Allen West explains Pigford vote


Allen West says that he didn’t do enough due diligence on the Pigford amendment and says he may have to take this one ‘in the shorts’:

People around the interweb have been throwing West under the bus since this vote and while I understand how people can be cynical in this day and age, the totality of West suggested to me that something must be amiss and wanted to hear from him on this issue before passing judgement. Turns out he made a mistake. In my opinion, any man who can admit he made a mistake is certainly better than most politicians in D.C. This man is the read deal.

Go West!

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  • zytekfan

    Good for him admitting the mistake.

  • Anonymous

    I DO NOT BELIEVE HIS LAME EXCUSE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    allen west is the “new’ Up-your-colon powell. Until now, up-your-colon has been, without doubt, the most RACIST RINO TRAITOR in America. For this degenerate, race tops party, principles and everything else.

    So, how did west top up-your-colon ? – by following his masters in the lunatic-left CBC and voting to keep every penny of the BILLIONS in fraud and waste in the Pigford d-cRAT socialist payoff to every black in America who has ever even just thought about farming.

    • Honestly dude, you’re a moron.

      • Anonymous

        How is it you haven’t banned him yet?

        It’s not like you don’t promote open and honest dialogue, but TPN gets on here, posts the exact same thing again and again and doesn’t even pop back on to back up his rantings with any facts.

        I propose you begin the impeachment process.

      • Anonymous

        How is it you haven’t banned him yet?

        It’s not like you don’t promote open and honest dialogue, but TPN gets on here, posts the exact same thing again and again and doesn’t even pop back on to back up his rantings with any facts.

        I propose you begin the impeachment process.

      • Anonymous

        He uses the exact same posting style as mikemorrison281 and that guy who claimed to be British a while back (Not MarcusUK, a different guy). One week he’s British, another week he’s Texan. Soon he’ll be an Indonesian Muslim, “concerned” about traveling in Dearborn, MI.

        • Anonymous

          Um, I have never represented myself as anything other than being from Texas–and that’s related ONLY to Rick Perry and that those outside of the state of Texas don’t know him at all. I post similar things in response to RS posting positive commentary on Perry. That’s it. Are you suggesting that I’m not who I say I am? I use my real name, for pete’s sake.

          • Anonymous

            Who is the “Pete” of which you write?

            • Anonymous

              wow…so that’s your response? yeah…you’re clever.

      • I feel like the scene from Billy Madison where the guy says that everyone in the room is now dumber from having listened to his answer after reading TPN’s inane rant

        • “What you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.”

          Maybe not quite that bad, but any time I hear a reference to that classic line it definitely gets a chuckle.

      • Anonymous

        And he is a moron? What did he say that wasn’t true? Do you even know anything about the Pigford scam?

        • Anonymous

          I do, I just can’t remeber the name of the hippie lawyer who made $10 million off this case so far. Yes he’s the one who got a bunch of associate attorneys to take up the cause and got the definition expanded to “attempted to farm” so if someone planted grass seed they “attempted to farm.” Stossel did an hour long program on this crap. But that was on FOX so a liberal like you probably wouldn’t have seen it. Only problem with that though is Stossel is a libertarian not a republican he just works for FOX. Eat Sh*t And Die BarryNMooch. Is the Mooch an indication of how you get your income?

          • Anonymous

            LMAO…Me..A liberal?? I saw the show assclown, and I know exactly what Pigford is. That is why I am pissed that West voted to keep paying for it.

      • Anonymous

        Look, this troll is rude. However, West knows what Pigford is. I reside in his district. I ain’t buying this load of bull. I worked my buns off for 2 and a half years for West. Maybe someday he will tell us the truth, the whole truth and, nothing but the truth.

        All I have to say to West is, “To those who have been given much, much more is expected.”

        You let us down big time Lt. Col.

        • I agree with JRD1 here. I’m forgiving but not stupid. West just doubled down on stupid. That non-explanation/explanation is ridiculous. Are you really asking us to believe that after you sit on EVERY meeting of the CBC at which Pigford is a HIGH priority, and after every submitted congressional talking point from the CBC regarding Pigford, and after specifically having knowlege of forethought on the ammendment attached to the bill, you made all other votes to 39 ammendments accurately but screwed up on the one ammendment which stands in opposition to the primary caucus you sit on? Seriously? Seriously?

          And the ammendment just coincidentally happens to be race-based favorable, and you just happen to have made an error in favor of the same coincidental race based caucus? Seriously?

          That’s what you are wanting me to believe now.

          Two weeks ago, a guy was selling a similarly stretched explanation for how a picture of his penis ended up on the internet…. That explanation made about as much sense as “oops, my bad” from Allen West.

          Which was worse, the pic of Weiner’s penis or the lying to cover it up.?
          Which is worse, the vote to support Pigford, or the feeble excuse to cover it up?

          This is a man known for attention to every detail. He prides himself in being crisp, polished, thoughtful, intellectual, and the military discipline to carry him self with keen awareness. It is not like Allen West to be ambiguous. I’m puzzled ???

          If he screwed up and just said “I made a mistake in supporting Pigford funding, it was unintentional and I am wrong, I do support the King Ammendment and I did not mean to cast my vote otherwise”… Well that makes sense. Or if he said “I made a mistake, I compromised my principles on behalf of the Republican Party and voted for a flawed bill based on flawed logic”…. that makes sense too.

          But to say ….” There were some 40 amendments to this piece of legislation and there are those who questioned my NO vote on Rep. Steve King’s amendment on Pigford. I accept full responsibility for not doing a complete due diligence and personal research on this amendment. I am mortal and a fallible human being who seeks to do his best daily, and improve as such.”….

          What exactly is he saying here? Does he support Pigford or not? Was it an honest mistake as in checked the wrong box; or was it a mistake in principle as in I voted the wrong way and should have known better? You see the fog he created…. And given this mans propensity for clarity, it seems a little odd he would be allowing himself to speak unclearly.

          It looks like he is spinning something after taking 3 days to contemplate the optics.

        • Stop Shouting

          Agree with JRD. I supported Lt Col West from the moment the media went after him on his choices as a Commander in Iraq, and i supported both of his campaigns.

          “I’ll just take it in the shorts?”

          Sorry, I don’t see West as “the real deal” anymore, I see him as the typical Washington Weasel, who “hedges” his verbage AND his votes. This is the best paying job he’s ever held, and clearly he likes it — the wishes of his constituents and the hard working people who made it possible for him to GET to Washington be damned.

      • Anonymous

        I read these same comments from this guy over the week-end and your response to him then was you were gonna cut him off because you keep getting complaints about him. So why haven’t you? It’s obvious he’s an over the top closet liberal pretending to be a conservative. This person can not be associated with any legitimate Tea Party Group.

        • How do you know I didn’t?

          • Anonymous

            Because he’s back today espousing the same garbage. I’ll have to wait and see if he reappears, if he does though it will most likely be with a new handle and a new IP address. But his pattern is established so he shouldn’t be hard to spot.

      • It’s so PATHETIC for you and other losers to constantly use that brain-dead phrase “throw them under the bus” when you’re trying to ridicule someone who rightly criticizes one of your buddies who’s f’d up big time. West’s job as a representative is to research the votes he makes, not to travel around the US playing megaphone. You and your cronies on here sound like DU and other leftard low rant blogs.

    • Anonymous

      HUH?
      You, as a member, of the teapartynation have a problem with West? Then you continually compare him to Powell.
      What is your real issue here, cause your opinion of West cannot be based on his voting record to date, so what is your problem?

      • Anonymous

        He seems a lot like a ‘concern troll’. Someone who acts like a conservative, writes like conservative (some of the time) but raises issues which serve to muddy the waters. It’s an undercover divisive tactic and he is probably paid per post. So planning on debating him just remember he’s probably going to get a nice payday because of you.

        • You can get paid to talk trash?

          …..anyone have Soros’s phone number?

          • Anonymous

            BR 549.

            If “Hee Haw” or Junior Samples answers, ask for Spooky Dude. If they connect you with Buck Owens,…spooky indeed 🙂

            • Anonymous

              I LOVE those commercials!

              Hee Haw actually gets better with age. Or I get smart enough to understand the deeper humor behind the jokes.

          • Anonymous

            You can get it but the process is really creepy, before you get the number you gotta spend two weeks with Whoopi, Joy Baseless Bahar, Bab Wawa, Rosie Odonnell, Roseanne, Oprah, Nancy, Harry and Chuck U Schummer. Not a process I’d want to go through.

        • Was thinking the exact same thing. A tell-tale sign of a concern troll, or anyone pretending on the internet, is that they post the same things over and over and hit you over the with them. This is, almost word for word, this guys post on this same issue from a few days.

          Kind of like it’s prepared for him and ready to go.

          • Anonymous

            He displays poor taste as well as bad manners. His posts come off as looney tunes. I wouldn’t be upset a bit if he all of a sudden said something like, “Ddddddddat’s All Folks”!

            I wonder if he wears a little shirt and no pants…like Porky Pig does.

          • Anonymous

            He displays poor taste as well as bad manners. His posts come off as looney tunes. I wouldn’t be upset a bit if he all of a sudden said something like, “Ddddddddat’s All Folks”!

            I wonder if he wears a little shirt and no pants…like Porky Pig does.

        • Anonymous

          As a LIFELONG PROGRESSIVE from California, I think the very notion of such dishonesty is TERRIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          We need more smart, progressives to take back the Democrat Party.

          Concerned K_Bob
          California Drain Commissioner
          Chairman of Save Our Schools From Gun Violence

          (Hey, Kos, did you redesign the site? It looks kind of “red” here.)

          • Anonymous

            Dear Scoop,

            Who is this K-Bob guy?

            • Anonymous

              Too funny 😉 !!!

    • Sounds like you’re trying to hide something. Is there some other compelling reason for your intense dislike of LTC West?

      • Anonymous

        yeah, West talks too much. Every time I turn around there he is speaking on something again. He’s only a congressman. The other ones don’t speak so much. Could West be an attention hound?

      • Anonymous

        Yes, my bet it’s because Col. West served the Country with distinction and honor in the Military. You see deep down all liberals hate the Military.

    • Anonymous

      Dude can you please quit your copy and paste comments? This is the same thing you said this week-end go back to your previous comment and read it, because I replied to you then. What do you keep like a file full of moronic racist thoughts in a word document where all you have to do is copy paste edit to fit whatever the subject? I swear you sound more like a progressive van jones than you do a Tea Party Member.

  • Stand up guy! Good for him.

  • Anonymous

    “Turns out he made a mistake. In my opinion, any man who can admit he made a mistake is certainly better than most politicians in D.C. This man is the read deal.”

    I absolutely agree. We are all human!

  • Anonymous

    Sorry We are all human

    • Anonymous

      About time you people apologized.

      Sincerely,

      The Internet

      • Anonymous

        Phunny

  • Anonymous

    WEST has been extremely candid and he stands and HE FACES THE MUSIC. Consider: 500 votes and one stumble…..Heroes are human too.

    • Anonymous

      LTC West voted “no” on cutting a small percentage across the board in the legislative budget in HR 1 as well as “yes” on the funds to build clinics for schoolchildren mandated by ObamaCare (that wasn’t in HR 1).

      I would expect a TEA Party candidate to have a record of 100% where budget cutting is concerned. There were RINOs who had higher ratings for budget cutting than West. This pattern isn’t looking good. Here are the links:

      http://bit.ly/m16YTn

      http://bit.ly/eWqjwJ

  • I think I heard that he’s taken 500 or so votes since he’s been there……umm, if that’s the case, Congress needs to take 10 steps back, go home, and only show up quarterly, at the most.

    As far as this mistake- only time will tell, but I have no reason not to take him at his word at this point.

    • 500 votes is a lot! I didn’t know it was that much. But consider how many townhalls/events/interviews this man does. He is very accountable to his constituents and to the American people. His admission only deepens my confidence in this man.

  • Anonymous

    Right..now that is 2 “Mistakes” he made.He talks the talk but does not walk the walk. And then blames his voting on some “mistake”. You cannot make a vote without messing it up, or as you say??? You vote, but you didn’t fully understand ?? BS. As a military man, you do know once a bullet leaves the barrel, there is no excuse or bringing it back. FACTS..You did vote to not defund Obamacare. Fact..you did vote to continue to waste my money on the biggest fraud scheme to pay blacks BILLIONS that haven’t as much as grown a weed, or ever intended to. I am very disappointed. I thought you were a man of his word, you are not. you fill people full of sh$t and turn around and screw them and then make up excuses. you are nothing more than a RINO. Good luck in 2012 when voters show you the mistake they made.

    • Well then, it sounds as if you are perfect. How’s about you running against this evil, imperfect man and taking his place? Surely erryone would vote for your perfect self, and then erryone could live happily ever after.

      • Anonymous

        In the words of NFL coach Bill Parcells : “You are what your record says you are, nothing more, nothing less”

        • Anonymous

          seems like you are a real stickler…for other people’s perfection

    • Anonymous

      I just went long on Pitchforks, Pitch, and Torchwood (PP&T – OTC). You’d better be right.

    • Anonymous

      I just went long on Pitchforks, Pitch, and Torchwood (PP&T – OTC). You’d better be right.

    • Anonymous

      You are quite simply disgusting.

  • Persephone

    I had been waiting on his Weekly Newsletter [which comes out on Mondays] to see what his explanation might be for this.

    He didn’t blame it on his Staff.
    [Even though it seems like this is something that a staffmember could’ve been very helpful in counseling him with.]
    He manned up and took blame for it himself.

    Here is the portion of the Newsletter that pertains to this:

    ———————————-

    “- FY 2012 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations – On Thursday, June 16, the House approved H.R. 2112 by a vote of 217-203, I voted YES. The bill would provide a total of $17.25 billion in non-emergency, discretionary budget authority in FY 2012 for government programs funded through the Agriculture and Rural Development Appropriations Act. The bill would represent a decrease of $2.67 billion or 13 percent below the FY 2011 funding level and a reduction of $5.03 billion or 22 percent below the President’s request. H.R. 2112 meets and surpasses House Republican’s pledge by bringing discretionary budget authority for Agriculture and related agencies down to nearly FY 2006 spending levels.

    There were some 40 amendments to this piece of legislation and there are those who questioned my NO vote on Rep. Steve King’s amendment on Pigford. I accept full responsibility for not doing a complete due diligence and personal research on this amendment. I am mortal and a fallible human being who seeks to do his best daily, and improve as such.”

    ——–[end of copied portion]——

    His Newsletters in the last few weeks have been getting longer and longer.
    This is because he also lists all the events and activities that he attended or participated in.
    It seems like he is becoming more sought after each week.
    I would be glad to post the rest of the Newsletter…there are always some humorous elements to his writings that are enjoyable to read.
    But it is lengthy.
    And it will burn up some of Scoop’s bandwidth to post the whole thing.

    This Pigford thing is huge for some people.
    Others don’t even know what it is about.
    We have to remember that our elected officials are mere humans, like us.

    • Anonymous

      THX for posting that Perse. I can see how this could happen.

      Actually I am surprised West is still swinging. We have to keep mind that at this point most Freshmen have been handed a list of what to vote for and relagated to the dregs of the Cannon building, phoning lobbyists and other donors to raise cash for the party.

      The man has been scorned by his party and under attack by the other. This was simply a missed hop of the ball.

      While the press hailed Weiner’s posting of his weiner as “a mistake” it was a deeply serious breach.

      I stand by West. If we want to help the man let’s get rid of more of regulators and legislators in 2012. DONATE. VOLUNTEER……

      …..and most of all elect Palin as President so the Colonel finally gets the air and heavy artillery support he has earned.

      • Persephone

        “Actually I am surprised West is still swinging.”

        Oh he will be swinging for a while, I think.
        The theories out there are all over the place.
        But because I am such a huge fan, I don’t want to believe any of them.

        West is on Cavuto right now, as I type…talking about Libya.

        • Anonymous

          As I stated the last time this came up, as a former U.S. Army Staff Sergeant I know a good Officer and leader when I see one, and I would follow this man to the gates of hell.

          • Wow Rick, that is a mighty powerful statement! I have believed in and promoted West ever since I heard the first word out of his mouth. If this Pigford vote is the worst he’s ever done then I’m still with him. I can’t fanthom any other living soul who could come close to him as POTUS. I’m proud to say that I still support West!

            • Anonymous

              Janis I meant every word of it too. I served over ten years under four Presidents Nixon,Ford,carter and Reagen and have known officers that I would rather leave in the “Rear with the gear.” Col. West is not one of those men, we are a band of brothers and we can see through one another, looking at the Col., judging his actions and words there is no doubt in my mind that he would not ask any subordinate to do something he himself was not prepared to do. I can’t explain it to you, we just know. He is a true warrior, and would fight to his last breath for this Country and it’s Constitution. I know it, I don’t need anymore proof.

    • Anonymous

      Again you display logical thought, as all your comments here that I have seen do. I like the way you think.

      • Persephone

        Thanks Rick0857.

        • Anonymous

          You are more than welcome, (hope I’m not wrong here) young lady.

  • Anonymous

    I was reading that Rep King filed an amendment to block funds to Pigford II.

    Congressman King’s amendment to Agriculture Appropriations bill protects taxpayers from additional exposure to Pigford fraud.

    Washington D.C.- Congressman Steve King (R-IA) released the following statement after filing an amendment today to H.R 2112, the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2012, that prevents any funds appropriated under the act from being used to settle claims associated with the controversial and fraud-plagued Pigford II program.

    They can actually vote on this, this time. It appears that King tried this before the repubs took the house but it wasn’t allowed to come up for a vote. mr. West…take the do-over sir. Gut it! It is rife with fraud from what I can glean about it.

    • Persephone

      Is this another amendment, Rshill?
      HR 2112 was voted on last week, though…with King’s Pigford amendment attached.

      • Anonymous

        Wow. I am not sure. I thought I was reading something quite recent that would not have been voted on yet…perhaps not recent enough. It looks as if you and I were thinking of similar things and posted nearly at the same time. I’d just finished your post and was going to ask you about it 🙂

        Durn…this Gov. is adept at wasting money and/or distributing it to the undeserved. This upsets me. I think it needs revisiting somehow.

        • Persephone

          Yeah…I think its the same amendment you’re talking about above.
          It was voted on last Thursday…and was defeated.
          Notables who voted ‘No’, were Issa, West and Joe ‘You Lie!’ Wilson.
          It’s got a lot of folks upset about it.

          • Anonymous

            I’m gonna go with incompetence by the amendment author on this one. You don’t get votes from high profile guys like Issa and West by quietly floating one of forty amendments to an appropriations bill. Especially one that reduces the amount of spending previously pegged, as the newsletter item you posted shows.

            Sure, West bears some responsibility. They all do. Maybe this will serve as a wake-up call.

            Levin had Sen. DeMint on last week to discuss his Balanced Budget Amendment. Maybe the attention we are all giving the Pigford vote will force some folks to read the dang thing.

            • Agree. 40 ammendments to bills on a daily basis. Completely impossible to know everything about every one of them. MOreso when the ammendment offered hasn’t been covered by hardly anyone, anywhere. You’d have to a biggovernment.com regular to have a clue about this thing. It was up to Steve King to rally the troops and inform them before hand.

        • Persephone

          Yeah…I think its the same amendment you’re talking about above.
          It was voted on last Thursday…and was defeated.
          Notables who voted ‘No’, were Issa, West and Joe ‘You Lie!’ Wilson.
          It’s got a lot of folks upset about it.

        • Anonymous

          You should apply your suggestions, in triplicate, to department SJ7, Congressional Undersight Documentation, Room 2. Please submit your forms in both paper mail and electronic mail. You may have to answer a short questionnaire. Please be brief.

          Signed,

          The Government

          • Anonymous

            That’s original K’Bob. Usually folks ask me to take my suggestions and insert them into my colon. That’s where “undersight” reigns supreme. I’ve never taken them up on it, but have argued vociferously against it. Can you imagine though, violated by me-own suggestions?

            Silly 🙂

      • Anonymous

        If they would do one bill at a time w/out slipping other stuff in would be most helpful.

    • Anonymous

      Mr. West, Take the do-over, Sir!

      Sounds right to me. Hope he considers it.

  • semihardrock

    he did not get to the rank in the military for being a coward BUT being he was in the service he should be used to MIS information as it happens ALL the time. He needs a staff he can trust to give him the correct information and on time for any further votes.

  • And I don’t know if anyone has realized, but the only place you even read or hear about Pigford is biggovernment. That’s it. Hard to get information when only one website is discussing it on a fairly regular basis.

    • Anonymous

      Exactly.

      Not enough salacious content to sell newspapers.

    • Anonymous

      Breitbart envisions a day not 5 years from now when the entire media complex will be upended and we will have plenty of news sites available. I hope he sees it right!!

      • Anonymous

        If so, he strategic ground will be the Internet. We have to keep our eyes on the DC rats as they scurry to cripple a free and open internet.

      • Anonymous

        If so, he strategic ground will be the Internet. We have to keep our eyes on the DC rats as they scurry to cripple a free and open internet.

  • Anonymous

    while it good to see him admit his mistake. this is his job to know. Why is he voting for something he doesn’t know abouot nor has taken the time to research this is a function of his staff. Maybe he needs to be doing less underwater saluting of the flag photoops and more work.

    • there was nothing wrong with saluting the flag underwater, you didn’t think that video was so cool?? lol

      he’s not going to be perfect 100% of the time. he’s going to make mistakes. this is one of them. let’s forgive him.

      • Anonymous

        no I liked the video but if it is the flag video or a correct vote on pigford i would rather have the correct vote on pigford.

        he is new yet. His staff just needs to make sure he gets the correct information in the future.

      • Anonymous

        Amen Jasmine!!!

    • Well there are only two other options. Sit the vote out and pass, or vote yes on the ammendment, which would still be voting on something he doesn’t know about.

      • Anonymous

        or option three. find out what is coming up on the schedule and research the bills on the floor before you vote for them.

        • As someone else said, there were 41 ammendments to this specific bill. This one ammendment is quite obscure. Less than a fraction of 1% of the American population visits biggovernment. Only a small amount more have heard of the website. When that is the ONLY place reporting the story, odds are that you aren’t going to know about it.

          Now, because the subject has been so minimally discussed in the mainstream anything, it’s up to the guy who is offerring the ammendment, Steve King, to go round up votes and inform people. Steve King certainly knew about the situation, seeing as how he was the guy offering the ammendment. Yet, the news only broke the night before that he was going to bring it up. Odds are he was never able to make a pitch to Allen West, or anyone really in the Republican majority to vote yes on his ammendment.

          I mean, think about the Senate, where, unless a cloture vote succeeds, and endless amount of ammendments can be offerred by anyone. Now who can possibly know everything that every single person in the Senate might just decide to up and call for a vote on? No one.

          I understand this is the House, and it operates differently. But you have to understand, just because you and I know about a story, doesn’t mean everyone does. And this particular story, being so under-reported, means nearly 100% of the population has no clue about it. Our representatives are human, not all-knowing, all-seeing beings who are superior to us. They aren’t. Most of them are probably inferior in many ways. It’s ok. It’s how it is supposed to be.

          I’m of the belief that if you don’t know about an ammendment you have one of two options. Vote no, or don’t vote.

          Oh, and one more thing, he didn’t vote FOR the ammendment. He voted against it. Which is what one should do when he doesn’t actually know about the ammendment being presented.

  • Anonymous

    When he muses about taking it in his shorts…that means you will take it in the shorts.

    • Anonymous

      Depends on what the meaning of “it” is.

      Signed,

      Bill Clinton

  • Anonymous

    West is really good about pointing out how bad Obama is. Half of his speeches are about how incompetent Obama is and how we shouldn’t trust him, and how Obama has no clue. Really??

    • Anonymous

      Yes, really. If you’d like to, Mooch, why not regale us all with a loving presentation regarding how great O’ is? How we should trust him and how he not only has a clue, but is a veritable Sherlock Holmes 🙂

      • Anonymous

        You don’t know what your talking about. I hate Obama, and have been a West supporter from day one. Look at my activity on my profile and show me one thing positive I have ever said about Obama.
        But West ranting about Obama being incompetent and then being that himself is more than stupid.
        Fool me once…Voted to not defund Obamacare…shame on you
        Fool me twice… Voted to pay Billions to scammers…shame on me.

        • Anonymous

          Sure I do. You are hypersensitive. Not gonna regale? Pooh!

          You seem to be a man without anyone to support! Who, who has actually voted on bills do you support?

          • Not going to say BarryNMooch is one, but normally the people constantly complaining about the actual true cons we have in the govt. not being true con enough all tend to support one particular guy. You know, the guy that tells the rest of us what the consitutition does and does not say and how he is the only one in the entire world who actually understands it? You know the guy.

            • Anonymous

              Not sure if I am reading you as I should. What him name?

              • Ron Paul.

                • Persephone

                  The gynecologist?

                  ::shudders::

                  Even though I may agree with him on some things, I don’t think I could ever vote for a pussydoctor for POTUS.
                  Even if he looked like Rick Perry.

                • Anonymous

                  Persey. I’m shocked by your language. Are you feeling a little rowdy this fine, flowing evening?

                • Persephone

                  Uh oh.
                  Looks like my evil twin has been playing with my computer again.
                  I will fix it.

              • Anonymous

                The Gentleman from Texas?

            • Anonymous

              Yeah..well excuse me for supporting someone like West only to see him vote exactly the opposite of what he stands for and then claim it was some sort of staff error.I am not a troll, and in no way a Liberal. And I have Supported Allen West on here and every other place. Usually after he gave one of his great speeches about defunding Obamacare…(then he votes to keep funding it) which he explained was a small mistake. Now he votes for Pigford, making it twice you have to shake your head and say..that can’t be right. Him?? He was the last person I thought would turn into just another political hack that tells you one thing and does another.

  • Anonymous

    I figure he’s had too many interviews and events lately to read every word. But clearly, none of them can read every word.

    Look, if you have an amendment, your job is to round up all the “high visibility” people on your side, like West, and get them to understand the damned thing. Your staff had better contact all the other members of your party, too. And don’t just send a memo.

    I think this is actually another sign that the Tea Party “freshmen” are not being utilized well or taken into consideration by the entrenched, party leadership in Congress. It’s a sign that a lot of the old guard needs to be broomed aside if we want to save this country.

    (Edit: fixed a poorly-written sentence.)

    • Anonymous

      This would not have happened if Joyce had stayed on as his CoS in my opinion. Caving to the liberals really chapped me. I also wonder if some establishment Republican patted West on the back and assured him a Yes vote was the correct vote. If so, that was a very hard lesson to learn.

      • Anonymous

        I also wonder if some establishment Republican patted West on the back and assured him a Yes vote was the correct vote. If so, that was a very hard lesson to learn.

        That’s a scary thought. On the other hand, West’s owning up indicates he learned something, for sure.

      • Anonymous

        I also wonder if some establishment Republican patted West on the back and assured him a Yes vote was the correct vote. If so, that was a very hard lesson to learn.

        That’s a scary thought. On the other hand, West’s owning up indicates he learned something, for sure.

    • Anonymous

      This would not have happened if Joyce had stayed on as his CoS in my opinion. Caving to the liberals really chapped me. I also wonder if some establishment Republican patted West on the back and assured him a Yes vote was the correct vote. If so, that was a very hard lesson to learn.

  • LadyLiberty2000

    Who is conducting the interview? I don’t recognize the voice. Thx!

    • Anonymous

      I have the same question.

  • Anonymous

    You are so right. He actually considers that he may have made a mistake and says so. How very rare!! and, I accept his repudiation of anyone trying to portray him as a racist. He is an upstanding guy!!

  • Anonymous

    At least West addressed it, and I’m willing to give anybody the benefit of the doubt and a second chance. If the col. establishes a record of voting like he did on Pigford, though, he’s done. Voting in lock-step with the Congressional Black Caucus isn’t going to win West any favors among conservatives, and not being informed enough about the issues to vote appropriately is an excuse that’s going to work about once. So he’s burned his once.

    I guess Congressman West should add the Big sites onto his reading list for the day. If he had read them, even in passing, he would have known enough about Pigford to vote “yes” as he should have.

  • Anonymous

    I await commentary on this from one CM Sackett. Please, what say you sir?

  • i have for a while now supported west for palin’s vp.

    i did NOT like how everyone suddenly threw him under the bus for this, without hearing his side of the story. people rushed to say he was corrupted by washington politics. i never did that- i wanted to hear his reasoning. he is a true conservative, patriotic, smart, brave, he has said and done so many great things, and everyone ignored that because of ONE vote that he didn’t even explain yet. i didn’t- the whole time, i still supported west as palin’s VP. now he explained the vote- good!!

    some were even saying that he voted for pigford funding because he was “sticking with his black brothers.” one, how does that explain issa’s vote then? and two, that statement is ridiculous because he has taken so much crap from the black community from being a conservative tea-party type guy, so if he were so willing to choose race over principle/justice/doing the right thing/etc, then he wouldn’t have even tried being the outspoken conservative that he is.

    the point is… don’t rush to distrust people after they have done many great things. hear their side of the story first.

    • Anonymous

      how does that explain issa’s vote then?

      I’m gonna go with, “Issa was sticking with his black brothers.”

      How many Internets do I win?

    • Issa and 76 other republicans, most of whom aren’t black. Of course, TeaPartyNation didn’t like to think really long and hard about that one. He liked his theory about West voting based on race and he was sticking to it.

    • Anonymous

      Hi there Jasmine. I like your explanation and in general agree with you.

      I’m one of those who love Allen with the same intensity as they love Sarah so I’m willing to give him the benefit of the doubt.

      However in the face of backstabbery towards Palin commited by another icon, Michelle Bachmann, one has the right to be, perhaps, a bit too sensitive.

      It is possible that Allen has made that mistake on the basis of an advice given to him by someone from his staff, he trusted.

      As we say, nobody is perfect.

      Abov all, he admitted his mistake and took a ful responsibility for it.

      It is in such a contrast to Bachmann, who stays silent and pretends that nothing has happened.

      Allen is one of the noblest and bravest Americans alive.

      He must be careful though; if he repeats making mistakes like that, he is going to lose the love of his most ardent supporters.

      Greetings!

      • lilolady

        Just one small thing you wrote needs a correction. The Bachmann/Palin War
        never happened. It was a “she said, she said”, snarky news writer who, when
        caught, admitted and apologized for placing words in Bachmann’s mouth that
        she NEVER said! We have to watch out for that happening more often as the
        election time nears. Desperation, you know.

      • lilolady

        I am not above suspecting sabotage of the new guys by the OLD staff that does
        not change with each new Representative or Senator unless he/she is very
        experienced and knows what’s up. Usually the new guys need to ask staff
        everything from where’s the nearest bathroom to where can they get a bite
        to eat if the cafeteria is closed at 9 P.M.

      • Anonymous

        Bogdan51,

        You are correct when you say “above all, he admitted his mistake and took responsibility for it!!!

        West Did the “Jack Bauer” thing in the Middle east and SAVED THE LIVES OF HIS MEN!!! THE TERRORIST DID NOT EVEN GET HURT!!!! West turned himself in. Made himself totally responsible. He ummm, did not toss his medals over the White House fence (like Lurch) like John Kerry.

    • Anonymous

      Jasmine Clark,

      Great points!!! Whenever I read hate comments against West; my mind/heart goes to the pictures of Gov. Palin giving West a neck/Mama Grizzly Hug during the Freedom Ride!! 🙂

  • Anonymous

    Why would West vote YES on any spending bill and why is he calling people who objected to his Patriot Act vote a “mob with torches”?

    Never mind.

    • Um, because it was a vote to actually reduce spending from the previous year? I guess we can go another year w/o a budget and let the President make it up as he goes. But when the bill is reducing spending, I’m all for it.

      The bill reduced spending by 13% on that specific group of agencies from the previous year. Is this not the type of thing to be voting yes on? If not, what is? Do we just all take the Ron Paul approach and vote no all the time and pretend that’s going to actually move the ball in our direction?

  • The bigger problem is, and continues to be, the amount of freaking things these guys vote on. This should not be. 40 ammendments? To one spending bill to one specific group of agencies? 40!!?? That’s entirely to much. Can we PLEASE start getting back to what Locke told us we needed 400 years ago? A part time legislature. Please.

    • Anonymous

      Goofy goodness yes! They can take an albatross and turn it into “The Birds” (A. Hitchcock)

      I have a confession to make. When I was a kid, I caught a seagull by putting compressed bread on a hook with a line attached. I had a kite with a mind of it’s own for a short time. I was living on a military base, we called the MP’s and they rescued it and I’m guessing my Dad got called onto the carpet about me…again

      Sorry Dad…again.

    • Anonymous

      If your goal is to completely crumble a nation, you keep all the citizens (drones) so busy and over loaded they haven’t the time or energy to notice. This goes double for those in the governing body (except for the ‘elites’).

  • The bigger problem is, and continues to be, the amount of freaking things these guys vote on. This should not be. 40 ammendments? To one spending bill to one specific group of agencies? 40!!?? That’s entirely to much. Can we PLEASE start getting back to what Locke told us we needed 400 years ago? A part time legislature. Please.

  • Anonymous

    yeah, West talks too much. Every time I turn around there he is speaking on something again. He’s only a congressman. The other ones don’t speak so much. Could West be an attention hound?

    • Anonymous

      Emergent WDS?

      tip: Attention Magnets don’t need to be attention hounds.

      • Anonymous

        Magnets have a polerizing end as well.

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        • Anonymous

          I hope he pole-erizes the left, all day long.

          • Anonymous

            He's repelling me

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      • Anonymous

        Magnets have a polerizing end as well.

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  • Mitt Romney admitted he was wrong about abortion and I respect him for that as well. Romney/West 2012!

    • Anonymous

      Oh please. I would rather have a skeevy used car salesman than Mitt “Which way is the wind blowing” Romney.

      Romney has changed sides so many times on so many issues even he doesn’t know if he’s flipping or flopping.

  • sivles

    This isn’t the first time. He voted FOR the so-called patriot act which was worse than the yankees during the War for Southern Independence (which was Constitutional). Talks shit every day, and votes and claims he didn’t “research” it enough? He talks the talk, but has stumbled on the walk a couple of times. The pigford IS a slave repatriation act by the NIC and nothing more. When people get $50,000 for “thinking about” farming, it’s a scam. He’s smart enough, but his district has an abundance of black folks that “expect” something from the goobermnt.

  • Humans make mistakes, Col. West is human, ergo NO PROBLEM..Taking responsibility for mistakes is not the norm for politicians..Allen West for President.
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  • Anonymous

    Mr. west voted to RENEW THE PATRIOT ACT. He is just another talker not someone who loves the constitution and THE FOURTH AMENDMENT.

    • Persephone

      Uh….No, he didn’t.

  • Anonymous

    Mr. west if you believe in the constitution why did you vote to RENEW THE PATRIOT ACT? This piece of legislation totally destroys OUR FOURTH AMENDMENT RIGHTS.
    I would never vote for this man.

  • Anonymous

    Palin looks better everyday.

  • West displays responsibility and accountability, just what we need in Washington. Go Allen West….for president!!!

  • thank you for being a breath of fresh air in this day and age. there are so few people willing to admit their mistakes and even more so willing to take responsibility for their actions. the fact that you are willing to be responsible for your decisions, and respond without blaming someone else makes you far and above the rest of the crowd. America is desperately looking for someone to believe in. Someone who isn’t other than what he believes or professes to be. Thank you for giving us hope that there are still decent and virtuous people trying to serve their country. My hat is off to you .

  • He is a true conservative, he corrected what he thought was good, after he realized it he made a mistake, as a fresh of air in Washington, he admitted he was wrong. He is a ral man, a ral Patriot. I don’t expect perfection but character.

  • Anonymous

    He’s an elected official and it was his job to know what he was voted on. Shame on him for not researching what it was that he was voting on. He needs to introduce a new bill to stop the Pigford fraudulent payout.

  • Anonymous

    So, he doesn’t read and analyze legislation BEFORE he votes on it? Does he even read the NEWS? This Pigford fraud has been explained in detail for MONTHS. His absence of knowledge is quite disturbing. About what else is he ignorant? The TSA sexual molestations? The SWAT murders of innocent people? The complete open border policy that Obama is implementing through his Executive Order implementation of the Dream Act? The illegal wars in Libya and Yemen?

    How can we trust this man if he demonstrates such manifest ignorance?

  • God, I love this man. Presidential material for sure. Politicians should lick his boots for his Quality Representation. A rare gem in Washington.. He is the epitome of what Strength and Honor looks and sounds like. Rock On Congressman Allen West!

  • Anonymous

    There isn’t one of our Congressmen or Senators that votes the “right” way every time. They all make bad votes from time to time. Most make bad votes much more often than that. Allen West is on the “right” side of most issues. He also admits it when he was wrong, or did not do due dilligence on an issue. This is more than most of the rest of them will do. Allen West does not try to “spin” the stands he takes. That is what I love about him!

  • Anonymous

    I don’t know the Pigford vote or what Pigford is, but I do know Allen West and trust him. If it was a mistake, it was a mistake.

  • Anonymous

    Maybe this and maybe I did that wrong…..LAME, LAME, LAME! The colored voters will remember you voted that way and so will we. Can’t stand on your own 2 feet and that is what is sad. You are the one who claimed to pay attention to all the details and I will remeber (forgive you too) you on this one. We must demand more from our leaders or we will continue to get weak, lame ones and ansers like this. Did this sound like an apology? Hell no! If your are truely asking our forgiveness for a terrible mistake at a cruicial time then you failed to make us believe you horribley!!

  • Anonymous

    Maybe this and maybe I did that wrong…..LAME, LAME, LAME! The colored voters will remember you voted that way and so will we. Can’t stand on your own 2 feet and that is what is sad. You are the one who claimed to pay attention to all the details and I will remeber (forgive you too) you on this one. We must demand more from our leaders or we will continue to get weak, lame ones and ansers like this. Did this sound like an apology? Hell no! If your are truely asking our forgiveness for a terrible mistake at a cruicial time then you failed to make us believe you horribley!!

  • Anonymous

    Maybe this and maybe I did that wrong…..LAME, LAME, LAME! The colored voters will remember you voted that way and so will we. Can’t stand on your own 2 feet and that is what is sad. You are the one who claimed to pay attention to all the details and I will remeber (forgive you too) you on this one. We must demand more from our leaders or we will continue to get weak, lame ones and ansers like this. Did this sound like an apology? Hell no! If your are truely asking our forgiveness for a terrible mistake at a cruicial time then you failed to make us believe you horribley!!

  • He now realizes that it was a BIG mistake to have voted for this bill. It would be one thing if the funds were going to people who really deserved it; but this whole thing is a scam!