Former Republican U.S. Respresentative from Florida
Allen West Extreme Positions On Issues
How difficult is it to remember what state you work in and who your current employer is? My guess is that nearly everyone in this country knows the answer to these two simple questions, but you can add Scott Brown to the list of individuals who has difficulty answering them.
Allen B West News & Opinion Articles
|Sun Feb 28, 2016 | politico.com|
No matter what happens on Super Tuesday, it’s clear who the real losers will be on election night: The Democratic and Republican parties. An election season that began as a...
|Tue Feb 09, 2016 | politico.com|
Jeb Bush banned me from the bus. It was October 2014, two months before Jeb would announce he was exploring a run for president, and I had come to west Texas as an...
|Mon Nov 30, 2015 | theatlantic.com|
Give Donald Trump this: He has taught Americans something about the candidates he’s running against. He has exposed many of them as political cowards.
In August, after...
|Mon Nov 30, 2015 | thedailybeast.com|
In jujutsu, one uses an opponent’s weight against him. And, in the version most often seen in politics, a candidate turns his opponent’s strength into a weakness. In...
|Tue May 01, 2012 | aljazeera.com|
Two things happened to suggest the Republican Party had finally gone over the deep end. One was Republican Congressman Allen West's claim that around 80 Democrats are...
Former Rep. Allen West is leaving the conservative opinion website PJ Media after an altercation with a female staffer in which he allegedly called her a “Jewish American princess,” according to a new report from BuzzFeed.
A group of right-wing advocates have been meeting behind closed doors for months to plan "a 30 front war seeking to fundamentally transform the nation." The group includes a who's who of conservative personalities, including the wife of sitting Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. The far right group wants to dumb down the conversation, even explicitly suggesting that the journalists in the group need to write articles at "a 4th grade level," and also counteract other right-wing groups that they see as too liberal.
Florida GOP Congressman Allen West dispatched a scathing personal email to Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, calling her "vile, unprofessional ,and despicable," "a coward," "characterless," and "not a Lady," and demanding that she "shut the heck up."
While serving in Taji, Iraq, West received information from an intelligence specialist about a reported plot to ambush him and his men. Yahya Jhodri Hamoodi, a civilian Iraqi police officer, was implemented in the plot. Hamoodi was detain and beaten when he allegedly reached for his weapon. West then fired his pistol near Hamoodi's head, after which Hamoodi provided West with names and information, which Hamoodi later described as "meaningless information induced by fear and pain." One of these suspects was arrested as a result, but no plans for attacks or weapons were found. West was charged with violating articles 128 (assault) and 134 (general article) of the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
“Sadly, hundreds of Ukrainians and 298 souls on MH17 have paid the price for the weakness and abject cowardice of Obama’s ‘flexibility."
“We have a President that believes that the most important thing for the United States military is to have beards, turbans, and hijabs to be worn by our people in the service. But yet they will turn to our veterans and say ‘we’re cutting your benefits.’”
"We were bored & decided to kill somebody." 3 black teens shoot white jogger. Who will POTUS [President Obama] identify w/this time?
"I believe it comes back to being a respectful young man and maybe that's something that was missing out of President Obama and Trayvon Martin's life. But to try to play this and try to make it a personal experience, this was just absolutely horrific."
"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 [Democrats], get the hell out of the United States of America."
"Let me tell you what you've got to do. You've got to make the fellow scared to come out of his house. That's the only way that you're going to win. That's the only way you're going to get these people's attention."
"We must take our country back"
"If you're here to shrink away from the duties, there's a door. Get out. But if you're here to stand up, to get your musket, to fix your bayonet, and to charge into the ranks, you are my brother and sister in this fight. You need to leave here understanding one simple word. That word is 'bayonets.' And charge this enemy for your freedom, for your liberty, for the future and the legacy of that young lady right there..." You leave here today — charge!"