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Group Picture with a Congressman

Group Picture with a Congressman

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Here’s Congressman Allen West with the folks of the Republican Jewish Coalition. Reminder: the Republican Convention is on in earnest as of today, having escaped the ravages of Hurricane Isaac which is on its way to New Orleans (Please, God, not again…).

Allen Bernard West (formerly battalion commander of the 2d Battalion 20th Field Artillery, 4th Infantry Division), is the U.S. Representative for Florida’s 22nd congressional district.

Lieutenant Colonel West was fined and relieved of command in 2004 for the way he had handled an Iraqi suspect.

At his military hearing, near the end of his career, West was asked if he would act differently under similar circumstances in the future, and he testified, “If it’s about the lives of my soldiers at stake, I’d go through hell with a gasoline can.”

At a town hall meeting in Palm City, Florida, in April of 2012, West was asked what percentage of the American legislature are card carrying Marxists or International Socialists. West responded that he believed “there’s about 78 to 81 members of the Democrat Party that are members of the Communist Party.” He then clarified that he was referring to the Congressional Progressive Caucus. They may not be actual Marxists, but they might as well be, is what he meant.

In July of 2011, West brawled with Democratic Representative and Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, emailing her in response to comments she had directed at him in a speech on the floor of the House, calling her “the most vile, unprofessional, and despicable member of the US House of Representatives,” adding that she was “not a Lady,” and advising her to focus on her own congressional district.

You don’t want to get caught in the crosshairs of Lieutenant Colonel Allen West.

On the economy, West is a flat tax guy, anti abortion and anti gay marriage. He is the only Republican member of the African American Caucus.

On Israel he is a straight friend. He concluded a speech on the topic with: “There are battle lines clearly drawn, I know where I stand, and that is to support the State of Israel. The lessons of history have been learned by me and I offer one simple retort, ‘Not on my Watch.’”

We wish the RJC and the RNC a fine, exhilarating convention. The Jewish Press is getting ready to endorse the Republican ticket come November, and I, for one, can find at least one excellent reason why the Republican convention should outclass the Democratic one: No Jimmy Carter speeches!

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.

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29 Responses to “Group Picture with a Congressman”

  1. Edward Lobel says:

    Any Jew who stands with ths disgraceful man should be ashamed of themselves.
    What the artice fails to mention is that he wa "thrown out" of the military. He is a bad and evil person!

  2. Chaiya Eitan says:

    Allen West is great! I hope he'll be at the GOP convention!

  3. He's not a bad and evil person. He's an American hero. He did something in order to save his troops – that's the bottom line. Personally, I think you a bigot and a racist. I bet you'd have no problem standing next to Julian Assange….

  4. I would like to see Allen West as president. He has morals, is pro-Israel, and truly means what he preaches. Color does not mean anything. It is the belief system of the candidate that counts. There is a complete difference of night and day between Allen West and Hussein Obama. Hussein Obama is an evil Moslem monster who is a fascist and communist dictator while Allen West is a true mensch with good morals who truly cares about the American people. Even though Romney is not my first choice for president, I am voting for him because he is the only choice. Hussein Obama must be ousted from the Oval Office as soon as possible. The sooner, the better!

  5. Edward Lobel says:

    you are an ignorant Jew. The type of Jew who causes anti-semitism.
    Now keep keep yourh ead in the sand and go away. I am very strong supporter of the president so I am no bigot or racist.
    alan west was thrown out of the army and that's the truth. he is a liar and says the most horrible things ab out Jews and women!

  6. Edward Lobel says:

    chuck shummer and wasserman-schultz are also very strong supporters of Israel so your insults are miss placed. You are a racist and hat Obama because he is a Christian? alan west hates Jews and women and says some pretty terrible things. He was indeed thrown out of the army. You are such an idiot you think that shelly adeleson is supporting willard because he is so strong on Israel, not true. He supports willard because he is under investigation for breaking the law and hopes that if he donates million to willard, willard will stop the investigation.
    One last thing you need to know about willard, he baptized yourdead relatives into the mormon church!
    Furthermore, there have been 2 U.S. presidents who were business men, the first was herbert hoover who gave the great depression, and the second was george w bush who gave us the great recession.
    willard has already announced his great plan and that is to reduce his taxes and sell off parts of America because that's how he made his money. When he and the other repubs and tea baggers ankrupt America, where is Israel going to get it's money and help from!
    stop being an idiot and use the one thing g-d gave you and that is your Jewish brain!

  7. Edward Lobel says:

    alan west was thrown out of the army. h is evil and hates Jews and women! g-d gave you one advantage over everybody in the world, he gave you a jEWISH BRAIN, IT'S TIME YOU STARTED TO USE IT!

  8. No, Yori. What he "meant" is what he "said," that they were Communists. He is one of the stupidest people in Congress, and that is saying "a lot. And I mean it.

  9. What actual evidence do you have to support your assertion that Obama is a Moslem (sic), or a fascist, or a monster, or a communist, or a dictator? Please reply with a list of verifiable facts. If you can. Which I doubt.

  10. Do you believe everything you see on CNN, NBC,CBS, MSNBC? Please, do yourself a favor and learn something:


  11. Edward Lobel Col. Allen West left the military because he fired a weapon next to the head of a terrorist to get information out of him in order to save his men. Your lying about his views on Israel and women are shocking. Nothing you've said so far is the truth.


  12. Another intelligent comment despising Obama, eh Moriah Steiner?

  13. Edward Lobel says:

    you were an idiot yesterday, you are an idiot today and you will continue to be an idiot for the rest of your sorry life.
    Any time the military services sends an officer packing it is because he has done something horrible against the code of conduct. HE WAS INDEED THROWN OUT OF THE ARMY. He is an anti semite and hates women. It saound like you too hate women. You are a racist idiot who thinks by avoiding the truth you can just make the truth go away, you look extremely foolish.

  14. Edward Lobel says:

    You seem to be a fool like west who calls people he doesn't like communists and other names, he hates women and no matter what you say. well if you do not get your news on CNN, NBC, CBS, MSNBC, that means you are fox news idiot and they are true believers in hitlers big lie. Beck would say something totally outrageous and then fox would report it as saying it wan on other news shows. Anyone who uses fox as a source for anything is foolish and no one would believe you, your bahhhhhhhhhhhh's just go to show how stupid you really are.

  15. Edward Lobel Edward, why is it that you are an illiterate making countless grammatical errors nulike me who is a non-native English speaker??? Is that because you are a blind gullible tool of the sneaky lieing Libtards?

  16. Edward Lobel says:

    He did not leave volunterily, he was dismissed. told to leave, thrown out. No matter how you try to spin it he was disgraced.
    End argument, as all your b/s will never convince sane normal people otherwise.
    you are as ignorant as the repubs and tea baggers want their suppoters to be, accept everything we say, no matter how wrong it is. just like the hitler big lie theory, lie to them often enough, make it outrageous enough and they will believe it.

  17. Both Edward Lobel and Mike Bum are clinically insane mental cases brainwashed by decades of Democrat mind control and demetia-inducing lunacy, they, whose proper place are in a mental asylum hand in hand, no less! Thankfully they both with one leg are already in the grave! Amen!

  18. It is unfortunate that the technology police missed you when they were screening people that were given access to the internet. Spell-check works when you use it and it appears by your comments that you couldn't form an original thought if you were forced under gun-point. A man that is a friend of Israel cannot, by logic, be under the Hitler/Nazi "Big Lie". That proves your ignorance before you got to your second sentence.

  19. Is your litany of charges against Mr. West based on anything tangible? Or are you suffering from a case of what the psychology field calls "transference"? Again, He is a friend of Israel and has never made a statement showing he hates women. You are basing that ass-umption on the fact that he is anti-abortion, which we as conservatives call murder. It is genocide on the largest scale in history- 50+ million and counting of precious babies murdered for convenience. Please do a proof-read before you post any more of you inane comments, it is giving me a headache trying to decipher your unintelligible rantings (lies and garbage).

  20. Edward Lobel says:

    does everyone know you are living on the public dole? Do you superiors (and in your case that means everyone from the lowest formof life on the planet a repub/tea bagger) know that you are writing this on work time?
    You do not know or understand what you are talking about. You are one of the low life that repubs and tea baggers prey uponm, the ill and uniformed.
    No matter how many times you lie and no matter how much repub and tea party lies and b/s you try to shovel out, the true fact of the matter is alaw west was indeed thrown out of the army, says vile and disguesting things about women and Jews!
    I want ou to know one additonal thing, when it comes to your rude and down right nasty comments you cannot hold a candle to what I can say about you, so be real careful what you say to me, how you say it and how you try to diguise your digusting nonesense or I will be more thanhappy to return in kind.

  21. Edward Lobel says:

    You are a rude, foul mouthed idiot who g-d has told me will never see paradise! If you are Jewish, you are the kind of Jew who causes anti-semitism and need to learn how to control the garbage and threats that come out of your mouth.
    As for being insane, just compare how and where you live and how and where I live. Ccompare everything American to anything from Budapest and you call me insane. You are a shunder on the goyim!

  22. Haha, you are one very funny guy. Probably you have never seen Budapest in yr life. yourdisneyland world is very apt for you. You live in your telltale little world.

  23. Edward Lobel says:

    Melissa Spangenburg Wray you are a very low life and should not be allowed near anyone. you are a liar and like a lemming, follow other liars. If you are Jewish, ask yourself what has alan west or willard ever done for any single Jew anywhere. willard has never done anything to help Israel NOT A SINGLE DAMNED THING. He has NEVER CONTIBUTEDS A SINGLE SOLITARY CENT TO ANY JEWISH CAUSE OR ANY JEWISH PERSON, NOT A SINGLE CENT! On the other hand when he ran away to France to avoid the Vietnam War, he traveled around France batizing dead Jews into his religion without anyone's permission except his own. He believed in what he did and still believes in it.
    You do not like what I have to say and the fact that my son in law spilled a glass of red wine on my laptop and keys stick, then simply do not read my posts. your crude, rude and nasty responsies will only make you look more foolish.

  24. Edward Lobel says:

    Gabor Fränkl be real careful about what you say and how you say it!
    The little bit of knowledge about any subject I may have forgotten in my life is more than you will ever know. you are an iiot and have added nothing to any conversation wll you can do is give the tea party/repub lies. you simply are not capable of thinking on your won.I guess g-d passed over you when he was handing out Jewish brain.

  25. Edward Lobel says:

    as a matter of fact I had planned to take a river boat cruise that would stop inBudapest, but since ommunicating ith you, I would be fraid to travel to a city that allows people like you to roam free. I will no consider booking another curise, Your loss!
    For your information, Disneyworld is indeed that Happiest Place on earth, so wonderful a place I bought a vacation home there so I can go anytime I want. I have six granchildren and they like the fact that grandpa takes them o such a happy place at least once a year!

  26. Representative Allen West is a mensch, a righteous Gentile. Once upon a time there were some Jewish "leaders" who decided to "reform" Judaism to make it appear more like Protestant Christianity. It happened in dear old Deutschland.
    Representative West would be a mensch if he had blond hair and pale skin!

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