Where oh where to start with this post…so many things have happened when it comes to the machinations of the GOP that’s gone on behind the scenes over time it’s hard to know where to begin. So…I’ll just begin with this report first, this is where congress-critter Allen West finally concedes today, there were so many factions that happened from the GOP, along with the dems on election day that one party is as bad as the other as far as I’m concerned, but that’s just my opinion.
Whether you liked West or not…he is, and always will be a great patriot. Here’s what he had to say today…this is via FN:
Rep. Allen West on Tuesday conceded in his re-election effort in Florida’s 18th Congressional District, but suggested he will still be active in politics or public office.
The Tea Party favorite and first-term congressman made the statement Tuesday, following two weeks of court battles and ballot recounts in his race against Democratic challenger and political newcomer Patrick Murphy.
“Leaders don’t need a title to be able to lead,” West told Fox News. “I will continue to be servant of this nation.”
The West campaign called for a recount after a wild swing in votes on election night in which West led by roughly 2,000 votes, then trailed by more than 1,500 about 35 minutes later.
State election officials said Murphy had won by enough votes to avoid an automatic recount, but St. Lucie County still allowed a recount of early ballots because some votes had been double counted.
The newly redrawn district also includes Martin and Palm Beach counties.
West leaves Washington as one of the best-known figures of the Tea Party wave elected to Congress in 2010. He made national headlines with fiery speeches and off-the-cuff comments that roused people of all political persuasions.
He said his campaign concluded after doing an analysis of the partial recount that he still wouldn’t have enough votes to win a second term.
Now this is going to be just one major example of what the good ol’ ‘Grand Old Party’ did behind the scenes long before the election…they do not like real conservatives fighting the good fight, especially if they were Tea Party supported. The GOP does not want any of those who came into congress during the ’10 midterm sweep to remain in office…they must control all they can, many that were ousted could not be controlled by the big-wig leaders in the House or Senate…so the best solution is to get rid of them one way or the other…and that they did.
Follow this report closely…this is via GWP:
Nice work, Republicans.
The GOP managed to gerrymander two top Florida conservatives right out of Congress:
The Florida House and Senate went overwhelmingly GOP in 2010…it was darn near a clean sweep. I believe the House went approximately 80/20 in our favor. The resulting redistricting not only screwed Allen West, but they also set up the primary battle between Sandy Adams and John Mica. Mica is the consummate DC insider. He’s the chair of the transportation committee, champion of high-speed rail spending, etc.
Adams won her seat in 2010 over Suzan Kosmas who was literally one of those final ‘blue dog’ votes that helped pass Obamacare in the final vote. Adams would have had that seat locked up for as long as she wanted it, and she was a real grassroots champion. She was going after the EPA on their horrific regulations, etc.
The FL GOP set up the ugly primary, where Mica had all the resources and took her out. We lost a true conservative for a guy with stage 4 beltway-itis.
We lost two of the best people in congress due to GOP shenanigans… And a woman and black man on top of it. This stuff is maddening.
As Levin put it last night, if these brilliant consultants like Steve Schmitt and Mike Murphy want to keep throwing conservatives under the bus, they are just asking for a third party. We are getting screwed by both parties.
The example above, along with the details regarding what the GOP has done last go ’round is just the tip of the iceberg…they have been doing this time and again over the decades, this gal has a long memory. Newt Gingrich and ilk did the same thing to some republican conservatives that didn’t bow to their wishes as well in the past, too long to get into…but this is prove power corrupts, I’ve had my fill…how ’bout you?
Just another reason yours truly had this ‘Question of the Day‘ posted just a few days back. ~
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