Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Freshman Congressman Allan West to give Closing Remarks at CPAC

by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
Birthplace of Independent Conservatism

Representative Allan West will be the closing speaker at this years CPAC conference. It is fortunate, at least in this writers opinion, that Former Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin declined the spot. The official word is she declined due to scheduling conflicts. Given her political sense I suspect she has other reasons.

The choice of Allan West is significant in that he is an independent minded freshman legislator and is not wary of bucking the status quo within the rank and file GOP. A real deal conservative he is fully aware of the need to reign in the spending of an out of control Military Industrial Complex. Representative West, having served the nation as a Lieutenant Colonel in the military, recognizes and supports the need for a strong defense. He also recognizes the need to cut wasteful and unnecessary spending not only in domestic programs but in the defense budget as well.

Representative West is a man of honor, and one who will do the "right thing" rather than the "expedient thing." Even if is not politically popular. Rep. West has the character and intellect of a natural leader. His sincerity and genuine love of country is beyond question. The current occupant of the "Peoples" White House would do himself a great service if he were to emulate Allan West.

Here is what THE HILL had to say.
Freshman Tea Party Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) will deliver the coveted closing speech on Saturday at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).

West, the headline-grabbing lawmaker and former Army officer, said he was "humbled" to have been invited to deliver the closing keynote address at this weekend's conference.

West tweeted about it on Wednesday:

I've been asked today to have the honor of giving the closing keynote address at CPAC Saturday. I'm humbled.

Giving West the spot is just one of the many bows to the relatively new Tea Party movement at CPAC, arguably the most important annual gathering of conservative lawmakers and activists....

By choosing West, CPAC sends an interesting message. The Florida freshman hasn't been afraid to clash with the GOP leadership in the House, and he enjoys a unique status as just one of two black Republicans elected in the House.

Still, the speech carries some political risk for West. He comes from a district that had voted for President Obama in 2008, and his 2012 reelection will almost certainly be competitive. Much like Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) in the last Congress, West could run the risk of being perceived by constituents as too interested in ideological battles in Washington.

As to the possible risks, the above statement may be so. However, it is quite likely Rep. West will overcome the possible risks and gain the support of the people who sent him to Congress to do the peoples business. Rep. West is a man to watch. He has the character and intelligence to be a national leader. I expect to see some good things from him in the future.

Cross posted to the Left Coast Rebel

Via: Memeorandum


  1. He's an interesting character. He may have a big future in the GOP. He does need to tone down the crazy anti-Muslim talk, though.


  2. "He does need to tone down the crazy anti-Muslim talk, though."


    The truth I realize is quite had for some to accept.

  3. West I like. Muslims I don't. I didn't always feel that way, but they've done their own work at making any intelligent person dubious of them.

  4. Jersey McJones,

    You said:
    "He does need to tone down the crazy anti-Muslim talk, though."

    Right, right...

    Because we've all seen how dangerous THAT kind of talk is when compared to the crazy pro-Muslim talk. Jihad, anyone? Kill some Americans, anyone? Perform sexual mutilation on our daughters, anyone?

    Insh'Allah, indeed.

    Like Gorges said, "...they've done their own work at making any intelligent person dubious of them." Key word here is "intelligent", which is to be read, "aware/knowledgeable/up-to-date".

    The left may say that the Right is full of bigoted isolationists who hate all people who aren't rich, white, or "Christian", but I beg to differ. There is a world of difference between being hateful and being able to make hard decisions that will knowingly offend the sensitive types, *cough*, liberals, of our Nation.

    As a former military stud, (yes, you heard me), who has sen some time in The Sandbox, I can assure you, Muslims don't like us. At all.

    I would encourage any liberal who wants to play kissy-face with Musilms to go to The Middle East and proudly declare their American citizenship, and how they have come to The Middle East to show their understanding, compassion, and hope for a better future with all of Islam. I'll give them two weeks before you are kidnapped, tortured, and eventually beheaded. Oh yes. Muslims are just a peaceful religion. Ha!


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