owners are looking at each hierarchical level at the team; league and the franchise as a whole.

The winning team, business and political party will make decisions based upon “strategical” implications and not the individual whims and ambitions of one player………. I am only in business, my readers, but this mantra will hold true for any endeavor —– If you apply tactical thinking to a strategic problem, you will lose, lose lose. And eventually, you will be out of existence — either by attrition or by design.

So, now you ask (I know that this is a burning question), “How can we identify those characteristics that lead us to lose?” Well, let me give you some of the characteristics of the losing team and the words they use……

1. The loser will subconsciously admit to losing by trying to distance him/herself with the team that they are on. For example, they will register as “independents”, put down their own party, and “secretly” vote Republican. Their bumper stickers are peeled off for fear of being “attacked”; they shyly whisper “I’m Republican” or refer to themselves as “Rockefeller Republicans” often to people who do not know one iota about what they are speaking about and could not care less. The real reason they do this is because they want to distinguish themselves from the “Tea Party Republicans” who they view as …… well….. not them.

2. They give up. I watch March Madness and ultimately the Final Four cheering for the little teams . The “Cinderella Story” ,so to speak, of the tiny school in a rural state where the whole school shows to to support the team. From this side of the court, you will witness passion, cohesiveness and desire. Beautiful thing to behold. These are winners. People, the point here is not for you to send me stories about small teams who win the game —– follow me here….. In 2010 we saw a winning revitalized Republican bench. Then the reason for the winning bench was excoriated, on both sides. We gave up and allowed the ambitions of a few to lead the way. Those who speak up, were told to “shut the $%#* up” and became silent. The concept of smaller government, religious freedom, constitutional rights and conservationism gave way to “shut up and go along” —- Lunch is being served at the Capital Hill Club at noon so lets get this out of the way. “They like me again”, get real, they don’t — the play-ground is where you first realize that it is better to go home with a torn dress, busted shoes and your hair in a tither than be “punked”. I remember as a daughter of a military member, my family moved often until we went to Germany. Every time you showed up somewhere, especially in some of the rougher states, another student would challenge you to something… often a fight of some sort. I remember the words “Angela Graham we gon’ meet you at bus stop 2” —- be there….As the bus pulled out of the school I remember feeling scared, real scared, removing my earrings, tying my hair back, and methodically getting myself ready for the “beat down”. I put a wad of gum in my mouth — not sure what that was for but it “looked” tough, tennis shoes on and I was “ready” to get off at bus stop 2. I was never in a fight (that day). Showed up, looked tough and did not back down (also remember the “several” brothers). So…..show up, don’t give up and of course have people around you who have your back-up. —- Not faking it.

3. DO NOT ADMIT DEFEAT! Do not fly the white flag unless you are under attack, comrades down or in trouble, and you have no other option. What do I mean about “flying the white flag?” Using the words of the opposition such as “Middle Class” — we do not live in a caste society; using words such as “they won’t vote for us anyways” — how do you know unless you try?; I can’t stand to listen/read/watch/debate anything they say —- they are “stupid”. —- They are not, they are well educated, well funded and technologically astute, but that does not mean we “get off at bus stop 1” —- lets stop getting “punked”.

In parting, read this for the content and meaning. Please, no old sports homilies, Pass it around, get involved, get technologically savvy. And forget the pundits. All the while we comforted ourselves looking at Karl Rove’s “whiteboard” which is reminiscent of the boards used by Ross Perot, they had cool tech savvy and smart, Nate Silver debunking our cozy, fire-side apple pie complacency that people wanted to return to the “Good ol’ Days” —– when you see me, understand that the “good ole days” were not so good for the likes of me. Cookin’ and cleanin’ , not putting those activities down — are necessary — so much so that I work extra hard to pay for it, but those two gems are admittedly not my strong suit Mizz Scarlett. (SMILE); (LOL).

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“The Liberal Strategy: Pulverize the Republicans” by Angela Graham-West

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by The Republican Coffee Corner with Angela West

This morning I woke up and decided to check out any news that might be in the forefront. I knew that the Pope is resigning by the end of the month — seems sort of strange, almost like he just gave two weeks’ notice …. After skipping through the regular crime and weather stories, I ran into two articles — one in the Huffington Post called “ Republicans Need to Deal With Their Racism Problem” written by some music writer, pretty vacuous stuff and then “The Ignorance Caucus” written by Paul Krugman.

Paul Krugman, an American economist, is well known and well respected. He tends to slant much of his writing towards his political views, but so be it. Very seldom do you find a truly “objective” writer of any stripe since any good piece is the sum total of the facts presented from the prism of the author. The piece goes on to declare the inherent intellectual superiority of the liberal and decry the intelligence and “critical thinking skills” of the Republican mind. In fact here is an excerpt:

For these days his party dislikes the whole idea of applying critical thinking and evidence to policy questions. And no, that’s not a caricature: Last year the Texas G.O.P. explicitly condemned efforts to teach “critical thinking skills,” because, it said, such efforts “have the purpose of challenging the student’s fixed beliefs and undermining parental authority.”…

So…….. Some GOP members in Texas decide that they do not want to teach “critical thinking skills” and this thought translates itself to Krugman painting the ENTIRE GOP in say, New Jersey or Illinois as having a low intellect level. By the way, who is this representative of ALL GOP members who happens to live in Texas? And HOW can we get in touch with him? Recall the problem that the New York Times writers have had in the past with fictitious interviews…… can anyone say Jayson Blair?

Nevertheless, Krugman finishes with his this little gem:

The truth is that America’s partisan divide runs much deeper than even pessimists are usually willing to admit; the parties aren’t just divided on values and policy views, they’re divided over epistemology. One side believes, at least in principle, in letting its policy views be shaped by facts; the other believes in suppressing the facts if they contradict its fixed beliefs.

For my supposedly “ignorant” GOP friends, he is implying that we have a difference of opinion regarding what knowledge is and how it is acquired. Read: the Democrats are high functioning creatures who allow their policy views to be shaped by facts. The GOP who are low functioning creatures tend to be guided by feeling — if something does not go along with our “feeling” then we suppress it. Now does this type of thinking describe any of my friends on this page?

To one degree or another, we all tend to be closed minded. We shut out those queues and ideas that do not conform to our beliefs. Our perception becomes our reality. J. J. and Eleanor Gibsons’ work on perception argues that understanding human behavior first involves careful analysis of the information available to any perceiving organism. This applies to the human organism — NOT JUST LIBERALS. In other words, Krugman’s OPINION regarding the cognitive abilities of ALL Republicans is not worth the amount of ink or air space that it occupies. … It is way too cool now to beat up on the Republicans and we take it.

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Allen West to Holder “What Fast and Furious has to do with is misleading the Congress and the American people”

Florida Republican Rep. Allen West told The Daily Caller on Monday that Attorney General Eric Holder’s use of the race card as a way to attack those who are criticizing him is “reprehensible.”

“I think this is absolutely the last card in the deck, and that shows how weak their ground is,” West said in a phone interview. “But, what that means is they want to make white individuals afraid of continuing to put the pressure on Eric Holder because they don’t want to be seen as racist, and that is something that we have got to move beyond.”

Holder had told The New York Times over the weekend, in a front page Sunday story, that he thinks those who are criticizing him have racial motivations to do so. Holder said some unspecified faction — what he refers to as the “more extreme segment” — is driven to criticize both him and President Barack Obama due to the color of their skin. Holder did not appear to elaborate on who he considered to make up the “more extreme segment.” (RELATED: NYT runs ‘Fast and Furious’ factual inaccuracy, favoring Holder)

“This is a way to get at the president because of the way I can be identified with him,” Holder said, according to the Times. “Both due to the nature of our relationship and, you know, the fact that we’re both African-American.” (RELATED: Justice Dept silent as Holder charges critics with racism)

West said Holder can’t logically assign race as a motivation behind the criticisms for his handling of Operation Fast and Furious. “What Fast and Furious has to do with is misleading the Congress and the American people about what you knew about this program, and if you did not know anything about this program, then who’s in charge of the Department of Justice?” West said. “It has nothing to do with your race — it has everything to do with competence, with your character and with your ability to lead the Department of Justice.”

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