I can’t even begin to characterize how thoroughly disgusting this fiasco has been. Retired Lieutenant Colonel Allen West lost his bid for re-election after what can only be termed an incompetent and dishonest count by officials of St. Lucie County. They did not recount everything, but only three days of early voting. Military ballots were never counted. I want to say this one more time. According to sources on the ground, all of the military ballots languished in a warehouse, uncounted, and they never will be counted. This is a shocking development, and West’s legal team is pressing their case, but at this point, he’s been screwed. There were problems with bad memory in at least one voting machine, and any number of other clear irregularities. The GOP establishment got their wish and rid themselves of Allen West. To be honest, while I had been hopeful, I have been expecting this sort of result. West tangled with the machine, and they redistricted his butt to the curb in answer. The most dynamic, forthright, and clear-minded speaker for conservatism in the House of Representatives was sent home, not only to punish him, but I believe to dispirit and punish us.
Some will choose to focus on the irregularities, the vote fraud, and all of the things that have occurred in that district, and we should certainly fight against those transgressions, but ladies and gentlemen, that ought not to have been Allen West’s district at all. The Florida legislature, particularly those in tight with the GOP establishment, redrew West’s district knowing he would face these issues with corrupt St. Lucie County. They knew it. That’s why they made this area part of his district. It was sabotage, and after all we have been through together here on this blog, if you don’t recognize it, you’re wearing blinders. In January, I brought readers this story….
The Progressive establishment on both the left and the right colluded against Tea Party candidates and in this case, Congressman Allen West. We, as Americans, cannot afford to lose Congressman West. He is a valuable asset to our country.
We must rid the party once and for all of the elitist Republican establishment. Their time is up. Their days are over and simply put, they have to go. Their interest has not been that of the people for a long time now.