West faces fight from all sides in new district
April 27th, 2012
08:03 PM ET
10 years ago

West faces fight from all sides in new district

Washington (CNN) - Few freshmen congressmen have found themselves in the glare of the spotlight as often as Florida Rep. Allen West.

Known for his outspokenness, West rarely backs down from a political fight. Some say he picks them.


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  1. Greyman

    Well that's encouraging. Bellyaching about being surrounded by communists won't let you roll through an election like Joe McCarthy did in 1954.

    April 27, 2012 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  2. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Some of us in Florida think Allen West is a lunatic.

    April 27, 2012 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  3. American

    West's disgraceful nonsense does not belong public service. Please vote him out.

    April 27, 2012 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  4. NameFrank

    West is an idiot

    April 27, 2012 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  5. thomas

    Mitt Romney / Allen West
    Restore the Cold War 2012

    April 27, 2012 09:03 pm at 9:03 pm |
  6. once upon a horse

    no worries Congressman West I'm sure the African-American community will have your back seeing that you're one of them. Uh what's that, you deserted them and burned your bridges a long time ago? NEVERMIND!

    April 27, 2012 09:03 pm at 9:03 pm |
  7. Gurgyl

    This SOB is crazy. He does not have same charisma as our president.

    April 27, 2012 09:28 pm at 9:28 pm |
  8. GI Joe

    He's gonna lose so bad he won't even know what bit his butt. ha ha ha ha ha

    April 27, 2012 10:14 pm at 10:14 pm |
  9. Chipster

    West has openly advocated treason by encouraging members of our military to disregard orders from their Commander-in-chief if they question the "intent" of the President. Unfortunately for West, military members are required by law to follow orders unless those orders are illegal. He also advocates censorship of news agencies that do not agree with his very, very bizarre beliefs. He objects to allowing free speech unless that speech support West's beliefs. His rhetoric is often violent and threatening. Freedom and the free exchange of ideas is not something West tolerates. I prefer free speech and hope that West continues exercise his right to expose his radical and disturbing beliefs.

    April 27, 2012 10:22 pm at 10:22 pm |
  10. Dee

    I don't know what kind of Army officer he was with all the hatred and rhetoric he is spewing. He needs to go back home and remember his roots and where he came from. When he falls the Tea Party certainly will not have his back he will just be another number and then he will get a reality check.

    April 27, 2012 11:00 pm at 11:00 pm |
  11. gt


    April 28, 2012 12:13 am at 12:13 am |
  12. s

    What a waste of life, where do they find these

    April 28, 2012 04:55 am at 4:55 am |
  13. Another Day in the RW Idiot Mines

    Still waiting for all the poutraged GOBP hatemonkeys to denounce West for his smears and lies recently. It's pretty funny what thin-skinned, wimpy cowards many of the GOBP cult members are. They shrink from the slightest criticism, especially if it's based on the truth, as they play whiny victims, yet they can't bring themselves to call out their own cult-members for outrageous and defamatory behavior, The GOBP cult's war on sanity and decency continues.

    April 28, 2012 06:55 am at 6:55 am |
  14. Norma Vessels

    All I can say about Representative Allen West is .. I hope he loses his seat, and stays away from public life for good!

    April 28, 2012 09:08 am at 9:08 am |
  15. Namejkane fl live from teapublican moon base no taxes, no regulation no health care, free gas.

    What a loser who won't be in office long, how do such morons get elected in the first place, total wast of tax payers money and the best the republicans have for clown canadates.

    April 28, 2012 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  16. Pete

    West is your typical big mouth republican.He rarely thinks before opening his mouth,saying recently that Democrates are communists,which is going way beyond stupidity.Let him rant,he's a one timer rep anyway and he knows it,nobody likes him.He's just there as a political log jammer ,there to slow down any political process as instructed by his teabaggin masters.But when he's hung out to dry publicly the teabaggers will step aside using him as collateral damage in the overall scheme of things.Hes done and the teabaggers are also,their stale messages are not being heard anymore,their surrugates in offices nationwide haven't produced,but obstructed progress economically and politically.Their treasonist plan failed and they know it,they're like locusts and may be back in 4 years, but people will be aware this time around,I assure you....

    April 28, 2012 10:08 am at 10:08 am |
  17. They ought to change from the elephant to the hippo...

    This guy is living proof that the military should have had blunt head force trauma treatment years ago.... He obviously slipped through the cracks!

    April 28, 2012 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  18. Eve

    Sounds like the people in his district are beginning to grow brains, at least the ones who voted for him.

    April 28, 2012 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  19. Former Republican, now an Independent

    West is nothing more than a loudmouthed opportunist, who can't stand to be out of the spotlight. All show and no real

    April 28, 2012 10:51 am at 10:51 am |