Allen West “Clearly President Obama lacks the resume and qualifications to lead this great nation”

Out of the Foxhole

by Allen West “Out of the Foxhole” for Washington Times Communities

America elevated Barack Obama to the highest position in the country to eradicate any sense that this nation judged anyone based upon the color of their skin.

However, this great nation was so dedicated to pressing forward and forgetting past injustices, we allowed affirmative action to take hold at the highest level.

The fundamental thesis of Shelby Steele’s book White Guilt aptly applies to the case of Mr. Obama. The guilt that white America – primarily white liberals—wanted overcome and wash away created the first affirmative action presidency. It is not that standards were simply lowered; they were, and remain, non-existent for the first African-American president. And any questioning of President Obama is deemed as racist.


WEST: Affirmative Action, not ability or experience, elects President Obama | Washington Times Communities.

Allen West “The level of dishonesty to the American people is simply unconscionable” | @WTCommunities


Read Allen West’s Article from his Weekly Column on the Washington Times Communities “Out of the Foxhole”

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Allen West “Its’ Amazing to me how the Mainstream Media NEVER covered the Facts”


by Allen West

“It is amazing to me how the mainstream media NEVER covered the facts. We witnessed history today for sure: America reelected a failure. Now the immediate concern is shall the GOP be a courageous and loyal opposition or just further acquiesce and watch our next generation suffer? America needs the former, Obama and his liberal media propaganda machine will do everything to force the latter.”

MILLER: If Obama hadn’t been sworn in

Second inauguration shows the U.S. is worse off than four years ago

By Emily Miller – The Washington Times

In the 1946 film, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” an angel appears to the suicidal George Bailey to show him what the world would look like had he never been born. Bailey learns his friends and neighbors would be dead, living sinful lives or in financial ruin had he not been around to help over the years. With President Obama’s first term officially behind us, it’s worth considering what the United States would be like today had someone else taken the ceremonial oath of office.

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office projections from January 2009 expected the 2012 deficit to be $264 billion, but Mr. Obama put us on a different trajectory. His guiding hand has brought the nation closer to financial ruin with a deficit of $1.1 trillion last year. By the time the next president delivers his inaugural address, our debt will have doubled from $10.6 trillion in 2009 to more than $20 trillion.

Mr. Obama promised “hope and change” without delivering either to those struggling to find work. Today’s unemployment rate of 7.8 percent is as high as it was when Mr. Obama came to office. There are 23 million people unemployed, underemployed or who have simply given up looking for work.

Thanks to Mr. Obama’s policies, 994,000 construction jobs and 757,000 jobs in manufacturing have been lost. Long-term unemployment benefits keep being extended because 5 million have found themselves out of work for over six months. It’s no wonder this grim economy has left 46 million people on food stamps.
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Rep. Allen West “Exactly which principles and values does CAIR support?”


by: Congressman Allen West via Facebook

I find it curious that the Council for American Islamic Relations (CAIR) is now giving political advice to the GOP. In today’s Washington Times, CAIR paid for a full-page ad entitled “GOP Asked to Reassess Its Relationship with American Muslims.”

This is the same organization which was an unindicted co-conspirator in the largest Islamic terrorism funding trial in American history (The Holy Land Foundation).

Perhaps CAIR might like to reassess its own relationship with the Constitutional principles and values of our American republic. I would like CAIR to provide some sensitive thoughts and insight into why Army Major Nidal Hasan still has not been brought to trial three years after shouting “Allahu Akhbar” while gunning down 43 American soldiers and civilians, killing 13, and why his religion gives him the right to openly disregard US Army standards by refusing to shave his beard.

Exactly which principles and values does CAIR support?

Rep. Allen West’s Washington Times Article – Counting Blessings Despite Election Bruises


by Rep. Allen West – Thursday Nov. 22, 2012

This week, most Americans from sea to shining sea will gather for a special meal. Thanksgiving Day is when all of us, regardless of who we are or our origins, can take a moment to reflect on the bounty that is ours as citizens of these United States.

It is appropriate to take these moments of grateful reflection, even during moments of disappointment. Serving my constituents in the House of Representatives has been one of the highest honors of my life. I am thankful to have had that opportunity but disappointed it will not continue.

Since Election Day, my staff and supporters worked to uphold the integrity of America’s electoral system. We tried to make sure every vote was counted accurately and fairly. While many supporters urged me to continue to contest the results of the election, my legal team did not believe further action would affect the outcome.

As a result, this will be a particularly bittersweet celebration for my family, as I expect it might be for many families across the country.

There is much economic hardship in our nation, and depending on the decisions taken during the next few months, it may deepen before it improves. There is a gathering storm in the Middle East, with potentially serious implications for the security of our country, and particularly that of our closest ally, Israel.

Many Americans are losing confidence in the nation they knew as children. Based on the popular vote in this past presidential election, it would appear just over half of our fellow citizens have lost confidence in their own ability to improve their lot in life without the help of the federal government. Almost as many Americans have lost confidence in the federal government’s ability to solve any problem.

Nonetheless, we shall sit down together as a nation and give thanks for all that we do have. No matter how lavish or how meager our celebration, as Americans we are all still imbued with the same unalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

America is still a country like no other on Earth. More than two centuries ago, our Founders created a nation where an individual’s station in life was not determined by birthright, but by his own efforts and dreams. Even citizenship was not a matter of heritage or place of birth. All that is required is a pledge to support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America.

It is this Constitution that forms the basis of our American exceptionalism. It is the framework that allows each of us to pursue our dreams, to succeed, to make mistakes, to overcome them and rise even higher.

During this past election cycle, we heard a lot about the “haves and have-nots” in society, the “1 percenters,” and the millionaires and billionaires — as if these were fixed classes that remain the same in numbers year after year, with no chance for those below to move above.


Washington Times Article by Rep. Allen West “Iran is a threat in Latin America”

Economic security requires strong military

Washington Times Article by Rep. Allen B. West

As we enter into a campaign season wholeheartedly focused on our economic security, let us not forget our national security.

Right here, under our noses, a strategic alliance is being formed between Iran and Venezuela. More than 150 Iranian diplomats are accredited in Caracas — a disproportionate number by any count — demonstrating the Tehran regime’s unusual involvement in Latin America. Over the past few years, this honeymoon between Hugo Chavez and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has given birth to increased military involvement between the two countries, a complex financial web to bypass international sanctions against the ayatollahs and an operational infrastructure for carrying out terrorism against the nations of the free world, especially the United States and Israel.

This growing alliance between their respective military establishments allows Iran to extend its strategic coordination deep into the Western Hemisphere, enabling conventional, nuclear and terrorist capabilities well beyond Tehran’s geographic vicinity. It was revealed recently that Venezuela is building military drones for Iran and has supplied Iran with an unknown number of F-16 warplanes for countermeasure training and radar calibration. Also, the top Venezuelan diplomat in Florida, Consul General Livia Acosta, was expelled in January by the State Department because of her well-documented involvement with an Iranian cyberterrorism plot against American nuclear facilities.

The unholy alliance also has enabled Iran to skirt United Nations‘ and other international economic sanctions meant to slow Tehran’s nuclear weapons program. Venezuela has publicly declared its support for Iran’s nuclear aspirations, and an economic and financial web of joint ventures, accounts and agreements makes it easy for Iran to bypass arms embargoes, banking freezes, oil boycotts and other economic steps taken to slow the theocracy’s nuclear policy of proliferation. For instance, Venezuela provides front companies and facilities to Iran’s petrochemical and arms industries, uses its banking system to middle-man oil payments, and extends political support for Tehran in the international arena in order to bypass international sanctions. This Venezuelan support constitutes a vital lifeline, nurturing the ayatollahs’ bomb, and enables Iran’s nuclear program to grow and strengthen.

Yet the Iranian infiltration of Latin America goes beyond Venezuela. Tehran has funded the establishment of a paramilitary facility in Bolivia for the training of operatives from the Bolivarian Alliance for the AmericasIranian Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi (wanted by Interpol for his involvement in terrorist bombings in Argentina) personally presided over the academy’s inauguration, and as many as 300 Iranian “trainers” from the blacklisted Iranian Revolutionary Guards are reported to be involved in the center’s operation. Iran also is active in what is known as the “triple frontier” region, a lawless zone between Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina. It is a hotbed of extremism, black marketing, smuggling and narco-terrorist funding, mostly under the direction of a very large radical Shiite diaspora living in the area. In addition, Iranian embassies and consulates throughout the continent contain large contingents of “attaches,” members of the Qods Force whose mission is to engender clandestine support for Iranian covert operations.

In his latest threat assessment, National Intelligence Director James R. Clapper warned the Senate Intelligence Committee that Iranian officials, including Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, are more willing to conduct an attack in the United States. Furthermore, “Iran has methodically cultivated a network of sponsored terrorist surrogates capable of conducting effective, plausibly deniable attacks against Israel and the United States,” reports the Pentagon’s latest assessment of Iran’s military power. A case in point is last year’s complex attempted terrorist attack carried out in the heart of Washington by an Iranian operative, Mansour Arbabsiar. It was directed against Saudi Ambassador Adel A. al-Jubeir and included an attempt to blow up another foreign embassy, most recently identified as that of Israel.


Rep Allen West – Op-Ed “The Balkanized States of America” Washington Times

Op-Ed by Rep. Allen West

The 56 rebels knew they very well might be hanged for what they were about to do. As lawyers, merchants, farmers and landowners, they had plenty to lose. Fighting against an imperial ruler, they had everything to gain.

They were embarking on an adventure – not only because they were revolting against their own government and fighting outmanned and outgunned against a superior military – but because they were creating a radical approach to self-governance.

The 56 men who signed our Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, knew the only way they ever would be successful in their audacious plan was if they stood together. As Benjamin Franklin said at the signing, “if we do not hang together, we shall surely hang separately.”

Our founders shared a unified vision for our nation. They understood that unity of the many was necessary to uphold the sovereignty of the individual and the fundamental, unalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

To ensure the sovereignty of each individual American, our Founding Fathers knew the country would have to be unified on certain principles and values: a limited constitutional government, a free market, a respect for “the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God” and a strong national defense.

Sadly, we are in danger of squandering the precious gift those 56 rebels gave us 236 years ago.

We have become a nation of “special interests” – but what interest can be more special than preserving the greatness of the United States of America and the freedoms of all its citizens?

We have politicians who would rather divide us based on income, gender or race than unite us as Americans. They want citizens to believe that “all men were created equal” really means “all men are entitled to an equal share.” They want their fellow Americans to believe anyone else’s economic success always comes at their own expense.