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 West Nation "is not an option."
Wilhoit says that since West voted for the Budget Control Act, four or five of the site's other administrators have resigned from their posts and estimates that two-thirds of the website's users find West's vote "wrong if not reprehensible."
As for the other one-third that still claims loyalty to West, Wilhoit says it's time to move on.
"We understand unwavering loyalty and the greater cause; however, those individuals also need to understand clearly what their fellow patriots believe to have happened so we can move forward together," he says.
Now they're looking to start a "larger concept," perhaps before a single vote takes a crap on another website devoted to one person.
The responses to dropping the Allen West Nation idea vary: One person responded with 244 words in all capital letters and 13 smiley faces; another person responded with every single "s" in his 350-word post as a dollar sign; as well as plenty of people who are pretty sure Allen West should be the president of the United States.
You can find the announcement, as well as all of the eloquent responses, here.
Keep New Times Broward-Palm Beach Free... Since we started New Times Broward-Palm Beach, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of South Florida, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering South Florida with no paywalls.