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Rep. Allen West to birthers: focus on Obama policies instead

by George Bennett | February 23rd, 2011

West speaks to a crowd of about 400 at Tuesday night's town hall meeting in Jupiter.

JUPITER — Toward the end of a 90-minute audience Q&A session at Tuesday night’s town hall meeting, U.S. Rep. Allen West, R-Plantation, was asked by former Indian Trail Improvement District board member Christopher Karch whether President Obama is “legally there or not.”

“Who is going to tell us who this man is? Is he legally there or not?” said Karch. “What are we going to do to ensure that, if he isn’t legally there, it doesn’t happen again?”

Said West: “I will tell you this: That is the dog chasing its tail. The most important thing is, it’s the policies. That’s what we have to be standing on.”

The crowd of about 400 applauded, but Karch wasn’t satisfied.

“But if he’s not, it’s treason,” Karch said.

Said West: “You will waste more time worrying yourself to death about that instead of making sure that you expand the majority in the House of Representatives, you win back the U.S. Senate so that you can stand against the policies that are emanating out of the White House…

“What is your objective? Your objective is getting back to a constitutional republic principles and values. If you spend your time worrying about someone’s citizenship, you will never get to that objective.”

West didn’t offer his own opinion on Obama’s citizenship during the public forum. So PostOnPolitics asked him after the meeting.

“He is a citizen. He’s the president. I mean, that’s all I know. I am concerned about his policies,” West said.

26 Responses to “Rep. Allen West to birthers: focus on Obama policies instead”

  1. same ol same ol Says:

    Who knows if the current pres is legit or a plant?

    Sure, it would be one of the stories of the centuries if he is indeed a puppet shoehorned in by powerful and completely corrupt Democrat handlers.

    Is that possible? Of course, given the level of ignorance and dishonesty to which our country has gravitated.

    But, for now, as congressman West said — not something to dwell on.

    Other issues prevail.

  2. Big Johnson Says:

    Mr. Karch is self obsessed and dwells on details and theories that are on the fringe of reality to the point of delusion. Get over it. His comments border on sedition. Mr. West is right to direct focus to Mr. Obama’s policies rather than these rediculous claims of legitimacy. Rick Scott hasn’t produced his critical records, where is the outrage there? Perhaps Mr. Karch is linked to development and will profit from Mr. Scott’s proposed deregulation.

  3. furtive Says:

    Whether he is a fraud regarding his birth locale, is most likely considering his fraudulent pattern enforcing our nation of Laws. There is one set for the underclass, and one for everyone else:

    He disregards the Court Ruling that he is in contempt of Court for embargoing oil production in the Gulf.

    He disregards the Court Ruling that there is an injunction WRITTEN in the decision that the “Affordable Health Care Law (ObamaCare) is null and void.

    He denies being a member of misanthrope and anti-semite, Rev Wright’s Black Liberation Theology church for 25 years.

    He denies endorsing and encouraging the Muslim Brotherhood, who are calling for a violent revolution to enforce Shariah Law.

    Not only he is a fraud of the first order, but he is the most dangerous person ever to occupy the White House.
    He is the face of evil in a custom tailored Italian suit.

  4. Big Johnson Says:

    Tell us how you really feel Mr. Karch.

  5. tom bell Says:

    The tea party email propaganda spam that has been sent out claims that the book of Revelations says the anti-Christ will be a Muslim and a Nazi Socialist Community Organizer. Therefore Obama is the anti-Christ. Anyone who can’t see that, is a libtard moron. West is best when he acts like a grown-up statesman and not a tea party lunatic.

  6. Montanna Says:

    To all the “Chicken Littles” or should I say “Chicken Hawks” that keep saying that the sky is falling, and the Unites States will fail, never bet against the United States of America, we are coming back and you and the rest of you phonies are wrong!

    The Birthers just HATE and can’t debate, where is there proof you might asked? Up where the sun don’t shine, HA, HA, show some proof birthers or people will continue to see you as dumb, stupid or racist, maybe all three. Can you blame them?

  7. farmer Says:

    At least Obama is a citizen and represents the people were he was born and lives – THE USA. West doesn’t live in the District he was elected because he could get elected where his family resides. West is the one casting a shadow on the right to be a public official. Where is the outrage?

  8. PFM Says:

    If you right wing citizens of the United States where half as much concerned with how that last administration lied to it’s citizens everyday for 8 years, this country wouldn’t be in the mess it is now. Don’t blame the Democrats because it’s hard to fix in 2 years what it took 8 years to destroy.

  9. Catherine Dupont Says:

    West makes his points clearly and with great intelligence. I trust him. If he says “jump” – I will ask HOW HIGH!

    Check this one out! HE IS AN AMERICAN with AMERICAN IDEALS!

    http://www.westernjournalism.com/cair-confronts-allen-west/

  10. Montana Says:

    Yeah right, West is intelligent, he was forced to resigned from the Army because he was facing a court-martial for torture and he was the one that claimed to have a higher Security Clearance than the President, but of course did not provide and proof, please, only fools would follow this clown.

    http://www.clicker.com/tv/countdown-with-keith-olbermann/Colonel-lies-about-security-clearance-1112723/

  11. BigArch Says:

    Sorry Montana but the Colonel was not forced to resign. He was fined money and he retired two years later.
    Also, you say show the proof but we can’t. All his records have been sealed away from our eyes. All indications are that he was born in Kenya but no matter his birthplace, his father was not a citizen of this country making him ineligible to hold that office.

  12. furtive Says:

    Allen West R-Boca Raton. He is an east coast shoreline rep, not Plantation. He resides in Plantation.
    Wasserperson Schlitz, the invalidator because she has no facts to defend, represents Plantation and Weston.

    You’d think you’d get it right by now.

    Hooray for Allen: ANOTHER KEY NOTE SPEECH IN MARCH!!
    http://voices.washingtonpost.com/dc/2011/02/allen_west_to_keynote_gop_dinn.html

  13. Lea O'Connor Says:

    @ Montana #10:

    Know ye not that is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, then to type words and remove all doubt?

  14. Montana Says:

    BigArch&Lea O’Connor: As I said before all you wind bags have is “indications” no facts. I have been seeing you fail in our US Courts, dullards, win a case or as they say put up or shut-up.

  15. Catherine S. DuPont Says:

    Oh Montana,

    For too many years, American’s have not paid attention to the Judges in this country. As you may not know, Elena Kagan was given the Supreme Court position as payback by Obama for ALL the work she has done in hiding his birth information, college information, supporting Obama’s Muslim buddies (the Arabs – bowing down – wayyyyy down) against the American’s who lost families in the World Trade Tower Disaster. You are such a hot shot. Time for American’s to impeach some of these judges who are destroying our rights as American’s and the Constitution’s Rule of Law. That goes for the biggest offenders, Obummer and Eric Holder.

  16. Montana Says:

    Catherine S. DuPont: Snore, snore, its the passport office, its the legislative, executive, and judicial branches (big conspiracy) of the United States.

    Guess what its none of them, if truth be told, its you. You have know no proof, just lies that FoxsNews AKA FakeNews spread with the blessing of the GOP (Gay Old Party).

    Show the facts, oh thats right, you have none.

  17. James Says:

    The notion that President Barack Obama was born in Kenya instead of the United States is a Big Lie promoted by anti-Obama extremists. These people are almost like Joseph Geobbles, the Propaganda Minister in Nazi Germany.

  18. James E. Miller Says:

    Day In and day out I read right wing information proclaiming President Barack Obama is not a citizen of this country and the United States of American is a shell of its’formal glory. All of these theories are predicated on the belief that the person in power do not share your volatility to the degree of the Tea Party or Republicans. President Busy can to power in a misconceive election in 2000. All was not well, but the budget was balance with a surplus. In less than eight years we find the United States of America(our country) in two wars, huge tax breaks to the rich and powerful. To make matter worse
    the money spend fighting these two wars was not part of the budget, let us not forget the worst economy debauch since the great depression happen during this eight year reign. When something bad happen on your watch, the best defense is to deflect attention to the new guy.
    We all know that the american people have very short memory, so we hope. Get over it, you will have a opportunity to mess thing us again soon.
    James

  19. william johnson Says:

    If Mr. Miller wishes to make an intelligible political statement he might want to consider taking a remedial course in grammar!!!

  20. Capt-Dax Says:

    Blood and Dirt. *In a Nut Shell*

    It doesn’t matter if Obama was born in Hawaii,Canada,Kenya or Mars.
    He was still a UK and Colonies citizen at the time of his birth
    because of his father’s citizenship.

    If he was born in Hawaii, then he is also a US citizen but not a

    “natural born citizen”

    Barack Obama is NOT a natural born citizen, as required by our Constitution, and therefore,MUST BE REMOVED BY FORCE,if neccssary!! Taged,Baged,AND THROWN IN GITMO AS AN ENEMY OF THE UNITED STATES!.

    Natural Born means a Child Born on US Soil to 2 US Citizens.

  21. Larry Says:

    Don’t be intimidated by the comment that refers to being quiet to avoid looking like a fool. That comment is a politically correct ploy. SPEAK UP FROM YOUR HEAD AND YOUR HEART regardless of what you look like. If you make a mistake, so what, you participated. Someone will point any flaws you might bring out and that’s fine, all will get over it. NOT speaking out is theft, you might have something dynamic and useful to contribute and too much concern about ‘looking good’ could rob us all. God bless you blabbermouths, for keeping the rest of thinking and listening. Dialogue is essential to our freedoms, we’ve had way too much one-way monologue from talking heads.

  22. Maureen Says:

    So what other Constitutional requirements aren’t worth defending?

  23. William Says:

    Rep. West is correct–we cannot allow the birther/citizenship distract us from the dangerous policies and actions of the Obama administration nor from Obama’s destruction of the United States’ standing in the world. That said, no one can tell me with a straight face that a man who CHOOSES to run for a PUBLIC office and refuses to release his birth certificate, his baptismal records, his pre-college school records, his college records, his medical records, and has voted “present” on almost every important issue placed before him is not hiding something, whether it be a citizenship issue or maybe something even more damning.

  24. John Patriot Says:

    Natural born citizen thinking is not a birther thing, it’s the Constitution.

    Natural born citizen: Father has to be a citizen, mother has to be a citizen, plus a natural born citizen has to be born on the soil of the land.

    BO’s dad was not a citizen.. get it now?

    We have dual national as president. This was done through fraud and deceit.
    Barry Soetoro will never be my president. I wouldn’t care what party he’s with.

  25. furtive Says:

    Deconstructing Obama..
    Jack Cashill thnks outside the box…something Obama is unable to do.
    Obama’s mom: aka ANARCHIST ANNIE!!
    Obama is a figment of our imagination; his personal history has been deleted. This is just what is needed for his daily National Security Briefing!
    Att: Obama-philes: Let your conscious be your guide in ’12!!
    http://www.cashill.com

  26. j.h.sr. Says:

    its very clear that karch is ignorant as hell if he thinks obama could be president and not be a u.s. citizen,get a life dumb ass.west is ya’ll boy,white folks ain’t never satisfied.didn’t george bush teach you anything?hey ni

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