Allen West on Gross Politicization (Speaking of Which: Why's His Daughter Using the "F" Word?)

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Allen West's opposition to Barack Obama's "draft executive order" continued in his Weekly Wrapup, in which he wrote this:

However, an issue surfaced which could undermine the very fabric of who we are in this constitutional republic.

This week a "draft" Executive Order was leaked that would force any entity competing for a federal government contract to disclose political and third party political organization contributions as part of the "Request for Proposal (RFP)" submission process. I was fortunate to be a part of a joint hearing between the Small Business and Oversight and Government Reform Committees on this issue. Under the pretense of "transparency," this is nothing more than an Obama Administration political maneuver. This represents an onerous intrusion of the Federal Government, but especially President Obama, because political contributions have nothing to do with meeting RFP criteria for services. I find this politicization of federal contracting reprehensible. The White House proves once again it rather play politics than actually govern our nation. These actions make the American people feel our government is untrustworthy.

Oh, come off it. Proof that federal contracts aren't awarded in return for political favors is going to make us trust the government less? The American people are crying out for less transparency? Really?

Speaking of reprehensible politicization, West used his Weekly Wrapup to apologize for not spending more time with his daughters and to explain how he's sacrificed the unity of his family to defend the interests of his country:
This is the last week of school for my oldest daughter, Aubrey Elizabeth. She will be graduating from Archbishop McCarthy and going on to attend Nova Southeastern University to begin her pre-med studies. I just want to take the time to express to all how proud I am of my daughter in this accomplishment. Likewise, my youngest daughter [younger daughter's name excised by NT] will be completing her middle school years and beginning high school next year. And this Sunday [she] has made the decision to be fully baptized.

I have missed many moments in the lives of my daughters due to my commitment to serve my country. My responsibility has been to set the conditions for them to get the best possible education in order to grow and enjoy all the opportunities that our great nation has to offer. My commitment to [my daughters] , and all of your children and grandchildren, is to leave them a far better American than what was left for us, including economic prosperity and unyielding security.

Most of Aubrey's Facebook profile is set to private, but in her "Activities & Interests" section, beneath the heading "Other," she has made these words public:

Nova Southeastern University, The Annoying Orange, Track & Field Jamaica, fuk you and your homo azz swag. u look like a faggg., wanting what you can't have.
I don't want to read too much into this, but Allen West might have a point. Maybe he should spend more time at home.

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CarlyO2
CarlyO2

This story has over 200 comments yet on "most viewed" "most commented" it has been changed to 76 comments. WHY? Seems to me wether you like West (no way) or don't (don't) or if you like Brandon Thorp or not, this story has received more comments than anyone else for a long while. I have been reading the NT for years, like Bob Norman, (miss him) Lisa, Mooney and Thorp very much. I don't believe for a moment any hacking was done and I hope this young lady has learned a valuable lesson. (Hope Daddy West was no harder on her than on himself) Also hope that we will continue to see stories of Thorps. Seems to me he is a good reporter and would be a shame if he is gone.

bbb
bbb

does anyone realize that a facebook page can be hijacked and someone else could have written on it? Knowing this add the fact this girl is NOT your representative to comment on. Writing about this is simply despicable. I believe every representative has family , only the representative himself need be scrutinized and even then with FACTS not fiction. The media needs to police themselves in order to maintain any credibility, outcome ....this writer wont ever be believed again.

DSC
DSC

I have come to the conclusion that any "reporter" that posts twitter posting or facebook quotes as news is either stupid or lazy. If we cared enough about what someone's twitter acct or facebook page had to offer we would go there on our own. Dig deeper and earn the title of reporter, there is no skill in regurgitating social media.  Don't get me wrong, this is directed at all media outlets lately, including network TV. This article just reminded me how irritating this practice has become.

Carlyo2
Carlyo2

Jeez! DSC,  The point is that Daddy West preaches family values and the American Way, etc. The article was about West's latest rant over Obama. At the end he went on about sacrificing the family time to make a better America. West mentions the daughter. The author checked the facebook and noted a very public, ugly remark. Only that and then suggests that West might spend a bit more time with his family. Journalists do research and spend a great deal of time searching information. I have read BK Thorp's aticles for a long while and have always found links and sources listed. More info and fact finding then most journalists and helluva more than West puts into his rants.

KennyPowersII
KennyPowersII

Bye Bye adolescent juvenile behavior and free pass card. Hello adult responsibility and accountability. 18 is the new 21.

Ron
Ron

Feeling a little inept there Bub? Well how about this one: My dad can beat your dad up in fight. How juvenile. I don't know whether to feel sorry for you or to laugh my ass off at you. I'm flattered that you feel the need to try and prove yourself to little ol' me though. To think that I, a truck driver from Texas, one of the unwashed masses can so upset an intellectual powerhouse  such as yourself  is just laughable. Here's a point to ponder "Genius" : I've only worn two uniforms in my entire life, one had U.S.Army stenciled above my heart and the other one had a brass shield above my heart also. How's that labeling working out for you so far?

William
William

Dude, you are stalking his daughter...  Thats sick

Model Citizen
Model Citizen

The extent of Thorpe's commentary on West's daughter was as follows:

"Most of Aubrey's Facebook profile is set to private, but in her "Activities & Interests" section, beneath the heading "Other," she has made these words public:"

One sentence.

No "going after". No "attacking". No "stalking".

Hyperbole is the hallmark of immaturity.

Chaz Stevens
Chaz Stevens

So is cutting the cheese on a full elevator

KennyPowersSays
KennyPowersSays

Maybe it is time for 18 year olds to make the leap from adolescent behavior excuses to adult consequences. 

unowho
unowho

This is something the POS  no morals Rick Stone would use  !!!

Aleric
Aleric

Reaching much?  How about you go and interview his kindergarden teacher to find out if he ever said the word doodie.

Liberal much? 

Pro
Pro

 Thorp and Barton, you are Racist's. You attacked West and his child; both black.

Did you debate using the N=word to describe West and his family?

Chaz Stevens, Genius
Chaz Stevens, Genius

Racist's implies possession.   Do us a favor.   Put down the bible and pick up the book "English for Dummies."

Ron
Ron

 Put aside your hate and try to have a rational discussion. Pick up a copy of "Debate for Dummies". "Genius".

Chaz Stevens
Chaz Stevens

Unowho;

Actually, I own three cars.   Well, two cars and a pickup.   You, on the other hand, well, besides that little 14' boat (do you still have it), own nothing.

However, let's talk about my bicycle.   It's a rather nice bike.   Made in Belgium.   By the Eddy Merckx.  Eddie, as you well know, is the 2nd all time winner of the Tour de France.

And about this bike.   I do ride it around town.   I live a green life.   While I own several vehicles and a boat, I try to keep a carbon neutral footprint.   Hard for me, as I travel a lot these days.   Unlike you, I don't hang out at the local motorcycle biker repair facility (you still work there?).   I'm in Atlanta now, enroute to California.   If you are out that way, give me a ring, we'll have dinner in North Beach.

Just remember Gary, the right to post anonymously does not guarantee the right to remain anonymous.

Or shall I continue to discuss your other "public records"?   Your call homey.

Abouttime83
Abouttime83

Timmy You still delivering newspapers? ....Hey gotta pay for that new bike somehow right? 

Chaz Stevens, Genius
Chaz Stevens, Genius

Actually Ron, my hands are full of copies from last Sunday's Miami Herald.   I was on the front page (B1).

Saw you made it in the paper also.   How's those classified ads selling your extra cases of Monavie working out for you?   You hit the big time yet?

KennyPowersSays
KennyPowersSays

 Now that is a thought that would make a sane person bang their head against the wall.

Pro
Pro

 Hey Eric Barton, when you said you debated about including West's child in the article; was that your attempt to portray yourself as fair and balanced?I see from your twitter profile that you subscribe to an anti West group, but no Pro West groups.Hmmmmm, so you let your personal disdain for West, interfere with any Editorial professionalism on your part.Make it easy, just tell these people that you are Biased and only interested in hurting West and his family regardless of truth content.

Model Citizen
Model Citizen

This isn't news, it's an opinion piece, idiot. 

Pro
Pro

 Thorp, your attack on West's child is pathetic. So you are Gay and an Extreme Left Winger, and your little feelings got hurt by the facebook page that turns out to may not even be hers.

To follow your example, I will find some dirt on your family members and post it for all to see.Let's find out if we can damage your family members reputation's in the same way you damaged West's child. 

Based on the comments section, the majority now see you as a pathetic hack.  

Chaz Stevens, Genius
Chaz Stevens, Genius

You remind me of a feller I once met from South Carolina always bitching about his neighbor who was "a gay".   Perhaps you guys could hook up and swap hate stories around the campfire.

Pro
Pro

 Brandon K Thorp, you pathetic Anal Wart; going after Allen West's children is proof that you are a total scumbag. Now it seems you may have quoted some other child's facebook page mistaking it for West's daughter. Now we know that you are not just a scumbag; you are an incompetent scumbag. I think a very very close look into your family members is justified based on your actions.What dirt will be found and published? Let's find out.

Model Citizen
Model Citizen

Since when does mentioning someone qualify as "going after" or "attacking"? 

Chaz Stevens, Genius
Chaz Stevens, Genius

Have you considered yoga as an alternative form of anger management therapy?

Guest
Guest

If she has any aspirations to be a politician that's pretty much ruined.  Homo??  Fagg??  That could even blacklist her from being hired at a medical facility.  Hell with the word fuk when you dissect what she wrote.  She wants to be a doctor and she broadcasts her feelings toward gays?  What was she thinking.  How'd she get into Nova?  Really, seriously. 

Ron
Ron

 She's expressing herself. Isn't that supposed to ok with you lefties? Don't you guys express you hate and contempt for those on the right all the time? It just keeps getting better with you guys doesn't it? You guys are so transparent in your posts. PC shines through every time.

Chaz Stevens
Chaz Stevens

Ronnie.

You know what....   My name calling and labeling has:

1)   Landed me on the front page of the New Times2)   Won me the 2010 NT Activist of the Year award3)   Landed me on the front page of the Miami Herald4)   A prestigious forensic accounting firmed named a corruption-fighting award after me5)   I am on local talk shows discussing my work6)   Over 100+ articles have been written about me in the press7)   I sent three corrupt politicians to jail8)  My blog had well over 400,000 visitors last year

and soon, very soon,  you'll be able to turn on a national network and watch my interview

So, I will admit, my name calling and labeling is a great success and I'll continue to keep at it.   Don't you agree cum stain?

Chaz Stevens, Genius
Chaz Stevens, Genius

Let me ask you this.  When you go out to dinner and have hotdogs, do you tuck a napkin into your collar?   I'd think a blob of mustard on your KKK uniform would really take away from your professional demeanor.

Ron
Ron

 Hey Chaz the Genius;

Name calling and labeling. Is that the best you can come up with? The "genius" part of your screen name is an epic fail. Thanks for proving my point about the left. Keep up the good work "Genius".

Guest
Guest

Did this reporter do a friend request in order to get this info? 

Model Citizen
Model Citizen

Why don't you read the post and answer your own question? 

Ron
Ron

Right wing nerve? Gee, I thought the children were off limits. Oh, I forgot; only the children of dems are off limits. It's the double standard that strikes the nerve douchebag. Really,really sad that some are so blinded by ideology that they can't see the obvious.

Model Citizen
Model Citizen

The author merely relayed to us a derogatory statement the almost college-aged daughter posted in a public forum.  It's called reporting the truth.  He didn't say anything bad about her and there's no double standard here.  If Barack Obama's daughter posted "Christians are turds" on her facebook page, you dopes would be apoplectic.  Grow the fuck up.

Ron
Ron

 And if Barack Obama's daughter posted  "Christians are turds " or a derogatory statement about any other demographic in a public forum your response would be what?Condemnation? Nice try at deflection though.

Model Citizen
Model Citizen

My response would be the same: don't post inflammatory shit on facebook if you don't want people reading or commenting on it.

Lonedog
Lonedog

Pretty disgusting..the reporter can't write about a real news, so he comes up with attacking a politician's daughter and her personal life. This reporter need to find more suitable employment (burger flipper come to mind),and his employer (handler?) needs to learn the news business. 

Christy
Christy

 What ever happened to:

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

GuntherZorn
GuntherZorn

Wow. Interesting posts tonight. You touched a right wing nerve, Eric.

Dave E
Dave E

And Barack Obama (not a Muslim?) sides with the Palestinians.   

Ron
Ron

Look at what you're writing here lefties: Christo-fascists,bigots,homophobes etc. Where's the tolerance you pride yourselves on. Mr.Thorpe; WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU DOING CHECKING OUT A YOUNG GIRLS FB PAGE? Do you make a habit of looking up other young girls on the internet? FREAK.

TheDogAteHim
TheDogAteHim

 Should NO ONE keep up with what our children are saying, posting, communicating? Clearly, if parents we're watching over them themselves, their pages might at the very least be private.

Nucky Thompson
Nucky Thompson

Don't think that going after West's daughter is fair play at all. Kids can put some total crap on their facebook pages. For example look at this piece of pretentious nonsense. No wonder he is embarrassed to show his face.

http://www.facebook.com/home.p...

Jpeg
Jpeg

Look who is talking about pretentious Nucky? I went to the page, seems pretty clear cut & open to me.

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