Allen West

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    December 21, 2011

    Broward GOP: Allen West Needs "More Favorable Treatment" in Redistricting

    Rep. Allen West, who's apparently "in danger" of losing his congressional seat.​The Broward GOP has looked at the proposed congressional redistricting map for the state and has come to a realization -- Broward isn't going to have a Republican representative if that map becomes a reality.That l ... More >>

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    December 20, 2011

    Allen West on Gene Sperling: "I Never Met Him, but He Truly Did Seem to Me to Be an Idiot"

    Rep. Allen West, the self-proclaimed Harriet Tubman.​It seems like yesterday was another day Congress didn't get too much done, and Rep. Allen West made another appearance on Fox News to run his mouth.The Senate voted heavily in favor of the payroll tax cut extension worked out by both parties' le ... More >>

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    December 19, 2011

    Allen West: Occupy Wall Street Protesters Will Be Known as the "Sons of Anarchy"

    According to Rep. Allen West, Occupy protesters.​Occupy Wall Street -- it's like a fictional organized-crime syndicate that rides around on motorcycles, according to Rep. Allen West.West celebrated the 238th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party on Friday, and of course, couldn't go without insu ... More >>

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    December 16, 2011

    Allen West: Nazi Propagandist Joseph Goebbels Would "Be Very Proud of the Democrat Party"

    Rep. Allen West, the self-proclaimed Harriet Tubman.​The sun rose again this morning, meaning another entry in the expanding catalog of Shit Allen Says.Let's preface Rep. Allen West's most recent outlandish statement with the disclaimer he gave shortly after his explanation of the Democratic Party ... More >>

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    November 14, 2011

    Allen West Justifies Waterboarding by Saying He Saw It Happen in a Demi Moore Movie

    Ever seen G.I. Jane? Me too.​In the latest addition of nonsensical statements in the Rep. Allen West file, the congressman -- or "congresswoman," as he was inadvertently identified as by Fox & Friends host Brian Kilmeade -- made another television appearance to respond to President Obama's rec ... More >>

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    November 5, 2011

    Patrick Murphy: "I Am Proud to Stand With the 99%"

    ​Patrick Murphy, one of the Democratic hopefuls in the race for Rep. Allen West's congressional seat, has joined several of his party colleagues -- including DNC Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and former Rep. Alan Grayson -- to come out in support of the Occupy movement.In an email t ... More >>

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    October 28, 2011

    CAIR: Broward GOP Treats Muslims Worse Than Other Republicans Do

    Thanks to West, South Florida Republicans have a bad rap.​U.S. Rep. Allen West has already tried to end federal funding for National Public Radio. But if he needed another reason to hate NPR, yesterday's "All Things Considered" segment should do the trick. The story explored West's view of Is ... More >>

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    October 18, 2011

    Occupy Palm Beach Protests Allen West Speech

    Lisa Rab​Standing in the pouring rain in one of the wealthiest enclaves in the country, the man in the Gators cap did not mince words. "I'm not issue-specific, because there are so many things fucked up right now about how our country is managing itself."And so the Occupy movement came to the Tow ... More >>

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    August 15, 2011

    Allen West's Response to Request That He Cut Ties With Anti-Islamic Extremists: "NUTS!"

    ​The Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations sent a letter to Rep. Allen West at the beginning of the month with a request -- quit palling around with Islamophobes.The letter, from CAIR South Florida Executive Director Nezar Hamze, specifically asked West to cut his ties with ... More >>

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    August 12, 2011

    Allen West Says Comments About Gays and Ice Cream Were "Taken Out Of Context" -- Really?

    ​In a meeting with the Sun-Sentinel's editorial board Tuesday, Rep. Allen West compared being gay to liking chocolate chip ice cream or riding scooters.It's part of his belief that being gay is a "behavior," and he has frequently said that people "can change their behavior" but that he can't chang ... More >>

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    August 8, 2011

    Allen West Fanboy Website Dissolving Due to Lack of Support

    Uh, where'd my website go?​Allen West Nation, a website devoted solely to the supposed awesomeness of the congressman, is soon to be no more.Adam Wilhoit, one of the site's administrators, announced on Thursday that they're trying to figure out what their future is, because continuing as Allen Wes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2011

    Allen West Back to Insults and Ignoring Facts About the Economy

    Rep. Allen West, who thinks Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner is a refrigerator.​Rep. Allen West seems to be the gift that keeps on giving to the world of misinformation.West went on Fox & Friends this morning, and let everyone know that he was still playing the blame game and made it clear he h ... More >>

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    July 28, 2011

    Allen West, Ben Affleck, and the GOP Debt Deal

    flickr user: sheksaysReally? Allen West has to see my movie?​There's never a dull moment with U.S. Rep. Allen West on Capitol Hill. This week, as he drew kudos for abandoning Tea Party hard-liners and backing House Speaker's John Boehner's debt plan -- a compromise that temporarily raises the nati ... More >>

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    July 22, 2011

    Allen West Wins Washington Post Award: "Worst Week in Washington"

    Award recipient Rep. Allen West​It looks like Rep. Allen West came away with two great accolades this week for his email tirade to Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz: The love of Stephen Colbert and the "Worst Week in Washington" award from the Washington Post.The award from the Post comes courtesy of ... More >>

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    July 20, 2011

    Allen West: Wasserman Schultz "Most Vile, Unprofessional, and Despicable" House Member

    Allen West: Under the impression he's still in third grade.​If you haven't noticed, Rep. Allen West typically resorts to name-calling when things don't go his way.After Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz called out the "Cut, Cap, and Balance" legislation and made reference to West, he decided to do a t ... More >>

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    July 18, 2011

    Allen West Does Pushups While Kids Enjoy Burgers at Five Guys

    All photos by Laine Doss Allen West with kids from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County ​Five Guys newest location at Cypress Creek Station in Fort Lauderdale hosted a group of 15 Big Brothers and Sisters mentors and mentorees on Saturday for an afternoon of food and fun. It was ... More >>

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    July 13, 2011

    Allen West Serves Burgers at Five Guys on Saturday

    Yeah... we couldn't make this stuff up if we tried.Congressman Allen West has done a lot of crazy things in his short political career (and we're not even talking about policies). He's been to oh-so-many tea party rallies, went diving with the flag, and has been photographed with  ... More >>

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    June 20, 2011

    Allen West Calls New Times "Idiot Liberals" and "A Bunch of Losers"

    ​Rep. Allen West isn't too happy that we called him out for violating the United States Flag Code, so he decided to send out his eighth-grade-esque retort to subscribers of his weekly newsletter.Among West's insults are "idiot Liberals," "delusional dummies," and "a bunch of losers."Here's the ... More >>

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    June 14, 2011

    Allen West Violates Federal Law During Weekend Diving Trip

    UPI/Joe MarinoCongressman Allen West, desecrating the American flag.​There's nothing really bad to say about Rep. Allen West going diving off the coast of Deerfield Beach with a bunch of military veterans -- except for the fact that he violated U.S. federal law in the process and provided a pictor ... More >>

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    June 13, 2011

    Allen West Intern Fired Over Gay-Friendly Retweet

    ​Apparently Rep. Allen West can't keep around an intern that's friendly with the gays.Roll Call is reporting that West's unnamed male intern who retweeted a Twitter post from the gay-themed New York band Scissor Sisters that was originally discovered by New Times.West was reportedly with his staff ... More >>

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    June 10, 2011

    Allen West Joins the Twitter-Gaffe Train -- Retweets Gay-Themed Band, Blames Intern

    Allen West: Scissor Sisters fan?​Just to be clear, nothing about Allen West's Twitter gaffe involves the congressman's wiener.It does, however, come at a time when members of Congress should be careful about how they're using Twitter. But if you're not careful, blame it on the intern.About two ... More >>

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    June 2, 2011

    Allen West Placed in GOP Incumbent Protection Program

    The RNCC thinks Allen West is going to need some help getting re-elected​The National Republican Congressional Committee says they're not giving out free campaign money to Republicans facing a tough re-election campaign anymore -- you have to earn it.That's why they started the Patriot Program ... More >>

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    May 30, 2011

    Allen West's No-B.S. Weekend: Disses Bush, Palin

    This has been a bullshit-busting kind of weekend for Allen West.First, he showed up in Fox News Sunday, talking smack about his own party's recent history. He was debating Donna Edwards, the Democrat congresswoman from Maryland, when host Chris Wallace asked:Congressman West, Republicans offered a p ... More >>

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    May 25, 2011

    Obama Hates Israel, According To Allen West

    Reid Reprot​Allen West seems to be in a bad mood this week. In his Weekly Wrap Up, he says that Barack Obama hates Israel and the Jewish people and means to hasten their destruction. Jesus! I feel like a paranoiac for even typing that, but there it is in my inbox, beaming at my eyeballs in officia ... More >>

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    May 25, 2011

    Allen West Stumped for Losing Candidate in Tight New York House Race

    Allen West supported the Medicare plan that's now under fire.​Yesterday, Democrat Kathy Hochul won a closely watched special congressional election in a heavily Republican district in western New York. Why should Sunshine State voters care? Democrats are spinning Hochul's upset victory as evidence ... More >>

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    May 16, 2011

    Allen West: Politicians Are Always 100% Honorable

    He's trustworthy 'cuz somebody taught him to shoot things.​What is it with with our Republican froshes? Can't they agree with the White House on anything?Two weeks ago, Marco Rubio made an ass of himself by using his weekly newsletter to oppose Barack Obama's "draft executive order" -- an order wh ... More >>

  • News

    May 12, 2011

    Allen West, Uncut

    From his war on Islam to his thoughts about being Donald Trump's running mate, a candid conversation with South Florida's rising Tea Party star.

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    May 9, 2011

    Andrew Breitbart's Peeps Go After New Times

    Keeping America safe -- from men without testicles.​On April 22, Allen West gave a now-famous speech to a group called Women Impacting the Nation explaining that the most pressing duty of strong, American women is to breed and support strong, American men. I reported on this fascinating content ... More >>

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    April 29, 2011

    Nicole Sandler Arrested for Heckling at Allen West Town Hall, Says She Was Maced in Jail (UPDATED with BSO Report)

    Read on for the BSO report of what happened in the jail.On Tuesday night, Allen West held a "town hall" event in Fort Lauderdale, at which he took only preapproved questions. He got started by complaining about bloggers who want to "skin him alive," then got held up by a man screaming "What about ba ... More >>

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    April 28, 2011

    Allen West "On The Hot Seat"?

    The author intended to write a caption, but became sick to his stomach before he had the chance.​Sweet mercy, bring me strong liquor in large containers, for I have just learned that Allen West is "not a kitten kind of guy."Yes. Allen West prefers puppies. Didja hear that? Puppies.This information ... More >>

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    April 27, 2011

    Protest at Allen West Town Hall: Ken Evans, "Scumbag"?

    ​There was an ugly scene at Allen West's town hall meeting at Calvary Chapel last night, when a small, peaceful premeeting protest morphed into a series of increasingly angry disruptions after West took the stage. The protesters in the meeting became especially tetchy when it became apparent that ... More >>

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    April 25, 2011

    Allen West: American Women To Breed American Warriors

    Women Impacting the Nation, or WIN, is a bunch of conservative ladies who want to, you know, Impact the Nation. On April 19th in Boca, Allen West told them how to do it: Raise strong men."...what made the Spartan men strong," said West:it was the Spartan women. Because the Spartan women at the age o ... More >>

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    April 25, 2011

    Congressman Allen West Not Getting Any Less Crazy

    Allen West is on a roll of sheer crazy right now. First the Plantation congressman has been on Fox News the past several days lobbing crazy bombs at the president, calling him a "low-level socialist agitator" whose "Marxist demagogic rhetoric" indicates a "Third World dictator-like arrogance."& ... More >>

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    April 20, 2011

    Allen West Does Not Smoke Weed

    The above is a not-entirely-fair video filmed at FAU, in which Allen West is asked a question he plainly has no idea how to answer -- by a long-haired, peace-loving NORML activist, no less; a species with which West has had little experience in dealing, and which must strike him as strange, delicate ... More >>

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    April 19, 2011

    Pray For Allen West

    Allen West sounds tired. He's working very, very hard, and unlike just about anybody else in our Congress, he actually talks to his constituents. Constantly. They want him, he's there. Wanna talk to him one-on-one? More often than not, he advertises the route he takes on his morning jogs. Perhaps he ... More >>

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    April 13, 2011

    Allen West: Stop Picking On Me!

    Allen West has feelings, too.​Allen West is pissed!In his weekly wrapup for constituents, West wrote:First of all, let me take the time to apologize to my Constituents and the American people for the drama and failure you witnessed this week. At this critical point for our Constitutional Republic, ... More >>

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    April 12, 2011

    Allen West: Screw You, Fellow Republicans!

    ​Talk about gratitude! The legislature spends three sleepless weeks bashing out a budget deal, figures out a way to slash $39 billion from the federal budget, and Allen West says it's not enough?That's the news according to The Hill, which reported on Saturday that Allen West would vote "nay" on t ... More >>

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    April 8, 2011

    White Powder Sent To Allen West's Office.

    Can't scare him, don't try.​At the moment, we're waiting for news on what, exactly, the mysterious white powder sent to Allen West's office might be. Anthrax? Ajax? High-grade cocaine to fortify West's body for grueling battles against liberal Islamofascinazies?Probably not the latter. West doesn' ... More >>

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    April 7, 2011

    Did Allen West Just Compare Gays to Terrorists?

    West: Don't get gay on me.​It's April in the Year of Our Lord 2011, and most Floridians have reached an accommodation with Allen West. As summer looms and West's congressional career blossoms into maturity, he's almost begun to seem normal. He still hates Muslims, but at least he's polite about it ... More >>

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    March 24, 2011

    Allen West "Offended" by Planned Parenthood in Black Neighborhoods

    Allen West doesn't want women to get prenatal vitamins, either.​U.S. Rep. Allen West managed to sound relatively sane for the first hour of his town hall meeting in Palm Beach last night. He used lots of pie charts and graphs to outline bedrock GOP talking points about slashing spending and cuttin ... More >>

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    March 23, 2011

    Allen West Is Pissed About Libya, Part II: Screw The Civilians, Unless They're Israeli

    (Note: The above video is rife for unpacking, so I'm doing it over the course of three short articles. This is the second; the first is viewable here.)I would like to draw your attention to two discussions of civilians in the above video. In one instance, you've got Allen West discussing the Fogels ... More >>

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    March 23, 2011

    Allen West To Debate A Muslim. (But What About Us?)

    He's learning!​Allen West's latest town hall confrontation with a Muslim ended very differently from his last one. In the last one, West was taken by surprise by Nezar Hamze, who wanted to ask the notorious Muslim-baiter precisely where Qur'an demands the murder of Americans and/or innocents. West ... More >>

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    March 22, 2011

    Allen West Is Pissed About Libya, Part I: Apology To Obama?

    Above you'll find Allen West, talking on Sunday at a the second anniversary picnic of Florida 9/12. He is speaking about President Barack Obama's weakness in the face of Muammar Gaddafi. "I don't care what anyone says -- you can't win a war from 30,000 feet," he says. Thank goodness we're not at war ... More >>

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    March 16, 2011

    A Pre-Emptive Political Obituary For The Young Man Who Wants Allen West's Seat

    What you've just seen is an advertisement from a Democrat named Patrick Murphy, a 28-year-old small businessman and CPA who's running to represent Florida's 22nd district in 2012. Of course, we've already got somebody occupying that seat: Rep. Lt. Col. Allen West. Rep. West is arguably the fastest-r ... More >>

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    March 12, 2011

    Allen West's Week #1: West to Receive "Defender of Israel" Award

    Something to defend.​Calling Allen West a "Defender of Israel" is a little like calling Fred Phelps a "defender of Christianity." West thinks he's a defender of Israel, and he sure does seem to like the place, but his net impact on that country probably isn't so good.I made this point to a gentlem ... More >>

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    March 12, 2011

    Allen West's Week #2: Bring On The Government Shutdown?

    Thursday, Allen West appeared on Glenn Beck for a chat with Judge Andrew Napolitano -- a true libertarian and genuinely good guy, who nowadays earns his keep as Fox's answer to Harvey Fierstein and/or Bee Arthur. The subject under discussion? The government shutdown which may occur should Congress b ... More >>

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    March 12, 2011

    Allen West's Week #3: PC Police, Outta My Military!

    ​This week, Rep. Col. Allen West denounced a report by the Military Leadership Diversity Commission, which found that 77% of active duty senior officers are white and 84% are male. Rep. Col. West didn't attack the report's findings, exactly. In fact, he didn't seem entirely certain what the report ... More >>

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    March 8, 2011

    Allen West: Foiled By Collective Bargainers and Community Organizers

    This kiss will be interrupted by a community organizer.​When will the crazy stop? Rep. Allen West is a man -- a two-hundred-poundish, handsome, intelligent man, with his own ideas, experiences, memories, loves, dislikes, hatreds, prejudices, whathaveyou. He is not a canvas.Yet that's what lots of ... More >>

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    March 4, 2011

    Allen West: Holiday At Guantanamo Bay

    Gitmo!​Today, The Sun Sentinel reported that Allen West intends to tour Guantanamo Bay. West said: "Guantanamo Bay serves a crucial role in our national security, and I am confident that my visit will reaffirm my belief in its importance." Truly, words to inspire belief on the congressman's impart ... More >>

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    March 3, 2011

    The Qur'an Is Not a Book of Peace -- A Letter to Nezar Hamze

    The psycho-killer and his assistant.​Last week, Rep. Allen West was confronted at a town hall meeting by a "Qur'an-wielding" Muslim who wished to talk to the congressman about his attacks on Islam. He was shouted down. That man, Nezar Hamze, is executive director of the Miami chapter of the Counci ... More >>

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