I hope Allen West gets a nice cabinet position, he can win in 2016 if Romney/Paul cannot bring the country back. I like Allen West, he is truthful and a "bomb thrower" just the person we need in the WH as a cabinet member or President.
I was pleased with Clint Eastwood's appearance at the convention, but I was hoping the mystery speaker would have been Allen West. The man gives a barnburner of a speech.
The RPOF isn't high on conservatives right now; it's the Charlie Crist effect, the Sarasota vote.
If Florida doesn't re-elect this man, then they will deserve Communism. He, as opposed to Marco Rubio, is qualified by the true meaning of "natural birth" to someday be President. Obviously, Obama is NOT a natural born citizen, but the courts and Congress refuse to uphold the Constitution. Yes, I am still a big supporter of Rubio, but I also believe in the rule of law. Obama believes in the rule of himself.
Is Allen West a CINO? Is he compromising his conservative principles supporting a Romney/Ryan ticket, therefore compromising his standing amongst "principled conservatives?" Many here at TRS and other sites say voting for Romney (which I agree is a liberal republican) is the same as a vote for Obama, therefore they will not vote for Romney. Would people who will not vote for Romney now, not vote for West if he was the POTUS nominee in the future due to his support of a RINO?
West appears to be the real deal. Real conservatives don't have a nominee to vote for, other than Romney. The other parties are either leftists, or are too like Ron Paul.
So just vote a straight ticket, and relax. That's what West will do, and that's more than fine.
Allen West is not a CINO, RINO, or opportunist of any kind.
I trust Allen West. He is one of a handful of politicians I can. West is a warrior and a planner who knows that some battles are tactical, some strategic. Of course he knows Romney is a progressive. It is going to be a long fight back to a Republic. One day that battle will bring true conservatives and constitutionalists face to face with Romney. But to get there we have a beach head to secure first.
Mr.West has a brain. He knows that it's R&R or Zero for four more years in this election.
Those who are too 'pure' in their conservatism to vote R&R are inded voting for Zero, perhaps not realizing that if he succeeds, it will probably be the last time they excercise that voting privilege.
"We're probably the biggest threat to them..." This is truth! Every statement and premise from the left should be viewed through this perspective.
Historically the democrat party hasn't been a friend of Black people, yet their voting loyalty to that party is mind-boggling. The party of the good ol' boys used to run rough shod over Blacks because they didn't want them integrating schools, didn't want them holding public office, didn't want them voting, didn't want them mingling with Whites socially, and put all kinds of obstacles in their path to "keep them in their place," yet Blacks vote for democrats overwhelmingly. I don't get it, but I don't have a liberal mindset either. Guess Blacks love big government and their social programs.
As an AA I can tell you the reason. It is due to Johnson passing the civil rights bill. Because the vast majority of blacks (present party excluded) think this is the only person and party who actually did anything for them by giving them the right to vote. It was a big thing. Many, unlike me, do not realize it was the Repubs who was most instrumental in getting the bill passed by helping to stop the democratic fillisbuster. Repubs also voted for the bill at a higher % than dems. If you told the vast majority of blacks these facts they would call you a liar. Jessie Jackson, Shasrpton, et.al. know these facts but would die before they utter would them.
I found it interesting too, that the bill passed by Johnson was Eisenhower's bill from the 50's. He was never able to get enough Dems to support it during his presidency.
As a matter of fact, the Republicans passed a Civil Rights Bill after the Civil War in the 1870's. As soon as the Dems took power again, they rescinded all the legislation the R's had passed. It took nearly 100 years to get it done. Is that disgusting or what?
You have far more knowledge and personal experience than I and a very clear writing style as well. I salute you!
It was only a few years ago that I learned about the century old civil rights legislation and I was thoroughly disgusted by it, knowing the evils and hardships black families and our country went through before getting the right thing done again. It was avoidable and the Democrats should be condemned for their inhumanity.
While I did not enclose these facts in my comment I too was aware of them thanks to American history taught in school. One of the problems seem to be that the instant "black history" started to be taught it was one-sided. The people involved with this agenda seem to think that the black struggle for equality started in 1965. While MLK was a hero their real heroes were the Stokley Carmichael/Malcolm X types. From that point forward the Republican contribution became a casualty of the truth. I admired these 2 men for their courage in standing up but not necessary for their positions. I completely admired and followed MLKs teachings. In fact I marched with both Stokley and Dr. King in Jackson, MS. in the 60s.
I was a kid in the early 60's when my immigrant family moved out of New York to Montgomery Alabama. The job was a big break for my dad. The thing is, growing up in Brooklyn then was quite literally a melting pot of of every, language, color and ethnicity. Some of it good, some of it bad - but being white was no pass.
My mother was a true to the core, compassionate Democrat in New York when it was the party that pulled for immigrants. Needless to say she was in a near state of shock moving to the deep South, given what the press was doing and saying about Alabama in the early 60s. She had a good soul, warm heart, and was one tough woman who loved everyone.
The story we kids later learned is the one that you tell. We were not in Alabama very long before my parents found out the ugly reality. It was the Democratic "party", the ones a good New York democrat thought was helping the blacks, who were stirring the hatred, bigotry and violence. She switched parties and told us she never again doubted my father, who knew exactly how much the Democratic party was like the socialists and fascists, the ones that he came to America to escape.
Thank you, Wisewoman, for explaining that to me. Previously I've asked AA co-workers with whom I had good rapport why they supported the Democrat Party, and the usual answer was that the Repubs didn't embrace them or didn't want them in the party. Initially I tried to tell them that wasn't so, but since I didn't know their personal experiences, I let it go. Thanks again....hope you have a wonderful evening.
Let me tell you a little story I hope doesnt sound racist, I work for Fed Ex and I deliver to some of the poorest areas here in florida and one of the areas I deliver is a trailer park community and I get there around 1:30 pm and when I knock on the door, the person just woke up and outside the trailer is a brand new Cadillac Escallade, and an obama poster my point is that some of it is perception is that the democrats are the party of "giveme" and the republicans are the party of the rich. My point to all of this we have to get our message out there more clearly.Our party has to do a better job.
Dear Proudhispanicconservative, I'm usually right there with you, in regard to you're premise. Could you expand on the connection between what Armypilot said and your desire to have our "message out there more clearly?
The fact is, if zero gets another term there ain't gonna be no welfare, no food stamps, no medicare or social security. We'll be over the cliff before 4 years is out. No one is buying our debt now. The Fed is monetizing it. The interest on our debt nearly equals our revenues.
When the credit card gets maxed out the people that like free stuff are going to be damn mad. If they want the gravy train to keep running, they had better vote for the team that will take action to preserve our standing & grow the economy.
I am sorry for not making my point clearly, I should have told you that I started talking to this guy and he is still going to vote of Obama even though his condition has not improved. what is sad is that if we continue down this path of entitlements and big government this is what we should expect, terrible living conditions.and people waiting for the government to help them my point is that with the way the democratic party has made a lot of people like this guy, dependent and with their entitlements the result of that is people living in very poor conditions despite all the entitlements.
Most people don't know the past of the Democrats. They either think it was Republicans who created the KKK as seen in virtually all holywood movies, or they think there was a big switch. Blacks switched. No one else did.
Great TAG tem - They should always appear together
Col. West and Mia Love
The liberal HEADS will EXPLODE
Ponchos! - Ponchos for sale to protect yourself from liberal "brain" matter!
Ha! I love it. Dems are the party that gave us the KKK and segregation....yes...someone said it! God bless you Congressman West!
I was going to crack a joke, agreeing with you, but I chickened out.
I'm so afraid of offending people. That's the real joke.
That is Michael Graham, from Boston. I listen to him every day, he drives liberals INSANE. It's a riot.
Hmmm. "Intentionally being stupid" instantaneously brings up a vision of Chris Matthews, Bob Beckel, Ed Shultz, Al Sharpton, and Debbie W-S.
...and Al Gore, and Jesse Jackass, and the Morning Schmoe, and Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid, and Allen "Beetlejuice" Colmes, and Mike Malfoy, and Eric Holder, and George Looney, and Ellen Barkin', and "Doctor" Rachel Madcow, and Bill Maher, and Maxine Waters, and...
Add Islam to the list-
Muslims, who are nearing the date of their last peaceful sleep on this continent, do not want American Blacks to see, or understand, this video on the Islamic origins of, and continued participation in, black slavery:
"The greatest tragedy about this particular subject is that most of the descendents of African Slavery, black people in the Merica and around the world, are totally ignorant of the actual facts. Before we lose the concenttration of our listeners, I would like to make the following statement and then prove it.
---That the worst, most inhumane and most diabolical institution of the black AFrican slave trade was inititiated, refined and perpetrated and implemented by the Mohommedan Arabs and later aided and abetted by the black converts to Islam."
The "Barbary Pirates" enslaved white American sailors and merchants in the name of allah.
"Professor Robert Davis, in his book Christian Slaves, Muslim Masters: White Slavery in the Mediterranean, the Barbary Coast, and Italy, 1500-1800, estimated that 1 million to 1.25 million White people were enslaved by North African pirates between 1530 and 1780"
I DEMAND RETRIBUTION!
Thanks sDee- Great insights.
After the American revolution, American merchants ships were denied the protection of the British navy in the Mediterranean as punishment by the crown. The US was left adrift. We can somewhat thank the Muslim pirates for bringing about the early establishment of the US Navy and , as important, the US Marines.
Here's another book MiketheMarine recommended- excellent though perhaps not as detailed in it's history as the one you mentioned. "The Pirate Coast" Richard Zacks.
It is hard to believe that 400 hundred years after it's founding, 150 years after the civil war, we are still hounded by the slavery issue. We are living in the longest running and most successful racist extortion in human history.
I am here to announce that it stops. Now.
Interesting! Also a complete disgrace that they never mention the muzzies are still taking slaves to this day.
I think it is just incredible that America is the only country that "owes" reparations to blacks who have never known slavery - of the classic variety. I wager there are just as many poor whites and other minorities that have been as economically disadvantaged as any black family. (My own certainly was - we didn't have running water until I was a teen. We didn't have food stamps or welfare either-ever)
I'm not being bigoted but just pointing out that adversity doesn't respect skin color. And it is all about how we react to circumstances.
Pretty calm, that is West. Besides bullets whistle round and about by their helmets , EID explosion almost daily most routes they patrol in Iraq, dealing with high heat of desert land, annoying of insurgents attacking & ambushing them, I don't see much anything at all that can hit West as surprise.Anything new at all, anything.
West is one of the leaders we have that I'll support with all I can to keep him in position he's most effective with.