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

AW with Greta
BY FOX NEWS INSIDER //OCT 07 2013 // 7:25PM ET

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.”

Allen West, Michelle Fields and John Phillips discuss Newt Gingrich, Karl Rove and More


Newt Gingrich attacks Karl Rove for going after Tea Party candidates, and the post office now offers fashion couture instead of Saturday delivery. Col. Allen B. West, Michelle Fields and John Phillips discuss the week’s most ridiculous stories on this Up or Down.


Up or Down: Newt Gingrich Strikes Back at Karl Rove & Girl Scout Cookie Knockoffs

Rep Allen West – on CNN 3/6/12 – Super Tuesday Get Out and Vote – Here’s the lowdown

March 6, 2012 Super Tuesday – Remember to get out and VOTE






OHIO – 63 DELEGATES – 3 SUPER (Winner take all)



WASHINGTON – 40 DELEGATES – 3 SUPER (Voted March 3rd)

VERMONT – 17 DELEGATES (Winner take all)

VIRGINIA – 46 DELEGATES – 3 SUPER (Winner take all)

Don’t forget Alaska starts its voting process March 6th through 24th (2 week voting)



Sarah Palin: Allen West Should Be Considered For Vice Presidency In 2012

Sarah Palin said Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) should be considered for the vice presidency in 2012.

After being asked if she’d consider the VP position during an interview with Fox News, Palin stumped for West, counting his military experience as valuable.

“You know who I’d like to see considered for the VP slot is Colonel Allen West,” Palin said. “In this very tumultuous time across our world, someone who has served in our military or at least has intimate knowledge of the way the military works and should work, perhaps by having a close family member serve, someone like that.”

“Colonel Allen West, who’s been to the school of hard knocks, he should be the one who should be considered seriously for VP,” Palin said.

Palin refused to say whether she would consider a second vice presidential run.

“It’s not a no,” Palin said. “What I’m saying is, if I were in a GOP presidential candidate’s shoes, I would first look to Colonel Allen West.”

Palin also brushed off the suggestion that she may be asked to step up for a presidential run in the case of a brokered convention.

“I’m not going to be asked,” Palin said. “If it results in a brokered convention, that is nothing to fear.”

Palin also discussed the current state of the GOP race, predicting that Newt Gingrich would win his home state of Georgia on Super Tuesday and calling claims that Rick Santorum’s appeals to Democrats were “dirty” campaign tactics “ridiculous.”



“Get your LEFTISM out of America” Rep Allen West – LISTEN TO HIS WORDS – “Bring it On”

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“This is a battlefield that we must stand upon. And we need to let President Obama, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and my dear friend, chairman of the Democrat National Committee, we need to let them know that Florida ain’t on the table,” West said.
The audience was booing by the time West got to Pelosi’s name.

“Take your message of equality of achievement, take your message of economic dependency, take your message of enslaving the entrepreneurial will and spirit of the American people somewhere else,” he continued. “You can take it to Europe, you can take it to the bottom of the sea, you can take it to the North Pole, but get the hell out of the United States of America.”
As the audience cheered and many rose to their feet, West added, “Yeah I said ‘hell.'”
“This is not about 1 percent or 99 percent. This is about 100 percent. It’s about 100 percent America. And I will not stand back and watch anyone defame, degrade or destroy that which my father fought for, my older brother, my father-in-law, myself, my nephew and all my friend still in uniform,” he said.

“I will not allow President Obama to take the United States of America and destroy it. If that means I’m the No. 1 target for the Democrat Party, all I got to say is one thing: Bring it on, baby.”

Michele Kirk from BizPacReview was at the event and had this to say:

U.S. Rep. Allen West electrified an attentive full house of Republicans at Saturday’s Lincoln Day dinner. Former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain’s surprise endorsement of the night’s keynote speaker Newt Gingrich may have created the biggest buzz, but West’s 10-minute speech offered its own star attraction, bringing the eager crowd to its feet.

Rep Allen West – On Face The Nation 1/29/12 – Forward to 24 Minutes



Rep Allen West “We have a 16% increase in Americans on the poverty roll – 6.4 Million since Obama took office”

By MJ LEE  for Politico

Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) on Monday defended Newt Gingrich for referring to President Barack Obama as the “food stamp president,” disputing critics who have blasted the former speaker’s comments as racially charged.

“There is no race code. It’s a fact. Since President Obama has been in the Oval Office, you ‘ve seen a 41 percent increase in the food stamp recipients in the United States of America,” West said on Fox News. “We have a president that’s making more American victims rather than victors.”

“We also have a 16 percent increase in Americans on the poverty roll — 6.4 million more Americans are on poverty since President Obama took office.”

Gingrich, who has come under fire for labeling Obama the “food stamp president,” once again defended his remarks on Sunday, accusing his critics of being dishonest about the president’s failed policies.

“I think it’s unfortunate that liberal leaders, whatever their ethnic backgrounds, can’t have an honest debate about policies that fail,” the former House speaker said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

As the four GOP hopefuls travel across his state before next week’s primary, Allen said they must focus on appealing to hard-working Americans. “They’ve got to understand that the message has to be about how they’re going to defend hard-working American taxpayers and families,” he said.


Rep Allen West Audio on WMAL before the Conservative Black Forum

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Rep. Allen West (R-FL) spoke to the Morning Majority about the GOP candidates’ push in Florida this week as well as the new focus he’d like to see in Congress after weeks of tension and indecision.

Rep Allen West – Weekly Wrap Up, Legislative Update and Weekly Highlights 1/23/12

Dear Patriot,

Greetings to our constituents, fellow Floridians, and all Americans.

It has been a week of surprises in the GOP primary with John Huntsman and Rick Perry dropping out, a final count in Iowa giving the caucus victory to Rick Santorum, and a blowout win for former Speaker Newt Gingrich in the Palmetto State.

Speaker Gingrich’s victory is a testimony to two factors: debates matter, and people are looking for someone who will fight, both the establishment and the liberal elite media.

We all know Speaker Gingrich is quite at home on a debate stage and he truly showed that this past week. However, even in the light of character attacks, the two confrontations with reporters Juan Williams and John King elevated the Speaker to a different level.

We have had three very different candidates win the first three primary contests of this season. Quite perplexing. It is now on to Florida. Florida will be a true indicator because of its size and varying demographics, from the panhandle to the Florida Keys.

Can Speaker Gingrich maintain this new-found momentum? Can Governor Romney recapture his focus? Will Senator Santorum find a niche in Florida and remain relevant? Buckle up, it’s gonna be a bumpy ride. One thing is for certain, at least our GOP candidates are being fairly vetted and answering hard questions.

As far as the Oval Office, this has been one heck of a week. How many of you know President Obama cancelled the largest-ever joint military exercise with Israel? This exercise was to focus on THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense), which is a fancy way of saying missile defense. This cancellation came just two days before we found out President Obama had sent a secret communiqué to Iran’s supreme leader requesting talks.

Of course, there are those who say, so what? Well, the so what is that we cancelled the missile defense exercise because we did not want to “offend” Iran. Consider the message it sends to a nation run by theocrats and a mad man whose belligerence knows no bounds.  This comes as we have been considering releasing Afghan Taliban leaders to show good faith to the Taliban in order to begin negotiations. But then again, Vice-President Joe Biden stated we are not at war with the Taliban.

A critical part of our national security, as well as our economy and job creation, is energy independence. President Obama surrendered this week to the State Department to declare the Keystone XL project is not now in the national interest. A project studied over three years needs more time to be studied? I suppose this is what you get from a President who has a history of voting “present” most of his short political career.

America  needs the Keystone XL project now, especially when we here in South Florida are watching China place oil rigs capable of drilling just 45 miles off our coast. This issue is far from over.

On Friday we hit the magic “three year number” for the Obama Administration. By the President’s own words, he stated that if he had not turned things around in three years, he would be a one-term President. However, now he is asking America to give him four more years to fundamentally change America.

I hope Americans ask some fundamental questions before making that decision:

• What was the National debt three years ago?
• What was America’s global competitiveness standing?
• How many more Americans are on the poverty rolls and on food stamps in the last three years?
• What have our deficits been the last three years?
• What was the average price for gasoline three years ago?
• What was the average price for health insurance premiums three years ago?
• What was the price of a gallon of milk or a carton of eggs three years ago?
• How many Americans have lost their jobs or careers in the last three years?

Hardworking American taxpayers and families are losing their economic freedom and individual sovereignty, which is the unmitigated truth.

Tomorrow, President Obama will deliver his State of the Union address.  It is not too late for the President to work with the House of Representatives and develop a plan of action which will restore this great Republic and promote equality of opportunity, not equality of achievement.

Steadfast and Loyal,

Legislative Update:

The House of Representatives had only one day of legislative activity this past week, on Wednesday. The House passed the “Motion of Disapproval” for the President’s requested $1.2 trillion increase to the nation’s debt ceiling. I voted to support the Disapproval of the request to increase the debt.

Highlights of the Week:

– Tuesday, 17 January, flew back to Washington, D.C. and met with Deerfield Beach Mayor Peggy Noland, participated in the House Armed Services Committee Panel on Business Challenges within the Defense Industry, opened up the Second Session of 112th Congress.

– Wednesday, 18 January, participated in a classified House Armed Services Committee members-only briefing on Iranian security and economic developments, participated in a House GOP Freshmen press conference on 1,000 days without a budget.

– Thursday, 19 to Saturday, 21 January, attended the House of Representatives GOP Strategy and Issues Conference in Baltimore, MD.

– Sunday, 22 January, addressed the Galt Ocean Mile L’Hermitage Speakers Club and flew back to Washington, D.C.

– Monday, 23 January, conducted a Black Conservatives Forum on Capitol Hill, see the video of the Forum here.  Spoke at the March for Life Rally.  

Another classic slap-down by the first-term Congressman Allen West

by Jerry McConnell

This past week, the crotchety Majority Leader, Senator Harry “Extreme” Reid, (Lib-Dem NV); we are treated to another classic slap-down by a first-termer Congressman putting the irascible and testy Senator back on his heels.

In a report by Dustin Stockton – Western PAC on the same Saturday, January 21, 2012, the rookie Congressman, Allen West, (R-FL) responded to Senator Reid’s typical and boring remarks blaming the Tea Party and in particular, the recently-elected representatives of being “extremists” and “obstructionists on steroids.”

Reid’s personal lexicon of chastising words appears to be extremely pint-sized and limited to mostly just two words, ‘extreme’ and ‘draconian’ a sort of ‘cover all situations’ library.  His recent use came while criticizing the Republicans and Tea Party participants for, as Dustin Stockton details, “attacking us for simply saying ‘no’ to endless government spending.

As Stockton points out, however, “Luckily, we have leaders like the freshman Congressman, Rep. Allen West, who responded to Reid this week, saying “Reid’s attack shows how threatened he is by our (Tea Party) movement, and that he will stop at nothing to continue his party’s reckless spending habits.

“This past Sunday on Meet The Press, we saw Senator Harry Reid talk about people being obstructionists. We saw him blame the Tea Party, we saw him blame Senate Republicans. He’s even blamed House Freshmen on the Republican side.

“But what Harry Reid does not understand simply, the constitutional conservative grassroots movement called the Tea Party stands for this, they stand for fiscal responsibility, they stand for fiscal sanity. And the American people have to balance budgets in their homes. Our small business owners have to balance budgets to run their businesses. So obviously what Harry Reid calls obstructionism as I look at it, he stands for fiscal irresponsibility. He stands for fiscal insanity!”

Dustin Stockton continued, “Like Rep. West, we are proud to be considered “obstructionists” by those who seek to bankrupt our nation. But make no mistake: Harry Reid won’t be satisfied with just attacking us in the media.”

Reid’s personal venom extends to any measures, no matter how unprofessional or otherwise that will stop the reelection of the Tea Party first year Congressmen who put our country’s needs first and foremost on their agendas.

As my readers have noticed that in the past I have not endorsed any of the candidates; I kept looking for a strong conservative but the only one that had appeared was Michele Bachmann who did not wage a favorable campaign and dropped out.

Newt Gingrich’s positions on the illegal immigration issue have been, to say the least, unclear most of the time.  But his aggressive stance when threatened with possible “dirty” politics by CNN’s John King showed me that here was a man that will stand toe to toe with Barack Obama and when the going gets tough in a debate over fiscal responsibilities and other constitutional obligations, he will land the knockout punch without delay and retire the usurper in the White House.