Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Steadfast & Loyal: Allen West on Ideology & "Cut, Cap, & Balance"

A few excerpts from Congressman Allen West's Weekly Wrap-Up:
I believe we are headed towards the ultimate ideological clash in America. There is a widening chasm which has developed between those who believe in principled fiscal policies and those desiring the socialist bureaucratic nanny-state. An unfortunate aspect to this is the complicity of a mainstream media which does not report facts, but rather ideological bias. This clash will determine the future and legacy of our Constitutional Republic.

I know who wins in the end,
but it is going to be one heck of a fight.
That's how a real leader speaks.
This week the House GOP shall vote on a plan that will enable us to protect the full faith and credit of the United States but also tackle the long-term fiscal viability of our nation. The plan is summarized by the concept of “Cut, Cap, and Balance.” Our Congressional office issued a statement on Friday which explains the legislation, of which I am an original cosponsor - you can click here to view.
West was one of the original cosponsor's of "Cut, Cap, and Balance." Interesting.
We must have equitable and immediate spending cuts to our non-defense discretionary spending. We must cap federal government spending as per the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), currently near 25%, down between 18-20% putting it in line with revenues. And lastly, we must have a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution which will force us to prioritize and operate within our means, similar to American households and many state governments.

As for President Barack Obama, he has no such plan. He has never had a plan, just words, just speeches. His Budget for Fiscal Year 2012 failed 0-97 in the United States Senate. Speaking of the Senate, it has been over 800 days since the Senate, under Democrat control, has passed a budget.
There's a lot more, then West moves on to Obama's war in Libya:
In the area of foreign policy, the United States has officially recognized the Libyan rebels as the “legitimate” government of Libya. Now, I am just a simple fella from down South, but I recall a previous Democrat President recognizing a bunch of undefined ideological zealots called the Taliban…and we all see how that ended up!
West wraps up his wrap-up like this:
I must confess, when I see anyone with an Obama 2012 bumper sticker, I recognize them as a threat to the gene pool.

Then he signs it:
Steadfast and Loyal,

Is there anything this country needs more than a straight-talking courageous patriot as president?  

Maybe in 2016.

But Zilla at the facebook community ANTI-C.R.A.P.T.A.S.T.I.C., like so many Americans, myself included, would like to such a day arrive much sooner.
I truly wish this man would run for President in 2012. I would crawl on my hands and knees over broken glass if it meant I could see him debate Zero JUST ONCE! 
That would be a debate to see!

But Obama, the great orator (we don't hear that claim much anymore, do we?), would never--never ever--permit himself to stand opposite Allen West in a real debate. The outcome would be all too predictable.



  1. He is the greatest we have on our side. He is Common Sense and Leadership rolled into one.

  2. @Odie - I agree. This man is a clear thinker.

  3. He would make a great VP.

  4. @Trestin - I like that idea. The vice presidency would give him some of the political experience he needs and put him in line for the presidency down the road.

  5. I'd take him as VP but he says he's committed to his Florida constituency. I could dig aPalin West ticket, he's got the experience and knowledge in foreign affairs to make up for anything she may need, and it would be fun to watch leftists soil themselves over them.
    Out of all the actually running candidates, I still like Rick Santorum best. Too bad hardly anyone is paying him any mind, he's got a lot more foreign policy knowledge than the others, and he's strongly pro-israel and anti-jihad/sharia/islamic supremacism.

  6. Just linked this and your Klavan video. I really thought Allen West might be the presidential pick, but think now it will be Rubio. West is a genuine hero, both politically and militarily - solid as a rock and unafraid of the truth.


  7. LOVING the threat to the gene pool line. I hope he runs, too, but know how ugly the attempts to smear his time in Iraq will be. His wrists were slapped, but he was a helluva commander. And man, he can articulate conservatism. I don't know how we've ended up in this... dearth of anyone willing to stand up for true conservatism in the primary.