Allen West on Obama: Real leaders don’t use intimidation and scare tactics



This is a great interview. Allen West says that Obama does not have the moral high ground on these debt limit negotiations because every one of his economic policies have failed and that it’s only because he has run up record deficits that we are now at this critical point. He says that Obama needs to understand that it’s his job to prioritize spending so that Social Security checks will go out and we don’t default:

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29 thoughts on “Allen West on Obama: Real leaders don’t use intimidation and scare tactics

  1. smh, real leaders don’t use intimidation and scare tactics… mhh, wasn’t that the reason he was reprimanded, relived from command and consequently had to retire on taxpayers dime as mere O5 after over twenty years of service. Something is not right here, ah I guess it is Allen West not feeling good about Allen West. My only explanation for a man who has so much hate towards women, other religions and so on. He obviously did not do his homework or he would not make such an ignorant statement as “Obama ran up the deficit”, please that deficit was run up in the last ten years, remember Clinton left the office with a surplus and Bush’s first stroke of the pen was to nix the Kyoto agreement and then give the fat cats a big tax break. Ah and then he started a war off the books, yeah, blame it all on Obama. smh, shaking my head.

  2. No compromises. West and the Tea Party members *have* to stand strong on this. ANY increase in the debt ceiling or ANY tax increase would be like heroin to a junkie. Giving them even one more penny is capitulating.

    Slam the door on the TAXPAYERS’ Treasury, lock it and swallow the key.

  3. Mr. O comes out in the sunlight once more. He’d like nothing better than to completely cut off the grannies and the disabled. Once again he turns the rhetoric to point to his opposition instead of himself. Congressman West, ever in his much appreciated no-nonsense style, hits the nail on it’s head, again. Too bad there was no Whitefish vacation, I hear the bears in that territory are in Momma grizzley mode this time of year.

  4. What’s bought us to this point is everyone calling an impostor “president.” He is riding roughshod all over this country when he isn’t even eligible to be where he is, and everyone being complicit in it.

  5. Obama is confirming that SS is a Ponzi scheme isn’t he? He’s saying if you don’t raise the credit card limit that there is no money for the ss checks.

  6. West and Rubio are my favorites.

    I’d like to have them over for a quaint little Tea Party.

    I’d also like to have Schumer, Pelosi, and Reid over for dinner…just as soon I figure out where I can rent a lion and a tiger that prefer white meat.

    1. I’d also like to have Schumer, Pelosi, and Reid over for dinner…just as soon I figure out where I can rent a lion and a tiger that prefer white meat.

      You would probably get arrested for cruelty to animals. 🙂

      1. Ok, now some of you “like” my silly little post 🙁

        I inspired the lovely and talented Kenster with it.

        Cut me some slack. Likes are my favorite 🙂

  7. Thank God for Allen West! A leader with honor and integrity and not afraid to speak the truth.

    What’s in the water down in FL? Between him and Marco Rubio, you’ve gotta wonder!

  8. I ask, What is Obama’s price…..100 Billion…..let’s make him an offer. It is cheaper to buy him out than have him destroy to Nation. Give Obama a cool 100 Billion in cash on the promise he resigns ASAP.

    1. May as well. They way they’re printing money, he’ll need a few $Bil just to eat his waffle.

    1. I see in him a reincarnation of the model for statesmen of old. I have no proof of this, but it’s evident to me, as a performer, that Allen West uses the old, orator’s model for delivering a speech. (Briefly, a speech can be memorized using a familiar pattern, like your house. The front door is the intro, the sitting room is the set of premises you want to set up, the study is tackling the first premise, etc.)

      He clearly attended some form of command school, and knows his classical history, and his Cicero. He uses forms of speech that are designed to leave a memory of what he said. (One of his best is his speech in defense of the soldiers in Ft. Leavenworth – sorry, no link).

      He’s probably studied the major forms of oratory, and borrowed some style by listening to good men who lead a congregation (unlike certain, sleazy Chicago preachers).

      He writes his own speeches, I would guess, because he had no way to pay a speechwriter in the early goings, and you don’t hobble a talent like his by bringing on a ringer. The Lt. Colonel is very much like Churchill in that.

      Has anyone noticed that Allen West not only rarely uses notes, but that you never hear the same speech from him twice?

      Something critical to remember about a man who studies both military tactics and classics, and who has read Cicero: it makes him very much like Thomas Jefferson and John Adams in that regard. We should all follow his example, and theirs. It worked, once.

      (While looking up “oratory”, …one would be amazed how many times “Obama” is lauded as an “orator” of the “classic” mould. Amazing how a skill at reading a TelePrompTer is all you need to satisfy the media. Let them have their moment. When Allen West takes his place in high office, they will realize just how poorly made was their cheap knockoff.)

    2. I see in him a reincarnation of the model for statesmen of old. I have no proof of this, but it’s evident to me, as a performer, that Allen West uses the old, orator’s model for delivering a speech. (Briefly, a speech can be memorized using a familiar pattern, like your house. The front door is the intro, the sitting room is the set of premises you want to set up, the study is tackling the first premise, etc.)

      He clearly attended some form of command school, and knows his classical history, and his Cicero. He uses forms of speech that are designed to leave a memory of what he said. (One of his best is his speech in defense of the soldiers in Ft. Leavenworth – sorry, no link).

      He’s probably studied the major forms of oratory, and borrowed some style by listening to good men who lead a congregation (unlike certain, sleazy Chicago preachers).

      He writes his own speeches, I would guess, because he had no way to pay a speechwriter in the early goings, and you don’t hobble a talent like his by bringing on a ringer. The Lt. Colonel is very much like Churchill in that.

      Has anyone noticed that Allen West not only rarely uses notes, but that you never hear the same speech from him twice?

      Something critical to remember about a man who studies both military tactics and classics, and who has read Cicero: it makes him very much like Thomas Jefferson and John Adams in that regard. We should all follow his example, and theirs. It worked, once.

      (While looking up “oratory”, …one would be amazed how many times “Obama” is lauded as an “orator” of the “classic” mould. Amazing how a skill at reading a TelePrompTer is all you need to satisfy the media. Let them have their moment. When Allen West takes his place in high office, they will realize just how poorly made was their cheap knockoff.)

    3. He is somebody who after being ousted from the military taught High School for one year and realized that it was REAL work, so he ran for office under the Republican flag. What better way to go, since they were desperate for a black man, any black man, and look what they got. One opportunist who is trying to make a living.

    1. No. It’s annoying; something to be obfuscated and twisted.
      The entire problem is that they no longer fear us, but we fear them.
      What this country needs is to convene a permanent grand jury for government corruption and a 545-rope gallows.

  9. MINIMALLY, if he doesn’t run for president or get a VP nomination, wouldn’t you agree that there needs to be a revolution in the House, where the freshmen put pressure on the GOP to get rid of Establishment Republicans (RINOs) like Boner, sweep aside ineffective losers like CantorCo., and install someone like LTC WEST as Speaker of the House?

  10. As usual AW hits hard and hits often and is spot on.
    This man is a leader while barry and his minions are all frauds.

  11. I was hoping to hear from the Colonel soon on this. He did not disappoint!!

    We’ve got the person we need to get out the Republican message this week!

    Stand aside Boehnhead.

  12. I was hoping to hear from the Colonel soon on this. He did not disappoint!!

    We’ve got the person we need to get out the Republican message this week!

    Stand aside Boehnhead.

      1. The opportunity is there for Rep. West to do the taking over IF he wants it. The question is, does he?

        I certainly hope that he does.

        1. He has to build a coalition. Right now it looks to me like he’s the clear leader among the “freshmen” group (not of the group itself, but “from among”). He gets the most TV time, for sure. That’s got to be noticed by certain, weepy types among the leadership.

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