Thursday, November 17, 2011

The Sun Doesn't Set On This West

While doing my fact-checking on the Keystone XL pipeline fiasco, I came upon several honorable mentions about one Congressman who fully understands what is wrong so far with the Republicans in general and the presidential candidates in particular. Rep. Allen West (R-Florida) calls them as he sees them, and tells the media to "stop being afraid of this president who is destroying this country."

Now isn't that refreshing? At a press conference this past Tuesday, Rep. West laid into The One and the mainstream media who think that lightning will strike them if they criticize their tin god. He also laid into any of his fellow members of Congress who might consider letting Obama get away with killing at least 20,000 "shovel-ready" jobs just to satisfy his leftist green-weenie constituency. Speaking of Obama, Rep. West said: "And here we have a president that's gone off to Australia, playing golf in Hawaii (while placing it geographically in Asia), and you guys allow him to make this decision to shut down the Keystone XL project."

Rep. West went on to say: "The media needs to call out this president and stop coming over here to the House Republicans and telling us what we're not doing. We're the ones taking action. This guy sitting at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is destroying this country." God, how I love a Republican who isn't afraid to say what he thinks without worrying what the damned MSM is going to say about him.

Rep. West is a no-holds-barred truth-teller, which befits his military background. He knows you don't beat an enemy by blowing kisses at him. As a retired military man who has faced the enemy on the enemy's home ground, he knows how to criticize a namby-pamby president. He was blind-sided by the political generals in regard to an incident in which a terrorist wasn't treated as if he were a paying guest at the Waldorf-Astoria. His response was "If it's about the lives of my soldiers at stake, I'd go through hell with a gasoline can." Even though he would not, as a good soldier, publicly criticize his Commander-in-Chief, he is no longer restrained by that obligation.

So what does he think about the abilities of our current Waffler-in-Chief? "America needs a commander-in-chief. Instead we have a Campaigner-in-Chief, and that's what continues to happen. Whether it's the decision to go to zero troops in Iraq, which gives a green light to Iran, or whether it's the decision to shut down what you have heard is a win-win situation for the United States of America [the XL Pipeline]--we cannot continue to send hard-earned American taxpayer dollars to OPEC--nothing but despotic dictators, autocrats and theocrats. For 22 years I served in the United States military, and I've been on the battlefields in the Middle East, where the funds we are sending to these countries are in turn being turned on our young men and women in combat."

At the press conference, he was joined by a few other members of the bolder wing of the Republican House. Following Rep. West's speech, several of those House members reiterated that the decision on the pipeline was politically-motivated to push it past the 2012 election. But Obama can't even get those troops in line. The envirowackos are now quarreling with the unions which would have benefited most from the jobs the pipeline would have created overnight.

I think the current Republican presidential candidates who are sniping at each other (with a few exceptions) should take a page out of Rep. West's playbook and concentrate on the most dangerous, incompetent, dishonest, ineducable, and sneaky president in memory. Equally, they should follow Newt Gingrich's example and stop worrying about what the mainstream media will say about them being attack dogs. They're going to say that anyway, so join Rep. West and screw the MSM. And just as a reminder, attack dogs are used to bring down criminals and terrorists.

Note: If you missed the post about the Keystone XL Pipeline and want more details, here's the link: Obama Kills Another 20,000 Jobs.

16 comments:

tryanmax said...

I can't help but think that in a time before I was born, a fictional story about the U.S. paying its own enemies to wage war against us might have seemed ludicrous.

I guess some things don't change. Now it's reality and it still seems ludicrous.

LawHawkRFD said...

tryanmax: You are absolutely correct, and I just want to point out that it's no more ludicrous than having Barack Hussein Obama in the White House. In fact, they seem to be companion concepts.

Tennessee Jed said...

amen to that, Hawk. Resistance is not futile, only mandatory!

BevfromNYC said...

I hear that Canada is now making eyes at China to do their oil business with. They don't seem to be too interested in waiting on the outcome of the 2012 elections.

AndrewPrice said...

As they say, you can't make this stuff up. This administration really is a bunch of idiots. We need more Allen Wests!

T-Rav said...

Hilarious Borg rendition of Obama!

Excellent remarks by LTC West. But as Democrats would agree, the really important issue is, is he being sexist to Debbie Wassermann-Schultz?

StanH said...

By blocking the Keystone pipeline reveals another vivid example of the intentions of the modern liberal party. Barry made it abundantly clear his disdain for anything petroleum based, what was his statement in an interview in ’08, “energy prices would necessarily rise.” Well he’s for damn sure delivered on that campaign promise. As far as West, he’s leading the way, as is normal with his distinguished military career. Barry and his corrupt party must be taken head on and directly, attack.

I had more to say, but my wife is stamping her foot, gotta go.

LawHawkRFD said...

Tennessee: LOL

LawHawkRFD said...

Bev: It's another example of a once semi-socialist nation moving right as we move left. They have a contingency plan, they have jobs at stake, and they're ready to move on. They would prefer to do business with us, but they're going to put their people and resources to work instead of worrying about pissy little fish and snails. Obama not only doesn't have backup plans, he has no plans at all (unless you consider drifting a plan).

LawHawkRFD said...

Andrew: A legion of Allen Wests and we might just get back on track.

LawHawkRFD said...

T-Rav: Debbie Wailingman-Schitz causes my gag reflex to work overtime. I suppose that's sexist. Rep. West is far too much the gentleman to show disrespect to a lady. But she's no lady.

LawHawkRFD said...

Stan: Let us know what you really feel when you get back. LOL

Writer X said...

I love Allen West. What a breath of fresh air.

LawHawkRFD said...

WriterX: Amen to that. If the fools on the Budget Commission can't reach an agreement, the military will suffer the same mindless across-the-boards funding decreases as the EPA, the FCC, the DOE, and all the other alphabet agencies. Nobody believes in good faith that the military should be exempt from inspection and efficiency recommendations, including budget cuts. But unlike across-the-boards cuts for the bureucracies, cuts to the military budget without a careful examination of the National Threat Assessment is suicidal. I'll be interested to see what Rep. West has to say about that.

tryanmax said...

i-i-i-I just have to do this:

♪♫ Don't let the sun go down on me! ♫♪

Individualist said...

Lawhawk

The really nasty thing is that when they cut the military they ususally go first to retirement, benefits and salaries of teh servicemen and women.

Alan West is a true leader.

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