Allen West Gets a "Defense Fund" From Joe Miller Over Reelection Worries
Apparently there's great concern over Rep. Allen West's reelection bid, since Tea Party hero Joe Miller -- the guy who lost a Senate campaign in Alaska to a write-in candidate -- and his political action committee have started the "Allen West Defense Fund" to keep the congressman in office.
The Western Representation PAC -- chaired by Miller -- admits West is "one of the most vulnerable Republicans in the entire country" and talks about how "presidential" he is.
That's why they're asking that you give them $5,000 to keep West in office, and if you don't, you're probably one of those racist liberals.
"Democrats only like racial diversity when the candidate is a 'good liberal,'" the PAC's announcement says. "They have relentlessly attacked Justice Clarence Thomas, Condoleezza Rice, and other conservative members of racial minorities, and Rep. West is no exception. Instead of applauding his record of achievement, liberals have labeled him an 'Uncle Tom' and made his defeat priority #1 in 2012."
Here's a tip: West isn't being targeted because he's black, but we'll let the Western Representation PAC continue the inane racial diatribe:
If LTC Allen West seems like Presidential material to you, if you would like to see him someday take a larger leadership role in our nation, he needs your help to get there. Democrats will do everything they can to destroy black conservatives because they threaten their cherished but completely bogus narrative that they are the party that supports minorities. When a Republican nominated Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court, the liberals forgot their diversity and instead launched a vicious, vulgar, and vile smear campaign. LTC West is rated by nearly every respected political analyst as one of the most vulnerable Republicans in 2012. That is why our team has bought the domain name AllenWestDefenseFund.com and have made this race one of our highest priorities!
So why does West deserve people's money, aside from the fact that you're probably racist if you don't donate?
"Did you know that Rep. West authored a bill that cut the bloated Pentagon printing budget by 10%, and it passed by a vote of 393 - 0?" the PAC's announcement asks. "This accomplishment is especially remarkable when you take into account that freshman legislators usually lack the seniority and relationships to pass bills through the labyrinth of congressional procedure."
If you're unfamiliar with that bill, West's claim to fame is toning down the amount of Pentagon reports printed in color on glossy paper -- as Mother Jones points out, it saves enough money to almost afford one-fifth of one of the missiles the country launched at Libya.
Regardless, there's already a response from the camp of one of West's hopeful opponents, courtesy of Lindsay Zoeller, the campaign manager for Lois Frankel:
I'm not surprised Joe Miller wants Allen West to be President -- they have a lot in common.
Miller's bizarre statements and right-wing ideas made him a national nightmare last year. His positions include eliminating Medicaid, slashing Medicare funds, and phasing out our Social Security altogether -- positions he has in common with Allen West.
He even at one point in the race accused his female opponent of being a witch.
Does he sound familiar?
Joe Miller and Allen West are two peas in a pod -- and since the people of his state had the good sense to dump him, he's decided to meddle in races 5,000 miles from where he lives. We cannot let him get away with this.
Of course, that announcement came with a fundraising pitch too.
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