Allen West on the Super Committee's Impending Failure: It's Obama's Fault

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Before the 12-member Super Committee announces its failure to agree on how to cut the nation's debt, Rep. Allen West wants to make it clear it's President Obama's fault.

Obama, obviously not a part of the committee, has been West's go-to target for blame on just about everything he doesn't like, whether the president is involved or not.

"President Barack Obama and his administration are to blame for the anticipated failure of the Super Committee," West announced this morning. "He has stood by and done nothing to encourage bipartisanship among this committee. Instead, the president and this administration would rather sit back and watch automatic cuts kick in that will be devastating to our military -- ripping 600 billion dollars from defense in ten years.

"At a time when America's enemies are more emboldened than ever, our military needs to be supported, not shredded," West says.

At first, it looked like West was going to blame the Super Committee itself for not reaching a compromise, saying, "I find it appalling that grown adults can not sit down at a table and find a way to negotiate something so important to the future of this nation."

When West says the president has "stood by and done nothing to encourage bipartisanship among this committee," that's not exactly true, since he called both Republicans and Democrats on the Super Committee to tell them to "get the job done."

West, apparently not paying attention, also called on Obama to introduce legislation to spare the defense budget -- which his Republican counterparts, Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham, are already doing.

He did get a few things right, though:

The American people are sick and tired of Washington, D.C., and there's good reason why. The failure of this Super Committee is an embarrassment to Congress and to the American people. I call upon members of Congress to learn from this failure and realize that the true victims of these partisan antics and political games are the American people.


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John Swetland
John Swetland

He'll win again down there...and deep down...YOU KNOW IT :-).  I have to deal with Brian Higgins up here...never see or hear from him unless the Unions have a parade, or there is a ribbon to cut.  No townhalls, no weekly updates, no local radio shows from which his constitutents can ask direct questions (questions asked civily, not the Liberal way).  Allen West obviosuly scares you...HAHA  GOOD!!!  You obviosuly have no narrative but name calling & sport team bashing (I dont need YOU to tell ME the Bills suck, I live it brother!) Murph & Lois will spend all their pop-can money that they received from folks like you battling each other for the right to get trounced by Mr West.  DONT MAKE ME GO TO THE WEST CAMPAIGN SITE AND SPEND MORE OF MY YANKEE MONEY "D"...I MOST CERTAINLY WILL!!!!!!!

GuntherZorn
GuntherZorn

Spend it, spend it. Give West ALL of your money, loser.

Chaz Stevens, Genius
Chaz Stevens, Genius

>> DONT MAKE ME GO TO THE WEST CAMPAIGN SITE AND SPEND MORE OF MY YANKEE MONEY "D"...I MOST CERTAINLY WILL!!!!!!!

I didn't realize the trucking business payday was Monday...  I'll be damned.

John Swetland
John Swetland

I ((love)) how you Libs hide behind pseudo-names on these comments.  My name is John Swetland, proud Conservative.  The name calling is childish, though not unexpected.  Can you explain how Harry Reid has NOT passed a Constititionally mandadted budget in almost 1000 days?????   THAT, my friends, is DO NOTHING.  Libs do not believe in budgets, they just believe in spending (buying) votes from those who are disengaged politically.  Get ready for the 2012 elections, your side owns this economy, the unemployment, the vast deficit and the unAmerican idiology.  Libs will lose all 3 branches of govt...and just in the nick-of-time.

GuntherZorn
GuntherZorn

Yeah, right. Who names their kid John Swetland? Very funny.

Chaz Stevens, Genius
Chaz Stevens, Genius

>> and just in the nick-of-time.

Agreed!  We need to bomb some more motherfuckers back into the stone age!

Local D
Local D

Nobody cares what you think in upstate New York down here in District 22, Florida.We are tired of Republicans buying our Democracy, fundraising from out of our District, buying our House seats for people who are not from our District, for candidates that don't live in our district and don't represent the interests of our District.The Miami Dolphins kicked your sorry ass Bills this week just like we will do to your precious Allen West.

Maybe you can raise some money for Allen to move to Buffalo cause we don't want him down here.

SMDrPepper
SMDrPepper

You do know that the repubs, specifically the tea baggers, have blocked any possible budget plan?  They refuse to pass anything and it does take congress to pass a budget.

John Swetland
John Swetland

You do know that Reid has the majority in the Senate right??  You do know that the house has 22 jobs bills that are sitting on Reid's desk?  http://cnsnews.com/news/articl...

Why are Libs against a Balanced Budget Amendment???  Why dont they want ANY budget??  Because it would defeat their narrative of giving away the store so people like YOU will continue to vote for them. 

Again with the name calling SMDr...whatever name you hide behind...Still occupying Mom's basement??

Occupy America
Occupy America

Allen West is full of Shit.Democrats have scarified portions on of their positions, yet what have Republicans done?NOTHING.Republicans are immovable in their ideology much like Allen West who if you may recall not so long ago supported cutting the defense department budget.They don't care if the people are hurting they refuse to negotiate or concede on any issue.Allen West is a soldier for the Ultra Rich Right Wing Wonks who want to destroy America at any cost, no at an extreme cost, as long as they profit.Vote this turd out of office.

nanook5
nanook5

someone trying to appear as if they are part of occupy that defends the democrats is full of Shit.Democrats are war criminals and have only made the appearance of stopping austerity and use their constant failures as justifications for re-election.

GuntherZorn
GuntherZorn

Democrats are war criminals? Your memory must be limited to the last three years.

SMDrPepper
SMDrPepper

The Balkans was a United Nations thing.  Yes, we had some military there but it was a UN thing so not quite a Clinton thing.An the Haiti thing is still a humanitarian thing.Sorry, no war crimes here aside from what the Serbs were doing to the Croats.The only recent war crimes would be under Bush jr with his policy on torture.

nanook5
nanook5

SMDrPepper, flew off the handle too fast there...balkans, not grenada..as far as haiti, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O...which was in part a response to killings being committed by haitian agents that were on the CIA payroll. fact...not conspiracy.

SMDrPepper
SMDrPepper

Wow, now I need to know where you learned your facts nanook..First off there was never an attack on Haiti, though there was an earthquake there which I think they sent some troops in for humanitarian aid.  Grenada was an invasion that happened under Reagan, long before Clinton was ever in office.  They even made a movie about it called Heartbreak Ridge circa 1986.

nanook5
nanook5

well i was pretty young but there was haiti & grenada thanks to clinton...it's not like i'm saying republicans aren't war criminals too or whatever.

John Swetland
John Swetland

"Get the job done"???  That's it?? That's good enough for you from the Chief Executive of the United States??  The fact is that Obama is very good at keeping his hands clean of any mess that might be made on the Hill.  He is still voting "present" so that little if any mud lands on his finely tailored Armani suit.   I find it extremely ironic how how call Congressman West out for making Obama his "go-to target for blame on just about everything he doesn't like, whether the president is involved or not".  Isnt your side (and the Campaignor-in-Chief) still blaming Bush for all the ills??  So.....you're fine with Dems continuing to blame a POTUS who has been out of office for almost 3 years, but HOW DARE a standing Congressman blame Obama for anything??  It figures... The whole pretense of a Super Committee is borderline unconstitutional as it is.  Dems/Libs just think the simple answer is to tax the rich more and give it to people who are still asleep in bed, waiting for the govt check to arrive in the mail in a few days.  The govt needs to stop sending these leeches paychecks for being useless.  They need to mail them alarm-clocks.

Chaz Stevens, Genius
Chaz Stevens, Genius

>> Dems/Libs just think the simple answer is to tax the rich more and give it to people who are still asleep in bed, waiting for the govt check to arrive in the mail in a few days.

Your grasp of the economic situation for the disadvantaged is truly moronic at best.

SMDrPepper
SMDrPepper

West and the repubs idea of bipartisanship is give the repubs everything they want and screw everyone else.  Unfortunately, President Obama  has been doing that for a while.The fault is sitting with the repubs an their unwillingness to work with anyone.  They stick with their policy of saying "no" to everything and anything unless it means the rich can get even more breaks.West apparently thinks no one has been paying attention to what is going on.  There are a lot of us who are.

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