Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Bye-Bye Allen West

The Huffington Post reports
Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) isn't coming back to Congress. 

After months of battling through one of the nastiest and most expensive races in the country, the Tea Party freshman was knocked out of his seat, barely, by Democratic newcomer Patrick Murphy.
It was a tight race all night, which paralleled the razor-thin margins polls showed between the candidates over the past few months. West and Murphy were competing for Florida's 18th Congressional District, an evenly split district that was redrawn in 2010.

West pitched himself as a military veteran who spent his first term in Congress voting to deregulate government, create jobs and overhaul Medicare as a way to preserve it. 

Murphy, a construction company owner who struggled for name recognition among voters, ran a campaign built almost entirely on the message that he is the antithesis to West's better-known reputation: that of a party extremist known for saying offensive things to or about Democrats.


  1. There is a certain irony to this one. Had it been the other way around, a white conservative winning over an African American democrat the first cry would have been racism. But since It went for democrats it's ok. As far as West saying offensive things to or about democrats the article conveniently disregards many democrats documented rants that women and many Latinos or blacks or Asians should kill themselves for votin conservative, receiving death threats for supporting conservatives or are told that they should have been aborted for being conservative. Kind of hypocritical don't you think? Mike Z

    1. You hit the nail on the head.