South Florida Tea Party: One-Third of Members Want Allen West Replaced, According to Poll

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An internal internet poll from the South Florida Tea Party currently shows that 33 percent of its members support running a new candidate against Rep. Allen West in next year's election due to his vote on the debt deal.

Of course, we should mention this is a highly unscientific polling method, although based on members' conversations of the poll, there seems to be a lot of support for a new Tea Party candidate to run against West in next year's primary election.

With 3,788 votes cast as of around 9 a.m. today, 33 percent say that "they," including West, "voted for a bad bill and need to be replaced."

Still, the majority wants to keep West around, at least for now -- 40 percent responded, "They voted for a bad bill and deserve more chances," and just 23 percent said, "They did the best deal they could." Three percent remained undecided.

Raising the debt ceiling has been a strongly opposed concept in the minds of Tea Party apparatchiks, and headlines that mention West and Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz planning to "link arms" on the debt deal isn't making West any new Tea Party pals.

There is interesting discourse taking place on the South Florida Tea Party website about what should be done with West -- one says West's support of the debt plan is "one of the fastest corruptions I've seen in my adult life," another says it would be "crazy" to drop support for West, some are delving into political history, and at least one says he or she likes West, at least in part, because he's "handsome."

West has been called a Tea Party "defector" by a national Tea Party organization, and three Tea Party groups -- the Tea Party Express, Tea Party Nation, and United West -- have threatened finding opponents to run against West in next year's primary in response to the congressman's support of raising the debt deal.

That's what led West to identify the "schizophrenia" of the Tea Party:

"If the folks who one minute they're saying that I'm their 'Tea Party hero' and what, three or four days later I'm a 'Tea Party defector' -- that kind of schizophrenia, I'm not going to get involved in it," West said last week on Laura Ingraham's radio show.

He seems to still have a majority of the support from the local Tea Party folks, but the loss of the national support -- and possibly the national cash -- could pose major problems for West next year.


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stuss12
stuss12

Allen West would have my vote any time.

Emmanuel Etchells-Ayre
Emmanuel Etchells-Ayre

The Latin for Left is the Word SINISTER,and the Democrats are SINISTER ... throughout the debacle over the debt ceiling,they have lied,schemed,twisted and spun a web of deceit that is satanic in it's fervor.And all led by Bumbling Barry and his brainless minions!

As for Allen West's vote on the bill?I believe he voted strategically,to fight from within,strategy needs to be planned and carefully executed,it gives the Republicans a fighting chance to rectify what the SINISTER Democrats started way back.

There has been " Satis Eloquentiae,Sapientiae Parum " from the SINISTER's,as is what you would expect from those with very little brain power,because only the brain dead would dismantle what the Patriots of the War of Independence fought and died for,FREEDOM,LIBERTY and JUSTICE !

Kay Austin
Kay Austin

Hello tea party in florida I am not from Fa. but I know a good person when I see and hear one..and anyone who would go against Allen  West  is stupid he proves himself worhty of your support every time he speaks.. I wish I lived in his district I would be out campagining for him ..God Bless Allen West. Hope you people wise up . Kay Austin kingston Pa.

Virgil Starkwell
Virgil Starkwell

West is stuck between an organization of fucktards and a hard place. As more and more of the teatards abandon him, he'll have no choice politically but to try and appeal to moderates.

The problem for the Colonel there is that he has already burned his bridges with independents by displaying his batshit-best behavior during the last year.

When you're not batshit enough for the teatards, and you've already alienated the normal people, you're fucked.

Politically speaking...

AlanRandell
AlanRandell

I just paid $ 23.86 for an iPhone and my girlfriend loves her Dell laptop that we got for $ 38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 42 inch LED TV to my boss for $ 665 which only cost me $ 62,81 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from, GrabPenny.com

SMDrPepper
SMDrPepper

Heres a better idea, why dont we just get rid of the tea baggers all together?  I'm pretty sure their corporate masters have enough of a say in Washington. 

Chaz Stevens, Genius
Chaz Stevens, Genius

Hey Matt.

No worries about the unscientific polling...

As we all know, schooling, in particular reading, writing, and arithmetic, isn't the forte of the Tea Party folk.

Now, when it comes to quotin' scripture, they are your goto people.

Chaz Stevens, Genius
Chaz Stevens, Genius

Well Kay.

With everyone moving out of Florida because of it being a shit hole, come on down.  We have plenty of room for another moron like yourself.

Jasmine
Jasmine

Why not gas all of the people on food stamps, unemployment and medicaid? Problem solved.

Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill

Chaz, you should really rethink your analogy of the Tea Party folk.  Unlike your limited knowledge, they don't embrace an ideology that has proven time and again throughout history that it does not work.  If you are the genius you advertise yourself to be, one would think you might have come across these historical details in your "well-read" lifetime.  And from a spiritual perspective, if better read, you might have come across the correlation that the farther a civilization distanced themselves from God, the sooner their demise.   Freedom cannot survive without virtue.  It appears to me that you are more of a "useful idiot" who is earmarked for the 6th and 9th circles of hell.

Carmine
Carmine

I always enjoy clowns like chaz. The democratic party; the party of the poor, stupid and unsuccessful and whining that the rich have all of the money, trying to make the case that the successful people in the country are stupid and uneducated. It's such a delusional position that it's downright comical.

SMDrPepper
SMDrPepper

Well its about time someone finally came out from behind the tea bag curtain and show how they really are.

Chaz Stevens, Genius
Chaz Stevens, Genius

I have a four year old daughter and one of the key things I have taught her is "never judge a man by the color of his skin or the cut of his suit".  Being a wonderful parent, I also know how important it is to teach the little ones the life lessons of empathy for others.

Apparently, obviously, and quite sadly, no one bothered to teach you the same lessons.

Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill

You nailed it, Carmine.  They are envious but not in a good way.  They want what you have without staking their own claim in life or earning their way.  They are parasites, the non-producers; they create nothing but chaos.  Our politicians are much the same way.  They live off entitlements too and produce nothing but chaos.  Carmine, they can't survive without us.  Have you read Atlas Shrugged?  We should do just that as in Atlas Shrugged.  Bring them to their knees.  I for one am tired of supporting these cry babies.

GuntherZorn
GuntherZorn

Besides, the poor, stupid, unsuccessful and whiney is one hell of a large constituency. Lots of overlap too with the baggers, most of whom don't appear to be too rich, intelligent, successful or satisfied.

Chaz Stevens, Genius
Chaz Stevens, Genius

One other point.

The absolutely most amazingly intelligent person I have ever met in my life didn't have two nickels to rub together and before you get all wonky about me being an idiot, in my job I happen to have the sheer pleasure of working with some of the brightest minds on the planet...  Google "4800 Oak Grove Drive" for an idea of where my office was...So to think that stealing money, or being a hedge fund manager, or having Daddy give you cash makes you a better person in life, you are obviously as shallow as most of us imagine you to be.

See Carmine...  When you are bereft on any moral redeeming values (say like yourself), all you can measure yourself by is your checking account.

Oscar Wilde, Charlie Parker - both died poor.  Dwight Eisenhower - not much of a pot to piss in.  Ghandi another broke mother fucker. All folks that we'll be talking about long after that bitch to the F1 motorsports estate is dead and gone.

Virgil Starkwell
Virgil Starkwell

Hey Carmine:

Structurally, your comment read like it was written by a 7th grader. Thus, I wouldn't be throwing that "stupid" word around.

P.S.  I assure you that many on the left are financially successful, so you might want to stop generalizing. It would be akin to me arguing that all eye-talians are as dumb as you.

Chaz Stevens, Genius
Chaz Stevens, Genius

If being wealthy is a measure of success, where does Scott Rothstein stand in the list?

nanook5
nanook5

seriously winston, you'd have to be living in a cave or just flat out lying to be able to act like this. what do you think all these budget debates result in? CUT ss, medicare, hud, foreclosure aid, cut foodstamps, wic, cut everything poor people rely on, and the rich keep getting richer from government welfare in the forms of tax cuts, subsidies, and contracting that only get bigger as the years go on. what else do you call that but stealing from the poor? look at the stock market (today or anytime in the last 4 years), nobody is creating wealth, they're merely printing money to keep pumping the markets as the debt piles up on poor taxpayers.

Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill

You truly can't be saying that the wealthy are stealing from the poor?  I can't believe how jaded you are that you can't see the truth.  God save America.

nanook5
nanook5

begone, class warfare troll

Virgil Starkwell
Virgil Starkwell

Anyone who views the country and it's problems solely through the narrow prism of left/ right or Republican/Democrat is an utter moron.

Apparently, that is what you do, "Carmine".

GuntherZorn
GuntherZorn

Seriously, Carmine, you don't believe that. If you are capable of reading then you know it is the republicans who cut education funding, making it nearly impossible for the former middle class to obtain a higher education. Either that or you are one of the stupid.

Carmine
Carmine

Yes, the democrats have made sure that an entire generation of Americans are lazy and poorly educated. But even those people will eventually realize that if they want a job, they're going to have to smarten up.

Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill

It's not immoral to be successful.  Nor is it immoral to be wealthy.  What's immoral is when someone else feels entitled to someone else's success and wealth.  Quite plainly, it's stealing, which is immoral.  If poor is where you want to be, then learn to be happy with it.  If you decide to be poor, no one else should have to suffer "your" consequences, Karl Marx.

Carmine
Carmine

I didn't say you were an idiot. I didn't say that all rich people are smart, or that if you're not rich you must be stupid. Those are your delusions. But the notion that the party of the poor is somehow intellectually superior to the party of the successful is nothing but delusion. I'd rather have a marginally intelligent guy who works his butt off to get ahead on my side than some overeducated slug who spends his days telling everyone how smart he is. Your value to society is minimal.

If you actually have intelligence you don't have to put it in your screen name. It should be apparent.

Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill

You are so screwed up, Chaz; I can't believe it.  Wealthy is just the effect of success.  The fact that someone can effectively use their talents to produce and create a good is the success.  This, obviously, is a concept you just haven't figured out yet.  I know you.  You feel success should be punished and failure/sloth should get a Nobel Peace Prize.  What kind of world would this become if we continued to reward and embrace mediocrity.  We'd all be like Chaz.

Chaz Stevens, Genius
Chaz Stevens, Genius

My lack of achievements?  hahahahahahaahah...

You'd be hard pressed to find another private individual anywere who has more of a profound impact on their local government.

Carmine
Carmine

Lawyers are usually Democrats, so you'll have to try harder.

Another amusing position. What is success to you, the ability to convince yourself that you're superior despite your lack of achievements?

Winston Churchill said it best:

“If you're not a liberal at twenty you have no heart, if you're not a conservative at forty you have no brain.”If you're 20 you get a pass.

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