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Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), who will introduce Mitt Romney as this week’s Republican National Convention, charged on Monday that President Barack Obama was abandoning his pledge to improve the tone of American politics.
“Barack Obama 2.0 is not the same person who was elected four years ago,” Rubio said on “Fox & Friends.” “Four years ago, I know people who voted for him who had never voted for a Democrat. They voted for him because they loved his story and they felt, ‘You know, we may not agree with him on everything, but he’s going to elevate American politics.’ Those days are long gone. This is as ugly and nasty a political campaign as I’ve seen in the last six cycles I’ve been involved in.”
Rubio, appearing from his hometown of Miami, also faces a more harrowing challenge than the introductory speech: He said he’s making the 4½-hour drive from Miami to Tampa with his four children. Flights across the state of Florida have been canceled because of Tropical Storm Isaac.
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West gave a brilliant speech on America’s military power and why it is essential for peace in the world that we have a strong military because as he put it, the world is more Machiavellian than it is Kantian.
The speech portion only goes for about 11 minutes and the Q&A takes up the remaining 22 minutes or so.
Top national Democratic operative Charles Halloran has been retained by a new George Soros-backed super-PAC to target Congressman Allen West for defeat this November. Halloran is a former aide to President Bill Clinton and is one of the most respected voter targeting/turn out experts in the Democratic Party. Halloran ran the successful campaign of Democrat Tim Mahoney that won the seat of former Republican Congressman Mark Foley.
The Super PAC has been christened “Dump West” and is expected to file with the Federal Election Commission early next week. Sources have told The Shark Tank that a website along with a targeted web advertising campaign will soon be launched. Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi asked former Congressman Larry Smith, who’s now working as a lobbyist, to help line up initial funding for the group. West is said to be at the top of Pelosi’s hit list.
Sources have also us that left wing billionaire George Soros is among those who committed to a $5 million war chest to defeat West. “It’s not surprising that the hard Left is seeking to beat West” said Florida Tea Party leader Eric Von Tausch “West’s a conservative hero.”
According to sources Halloran has brought in “American Directions” to manage the Super-PAC’s effort for internet based, low-dollar fundraising, polling and voter contact. “American Directions” is among the heavy weight firms in Washington DC and is considered on the on the cutting edge of the most sophisticated technology for voter contact through text messaging and email as well as sophisticated voter mailings.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is fully on-board in the efforts to raise money for the “Dump West” effort. West’s Democratic opponent Patrick Murphy has raised a sizeable war chest and those donors who has given him the maximum are viewed as potential donors to the “Dump West” effort.
Conservative activists think that exposure of the Soros backed anti-West Super PAC will only spur pro-West Super-PAC activities. “We need to spend dollar for dollar with the liberals to re-elect Allen,” said Von Tausch.
Also a matter of speculation is the involvement in these efforts of DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who is facing a tough re-election race from Republican candidate Karen Harrington.
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Congressman Allen West treated South Floridians to another dose of Liberal smack down at the Miami-Dade GOP’s annual Lincoln Day soiree in Miami, Florida. West to a shot at Communist Cuba’s Castro Regime, and reminded everyone of just how much of a threat Castro’s “BFF” ,Venezuela Strong ManHugo Chavez poses to the Western Hemisphere.
Just think about 90 miles from where we are sitting tonight, there’s and Island, a state sponsor of Terrorism. It currently holds one of our own American sons hostage, and even the Coddler-In-Chief feels it necessary to appease and provide concessions to the regime of the Castros.-Congressman Allen West
At an event commemorating the first full year of weekly rallies in support of Israel held at Broward Boulevard and Northeast Third Avenue in Fort Lauderdale Florida Congressional candidate Allen West details his reasons to support Israel. Content News, Israel & Politics All content Copyright Channel1Images Inc 2009.
Speaking this morning to talk radio host Laura Ingraham, Florida congressman Allen West, a Republican, blasted President Obama’s immigration plan to use prosecutorial discretion not to go after young immigrants who came to the United States illegally. Obama announced his new immigration plan on Friday.
“What country did we wake up in on Friday?,” West asked. “It just causes people to ask, where are we? You know, the last time we had this was with King George III, and we didn’t like it too much. And I think that you’re seeing the resurrection of an imperial presidency, and the arrogance thereof. To think that you can come out and basically tell the American people that this is what we’re going to do … and don’t question me.”
The big hold up for West seems to be Obama’s decision to bypass Congress and the law of the land. “America is not about ruling by verbal edict or just whims; the president has been elected to enforce the laws of this country. And he doesn’t get to pick which laws he likes or dislikes. And I find it very perplexing and ironic that when he had control of the House and Senate, this did not seem like a very important issue.”
He could have brought [immigration] up back in 2009, and got it through. And also it was just not even a year ago — September 2011 — when his own admission, this is something he said he could not do, that he did not have the power and authority to do. So what has changed from September 2011 to where we are today? Political expediency.
West said he hoped politicians would stop “pandering to the special interests” and instead find immigration solutions for the American people.
West also tweaked Mitt Romney for not giving a “forceful” response to Obama’s immigration announcement, when the Republican presidential candidate was asked about the new plan over the weekend. “I guess I feel a little bit dejected because I think that it goes back to what my mother taught me, ‘a man must stand for something, or else he’ll fall for anything,’” West said.