LTC Allen West Joins the AM 870 Crew to Discuss Obama and the SOTU


Posted on 2/13/13


While here in Southern California we were watching the aftermath of the standoff with suspected cop killer Chris Dorner, President Obama was giving the yearly “State of the Union” Address.

The Morning Answer crew delved in to the topic this morning and invited former Congressman Allen West to join in with his observations.

“One thing that got me was when he talked about the affordable care act,” said West.  “It’s helping to slow the growth of health care costs.  Well one of the things – the medical device tax is going to cost about 43,000 jobs and we have eight new taxes that hit all Americans in January because of the Affordable Care Act.”

Co-host Heidi Harris agreed with Col. West’s take on the speech, especially in regards to the Affordable Care Act.

“I guess the thing that I find the most offensive is he gets up there and makes these sweeping statements about how great things are and how his healthcare plan is saving us money.  It’s a complete lie!” remarked Heidi.   “ It’s not even a question of your opinion, it’s a complete lie.  And he just makes these statements and expects people to slobber over him and agree with him.”

Click on the player above to hear Heidi Harris, Brian Whitman, Ben Shapiro and Col. West discuss more of the State of the Union speech — including 57,000 new job killing regulations and energy security.

Heidi, Brian and Ben can be heard every weekday morning on AM870 The Answer in Los Angeles or online at

Pajamas Media “Letter to the Republican Presidential Candidates from a Former Democrat”

Dear Lady and Gentlemen,

As you all know, we are living in parlous times, the most economically precarious since the Great Depression and the most militarily threatening since the fall of the Soviet Union. Many of our citizens fear this great country of ours is on the edge of collapse. Desperation stalks the land.

Yet if we were to watch the Republican debates, for the most part, all we see is bicker, bicker, bicker with candidates looking to score points off their opponents. Worse yet, most of these points are based on obscure malfeasances that would have little to do with how those opponents would actually perform as president.

Tuesday night in Las Vegas it almost reached the level of opera bouffe with one candidate vitriolically accusing another of, albeit unconsciously, using an illegal alien in his gardening service (something so common here in Southern California that, were laws enforced, three quarters of the population would be in jail). Nevertheless, instead of waving off this petty accusation or, better yet, turning it into a joke, the second candidate came back even harder. For a moment it almost seemed the two would come to blows – over nothing.


Everybody’s got an ego, everybody wants to win, but if you have to achieve that by cutting down the other guy, maybe you don’t deserve to lead, not these days anyway. Things are too extreme, the stakes too high. We need someone who can rise above it. Maybe even smile.