With Election Day and all of the political races heating up and drawing to the grand finale, much of the focus has been on the Presidential Race. However, among the other most closely watched races, financed heavily by the left against Republicans, is the newly created US House seat identified as Florida’s 18th US Congressional District.
In that race, freshman US Representative Allen West is facing political newcomer Patrick Murphy. I thought I’d take a closer look at that race and share my thoughts.
Make no mistake about it; Allen West is making waves and powerful enemies in DC. The proof of that bears out in the millions of PAC dollars and attack ads against him. The liberals hate him, and have accused him of everything from beating up seniors and hating women to torturing an insurgent in a war zone, and twisting lots of other stuff to mar his record and good name.
In reality, Allen West is a proven leader who is not afraid to do what needs to be done, regardless of the consequences. Case in point is the much ballyhooed incident in Iraq in which a detainee, insurgent, enemy, or whatever else one cares to call him had information concerning an imminent attack against then Lt. Colonel West’s unit. The ‘sanitized’ interrogation methods being utilized up to the point where Allen West stepped in were simply not working, and the ‘intel’ was desperately needed immediately. Therefore, Allen West took matters into his own hands; essentially, he removed the insurgent from the interrogation area and discharged a pistol round near his head, likely causing a bit of tinnitus. Was this an approved technique? No it was not. In fact, Lt. Colonel West broke the rules, and he knew it was going to cost his career dearly.Add a comment