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Frankel taunts West: ‘don’t cut and run’

by John Kennedy | December 1st, 2011

Democratic challenger Lois Frankel wasted little time Thursday challenging speculation that U.S. Rep. Allen West could head north — out of a redrawn, Democratic-leaning district and into a primary fight with fellow Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney.

West’s chief of staff, Jonathan Blyth, downplayed talk Wednesday among Republican consultants that his boss was looking for friendlier turf, with the Plantation congressman eyeing the political backyard of Rooney, who lives in Tequesta.

Frankel, though, seized on the chatter, serving up some political trash talk.

“It looks like Mr. West is afraid of a real fight, which is what he will get when he faces me in a general election,” said Frankel, who faces a Democratic primary contest with Broward County accountant Patrick Murphy. “Mr. West: don’t cut and run…stay and fight. I am not retreating to anywhere. I am staying right here.”

 Blyth later fired back at Frankel.

“Congressman West is a 22- year veteran of the U.S. Army who served in real combat against enemies of our nation,” Blyth said. “Lt. Colonel West has never cut and run protecting and defending citizens of our nation.”

 

41 Responses to “Frankel taunts West: ‘don’t cut and run’”

  1. Tim Says:

    Can someone please put this old hag out of her misery?? Move on Lois.

  2. Life Goes On Says:

    Lois, your irrelevant. Stop trying to make yourself important.Your time has come and gone. Show some class and don’t end up like Nancy Graham.

  3. Andrea Says:

    Lois..give us a break. Claiming West is afraid of a real fight. You have the ability to spew such nonsense because of patriots such as West who fought for this country. Pack it up, take yourself, your troubled son and relocate to an area where liberals will buy your nonsense.

  4. Frank Says:

    Lois…you are clearly still suffering from diarhhea of the mouth.

  5. Starla Says:

    Really Lois, afraid or cut and run, really? You must be grasping for some way to find your name in print. You do remember you are in a race with Allen West? Perhaps you should do a little research before you make such statements, because he is NOT afraid and cut and run is something you might want to consider.

  6. John Swetland Says:

    Lois, lifelong Liberal politicians like yourself are only good for waving in parades and cutting ribbons. You certainly are useless to a community that needs to reinvest it’s collective concerns towards those that are in the ASSET column. Allen West understands that the future of any community relies on the growth of small business and entrepreneurial spirits, not the Cacti that stand there sucking up the valued economic resources that the People provide thru their own toils. You’ve been a “professional” politician for some time now, maybe it’s time to “Occupy a golf course” and stay out of the way.

  7. G'Leigh Says:

    To taunt Lt. Col. West with, “you’re afraid of a real fight”, indicates your pathetic, immature and delusional state.’ Ms. Frankel…..at least try to fake having some dignity. Showing respect to a real American hero, would at least, indicate you have a modicum of intelligence. Silly woman.

  8. Downtown Danny Says:

    I am a left-wing liberal and proud of it.
    I WOULD NEVER VOTE FOR LOIS FRANKEL FOR ANYTHING OTHER THAN A PRISON SENTENCE!
    Frankel is a liar, a crook and the worst Mayor in WPB history. Her damage to this town will live on for 60 years when the bond payments for all the money she borrowed come due AND SHE IS THE PERSON WHO SPENT OUR MONEY AND RAN.
    This is the woman who raised money to run for congress, then left the race and use that money to run for mayor!
    Now she accuses someone else of cutting & running?
    I would vote for George W. Bush before I’d ever vote for Lois Frankel again!

  9. David D. Says:

    Lois, please! Don’t embarrass yourself further. Allen West afraid of you?! He is a great man, and a war hero that has faced real bullets, risked his life, and stood strong against any and all challenges throughout his career. Get a real job in the private sector and see how long you last with people that actually work. You are simply not wanted in politics at any level. Go away!

  10. Too bad WPB residents Says:

    Lois Frankel has left the city of WPB heavily in debt.

    Frankel failed to follow what other cities were doing in regard to where sexual predators could live. Because of that WPB especially the southend has a huge amount of sexual predators and offenders living between dixie and Flagler between Southern Blvd and Belvedere Rd.

    Look at the sheriff’s map of where sex offenders live and see for yourself.

    When other mayors of cities were putting in ordinance to limit where sex offenders live, Lois Frankel DID NOT and the offenders migrated to WPB!

    NO to Frankel

  11. Seriously? Says:

    Lois Frankel is not going to win the Democratic primary so she shouldnt worry about the general election at all. She is a waste of space.

  12. Beverly Says:

    Frankel she is getting herself into a fight with the wrong Colonel….
    we all know what she is about,
    and it isn’t pretty
    we all know what Allen West is about,
    and that’s why we remain proud he represents us
    this will be a massacre !
    Lois, take a cue from the KFC Colonel and run like a chicken !

  13. Nevin Says:

    Seriously, where is former Mayor Lois Frankel getting such a silly idea that Rep. West is afraid of a real fight? Let’s see, Allen West saw combat in the Middle East and fought an ugly political battle in 2010 to win the Congressional Seat for District 22. It would be a more accurate statement to say that Allen West sees the necessity of a good fight when our country is at stake.

  14. Tanya Says:

    FORMER Mayor Frankel, now just Lois, right?? ok, let me start by saying, United States Congressman Allen West is a and Veteran of the United States Army, HE EARNED his tihe has earned his title now as US Congressman and is one of the only true statesmen this country has seen in a very long time. As for him being AFRAID of you, that is laughable at best, you all probably started this rumor anyways as Jonathan Blyth is denying it in the press as I type! Secondly, how’s that hate site you created against Allen West coming along? All the uncivilty infighting and discord you cause daily is how you all operate. Well, guess what? your taunting is grammar school antics I bet your girl Debbie is giving you pointers. Allen West if he chooses to go to another path by actually going to the Senate or the US Citizens elect him to an even higher office, he will wipe the dust off his boots after leaving your in a trail of dust because he is destined for great things and you might as well kick back and enjoy the Florida Sunshine, I hear “dear leader” has a jobs bill he wants passed, maybe he can find you a job better to suited for you.

  15. Kim Melton Says:

    She is Debbie Whatzhername Schultz II, and not fit to shine this mans combat boots. Do your country a favor lady, move on! We have all the crazy Liberals we need!

  16. Tanya Says:

    FORMER Mayor Frankel, now just Lois, right?? ok, let me start by saying, United States Congressman Allen West is a Veteran of the United States Army, HE EARNED his title then and has earned his title now as US Congressman. He is one of the only true statesmen this country has seen in a very long time. As for him being AFRAID of you, that is laughable at best, you all probably started this rumor anyways as Jonathan Blyth is denying it in the press as I type! Secondly, how’s that hate site you created against Allen West coming along? All the uncivilty infighting and discord you cause daily is how you all operate. Well, guess what? your taunting is grammar school antics I bet your girl Debbie is giving you pointers. Allen West if he chooses to go to another path by actually going to the Senate or the US Citizens elect him to an even higher office, he will wipe the dust off his boots after leaving your in a trail of dust because he is destined for great things and you might as well kick back and enjoy the Florida Sunshine, I hear “dear leader” has a jobs bill he wants passed, maybe he can find you a job better to suited for you.

  17. david ravanesi Says:

    Lois , Really????? West has been shot at for two years just in iraq and afghanistan and he s afraid of a fight? Your a light weight and should nt even be in the same room with this hero. Why don t you run for dog catcher sonething your qualified for.

  18. Bob Says:

    Wow! The baggers sure jumped on this one quickly. My question has always been, “Why doesn’t West just run in the District he lives in?” Oh! Right! Then he would have to run against Debbie. Never mind.

  19. Patriot4sure Says:

    Let’s see.., Liberal Loud mouthed politician vs Allen West. TKO Lois! Cut and Run with your fundraising, that’s your strategy. Go lose in someone elses district!

  20. david ravanesi Says:

    JUST READ THE COMMENT BY BOB, I M SURE HE SPOKE UP WHEN WEXLER LIVED IN MARYLAND AND SUPPOSEDLY REPRESENTED FLORIDA. OH YEAH BOB WAS SILENT THEN. HE LOVES OBAMA AND HIS SOCIALIST POLICIES. GOOD FOR YOU BOB. OH BY THE WAY BOB ARE YOU AWARE IT S LEGAL TO RUN IN ANOTHER DISTRICT IF YOU LIVE IN FLA. RIGHT? DEBBIE WILL BE GOING DOWN TOO. ANOTHER LIBERAL WHO IS SELLING THE OBAMA DOCTRINE.

  21. more wasted money Says:

    Lois, please crawl back in you hole and leave us alone. You stink.

  22. Lauren Says:

    Allen West “afraid of a real fight”….excuse me Lois Frankel…..when did you ever fight for our country?

  23. Carol Says:

    West is a kook; Lois not any better.

  24. Downtown Danny Says:

    Make no mistake – West is a fraud who was kicked out of the service for torturing an innocent man.
    His policies are right-wing talking points and he has said stupid & ignorant things – like the name calling he did then the other jewish lady from the other jewish congressional district when she called him out on selling out seniors.
    West supported gutting seniors medical & pension plans while not allowing a raise of even .001 on the taxes of those making over $1 million a year.
    West is a stooge – but Frankel is a crook. West isn’t smart enough to steal and sell government access on the grand scale Frankel will.
    Frankel must be sent to pasture to make Florida better.

  25. Cory Sandlin Says:

    Lois….please show some dignity….you’re making a fool of yourself. Please go home.

  26. Dmann Says:

    @Downtown Danny. Torture was what all of the people who died in the twin Twin Towers went through. Torture is listening to you , speak of things that you know nothing about. Torture is people like Frankel. The water system in WPB suxxxs. @ Bob… Take the bagger stuff and put it in your six, captain arrogance.

  27. Dmann Says:

    Hey Bob, must feel good @ night knowing ole dws is holding down the fort. Good ole Debbie. Enough to make warriors everywhere upchuck a fine meal.

  28. constitution 101 Says:

    Allen West has more dignity, courage and leadership skills than Lois ever imagined.
    Allen vs Lois
    PATRIOT vs a shill
    Class vs clueless
    not even close

  29. William T. Says:

    Your desperation for attention Lois is clearly evident. The only way for you to get some attention or probably in your warped mind to gain any type of traction is to make such outlandish comment. You should be ashamed of yourself. Lt Col West fought for this country, like I did. A comment of this nature is a poor attempt on your part to belittle West in addition to those who truly fight for this country on a daily basis.

  30. Downtown Danny Says:

    @Dmann – Obama killed Bin Laden – Bush put his whole family on a plane and flew them out of the U.S. while Americans were grounded.
    We as a nation should not be torturing innocent people. If the U.S. Military Commanders thought West was wrong enough to kick him out when we needed every soldier we could get that tells you West did something very wrong. We now know what that is – he tortured an innocent man. It’s not a sign a toughness to torture a guy while he’s bounded – we’ll – maybe to a Teaparty right-wing war monger like you it is.

  31. Ken Litvack Says:

    Danny wake up and see the light, Obama did nadda it was all Bush’s intelligence the only thing Obama did was pull the trigger which shows he had more guts than Clinton

    I am all for torture

    Rep West did nothing wrong and accomplished saving his men.

    He should have shot the bastard in the head

    As far as Lois is concerned her remarks show what kind of a moron she truly is

  32. Downtown Danny Says:

    So Bush allows 9-11 to happen on his watch after his Attorney General Ashcroft tells his staff to “stop bothering me with this terrorism stuff” and he stops the daily NSA terrorism meetings that Clinton had – then the Republicans blame Clinton for 9-11 – now Obama gets Bin Laden some 2 years after Bush left office and you want to give Bush credit for that?
    You are twisted man.
    Still no response why it was ok for Bush to fly the Bin Laden family to Saudi Arabia when all U.S. Commercial & private flights were grounded.
    And what family has been doing business with the Saudi’s for years – the Bush family. How many of the 9-11 attackers were Saudi’s? 16!
    West was kicked out of the military – that tells you what kind of soldier he was. Period.

  33. DILLIGAF Says:

    @Ken Litvack

    “Bush’s intelligence”

    NOW THATS AN OXYMORON!!!!!

  34. Jean Morris Says:

    When Congressman Allen West won in 2010, America won. The honesty, integrity and courage of Allen West is needed in Congress.

    ALL Floridians and especially the citizens in District 22 want Allen West to remain in Congress.

    Lois is dreaming if she thinks she has a chance in (that place that never freezes over) of going to Congress from ANY district in Florida!

  35. Dmdja Says:

    Downtown Danny I assume you never served in the military. This terrorist had info on where our captured g i s we’re and where the ied s were Allen did not cut his throat he just scared him by firing his weapon near him he probably asked the terrorist if he wanted to meet Allah and I guess he did nt that day and gave up the info. What would you have done. Make friends

  36. Mary Says:

    Lois, Lois, Lois! Can we talk? Dear you are not relevant any longer. Please just go back to your patio in your condo, fix a
    cocktail and leave So. Floridains alone. Col. West has been doing a fine job, and he really doesn’t need you as a distraction right now. There is a lot of lifting to do since your buddies Barack and Debbie have been royally screwing the public. Truth is hard sometimes, but there are times when it is necessary in politics. Now is one of those times. I realize this is hard for you
    to understand, since you wouldn’t know what a truth is.
    Have a miserable life.

  37. Better Luck Next Time Says:

    Downtown Denny hasn’t a clue. It’s a proven fact that the terrorists did all of their planning and training on Clinton’s watch and took advatange of the lax security policies administered by Clinton. Only a fool would think otherwise.

  38. Vikki Says:

    Lois Frankel, the Barney Frank of Palm Beach trying to make herself relevant again. What a laugh.

  39. Dmann Says:

    Danny, Obama was supposed to kill BL. That is his job. That is not a partisan subject. Barrack Obama is the Commander n Chief of the finest Military, representing the finest people , on the face of the Earth. You are among the fine people that Obama represents, and I respect your opinion. God Bless and have a happy ….something. Trying to show respect my liberal friend. Just don’t know what to say to you? Peace? Heil Obama? Obama is sweet as sugar? Anyways Peace out , night night.

  40. disgusted Says:

    Tried to stay away from reading these blogs There are a lot of sick in the head people on the loose G=d bless America

  41. The Conservative Diva Says:

    Not much to add about “Lois” after my fellow Patriots have expressed my sentiments above. Lois do your supporters (yes all 10 of them) a favor and tell them to save their donations!

    GO WEST!!!

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