Allen West On Keith Olbermann: Vengeance Is His

I'm digging up what one source called "game changer" in the continuing Scott Rothstein saga today, so in the meantime I'll give you the Reader's Digest version of this weekend's Allen West speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington on Saturday.

West hit a lot of topics but what came across most of all is that the critics are getting to him.

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"And he got fired for it!"
He brought up the "vile onslaught" of criticism of him toward the beginning of the speech. He said "attacks from the liberal left" that the right wing is racist are proven wrong by the fact that they invited him to be keynote speaker at the CPAC.

See, the GOP has black friends -- and they even invite them to perform at their parties.

West said he had withstood the "horrific politics of character assassination" and the "politics of ugliness" coming from the left. Makes you almost pine for the softball, issue-oriented political gamesmanship of Karl Rove and Lee Atwater.

He brought up the Outlaws motorcycle gang stuff, decried that his friends had been attacked "such as a very dear friend of mine, South Florida radio talk show host Joyce Kaufman."

But there was one moment where there was real emotion -- when he talked about former MSNBC pundit Keith Olbermann. West said he'd been called "the worst person in the world five or six times and he got fired for it."

He said he got the strength to overcome the evil Olbermann and others (including the vile Cook Report and Politico) from God.   

"No weapon formed against you shall prosper and every tongue that rises against you in judgment you shall condemn," he quoted. "This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord."

Here's a link to a video of that segment of the speech. Oh wait, my mistake, that was Jules quoting from Ezekial in Pulp Fiction. Inside is the West video.

 


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Jlhale
Jlhale

You people are very sick minded. Allen West is what this country needs. Leadership.

kmjdu
kmjdu

Yea,I'm sure Mr.Olbermann was fired because he ridiculed this....what was his name again? Adam West? Didn't he play "Batman" on TV in the '60's? :)

Joseph L Cooke
Joseph L Cooke

West, once in the White House, will be the perfect Commander in Chief for the war on the liberal influence in the US.

Liberals are the problem. 2012. Solve the problem.

Mpete78
Mpete78

Yeah, from what I can tell, it's not at all the case that Allen West is supposed to be the conservative version of Obama, black. Only thing is it's concievable to have a black democrat. It's not concievable to have a black republican. I know they exist, but a vast majority of blacks are democrats. The bipartisan drug war puts many blacks away in prison, and the so-called "nanny state" isn't helping the race gap that much, so it's not like Democrats help blacks that much, but they certainly help a lot better than callous conservatives would. Unless you change that perception, conservatives will not win black votes. Just having a black face is not good enough.

tateblaze
tateblaze

using military personnel as props, very classy. too bad he actually thinks the tea party is cool with him.

unowho
unowho

Where is da love peeps .....Happy Valentines Day Pulparrazzi !!!.....MC War is Hell you do whatever you can to survive ....NEW BLOG

cindermaggi
cindermaggi

Who gave you permission to address the pulpi?

Model Citizen
Model Citizen

Unfortunately, West wasn't defending himself so that's absolute horse shit, unowho.

VoiceOfReason
VoiceOfReason

Yes, West, it's ALL about you. It's not that Keith and msnbc management had problems for years. No. It's all about you. YOU were the reason he was "fired."

And about your wannabe talk host, Joyce... she hung herself with her own words when she screamed "IF BALLOTS DON'T WORK BULLETS WILL."

West, you are a tiny fish in a small pond. You're not as important as you seem to think. Get used to it.

unowho
unowho

Thats Lt.Colonel Allen West (retired) give the man a break and respect ...To quick to judge and critisize...Nuff Said .......IMHO

KennyPowersSays
KennyPowersSays

It was retire or face court martial. Lucky they let him keep his pension. Next up sedition.

Guest
Guest

Are you listening to his words? In my opinion this man will do no good thing in office.Mean spirited, taking away civil liberties and restriction is all he speaks of. He even goes beyond the Tea Party ideology. He's egotistical and acts out as if he has something he has to prove. That's the worse kind of politician. unowo...he's not your friend.

Model Citizen
Model Citizen

What's to respect? The US military didn't respect West's behavior, why should I?

Allen Dulles
Allen Dulles

Just in case anyone is interested in the real story behind Olbermann's demise at MSNBC, I can share the following.

It had become very clear to the White House that Keith was not going to give the POTUS a free pass over the course of the next two years. Specifically, Olbermann had brutalized Obama for capitulating on the tax cuts for the wealthy during the lame duck session of Congress. The White House became concerned because Keith has an audience of approximately one million viewers and they did not want his viewers to understand the extent to which Obama was triangulating, and how he was governing in a manner that does not even resemble a progressive.

Keith was approached by corporate management at MSNBC and asked to tone down his criticism of the POTUS, which was coming from his left flank. GE has had an excellent relationship with the White House and has received numerous benefits from that relationship. Keith essentially told them to take a hike and a deal was negotiated for his departure. His firing had nothing to do with the Right. It was a present to the White House from GE.

Literally, the week Olbermann was fired, CEO of GE, Jeffrey Immelt, was appointed by the POTUS to head a team of economic advisors.

DeathFrog3
DeathFrog3

Do you really think an audience of a million viewers matters? That is 1/2 of 1% of the population of the US. Now take into account that its cable. That is less of an audience than Conan on TBS and Craig Ferguson.

So more people watch the late late show than Olbermann.

I am ok with conspiracy theories but at least make them seem realistic. You are talking about the population of Broward County. There are twice as many voters active in the US Military than watch Olberman.

Olbermann's audience was insignificant in terms of numbers.

So try a new conspiracy theory. The million people mattered naught in terms of ratings.

Virgil Starkwell
Virgil Starkwell

P.S. Most people who watch Olbermann do not have their minds made up. There are many progressives on the left who want Obama to face a primary challenge in 2012, just as there are those on the Right who want something other than traditional Republicans. They are called teabaggers.

Virgil Starkwell
Virgil Starkwell

Within the context of electoral politics, 1 million people is an enormous number. That would constitute almost 2 % of Obama voters in the 2008 election. And when you consider that one million are the number of viewers that tune in on any one given evening, the number that actually watched Olbermann--albeit, not every night--was an even higher number.

Re: Middle America is tired of the rhetoric? Middle America is watching Faux News every night. They are not tired in the least.

ontheequator
ontheequator

Keith Olbermann has a new job on Al Gore’s Current TV as an investigative reporter. His job will be to find anyone that watches Current TV. -- Jay Leno

Model Citizen
Model Citizen

Don't know if there's any truth behind Allen's theory or not but Obama can't afford to lose any of his base. A million is a huge number when you consider that Bush "won" the Presidency with only about 500 more votes than Gore in Florida. Some of the blue states in the last election are already flipping to the red column.

DeathFrog3
DeathFrog3

Yes but those viewers are spread out over 50 states so now you are dwindling that number down even further. The fact is most people who watched Olbermann, Maddow, O'Reilly, or Hannity already have their monds made up.

The Olbermann audience had an agenda. I imangine a bunch of far left and far right people with their notebooks out, watching the show.

Middle America is tired of the rhetoric from BOTH sides and want common sense,non-partisan solutions.

Gator
Gator

Come on Allen . . . man up. How long do we have to hear you crying about how mean people are to you?

SMDrPepper
SMDrPepper

Man this train wreck just keeps on rolling, doesn't it?Yes it is very upsetting that Keith is no longer on the air, but to think that it had anything to do with West is laughable. Considering he was rarely mentioned on "Countdown" West once again has an inflated ego. Him and his pet Kaufman have some serious issues with their inflated sense of self.

KennyPowersSays
KennyPowersSays

I predict West will self implode before it is all said and done. He is one tightly wired dude. This leader of the lunatic fringe has been getting more air time and sound bytes , in such a short period of time, than anyone I can recall. His rants seem more attuned to convincing himself of his self worth than his audience. Hopefully, the West supporters keep their West bumper stickers intact, so we can taunt his fan base when the mushroom cloud spews from the top of his head signaling his fall.

therealyaz
therealyaz

Any arrests today? I hope we still have a country when all these wack jobs are done!

The author has no talent
The author has no talent

This is a stupid screech of a blog and you are a liar with your headlines.

Guest
Guest

Thank God it's still a Free Country!

GhostOfMcLovin
GhostOfMcLovin

Huffington Pulp

Virgil Starkwell
Virgil Starkwell

From your mouth to God's ears. Huffington Post was just purchased by AOL for a ton of cash.

You probably never actually read Huffington Post, and if you did, I'd bet you cannot form a coherent argument to support "your rhetoric' that it is liberal.

As Arianna Huffington stated just last week, what makes her a liberal? Why, because she cares about the middle class?

OneTermer
OneTermer

Hope West enjoys his one term, and doesn't do any long lasting damage. But the Democrats need to identify someone other than losers like Ron Klein to take the seat back.

Guest
Guest

I despise West. It was ignorance and apathy that got him where he is. He will hang himself with his own rhetoric. He is a token for the Tea Party movement and very dangerous spewing misinformation and untruths. Olbermann will be on Current TV and will be great.

ontheequator
ontheequator

Keith Olbermann has a new job on Al Gore’s Current TV as an investigative reporter. His job will be to find anyone that watches Current TV. -- Jay Leno

lifelongyankfan
lifelongyankfan

You get the government you deserve. If you didn't work for and support Ron Klein, you deserve this drum major for Nazism.

GhostOfMcLovin
GhostOfMcLovin

I highly doubt that Representative West supports nazism. Idiot. Vitriolic rhetoric.

Guest
Guest

Anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices. – Voltaire

KennyPowersSays
KennyPowersSays

Correct. He is either a closet Fascist or a wannabe Banana Republic dictator.

RealRepublicanNotWhackjob
RealRepublicanNotWhackjob

This guy is one of the most dangerous mentally unstable individuals to come into politics since the 1920s/1930s. G-d save all of us should this wacko continue to serve in government.

hotcitykitty
hotcitykitty

Ya ...way demented...This all started because no one stood up to Bush /Cheney AND McCain..has anyone apologized to Cindy Sheehan...now 11.5 years later...we know..they lied to get USA in a war--How much money has Halliburton has made years- Wall Street on steroid's -Paulson got the bail it- out-no strings attached Why is Holder/Cuomo unwilling to bring charges..Why is wall street giving out even bigger bonuses this year?Why are Oil Corp NOT paying taxes and its OK?Lets face it -middle America is under attack.we need to stand as ONE These people BEND Reality Just watch Fox or listen to West-I think they broadcast from some other planet!I am convinced that the Rep. agenda is to strike at as many ideas as possible and pretend its real...global warming-workers rights-rendition-No due process-all these ideas are being challenged! But a plane hit the Pentagon- and for the first time in history of plane crashes not one single fragment was foundanyway I could go on for ever..Oh the best one the Patriot Act ..its 340 pages was written in response to 9-11..congress only knows how to go on vacation that fast!

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