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Rep. Allen West doesn’t mention he’s an incumbent in anti-Washington radio spot

by George Bennett | March 26th, 2012


U.S. Rep. Allen West, R-Plantation, is a pretty well-known guy, but listening to his debut 2012 campaign radio ad in isolation, you might not guess he’s a member of Congress.

The narrator of the 60-second spot refers to the freshman House member as “Allen West” — not “Congressman” — and plays on anti-Washington sentiment.

“Washington, D.C., is a disaster — big government bureaucrats, phony politicians, higher taxes, wasteful spending, and middle class Americans are paying the price. It’s why Allen West ran for Congress and it’s why he’s taking the fight to the Washington establishment,” the ad says.

West is a newcomer to about 80 percent of the constituents in the newly drawn Palm Beach-Treasure Coast District 18.

Listen to the radio ad here.

16 Responses to “Rep. Allen West doesn’t mention he’s an incumbent in anti-Washington radio spot”

  1. Nuuf said Says:

    Is this anything on the scale of the Post failing to mention that Wexler didn’t live in Florida for several years? Only Republicans may be critcized in this paper. Can’t wait to see their endorsement of Frankle.

  2. rukiddingme? Says:

    Typical slanted journalism by the PBP. Why not grab onto the fact that gas prices have more than doubled on Obamas watch? Or how about a piece on the recent Obama/Medvydev meeting where Obama promises more missile defense cuts action after he gets elected again?

    Palm Beach Post is a liberal rag.

  3. Cathy Says:

    Wexler is a joke….so is Murphy at this point if he things this guy is going to help him. I would have supported you Patrick but not with this clown supporting you.

  4. Cathy Says:

    GO WEST….WHO IS MURPHY…WHO CARES HE IS ANOTHER WEXLER PUPPET. At least Deutch stands on his own!

  5. Proud 58 Says:

    Please research all incumbents – every vote. It matters.

  6. Jim S Says:

    “That there are men in all countries who get their living by war, and by keeping up the quarrels of Nations is as shocking as it is true…”
    “An army of principles will penetrate where an army of soldiers cannot. Neither the Channel nor the Rhine will arrest its progress. It will march on the horizon of the world and it will conquer.”
    ― Thomas Paine
    I for one will be glad when Allen West is no longer the Representative of the district which with I live.


    Allen West is the biggest fraud in politics. If he is looking to take on “phony politicians” all he has to do is look in the mirror. He is the biggest fraud of them all.

    ALLEN WEST ON DEMOCRATS: “If Joseph Goebbels was around, he’d be very proud of the Democrat Party because they have an incredible propaganda machine.”

    ALLEN WEST ON PEOPLE WHO DISAGREE WITH HIM: “[Democrats should] get the hell out of the United States of America.”

    ALLEN WEST ON OBAMA SUPPORTERS: “When I see anyone with an Obama 2012 bumper sticker, I recognize them as a threat to the gene pool.”

    ALLEN WEST ON MEDICARE: “If you support Medicare in its current form you can kiss the United States of America goodbye.”

    ALLEN WEST IN ILLEGAL ‘INTERROGATION’ OF IRAQI SUSPECT: “This is it. I’m going to count to five again, and if you don’t give me what I want, I’m going to kill you.”

    ALLEN WEST ON RYAN PLAN TO END MEDICARE: “much needed blueprint for how this country goes forward”


    ALLEN WEST COMPLAINING ABOUT COST OF FILLING HIS HUMMER: “Last night it took 70 dollars to fill the tank of my 2008 H3 Hummer”

    ALLEN WEST ON LIBERAL WOMEN: “[They] have been neutering American men and bringing us to the point of this incredible weakness — to let them know that we are not going to have our men become subservient.”

    ALLEN WEST ON PASSAGE OF PAYROLL TAX CUT FOR MIDDLE CLASS: “This is a sad day for America and further evidences our continuing decline.”

    ALLEN WEST IGNORANT ON WHO RUNS THE MILITARY: “Generals have to be very careful about blindly following a commander in chief.”

    ALLEN WEST ON AFRICAN-AMERICANS: “[The Democratic party is a] 21st-century plantation. I’m here as the modern-day Harriet Tubman, to kind of lead people on the Underground Railroad, away from that plantation into a sense of sensibility.”

    ALLEN WEST ON AFGHANISTAN VOTE, MONTHS AFTER GABBY GIFFORDS WAS SHOT IN THE HEAD: “I would take these gentlemen over [to Afghanistan] and let them get shot at a few times and maybe they’d have a different opinion.”

    ALLEN WEST ON FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS OF THE PRESS: “I think that we also should be censoring the American news agencies which enabled [Julian Assange] to do this and also supported him and applauding him for the efforts.”

    ALLEN WEST ON “COEXIST” BUMPER STICKER ABOUT RELIGIOUS TOLERANCE: “Every time I see one of those bumper stickers, I look at the person inside that is driving. Because that person represents something that would give away our country. Would give away who we are, our rights and freedoms and liberties.”

    ALLEN WEST ON TAXATION SYSTEM SET UP BY FOUNDERS: “The Democratic appetite for ever-increasing redistributionary handouts is in fact the most insidious form of slavery remaining in the world today.”

  9. Estell Cassi Says:

    Mel, the replacement plan is to go back to pre-Obamacare, and then look at the problems and solve them with real solutions. Best way to start is to have the states allow purchase of health insurance across state lines. I don’t know if the Fed Gov can constitutionally mandate that, but it does have the power to regulate interstate commerce. Another good thing would be for people to get back to what insurance used to do to insure against major financial losses, not to pay for birth control, visits to the doctor, and everything else that comes under medical care. Insurance is so high because people expect it to cover every expense. And there are many other things that can be done to control health care costs without having a mega government program rammed down our throats.

  10. Art Townsend Says:

    West is establishment enough to sign Grover Norquist’s Taxpayer Protection Pledge! Sign this petition asking State and Federal Lawmakers (including West)to renounce their “No-Tax Pledge” and legislate with free will.

  11. Tea Party Member Says:

    I am voting for Everett Wilkinson! He is conservative and not part of the GOP gang. His website is . Tell Wilkinson to run and help We The People take back DC!

  12. Sam Says:

    The only part of Washington that is a disaster is congress – particularly West’s office. I actually shudder at the thought that this guy actually has an office up there, paid by the american people,

  13. What's Not To Understand Says:

    Does Hastings mention that he is an indicted federal judge?

  14. John Says:

    West is a scheming, lying fraud, a clear megalomaniac out for himself and no one else. He’s playing the endless cavalcade of gullible and ignorant albeit well intentioned conservatives for all they’re worth (their votes) with his feel good conservative soundbites yet is a clear liberal and racist outright, his voting record more than proves same, his CBC membership, his railing AGAINST the Tea Party calling same “schizophrenic”, his railing against George Zimmerman and lauding Trayvon Martin.
    He’s so bad that he cannot get re-elected in his district so he’s sliming over to the 16th district unless his scheme to be on the VEEP ticket is realized. This con artist is just that.

    Vote him out America.

  15. Michael Ackerman Says:

    I support Congressman LTC (Ret) Allen West !

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