Posts Tagged ‘Allen West’

Allen West Concedes

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

After two weeks of battling against a machine stacked against him, Congressman Allen West(R-FL) conceded the race for District 18 in Florida on Tuesday. They had to find a way to get the count to within the 0.5% required by Florida statute to trigger an automatic full recount, and after analysis, they no longer believed that would be possible.  As West noted, there were substantial irregularities. There was a good deal of evidence that there were shenanigans with the vote itself, as well as with the count, but the early vote recount that completed Sunday morning, but was not uploaded to the state before the noon deadline would not have made enough of a difference to trigger the full recount.

You can read the statement of concession here.

He appeared briefly on Fox to share his decision, H/T BarracudaBrigade:

West fought a hard race, and the volunteers who worked tirelessly to see to it that there was a fair process in place should be lauded. The fact is that after the redistricting, it was going to be an uphill battle, and as many have noted, that really sewed the seeds of this defeat.  In the redistricting shuffle, Col. West drew the short straw.  That should be as disconcerting as anything about this race.

Vote Fraud Rampant in FL18 Contest – The State of the Union is Broken

Sunday, November 18th, 2012

Robbed!

If one were to extrapolate the unbelievable fraud that pervades the election in Florida’s 18th District, contested by Allen West(R-FL) and Patrick Murphy(D-FL,) and superimpose that fraud across certain “battleground states,” one could rightly suspect that the election of 2012 was an act of thievery, and of treason of the highest order.  This election has been characterized by all sorts of odd statistics, but in FL18, there’s one that simply blows the mind: In Precinct 93, there are just seven registered voters, but that precinct reported 900 votes cast.  Would anybody from Florida’s Governor Scott to Attorney General Pam Bondi care to explain how this result is even possible?

The sole object of the Murphy campaign over the last several days has been to run out the clock, and at noon today in St. Lucie County, that’s precisely what happened.  In order to get a full recount of every ballot cast, the count needed to be within one-half of one percent(0.5%) and that count needed to be uploaded by noon, today.  There were malfunctions at the last minute with the memory cards from the tabulating machines, meaning the deadline elapsed without the recount of the St. Lucie County early votes being uploaded.  Murphy is claiming victory, having successfully run out the clock, but ladies and gentlemen, it’s no longer about Allen West: You are being screwed. This isn’t just about disguising the FL18 vote count for Congress. They’re also concealing the count there for President.

If this is how our elections now work, and this is the nature of the corruption, it is no wonder that Barack Obama can win re-election in the worst economy in my lifetime.  To say that there are plenty of dead-heads who would vote for Obama is nothing revolutionary, but it has caused me no shortage of consternation since election night that he could win by a slim margin in a nation so wracked by trouble.  It simply didn’t make sense to me the night of November 6th, and it still doesn’t make sense to me nearly two weeks later.  The irregularities in Ohio, Florida, Colorado, Virginia, and Pennsylvania have been troubling me because they were so overwhelmingly in favor of Obama that the counts in these states may have swung this entire election.

Considering what we’ve seen in Florida, with phantom voters, faulty memory cards, and what I believe was intentional sabotage by some election officials, I have begun to wonder how widespread this fraud really may have been.  Could this entire election have been stolen, with the results of FL18 serving as a microcosm of the nation at large? I submit that such a thing may indeed be the case, no matter how horrifying it seems, but if it is, it means our country is being stolen from us, one precinct at a time.

Thinking about what FL18′s Precinct 93 could mean when multiplied by the whole of the country, in all of these precincts where we witnessed turn-out greater than 100% of the registered electorate, what are we to conclude?  If it’s this bad in one little precinct in one Florida county, how bad might it be across the entire nation?  Ladies and gentlemen, this is your country, and it’s being stolen. The Union is broken.

 

 

Allen West Update: Volunteers Needed to Combat Recount Fraud

Saturday, November 17th, 2012

After getting the canvassing board to vote to recount all the early ballots, St. Lucie County Florida’s Supervisor of Elections seems to be up to the same old tricks.  Another batch of ballots were “discovered,” and it’s anybody’s guess as to what they will record.  Patrick Murphy’s attorneys went to the District Court in an attempt to stop the recount, but their request for an injunction was denied.  The task of counting the ballots again began on Saturday morning. By late Saturday evening, the recounting was suspended until 8am on Sunday.  It was said that the process would be left on automatic.  This conflicts with the fact that they stayed until 2am on election night, and with recently discovered ballots(over 300,) it seems somebody is up to no good.

From my point of view, it seems clear that St. Lucie County’s SoE is trying to somehow game the system as she had all of the observers escorted out of the building as they close for the night.  One thing is certain, as volunteers begin to pull shifts to watch the building overnight, in order to videotape and record any ongoing fraud:  This race isn’t over, and while West isn’t conceding anything, it’s clear that the SoE in St. Lucie County seems determined to seal his defeat.

It shouldn’t be possible at this late date that an election can be stolen in such a manner, but the fact is that like in so many Democrat strongholds, or where Democrats simply run the local governments, it is not only possible but likely that they will do anything to win.  One possibility is that the recently-discovered ballots will turn out to provide the winning margin for Murphy, or perhaps they will be the difference that puts West over the top.  At this point, it’s difficult to understand why the State of Florida doesn’t get involved in guaranteeing a free and fair election and a proper recount of the votes.  The situation on the ground is still tense, and a bunch of Teamsters showed up on Saturday to provide a little intimidation on behalf of Murphy.  Wherever Democrats are permitted to count the votes, supervise polling places, or otherwise run the show, strangely, as if by overcoming seemingly impossible odds, these are the sorts of things that happen.  We’ve seen this before, with Al Franken in Minnesota, and we’ll see it here too, but you can help if you live nearby.

This update from Gary Galiano via Tanya Grimsley on the Allen West Republic Facebook group:

Just got off the phone with Gary – UPDATE ALLEN WEST – SOMETHING ODD AND FISHY PER GARY – they are shutting the mall down at 11 (an abandoned mall) for the alarm is set automatically at that time. They counted 37k votes in 12 hours but can’t count 304 votes in 2 hours. They kept yapping about the deadline and now this. SOMETHING IS ROTTEN IN DENMARK FOLKS BE PREPARED. They want to come back at 8am and their deadline is tomorrow by NOON.

The oddities in this situation continue to multiply.

Ladies and gentlemen, I would ask that if you live in the vicinity, that you please check in with the folks at the above-linked Facebook group to see how you might assist.  The authorities in St. Lucie County are up to no good, and I fear they intend to make this stick no matter what the truth may have been. They are desperate to kick Allen West out of the House.   This sort of vote fraud and voter disenfranchisement ought to be stopped.

 

 

Shell-shocked: Allen West’s Seat Stolen

Sunday, November 11th, 2012

Can we afford to lose him?

I can’t even begin to characterize how thoroughly disgusting this fiasco has been.  Retired Lieutenant Colonel Allen West lost his bid for re-election after what can only be termed an incompetent and dishonest count by officials of St. Lucie County.  They did not recount everything, but only three days of early voting.  Military ballots were never counted.  I want to say this one more time. According to sources on the ground, all of the military ballots languished in a warehouse, uncounted, and they never will be counted.  This is a shocking development, and West’s legal team is pressing their case, but at this point, he’s been screwed.  There were problems with bad memory in at least one voting machine, and any number of other clear irregularities.  The GOP establishment got their wish and rid themselves of Allen West.  To be honest, while I had been hopeful, I have been expecting this sort of result.  West tangled with the machine, and they redistricted his butt to the curb in answer.  The most dynamic, forthright, and clear-minded speaker for conservatism in the House of Representatives was sent home, not only to punish him, but I believe to dispirit and punish us.

Some will choose to focus on the irregularities, the vote fraud, and all of the things that have occurred in that district, and we should certainly fight against those transgressions, but ladies and gentlemen, that ought not to have been Allen West’s district at all.  The Florida legislature, particularly those in tight with the GOP establishment, redrew West’s district knowing he would face these issues with corrupt St. Lucie County.  They knew it.  That’s why they made this area part of his district.  It was sabotage, and after all we have been through together here on this blog, if you don’t recognize it, you’re wearing blinders.  In January, I brought readers this story.

Just minutes ago, directly from Facebook, in the Allen West Republic group, Gary Galiano, boots on the ground, had this to say:

“It’s all in the attorneys hands now I feel they have so much evidence to fight this it’s not even funny. It’s a sad day when you have to count on a memory card from Office Depot to determine the final results of an election.”

And then:

“I’m signing off now going home. Sorry I couldn’t give you all better news. Take care.”

And from Tanya Grimsley:

“UPDATE from Florida. This will effect all of you soon. The SOE, Supervisor of Elections, in Saint Lucie County just kicked out all onlookers and was escorted away by the St Lucie Sheriff’s deputies (not in handcuffs). The public by the Florida State Constitution has the right to be present at any voting recount. You will think I am crazy, until you open your eyes, this is the start of the Dictatorship will will live under. The “Republic” has fallen.”

Indeed. This entire process is despicable.  While the attorneys will continue to fight as they should, you and I must carry this fight in another direction.  You see, this ought never to have happened.  The GOP establishment wanted this outcome, and it was the result they wanted when they created this new district and told West he could run here, after breaking up his district. On this Veterans’ Day, when we ought to be honoring men like Allen West, and when we ought to be remembering all of those who gave the “last full measure of devotion,” we must instead mourn a defeat that ought never to have happened.  Instead, we must contemplate the meaning of losing a district in which the military ballots were never counted.  We must think about the fact that this is the system for which veterans have fought and died.  Did the honored dead and wounded fight to preserve this?  Is this what my own service had been aimed at defending?

I want to say this to my readers one more time:  There may have been rampant vote fraud that ensured this result, but the real theft of this election occurred during the redistricting.  Yes, you should be angry with the lying, cheating, thieving, and fraudulent Democrat machine, but you should be even more enraged with the same old GOP establishment that afforded the ‘rats this chance.  Allen West is now without a seat…just like the establishment wanted.

Now the question remains: What shall conservatives do about it?  The reason we admire Colonel West is that he has been willing to say the truth on issues that were of critical importance to this nation.  Will we speak the truth on his behalf?  I floated an idea on Saturday, and I’m still rolling it over in my head.  I’m not sure how to get it done.  I only know that the Speaker of the House of representatives is a role that does not require elected membership in the House.  A person is chosen for that job by the whole House.  Somebody must invariably place the names in nomination, and then they vote.  If the House of Representatives is truly the “Peoples’ House,” it seems to me it ought to be possible. I would love to see him taking the gavel from Boehner.  It would finally give John something worth crying about.

If that doesn’t work, I have a secondary solution.  I would be happy to have Colonel West move back to Texas, and contest the seat in my district, where John Carter is now the Representative.  Carter is getting on in years, and he follows along with the Boehner boys nearly every time.  I wouldn’t mind seeing him replaced.  He helped sell us down the river on the Debt Ceiling Debacle.  A good deal of what comes next will naturally be determined by Colonel West.  Most of all, we conservatives must continue to support him in his endeavors because he really does constitute a glimpse at the kind of leaders we will need if we are ever going to save or rebuild this republic.  I want to thank all of those who carried on this fight. It’s terrible to go into battle with one’s hands tied, knowing the deck is stacked against you.  On this Veterans’ Day, let us remember those who gave everything and recommit ourselves to retaking this country in their names.

 

Help Allen West – The Saboteurs Are At It Again

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

In St. Lucie County, Florida, the recount of ballots in Congressman West’s election race has been scheduled for 7am Sunday, precisely when the local Veterans’ Day Parade will be getting under way.  They need people to work observing the recount to prevent any ballot or count tampering.  You know the deal.  In a county that reportedly had 141% turn-out(!!!), it’s critical to be sure that LTC West gets a fair shake.  If you’re in the vicinity, and you want to help, the address is:

4132 Okeechobee Rd  Fort Pierce, Florida 34947

The full bulletin on Facebook in the Allen West Republic group reads as follows, posted by Tanya Grimsley:

YOUR HELP NEEDED URGENTLY!!! The St Lucie SOE has decided that an EARLIER vote recount would be best. She has decided that SUNDAY, VETERANS DAY while all the West constituents are a part of Veterans Day activities. 7:00am PLEASE HELP US SPREAD THE WORD WE NEED THE MASSES TO SHOW UP AND HELP!!!

You can read the information here as well: St. Lucie Issues Decision to Recount Votes Earlier

I would not be the least bit surprised that the time for the recount had been selected precisely because so many patriots in the vicinity would be expected to be participating in the parade.   That way, too few observers and bad things can happen. It’s time to put an end to the nonsense, so if you’re a patriotic American who wants to help, local to this recount, they are asking for your help.  Spread the word.  Thank you!

Allen West Reveals Truth Nobody Else Will Discuss

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

The Truth Others Won't Speak

Congressman Allen West(R-FL) spoke to a group in his home district back in early January, and he was blunt about the future of the country, and the way in which our government’s priorities have been re-ordered under Obama.  He spoke of the massive entitlements spending, and the slashing cuts to the military budget, and the way the United States has become vulnerable under the dysfunctional leftist agenda that is the Obama administration.  A little bit of candor goes a long way, and West is one who doesn’t shirk the responsibility to tell the truth to the American people.  West points out that while the media ignores the real problems we face. It’s not merely the media, but also the permanent political class that dominates Washington.  As Sarah Palin reminded us during her speech to CPAC over the weekend, the establishment inside of Washington does not share our miseries, and cannot know our pain.  West actually mentioned in this clip that he has no intention of spending his life in Washington DC.

Watch the video clip from early January here:

West also spoke at CPAC last week, and he delivered his usual fiery performance.  I’ve posted that video below as well:

Flash: Romney’s Florida Spokesman Sabotaging Allen West?

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

Payback?

LegalInsurrection.com is reporting that Congresman Allen West’s seat will come under severe challenge because of the way it will likely be redistricted by this the Florida legislature, and the person leading that effort is a Romney spokesperson Representative Will Weatherford. Legal Insurrection‘s conclusion is that while they’re using the excuse of complying with law, what they’ve done is draw a district in which Allen West will no longer be able to win because they’ve given some of his areas of greatest support to other districts in redrawing the boundaries of his.  Indeed, the district could have been drawn differently, and what LI is inferring from all of this is that West’s failure to endorse Romney is going to have significant consequences: Allen West will likely lose his next race there, and it’s being seen by some as punishment by the GOP Establishment for his failure to support Romney.

Is this possible?  It is the kind of political garbage that frequently occurs, and it is the preferred methodology for the establishment to rid the party of somebody who doesn’t toe the line.  That the politician responsible for leading the effort in Florida to draw the boundaries for the redistricting in Florida happens to be a Romney spokesperson certainly does raise eyebrows.  As LegalInsurrection reports, there was a website set up, SaveAllenWest, but as they point out, it may be too late. The point to be understood in all this is important, and it is that this is the dirty methodology by which people are punished by the establishment, and you can bet if Romney gets the nomination, such tactics may yet visit a redistricting near you.

Congressman Allen West, freshman superstar, and retired Army Lt. Col, gave a speech on Saturday night at an event that culminated with Herman Cain endorsing Newt Gingrich, who then made some remarks.  Newt Gingrich is in an all-out battle with Mitt Romney for the Florida Primary on Tuesday.

For me, the question is: Why would the Florida legislature sabotage the district of a popular freshman conservative republican in Congress?  Ordinarily, they would seek to tweak the lines in other ways, but the fact that they’ve settled on this approach suggests to me that there could well be a political vendetta at work here.

Allen West to Lefties: “Get your leftism the hell out of America!”

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

Hooah!

I’m not going to write a lengthy article to accompany this. There’s really no point. Congressman Allen West makes plain everything that really needs to be said.  He spoke at a dinner Saturday in Florida that would see Herman Cain endorse Newt Gingrich for President shortly after Colonel West’s remarks concluded.  There’s a good reason West remains a highly motivational, show-stopping speaker at these sorts of events, and I personally look forward to hearing more from him soon.

Here’s the video:

Allen West Agrees With Newt Gingrich

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

On Newt: "He is Absolutely Right"

Allen West appeared On the Record with Greta Van Susteren on Fox News.  He was asked about his opinion on Newt Gingrich’s statement about the question of work ethic, and the matter of unemployment and job creation.  West gave his unreserved support for the notion, and when Van Susteren called it a “touchy subject,” West immediately said:  “It shouldn’t be a touchy.”  Van Susteren asked West what Obama could do to address the high unemployment, he pointed out taxes and regulations, and Dodd-Frank as various sources of trouble for job creation. He focused on the state of the economy and the role of work in lifting oneself out of poverty, warning against making a safety net into a hammock.  In his usual no-nonsense manner, West took on the issues.

Watch the video:

One of the points West made is that we shouldn’t have conversations limited by so-called “touchy subjects” because of race.  He’s right. The destructive results of the Obama administration’s war on wealth and work knows no racial boundaries.  It’s time to discard these faulty, racially charged notions of politics and economics.  It’s time to set aside any claim that one party has the interests of any race at heart, and Allen West sees this. It’s time for our President to see this as well.

 

 

Hooah: Allen West Responds to Marine Urination Incident: War is Hell

Friday, January 13th, 2012

Allen West (R-FL)

The Weekly Standard is reporting on a statement via email from Congressman Allen West(R-FL) on the incident involving Marines who urinated on three Taliban Corpses.  West is known particularly for his own service, having retired from the Army  as a Lt. Colonel.  His statement reflects the view of a military realist, who understands the real nature of war, and the things that sometimes happen on the battlefield.  I think the hand-wringers would do well to listen to West on this one, as his statement comports well with my own statement on the matter.   I wish all of our veterans in government were willing to be this blunt:

“I have sat back and assessed the incident with the video of our Marines urinating on Taliban corpses. I do not recall any self-righteous indignation when our Delta snipers Shugart and Gordon had their bodies dragged through Mogadishu. Neither do I recall media outrage and condemnation of our Blackwater security contractors being killed, their bodies burned, and hung from a bridge in Fallujah.

“All these over-emotional pundits and armchair quarterbacks need to chill. Does anyone remember the two Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division who were beheaded and gutted in Iraq?

“The Marines were wrong. Give them a maximum punishment under field grade level Article 15 (non-judicial punishment), place a General Officer level letter of reprimand in their personnel file, and have them in full dress uniform stand before their Battalion, each personally apologize to God, Country, and Corps videotaped and conclude by singing the full US Marine Corps Hymn without a teleprompter.

“As for everyone else, unless you have been shot at by the Taliban, shut your mouth, war is hell.”

I have but one thing to say to this: “Hooah!

Allen West Says Election 2012 Will Be “Bloodbath”

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

 

Congressman Allen West

NewsMax.TV conducted an interview with Allen West(R-FL) in which West questions Mitt Romney’s credentials as a true conservative, and he points out several of Newt Gingrich’s best accomplishments, referring to Gingrich as “the smartest person” among those now in the contest.   West wasn’t willing to endorse any candidate yet, but he sees the race coming down to Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, and Newt Gingrich.  He also described at length why it remains important for the GOP to battle against Obama’s illegal “recess appointments” that weren’t, but he wouldn’t commit to the notion of impeachment.  Representative West also pointed out the need to take great care in any cuts to our national defense.

While he said he likes Ron Paul’s views on economic liberty, he expressed serious concerns about Paul’s foreign policy positions.  He went on to severely criticize Barack Obama’s lack of leadership, and he made several excellent observations about the reckless behavior of the Obama administration.  West remains a very popular Congressman nationally.  You can watch the entire video at NewsMax.